Deer Park Plant Fire Poses Benzine Exposure Risk

ITC plant fire plume could be seen for miles across Houston on 3/17/2019. Despite the best efforts of firefighters and others to control the blaze at Intercontinental Terminals Company ITC plant fire in Deer Park , the fires at a Houston-area petrochemical plant engulfed at least 8 tanks and involved the release of a hazardous […]

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 […]

Firework Safety

With New Year’s Eve right around the corner, we wanted to share important information, as well as a few safety tips regarding the use of fireworks this holiday season. There are many stories around the world where one misplaced firework can lead to massive explosions. It is important to understand not only how to stay […]

Arkema Chemical Plant Explosion Claims

The recent Arkema chemical plant explosions in Crosby, Texas added to the chaos and stress in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Area residents were evacuated from their homes as dangerous chemicals burned. As plant management stood by and determined that the best course of action was to let the materials burn out, information about violations, […]

Liability for Texas Swimming Pool Accidents

Swimming is one of the most popular athletic activities in the United States, and many non-swimmers also enjoy a day lounging by the pool or splashing in the shallow end. There are more than 10 million residential swimming pools and more than 300,000 public pools across the country. In Texas, where average July temperatures range […]

Saying Bye-Bye to the Bye-Bye Syndrome?

According to a report by the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released in 2008, there were an average of 221 fatalities and 14,000 injuries per year caused by non-traffic backing accidents between 2002 and 2006. Backing injuries drew national attention in 2008, when the five-year old daughter of the Christian recording artist, […]

Dangerous Animals in Texas

Alligators have been involved in some alarming incidents recently. Last month an alligator inside Walt Disney World pulled a 2-year-old into a lagoon and killed him. In another recent incident, an alligator was caught along FM 536 just outside of Floresville. Surprising morning commuters, the alligator was a staggering 12 feet long and weighed 400 […]

Texas Landowner Liability Claims

About a year ago the Texas Supreme Court issued an important decision dealing with the legal responsibility that a property owner owes to contractors and subcontractors that are invited onto his or her property to perform work. Most specifically, the case of Abu Tahoun v. Dow Chemical Co dealt with the necessary state of mind […]

Amusement Park Liability: Not all Fun and Games

Lack of  Standard Regulation to Prevent Carnival Accidents With the summer fun coming up, it is important to keep in mind that while having fun you must always be aware of the safety risks that come with it. Amusement parks all carry their own unique form of risk. Part of the problem is that there is […]

Black Friday Fights and Premise Liability

It is a sad reflection of our society that we cannot even go Christmas shopping without worrying about random violence breaking out at retail locations and causing harm to you or a loved one. The day after Thanksgiving is commonly called Black Friday and is a common day for fights to erupt. Even a police […]

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