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Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Who’s Going To Pay For My Damages? You’ve just been in a car accident with an uninsured driver; you’re shaken up and scared.  You don’t seem to be hurt, but it could be the adrenaline. What now?  Well, don’t panic. There are some simple steps that you should take in any car accident.  These steps are discussed in a previous article.  What I will cover in this article is what happens when an uninsured driver crashes into your car. Texas is an “At-Fault” Insurance State Texas is an at-fault insurance state, which means the at-fault driver pays for the accident.  Most drivers do this by buying...

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Are Churches Liable When Shootings Occur On Their Premises

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] Church Liability Jesus said, “Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” Luke 14:23. This scripture prescribes the Christian duty of every Jesus follower to invite and compel vigorously and consistently the unchurched to attend our church services. However, the barbaric shooting at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina again raised the issues of church liability, safety and security for those who respond to our invitations. In other words, what legal duty, if any, do churches have to protect their members and visitors? This critical question...

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How To Prove Your Personal Injury Case

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]  Dallas Car Wreck Lawyer If you’ve ever been in a car accident or some other personal injury matter, and you hired an attorney to represent you, than most likely, he or she used the term negligence.  You probably thought to yourself, what is negligence?  More importantly, you may have even wondered, how do you prove negligence? Lawyers define negligence as the failure to exercise reasonable care.  But what does that mean in everyday language.  Put simply, negligence is causing harm to another person because of the failure to act safely.  And to prove negligence, you have to prove four elements: Duty...

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18 Wheeler Accident Is No Joke: The Tracy Morgan Accident

Dallas 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] 18 Wheeler Accident By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about the deadly big truck accident that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed his fellow comedian and close friend, James McNair. The police charged the truck driver with vehicular homicide and assault by auto alleging that he had not slept for 24 consecutive hours before the accident.  In my next two articles, I’m going to discuss two different but related issues about big truck accidents generally and this accident especially: Is Wal-Mart, the employer of the truck driver, vicariously liable for the tragic 18 wheeler tractor trailer accident? Are all of...

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Texting And Driving: The Dangers and Consequences

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[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Texting and Driving You have just been rear-ended because someone was texting and driving. You’re injured and very angry because she endangered your life.  Your hope is that the law allows you to do more than merely file a lawsuit against her, but punish her for this reckless behavior. How Common Is Texting and Driving? Texting and driving is the most common form of distracted driving. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), 28 percent of all crashes each year involve cell phone use.  As a matter of fact, 3,328 people were killed in 2012 because of texting and driving, according to...

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Child Care Liability

Nothing is more important than protecting the most vulnerable in society.  And no member of society is more vulnerable than children.  Extra care must therefore be employed to keep them safe, sound and secure.  That duty and obligation often fall squarely on the shoulders of childcare facilities since during any given week, approximately 12.5 million preschoolers (children 5 or younger) are in childcare facilities.[1]  In Texas specifically, there are approximately 1.3 million children needing childcare at any given time.  To meet that need, Texas has approximately 9800-licensed childcare facilities and 14,000 family childcare homes.  Together, these facilities have approximately 1.1...

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