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Monday, August 28, 2017

Wrongful Death at Denny’s?


Q: Can a wrongful death lawsuit stem from a criminal activity?

Someone going to a Denny's restaurant might order a slam from the menu. What they would not expect would be a fatal chokehold on the side. But that's exactly what was reportedly served up to one man at the popular chain one night. And it wasn’t delivered by the staff.

The


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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Exploring Texas’ Dram Shop Laws

Can I sue a bar after an alcohol-related accident?

Each year, over 10,000 people die in alcohol-related crashes in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  On top of alcohol-related car accidents, excessive consumption of alcohol also commonly gives rise to slip and falls and acts of violence.  If you have been injured by an intoxicated individual, you may wish to pursue a claim against the bar or other establishment that served him or her alcohol.  The law in Texas concerning the liability of sellers of alcohol for negligent acts committed by customers is known as the dram shop law.


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Age and Car Accidents: Are They Related?


Car accidents are unfortunately one of the leading causes of death in the United States. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that the highest rates of crashes by population occur when the drivers are between the ages of 16 and 17.


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Drug Used to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis Has Caused Many Deaths


Why don’t the warning labels on Actemra list its most dangerous side effects?


According to a June 7, 2017 PharmaLive.com report, Actemra (tocilizumab), an FDA-approved medication manufactured by Roche/Genentech for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, has been associated with the deaths of more than 1,000 patients. Especially troubling is that the causes of these deaths are not listed on the drug’s label as among the drug’s potential side effects.


Frightening as this is for patients who have been prescribed Actemra, it is, unfortunately, not an isolated situation. Over the years, a number of theoretically “safe” medications have resulted in serious unpredicted side effects, sometimes resulting in the deaths of unsuspecting patients.


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Monday, July 31, 2017

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.


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Friday, July 28, 2017

“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


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Monday, July 17, 2017

Common Types of Car Accidents: Side Impact Crashes

Who is liable in a T-bone accident?

Side impact, or T-bone, crashes are a common and serious type of car accident that occurs on Texas roadways every day.  Side impact accidents happen mostly at intersections.  These crashes often involve two vehicles traveling in different directions through an intersection.  One vehicle hits the side of the other vehicle, causing a T-bone crash.  Our


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Monday, July 10, 2017

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.


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Sunday, June 18, 2017

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.


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Friday, June 9, 2017

Houston School Explosion Injures Pre-schoolers


Q: Who is responsible for damages in a school explosion?

The Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy forced the nation to face the unsettling fact that our children are susceptible to unthinkable threats from the outside while attending school. Unfortunately, they are also susceptible to unthinkable, though less sinister, dangers from within.

Explosion injury is not something you expect to happen at school, especially to preschool age children.


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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Keep Your Teen Driver Safe This Summer

How can I encourage my teen to be a safer driver this summer?

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has dubbed summer the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers.  During the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, teens take to the roads in high numbers, leading to soaring rates of teen accidents.  It is anticipated that at least ten accidents involving teens will occur each day during the summer time, which represents an over 15 percent increase from school time accident rates.  Our


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