Landlord Liability For Tenant Dog Attacks in Texas

In the State of Texas, the general rule is that a property owner is not responsible to third-parties for the negligence of their tenant.  However, there are some exceptions to this general rule that, if not considered and accounted for, could result in liability for the landlord.  To understand how it works, one should first […]

Traffic Control Systems Use in Texas–Defending the Traffic Cam Ticket

The Texas legislature is in the process of considering a bill that will limit the use of electronic cameras to monitor red light violations and speeding motorists. The bill, called HB 113, will also amend the transportation code in order to place limits on municipalities with automated traffic control systems. All motorists in Texas should […]

Student Dies Falling From School Bus

A 14-year-old boy in Harlingen recently died after falling out of the rear emergency door of a moving school bus. At the time that this accident occurred, Vernon Middle School students were on a field trip to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley campus in Edinburg. The bus was traveling on Expressway 281 in […]

A Survey of Unique and Unusual Car Accidents

Auto-Airplane Accident The pilot of a single engine plane traveling from Hondo to Corpus Christi made an emergency landing last month near a Pleasanton airport after the plane’s engine failed. The plane’s pilot attempted to maneuver the plane into a landing at the airport, but the plane descended too quickly. The plane’s pilot was forced […]

Beeville, Texas Bans Cell Phones

The city of Beeville, Texas has announced that it will ban the use of cell phones and any other handheld devices for motorists who are operating a vehicle. The ordinance in question was only passed towards the end of November, but it is scheduled to become effective December 20th of this year. In accordance with […]

Baby Food Cup Recall Issued

It is particularly important that consumers remain alert to various food recalls. Recently, a small piece of rubber was found inside a baby food jar initiating a product recall for the grocery store chain, H-E-B. H-E-B announced that it has removed from its shelves its entire H-E-B Baby Food two pack, four-ounce cup product line. […]

Texas Department of Public Safety Warnings for Holiday Travel

The Texas Department of Public Safety has issued several essential pieces of advice for individuals who plan on traveling between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The holiday season means increased traffic on road in Texas, and all motorists will be tasked with the added responsibility of making sure that the roads are safe. Texas law enforcement is […]

The Danger of Street Sweeper Accidents

Many motorists in Brownsville and the surrounding areas have not fully considered the danger presented by street sweepers. An accident occurred earlier this month when a Brownsville man’s pickup truck collided with the back of a traffic control vehicle that was part of a street sweeper unit operating along the highway. The impact caused the […]

The Danger of Child Pedestrian Accidents

Child pedestrian accidents are frequently catastrophic in nature. One example occurred recently when a child pedestrian was struck by an unidentified vehicle near the intersection of SH 185 and Fifth Street in Bloomington. The child was taken to a medical facility in San Antonio, where the child later died. In response to this accident, five […]

The Dangers of Car Accidents Due to Speeding

Speeding has the potential to cause a variety of serious accidents in the state of Texas. A school bus transporting members of the Stockdale High School Brahma Band was recently involved in a crash at Interstate 37 and SH 97 near Pleasanton on the way to one of the school’s football games. A truck and […]

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