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Mar 29
2018

The Most Common Construction Accidents in Texas

Construction Accidents | Personal Injury | Work Injury

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries for workers, as illustrated by two recent stories of injuries and death.

On January 10, a crane injured two workers when it fell at an Austin worksite. The crane operator was attempting to lift a concrete wall when a chain snapped and dropped the wall. One man was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, while the other refused treatment.

A representative from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said that the crane’s rigging may have been defective, or the insert came loose from the concrete. Smaller cranes, like the one used at the site, have fewer built-in safety devices than large cranes, and have safety systems that [...]

Mar 22
2018

How to Sue the Government over Your Car Crash Injury

Auto Accidents

 

If you recently experienced a car crash injury, ask yourself: could a governmental entity in Texas be at fault?

Last year, Kelly Talamantes and her husband were riding their motorcycle in Fort Worth. At the intersection of North Beach Street and Heritage Trace Parkway, they proceeded through on a green light, but were struck by a vehicle who attempted a left turn on a blinking yellow light.

Talamantes’ husband died in the crash, and her leg was amputated. Now, she is suing the city of Fort Worth based on the claim that the blinking yellow light wasn’t working.

Even though studies have shown that blinking yellow lights are safe, seven auto accidents occurred right after the light was installed [...]

Mar 21
2018

Just How Dangerous is Driving Distracted in Texas?

Auto Accidents | Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is on the rise in Texas, and law enforcement officials are cracking down with new regulations to curb the crash rates.

In this post, we’ll detail statistics on distracted driving and tell you about the new required course for Texas drivers. We’ll also let you know what you can do to hold someone liable for your injuries in a Texas distracted driving accident.

What Exactly Does Distracted Driving Entail?

Distracted driving covers a wide variety of activities people do while driving that divert their attention from their main job of driving. Distracted driving is a hazard to the driver, passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers. Examples of distracted driving are many and varied and include:

  • Texting
  • Posting on social
[...]
Mar 16
2018

Who Might Require Real Estate Litigation in Texas

Real Estate Law

Texas real estate law applies in many different kinds of transactions and disputes. You may be involved in a situation right now that can benefit from the expertise of a real estate lawyer. In this post, we’ll discuss who might benefit from the assistance of a knowledgeable Texas real estate litigation attorney.

Understanding Texas Real Estate Law

Real estate law extends into many categories. Areas like purchasing property, making investments, and developing land all require legal documents. Since real estate matters typically deal with high value property and/or where you live, it’s important to get legal assistance when you seek to protect your property rights.

Sometimes disputes arise that cannot be worked out in normal conversations. These are several reasons[...]

Mar 8
2018

When Is It Time to File a Business Insurance Claim in Texas?

Business Insurance Claims | Insurance Claims

The purpose of business insurance is to protect your business from harmful events such as property damage, theft, and liability claims. These events can be devastating for a business, particularly a smaller business operating on a narrow margin.

Unexpected events are unfortunately common in business, and it’s estimated that 40% of small businesses will file business insurance claims within the next 10 years. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s always to your advantage to file a claim. Whether or not you should file a claim for a particular incident will depend on a number of factors, including the cost of damages incurred, what’s covered in your policy, and your deductible.

Below, we’re going to look at when it’s to [...]

Mar 2
2018

What Texans Need to Know about Filing for Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

If your loved one has died due to negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. In this post, we’ll explain how wrongful death claims work in Texas. There are several different steps and rules you need to follow, and we can help you navigate the claim process.

Definition of Wrongful Death in Texas

Under Texas law, wrongful death is defined as follows:

“A person is liable for damages arising from an injury that causes an individual’s death if the injury was caused by the person’s or his agent’s or servant’s wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default.”

Examples of when a wrongful death claim may be filed include the following:

  • Drunk driving accident
  • Distracted driving accident
[...]

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