Injury Law Blog

  • Roaming Livestock Crash: How Do Open-Range Laws Affect Liablity?
    Texas is one of a handful of U.S. states that remain open range. An open-range state means that cattle are typically free to roam at large. However, property owners in the state do have a responsibility to keep cattle away from state and federal highways. Roaming livestock crashes are far more
  • E-Cigarettes and Vape Lawsuits
    We all know people who have struggled to quit smoking? It may be for health reasons, aesthetic reasons or other personal reasons, but saying goodbye to your much loved cigarettes is not easy. Most people fail multiple times before they are able to kick the habit. Recently, with the advent of vaping
  • Proposed Bill to Designate PFAS Chemicals as Hazardous Substances
    By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer PFAS is an acronym that stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. It would take a seasoned chemist to explain exactly what substances are in PFAS, but PFAS is an umbrella term used for a number of different chemicals that are extremely hazardous to human health. A
  • Insulators Are Exposed to Asbestos
    By Zac Pingle, Staff Writer Insulation, the material that is responsible for keeping our houses warm and  soundproofing walls, was madewith asbestos for many years. Though the EPA has banned the use of asbestos in insulation, asbestos-containing insulation can still be found today in thousands (if
  • Being on an ICE hold in an ICE detention center and facing deportation can be a traumatic experience for anyone, especially when compounded with confusion and uncertainty if you are, in fact, an American citizen. Many people believe that it is Read More
  • Medication is supposed to improve the lives of those suffering. When doctors write you a prescription, you shouldn’t have to worry about cancer risks or any other issues that could harm your health. But, not all medications were created equal. The U Read More
  • By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer USA Gymnastics is in serious financial trouble and the solution the entity came up with to resolve their financial issues has a number of people scratching their heads. Under threat of being decertified by the United Read More
  • Inadequate security lawsuits in Texas hinge on a business or property owner being aware of security risks that exist on their property but fail to take proper security measures to address such dangers. While no one is capable of predicting when an Read More
  • The Takata airbag recall expanded after Ford Motor Company issued a recall affecting approximately 953,000 vehicles worldwide. This Takata airbag recall expansion includes 782,384 vehicles in the United States and its federal territories. The recall Read More
  • By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer You go to a pharmacy and pick up your prescription for pain medication that you’ve taken on and off for a while. After a few days, you start exhibiting paranoid, delusional behavior and everyone who knows you can tell Read More
  • The rate of Texas women who died from complications related to pregnancy doubled from 2010 to 2014, a new study has found. It may come as a surprise to many that the Lone Star state has an estimated maternal mortality rate that is unmatched in any Read More
  • Last week, The Boston Globe and USA Today published data on Veterans Affairs (VA) nursing home facilities obtained through internal documents. The information measures the quality of nursing homes in 133 VA nursing home facilities that serve more Read More
  • If you’ve just been in a car accident, you’re likely overwhelmed. You may need to seek medical attention if you were injured. You may also be contending with work and family problems if you don’t have access to a car. Insurance companies know that Read More
  • Many shoppers are ditching the over-crowded parking lots and long checkout lines by choosing to shop for the holidays in their pajamas at home, or on their lunch break at work via smartphone. However, online shopping can easily darken your holiday Read More
  • Apartment fires happen when we least expect it. These unexpected events can leave tenants without homes, in addition to lost belongings. If a fire is severe and does enough damage, renters may have to come out of pocket to pay for temporary housing Read More
  • “Dirty dining” is something we all typically avoid. Even without thinking about the consequences of food poisoning, for most of us, a dirty restaurant or restaurant with a bad reputation is enough to turn our stomachs. However, foodborne illnesses Read More
  • Every year, approximately 900 people are killed and nearly 76,000 people are injured in car crashes during snowfall or sleet. As we move deeper into December, temperatures are dropping across the nation and the chances of inclement weather are Read More
  • By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer “Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays, 'Cause no matter how far away you roam…” These are lyrics from one of our most beloved Christmas carols and one that’s especially meaningful because millions of people Read More
  • By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer If you live in or near a city, there’s a good chance you’ve seen electric scooters (known as e-scooters) parked on street corners or zooming along with city traffic. The popularity of e-scooters is huge, and many people Read More

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