Month: January 2018

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  • January
    30 2018

    How Special Needs Trusts (SNTs) Can Help Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

    Special needs trusts are legal devices that can hold or possess certain assets on behalf of disabled individuals. Also referred to as supplemental needs trusts, SNTs can be important to protecting assets while preserving eligibility for certain needs-based government benefits. For those who have suffered a TBI and are pursuing a brain injury claim, a […]

  • January
    16 2018

    Is Texting While Driving Negligence Per Se?

    Negligence per se is a legal doctrine through which an illegal act (i.e., an act that violates the law) constitutes negligence. In Texas, texting while driving may constitute negligence per se, depending on the circumstances. Texas’ New Texting While Driving Law: Brief Background Since September 2017, a new ban on texting while driving has been […]

  • January
    02 2018

    Federal Regulators Need to Improve System for Identifying At-Risk Motor Carriers, Report Reveals

    The Safety Management System (SMS) is used by regulators at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to identify motor carriers with a high risk of future crashes.1 The intention is to pinpoint potentially unsafe motor carriers and help FMCSA officials take action to intervene and prevent those carriers from being involved in accidents. Looking […]