March 13, 2019

Driver Who Hit a Texas Church Bus Admits to Texting, Taking Medication

Who is at-fault in the Texas church bus accident?

A horrific bus crash in Texas recently left 13 dead and two injured. Now, as new details emerge about the accident, it appears the driver of the pickup truck that collided with the church minibus was distracted and potentially under the influence of medication.  The accident happened when the 20-year-old driver of a pickup truck crossed the center marker on U.S. 83, striking a bus head on.

March 13, 2019

Dealing with the Insurance Company After an Accident

Even minor car accidents can be traumatic. It is not uncommon for victims to be unsure of what to do next after an accident. Insurance companies are often the first contact after an accident, especially if the crash was not your fault. Even though they may seem like a helping hand in a confusing time, the other driver’s insurance company does not have your best interests at heart. Instead, they may try to take advantage of your confusion and manipulate you into saying things you did not mean to settle for far less than what your case is worth.

March 13, 2019

Traumatic Brain Injury Basics

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can occur any time the head suffers a blow, jolt, or bump. The most frequent cause of traumatic brain injuries is personal injuries, such as auto accidents and falls.

Every year, millions of Americans suffer from brain injuries, and over half of those are severe enough to warrant a visit to the hospital.

March 13, 2019

Summer Boating Safety Tips

What are the top causes of boating accidents?

Boating is synonymous with summer.  As the temperatures rise and kids get out of school, many families take to the waterways across Texas on their boats or other watercrafts.  Recently, in Conroe, Texas, a 50-year-old man was killed after being thrown from a boat that crashed on Lake Conroe.  The accident happened during the nighttime hours.  Three other people were aboard the vessel when it crashed, throwing the accident victim off.

March 13, 2019

What to Do When the Insurance Adjuster Requests Your Medical Records

If you are asserting a personal injury claim, your medical treatment and information regarding your recovery are going to be very important to your case. The doctor’s records about your care are perhaps the most important evidence of your treatment and potential long-term health effects of an accident.

If these files did not exist, the insurance company would have to just “take your word for it.

March 13, 2019

“Sovereign Immunity” Makes Texas Schools Virtually Bulletproof

Q: Is a Texas public school liable for personal injuries to students?

When you put your precious cargo on the school bus each day, you probably rest assured that the driver --and then later the teachers and staff --will keep your child safe from harm until they're returned to your loving care.

You might assume that if your child suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of the school personnel, that you would be entitled to compensation for any damages and injuries from the school and its district through a personal injury lawsuit.

You might also figure that the doctrine of

March 13, 2019

Woman Files Massive Lawsuit in Continue Wake of 2015 Waco Restaurant Shootout

As Texans, most of us recall the 2015 national headline following the deadly shootout at a Waco-area restaurant involving rival motorcycle gangs. The legal fallout from the incident has been widespread, spanning from felony-level convictions and charges to significant personal injury lawsuits as a result of the fatalities and injuries sustained as a result of the unfortunate chain of events.

Criminal and personal injury litigation aside, one Texas woman has launched a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Waco, alleging major procedural side-steps leading to her arrest and incarceration – especially given her alleged non-involvement with the shootout.

March 13, 2019

Lawsuit Filed Following Fatal Train vs. Bus Collision

In a chain of events almost too tragic to imagine, an Austin-based charter bus full of recreational travelers was struck by an oncoming train, catapulting the bus nearly 300 feet. As a result of the collision, four bus travelers were killed and dozens of others were treated for injuries in nearby hospitals. Almost immediately, wrongful death lawsuits were filed by the surviving family members of those killed in the crash, alleging – among other things – that the parties involved were negligent and unreasonably unsafe in the moments leading up to the crash.

In a lawsuit filed on March 7, 2017 against the tour bus company and the driver individually, plaintiffs alleged that the incident began when the charter bus was inexplicably straddling train tracks located on Main Street, Biloxi, Mississippi.

March 13, 2019

FAQ About Boaters’ Liability & Lawsuits

Our great state of Texas is blessed with a wide array of rivers, lakes and shorefront – promising endless hours of recreation for tourists and locals alike. However, as with most activities, boating is not without risk – and even the most seasoned sailors could face liability in the event of a mishap. The following discusses some of the issues surrounding boaters’ liability in Texas, as well as what you can do if you find yourself injured as a result of a collision or accident.

FAQ #1: Is there such a thing as “boating under the influence?”

Absolutely. All too often, boating enthusiasts take to the water without giving much thought to the concept of boating while intoxicated.