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Elements of a Product Liability Claim

If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation by filing a product liability claim. Since proving negligence in these types of cases can be quite difficult, Texas and other states use a “strict liability” theory.  Since manufacturers are in the best position to make sure their products are safe for consumers before…

Common Causes of Amusement Park Accidents

Amusement parks are a fun experience for the entire family. Some of the world’s finest amusement parks are in Texas, from Six Flags Over Texas to ZDT’s Amusement Park. However, amusement parks also contain many dangers that can lead to serious injury or even death.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an estimated 30,900 amusement park injuries ended up in the emergency room in 2016. Rather than having a national agency that oversees…

Why Multi-Vehicle Accidents Are Complex

From chain-reaction collisions to pileups involving multiple cars, multi-vehicle accidents involve at least three motor vehicles are caused by a wide range of factors, whether it’s distracted driving, intoxication, or even inclement weather conditions. Unfortunately, determining liability and recovering financial compensation can be quite difficult due to the various complexities of such crashes.  The following are several reasons why multi-vehicle accidents are complex:  Multiple negligent drivers – In collisions involving only two drivers,…

Texas Federal Judge Blocks New DACA Applicants

On July 16, 2021, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Texas ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unlawful, claiming that President Barack Obama overstepped his authority when he created it through executive action in 2012.   While the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may continue to accept new applications, the ruling temporarily prohibits the agency from approving them. Current DACA beneficiaries—also known as “Dreamers”—may renew their protections for now.  DACA protects more…

Ford Recalls 2021 F-Series Super Duty Trucks

On June 14, 2021, Ford is recalling 17,616 F-Series Super Duty trucks due to the improper installation of the front wheel hub extenders that causes the tire and wheel assembly to detach from the front axle. The problem was discovered after two reported incidents involved the detachment of the left-front wheel while driving.  Owners of the following 2021 models should receive a recall notification:  F-350  F-450 …

HB 19 Protects Companies from Truck Accident Lawsuits in TX

On June 17, 2021, Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 19 into law, making it more difficult for injured victims in truck accidents to recover damages from trucking companies. The bill passed in the House in April, while the Senate passed the bill in May.  According to HB 19, victims must first prove in court that the driver was liable before filing a lawsuit against their…

Dram Shop & Social Host Liability Laws in TX

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver in Texas, not only can you file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party, but you may also pursue damages against a business or even a third party that provided the labile driver alcohol. Claims against alcohol vendors are known as “dram shop” cases, while cases against…

Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer During a Free Consultation

One of the most important steps you must take after suffering an injury caused by another person’s negligence or recklessness is hiring a personal injury attorney to help you recover your entitled compensation. Fortunately, most lawyers offer prospective clients a free initial consultation to discuss their claims.  Since the outcome of your personal injury lawsuit will impact the rest of your life, you need to determine the…

Why You Shouldn’t Accept the First Settlement Offer

If you have recently been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be dealing with his/her insurance company after filing a claim. It is not uncommon for the insurer to offer you an initial settlement within a few weeks or even days to resolve the case.  Financially, you may benefit from using the money to pay for your medical expenses, property…

Why You Should Never Apologize After a Car Accident

Many of us are taught that it is polite to apologize any time we accidentally hurt or inconvenienced someone else – no matter who was to blame for the incident. But when it comes to car accidents, saying sorry can do more harm than good.  Here are a few reasons why you should never say sorry after a car accident:  Apologizing can be viewed as…