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December 2014 Archives

Truck accidents: More regulations mean complexity for lawsuits

Getting a driver's license is a big deal for the average person. There are a lot of laws and rules of the road to learn. The burden of regulations only increases when the license you're going after is for commercial truck driving. Not only are there Texas state laws that need to be met, but federal regulations now come into play.

What does criminal case dismissal mean for civil claims?

It is one of the realities of the law that every case is different. It is not possible to say with certainty how any matter will play out in the courts of Texas. Though it is possible for an experienced attorney to draw on his or her depth of understanding and skill to offer perspectives on what is likely to occur in a given situation.

Why is the motorcycle death rate skewing high for older riders?

When baby boomers were kids, the allure of motorcycles was more of a dream than a reality. At least that's the view of Beaulieu, operators of the National Motor Museum in England. What started as a workhorse vehicle in the 1920s only began to become a common form of transportation among young people in the 1950s and 60s.

Swift action crucial in pursuing pedestrian accident recovery

Accidents don't come with instructions. Rarely do those who are involved know exactly what processes are expected or needed in the wake of such catastrophes. If they have been injured seriously or if a death has occurred, the chances of details being handled in a timely and appropriate fashion are reduced. And that can negatively affect the eventual outcome of a case.

Do you know the tax implications of an accident settlement?

As the sun sets on 2014, our minds may well be focused on the holidays and the joys they bring; not on the more mundane realities of life. But the fact is the mundane matters are never very far out of sight. Just over the hill is April 15. Tax time.

What recourse is there for woman injured in Galveston rollover?

We're sure that there have been some studies done on why the horror of a car accident tends to make the news. We don't know what the results might be. We speculate that one explanation may be found in the reaction others likely experience when they see such crashes -- "There but for the grace of God."

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