Posts Tagged ‘Central Texas’

Back To School Safety Reminders

Today is the start of school for most of our Central Texas schools. Remember to stay safe in your local communities and in school zones.  In Austin, the Austin Police Department will engage in a Back To School traffic safety initiative through Sept. 6th.  You’ll see more officers patrolling school zones and looking for drivers…

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Big Rig Accidents Continue to Occur on Roadways

Despite the desire to reduce the number of 18-wheeler accidents on the highways, it does not seem to be happening. Unfortunately, even with the latest push to improve big rig safety, there are still far too many devastating accidents taking lives, and often taking them in a grisly fashion. The difficulty is that many passenger…

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IH 35 Wrong Way Driver Kills A San Antonio Police Officer

If you’ve read this blog at all, you know that we closely follow stories about wrong way drivers because this is a phenomenon that seems like it should never happen, and yet it’s becoming routine. This morning, a San Antonio police officer, Officer Stephanie Brown, was tragically killed along I35 when a wrong way driver slammed his SUV…

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A Criminal Conviction For A Trucking Accident

I often tell our clients that one of the purposes of the civil justice system is to help hold wrongdoers accountable  (thus the name of our book).  And many times, the civil justice system is the only way to hold wrongdoers accountable.  But sometimes the criminal justice system does its part, as it did in…

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Texas Two Step – Tort Reform Style

My friend Steve Lombardi, a personal injury lawyer in Des Moines, had a great post today in his Injuryboard blog.  In the post, Steve looks at a Texas medical malpractice case where the plaintiff’s claim was devestated by the tort reform era cap on non-economic damages.  I can’t do the post justice so I just encourage all…

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Austin Trucking Accident Dangers

Austin news station KXAN ran a story last night about truck drivers “dodging the scales” to avoid weigh stations and inspections. Texas has several permanent weigh stations operated by the Department of Public Safety. Unfortunately, truckers are becoming resourceful about ways to get around the inspection stations. The thing that really struck me in the…

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