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  • A Case of Fatal 'Distracted' Driving

    Criminal Defense

    An 18-wheeler struck a family's vehicle from behind on Interstate 45 killing a child in the backseat. The truck driver was not paying attention to the stopped traffic. The investigation performed by Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP revealed the driver was hosting an unauthorized passenger with a dubious background.
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  • A Case of Fatal Medical Malpractice

    Personal Injury

    A doctor improperly introduced a trocar into an Iowa woman's abdomen, severing her vena cava and causing fatal blood loss. Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP employed multiple medical experts to not only show the doctor's negligence, but also proved the doctor's actions were so forceful, they caused multiple injuries to the woman's vein.
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  • Auto Defect Results in Wrongful Death of Driver

    Personal Injury

    Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP represented the family of a man who died in a car accident because his vehicle lost the ability to steer. The auto-manufacturer was forced to recall thousands of vehicles due to the problem.
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  • The Slip & Fall That Results in Death

    Personal Injury

    An elderly woman broke her neck and subsequently died after a fall at an upscale chain restaurant. Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP found former employees of the establishment who confirmed that management knew of the dangerous condition and ignored multiple warnings to fix the hazard.
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  • The Slumlord Case: Accidents on Property

    Personal Injury

    A mother died from carbon monoxide poisoning from the faulty installation of her apartment's hot water heater. Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP investigated the case and found the apartment complex had failed to use a licensed plumber and had failed to acquire a city permit for the installation as required by ordinance. As part of the settlement, the firm required installation of carbon monoxide detectors in all apartment units.
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  • The So-Called 'Bad Case'

    Personal Injury

    A Nebraska driver was turned away by three personal injury lawyers because the police report showed him to be at fault for running into the back of an 18-wheeler at night. Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP listened carefully to the man's story and took his case. After significant investigation, the firm learned the 18-wheeler had stalled due to maintenance issues and the disabled vehicle had no lights or warning devices available. The commercial truck was unable to pass a D.O.T. (Department of Transportation) inspection. The trucking company accepted responsibility for the accident.
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  • Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance

    Criminal Defense

    Client was a habitual offender who was facing a minimum of 25 years in prison and up to life. We got charges reduced and client was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
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  • Driving While Intoxicated at .22 BAC (Almost Triple the Legal Limit)

    DWI Defense

    Dallas County

    Chris's client had been to a bachelorette party and was heading home going 30 mph over the speed limit when she passed an officer. She agreed to take all of the field sobriety tests, and the officer said she failed them. She was arrested. The officer requested a breath test and she agreed to one at the jail. The results showed that she was nearly three times above the legal limit.

    At trial, Chris was able to get the officer to admit that his client looked very good on the field tests and was able to discredit much of the officer's more damaging testimony. Through Chris's skilled representation, he was able to keep the breath test results from being admitted into evidence.

    The jury found Chris's client "Not Guilty" of DWI. After trial, the jurors were curious about the breath test score. When told that the results were nearly triple the legal limit, the jurors were convinced that the machine was inaccurate. Each juror said that their decision would have been the same even if the results would have been admitted into evidence.

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  • Charge of Assault & Family Violence in Collin County

    Criminal Defense

    Chris's client was accused of beating up his fiancé, although he is the one who called the police. When the police arrived, they spoke with our client for less than five minutes before talking to his fiancé. After speaking with the fiancé for more than half an hour, our client was arrested for Assault/Family Violence. During the second day of trial, and after being caught in an abundance of lies by Chris Lewis, the District Attorney's Office made the decision that they could no longer support her testimony, and they dismissed the case.
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  • Case of the Misplaced Towel

    Personal Injury

    A towel was left inside a patient's abdomen during surgery. The doctor and nurses improperly used a towel without radiopaque markers which can be seen on x-ray. Through cross-examination of witnesses, Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP revealed an arrogant surgeon who refused to leave open the possibility he made a mistake; this failure resulted in the towel not being discovered and causing a life-threatening infection.
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  • Construction Defect Results in Collapse of Balcony

    Personal Injury

    A young female professional broke her neck when she fell through the posts of a second floor balcony. The balcony construction did not meet city code requirements and no permits were acquired for the construction of the balcony. Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP acquired an internet blog post detailing the owner's admission of liability. The Defendant was under-insured. Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP secured personal assets of the Defendant in addition to his insurance policies.
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  • Fatal Hit-and-Run

