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Monday, February 19, 2018

Emergency Responder Accidents


What should I do when passing by a stopped emergency responder vehicle?

A Dallas fire truck was recently hit by a big rig while responding to an emergency.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to an accident on I-30 near Ferguson Road in the early morning hours.  While attending to the emergency, a big rig truck hit the fire truck.  Fortunately, no one was injured in the accident.  This


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Monday, February 12, 2018

Understanding the Statute of Limitations in Texas


How long do I have to file a personal injury case?

After an accident, you may feel as though time is standing still.  You might find yourself struggling to cope with the physical injuries associated with the accident and your sudden inability to support yourself or perform the tasks you normally would.  Even once the immediate aftermath of the accident has passed, it is common to become wrapped up in attempting to return to your life as normal.  Months may pass before you finally get around to Read more . . .


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Hazing Incident Lawsuits


Q: Can I sue for personal injuries suffered in a hazing incident?

Hearing that a pro-football player suffered a traumatic brain injury wouldn’t be that surprising to most people. But allegations that the son of a former Dallas Cowboy suffered a traumatic brain injury in a fraternity hazing incident definitely raised some eyebrows.

Coming late to the game, so to speak, by filing a lawsuit nearly 2 years after the alleged incident happened may present some challenges, though.
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Friday, January 19, 2018

Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Continues


What are my legal rights if I experienced complications from a transvaginal mesh device?

Transvaginal mesh is an implant used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence.  Pelvic prolapse is a relatively common condition that can result after childbirth, menopause, or a hysterectomy.  It occurs when the tissue holding the pelvic organs becomes weakened or stressed. The pelvic organs can then bulge, creating pain and urinary incontinence.  

Pelvic mesh was developed to solve the problem of organ prolapse.
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Monday, January 15, 2018

The Devastating Wake of Truck and Train Accidents


Q: Who is responsible for injuries caused in a train or truck accident?

One in eight traffic fatalities in the United States involves big rigs. In 2015, there were 34,000 truck accidents in Texas alone. Not surprisingly, the occupants of passenger vehicles that crash with these behemoths often end up dead or survive with catastrophic injuries.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Dog Bite Injuries in Texas


Is the owner liable if a dog bites me in Texas?

Texas leads the nation in dog bite fatalities according to DogsBite.org, a national website devoted to reducing the number of dog attacks.  Between 2005 and 2013, 34 fatal dog attacks occurred in Texas, exceeding the national average.  Since that time, over 15 fatal dog attacks have claimed the lives of victims ranging in age from just six days to 85 years old.  Dog bites can lead to a wide array of serious injuries, leaving victims with lasting damages.
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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Texas Bacterial Meningitis Death Sparks Medical Malpractice Suit


Q: Can a missed diagnosis be the basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit?

No parent should have to bury their child. While a child's death is always tragic, it is particularly devastating when it results from preventable medical malpractice. Medical malpractice results when a healthcare provider departs from the accepted medical standard of care and a serious personal injury or death results.
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Monday, December 18, 2017

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?


A wrongful death claim arises when a loved one is killed due to the fault of another person or entity. If the victim would have a personal injury claim if he or she would have survived, then a loved one will likely have a wrongful death claim.

Loved ones can recover damages for the loss of a family member, including:

  • Pain and suffering that occurred before death
  • Lost future earnings
  • Funeral and/or burial expenses
  • Loss of companionship
  • Other family-related losses
  • Loss of inheritance

Only certain family members can assert wrongful death claims, however.
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Friday, December 15, 2017

What is a Subpoena?


A subpoena is a formal demand to appear in court, appear for a deposition, or provide documents. It is an order of the court that must be followed. Failure to adhere to the requirements of a subpoena may result in a civil contempt of court proceeding, which is both time-consuming and may result in fines.

If you read the subpoena carefully, it should provide all of the instructions and information you need to comply. However, rules governing subpoenas will vary slightly depending on whether the subpoena is issued from state or federal court orRead more . . .


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Black Friday Accidents


How can I protect myself from Black Friday injuries?

Black Friday, the number one shopping day of the year, can draw thousands of frantic shoppers to malls and other popular retail stores.  As you hunt for a parking spot and fight your way through the holiday crowds, you should remain aware of the possibility of injury.  The following is a look at some of the most common Black Friday accidents and how you can protect yourself.

  1. Parking lot car accidents:  According to Farmers Insurance, the number of parking lot accidents increases 25 percent on Black Friday, when compared to an average Friday.  Black Friday leads to crowded parking lots and parking chaos.
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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Texas Dram Shop Lawsuit after Drunk Stripper Kills Cop


Q: Is a bar or tavern owner liable for a drunk driving death caused by one who drank there then drove?

He died while on duty when his patrol car was struck "nearly head on by a drunken driver" who had just left her shift as a stripper. The hero police officer reportedly "took the hit for another citizen who was coming behind him."  He is survived by his reported common-law wife and their young son, who have commenced a wrongful death lawsuit against the stripper and the strip club owners.
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