Texas Personal Injury Law Blog

Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed Aims to Save Traumatic Injury Victims March 31 was the first national “Stop the Bleed” day, but it wasn’t the beginning of the movement. The inspiration for the coalition that created Stop the Bleed came in the wake of the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. When it emerged that the […]

Houston Eighteen Wheeler Accident Shuts Down I-45 at West Road

This morning, a Houston eighteen-wheeler accident resulted in the truck bursting into flames on 1-45 near West Gulf Bank, shutting down the north Houston freeway in both directions. The driver of the vehicle was able to escape and no fatalities have been reported from the crash. A big-rig driving north on I-45 rolled, crashed and […]

Vape Explosion Injuries Trigger Lawsuits Across the Country

Thomas Gangi wasn’t the first person to be injured when a vape pen exploded or caught fire, but he does hold one distinction. Gangi appears to be the first known user to have been killed by an e-cigarette explosion. A wrongful death case pending in California alleges that Gangi was at home when a vape […]

$117 Million Awarded Against Johnson & Johnson and Imerys in Talc Asbestos Trial

Earlier this week, a New Jersey state jury ordered Johnson & Johnson and Imerys to pay $80 million in punitive damages after finding that the pharmaceutical company and its talc supplier acted with reckless indifference in selling talcum powder contaminated with asbestos, contributing to a man’s development of mesothelioma. The jury awarded $55 million in […]

Congress Passes the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA)

Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act Background On March 21, 2018, the United States Senate passed H.R. 1865 – Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (FOSTA). This bill is intended to amend section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934, also known as the Communications Decency Act of 1996,  which […]

Houston is Home to the Most Dangerous School Zone in America

Every driver knows that school zones require special care, including reduced speeds. You would think this fact would make us extra careful to protect kids from school zone accidents, especially in big cities where there are so many. Sadly, this is not the case. Houston is home to the most dangerous school zone in the […]

Possible Hepatitis C Transmission Investigation at Coastal Health and Wellness

News media reports show that the Galveston County Health District (GCHD) is current investigating 6 cases of hepatitis C that may have been transmitted at Texas City’s Coastal Health and Wellness clinic (CHW). Last Friday, the GCHD issued a press release announcing their joint investigation with the Texas Department of State Health Services regarding the […]

Uber’s Self-Driving Vehicle Accident Caused by Distracted Driving

Last week, a self-driving Uber car struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona. This unfortunate Uber accident occurred on a Sunday night and the company halted all autonomous car tests in Arizona, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto the next day. The Uber car was a Volvo XC90 sport utility vehicle equipped with Uber’s sensing […]

How Do I Find the Best Personal Injury Lawyer?

Finding the Best Personal Injury Attorney for You After a serious accident, you want the best personal injury lawyer you can find to help you, right? But how do you locate a top personal injury lawyer? This article will give you some suggestions on how to select the best injury lawyer for your accident. Some […]

Recording Phone Calls Without Consent: Where Technology and Law Collide

It is against federal law for an individual to record a telephone conversation he is not a party to. This is known as wiretapping—a form of eavesdropping. Persons convicted of wiretapping may receive to up to five years in prison, $250,000 in fines as well as civil penalties for damages, punitive damages, attorney fees. However, […]

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