DON’T LET AN INJURY DICTATE YOUR FUTURE
Many dog owners are not able to pay a judgment against them if they are found responsible for the injuries caused by their dog. Texas law makes it difficult to collect from a person who does not have insurance. Texas law protects many assets from creditors. A creditor cannot take a person’s homestead, car, trade tools, pets and up to $100,000 of personal property.
Everyday, approximately 1,000 people in the United States require emergency care treatment as the result of a dog bite injury. Half of those seeking treatment are children. Pit bulls and Rottweilers are responsible for 80% of all serious dog attacks and 73% of all deaths caused by dogs in America during the past ten years. Over 30 countries have breed specific legislation as a result of these statistics.
If you have a neighbor that routinely allows his or her dog to run loose, do not ignore the problem. A loose dog may harm others or become injured as well. As a good neighbor, you should notify your neighbor that the dog is loose and that you are concerned that it may get hit by a car or injured.
Remington Arms Company, LLC has sold and marketed rifle with defective triggers for over thirty years. Remington’s Model 700 rifles with the “Walker” trigger and newer X-Mark Pro (XMP) triggers can fire without warning. Plaintiffs have successfully won lawsuits against Remington since the 1980s alleging that the rifles misfire without pulling the trigger.
Two people were hit by a motorcycle and killed last week in Galveston, Texas when crossing Seawall Boulevard last Thursday night. There was no crosswalk where the couple crossed on their way to visit the beach from the San Luis Hotel. The motorcycle operator and passenger were flung off the bike as it flipped twice..
Two weeks ago, an eighteen-month-old from Houston, Texas was attacked by her grandparents’ springer spaniel while visiting. The dog was well trained and had not shown aggression in the past. However, the dog was not raised with children. The dog bit the child on the top of the head and would not let go when the child’s father attempted to pull the dog off the child.
Earlier this month in Harris County, Lendy Melton was hit by a car and killed while jogging less than a mile away from his home. The driver who fled the scene was driving a 2006 to 2013 four-door Chevrolet Impala that was silver or gray in color with rear damage. If anyone has scene this car, please call the Harris County Sheriff’s Hit and Run Division.
Slips, trips and falls cause 15% of all accidental deaths. They are second to only motor vehicle collisions as a cause of fatalities. Every day people injure themselves by tripping and falling in retail stores. These injured people often wonder if the retailer is legally responsible for the injuries that occur as a result of the fall.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a progressive pain syndrome that most often affects one of the limbs (arms, hands, legs or feet) after trauma or injury to the limb. Doctors believe that the syndrome is the result of damage or malfunction of the peripheral and central nervous systems. The key symptom is prolonged pain that often is described as burning, electrical, shooting or “pins and needles” sensation..
Maritime law protects the rights of injured maritime laborers, including shipyard and harbor crews. Some of the laws and regulations covering sailors and laborers at sea have been around for hundreds of years. All claims must be filed in state or federal court. Seamen are allowed to sue employers and owners of vessels. Seamen have three remedies: (1) maintenance and cure; (2) damages for injuries caused by unseaworthiness of the vessel; and (3) and damages caused by negligence..