Personal Injury and Workers Compensation Newsletters

Supreme Court Clears Path for More Tort Lawsuits Against the Federal Government

Austin Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Federal Lawsuits The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 last month to allow judges to extend the deadline for liability lawsuits against the government. This landmark case will affect how many lawsuits the federal government will have to deal with each year, but for many victims of government negligence, the ruling is long overdue. In essence, the…
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Could Stricter Cell Phone Laws Help Save Texas Lives?

Over the past decade, many states have instituted limitations on the extent that drivers can use their cell phones and mobile devices while driving. These laws were passed in the interest of reducing the likelihood of fatal car accidents on state roadways. Some states, like New York and California, have strict laws that prohibit hand-held cell phone use and texting…
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How Will the Lower Maintenance Tax Rate Affect Texas Workers’ Comp?

Austin Workers’ Compensation Attorney Explains Texas Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Ryan Brannan has determined that the maintenance tax rate, which applies to insurance companies, will decrease. This is not unusual for our state, as we have lowered the maintenance tax rate four of the last five years. The 2015 rate will be the lowest in five years. The commissioner states that…
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What are DWI Penalties in Texas?

Austin Injury Attorney That Handles Drunk Driving Accidents Texas takes drunk driving very seriously. If a driver is caught with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level over the legal limit, the fines, jail time and other punishments can be severe and affect the drunk driver for years. Along with various types of criminal punishments, drunk drivers may face civil liability…
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