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Freight train hits bus in Biloxi, kills 4

  Senior citizen casino outing turns deadly. A bus carrying  a group of senior citizens was struck by a freight train Tuesday afternoon in Biloxi, Mississippi. The charter bus was holding 48 passengers  and was enroute to a nearby casino when it got stuck trying to cross a railroad track. During that time, a CSX


Florida radio host interviews Attorney Matthew Shaffer; reflects on Deepwater Horizon disaster

  Radio talk show host -Rick Outzen-  is known in Pensacola for his extensive coverage of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the victims and families who were affected by it, including SMSH client- Blair Manuel. After catching sight of SMSH’s news release on the Deepwater Horizon movie and the remembrance of client Blair Manuel and his family, it


Why El Faro’s Limitation of Liability Complaint Will Likely Fail

On September 29, 2015, the S.S. El Faro set sail from Jacksonville, Fl. in a final voyage that ended in the death of all 33 crewmembers. Anticipating costly litigation from the families affected by this tragedy, the ship’s owner, Tote Maritime, filed a Limitation of Liability complaint with a federal court in Florida. Maritime attorney Matthew


2 Students Killed in Houston School Bus Accident

Two students died in a Houston school bus accident Tuesday morning on the 610 Loop. Two other students and the bus driver were also injured. According to the Houston Police Department, the Houston Independent School District bus careened off an overpass after being hit by another vehicle on the eastbound frontage road of the South


$1.192M Jury Verdict Won for Injured Worker Against Chevron Phillips Chemical

Personal injury lawyer Jonathan Harris, along with Adam J. Rosenfeld, won a $1,192,000 jury verdict against Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, L.P. on behalf of their injured client, Kenneth Thorns. Prior to the trial, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, L.P. offered $250,000 to settle the case. Thorns rejected the settlement offer. Thorns’ lawsuit arose from a defective condition


New Verdicts, Settlements & Cases Filed at SMSH

At SMSH, we measure success by what we’re able to achieve for our clients. We are pleased and honored to share several recent wins for accident victims we represent, as well as information about recent cases that have been filed by our firm. $1.192M jury verdict for injured plant worker Jonathan Harris, along with Adam


2-year-old Injured By Poorly Secured Store Display

On March 15, 2015, our client’s 2-year-old daughter was looking at a display inside a MetroPCS store when a display stand that was not properly secured fell on top of the toddler, causing severe bodily injuries. Our client drove her daughter to the nearest hospital, and there they had to life-flight her to a children’s


Apartment Complex Gas Grill Causes Burn Injuries

On Sept. 13, 2014, our client was using a gas grill at her apartment complex. She lit the gas grill, walked away, turned around and it was out. She hit the button to light it again and a fireball engulfed her legs. The re-ignition caused the propane gas that was not allowed to dissipate —


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