If you have ever caught the proverbial deer in your headlights, you know how suddenly they can appear and how unpredictably they can move. It’s no wonder that many crashes occur because motorists try to avoid animals or simply can’t avoid hitting them. When that happens, can someone be held liable for the injuries and damages they cause?
My Loved One Was Killed by a Drunk Driver. What Happens Now?
In 2021, Texas alone had over a thousand deaths caused by drunk drivers — 1,029 to be exact. Drunk driving is arguably one of the most negligent actions a person can engage. Not only is it unsafe for the driver, but it also creates unsafe streets for everyone involved.
Can I Sue the City If I Was Hurt on the Bus?
For those of us who either have to rely on public transportation or choose to ride the city bus, we place a great amount of trust in the driver to get us to our destination safely. But what happens if we’re involved in a bus accident and sustain injuries because of it? According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were over 2,000 bus crashes in Texas in 2020 alone.
The First 72 Hours After an Accident
Dealing with a traffic accident is never an easy situation. It can sometimes be a traumatic experience. Nevertheless, the first 72 hours after an accident are crucial to ensure your safety and well-being.
How Do You Know When to Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer?
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, hospital emergency departments in the state received and treated over 9.9 million total visits in 2020. These visits usually lead to more medical appointments and expensive medical bills for patients who weren’t expecting them and may not be able to afford them.
Understanding Texas Expunction
In Texas, an expunction can, in certain situations, remove entries from an adult criminal history record. An expunction, also known as an expungement, is similar to sealing records for minors but applies to an adult record.
Understanding Search & Seizure Laws in Texas
In 2019, more than 805,879 crimes were committed in the state of Texas. That’s 2,779 crimes for every 100,000 people, and includes everything from petty theft to murder.
The Costly Consequences of Ineffective Representation
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, in 2020, there were 782,974 total reported criminal offenses in the state. This total includes all the murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft offenses reported by both police departments and sheriffs’ offices.
Jury Acquits Man Charged in State's New Stalking Law
Talk about a blast from the past! A couple of days ago, I was blessed with a visit from an old friend, Robert Reed, Jr., the first client whom I ever defended in a jury trial.
Can I Go to Jail for<br/> Getting Into a Fight?
The annual brawl between Texas A&M and Alabama takes place on the football field. Tempers have been known to get hot, and a player can be benched for the game for flagrantly roughing the kicker or passer, for unnecessary roughness, or for targeting. However, as long as the hits stay on the field and comply with the rules of the game, no one will go to jail.