OpenJurist

Mass Tort Law Lawyers In Mumford Texas

Mumford is an unincorporated community in Robertson County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area. Its elevation is 259 feet (79 m), and it is located at 30°44′4″N 96°33′54″W / 30.73444°N 96.565°W / 30.73444; -96.565 (30.7343621, -96.5649690). Although Mumford is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 77867; the ZCTA for ZIP Code 77867 had a population of 176 at the 2000 census. Located on the eastern bank of the Brazos River, the community is named for an early resident of the area, Jesse Mumford, who established a ferry over the Brazos in the vicinity in 1855. A post office was established in Mumford in 1878, and the community continued to expand through the rest of the nineteenth century. Its fortunes declined after a devastating flood in 1899, which destroyed most of the community; Mumford never attained its pre-flood prosperity. Some businesses remain in the community, which also includes a post office, an elementary school (part of the Mumford Independent School District), and a cemetery.

What is mass tort law?

A mass tort is a civil action involving numerous plaintiffs against one or a few corporate defendants. The tort may involve, for example, personal injuries suffered by numerous plaintiffs as a result of a defective product, or a mass disaster in which there were many injured persons, such as an airplane crash, or exposure of a large group of people to toxic chemicals or pharmaceuticals.

Answers to mass tort law issues in Texas

In certain kinds of cases, lawyers charge what is called a contingency fee. Instead of billing by the hour, the...

Because of the health problems caused by lead poisoning, the federal Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction...

Property owners may be liable for tenant health problems caused by exposure to environmental hazards, such as...

In general, mass tort cases involve a large number of individual claimants with claims associated with a single...

Federal court opinions concerning mass tort law in Texas