Nope, Attorneys Aren’t Out to Get You…Unless You Do Something Awful

There's a pervasive legal myth in a large portion of the American public, which leads people to believe that they're just one bad situation away from losing everything they own to an unscrupulous attorney's ridiculous lawsuit. This idea cuts across all levels of the income spectrum. People, regardless of their means, genuinely believe that a...

Some Commercial Drivers Still Hit the Road Despite Being Unfit to Drive.

Some think of the law as a "gotcha" instrument that deals justice indiscriminately, punishing many who don't truly deserve it and ruining lives in the process. On the contrary, it's entirely capable of recognizing different circumstances--for instance, it deals with genuine accidents differently than it does foreseeable events, and treats each accordingly. The law acknowledges...

NBC News Gives Its Trusting Readers a Wrong Interpretation of the Law.

A news piece I recently encountered tried to summarize Texas policy about certain kinds of auto accidents, but the piece itself shows a highly flawed understanding of the very laws it attempts to explain. It's wrong of them to spread that faulty information, considering how many readers will likely accept their version as gospel truth--after...

Kids Injured Around School Buses and Texas Law

In the past, we've discussed liability for bus drivers who hit children that are loading or unloading from school buses. In reviewing that article, it became apparent that we missed one important area of discussion. While it should be fairly obviously that people who run stops signs are liable for the damage they cause when...

Dallas County Bus Driver Scandal and Bus Accident Law

NBC 5, in some great reporting, recently broke a story about Dallas County school bus drivers and the ridiculous number of traffic citations they've received since the beginning of 2014. As a result, Dallas County Schools terminated 13 drivers and suspended an additional 229 drivers who cumulatively received 480 traffic tickets since January 1, 2014....

Merced Co., Ca Bus Crash and Bus Accident Law

On August 2nd, an Autobuses Coordinados USA bus travelling from Mexico to Seattle crashed near Livingston, California, in Merced County. The accident resulted in the deaths of 4 people, with as many as 21 more suffering significant injuries including amputations. According to media reports, rescue workers were literally bagging up body parts of injured people...

School Bus Accident Cases: How the Law Protects Schools and Fails Students

Most people assume that if their child is injured in a school bus accident, the school will automatically have to pay for all their expenses such as hospital bills, medications, follow-up appointments, physical therapy needs, or any other bills that might emerge. The reality is, governmental units (like school districts) actually don't have an obligation...

What You Should Know About Accidents with Commercial Buses

While it's generally true that most people are unfamiliar with the ins and outs of personal injury law, this is never more apparent than when it comes time to discuss bus accident cases in particular. For instance, it is commonly believed that the transport companies that bus drivers work for are automatically financially liable to...

City Bus Accidents: An Overview

To be frank, accidents involving city buses involve fairly complex legal theories, even more so than accident cases against privately-owned/commercial bus owners. While injury and fatality claims against privately-owned buses are challenging cases primarily because the defendant usually has a lot of resources at their disposal to fight you with, what makes cases against publicly-owned...