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August 2015 - Simien & Simien, LLC

Abandoned Oil Wells Causing Environmental Damage

Abandoned, old oil wells in and around Texas and Louisiana are beginning to wreak havoc on the environment. In Fort Stockton, Texas, a cluster of old oil test wells have led to water spilling from deep aquifers. The pools of water have produced dead vegetation within a 30-foot radius. Since

Simien & Simien Opens New Location in New Iberia, Louisiana

Simien & Simien is excited to announce that the law firm has opened a new office location in New Iberia, Louisiana. Located at 424 West Main Street, the office opened in early August. Our newest attorney, Ashley E. Philen, will be the main point person at the New Iberia office.

Ashley E. Philen Recognized as One of the Top Attorneys in the Nation

Simien & Simien is proud to announce that Ashley E. Philen has been recognized as one of the top attorneys in the nation by Worldwide Registry. Candidates are selected by a Research Committee based on the individual’s prior experience, past accomplishments and awards. Philen is being recognized for her dedication,

Millions of Americans Admit to Drunk Driving

Despite knowing that driving while intoxicated is wrong, millions of Americans admit to doing so in a recent survey issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The survey reveals that 4.2 million Americans admit that they have driven drunk in the past 30 days, which is approximately two percent

1.4 Million Chrysler Cars Recalled for Security Flaw

Fiat Chrysler is recalling approximately 1.4 million vehicles after an article in Wired revealed that a Jeep Cherokee could be hacked remotely. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating the cyber attack and recall of the vehicles. Questions on how the NHTSA will handle cybersecurity threats have continued to mount

What to Do if Your Child is Hurt in a School Bus Accident

Though school buses seem safe – after all they are large and typically drive slow – school buses are just as prone to accidents as cars. Children ride on a school bus twice a day, five days a week and are often involved in accidents that cause injury or death.