Harris County Drunk Driving Chronicle

Texas continues to be infamous for leading the country in drunk driving fatalities. Partly due to its size, but also due to a high rate of drunk driving, Harris County (primarily Houston) contributes more to that dubious distinction than any other jurisdiction in the state. In an ideal world, we would be able to analyze,...

Am I Too Late to File An Actos Claim?

The prescription drug Actos has been known for some time to increase a patient's risk of developing bladder cancer over the course of their diabetes treatment. Most of the Actos cases we handled on patients' behalf are long since resolved, but lately we have noticed an uptick in calls from people scrambling to file suit...

For DUI Victims, Crowdfunding Is Good But Dram Shop Law is Better.

These days news stories involving death or injury often end with a link to GoFundMe, a website designed for the Internet at large to participate in "crowdfunding." Crowdfunding is the practice of soliciting small donations from a very wide pool of donors toward a particular financial goal. This practice has a wide variety of applications,...

Is There A Better Argument for Dram Shop Law Than a Fatal Crash With a Drunk Bartender?

Anyone who has spent time sitting at a bar may have seen its tender have a few drinks. Sometimes it's just a beer over the course of a shift, and other times she takes a few shots in a row with a group of regulars. Most bartenders know and maintain their limits like professionals (if...

Only In Houston: Two DUI Drivers Hit Disabled Car in Fatal Crashes

I've mentioned before that Houston ranks uncomfortably highly in matters of drunk driving. Not only does it have the most DUI-related deaths of any Texas city, but it consistently ranks in the top 5 cities throughout the entire U.S. Sometimes it seems like Houston actually wants to remind everybody who wears that tarnished crown in...

Kia, Hyundai Recall Over a Million Vehicles for Possible Electronic Airbag Defect

Injury Relief readers may notice a theme that often pops up in our blog: When it comes to automotive defects, the airbag seems to be a recurring culprit. That disturbing trend continues in a recall issued by Kia and Hyundai. According to the company and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Kia Motors (and...

Fentanyl, The Opioid Crisis, and Products Liability Law

You've probably heard or read the phrase "opioid crisis" in the news. Better and more careful explanations of the growing worldwide problem are available with a quick Google search. For now let me just say that one of the panic's major elements is the pharmaceutical opiate fentanyl. Everyone from medical professionals to government agencies seem...

Fiat Chrysler Recalls Millions of Vehicles for Cruise Controls That Might Not Disengage

Fiat Chrysler is once again making headlines with a sizable and serious recall. While previous recalls involved everything from fire hazards to disabled seatbelt pretensioners, ranging in scope and severity, the newest recall apparently involves a software bug that could keep a vehicle's cruise control engaged even when the driver tries to cancel it. That's...