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 […]

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 […]

What Is a Phantom Accident? 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 […]

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 […]

As IVC filter cases against Bard continue to mount, it’s becoming clear to all involved that the device manufacturer was likely acting recklessly, even deceptively, in its handling of the implant. Initially considered a safe, frontline treatment for people who cannot receive blood thinning medication, many doctors are now worried about the device’s long-term safety. […]

Tips For Proving Fault Proving fault in an auto accident is crucial to recovering from the other driver’s insurance company. Without proof of liability, you may be restricted to using your own insurance coverage to pay for the accident-related damage and medical bills. It is important to take accurate pictures of the scene of the […]

There are many ways of preventing injuries to motorcyclists, such as education and increased public awareness. Education and awareness, of both motorcyclists and fellow motorists, is key.  However, voluntarily choosing to wear a helmet can help to reduce injuries and fatalities if a motorcyclist is involved in a crash. Texas law only mandates that motorcycle […]