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August 2019 Archives

Obtaining Compensation in Eighteen-Wheeler Wrecks

In many large truck collisions, proving liability is not much of a problem. Common carriers, like truck drivers, taxi drivers, and Uber drivers, have a high duty of care. So, what might pass for an accident with a non-commercial driver is negligence where commercial operators are concerned.

Some Drug Possession Defenses in Tarrant County

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for AdobeStock_80814322.jpegAccording to the FBI, police officers make one drug possession every twenty seconds. So, simple possession is by far the most common drug charge in Texas. Although possession of marijuana is usually a misdemeanor, illegally possessing any other controlled substance, including a prescription pain pill, is usually a felony.

The Five Types of Driving Impairment

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for AdobeStock_116715709 (1).jpegThere are thousands of vehicle collisions in Tarrant County every year. Sudden wind gusts and other uncontrollable events cause a few of them. But for the most part, these events are not accidents. They may have been unintentional, but they were usually preventable. For that reason, many government agencies and media outlets no longer use the A-word to describe these incidents.

Five Different Kinds of Theft

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for AdobeStock_116715709 (1).jpegTheft is one of the broadest crimes in the Penal Code. Certain Section 31.01 offenses trigger no consequences at all. Iny many places, police do not respond to shoplifting calls if the value was less than $50. At the other end of the spectrum, some thieves spend more time in prison than some murderers or rapists. These large theft cases often involve complex Ponzi schemes and other frauds.

What's the Difference Between Drugged Driving and Drunk Driving?

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for romberg.jpegIn many places, "drugged" driver cause more fatal crashes than "drunk" drivers. So, Tarrant County prosecutors pursue these cases very aggressively. Prescription drugs and marijuana account for a little over half of drugged driving prosecutions in Texas.

Five Car Crash Dos and Don'ts

civil law.jpegNegligence, which is a lack of care, causes about 90 percent of the car crashes in Tarrant County. So, most vehicle collisions are not unavoidable "accidents." In these cases, victims may be entitled to substantial compensation. This reimbursement usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.

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