Attorney Michael Grossman Selected For MADD North Texas Advisory Board

The aspect I most enjoy about my job is that the people I work with are highly dedicated to helping our clients. Every lawyer, paralegal, researcher, mailroom clerk, and receptionist has, at one time or another, gone above and beyond to help a client with a personal matter or to help move their case closer...

Thoreau, NM Bus Crash Reporters: I’ll Do Your Job For You

Upton Sinclair is eye-rolling over in his grave today. The man who toiled for almost 2 months in a meatpacking plant to uncover the horrific working conditions of American laborers, can only watch from beyond the grave as his journalistic descendants, who, to a person, hold him up as an ideal, can't even be bothered...

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...

Why Are People Defending Clerk in Fatal Atascocita Crash?

Don't sell alcohol to minors. Could there be a less controversial law? Apparently, for some internet pundits prohibitions against selling alcohol to minors is a little more nuanced that most of us think it is. Allow me a moment to explain what happened. July 25th, a car allegedly driven by the allegedly intoxicated Jagger Smith,...

New Data Shows Houston Leads the Nation in Distracted Driving

All the major Lone Star cities see their share of DWI injuries and fatalities every year, but as I've noted, Houston is the undisputed state champ in that department--not that the crown is anything to covet. Not content with that infamy, Houston apparently grew even more ambitious. Thanks to information recently put out by a...

Is There Any Way a Truck Driver Isn’t Responsible for a Detached Trailer?

One of the most dangerous categories of truck accidents is when the trailer becomes detached from the truck. When this happens, it instantly places the equivalent of a multi-ton boulder in the path of every other vehicle on the road. Even drivers in the largest trucks on our highways have little chance of escaping serious...

Some Dangerous Drivers are Following Unsafe Orders.

There are times when we should weigh the morality of a decision against its profitability. Occasionally in the name of progress people in charge make decisions that, while not necessarily illegal, are certainly questionable. This kind of "me first" thinking is often most obvious when looking at certain businesses' expectations of their workers. Trucking companies...

“Drinking then Driving” Isn’t the Same as Drunk Driving.

Time and again, I've talked about how dangerous drivers can be when they've had too much to drink. To make matters worse, some bars and restaurants are willing to help them reach that perilous state, ignoring dram shop laws. It's an insidious problem and it seems to get worse every year. Of course we'd never...