Lenahan Law Firm Blog
It seems unbelievable that just under two months ago we announced our 2020 Lenahan Law Launcher-ship! Our firm received an astronomical number of applications, and it was a tough job to narrow them down to just a handful of winners. This scholarship is meant to help and encourage high school students in their endeavors for higher education by offering $1,000 to each selected winner, and it thrills us to see that it did its job. However, after looking over all of the applicants, it’s clear our winners had to be:
The United States runs on oil, and so it needs to be transported to every corner of the country. But can it be transported safely? There are four main modes of oil transportation: truck, rail, boat, and pipeline. Can any of these methods be trusted? Which is the safest?
The school bus is supposed to be an easy, safe way to send your child off to their school for the day. But sometimes, that trusted mode of transportation ends in horror. It’s a question no parent wants to ask, but what should you do if your child was injured while on the school bus?
The attorneys at The Lenahan Law Firm are thrilled to announce the Lenahan Law Launcher-ship for 2020! The high school students in Carrollton, Texas are dedicated and high achieving, and we know their futures look bright. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t need a bit of a helping hand every once in a while.
Texas weather ranges from hot and humid over the summer months, to cold winters, bringing icy streets and dangerous driving conditions. Operating a vehicle on icy roads is challenging, and the cause of many avoidable accidents. Homeowners are asked to turn off their sprinkler systems during freezing temperatures, but not everyone listens, creating sheets of ice and severe driving hazards in residential neighborhoods.
A car accident is a shocking incident that carries psychological consequences affecting your quality of life. A recent study published by the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) reveals the psychological impact. The research study found compelling evidence that psychological stress has a substantial effect on people who have suffered a musculoskeletal injury, which increases as they go through the process of attempting to recover compensation. The study concludes that shortening the time it takes to get compensation for damages is a factor that could reduce the level of psychological stress.
Over and over, bikers have called on The Lenahan Law Firm after one of their brothers or sisters was cut-off, bumped, rear-ended, t-boned, or otherwise wrongfully put in the hospital or worse. Having been to so many bedsides and gravesides, we’re always interested in seeing the roads becoming safer for those who ride.
Some new safety gear is catching our eye.
Because Marc Lenahan has been representing victims of crime for over two decades — terrorism, mass murder, DWI, child abuse imagery, homicide, criminal conspiracy, and too many others — we’ve worked closely with the good people at the Crime Victims Compensation Program over and over.
You may have never heard of the Crime Victim’s Compensation Program (CVC), but it is an incredibly important piece of Texan history and law. Started in 1979 by the Texas Legislature, the CVC is managed by the Office of the Attorney General. It was created with two primary goals in mind.
September 18th, 2016 marks the first day of Child Passenger Safety Week 2016. This annual campaign is run by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is meant to educate parents, caregivers, and guardians about the right way to secure children and teens in vehicles.
According to NHTSA studies, car accidents are among the top causes of death for children between the ages 1 and 13. It was concluded that roughly 33% of all children who lose their lives in a car accident – or about 220 each year – were not restrained at all, and an unknown number were in the wrong type of restraints. This statistic is heartbreaking, especially since the proper safety restraints have a 54 to 71% chance of preventing serious injury in a collision, also according to NHTSA studies.
Is your driving record spotless? Do you never text while driving? Are you certain to get a designated driver when you go out drinking with your friends? You should be applauded for helping keep our roads safe. Unfortunately, not everyone acts as responsibly and even the best drivers can be blindsided by a negligent motorist. In such a situation, the most you can do to prepare is to know what to do after a car accident before one ever happens.
If you are ever in a car accident, you should always follow these steps: