The average injury settlement in dog bite cases has increased 94 percent since 2003. These attacks are much more violent than many people believe. When animals attack, the knockdown alone usually causes broken bones and other injuries. Then, when dogs bite, their teeth cause deep puncture wounds as well as severe tearing wounds.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals denied Rodney Reed's most recent appeals, so he will remain on death row for the 1998 murder of a Bastrop County woman.
Even though Texas is an implied consent state, officials cannot automatically suspend drivers' licenses following DWI arrests. To do so, there must be an Administrative License Suspension hearing to determine if such suspension is appropriate.
Speed is usually the most critical factor in pedestrian injuries. If the tortfeasor (negligent driver) is travelling slower than 30mph at the time of impact, the pedestrian death rate is less than 10 percent. But the fatality rate skyrockets to 90 percent if the tortfeasor is moving faster than 40mph.
The Bill of Rights was one of the most earth-shaking and controversial documents in the history of mankind. Never before had a government placed such drastic limits on its own authority. Today, over two hundred years later, lawyers and judges still struggle with concepts like free speech and gun ownership.
Anyone can fall at any time. In fact, these injuries cost more than $50 billion per year, in terms of things like broken bones and head injuries. Yet these physical wounds only tell part of the story. Many fall victims, especially older victims, are so afraid of subsequent falls that they basically become prisoners in their own homes.
As the weather heats up outside, the number of assaults usually goes up as well. Generally, hot temperatures increase violent crimes. Curiously, hot weather has almost no effect on theft and other property crimes.
If you are the parent of an underage driver, you may take a deep breath and cross your fingers every time your child gets behind the wheel.
Most Tarrant County drug crimes are simple possession cases. That's true for 85 percent of drug cases overall, and over 90 percent of marijuana prosecutions.
This is not a metaphysical blog about whether or not dogs go to heaven. As a Weatherford personal injury attorney, that issue is far above my pay grade.
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, hundreds of people usually drown in swimming pools across the nation. About 70 percent of these victims are children under 5. Many other victims sustain permanent brain injuries.
In 2018, Texas law enforcement officers arrested over 95,000 Texans for DWI. That figure was almost 10 percent higher than the 2017 arrest total. Prosecutors are very aggressive as well. The number of dismissals dropped sharply in 2018. In other words, Parker County prosecutors almost always pursue DWI cases, no matter how weak or strong the evidence is.
A car crash in Central Texas profoundly affected the lives of five North Texas families, as the wreck killed one person and seriously injured four others.
In the 2018-19 session, Texas lawmakers expanded the medical marijuana rules and legitimized CBD oil. However, a bill to decriminalize low-level possession failed.
A box truck apparently rear-ended a Corvette on the eastbound side of the freeway, killing the Corvette driver almost instantly.