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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 […] The post Who is Liable for Texas Apartment Fires? appeared first on .…
Just before Christmas, an off-duty Houston police officer was struck from behind on his motorcycle, causing him to hit another police vehicle. Fortunately, the officer sustained only minor injuries. But, larger passenger vehicles rear end motorcyclists far too often—and those rear-end collisions are far more serious than the fender benders the term brings to mind. […] The post Rear-End Accidents are Far More Serious for Motorcyclists appeared first on .…
4.69 Billion Dollar Verdict Against Johnson and Johnson Upheld by St. Louis Judge A St. Louis judge has upheld a talcum powder verdict of about $4.7 billion against Johnson & Johnson. The talcum powder manufacturer filed motions for judgement notwithstanding the verdict, new trial and new trial on damages following the July 13 verdict. This […] The post Talcum Powder Lawsuit Update appeared first on .…
“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 […] The post What is Premises Liability? appeared first on .…
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, […] The post Rideshare Risks: Are Uber and Lyft More Dangerous Than Taxis? appeared first on .…
Being stuck on a cruise ship may sound like a good time, but thousands of passengers on a 2013 Carnival cruise got a hard lesson in reality when they were stranded on board in the Gulf of Mexico for five days. After a fire broke out in the engine room, the ship was disabled. Refrigeration […] The post Cruise Ship Passengers Stranded at Sea Now Left Stranded by the Law appeared first on .…
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 […] The post Spotlight on School Bus Stop Safety appeared first on .…
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 […] The post Report A Drunk Driver: Someone Dies in Texas Traffic Every Day appeared first on .…
A Houston teenage driver is facing a felony charge of “failure to stop and render aid” after fatally striking and killing a homeless man in late October, then fleeing the scene. The 16-year-old driver hit the pedestrian as he crossed the street near Gessner Road and Westview Drive. While any fatal accident is shocking, this […] The post Texas Parents May Be Liable for Negligent Teenage Driver Accidents appeared first on .…
People ask us this question all the time. It usually happens something like this: You are in an accident through no fault of your own. You get sent bills by the hospital, the emergency room doctor, the radiologist, the ambulance company and they all add up. Thankfully, the other driver had liability insurance. You submit […] The post Can a Car Insurance Company Deny Payment for My Medical Bills After a Car Wreck in Texas?