Texas families that are mourning the loss of a loved one after a fatal accident understand that it can affect them in many ways. From the grief associated with an unexpected loss to the financial expenses related to the crash, the aftermath of a fatal accident can be overwhelming. For some grieving families, however, there are certain legal options available.
Fireworks are synonymous with the Fourth of July holiday in Texas and elsewhere around the country. While many people attend organized fireworks events, more and more families are purchasing fireworks for their own individual displays. As sales for fireworks increase, accidents do as well. A man in another state filed a products liability lawsuit against a fireworks manufacturer after the company's apparently defective products caused a catastrophic injury.
In Texas, court-ordered mediation in tort cases is an increasingly common occurrence. If you are in litigation, chances are the judge will order you to go through a court-ordered mediation process before you can proceed to trial. Consequently, it is important to understand how mediation might impact your personal injury lawsuit.
The fee arrangement for personal injury representation is distinct from other areas of law. The typical structure involves a contingency fee contract. A plaintiff does not owe any attorney’s fees or costs to the attorney unless he or she recovers in court. In that event, the attorney is awarded a percentage of the recovery.
In this two-part blog series, we continue our discussion of some of the hallmarks of effective personal injury representation. By understanding these traits, you will know what to look for when the time comes for you to find an effective personal injury attorney.
If necessity is the mother of invention, this explains why many new clients come to us only when they are in dire need of a personal injury attorney. Typically, they want to pursue compensation against someone whose negligence caused injury to them.
Making the decision to place an elderly loved one in the care of a nursing home or medical facility is not easy. Family members often spend a lot of time researching options and figuring how to pay for accommodations, and they want to feel confident that their loved ones are in a place where they are safe and treated with dignity.
The winter months are known for higher risks of exposure to the tasteless, odorless and colorless silent killer: carbon monoxide. If you're not careful, exposure could lead to accidental poisoning or death. While it is commonly associated with furnaces and warming a car up in a closed garage, cold weather is not the only time you may be vulnerable. There are ways you can be exposed during the warmer months. Activities that could cause these risks during the summer include:
A series of three natural gas pipeline explosions injured four pipeline employees and a volunteer firefighter at 11:30 am on Wednesday, August 1. The pipeline blasts happened on Farm-to-Market Road 1379, about twenty miles southeast of Midland. The first of the explosions started a fire. The pipeline workers and the firefighter had managed to quell the blaze, when two additional explosions followed in quick succession. The pipeline employees suffered serious burns and were transported to University Medical Center in Lubbock. The firefighter was taken to Midland City Hospital. So far, the cause of the explosions has not been determined.