Hit and Injured or Killed by a Drunk Driver? The Bar or Restaurant Where the Driver Was Drinking Can Be Sued for Damages in Texas

By JohnCar Accidents, Dram Shop Law

Now that bars and restaurants are re-opening to full capacity in the wake of Covid-19, we in Texas need to be particularly mindful of drunk drivers.  Yes, they are out there every day and night, on roads and highways everywhere in Texas.  It is common sense that drinking to excess and driving is wrong and deadly.  While those who drink, …

Academy Sports + Outdoors Recalls Ozone 500 Density Bicycles Due to Fall and Injury Hazards

By JohnBicycle Accidents, Product Liability

Here in Dallas the bicycle path and trail systems – Katy Trail, White Rock Lake, Santa Fe Trail and others – are beginning to get crowded with bicyclists out enjoying the spring weather.  With increased use of bicycles, there is a corresponding increase in bicycle accidents.  While many accidents are due to negligence or carelessness caused by the person operating …

Nursing Homes Manipulating Five-Star Ratings System

By JohnNursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Here is an excellent investigative article dated March 13, 2021 from the New York Times concerning how the federal government’s five-star system to rate nursing homes has, in fact, “provided a badly distorted picture of the quality of care at the nation’s nursing homes.”  What is said in this article is not altogether surprising.  Many nursing homes are now owned …

New Research Identifies Gaps in Support Services for Sexual Assault Survivors in Texas

By CAMlawSexual Assault

Despite an array of state and local resources for sexual assault victims in Texas, these service providers have often struggled to identify the precise network of help available throughout the state. Thanks to recent research conducted by the University of Texas, these providers could soon have the tools necessary to identify localized support and service gaps throughout the state. While …

Is Amazon Really a “Seller” for Purposes of Products Liability in Texas?

By JohnProduct Liability

An article from the National Law Review describes an important issue that a federal appellate court recently posed to the Texas Supreme Court for it to officially answer: “Under Texas products-liability law, is Amazon a ‘seller’ of third-party products sold on Amazon’s website when Amazon does not hold title to the product but controls the process of the transaction and …

Carbon Monoxide Deaths in Recent Cold Texas Weather

By JohnProduct Liability

Texans have recently been through a rough stretch due to the severe cold weather experienced in late February.  No tap water to drink, cook or bathe with, and the loss of electricity to power furnaces and other heat sources was a very common problem for many Texans due to the stunning lack of competence by the Electric Reliability Council of …

Honda Announces Recall of Pioneer 700 & Pioneer 1000 Off-Road Vehicles Due to Crash Risk

By JohnProduct Liability, Product Recall

As 2020 ended, Honda announced a recall of its popular Pioneer 700 and Pioneer 1000 recreational off-road vehicles (ROVs) due to an electric power steering problem– which can lead to crashes and serious injuries. More than 118,000 vehicles were manufactured between 2016 and 2019, and specific 2020 models are affected by the recall. Honda’s ROVs were subject to a previous …

COVID-19 Leaving Texas Nursing Home Residents Feeling Isolated

By JohnNursing Home Abuse & Neglect

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted most of the people in this country. However, the isolation that accompanies quarantine is especially strong among nursing home residents. Nursing homes have been the hardest hit when it comes to outbreaks of the virus. To protect seniors living in these facilities, nursing homes and regulators have tightened visitors’ restrictions dramatically. While this may reduce …

Street Racing Continues to Plague Dallas – With Deadly Results

By JohnCar Accidents

The pandemic is directly or indirectly responsible for much suffering. Perhaps because of pandemic-induced boredom, incidents of street racing in the Dallas-Forth Worth area have skyrocketed. The reckless driving inherent in street racing has led to death and destruction. Residents and city government officials are appealing to state lawmakers and the police to crack down on the behavior. On November …

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