When to File a Lawsuit If You’ve Been Hurt in a Car Accident in Houston, Texas

When to File Suit If You’ve Been Hurt in a Car Accident in Houston In the state of Texas, the statute of limitations is two years. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, talk to a personal injury lawyer after you have received medical attention for your injuries and before you contact the insurance [...]

By | February 16th, 2016|Categories: Car Accidents|0 Comments

My Experience with Justice Scalia and the Supreme Court

Antonin Scalia 1936 - 2016 With the sudden news on the passing of Justice Scalia, I think back to my brief interaction with him and the other justices on the Supreme Court on February 23, 2000.  I was appearing before the court as Harris County Attorney on behalf of the county and the Sheriff's Department [...]

Hard Facts About Workplace Injuries

Hard Facts About Workplace Injuries In 2013, the total cost of disabling workplace injuries in the U.S. was $61.88 billion. In 2014, the average (median) number of days missed due to an on-the-job injury was 9. Serious workplace injuries happen across all industries and occupations, including education, health care, recreation, arts and entertainment, professional business [...]

By | February 9th, 2016|Categories: Workplace Injuries|0 Comments

Harris County Civil Court at Law Number 1

Judge Leuchtag Facing Republican and Democrat Opponents When the very popular Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield was selected by Governor Abbot to serve in the 165th District Court of Harris County, that left a vacancy in her then current position as judge of Harris County Civil Court at Law Number 1 - a position she had been [...]

Harris County Attorney Race

Two Republican Challengers seek to unseat Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan Vince Ryan was elected as Harris County Attorney in 2008.  In 2012 he faced a republican challenger but survived re-election as did most democrat officeholders in Harris County.  This year, two republican candidates are facing off in the primary for the chance to face [...]

Passenger In A Car Accident

Car Accident Passenger Rights If you were a passenger in a car accident and suffered a serious injury it is important for you to understand that your rights are no different than anyone else injured in the accident. You can seek to recover damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering and other losses from the at [...]

By | December 8th, 2015|Categories: Car Accidents|0 Comments

Illegal Solicitation of Accident Victims

What is Barratry? In Texas and many other states, it is illegal for attorneys or other individuals to solicit claims from accident victims in person. It is called barratry.  It is a serious felony crime but it happens all the time. How are Accident Victims Targeted? It is illegal to solicit car [...]

Lawsuits Filed Immediately After an Accident

When the scaffolding collapsed at a construction site in Houston a couple of weeks ago, one of those injured in the workplace injury filed a lawsuit within days of the incident.  Some people were critical of the decision to sue right away and scoffed a the injured worker and his attorney.  However, there are often very [...]