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  • February
    20 2018

    Injured Workers’ Rights in Texas

    Knowing your rights can be essential to protecting and asserting them. This is particularly true and important in the aftermath of workplace accidents because not knowing or misunderstanding your rights as an injured worker in Texas can complicate – if not subvert – a claim for compensation. To help injured workers, the following presents some […]

  • February
    06 2018

    The Importance & Impact of Preservation of Evidence (Spoliation) Letters in Truck Accident Cases

    Preservation of evidence letters are formal written directives that instruct some party to preserve certain evidence that could be relevant to a future lawsuit. Also referred to as spoliation letters, stop destruction letters or litigation hold notices, preservation of evidence letters can critical to strength and success of a truck accident case. Preservation of Evidence […]

  • 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 […]