Mother Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against “The Weather Channel”

A couple of years ago, three storm chasers were killed as a tornado touched down near the small town of Spur, Texas. However, the tornado was not the direct cause of the accident that took the lives of Kelley Williamson, Randall Yarnall, and Corbin Lee Jaeger. Jaeger’s mother is instead pointing the finger at Williamson […]

Spring Is In The Air, And Motorcycles Are Back On The Roadways

According to the latest data from the Texas Department of Transportation, 501 motorcyclists were killed on our state’s roads in just a one year period. That same year, an additional 2,101 motorcyclists are suspected to have suffered a serious injury. These numbers are shockingly high because too few other drivers look out for motorcyclists and […]

I Wrecked My Friend’s Car. Now What?

Your friend did you a favor and let you borrow their car. And because no good deed goes unpunished, you wrecked the car. What happens next? Below is a timeline that covers that basic things that happen if you have been in a car accident while driving someone else’s car. First Things First If you […]

The Deadly Task We Do Every Day

A Houston Chronicle analysis of 16 years of federal highway data reveals our fair city is the most deadly major metro area in the nation for drivers, passengers and people in their path. An in-depth series titled “Out of Control” reveals some startling facts about the risks we take each time we get into a […]

What Makes A Death “Wrongful?”

“Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so…” In John Donne’s famous sonnet that begins with the words above he argues that death is not as powerful as we might imagine. It must bend to the will of “fate, chance, kings, and desperate men.” Nowhere is […]

3 Reasons Why Hit-And-Run Accidents Happen

A couple of weeks ago, a 40-year-old Houston man died in the street after the driver of an SUV veered onto the sidewalk while making a turn and struck him. The victim was dragged several feet before the car sped off. As far as we can tell, this hit-and-run driver has not yet been identified, […]

Traumatic Brain Injuries Must Be Taken Seriously

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that traumatic brain injuries (TBI) cause 2.8 million ER visits, deaths, and hospitalizations each year. This is a staggering statistic when you consider how serious TBIs are. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Mild traumatic brain injury may affect your brain cells temporarily. More-serious traumatic brain injury can result […]

There’s Nothing Funny About A Slip & Fall Lawsuit

Pratfalls are a staple of the comedy world. We love to see others trip, slip, or fall — preferably on a banana peel. Sitcoms and stand-up comedians regularly rely on this trope to tickle our funny bones. Researchers suggest it is because our brain is caught off guard and it enjoys seeing something that is […]

How Much Is My Case Worth?

Have you ever watched Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Antiques Roadshow, Storage Wars, or something similar? You learn a little bit of history, and then you learn how much the piece of junk the person is holding is worth. The history and the appraisals are often equally surprising, so it’s very entertaining. One of the reasons […]