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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Third Party Liability in Construction Accident Cases

Q: Can construction workers injured on-site ever sue for personal injury?

Texas construction site accidents can have devastating consequences for construction workers as well as innocent bystanders.

Workers injured in on-the-job accidents are often misinformed and don't realize they may still sue the manufacturer of unsafe or defective products or goods which may have caused their injury in a


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Monday, July 30, 2018

Supreme Court Confirms Appellate Court Medical Malpractice Decision

Recently, the Supreme Court of Texas upheld a decision by the Court of Appeals for the 14th District of Texas regarding a medical malpractice case over the death of a woman, confirming that the evidence of causation was legally sufficient.

The Treatment of Shannon McCoy

Shannon McCoy suffered brain damage and quadriplegia after experiencing pre- and post-delivery complications in September 2004. She was admitted to the Hospital of Texas to give birth to her first child.


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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Water Tower Accident Kills One in Texas

Who is liable for accidents occurring on city or state owned property?

Water towers stand tall in most towns across Texas, providing a source of water for the area. Water towers are constructed at a considerable height so as to allow water to be sufficiently pressured. Typically owned by a local municipality, water towers do require maintenance and updating. In Porter, Texas tragedy struck when a worker was killed in the water tower. A steel panel in the process of being lifted into the air crashed into the open water tank, killing one of the four employees within it.


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Dance Lessons Learned in the O.R.

Q: Is dancing in the operating room malpractice or multitasking?

When the music strikes, some people can't resist breaking into a little Texas two-step or other trendy dance moves. But if a surgeon is cutting the rug while cutting the patient in the operating room, a personal injury lawsuit may result.

Recently, a state medical board suspended a surgeon for "being a threat to public health" due to alleged multiple incidents of her hip-hop dancing that were reportedly videotaped during patients’ surgical procedures.


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Friday, July 13, 2018

Pedestrians Aren’t Always Safe on Sidewalks

Q: Who can sue after a hit-and-run accident?

DWI car accidents in Houston are responsible for causing serious personal injuries and fatalities. This is particularly true when the victim of the car accident is an innocent pedestrian who was unfortunately in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Without the protection of a car of their own, pedestrians hit by motor vehicles often die at the scene or shortly thereafter from the blunt force and trauma of their injuries.


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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Pool Safety Tips for Summer

Do I legally need a fence around my pool?

Summer time in Texas is hot, and swimming pools offer people of all ages much needed relief from the heat. Millions of pools dot the landscape across Texas, from residential pools to public pools, water parks, and much more. With proper supervision in a safely constructed pool, swimming is an enjoyable activity. At times, however, pools become the site of...


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Monday, June 25, 2018

Summer Driving Dangers

Why is summer such a deadly time for drivers?

Summertime is one of the most dangerous seasons for car accidents. Summer driving dangers are deceptive because, unlike in winter, the weather is ideal. Summer offers excellent visibility, generally dry roads, and long daylight hours. The dangers for summer driving lie in the sheer number of drivers on the roadways and the increase in drunk drivers. During the summer months, families take advantage of their children being off school and take to the roadways in droves.


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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Amusement Park Accident Death Leads to Lawsuits

Q: Who is responsible for injuries in an amusement park accident?

Amusement park accidents can be the scene of some horrific injuries-- somehow more tragic because they often involve unsuspecting children who only moments before were likely laughing with delight.

The legal doctrine of premises liability, a subsection of


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Monday, June 11, 2018

Liability for Flood Water Electrocution Death in Houston

Q: Who is responsible for electrocution deaths in flooded areas?

A former Eagle Scout committed to rescuing animals died doing just that when he was reportedly electrocuted while wading through knee-deep water in a Hurricane Harvey flooded neighborhood.

As he was walking on a sidewalk en route to his sister’s house he reportedly "felt a current in his ankle" and allegedly told the friend accompanying him not to come near him as he was electrocuted to death. The electric current allegedly came from a light fixture on the property beside the sidewalk. Now his surviving family has commenced a


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Monday, May 28, 2018

Another Tesla Crash Probes More Inquiries

Is Tesla’s Autopilot feature safe?

Recently, another Tesla sedan was involved in an accident while believed to be in semi-autonomous mode. The accident happened in South Jordan, Utah, when a Tesla vehicle rear-ended a fire department truck traveling at about 60 miles per hour. Investigations have thus far revealed that the vehicle never even braked before impact. So far, the driver of the sedan has admitted that she was looking at her phone at the time of the crash, but the vehicle was in Autopilot mode. This is the latest in a


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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Mystery Man Leaving Texas Work Site Crashes Dump Truck

Q: Who is responsible for injuries in a construction accident?

A man driving a commercial dump truck was reportedly leaving a construction site when he crashed into a passenger vehicle. The wreck between the disproportionately sized vehicles left the car’s driver with traumatic brain injuries described as “catastrophic”.  The truck driver was reportedly arrested after being apprehended by a police officer after fleeing the scene.


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