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What Is General Maritime Law?

General maritime law is a body of common law. It has developed over a long period of time through court decisions and precedents. It is also referred to as admiralty law. This body of law controls the legal issues that arise in offshore accidents. Maritime law grants people who are injured while at sea the [...]

By |March 14th, 2019|Categories: Offshore Workers Injury|

Is There a Leash Law in Texas?

Texas has no statewide "leash law." However, cities and counties throughout the state have adopted ordinances that require dog owners to keep their pets on a leash when they are in parks and other public areas, or which prohibit owners from letting their dogs "run at large." If a dog owner or handler violates one [...]

By |February 26th, 2019|Categories: Dog Bite|

Community Spotlight: Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project (RSVP)

At Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., we want to celebrate those individuals and organizations that work hard to help others and enrich the quality of life in communities throughout the Greater Houston area. That is why we started our "Community Spotlight" series. Our goal is to call attention to the important contributions made by [...]

By |February 20th, 2019|Categories: Community|

Do Pedestrians Always Have the Right of Way in Texas?

Pedestrians often – but not always – have the right of way in Texas. It depends on the specific circumstances. However, in general, Texas Transportation Code § 552.008 places a duty on drivers to always exercise due care to avoid collisions with pedestrians. They must honk their horns to warn pedestrians (if necessary). They must [...]

By |February 12th, 2019|Categories: Pedestrian Accidents|

Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., Proudly Launches 2019 Scholarship Program

Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., one of the Houston area's leading personal injury lawyers, is now offering its 2019 Scholarship Program. The law firm will award a $1,000 scholarship to one aspiring student. This is the second time that Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., will offer this scholarship program. Participants can submit an [...]

By |February 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Does Car Insurance Cover a Hit-and-Run Accident in Texas?

Typically, when another driver causes you to suffer injuries in a car accident in Texas, you will file a claim against that driver. You will seek compensation through that driver's liability auto insurance coverage. However, what happens when the other driver flees the scene, and the police cannot find the driver? Will you have any [...]

By |January 30th, 2019|Categories: Car Accidents|

Who Causes Rear-End Car Accidents?

A rear-end collision is one of the most common types of car accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Fortunately, many of these crashes are minor ones: They occur at slow speed, mild injuries occur (if any), and the vehicles suffer little damage. However, some rear-end crashes can cause major harm. This is [...]

By |January 10th, 2019|Categories: Car Accidents|

Must You Report a Minor Car Accident in Houston?

Nobody gets into their car thinking that they’ll be involved in an accident during the drive. Because this is true, many people find themselves scrambling to figure out what to do after being involved in a crash. When an accident seems relatively minor, people may be tempted to get back in their cars and deal [...]

By |December 6th, 2018|Categories: Car Accidents|

What Are the Top 10 Causes of Traffic Collisions in Texas

Car crashes happen on a daily basis in Texas, leaving victims to deal with serious injuries, deep emotional trauma, and property damage. Many of these collisions are wholly preventable if drivers had simply paid attention and taken seriously their responsibility to drive safely. The attorneys at Michael P. Fleming & Associates take our responsibility to [...]

By |November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Car Accidents|

What Should I Do After Being Attacked by a Dog in Texas

Being attacked by a dog is a frightening experience that often leaves the dog bite victim confused about their legal options. Certain dog bite injuries can result in significant medical expenses and may even cause disfigurement that lasts for the remainder of the victim’s life. Dog bites are far from uncommon. The Centers for Disease [...]

By |October 31st, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury|
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