Month: October 2015

When a personal injury case settles, the plaintiff can sometimes choose between a lump-sum settlement and a structured settlement. A lump-sum settlement immediately provides all settlement funds to the plaintiff. A structured settlement distributes the plaintiff’s settlement funds over time. Although it may be tempting to choose a lump-sum settlement, there may be several benefits […]

The amusement park industry has been around for many years, but there is always competition to debut the newest, most exciting attraction. Sometimes, this competitive drive leads amusement park owners to take shortcuts when it comes to safety. In 2013, according to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), more than 315 million […]

Suing a restaurant for food poisoning is usually a challenging task, mostly because the illness is typically short lived. In fact, it may not even be worth pursuing such a claim, unless the illness required a hospital stay or extensive medical treatment. That’s why, in most cases, these claims are linked to an outbreak of […]

A Houston truck accident lawyer has to consider many factors when building a case for a victim, and these attorneys have plenty of claims to work with. The Bayou City continues to be one of the deadliest cities in terms of commercial vehicle wrecks, and with the city’s rapid growth, that doesn’t figure to change […]

With the nice fall weather comes more time spent outdoors.  It is always tempting to pick up a good book and lounge on the balcony while reading.  Other times, restaurants and social establishments offer outdoor seating on patios and balconies. You must be aware of your surroundings when choosing to socialize on these structures.  It […]

When a serious accident occurs in Houston, a wrongful death attorney may be the only person capable of producing some measure of closure. Of course, there is no way to replace the loss of a loved one, but when someone’s negligence is at least partly responsible for the tragedy, that person or organization should be […]

The VW emission scandal will force recall actions by the legendary automaker, something which is normally reserved for vehicles that have safety issues. But the manufacturer’s problems won’t end there, as it likely faces a wave of lawsuits and fines as well. The company’s primary decision makers could even face criminal prosecution, so it could […]

A phantom accident is an automobile accident that occurs when one vehicle has left the scene of the accident without being identified. This often leaves the other driver in a bind when trying to obtain insurance coverage for damage caused by a phantom driver. Two types of accidents can be caused by a phantom driver. […]

This blog post is part seven in an eight-part series designed to help you understand how our office strives to best serve the needs our of clients and what you can expect as a client of the firm. The seventh step in handling your claim is filing a lawsuit, if necessary.  Very few cases actually […]

Today’s news item involves a fatal fire in Houston area. A woman died Saturday afternoon from smoking inhalation after a fire broke out at her condominium in southwest Houston.  The Houston Fire Department responded Friday evening to the 2800 block of South Bartell Drive, with we noted the structure engulfed in fire and flames.  The […]