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I’ve written before about the dangers of being parked on the side of the road.  But perhaps the biggest danger isn’t to every day motorists, but to police officers, who routinely find themselves on the shoulder of roadways. A recent wreck in Live Oak, near San Antonio, shows how dangerous this can be.  This weekend,…

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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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Last night’s ice and snow has caused hundreds of auto accidents in the Central Texas/IH35 corridor. Austin reported over 200 car wrecks, including two fatal accidents.  In one accident, a 19 year old Plano man, Stephen Kendall, tragically lost his life when his vehicle collided with an 18 wheeler.  There was also another fatality at…

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  As many of you know, in January, the US Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that they would begin  implementing guidelines that banned drivers of commercial vehicles, such as large trucks and buses, from texting while driving.    I didn’t think many people would be opposed to such a regulation. …

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My friend Steve Lombardi, a personal injury lawyer in Des Moines, had a blog post the other day talking about Children’s Safety and Dental Anesthesia.   In the post, Steve described a recent incident in Canada where a child died during a dental visit.   I hadn’t really thought much about the problem so I took a few minutes…

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Yesterday, an Americanos USA bus overturned on I-37 near San Antonio, killing 62 year old Christina Lozano Campos and 27 year old Efrain Dominguez-Valenzuela and injuring 40 more.   Authorities now suspect that a broken drive shaft may be to blame for the wreck.   The wreck is reminiscent of the horrific 2008 bus crash in Sherman that killed fifteen passengers, most…

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Last Thursday, a San Antonio jury returned a $72.6 million dollar verdict against Akin, Gump in a case where the plaintiff alleged that the patent lawyers failed to properly obtain patents on a device that the plaintiff invented. The verdict is another in the trend of larger verdicts against large law firms.  The American Bar Association publishes a…

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The image that 90% of the population has of those of us that are personal injury lawyers is of some greedy jerk using deception or illegal tactics to pursue claims. For most of my brethren, that caricature couldn’t be further from the truth. But for some attorneys, it’s accurate, and it couldn’t be more disgusting.…

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