Texas Personal Injury Law Blog

What to Know About Pedestrian Accidents

Perhaps the first thing to know about pedestrian accidents is that they are not “accidents” at all. These incidents may have been unintentional, but they were not inevitable and unavoidable. People accidentally spill milk and lose their car keys. They do not accidentally cause vehicle collisions or run over pedestrians.  Negligence law is built on […]

Excellence in Ethics First Place Winner for 2019

By: Alexander Albert The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees to criminal defendants a set of fundamental rights intended to promote the fairness of criminal prosecutions. Among these entitlements possessed by any defendant are the “right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury”; the right “to be informed of the […]

2019 2nd Place Christian Studies Winner

Truth: The Route to God and Christian Leadership By: Mary Beauchamp Truth is the path to God—only it brings us to Him. Attending a faithful Christian college provides a clear opportunity for finding Truth, and in turn, transforming students into humble yet powerful leaders that the world can depend on. This opportunity is one that […]

Second Place Excellence in Ethics Scholarship Winner 2019

By Jennifer Grecco I have, through academic and work settings, seen firsthand the positive outcomes that pro-bono I have, through academic and work settings, seen firsthand the positive outcomes that pro-bono work has done for the criminal justice system. And, I was first confronted with this realization as a young girl, inquisitive and curious to learn. I had […]

2019 1st Place Christian Studies Scholarship Winner

By: Alissa Danielle Langbehn It often seems like future students and potential employers discredit those who went to a Christian based university or college. They often look at the large, public universities that are well known and assume that those students receive a better education. While many of these large schools do offer an amazing educational […]

Johnson & Johnson Settle Hip Implant Cases

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson promised tens of thousands of people that its cutting-edge Pinnacle artificial hips would give patients more active lives. However, for many, their lives got worse.  So, after years of litigation, J&J and its DuPuy subsidiary agreed to create a $1 billion settlement fund for victims. The settlement covers about two-thirds […]

New Texas Law Aimed at Porch Pirates Makes Stealing Mail a Felony

Stealing Packages is Now a Felony in Texas Beginning September 1, 2019, anyone convicted for stealing mail in Texas could face felony charges. Partly due to the rise of online shopping, Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 37 to prevent “porch pirates” from stealing mail left out in the open. The bill defines mail as […]

Evidence in Truck Crash Claims

Large semi-trailers are very common in Harris County, because the Port of Houston is one of the busiest cargo seaports in the world. These massive vehicles usually carry hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel and weigh over 80,000 pounds. Finally, due to the ongoing truck driver shortage, many of these operators have little experience behind […]

Driverless Cars and the Future of Auto Accident Liability

The idea that cars could drive themselves was once though to be merely a fantasy. Today, virtually every major auto manufacturer is in a foot race to be the first to get driverless cars into production. In fact, there are 52 different companies in California alone that have been approved to test self-driving vehicles ranging […]

Liability Issues in Bikeshare and Dockless Scooter Accidents

Not too long ago, probably about the time Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing companies took off, someone had a really good idea. Why not do the same thing for bicycles? Shortly thereafter, bicycle sharing apps began popping up in the Apple and Google stores. The bicycles themselves began appearing as well. These systems proved quite […]

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