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Guardian ad litem in Texas personal injury claims

Sometimes in Texas a child suffers injury in a car accident that results in medical bills, injuries and other losses. Like other personal injury claims it may be prudent to seek settlement of the child’s claims rather than file a lawsuit. In most cases the insurance company will insist upon court approval of the settlement …

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What is negligent hiring under Texas law?

Negligent hiring is a claim against a business for an injury caused by the company’s failure to properly investigate its employees for fitness to perform the employee’s job duties and that failure resulted in the employee causing the plaintiff harm in the course of the employee performing his or her job duties. There is a …

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Grapevine, Texas Target Slip and Fall Case Dismissed for Lack of Knowledge of Condition

Last week the United States District Court Northern District of Texas granted Target summary judgment in Sandoval v. Target Corporation in a slip and fall case arising from the Target store in Grapevine, Texas. This case demonstrates an important element of premises liability cases that the property owner has actual or constructive knowledge of the …

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What is an assault in a civil trial in Texas?

Most people think of assault as a criminal offense in which a person physically attacks another person. Although assault is a crime in Texas, it is also a civil injury. By historical definition, what we call assault today was two types of claims: assault and battery. Battery is the actual offensive contact. Assault is an apprehension …

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Liability for over-serving alcohol to a guest in Texas?

With Christmas, New Years Eve and bowl games it’s the season where people throw parties and serve alcohol. Sometimes that means people will drink too much and get behind the wheel to drive home intoxicated. These intoxicated drivers are not only a risk to themselves but also a risk to passengers in other vehicles. In some states …

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What is personal injury protection coverage in Texas?

Personal injury protection coverage (often known as PIP coverage) is an optional piece of your automobile liability insurance. It provides no-fault coverage for bodily injury-related losses. In Texas, PIP is mandatory unless the covered individual (the insured) signs a waiver to waive PIP coverage. Personal Injury Protection coverage can be an effective tool in recovering …

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Valuing pain and suffering losses in Texas lawsuits

When I speak with potential clients for personal injury or employment law claims, such as wrongful termination or discharge, in Dallas and Fort Worth I often notice some uneasiness during the conversation when discussing making the client whole for non-physical losses like pain and suffering. Decades of insurance industry advertising has been very effective in …

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East Loop 820 Wreck in Fort Worth involving truck carrying modular home

Wednesday on east loop 820 in Fort Worth, Texas near Lancaster Avenue, a highway car wreck occurred in which a truck carrying part of a modular home crashed into the Lancaster Avenue bridge causing damage to the modular home and another vehicle on the Fort Worth freeway. A passenger in the other vehicle was airlifted …

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Thinking about settling a car accident claim?

In a car accident you often have two kinds of injuries: (1) bodily injury and (2) property damage. Property damage is often straightforward: your car suffered damage and needs repairs. The other driver’s insurance company typically will take care of repairs to the physical damage (but not always); although they may be aggressive in denying diminished value …

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Seven Things That Will Hurt the Value of Your Diminished Value Claim in Dallas-Fort Worth

Diminished value claims, which allow recovery on the lost market value of a car that has an accident in its history, do not follow a precise formula. Texas allows recovery under a diminished value claim; but whether you can recover and how much of the value you can recover depends on many factors. Among those factors …

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Alcohol and personal injury in Dallas and Fort Worth

North Texas Beer Week (November 9-16, 2013) is almost upon us and that means lots of great beers and beer events around the DFW area. That also means an increased probability that intoxicated drivers will be cruising through your neighborhood, especially late at night. While encouraged to drink responsibly, we all know that some people …

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DISD bans large passenger vans for children due to crash and rollover risk

In what has been a strange and alarming string of events, the Dallas ISD private busing story has reached a conclusion today. Dallas ISD prohibits the use of 12-15 passenger vans to transport school children to and from school due to the questionable legality of their use and the risk of death and serious bodily injury …

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Can you sue if you are injured at beauty salon or spa in Texas?

Many people would not believe the frequency of injuries caused by beauty procedures and treatments at beauty salons and spas. Salons frequently use acids and other harsh chemicals on the scalp, face and other parts of the skin. Salons and spas are increasingly offering more aggressive treatments such as botox, dermabrasion, laser hair removal and other …

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I was sued, my insurance company did not settle and the jury awarded more than my policy covers. I can’t afford to pay. What can I do?

When you own liability insurance, whether it is home insurance or auto insurance, your policy undoubtedly possesses a clause that allows you to turn the claim over to the insurer when the claim is covered under the policy. The insurance company then has a duty to defend you from lawsuits for those claims. Typically insurers …

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What is subrogation in a Texas personal injury claim?

Subrogation in a personal injury claim is the right of an entity who paid on your claim to seek repayment by another person or entity either by contract or by law. In the majority of Texas personal injury cases one or more subrogation claims arise. Addressing subrogation claims is a critical part of the work …

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What happens in a personal injury lawsuit? Fort Worth lawyer explains

A personal injury lawsuit in Texas is definitely not a fast process in most cases and depends upon the particular facts and even which county the injury occurred in. The speed a case can go to trial in Tarrant County can be different from Dallas County. However, the process is typically similar. Your first step should …

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Keller, Texas Car Accident at 377 and Golden Triangle

Aftersome technical issues at the office Thursday I decided to head home mid-day. I almost made it home in Keller, Texas when I drove into some unusual traffic at the intersection of 377 and Golden Triangle. This intersection in Keller is a critical juncture because it is the main thoroughfare from Interstate 35-W to Southlake and Grapevine, where …

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