Insurance Companies – the unseen hand at trial

Posted on Monday, October 16th, 2017 at 9:35 pm    

Although the insurance company isn’t mentioned at trial, it’s often the unseen puppet master pulling the strings of the defense attorney.  It selects and pays for the defense attorney and approves of the experts and all their travel and expenses.  Most importantly the insurance company decides what amount (if any) to offer to resolve the […]

Moon Bounce and Bounce House Injuries Very Common

Posted on Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 2:21 pm    

Parents and children alike should exercise caution with moon bounce or bounce houses.   Injuries from regular play on these recreational and backyard toys is far more common than realized.  Injuries can include paralysis, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), broken bones and sprained or torn muscles.  12 deaths have been reported from these devices.  If the […]

Bounce House Injury Lawsuit

Posted on Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 6:03 pm    

1 dead as Spanish bouncy castle floats off; witnesses say it exploded By Mike Moffitt, SFGATE Updated 1:06 pm, Monday, May 8, 2017 A bounce house and inflatable slide went airborne at a church festival, injuring five children Media: National Desk US A 6-year-old girl was killed and six other children injured in Spain when a bouncy […]

Largest Trucking Companies in the United States

Posted on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 at 7:58 pm    

Trucking companies move most of the freight in the United States.   18-wheelers and semis or tractor trailers are particularly prevalent in the southwestern U.S., including  Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Colorado.  Several massive trucking companies dominate the freight trade and are commonly seen on interstates and highways.   The largest trucking […]

Fracking Boom Costs Lives on the Highways

Posted on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 8:07 pm    

Trucking companies pushed to the limit in the search for profit.

Tort Reform Fails the Empirical Evidence Test

Posted on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 8:59 pm    

Tort Reform Fails The Empirical Evidence Test By: Troy D. Chandler, Chandler McNulty LLP Houston, TX As a trial lawyer, I find that empirical evidence always wins over even the most compelling argument. Facts matter.  Evidence matters.    That is why I never trusted the tort reform rationale.  The jury is in on the Tort […]

Insurance in Civil Lawsuits

Posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 9:35 pm    

An insurance company is involved in almost every lawsuit filed, but juries don’t get know about it.   Hiding the insurance policies from juries is a Texas rule (one of our neighboring states not only tells juries about insurance, but actually allows injured parties to sue the defendant’s insurance company directly). The Texas rule’s intention […]
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