Who Is Liable for Severe Injuries or Death Suffered at Work?

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on May 30, 2024

Workplace accidents in Dallas are unfortunately common, and they frequently have devastating consequences for workers and their families. Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure a safe working environment, so they can be held liable for negligence or failure to adhere to safety regulations that cause injuries or fatalities.

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Posted in: Workplace Accidents

Negotiating Settlements vs. Verdicts in Wrongful Death Cases

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on May 15, 2024

When deciding between a settlement and a verdict in a Dallas wrongful death case, it’s essential to consult with your attorney. Settlements might offer a sure outcome and timely compensation, but they may also be lower than what could potentially be won in court. While a verdict could yield a higher award, going to trial takes longer, and it comes with the risk of an unpredictable outcome. Therefore, an experienced wrongful death lawyer can help you weigh the odds of success in court against the certainty of a negotiated agreement.

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Posted in: Wrongful Death

Examples of Negligent Security and the Potential Harm

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on April 30, 2024

Texas law requires property owners to take reasonable steps to secure their premises against foreseeable crimes. Victims of negligent security in Texas have the right to seek compensation for injuries and losses. This legal recourse may include money to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

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Posted in: Premises Liability

Can Victims of Violent Crimes Get Financial Compensation?

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on April 15, 2024

Dealing with the aftermath of a violent crime can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to face it alone. In Texas, victims of such heinous acts and their families have avenues to seek compensation for suffering, including court-ordered restitutions and the Texas Crime Victims’ Compensation Program. You also have the right to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim or lawsuit against the criminal who hurt you and anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to the harm you have suffered.

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Posted in: Crime Victims

Cognitive Distractions and Their Role in Car Accidents

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on March 30, 2024

Most drivers know the dangers of physical distractions, such as using a cell phone or eating while behind the wheel. Drivers are equally familiar with the risks posed by visual distractions like slowing down to stare at an accident scene or searching the car floor for a lost item. However, one distraction that often goes unnoticed is cognitive distraction, which can pose as much of a risk as any physical or visual diversion. As a responsible motorist, it’s crucial to guard against such cognitive distractions for your well-being and the safety of others.

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Posted in: Distracted Driving

Wilmington Incident Shows the Danger of CNG-Powered Trucks

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on March 15, 2024

In February 2024, in the neighborhood of Wilmington in Los Angeles, California, a truck powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) caught fire and later exploded. This explosion resulted in nine people injured, including two critically injured firefighters. The truck driver had noticed something abnormal in the tanks and called 911. The truck, equipped with two 100-gallon CNG tanks, exploded while firefighters were attempting to extinguish the fire. Video footage captured the intense blast, which sent flames into the sky and caused significant damage to surrounding vehicles and infrastructure. Witnesses described the explosion as feeling like an earthquake.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

Kodiak To Operate Driverless Trucks Between Houston & Dallas

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on February 20, 2024

Kodiak Robotics, Inc. (Kodiak) announced that it is planning to open its first driverless truck delivery route between Houston and Dallas by the end of 2024. Kodiak released its driverless-ready semi-truck earlier this year. The average weight of a semi-truck plus trailer is 35,000 pounds. This can increase to 80,000 pounds (40 tons) when pulling a full load.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents and How To Avoid Them

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on February 10, 2024

Texas offers a rich tapestry of culture and opportunities for residents and visitors alike. From the bustling energy of its big cities to the charm of its small towns, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the Lone Star State. However, despite its beauty and charm, accidents can still happen.

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Understanding Liability Following a Bicycle Accident

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on January 30, 2024

Bicycling is a widely adopted and environmentally friendly means of transportation. However, it can be risky, particularly when sharing the road with motor vehicles. Therefore, it is important to have a comprehensive understanding of liability, common causes, and compensation avenues associated with bicycle accidents. This knowledge can provide legal protection, prevent accidents, seek justice, and help with physical and financial recovery.

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Posted in: Bicycle Accidents

Tesla Recalls Two Million Vehicles Due To Safety Concerns

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on January 15, 2024

Tesla, the leading manufacturer of electric vehicles, has recently announced a recall of over 2 million vehicles in response to safety concerns related to its Autopilot system. This recall follows a comprehensive two-year investigation by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which found critical issues with Tesla’s driver monitoring system.

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Posted in: Product Liability

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