Pedestrian Accidents

Understanding Bike and Pedestrian Accidents

Generally, when someone thinks of a car accident they think of an accident that involves two cars. The fact remains that some car accidents involve bikes and pedestrians. If you are involved in an accident with a cyclist or a pedestrian you need to know what to do. This article discusses what you need to know about bike and pedestrian accidents. Continue reading “Understanding Bike and Pedestrian Accidents”

What is sexual harassment

What is Sexual Harassment?

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, sexual harassment includes “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.” Sexual harassment can occur in any workplace.

Sexual harassment is against the law in Texas, and sexual harassment is a violation of title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is possible for a court to find that one comment is sexual harassment. But, if the behavior is frequent and severe, it is more likely to match up with the typical characteristics of sexual harassment.

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Truck Accident

What you need to know about Truck Accidents

Dallas-Fort Worth is a very populated area. In fact, as of 2017, Dallas is the ninth largest city in the United States, and Fort Worth is the fifteenth largest city in the United States. Due to the large population, truck accidents occur often in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Trucking accidents have serious consequences. These consequences include property damage, heavy traffic, health insurance costs, serious injury, or even death. Roughly, 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year, and approximately 5,000 of these accidents involve a fatality.  Continue reading “What you need to know about Truck Accidents”

Prosthetic Limb Damage

Is Harm to a Prosthetic Limb Property Damage or a Personal Injury?

The first prosthetic limb that was used by a human was a toe. This toe was found attached to a woman’s body in Egypt, and it dates back to the years of 950-750, B.C..

Since then, technology has developed significantly. Johns Hopkins University has worked to develop a prosthetic limb that allows individuals to control prosthetic limbs with their minds. People are able to operate the limbs because the prosthetic limbs connect to nerve endings.

The cost to develop each of these limbs is about $500,000. While the researchers’ ultimate goal is to reduce the cost of production, prosthetic limbs are currently a very costly items.

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Pregnancy Discrimination

Protect yourself from Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

What is Pregnancy Discrimination?

There are many different types of employment discrimination. Employers cannot discriminate based on factors such as age, race, disability, national origin, sex, religion, or pregnancy.

Pregnancy discrimination occurs when an employer discriminates against a woman because she is pregnant or plans to become pregnant. Continue reading “Protect yourself from Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace”

Personal Injury Divorce Settlement

How to Protect your Personal Injury Settlement from your Divorce

What is the difference between Community Property and Separate Property?

It is important to know the difference between community property and separate property because a spouse’s recovery in a personal injury case will be treated just like any other in the event of a divorce.

Texas is a community property state. Eight other states including Arizona and Nevada are also community property states. In these states, marital property is either community property or separate property.

Generally speaking, separate property includes property owned by one spouse prior to the marriage, a property that one spouse acquires through gift, descent or devise during the marriage, and personal injury awards (except for awards for lost earning capacity). Continue reading “How to Protect your Personal Injury Settlement from your Divorce”

Texas Juries

Are Texas Juries being kept in the Dark about Insurance?

In personal injury lawsuits, the fact finder is supposed to determine whether the defendant is liable to the plaintiff. There are two types of trials: bench trials, and jury trial.

During a jury trial, the Judge informs the jury about the law, and the jury is supposed to take all of the information that they learn at trial and apply the law to the facts.

Lawyers and clients want to use every available avenue they can to persuade the jury to rule in their favor. As such, lawyers like to present juries with all the relevant information during the trial. It would make sense for all of the relevant facts to be disclosed to the jury. However, sometimes lawyers are prevented from disclosing certain facts to the jury. Thus, some people argue that Texas juries are left in the dark during the trial. Continue reading “Are Texas Juries being kept in the Dark about Insurance?”