All Posts By Paul Cannon

Houston Bicycle Riders Are Still at Risk During Pandemic

A lot has changed around Houston since March of 2020. Overall traffic has decreased due to stay-at-home orders and more businesses moving to remote workforces to weather the storm. You would expect a reduction in traffic to result in fewer serious bicycle accidents.... Read More >

The Flood of Houston Business Interruption Claims

2020 has been a unique year indeed. The COVID 19 outbreak has resulted in a significant decrease in auto accident claims due to fewer drivers on the road as a result of multiple stay-at-home orders being issued and businesses shutting down or moving to remote workforces. Some... Read More >

Houston’s Interstate 45 Has a Killer Reputation

Interstate 45 is just under 285 miles long and connects Galveston to Dallas. It has always been known for two unique things: it is the shortest of all the Interstates and the only Interstate Highway to be completely contained within a single state—making it the only intrastate... Read More >

Houston Mail Carriers Need Your Help Reducing Dog Attacks

For three years running, Houston has held a title given by the United States Post Office that we should be absolutely embarrassed about—Dog Bite Capital of America.  While many cities have seen a decline in the need to hire a dog bite attorney due to an attack, dog bite... Read More >

Why I Mentor | Paul Cannon | Simmons and Fletcher, P.C.

A Short Job Interview When I was in my third year of law school, I responded to a blind ad for a law clerk that was posted on a job board at South Texas College of Law. I went in for an interview and the interview went like this: “Thank you for coming, Mr. Cannon. I have... Read More >

Texas Farm Animal Activity Act Does Not Apply to Ranchers

On June 12, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court handed down the opinion of Waak v Rodriguez in which they held that the heirs of a ranch hand killed by a bull while moving animals from one end of the ranch to the other were not barred from bringing claims against the ranch owner by... Read More >

Why Texas is the Best State for Autonomous Vehicles Like Tesla

It was announced today that Tesla bought five million dollars worth of land outside Austin to build their next factory.  looking at the history of autonomous vehicle laws, this should come as no surprise. In 2011, The Nevada legislature passed laws that made Nevada the first... Read More >

Is Your Law Office Covid 19 Safe?

While there is no way to ensure that an asymptomatic carrier of COVID 19 will not walk into a law office and infect others, there are many things that our law firm has done to help reduce the chances of people contracting COVID 19 when visiting the Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. law... Read More >

Car Hauler Accidents Make Unique Wrecks

Car carriers are a common sight on United States highways. They save dealers time and money in transporting vehicles for sale or resale. They also preserve the value of the vehicles they are hauling by not adding extra miles to them. Since just driving a new car off the lot... Read More >