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 […]

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 […]

Pitfalls in Nursing Home Slip and Fall Injury Cases

As the elderly population continues to grow, the fall risk continues to grow as well. 60 percent of nursing home residents suffer at least one serious fall. Many of these victims have pre-existing conditions. So, nursing home fall injuries are usually quite severe. That pre-existing condition could be an old injury, like a bad knee, […]

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 […]

Can Homeowner’s Insurance Refuse to Cover Dog Bites?

Homeowner’s insurance can refuse to cover an insured for dog bites and other damages done by a pet that lives in the covered household if there is an exclusion in the coverage that applies to injury and/or property damage caused by dogs or if there is no legal liability for the bite. You need to […]

Who is Liable for Texas Apartment Fires?

The southwest Houston apartment fire that claimed the life of a hearing-impaired tenant earlier this month was just the latest in a string of residential fires this winter. Three home fires claimed lives on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning—two at private residences and one at the Country Club Village Apartments. 10-year-old Angel Molina died of […]

Why Can’t I Find a Medical Malpractice Lawyer to Take My Case?

Unfortunately, many victims of medical malpractice in Texas find themselves in a bad situation with no one to help. Several laws aimed at doing away with legitimate medical malpractice claims were passed by the Texas legislature in the past 15 years under the guise of “Tort Reform.” While the television ads and vast amount of […]

Should I Report Unsafe Truck Drivers?

We have seen the number of truck drivers on the road increase substantially due to factors such as a growing economy and increased fracking in South Texas. With an increase of 18-wheelers on the road, unfortunately comes an increase of accidents. There are an estimated half-a-million truck accidents in the United States every year. In […]

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