Do You Know the New 2019 Laws in Texas?

By devPersonal Injury

Each year in the United States, thousands of new laws are passed by state legislatures. Last year, the Texas legislature gave merchants the option to require photo identification with every debit or credit purchase, gave voters alternative options for identification, and required commercial health insurance providers to dictate more comprehensive coverage for breast cancer prevention.

Who Polices the Police?

By devPolice Misconduct

The men and women of law enforcement are among the bravest individuals in the world. They wake up every day and go to a job that most of us cannot even imagine, rush into harm’s way to keep strangers safe, and face dangers that other people go to great lengths to avoid. Police officers throughout Texas who do their jobs …

After a Crime, You May Have a Claim Against the Property Owner

By devPremises Liability

When you slip and fall because a grocery store failed to display a “wet floor” sign, or you are injured in an elevator that your apartment complex failed to maintain, the staff or the property owner can be held liable for failing to provide a safe environment for you. This is the legal concept of premises liability in Texas. What …

Think Twice Before Taking the Escalator

By devPersonal Injury

The machines we use to go about our lives each day don’t seem dangerous. We don’t think twice about getting in our cars to drive to and from work, but it’s the most dangerous thing most Americans do on a given day. If you live in a metropolitan area, taking an escalator to the train or inside your office building …

Should You Beware of Contaminated Candy on Halloween?

By devFood Poisoning

Halloween is supposed to be an evening of pure joy for American families, but parents are becoming increasingly worried about the candy their children receive from strangers. While contaminated Halloween candy is rare, there may be other dangers lurking in plastic cauldrons. Read below for tips and tricks on how to keep Halloween safe and fun for kids and adults …

Even Off-Duty, Officers Must Be Held Responsible

By devPolice Misconduct

In early September 2018, Dallas police officer Amber Guyger returned to her apartment complex after her shift and entered a unit she claims she thought was her own. Once inside the room, Guyger shot and killed the man who actually lived in the apartment, thinking he was an intruder. Guyger was still in uniform, but was off-duty at the time. …

The Troubling Trend of Police Sexual Misconduct

By devPolice Misconduct

A police officer is accused of an act of sexual misconduct at least every five days in the United States. A national analysis found more than 500 officer arrests for sexual misconduct over a three-year period. It’s hard to face these numbers, because police officers are supposed to be a source of trust and aid. As stories of egregious police …

Texas Livestock Car Accidents Present a Real Danger

By devCar Accidents

Bovines find ways to escape and occasionally end up on the road. The idea of a cow on the loose sounds comical, but unfortunately, it almost never is. Crashing into a cow or other livestock is a real danger in Texas, and as the state with the most cattle, it is not uncommon, either.

Oil Extraction: Is the Pay Worth the Risk?

By devWorkplace Accidents

In May 2018, a group of workers brought a lawsuit against the San Antonio-based refiner Valero Energy Corporation for injuries they suffered in a refinery explosion. The group of 28 employees was working near the facility’s alkylation unit when a line carrying flammable liquids failed, causing the explosion.

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