Landlord Responsible for Fire

Could the Landlord be Responsible for a Fire in your Apartment?

Unfortunately apartment fires happen, and they often happen when we least expect it. When apartment fires occur tenants are often left without a home.

This was illustrated recently when a December apartment fire left eighteen people displaced in south Fort Worth.

Apartment fires can often be deadly.

In early March, an apartment fire in Granbury took the life of one man. This man died trying to save his three dogs from his burning apartment.

Others who were living in neighboring apartments had to jump from their second story of the building in order to survive the fire. One elderly individual was rescued from her apartment.

Many individuals reported that their smoke detector did not alert them that there was a fire.

Apartment fires can spread quickly and can destroy resident’s homes within a couple of hours. This article discusses some of the basic things that you should do after a fire, and places apartment fires in the context of your rights as a tenant.

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What is Arbitration

What is Arbitration?

Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution. This is an alternative to filing a bench or jury trial.

Some people view arbitration as a cost effective way to seek compensation for their harms and losses. In some cases, arbitration is consensual. This means that the parties must agree to the arbitration process.  In some cases another party compels arbitration.

Also, note that some insurance contracts have an arbitration clause which require policyholders to use the arbitration process in order to seek a remedy rather than using the court system to seek relief.

However, also not that anyone can agree to use the arbitration process even if they are not legally required to do so.

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Blame Insurance for Lawsuits

Why the Insurance Companies are to Blame for Frivolous Lawsuits

Many people believe that lawsuits go too far. They believe that individuals misuse the court system in order to seek compensation that they do not deserve.

Others believe that all attorneys are out to threaten litigation in order to seek a quick settlement for cases that have no merit.

The fact of the matter is that many individuals who have been seriously injured in car accidents have no choice but to file a suit against the individual who negligently caused their injury.

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Calculate Car Wreck Attorney Fees

How Attorney Fees are Calculated for your Car Wreck Case

When you are considering whether you should hire an attorney one of your main concerns is probably how you will pay for the cost associated with attorneys.

This article discusses the basics of how attorney’s fees are calculated. If you have any further questions about attorney’s fees, you should contact the lawyers at Hutchison & Stoy.

We are happy to answer questions that you may have about your car accident case.

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Bad Faith and Gross Negligence Affect your Personal Injury Case

How Bad Faith and Gross Negligence Affect your Personal Injury Case

After you have been in a car accident, you may find yourself with a lot of different question about your personal injury case.

The best thing you should do is contact a personal injury attorney in order to discuss your case with an expert. Your personal injury attorney will help you work out the details so you do not have to stress out over your situation more than you have to.

If you have any questions about this article you should contact the experienced attorneys at Hutchison & Stoy. We offer free case consultations to individuals who are attempting to determine what their legal rights are. Contact the Warriors For Justice today!

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Whistleblowers, Qui Tam, Fraud and the False Claims Ac

Whistleblowers, Qui Tam, Fraud and the False Claims Act Explained

What is a Whistle Blower?

A whistle blower is an individual who discloses information about possible corrupt or illegal activities such as fraud that are occurring in a company. There are many different people who can be whistle blowers including employees, contractors, and clients.

When someone files a claim under the false claims act, the stark statute, or the anti-kickback statute, that individual is “whistleblowing.”

Whistleblowers can also be referred to as “relators.”

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Wrongful Death Texas Case

Everything you need to know about a Wrongful Death Case in Texas

A wrongful death claim is a cause of action. When the plaintiff brings a lawful death claim against the defendant the plaintiff claims that the defendant caused the death of a loved one. Many different situations could lead to a wrongful death claim. These include car accidents, train accidents, boating accidents, trucking accidents, airplane accidents, criminal activity (such as murder), and medical malpractice.

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Construction Injury Lawyer

Injured at a construction site, now what?

Generally, there are two different groups of people that can be injured in a construction accident: construction workers and non-construction workers.

Construction workers are typically trained to avoid injury while they are completing their work, but injuries can still occur. In fact, one in ten construction workers are injured every year according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Read More