Newsletter

Huge New Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Case

In 2006, the Texas Supreme Court handed down a trilogy of court decisions that affected every uninsured/underinsured motorist claim presented. Before the cases, when you presented an uninsured/underinsured motorist claim to your own insurance company, if the insurance company didn’t act fairly, they were subject to payment of your attorneys’ fees incurred in presenting the…

Read More

Could Changes In Law Increase Big Rig and Commercial Truck Wrecks?

One of the key cornerstones of trucking safety is the hour of service rules. Federal laws have limits on how many hours truck drivers can drive. Because driver fatigue is one of the biggest contributors to big rig and trucking accidents, these rules are critical to protecting the public. But the trucking industry doesn’t like…

Read More

Austin ISD Working To Reduce Bus Wrecks

Austin ISD Working To Reduce Bus Crashes As I was working on a bus crash case, I received an article from the Austin American Statesman about the Austin ISD taking efforts to reduce bus wrecks. I certainly applaud this effort.  The article notes that in the first five months of 2019, there have been 99…

Read More

Goodbye Jillian; Welcome (back) April

Today is one of those horrible, no good, very bad days. It finally happened. After more than a decade of working with me, my wonderful assistant Jillian notified me in May that she was leaving.  This is great news for Jillian.  Her husband’s business is taking off, and Jillian is leaving to go to work…

Read More

Another Real World Example Of The Effects Of Brain Injuries

We represent a number of clients who have suffered brain injuries.  One of the hardest things they have to do is try to explain the brain injury to friends and family members.  That’s why I like sharing real world stories — to help people understand what people who have brain injuries are going through. Today’s…

Read More

Dak Prescott, Football Players, and Dog Bites

I’m not sure what it is about football players. As you may know, I had a dog attack trial against former UT and NFL running back Cedric Benson last year.  Now, a new football player is in the news. According to news stories, two dogs belonging to Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott got out of…

Read More

Car Wreck Concussion — A Real Life Story

One of my favorite groups to follow on Facebook is the always brilliant Humans of New York.  Recently, I saw a post that describes the heartbreaking story of a woman who suffered a brain injury in a car crash  (the story didn’t specify that she had a brain injury, but those of who do this…

Read More

David Hamilton, Texas Baseball, and Scooter Injuries

Today I learned that my “real life” and my law life intersected in a not so fun way. I’m a huge Texas sports fan, and in particular, Texas baseball fan.  My dad played baseball at UT, and while I was at UT, some of my best memories involved sitting in the sun and doing a…

Read More

Brain Injuries: The Invisible Rain Cloud Video

We’ve always lamented that when you have a brain injury it’s hard to explain to others how the injury is affecting you. I belong to a nationwide group of lawyers who represent victims of brain injuries.  Recently, my colleagues at De Caro and Kaplen in New York created a video that helps describe what you’re…

Read More