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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.Read More

Mediation

What is Mediation in the Legal World?

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a method of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) aimed at settling a case before it goes to trial.  During a mediation, the parties to the dispute come together to attempt to reach a deal. Mediation often utilizes a collaborative approach and encourages parties to work together during the process.

The mediation is led by a neutral third party who oversees the process, and attempts to ensure all of the parties involved are working together to resolve the dispute. The mediator has usually received training in negotiations, and often mediators have spent time practicing law prior to becoming a mediator.Read More

Tips for Safe Holiday Commute

Home for the Holidays: 8 Tips for a Safer Holiday Commute

Why are more people traveling this year?

Marshall Doney, the president of AAA, cites rising incomes and low gas prices as the reason why more Americans plan to travel to celebrate Christmas and New Years in 2016. Most of these holiday travelers will commute to their destination by motor vehicle. In fact, AAA estimates that 93.6 million people will take a road trip this holiday season. This is an increase of 1.5% from last year.Read More

Employment Discrimination Part 1

Identifying, Preventing and Addressing Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace (Part 1)

In the context of employment law, discrimination and harassment can arise in many obvious and non-obvious forms. For many employees, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly when, where and how they are being treated unfairly, harassed or discriminated against in the workplace. Oftentimes, we simply get a gut feeling that things are “not right.”

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Workers Compensation

Getting Relief for your Injuries – Texas Workers’ Compensation

What is Workers Compensation?

Workers’ compensation (also known as workmans’ comp) is a form of insurance. Workers’ compensation provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees who have been injured on the job. Each state has its own laws concerning workers’ compensation.

Employers in Texas are not required to subscribe to workers’ compensation.  They can elect, instead, to carry private insurance.  Your rights may vary depending upon the type of insurance the employer elects to carry.

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Defective Brakes Car Accidents

When Defective Brakes lead to Auto Accidents

One of the most important safety features found in trucks and cars is the brake system. As a driver in one of the busiest metropolises in the nation, we are often faced with situations where we have to slam on our brakes. Defective brakes take away the driver’s ability to prevent a collision with another car, truck, or with a pedestrian.

This loss of ability can cause deadly accidents that could have been prevented if the brakes were working properly.

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Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing Home Liability Actions in Texas

One of the reasons we place our loved ones in nursing homes or assisted living facilities is because we believe that the caregivers at these facilities can better provide for the needs of our aging loved ones. Often the decision to place an aging loved one in a nursing home comes with fears about whether our loved ones are receiving the necessary care they need to live happy, healthy lives.Read More

Water Park and Amusement Park Injuries

Can I Sue for Injuries at a Water Park or Amusement Park?

Water Park Personal Injury Cases

There are many family-centered attractions in Dallas and Fort Worth. Often families visit local water parks in order to escape the Texas heat. Unfortunately, these days of family fun can turn tragic in a split second. For example, ten-year-old Caleb Schwab was killed as a result of a neck injury on a water slide at a water park in Kansas City. The sad reality is that these water park injuries could often be prevented. Read More

When to hire a car wreck attorney

When to Hire an Attorney after a Car Accident

If you have been in a car accident, you probably have many thoughts going through your mind. Some of these thoughts could revolve around whether you should hire an attorney to represent you. You should take time right after an accident to take care of your immediate needs. These include seeking medical attention if need be.

After your immediate needs are met, you should consider if you need to hire an attorney to assist you in securing compensation for your injuries. There are a number of factors that you should consider when determining whether you should hire an attorney. Each of these factors are discussed below, and more information about what to do after a car wreck can be found throughout our website. Read More