Legal rights on Tribal Grounds

Tort Rights and Tribal Grounds  Being a small personal injury firm, Tom and I handle all of our new client consultations and most potential new client phone calls. Occasionally, we get situations out of the ordinary pop up that call for some immediate research. I had one of those situations pop up the other day,…

Parents of Fort Worth Teen bring suit against Boy Scouts

The parents of a Fort Worth teenager who died on a Boy Scouts backpacking trip in West Texas in June have sued the Irving-based scouting organization, alleging that a lack of supervision and safety training led to their son’s death. Reid Comita, 15, collapsed and died of a heatstroke June 12 while on a hike…

Why you shouldn’t give a Recorded Statement

Why you Shouldn’t Give a Recorded Statement to Another Driver’s Insurance Company  After a collision takes place, it is normal to try and make a claim not only for property damage but also for injuries with the other driver’s insurance. Many people wait a few days or weeks before considering hiring an attorney so they…

Premise Owner Liability for Assault

Does a Premise owner have any duty to protect people from the criminal conduct of others on their property? Generally, property owners have no legal duty to protect persons from third-party criminal acts. Texas case law has laid out 5 factors to determine if a landowner has a duty to protect against the criminal conduct…

Dram Shop Laws in Texas

What Are Dram Shop Laws? A “dram shop” is basically any drinking establishment where alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed, such as a bar or a tavern. A dram shop law holds a drinking establish liable for injuries resulting from the over consumption of alcohol. For example, if the person drinks at a bar, is visibly intoxicated to…