Month: October 2016

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  • October
    31 2016

    Proving Negligent Hiring in Truck Wreck Cases

    When litigating a truck wreck, you are likely to encounter multiple grounds of negligence.  An often overlooked cause of action is negligent hiring.  Trucking companies tend to do very little when hiring a new driver and many are proud to say they “only hire experienced and trained drivers.”  Thus, negligent hiring can often be established […]

  • October
    27 2016

    SERVING AN OUT OF STATE DEFENDANT

    When you file a lawsuit, the defendant is constitutionally entitled to adequate notice of the suit.  Service of process is the method by which the defendant receives notice.  Texas courts generally can hear a dispute arising in Texas.  If the defendant lives out of state, however, there may be state and constitutional challenges when a […]

  • October
    26 2016

    ARE THE TBI DEFENSE EXPERT’S OPINIONS RELIABLE?

    Proving defense expert’s opinions are inadmissible can be extremely complex and challenging, especially in the context of complicated cases such as product liability cases and brain injury cases.  When the issue in the case involves a moderate or a severe traumatic brain injury, proving both the injury and the extent of the injury is not […]

  • October
    25 2016

    Proving Negligent Entrustment in Trucking Cases

    When an owner of a tractor trailer leases his vehicle to another driver, the owner may be held liable for the negligence of the driver under the theory of negligent entrustment.  Texas recognizes a cause of action for negligent entrustment of a motor vehicle.  The elements for negligent entrustment in Texas are: The owner entrusted […]

  • October
    21 2016

    PERSONAL INJURY LAW 101 – THE BASICS

    In lay terms, an injury is commonly known as a physical harm or damage to a person’s body.  From the legal perspective, the term “injury” needs to be analyzed along with the term “tort.”  A tort is a wrong committed by one person either through an act and/or omission which injures another person and can […]