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  • 3 Things Auto Accident Victims Need to Know

    According to annual U.S. road crash statistics provided by the Association for Safe International Road Travel, about 2.35 million Americans sustain injuries in car accidents every year. But, what happens after these accidents? How do people recover compensation for their damages? After a person sustains injuries in a vehicle collision due to the recklessness, carelessness, or negligence of another ...
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  • 3 of the Most Common Fraud Charges

    Crimes involving fraud are forms of theft that occur when an individual or entity takes or uses money or property for their own gain. Generally, fraud crimes involve subterfuge, deceit, or abuse of a position of trust, distinguishing these acts from robbery or theft. Fraud occurs most commonly in the following forms: Credit Card Fraud: This occurs when an individual takes another person’s credit ...
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  • When Can A DWI Be Charged As A Felony in Texas?

    Driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence of drugs are typically misdemeanor crimes in the state of Texas. This is often the case for first-time offenders who do not have any extenuating circumstances involved. However, when certain factors are involved in a DWI case, drivers can be charged with more serious crimes. This means they’ll face a less savory criminal record, increased ...
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  • Study Finds Stoned Driving Accidents Increased After Pot Legalization

    According to a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, fatal car accidents have soared since the legalization of marijuana in Washington. Fatal crashes involving marijuana-intoxicated drivers more than doubled in 2014 over the previous year – which was the year before recreational marijuana was legalized in the state. With other states considering legislation to legalize pot (medical ...
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  • Manufacturers Should Be Held Liable For Defective Products

    Anytime Texas residents purchase a product, they expect it to work properly and be safe. Defective products can lead to serious injuries -- or death in some cases. Manufacturers, distributors and even sellers of these products may be held liable for any serious harm that comes to consumers because a product does not meet current safety standards. In order to meet those standards, manufacturers are ...
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  • Do You Suspect Nursing Home Neglect?

    Most Texas residents have heard horror stories about nursing homes, so they are sensitive to this issue when looking for a home in which to put an elderly loved one. The problem is that it is not always possible to determine whether nursing home neglect is an issue while "interviewing" staff and taking tours. Families try to be diligent and make sure that their loved ones are well cared for, but ...
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  • Officials Blame Car Accident Death On Takata Airbag

    Few people here in Texas and across the country have not heard about the controversy involving Takata airbags. Numerous car manufacturers had to recall a plethora of vehicles that had these dangerous airbags in them. Some vehicles that have these dangerous airbags in them somehow managed to escape the recalls. Recently, officials blamed a car accident death on yet another Takata airbag. The ...
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  • Overcoming Legal Challenges for Drunk Driving Charges in Texas

    Texas motorists accused of alcohol-related offenses may feel embarrassed and anxious about their situations. Depending on the circumstances of an individual case, drunk driving charges can pose significant legal challenges to those who stand accused. It is typically helpful to enlist the assistance of an experienced trial attorney before heading to court. Attorney Scott H. Palmer has provided ...
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  • Speed Has Led To Numerous Car Accident Deaths On City Streets

    peed limits on city streets are much less than they are on highways, and for good reason. The number of obstacles and distractions on city streets makes it far too dangerous for cars to be moving above certain speeds. However, that does not stop some drivers from speeding along Texas streets, which could cause a deadly car accident . One such accident occurred late on a recent Monday night. ...
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  • Federal Drug Charges Filed Against 20 in Texas

    Presenting a strong and aggressive defense is obviously crucial toward obtaining a positive outcome in court when one is charged with a serious drug crime. Typically, the chances of achieving a favorable result increase when a defendant acts along-side the guidance of an experienced criminal lawyer. In fact, it is advisable to request a meeting with an attorney as soon as possible after one has ...
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  • Family Of 4 Shattered By Wrong-Way Driver In Car Accident

    The lives of a Texas family were shattered recently when two of its members were killed and the other two suffered serious injuries. Police say that the car accident that shattered this family was due to a person driving in the wrong lane. Two people in this person's vehicle also lost their lives. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the family was on their way to a funeral. As they ...
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  • Car Accident Blamed On Passing Without Sufficient Clearance

    Nearly every Texas driver has been stuck behind a slower moving vehicle on a two-lane road. Making the determination as to whether it is safe to pass is based on many factors -- some of them legal and some subjective based on experience. When a driver makes the wrong choice and begins to pass when it is not safe, a car accident could occur that could cause serious or fatal injuries to those ...
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  • Drunk Driving Suspect Did Not Appear at Trial

    Various charges may be filed in incidents that are alcohol-related. When a Texas motorist is accused of drunk driving , there may be severe penalties if a conviction is handed down. Because such allegations often have a way of impacting someone's personal and business reputation, it is advisable to act alongside the guidance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer throughout the legal process. ...
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  • Dash Camera Footage Captures Gravel Truck Accident

    Dash cameras are most often used by law enforcement agencies here in Texas and elsewhere in the country to document traffic stops and/or pursuits and create a record for anything it might see. On occasion, they record events that the driver never intended to capture, such as collisions. For instance, on a recent Friday morning, a dash camera captured footage of a gravel truck accident in which ...
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  • Former Texas Teacher Indicted for Alleged Drug Offense

    Many people face legal challenges when accused of illegal drug activity in the state. A woman who was a former teacher in a Texas elementary school was recently indicted by a federal grand jury. Authorities say she is wanted for a number of reasons, including a drug offense and money laundering. The 42-year-old woman is apparently the sibling of three others who were charged in another drug ...
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