The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC

The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC

The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC handles automotive, pharmaceutical, and other product centered and negligence cases.

And So It Begins...Man Killed While in Self-Driving, Autopilot Mode

Yesterday, the national media reported that NHTSA opened an investigation into what is considered the first death of a person in an automobile while in self-driving or autonomous mode. On May 7, 2016, a man was traveling eastbound on US Highway 27 in Florida in his Tesla automobile that was in autopilot or self-driving mode. A tractor-tailer with a white trailer was turning onto the highway. Reports suggest that the automobile's autopilot crash avoidance technology was unable to distinguish between the white trailer and the sky and therefore did not apply the brakes and hit the trailer at full highway speed. 

The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm is at the forefront of so-called self-driving automobiles and their crash avoidance technologies. If you or a loved one have been injured in an automobile, contact us. We may be able to help. 

Sources: New York Times, Washington Post, and Forbes

AAJ Asks Julian C. Gomez to Teach Its Fire, Explosion, and Electrocution Product Liability Course

The American Association for Justice ("AAJ"), the world's largest trial lawyers bar, has asked Julian C. Gomez to teach its fire, explosion, and electrocution product liability continuing legal education course at their annual convention in Los Angeles, California this July. AAJ's member attorneys come from across the globe to AAJ's annual convention to learn best practices, innovative techniques, and cutting edge tactics. 

"I am humbled and honored to be have been invited to share what I have learned," said Julian. "These cases are complex and I hope that I am able to help other attorneys make their clients' lives better."

This is the seventh time AAJ has asked Julian to teach one of its continuing legal education courses. Julian is the immediate past chairman of AAJ's Product Liability Section, the largest association of plaintiffs product liability attorneys in the U.S. Since 2002, Julian has dedicated his professional career to helping injured families hurt by corporate defendants. 

If you or a family member have been hurt, burned, or killed in any type of fire, explosion, or electrocution, call the Julian C. Gomez Law Firm at (956) 682-6959. We help both attorneys and victims from across the globe and we may be able to help you. 

This Year Marks the 148th Memorial Day

This year marks the 148th Memorial Day. On Memorial Day, we honor and remember those military service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their life while serving in our Armed Services.  

In honor and memoriam of those men and women, the US Army lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Memorial Day. 

McAllen Education Foundation Awards Scholarships to Seven MISD Achieve Early College High School Students

On behalf of the McAllen Education Foundation, Julian C. Gomez presented seven McAllen Independent School District Achieve Early College High School students with MEF scholarships. "It was a true honor," said Gomez. "These students have worked very hard, earned our support, and going to make people's lives better."

MISD's Achieve Early College High School blends traditional high school with college into one program and allows students to earn and graduate with a high school diploma and college associates degree. MEF is a not-for-profit charity independent of the MISD with its own board of directors. MEF's mission is to foster excellence and enhance educational opportunities through innovative teaching grants, professional learning, and student scholarships.

Were People Senselessly Injured and Killed in the Bus Crash Because of a Product Liability Defect?

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of those affected by the OGA Charter bus crash in Webb County, Texas. The Associated Press is reporting that the bus only had seatbelts in the first row. The remaining rows had no seatbelts. If this is true, not only might there have been negligence, but the bus may have had a product liability defect.

Product liability defect cases can present unique and complex issues. Julian C. Gomez has years of experience successfully litigating vehicle product liability cases. His experience and knowledge led him to serve as the chairman of the largest product liability plaintiffs' attorney bar in the country. If you or someone close to you was affected by this tragedy or if you have any questions, please call us at 956-682-6959 or contact us via the Contact Page on our website. 

Takata Recalls 69 Million Airbag Inflators. Are You One of the 69 Million?

On May 4, 2016, Takata agreed to recall up to an additional 40 million airbag inflators. This brings the total to approximately 69 million recalled airbag inflators. The Takata recall is the largest recall in American history. Takata use ammonium nitrate to create an explosion to inflate their airbags. In hot and humid environments, the ammonium nitrate degrades. When the degraded ammonium nitrate explodes to inflate the airbag, the metal canister housing the airbag shatters shooting metal shrapnel into occupants. Numerous injuries and deaths have been reported. Because of the number of vehicles affected, the fix is not expected until 2019.  Fourteen automobile manufactureres are now affected and countless models.  

To make sure you and your family are not at risk, find your vehicle's Vehicle Identification Number or VIN. The VIN is a 17 digit code of letters and numbers that can be found on the inside of the driver side door panel on a sticker or in the lower left hand corner of the windshield below your inspection sticker on a metal placard. You will have to go outside the vehicle to see it through the windshield. Take a picture of the VIN or write it down. Then click on the button below to go to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. Enter your VIN and NHTSA will let you know if your vehicle is affected. 

If you have any questions, please contact us via the Contact Page on our website. We are happy to help.