Featured Posts

Here’s a common issue when a doctor is negligent.

February 18, 2016

Doctors may have the best of intentions, but sometimes a doctor will make a mistake or be careless, and harm results. In many states, there are strict time limits for filing a lawsuit against a doctor. That means a patient must file a claim within a short time after the doctor’s actions, or lose any…

Read More

Business may have to clean up spill within three minutes

February 10, 2016

If you slip on a puddle in a store and injure yourself, you may be able to sue the store for not cleaning it up … if the store knew (or should have known) that it was there. So this raises the question: How quickly must a store realize that someone has spilled something, and…

Read More

Keyless ignitions tied to carbon monoxide deaths

February 9, 2016

Keyless ignitions can be great for people who have their hands full and don’t want to take their keys out of their pocket. But it’s possible that such ignition systems could pose a deadly threat of carbon monoxide poisoning. The problem occurs because many such cars won’t shut off automatically if the driver doesn’t press the start/stop…

Read More

Your auto insurance policy might cover a lot more things than you’d expect.

February 4, 2016

Most of the time, auto insurance is fairly straightforward. You’re typically covered for damage to your own car, and for damage you might do to other cars or property. You’re covered for injuries to yourself or others in an accident, for car theft, and possibly for roadside assistance or a rental car if your own car…

Read More

de la Garza Law Group in the Houston Chronicle

January 5, 2016

Federal judge urges parties to try to settle Taser case ‘A jury could say: This man has a dart in the eye and they’re still shooting him’, official tells attorneys for city. In a deeply concerned tone, a veteran federal judge implored the city of Houston and a lawyer for an unarmed man, who in…

Read More

School responsible for not having defibrillator at sports event.

December 17, 2015

A public school district could be held legally responsible for not having an automated external defibrillator at a high-school soccer game, after a player collapsed and suffered permanent brain damage, the Florida Supreme Court recently decided. The player, Abel Limones, had stopped breathing and had no pulse. His coach and a nurse who happened to…

Read More

Personal Injury Lawyer’s Take On: Nursing home abuse and neglect.

November 27, 2015

Elderly patients are being neglected and mistreated in nursing homes far more frequently than most people realize.  Even worse, when injury or death happens as a result of negligence by the nursing home, most relatives assume the cause was simply due to old age. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, about one out…

Read More

Personal Injury Lawyers Take On: Sports injuries.

November 11, 2015

Don’t give up! You might be compensated for a sports injury People who play recreational sports sometimes get injured; that’s a risk they face when they decide to engage in an athletic pursuit. But, often, the real cause of an injury isn’t the person’s own carelessness or bad luck; it’s something that the proprietor of…

Read More

New Hours-of-Service Rules for Truckers Are Dangerous

September 27, 2015

For many years, the government has regulated the number of hours that truckers are allowed to drive, in an effort to keep tired truckers from being behind the wheel of large trucks. Recently, these rules were changed to let truckers drive up to 11 hours straight, without a rest, and up to a maximum of…

Read More

Texas Lawyer’s take on: Renter’s Insurance

September 17, 2015

For many reasons, the rental market has been hot in recent years. The market for renter’ s insurance, however, is still ice-cold. Despite the fact that some 96% of homeowners have insurance, as compared with only about a third of renters, renters are half again as likely to be burglarized as are homeowners. Many renters…

Read More