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 >

Tanker Truck Rollover Accidents

Tanker truck accidents can be devastating. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association states 78% of tanker truck rollovers are due to errors made by the operator of the tanker truck. Depending upon what cargo the truck is hauling, the truck may explode when there is a... 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 >

Drowsy Driving: What Have We Learned?

Drowsy Driving: 2013 to Now Professional drivers must learn to combat drowsy driving. People who drive on Texas roads for a living know that there are many things out there and inside of your car that can and will distract even the most focused of drivers. Driving on the... 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 >

What is a Hospital Lien?

A hospital lien is a right granted to hospitals and emergency services providers that allows them to claim payment for their services out of any money recovered by the injured person in a personal injury claim against someone who caused the injury.  The phrase: "hospital... Read More >

San Marcos Passes Cite-and-Release Law

It seemed kind weird when Austin adopted a policy of citing people for crimes that typically resulted in arrest under a “Freedom City” policy, but then it is Austin.  The San Antonio chimed in with its own policy of citing and releasing people for certain non-violent... Read More >

When Your Spouse Abducts Your Child and Takes Them Abroad

This scenario has to be among the top tier of a parent’s worst nightmares. Try to imagine this. Imagine yourself in a custody battle over your children. You, a law-abiding citizen, voluntarily relinquish physical custody of your children to their other parent for their weekend... Read More >