has won a $30 million verdict against FedEx in a case where one of the company’s freight trucks was involved in a head-on collision, killing an innocent motorist. The FedEx driver was speeding in the rain at night when he veered into oncoming traffic to avoid an obstacle in the road, killing Joseph Cargal. The […]
Texas Lawyer published a fantastic article with a perspective from the injured family’s viewpoint. A rare viewpoint worth reading and almost never seen in print. Most stories in the media regarding personal injury or wrongful death cases come from corporate or insurance industry perspectives and are used to condition the public into thinking that […]
Under Texas law, your paycheck is essentially the value of your life.
The insurance industry has beaten into the public’s head that “frivolous lawsuits” are a problem. The poster child for “frivolous lawsuits” is the legendary hot coffee lawsuit filed by Stella Liebeck who was disfigured by a boiling McDonalds’ coffee. Once people read the actual facts about that case (and not the insurance/corporate narrative) they often […]
Crash reports are completed in vehicle crashes involving injury, death or over $1,000.00 in property damage. Crash reports provide a documentation of the facts of a crash and occasionally the opinions of the police officer filling out the report.
Give trucks and 18-wheelers PLENTY of space. Do not tailgate them or drive slowly in front of them. Pass trucks and 18-wheelers on the LEFT. Trucks and 18-wheelers have huge blind spots (also called “No Zones”). Trucks have much larger blind spots on the right side (the slow lanes) than they do on the […]
The stretch of Interstate 45 (I-45) that runs through Houston has tragically been graded as the roadway with the highest danger in all of the United States. I-45’s southernmost point is Galveston, Texas and its northernmost point is Dallas, Texas (this”interstate” highway is actually completely within a single state). The section of that runs through […]
Tens of thousands of truckers haul loads across our highways and roads everyday with very little regulation and oversight and tragedy follows them. The Boston Globe’s outstanding investigative journalism team took a deep dive into a trucking company that “hired a ragtag crew of drivers — criminals and drug users among them, men who drove […]
A man was burned to death in front of horrified onlookers because his electric car doors would not open. The man was burned to inside a Tesla Model S. Private companies will never make their products as safe as they should be without the threat of lawsuits. Lawsuits make the world a safer place because […]
The Houston Chronicle recently listed the tragically most deadly roads in the Houston area. This list details the streets that have fatal car and truck crashes. The roadways with the highest number of deaths is, not surprisingly, on the highways. Technology Requires Truck Drivers Keep Pace with Training | Houston Truck Accident Attorney Liability for […]