Greyhound Bus Accident Lawyers

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 11th, 2014

Greyhound is a well-known North American bus transportation company based in Texas. The company has a fleet of more than 1,500 buses as well as 2,709 bus drivers. Greyhound buses reach all corners of the country as well as Canada and Mexico. Despite the convenient service that this company gives to the public, they are not free of bad drivers and have been involved in a number of highly publicized accidents in the past.

Car Accidents are Leading Cause of Death for Teenagers

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 8th, 2014

A new report is highlighting how dangerous distracted driving can be. Focusing on teens, the report states that this age group makes up 57 percent of all individuals killed in car crashes. The report, released by the Governors Highway Safety Association examines this endemic and offers possible solutions to help save teen lives.

Three Strikes Rule for Nursing Homes Under Consideration in Texas

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 3rd, 2014

Nursing home abuse is a serious problem throughout the United States, but Texas is making a move to do something about it. Lawmakers in the state are seeking stricter laws on nursing homes, especially as it pertains to those facilities that have a history of proven abuse.

Overview of the Proposal

Texas Nursing HomesLawmakers in the state of Texas are seeking legislation that would force those nursing homes with repeated reports of abuse to close their doors. The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission held a meeting on August 13th; it was during this meeting they recommended the crackdown on these nursing facilities. The organization urged the Legislature to make it a requirement for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services to pull the license of every nursing home in the state that has a minimum of three violations of the gravest type during any two-year period.

The Republican state senator who recommended this action stated it would only target the absolute worst facilities in the state. He feels this type of legislation would allow Texas to move quicker with new regulations than that of the federal authorities. He stated one facility in his district closed in July because they lost federal funding. He feels it is time the state started protecting its own citizens instead of relying on the federal government.

Inadequate Security & Premises Liability

Submitted by jrlaw on Aug 26th, 2014

Security is a big issue with many property owners and managers. When customers or visitors are injured as the result of inadequate security, those owners can face charges under premises liability laws. While they are not always responsible for those injuries, there are many instances in which the lack of security is a real issue.

Balcony Collapses, Falls and Defective Railing

Submitted by jrlaw on Aug 21st, 2014

Have you been injured in a fall from a balcony? Wondering who is liable for such an accident?

Falls From BalconiesBalcony accidents are generally uncommon, but can easily result in catastrophic injuries or even wrongful death.

It’s estimated that there are close to 50 million wooden decks and balconies in the United States, most of which are over 25 years old.  These pose a risk to the general public, making balcony accidents all the more likely.

These types of accidents happen due to a number of reasons such as:

Chinese Overtime - Is it Legal? What Is It?

Submitted by jrlaw on Aug 15th, 2014

Every employee deserves just and fair compensation under the law. By adhering to this, an employer makes sure that their workers are properly motivated and can keep performing at a level that’s satisfactory to the organization. However, a controversial practice is slowly creeping in and is threatening to blur the line which exists with regard to overtime pay.

Chameleon Carriers - A Problem in the Trucking Industry

Submitted by jrlaw on Aug 12th, 2014

A "chameleon carrier" is a name given to a trucking company which closes operations under one name, and resurrects itself under a new legal entity for the specific purpose of cleansing their record of safety and compliance violations.

Why Do Accident Lawyers Have Such Crazy, Over-The-Top TV Ads?

Submitted by jrlaw on Aug 7th, 2014

While lawyer ads on TV can sometimes be helpful by pointing out that there are options available to people who have suffered from a personal injury, they can also be extremely misleading.

Over the Top Attorney Ads on TVIt's important to understand the difference between truth and advertising hype. Certainly these crazy lawyer ads work for the law firm or they wouldn’t spend the money it costs to run them; after all, television advertising is far from cheap. The problem is that many of these ads present personal injury lawyers in an unfavorable light, one that makes the industry as a whole appear to be ambulance chasers that only care about the value of a case.

Anyone who watches television (especially daytime TV) is probably familiar with these ads. We won’t name any names here, but I’m sure you know the ones involved. Yes, the ads work, but they also tend to mislead the public about the manner in which they plan to handle your individual case. What many people are unaware of is that the firms that advertise on TV are predominantly "settlement mills" whose attorneys hardly ever see a day in court. Their business model is to settle as many cases as possible, as fast as possible. When a firm has thousands of open cases at one time, you cannot expect them to spend much personal time on your case.

How Much Does It Cost to File a Lawsuit in Texas?

Submitted by jrlaw on Aug 5th, 2014

The cost of filing a lawsuit can vary depending on the jurisdiction as well as the type of lawsuit you're looking to file. Since our firm is a personal injury law firm, we will discuss the cost of a personal injury lawsuit in Texas.

Cost of Filing a Lawsuit in TXWhen many people think about hiring a lawyer, their first thought is cost. Fortunately, with personal injury lawsuits you never have to pay anything up front. The injured victim does not assume any financial risk (no lie!). You literally only pay your attorney if and when your case is won.

All personal injury lawyers offer free telephone consultations, so take advantage of this! Take time to call several personal injury law firms in order to assess which lawyers have relevant experience and enough time to provide your case the attention it deserves.

How to Obtain a Surveillance Video of Your Car Accident

Submitted by jrlaw on Aug 1st, 2014

When you’re involved in a car accident, especially one that involves personal injury, it is important to have as many details as possible concerning the accident. While eyewitness accounts are certainly wonderful tools, sometimes people can view the same thing in different ways. This is where a video of the accident can be quite helpful.

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