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Archive for January 2011

Malpractice doesn’t just apply to doctors and dentists. It may also apply to lawyers. The term “legal malpractice” is a rather broad catch-all phrase that includes a variety of civil liability claims filed against attorneys who breached their duty to clients. There are also rare exceptions when an attorney may also be sued for breaching…

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Last week, the federal government announced new plans to allow more Mexican trucking companies to have access to US highways.   Other than some limited trials, Mexican trucks have been limited by law to only driving within 25 miles of the US/Mexico border.  But under the new proposal, the trucks could continue on into the United…

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While some think a slip and fall case is an accident that will create an economic windfall for the plaintiff, this could not be further from the truth. Slip and fall cases, also referred to as premises liability, happen when you or someone else slips and falls on the land, business or premises of a…

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In the last week of 2010, Austin had two fatal auto-pedestrian crashes along I35.  On December 30, 2010, Luis Ascencio-Sanchez was run over and killed along the access road IH 35 in North Austin.     On the other end of town, Robin Waitt was walking across the southbound lanes of I35 on December 21, 2010 when…

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What good news could there be for victims of car wrecks?  It’s all about insurance. Beginning January 1, 2011, all new Texas auto insurance policies will require higher minimum limits.  What does this mean to auto accident victims? In many cases, it will mean more financial compensation to put the victim a little bit closer to being…

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