"How do we bring the number of Texas oilfield trucking fatalities down?" Media outlets raise issues such as speed limits, road maintenance, and truck upkeep, which all play a role in the problem: What no one wants to discuss is that the biggest factor in whether an 18-wheeler causes a deadly crash is the quality of the truck's driver.
In this case, a man was operating a ski boat while intoxicated when it collided with a bass boat carrying several people. The collision led to the deaths of four people and severe injuries to several others.
One such case involved a man who went out for a night of revelry at Burnhouse Bar in San Antonio, then crashed his car into another vehicle while driving back home.
The case we'll examine today involved a middle-aged man who died after his vehicle was struck by an intoxicated woman driving the wrong way down a highway in Fort Worth.
In the case we'll discuss today, the bar involved over-served a woman to such an outrageous degree that, while attempting to sleep it off in her car, she passed away from alcohol poisoning.
This case involved a motorcyclist who was massively over-served by Big Mouth Burgers, a casual dining restaurant in Alice, TX, near Corpus Christi. After leaving the restaurant, he crashed his bike and sustained fatal injuries.
This case involves a 94-year-old woman visiting her local Wal-Mart. She tripped and fell on a rug at the store's entrance, which had been bumped up into a pretty obvious trip hazard, particularly for someone older and less limber. She later died from the injuries sustained in the fall.
What many think this way fail to realize about the law, and what's difficult for me to effectively convey in the spur of the moment, is that the overwhelming majority of family members pursuing wrongful death cases aren't terribly concerned about the money itself.
Perhaps one of the most misused arguments in favor of a law or government program is that "it's for the children." People who use this argument often do so in order to stop a debate, instead of starting one. This will not be one of those occasions. I recently read about a horrific crash in...
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,...