What is Vicarious Liability?

Vicarious liability is a legal theory of liability that imputes liability from a negligent actor to another person or company for whom the negligent actor was acting on behalf of.  It is important in cases where the negligent actor does not have sufficient insurance nor assets to adequately compensate the victim of his negligence. In […]

Insurance Company Defenses as Seen on TV

There is absolutely nothing amusing about a serious injury. These victims must deal with excessive medical bills, unimaginable pain and suffering, and other such issues. So, attorneys who handle car accidents work hard to resolve these claims as favorably, and as quickly, as possible. But attorneys cannot help but laugh at some of the ways […]

General Motors Fights Takata Airbag Truck Recall

For those who thought the long-running Takata defective airbag saga was over, think again. The automotive giant once again asked the National Traffic Safety Administration to cancel a planned recall of over six million trucks and SUVs.  GM’s lawyers first made such a request in 2016, less than a year after it originally agreed to […]

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 […]

Delivery Truck Crash Kills Elderly Woman

On, May 20th, 2019,  a pile-up crash involving a water delivery truck and passenger car resulted in the death of a 79-year-old woman. The wreck happened on the Northwest Freeway service road near the Gessner Road intersection. According to police and witnesses, a ReadyRefresh water delivery driver ran a red light and t-boned a pickup […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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