As the holiday season concludes, there have been more and more mentions in the media of alcohol related car accidents. The holiday season seems to lower people’s inhibitions, and some lose their head when it comes to alcohol consumption. While celebrating with a few drinks is every American’s right, it most certainly becomes a problem […]Read More
It is important for all North Texans to know how to avoid a car accident in icy weather by learning how to drive in these conditions. In North Texas, you can sometimes be surprised with ice and snow storms while you are driving. These sudden bad weather conditions can leave you navigating your way home […]Read More
Settling a personal injury claim for a minor is different from settling a claim for an adult because a minor cannot sign a contract, which is why there is need for a Guardian Ad Litem. As a result, the courts use what is called a friendly suit to resolve settlements involving minor children. A Friendly […]Read More
One in six Americans becomes ill with a foodborne illness each year. When we purchase food and beverages, whether at a restaurant or to cook at home, we assume that it is safe for us and our families to consume. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are 128,000 hospitalizations […]Read More
What comes to mind when one thinks of an accident with injuries involved? And what comes to mind when one thinks of attorneys? The thoughts, on either count, are probably not happy ones. However, accidents with injuries often require assistance from a competent attorney. When there is an injury caused by the negligence of another […]Read More
In Texas, if someone is driving while intoxicated (DWI) and causes an accident, they could be looking at possible charges of Intoxication Assault, or at worst, Intoxication Manslaughter. Whether one be arrested for either of these charges, or even the victim of one of these crimes, it is important to hire a firm that knows […]Read More
Confidentiality and candor with your attorney is necessary whether it be a personal injury case, a criminal case, or any case at all. More and more often, individuals today are finding that they require the services of an attorney. Across a variety of legal issues, attorneys are being utilized as a tool to help get […]Read More
Auto and Trucking accidents continue to be one of the leading causes of death in America. A majority of serious accidents can be linked to the following causes. Automobile Accident Causes: Driver Inattention (Cell Phone Use) Fatigue Impaired Driving Speeding Aggressive Driving Adverse weather conditions However, keeping the above causes in mind, there are simple […]Read More
If you own a motorcycle, it is important to make sure you have adequate insurance coverage. Sure you’re excited about the warm Texas weather but before you hit the road, just as you have for your other vehicles, make sure you have proper insurance coverage for your motorcycle too. Many motorcycle owners and drivers are unaware […]Read More
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Denton County, Inc. is a volunteer-based non-proﬁt organization serving the Denton County area. CASA volunteers are appointed by the court to serve as advocates for abused or neglected children removed from their homes by Child Protective Services (CPS). These volunteers investigate and monitor a child’s situation while in alternative […]Read More
It is important for dog owners to recognize aggressive behaviors in their pets so that they can help prevent their dog from biting or attacking someone else. Dogs will generally give subtle signals of anxiety or discomfort that aren’t always recognized by dog owners. Because they cannot speak, dogs rely on their vocalizations, gestures and postures to communicate their emotions to people and other dogs, particularly when they feel stressed, frightened or threatened. One dog wagging its tail might mean that the animal is happy to see you or wants to play.Read More
During the litigation process one or both of the parties involved can utilize a procedural device known as the Motion for Summary Judgment. This motion is used to promptly and expeditiously dispose of a case (or certain issues) without the need of a full trial. Summary judgment can be awarded if the undisputed facts and the law make it clear that it would be impossible for the opposing party to prevail if the matter were to proceed to trial. This can dispose of the whole case or dispose of certain issues within the case.Read More
Have you or one of your loved ones been denied an accidental death claim? It is common practice for insurance companies to wrongfully deny payment under Accidental Death and Life Insurance Policies. Often, insurance companies will deny Accidental Death and Life Insurance claims for several reasons, some of which include disease or sickness exclusions, prescription drug usage, illegal drug usage, intoxication, accidental death not independent from other causes, participation in a crime, or suicide.Read More
If you are a homeowner or a renter, you need to know the different types of dog breeds that are more likely to bite or attack. These days, companies offering homeowners and renters insurance are pickier than ever about which types of dogs they’ll insure and which they won’t. Insurance companies may deny homeowners and renters insurance coverage to people who own certain breeds of dogs because they don’t want to deal with a potential lawsuit if someone gets bitten or hurt by your dog.Read More
Car and Trucking accidents are one of our focus practice areas, so we know the type of coverage you should have for your auto insurance, just in case you are ever in an accident. Basic liability insurance protects you if you cause an accident and someone else is injured or their property is damaged, but most of us need to have better coverage.Read More
You can help protect your child from injury by ensuring that your child’s safety seat is properly installed. Seven out of ten children in safety seats are not properly buckled in. With the constant introduction of new car seat safety features and the continual change in seat belt laws, it can be hard to keep track of what is and what is not considered safe when it comes to the way your child rides in your vehicle:Read More
Bobby Gene Martin’s brushes with law enforcement for driving drunk date to 1981. But this week, his more than 30-year streak of DWI arrests came to an abrupt end. A Texas jury convicted the 64-year-old of his 10th drunk driving offense along with a retaliation charge for threatening to harm the arresting officer and his family. They gave him two life sentences.Read More
A Claremore man was transported by Medi-Flight Thursday night following a personal-injury wreck in Marshall County. The accident occurred at about 10:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 177, less than a mile south of McLaughlin Road in Madill.Read More
If a company puts out a product, that product has to be safe. If the product isn’t safe and you are injured, then you can potentially sue the company and recover for any damages you incurred. Read on for the top 10 things to know if a product injures you so you can be prepared in case the worst ever happens and you are hurt by a product.Read More
In a perfect world there would be no accidents. We live in a world however which is far from being perfect, and accidents do occur. Accidents are never planned, they happen unexpectedly by chance.Read More
Are you confused about the difference between DWI and DUI? DWI stands for Driving While Intoxicated, while DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence. Well, that clarifies things, doesn’t it?Read More
The family of the Dallas grandmother who died after falling from the Texas Giant roller coaster has settled its lawsuit against Six Flags Over Texas and the German ride maker, the Arlington theme park said.
