Paul Cannon

Paul Cannon has practiced personal injury trial law since 1995. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law (2005). He has earned recognition as a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters in 2017 & 2018, and as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2017. He is a Shareholder, trial lawyer and online marketing manager at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. His legal writings have been published by the Texas Bar Journal, Business.com, Lawyer.com HG Legal Resources, Lawfirms.com, and others. He has been asked to give education talks and media interviews on dog bite law.

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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 […]

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 […]

Dallas Crane Collapse Raises Several Questions

Sunday June 9, 2019. As heavy winds ripped through Dallas and other parts of Texas, a crane toppled and crashed into an apartment complex below leaving one dead, several other’s injured and hundreds of residents without a home. The apartments, known as Elan City Lights, were not even under construction. The crane was on an […]

The Effects of the Roundup Settlement

Now that the dust has somewhat settled on the $2 billion verdict against Monsanto, it is a good time to look at what this development means to your and your family. Nationwide, the Bayer subsidiary faces roughly 13,000 Roundup lawsuits. Experts now predict that these cases may settle more quickly and on terms more favorable […]

Once Again, Houston Leads the Country in Postal Worker Dog Attacks

For the second year in a row, there were more letter carrier dog bite incidents in the Bayou City than any other place in America. Three other Texas cities (Dallas, San Antonio, and Fort Worth) were also in the top ten. But none of these municipalities came close to the seventy-five letter carrier dog bites […]

The Five Kinds of Driving Impairment

Wind gusts and lightning strikes cause a few Harris County vehicle collisions every year. But most car crashes are not “accidents.” In fact, human error is directly or indirectly responsible for over 90 percent of these incidents. Driving impairment is often a major factor in these.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has identified five […]

Are Texas Trial Lawyers the Next Step in Battling Human Trafficking?

One of the buzzes at this spring’s Mass Torts Made Perfect (MTMP)–a seminar held in Las Vegas twice a year for personal injury trial lawyers to learn about the latest in wide-spread tort claims-was the move for trial lawyers to get involved in the war on human trafficking.  Human trafficking is a wide-spread criminal enterprise […]

The Motel 6 Lawsuit: Just Because the Government Asks Doesn’t Make it ok

In small business law news, Motel 6 of Washington learned a hard lesson recently:  When the Federal Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement (ICE) asks, don’t tell. At least, not without a warrant. The Motel 6 lawsuit is a valuable lesson for small business owners who might think they are doing the right thing by assisting the […]

What You Need to Know About Big Rig Collisions

The Port of Houston is one of the busiest ports of entry in the United States. It handles more waterborne foreign tonnage than any other port in the country. What comes in on a ship usually leaves on a large truck. In fact, longshoremen often offload a ship’s cargo directly onto a waiting tractor-trailer, when […]