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June 29, 2020 in

What Is a Responsible Third Party and How Can It Affect My Claim?

What Is a Responsible Third Party and How Can It Affect My Claim? A “responsible third party” is defined as “any person who is alleged to have caused or contributed to causing in any way the harm for which recovery of damages is sought, whether by negligent act or omission, by any defective or unreasonably dangerous product, by other conduct or activity that violates any...
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June 22, 2020 in

Social Host Liability

Social Host Liability Does Texas hold hosts responsible for intoxicated guests that cause harm to others? Who is responsible for a guest who has too much to drink? What can you do to mitigate your risk as a host? What if an intoxicated minor leaves your property? (more…)
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June 15, 2020 in

How Do Portable Generators Cause Death?

How Do Portable Generators Cause Death? In 2006, the Consumer Product Safety Commission studied the rash of carbon monoxide poisonings that occurred from 1999 until 2006.  CPSC has continued its study through the end of 2013.  The U.S. Government learned that from 1999-2012, 739 people died from generator-produced carbon monoxide poisoning – this figure represents 79% of all CO fatalities during that time period.  The...
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June 1, 2020 in

Is The Money Received From A Successful Legal Case Taxable?

Is The Money Received From A Successful Legal Case Taxable? When a case ends successfully (either by a judgment from a Court or a settlement), frequently the plaintiff will be awarded money damages.  One question that arises after the recovery of money damages from a personal injury lawsuit or other types of cases is whether the damages can be taxed. The answer is: it depends.*...
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April 13, 2020 in

Why Do Truck Drivers Get Distracted?

Why Do Truck Drivers Get Distracted? Truck drivers have a difficult job and many make their tasks exponentially more difficult by allowing themselves to get distracted while driving their 60,000-pound tractor-trailer at highway speed.  Minor distractions like eating or changing the radio can lead to major problems, but drivers who use an in-cab computer or their mobile phone while driving are playing a deadly game. ...
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