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  • Labor Day: Perks and Problems

    This year, Labor Day falls on Monday, September 2 nd . While the holiday can be a fun time for travel and celebration, it can also lead to dangers on the road. If you’re planning to travel, or even if you’re staying in for a family BBQ, a few tips and tricks can make your holiday as fun and safe as possible. Safety Tips for Your Trip If you are heading out on the open road, there are a few steps ...
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  • What Does Premises Liability Really Mean?

    If you’ve ever worked in food service, or even seen the “Caution Wet Floor” sign in a restaurant or other public place, you probably already have some idea of premises liability . These signs are put out to warn the building’s visitors of an unsafe or hazardous condition. If the owner of the building did not take this step and knew the floors were wet, they could be held responsible if a guest ...
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  • What to Do After an Accident

    Accidents happen every day. Merriam Webster defines an accident as any “unforeseen and unplanned event or circumstance.” Spilling your orange juice can be an accident. Being late to a meeting can be an accident. There are even happy accidents. Some accidents, however, are more serious. If you get hurt because of someone else’s mistake, especially if your injury or loss is severe, you may want to ...
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  • The Legal Realities of Wrongful Death

    In movies and television, when someone is killed by another, the police immediately investigate the crime and there is a courtroom trial right after the arrest. The answer is simple: guilty or not guilty. Additionally, the family’s peace of mind is based solely on the verdict of a dramatic criminal trial. In reality, the process is more complex. Criminal trials may not be enough to assure the ...
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  • What House Bill 1693 Means for Your Medical Expenses

    With all the national news right now, it can be easy to miss everything that’s happening with civil justice law right here in Texas. To that end, with the state legislature’s session having recently ended, our Dallas personal injury lawyers at MR Civil Justice thought it would be a good time to discuss one in particular. Specifically, we’re going to take a look at what House Bill 1693 means for ...
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  • Unpacking Governor Greg Abbott’s Veto of Teen Prostitution Bill

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently made headlines after his controversial decision to veto a bill protecting child prostitutes. The Republican governor killed House Bill 1771, which would have prohibited prostituted minors from being arrested and sent to juvenile court, despite its overwhelming popularity in the Texas legislature. Written by Rep. Shawn Thierry, D-Houston, HB 1771 would have ...
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  • When Is My Landlord Responsible for My Injuries?

    When you live in an apartment, it’s possible to be exposed to a number of dangerous situations, depending on how well your landlord has maintained the building. In some cases, those who become injured on apartment premises can pursue a lawsuit against their negligent landlord, to recover for medical expenses, time off work, and other losses. However, it’s important to consult with a seasoned ...
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  • Understanding the Texas Eggshell Skull Rule

    If you have a pre-existing condition that aggravated your accident injuries, you may assume that you don’t have a shot at recovering compensation. Fortunately, there’s a principle in Texas civil law that allows you to pursue a personal injury lawsuit even with a prior condition. This is known as the eggshell skull rule, or the “thin skull rule” in some jurisdictions. The eggshell skull rule is a ...
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  • Dealing with Aggressive Drivers & Road Rage

    Though it may just seem like a term for someone in a rush, road rage is extreme. Simply put, it can cost the lives of innocent people. Many recognize the experience of driving according to traffic laws when suddenly, a vehicle dangerously speed past as the driver furiously honks and spews profanities. Despite being a safe and aware driver, you cannot predict who you will encounter on the road. ...
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  • What is the 3-Second Rule?

    Of the millions of people on the road, not everyone drives safely and responsibly. Unfortunately, you cannot rely on others to uphold optimal or even acceptable standards of safety. Studies have shown the majority of car accidents happen in under 3 seconds. When you are traveling at high speeds, this may as well be faster than the speed of light for the lack of response time. In 3 seconds or less, ...
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  • March Legal Madness: The N.C.A.A. Will Appeal Recent Anti-Trust Decision

    Following an earlier ruling this month by a Federal District Court, the N.C.A.A. announced on Saturday that they will appeal a ruling which found preventing student athletes from being paid in addition to scholarships and related athletic costs violates anti-trust law. Donald Remy, the N.C.A.A.’s chief legal officer, released a statement saying, “We believe, and the Supreme Court has recognized, ...
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  • It’s National Brain Injury Awareness Month: Here’s What You Need to Know

    The Brain Injury Association of America, or BIAA, has declared March Brain Injury Awareness Month . As a part of their Change Your Mind Campaign, the BIAA is devoting their efforts this month to de-stigmatizing brain injuries through community outreach, empowering survivors of brain injuries as well as their caregivers, and promoting support for patients living with brain injuries. As Dallas ...
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  • Is It Harder to Protect Intellectual Property in the Digital Age?

    In recent years, a common echo heard among legal professionals is that it is more difficult to protect intellectual property in the digital age. Danae Vara Borrell recently explored this very idea in a piece for Forbes . Over the past few decades, rapid advances in technology have reduced the amount of time necessary to take a product to market. This coupled with the rise of e-commerce and its ...
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  • Why Are Hernia Mesh Lawsuits So Common?

    Hernias are extremely painful injuries, usually located in the abdominal wall, which occur when an organ, intestine, or fatty tissue pokes through a hole or weak spot in the muscle or connective tissue surrounding it. For several decades, doctors have been using surgical mesh to repair hernias. In the best cases, surgical mesh decreases operative time, reduces the length of the healing process, ...
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  • Can I Sue For Defective Pharmaceutical Products?

    If you or someone you know, has recently been injured by a defective pharmaceutical product, you may be wondering if it’s possible to file a lawsuit, and if so, against whom. Fortunately, the Dallas product liability attorneys at MR Civil Justice have all the answers you need. Read on to learn more, and contact MR Civil Justice for compassionate and tireless representation today. Defective ...
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