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, […]

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 […]

Seven Types of Anesthesiology-Related Errors

During both scheduled and emergency surgeries, patients often count on anesthesiologists to make the surgeon’s job easier and expedite recovery. But too often, things go wrong. In fact, anesthesia errors are one of the leading causes of medical malpractice claims. These claims are different from other kinds of personal injury matters in several different ways. […]

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 […]

Developments in Truck Accident Litigation: Side Underride Guard Non-Use

The debate as to whether trucking companies should be required to use side underride guards has garnished significant attention in the news as of late. New proposals to reduce the commercial truck driving age could mean more inexperienced drivers on the road—and this could mean more accidents.  Side underride guards are not currently required by […]

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 […]

The Grounded Boeing Planes and Potential Loss of Use Claims

Following two major crashes and an apparent link to a faulty navigation system, the Boeing 737 Max 8 and Boeing 737 Max 9 were grounded worldwide. The United States was the last to ground the Boeing jets on March 13, 2019. With over 370 of these planes in operation around the world, this grounding has […]

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