MEDIATION: What is negotiating with brackets?
MEDIATION: What is negotiating with brackets? One tool many mediators use is “negotiating with brackets”. In most mediations, the parties start their negotiations far apart from one another. Most times that gap can be bridged through normal negotiations. But in some instances, mediators will suggest using brackets to help close that gap. What does that…Read More
Mediation: What is a mediator’s proposal?
MEDIATION: What is a mediator’s proposal? One tool that many mediators use to try and help resolve cases is a “mediator’s proposal”. What is it? Many mediations will come to an impasse, where the parties can’t reach an agreement. To help bridge that gap, many mediators will use a mediator’s proposal to settle the case.…Read More
Is There A Future For Self-Driving Cars?
For several years, companies have been pumping billions of dollars into the technology for self-driving cars, and self-driving cars have been a discussion point for several groups, including those of us who are car wreck attorneys wondering how safe these cars can be. Recently, the future of these cars was cast in doubt when some…Read More
What do you do if you’re in a car wreck?
What do you do if you’re in a car wreck? I recently had a friend get in a wreck, and when discussing it with my 18 year old son, my son told me he wouldn’t know what to do. So I’ve failed as a parent. Not only have I not taught him something important, but…Read More
Congrats! Brooks Schuelke was named to the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers List
We are pleased to announce that Brooks has been selected to the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the state. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of…Read More
Texas Supreme Court Issues Another Pro-Plaintiff Ruling In Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist Insurance Cases
For the second time in a month, the Texas Supreme Court has surprised many of us by issuing a ruling that is beneficial to plaintiffs who bring uninsured/underinsured motorist cases. Last month, the Court issued a ruling that confirmed a path for plaintiffs to recover attorneys’ fees in uninsured/underinsured motorist claims. This time, the Court…Read More
Hallelujah! Relief For Those Making Texas Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims
One of the most important types of insurance that you can buy to protect you and your family is uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage for your vehicle. This coverage protects you when you’re in a wreck and the at-fault driver either doesn’t have insurance or doesn’t have enough insurance. We handle a lot of these cases. In…Read More
Texas Winter Storm: Insurance Claims
Our firm has handled a number homeowners’ insurance claims, and we wanted to provide some tips for our fellow Texans who suffered losses as a result of the storm. DOCUMENT EVERYTHING First, document everything. The MOST IMPORTANT thing you can do right now is to document your losses. You may be able to make claims…Read More
Dog Mauls 3 Year Old At A Texas Restaurant: Legal Lessons
A three year old child was the victim of a pit bull attack on January 9th in the Spring, Texas restaurant, Loose Caboose. The poor girl needed multiple stitches on her face, and will likely need plastic surgery to address the wounds. The dog owner, reported to be, Jennifer Romano, fled the scene. Fortunately, relying…Read More
Personal Injury Lawyers As Storytellers
I spent part of today on Zoom (of course) helping some University of Texas Law students tell their stories. Why, you may ask. Because stories are our currency. Stories are how we help convey what happened to harm our clients or how our clients are hurt. Stories help us convey the pain or the limitations…Read More