    Personal Injury

    A 6-year-old boy walking through a cross-walk ahead of his mother who was pushing a stroller was struck and killed by a hit and run driver. Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP creatively pursued various insurance policies to maximize the family's recovery following this tragic loss.
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  • Lack of Communication in Medical Malpractice Case

    Personal Injury

    A 39-year-old father of two young children died from fentanyl overdose after a doctor prescribed a pain relief patch which was contra-indicated for this patient. Through deposition testimony, Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP proved a catastrophic miscommunication between the physicians and the hospital staff which allowed this patient to go home with the patch still affixed to his body.
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  • Overworked Truck Driver Causes Rear-End Wreck

    Personal Injury

    The driver of a public transportation vehicle fell into a micro-sleep just before rear-ending a vehicle in stop and go traffic on the highway. Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP gathered video evidence from the North Texas Transportation Authority and other sources to provide real time images of the accident and the driver. The firm also researched the Defendant driver's work history to show how the driver was overworked and not allowed to take necessary breaks to avoid fatigue.
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  • Pharmaceutical Error Results in Needless Death of Young Cancer Patient

    Personal Injury

    A child cancer survivor was sent home following his last therapeutic dose of chemotherapy with an improperly mixed bag of intravenous fluids. The child died from a magnesium sulfate overdose. Rob Crain investigated the case and discovered the software used by the pharmacist to calculate the mixture was improperly calibrated. Mr. Crain also proved that the gross amount of magnesium should have been detected by the pharmacist.
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  • Pit Bull Attack That Should Never Have Happened

    Personal Injury

    A man lost a significant portion of his nose, among other injuries, after a pit bull attacked him. The investigation revealed the dog had previously been declared a "Dangerous Animal" by local authorities. Cross-examination of the dog-owner revealed an unsympathetic and irresponsible owner who failed to follow the stringent requirements of keeping such an animal.
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  • Rob Crain Commissions a Functional Model for Trial

    Personal Injury

    A 70,000 lb. wall panel fell on a construction worker due to a crane operator and ground workers not properly communicating. Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP re-engineered the accident site through computer animation and by building a scaled, operational model of the crane. The re-enactment showed precisely how the sequence of events occurred in this wrongful death case.
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  • Taking the Tough Cases

    Personal Injury

    A step-daughter was sexually abused by her step-father throughout her formative years. The child's mother was aware of the abuse and ignored her calls for help. Rob Crain accepted representation when other lawyers declined to help. Cross-examination of the mother brought a pivotal moment to the case when she emotionally recounted the step-father's admission of the abuse.
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  • Truck Accident Results in Catastrophic Injuries

    Personal Injury

    The driver of an 18 -wheeler fell asleep before crashing into the back of a vehicle stopped for construction on Highway 75 in North Texas. The victim suffered a serious brain injury and multiple orthopedic fractures. Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP acquired the 18-wheeler's toll receipts from multiple states to show that the truck driver lied about how long he had been driving prior to the accident.
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  • Wayward Delivery Truck Driver

    DWI Defense

    A delivery driver improperly veered into an adjacent lane on Interstate 35 causing an 18-wheeler to avert through the center median and cross into oncoming traffic. The 18-wheeler collided head-on with another 18-wheeler causing the deaths of both drivers. The delivery driver did not stop and denied causing the accident. Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP conducted more than 45 depositions and proved the delivery driver not only lied about his whereabouts at the time of the accident but also uncovered a positive drug test secretly taken hours after the accident.
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  • When Trucking Companies Ignore Safety

    Personal Injury

    An 18-wheeler careened off a highway median and slammed into a car stopped in traffic on Interstate 35 killing the driver of the car. Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP immediately secured access to the 18-wheeler. Through their team of investigators and accident engineers, the firm was able to prove the truck's brakes were compromised and the trucking company's maintenance program did not follow industry standards.
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  • Wrong-Way Drunk Driver

    Personal Injury

    A young woman returning from a movie suffered broken legs from a collision with a wrong-way driver on a Texas highway. The driver was underage and intoxicated following an evening of drinking at a nearby restaurant and bar. Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP worked closely with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission sharing information the firm's investigators discovered after tracking down previously unknown witnesses.
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  • Intoxication Manslaughter & Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

    DWI Defense

    75% less prison time than the State was asking for following a jury trial.

