Drunk Driving Suspected in Fatal Dallas Crash

By devDrunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving is suspected in last night’s devastating accident in Dallas, which killed two adults and critically injured an 8-year-old girl. Witnesses say a driver sped through a red light and plowed into 3 vehicles. One of the vehicles slammed into a utility pole, instantly killing two adults inside and ejecting the girl onto the street. It is unknown if …

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak in Texas

By devPersonal Injury

The risk of developing meningitis in Texas is very real. Fungal meningitis cases in Texas are among the 331 non-fatal cases now confirmed in 18 states. Meningitis-related deaths now total 25, with Tennessee reporting the most illnesses and deaths. The fungal meningitis outbreak currently spreading across the nation has been linked to a contaminated steroid injection developed by a specialty …

Is Drunk Driving Criminal Law or Civil Law?

By devDrunk Driving Accidents

There are two areas of law in our legal system — civil law and criminal law. Civil law and criminal law are controlled by different sets of courts, but there the two areas can share a lot of similarities. Sometimes, a case may be handled in both civil and criminal courts. One example is an accident involving drunk driving. Drunk …

Product Liability

By devProduct Liability

When a manufacturer puts its stamp on a product, that manufacturer is liable for the safety of that product. Product liability covers a wide spectrum. Automobile brakes, truck tires, baby strollers, curling irons, lawn fertilizer, windows blinds and surge protectors are all products for which a manufacturer is liable. If a toaster oven makes claim that it will turn off …

Nursing Home Abuse and Elder Care Abuse

By devNursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Nursing homes are facilities that provide long-term care for a person when they are no longer able to care for themself. Most patients in a nursing care facility are elderly and rely on a stranger for their care and protection. Families place their trust in nursing homes, confident their loved one will receive superior care. That is often not the …

Financial Abuse of Senior Citizens

Cases of elderly financial abuse are on the rise here in Texas. Last year, Texas Adult Protective Services reported 1,700 confirmed cases of financial abuse; 258 of them were from North Texas. In June of this year, 154 cases of elder financial abuse in North Texas were filed, up from 126 the year before. According to Texas Adult Protective Services, …

Liability in Texas Car Accidents

By devCar Accidents

The law in Texas dictates that drivers will pay for accidents that they cause. This is why all Texas drivers are required by law to have liability insurance: accident injuries are often very expensive, and most people can’t afford to pay them out of pocket. But first, before anyone pays any damages for a given accident, it must be determined …

4 Injured in Oklahoma City Collision

By devCar Accidents

A recent Oklahoma City accident involving a rear-end collision left 4 people injured. The accident occurred on Interstate 240 at Santa Fe in south Oklahoma City. A 24-year-old Oklahoma City resident crashed his car into the back of a pickup carrying four people. Both the car and the truck careened out of control and smashed into barrier walls. The pickup …

Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Homes May Change if New Law is Passed

By devNursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Nursing homes currently do not have to follow any standardized protocol to obtain informed consent before administering antipsychotic drugs to elderly patients. According to a news report from McKnights.com, Congress is considering passing a new law, The Improving Dementia Care Treatment in Older Adults Act. If passed, the law will require nursing homes to help residents and their families understand …

Car Crash Results in 7 Fatalities

  On Wednesday, seven people died in a head-on collision near the Texas-Oklahoma border. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a Chevrolet Suburban traveling a high speed cut across the center line of Highway 412 and crashed into a van carrying employees of a Texas meatpacking plant. Both drivers and five van passengers were killed instantly. One survivor was airlifted …