Texas Personal Injury Law Blog

Rear-End Accidents are Far More Serious for Motorcyclists

Just before Christmas, an off-duty Houston police officer was struck from behind on his motorcycle, causing him to hit another police vehicle. Fortunately, the officer sustained only minor injuries. But, larger passenger vehicles rear end motorcyclists far too often—and those rear-end collisions are far more serious than the fender benders the term brings to mind. […]

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Update

4.69 Billion Dollar Verdict Against Johnson and Johnson Upheld by St. Louis Judge A St. Louis judge has upheld a talcum powder verdict of about $4.7 billion against Johnson & Johnson. The talcum powder manufacturer filed motions for judgement notwithstanding the verdict, new trial and new trial on damages following the July 13 verdict. This […]

What is Premises Liability?

“Premises liability” is the area of law that governs when a property owner is legally obligated to pay for injuries that a person receives while upon the property. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, your family or simply just exploring the areas around Houston, every individual has the right to expect the property owner to take […]

Rideshare Risks: Are Uber and Lyft More Dangerous Than Taxis?

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have been the subject of a lot of negative publicity, from disputes over the way drivers are compensated to concerns about screening and safety for passengers and drivers alike. Earlier this year, CNN reported 103 accusations of either passenger abuse or sexual assault by Uber drivers. In one case, […]

Cruise Ship Passengers Stranded at Sea Now Left Stranded by the Law

Being stuck on a cruise ship may sound like a good time, but thousands of passengers on a 2013 Carnival cruise got a hard lesson in reality when they were stranded on board in the Gulf of Mexico for five days. After a fire broke out in the engine room, the ship was disabled. Refrigeration […]

Spotlight on School Bus Stop Safety

We already knew that Houston school zones can be hazardous, but the danger to kids traveling to and from school doesn’t end there. Recent events around the country have turned the spotlight on school bus stop safety. School children in at least four states were killed by motor vehicles while approaching or waiting at school […]

Report A Drunk Driver: Someone Dies in Texas Traffic Every Day

In early November, Texas reached a milestone no state aspires to: 18 years without a death-free day on Texas roadways. The roadway death toll for that 18-year-period tops 66,000. In 2016, 3,776 people died on Texas roads, while 23 states saw fewer than 500 traffic fatalities. In part, the large number of Texas traffic deaths […]

Maintaining 18-Wheeler Tires to Prevent Truck Tire Blowouts

The Federal Motor Carrier Regulations contain numerous rules regarding what kinds of tires may be used on different commercial motor vehicles and how they must be maintained. At a glance, the rules may seem excessive. However, they all have one goal in common—to prevent truck tire blowout. Truck tire blowout cases can be challenging to […]

Texas Parents May Be Liable for Negligent Teenage Driver Accidents

A Houston teenage driver is facing a felony charge of “failure to stop and render aid” after fatally striking and killing a homeless man in late October, then fleeing the scene. The 16-year-old driver hit the pedestrian as he crossed the street near Gessner Road and Westview Drive. While any fatal accident is shocking, this […]

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