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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Examining Charter Bus Safety


What are the most common causes of charter bus accidents?

A tragic charter bus accident involving several Texas students has many parents questioning the safety of traveling cross country by charter bus.  The bus involved was carrying students from a Channelview, Texas school home after a trip to Walt Disney World. Forty students and six adults were aboard the bus when it crashed in Alabama.
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Steer Clear of Cows Crossing Eastex Freeway

Q: Should you stop a vehicle on a freeway to protect an injured animal?

Why did the chicken cross the road? That's a question people have been asking for ages. The new question, at least in northeast Houston, is why did the cow cross the freeway?

Well, we may never know what the cow was thinking, but we know its presence on the freeway in the middle of the night played a part in a serious truck accident.

At approximately 3:00 am, a roadside assistance crew in a pickup truck in route to a job reportedly slammed into the back of a stopped wrecker truck on the Eastex Freeway.


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Monday, March 26, 2018

Magical Bus Trip Ends in Tragedy

Q: Who is liable for injuries in a charter bus accident?

When a motor vehicle accident results in serious personal injuries, it is always tragic, but when a busload of teenagers is involved, it's particularly devastating.

One minute 40 high school band members and six adults on a charter bus home were dreaming of the Disney trip they had left behind and the next minute they were reportedly flying through the air as the bus ran off the road and plunged 50 feet down a ravine. First responders reportedly had to rappel down and cut some of the victims from the mangled bus.


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Monday, March 19, 2018

Behavior On Which a Wrongful Death Claim Can Be Based


Q: Can an intentional malicious act be the basis of a wrongful death lawsuit?

When people think of a Texas personal injury lawsuit, they may think it arose from one of the more common accidents like medical malpractice or a car accident.

So, when police say a man admitted to punching his girlfriend’s baby hard in the head two times "causing the child's hands and feet to begin to twitch and shake" before "he died from blunt force injuries", most people think of the criminal charges.

But the alleged malicious infliction of harm which causes injury can be the basis of a civil personal injury lawsuit as well—regardless whether criminal charges are pursued.
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Monday, March 12, 2018

Liability for School Shootings

Can the parents of a school shooter be held accountable for his or her actions?

Parents send their children to school every day with the inherent belief that their child will be in a safe and supportive environment. When a school shooting occurs, it should cause all of us to pause and consider what can be done to prevent such tragedies. In the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, we are all struggling to determine just who is to blame for the deaths of 17 innocent students and educators.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injuries Could Now Be Diagnosed with a Blood Test


How can a blood test determine if you have suffered a brain injury?

With millions of Americans suffering from brain injuries every year, diagnosing a brain injury rapidly is of critical importance.  Serious traumatic brain injuries need rapid treatment to prevent potentially long term brain damage or death.  Now, the first blood test designed to diagnose brain injuries has gained approval by the Food and Drug Administration.
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Monday, February 26, 2018

Remedies for Fisherman in Texas Boating Accidents

Q: Who can be sued for injuries from a boating accident?

Texas offshore accident attorneys know that those who work offshore, like fisherman and other seamen, have inherently dangerous jobs. In fact, there are maritime accident laws and other laws, such as the Jones Act, that are specifically designed to protect such workers and to provide compensation from their employers in certain circumstances in the event they are injured on the job.


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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.


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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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