Six Flags said in a prepared statement Tuesday that all sides had reached an agreement in the July 19, 2013, death of Rosa Esparza. An attorney for the ride maker said the settlement included a payment to the plaintiffs but no determination of fault.
A 21-year-old San Antonio woman and her two passengers were transported to University Hospital after a nearly head-on collision Thursday night with an alleged drunken driver on the North Side.
At around 9:30 p.m., the woman was driving northbound in the 1200 block Blanco Road near San Angelo Boulevard when her vehicle was struck nearly head-on by a driver in a Mercedes R350 heading southbound, San Antonio Police Sgt. Javier Sala
Recently, a whistleblower failure-of-care claim was settled against a nursing home chain for $38 million. Even nursing home abuse can be stopped with whistleblowing.
In 2010, a whistleblower came forth with information showing Extendicare Health Services Inc., a nursing home chain, was defrauding Medicare and Medicaid by charging patients for below-average care. Now, the nursing home chain will be paying $38 million to settle the failure-of-care claims – the largest amount ever seen for failure-of-care claims
According to The Wall Street Journal (7/29/14), the NCAA settlement will see the organization provide $70 million for medical monitoring. Any current or former athlete who participated in any of the NCAA’s contact sports will be able to have neurological testing to check for any signs of brain damage linked to contact sports.Read More
Honda Motor Co. said it will recall approximately 50,000 model-year 2012 Civic passenger cars in the U.S. to inspect the left drive shaft.
The automaker said the driver’s side drive shaft in some Civics might not have been properly assembled, potentially allowing it to separate from a joint while the car is being operated.
Honda issues the recall over concern that the drive shaft on the driver’s side of the Civics may not have been properly assembled and could separate from a joint while the car is being operated.Read More
LOS ANGELES — The City Council on Tuesday approved the largest personal injury settlement it has ever paid: $19 million to the family of a woman who was permanently disabled after a city maintenance truck slammed into several cars on the Hollywood Freeway.
Carol Adkins, a 44-year-old nursing teacher, remains in a “post-comative” condition, fed intravenously and able to communicate only by blinking.
(Reuters) – U.S. car manufacturer General Motors Co is recalling hundreds of thousands of cars over a defect in the parking brake that could cause a fire, a letter by the top U.S. auto safety regulator showed.
The problem occurred with GM’s 2013-2015 Cadillac XTS and the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala, said the Sept. 19 letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seen by Reuters.
Automobile insurance pays for damages, injuries, and other losses specifically covered by your policy. Many insurance companies use the Texas Personal Automobile Policy, a standardized policy form that offers the following eight types of coverage’s:Read More
Sometimes, the skills of an experienced personal injury lawyer — or at least the threat to an insurance company that such a lawyer may present — are worth the money you must pay that lawyer to represent you. You may need a lawyer because of complex legal rules involved in your particular claim, or because the severity of your injuries might cause your compensation to vary greatly from the norm — or simply because an insurance company refuses to settle a matter in good faith.Read More
If you’re part of a personal injury lawsuit or insurance settlement in Texas, a number of state laws may come into play at some point in your case. In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at some of Texas’s personal injury laws.
Time Limits on Personal Injury Lawsuits in Texas
FLOWER MOUND — Even though this city is in the middle of the Metroplex, parts of it still resemble the Cross Timbers ecological region as it was 150 years ago, before miles of dense oak and walnut growth were replaced by concrete flatland.Read More