A Quick Refresher on The Thin Skull Rule and Texas Law

I was out in Midland recently, meeting with a client whose case I was in the final stages of resolving, when I took a break to get lunch with an old friend. One of the things that goes along with being a commercial truck accident attorney is that your friends are always bringing up 18-wheeler...

Dram Shop and Sexual Assault

The news broke yesterday in Dallas that around 3:00 a.m. Saturday, a man, potentially posing as a driver for a ride-sharing service, picked up a woman who was looking for a ride home and sexually assaulted her. The news reports I heard on KRLD news radio made it sound less like he was driving around...

Ford Recalls Almost 2,000,000 Trucks For Seat Belt Fire Hazard

A major auto manufacturer released a new recall for millions of affected pickup trucks, effective September 6. As a change of pace from the increasingly-predictable airbag recalls that fill automotive news, this recall involves another major Supplemental Restraint System--the seat belts. More accurately, it affects the components that actually make seat belts able to stop...

Worth the Weight? Cybex Recalls Weight-Lifting Equipment For Major Injury Risks

Most gyms may never have dangerously broken machines, and more power to them for keeping their members safe. It only takes one incident, though: For a lone weightlifter with God as his only spotter, it can be a harrowing experience if the machine malfunctions. That's the situation for 15,000 Smith machine-style weight racks that are...

Why Are There Lawsuits After the Jacksonville, FL Madden Shooting?

Very few people are likely surprised that news reports surfaced that one of the victims of Sunday's shooting at a Madden NFL 19 tournament retained an attorney who plans to file a lawsuit on their client's behalf. For those who didn't hear what happened, here's a quick recap. A 24-year-old competitor lost in a video...

Over 150,000 Chrysler/Jeep Vehicles Recalled for Brake Defect

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is once again issuing a recall for several makes, models, and years of SUVs and minivans in its fleet, but so far the defect in question hasn't injured the people driving these affected vehicles. Let's take a closer look at what's happening. Who Makes This Product? Anyone who glances at the news...

Blender Blunder: Vitamix Recalls Over 100,000 Blender Containers for Possible Laceration Hazard

This isn't the first time we've written about a blender recall, and for all I know it won't be the last. I'm no engineer, but it feels like in 2018 it shouldn't be too complicated to put a cup on a weed-whacker. Despite that we've seen a rash of safety defects announced by various kitchen-device...

Nip It In the Bottle: Better to Prevent DWI Crashes Than to Litigate Them After It’s Too Late.

We spend a lot of time writing about dram shop law, which provides an avenue to remedy for people injured due to an establishment's unlawful alcohol service. When someone is over-served at a bar or restaurant it often has dire consequences, especially if they choose to drive in their intoxicated state. While dram shop law...