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Can Unmarried People Sue for Wrongful Death in Texas?

Common Law Marriage and Wrongful Death If a couple has not gone through a ceremonial marriage or obtained a marriage license, and one dies through the You don't need a marriage license in Texas to be legally married and bring wrongful death claims negligence of another, the survivor can bring claims for wrongful [...]

By |May 21st, 2019|Categories: Wrongful Death|

What Is an Unseaworthiness Claim?

Serving as a seaman on any maritime vessel can lead to offshore injuries. In many cases, seamen suffer harm when their ship is “unseaworthy." Under maritime law, a vessel is deemed unseaworthy when its hull, equipment and/or crew are inadequate in terms of design, maintenance and conditions required to perform the ship's intended functions (or [...]

By |April 30th, 2019|Categories: Offshore Workers Injury|

Community Spotlight: The Houston Food Bank

The attorneys of Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., believe strongly in community service. That's why we have launched our "Community Spotlight" series. We want to highlight the work of individuals and organizations who make a difference in the lives of others and, in turn, make Houston and surrounding communities in southeast Texas such great [...]

By |April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Community|

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: Community|

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|
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