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  • Forcing Companies to Do the Right Thing

    Personal Injury

    A young mother died in a single car accident. She was driving home after attending a mandatory company function where alcohol was a significant part of the day-long festivities. As part of the negotiations, Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP fought alongside the family to require the company to offer and pay for hotel rooms for all attendees in the future.
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  • Improper Training of Employees

    Personal Injury

    A woman suffered facial burns from a laser at a micro-dermabrasion clinic. Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP investigated the clinic and found the technicians were not properly trained. The firm also provided information to the state agency which was underfunded and understaffed to regulate these new establishments.
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  • Driving While Intoxicated & Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon

    Criminal Defense

    Dallas County

    Chris's client was pulled over after a concerned citizen called 911 and informed the authorities that the client had driven his truck into a brick wall of a business in a strip mall center. Chris's client had left the scene but was pulled over a short distance later. He refused to cooperate with any of the field sobriety tests and was arrested. The officers searched his truck and found a pistol in the center console. Although the client had a concealed handgun license, Texas law makes it illegal for anyone to carry a handgun while intoxicated.

    During trial, the officer testified that Chris's client exhibited the normal signs of intoxication: slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and unsteady balance, as well as the unusual action of driving his truck into a wall. Through cross-examination of the 911 caller and the officer, and calling other witnesses to the stand to testify, Chris was able to show the jury what really happened and that the testimony of the government's witnesses was grossly exaggerated.

    The jury took less than 30 minutes to find Chris's client "Not Guilty" of the DWI charge. After trial, the charge for unlawfully carrying a weapon was dismissed.

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  • Charge of Indecency with a Child in Collin County

    Criminal Defense

    Chris's client was accused of exposing himself to a girl who was with her mother in the fitness center of an apartment complex. After three days of testimony, hearing testimony from many witnesses, and reviewing security footage from the fitness center, this Collin County jury deliberated and found our client "Not Guilty" of the charges against him.
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  • Conspiracy to Commit Visa Fraud

    Criminal Defense

    Federal Court - Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division

    Chris's client, an accountant for an information technology consulting company, was charged with conspiracy to commit visa fraud. He and several other defendants were accused of conspiring to misuse the H-1B visa for their own financial gain. The government alleged that our client conspired to recruit foreign workers with computer experience who wanted to work in the United States and then refused to pay them until the workers were placed with a third-party and only when the third-party company had paid our client's company. The government alleged that this was a scheme that would provide the conspirators with a labor pool of inexpensive, skilled foreign workers who could be used on an "as needed" basis.

    This scheme is known as "benching" and has been defined by the Department of Labor as "workers who are in nonproductive status due to a decision by the employer, such as lack of work." The client and others were charged with actively recruiting H-1B workers and then "benching" them.

    Chris's client faced up to 10 years in a federal prison. After considerable diligence and a lot of hard work, Chris was able to get all charges dismissed.

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  • Conspiracy to Manufacture and Deliver Methamphetamine

    Criminal Defense

    Federal Court - Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division

    Chris's client was accused of conspiring with more than 30 other defendants to sell methamphetamine across North Texas over a seven year period. The client ultimately pled guilty to the offense, and the government contended he was responsible for distributing more than 22 kilograms of methamphetamine during that time.

    He faced over 24 years in federal prison.

    Chris challenged the amount of drugs attributable to his client and made the case at the sentencing hearing for his client to receive a lesser sentence. The judge agreed with Chris and the client received a 44% reduction in his sentence.

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  • Sexual Assault Charge in Navarro County

    Criminal Defense

    Chris's client and an acquaintance were both charged with sexually assaulting a woman they had met at a bar in Navarro County. The co-defendant was previously tried and convicted of the sexual assault by the time the case made it to trial. The co-defendant received prison time. Due in large part to the alleged victim's inconsistent and erratic testimony during two days of cross-examination by Chris Lewis, our client was offered a Class C Misdemeanor (same as a traffic ticket) during the third day of his jury trial. Our client was facing 2-20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. He ended up accepting the State's plea offer on the misdemeanor and paid a small fine.
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