Child abuse numbers dropped in Texas last year but rose in Dallas County. Unfortunately, the numbers fluctuate from year to year, and we are not on a downward trend. There are more than 7 million kids in the whole state, and nobody really knows why these numbers keep fluctuating. Some have offered inconclusive reasons, but […]
Did You Know: Texas has passed laws specifically protecting the elderly? Elderly people deserve love and care just like everybody else. These individuals usually have more demanding needs due a range of issues such as lack of mobility, illness, inability to care for themselves or advanced age. Nursing homes in Texas are tasked with the […]
The quick answer is NO! Absolutely not, and I’ll get into that in a second. An injury can put you out and cause you untold suffering as well as have you out of work for weeks at a time. This may be due to an auto accident, work injury, medical malpractice, or a variety of […]
Going out for a few drinks with friends is a great way for some people (those who are able to drink responsibly) to spend a few hours on the weekend. For many people, it is a way to catch up on social conversations as well as bond with friends and family. However, accidents caused by […]
Education can open the doors to better opportunities in life. A better paying job, prestige and higher social class are all things that most people aspire to have at one point or another. However, not everyone is able to physically go to classes. Many people have career obligations, family obligations, or are simply unable to […]
Dallas, while a great place to live, has seen an increase in pedestrian-vs-vehicle accidents over the last 3 years.
Every year there’s an effort by politicians and groups like MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) to make sobriety checkpoints legal in Texas. It’s no surprise that with nearly 1,300 alcohol related driving fatalities in 2010 alone that concerned citizens want the Texas government to take a more proactive stand on preventing drunk driving. This past week San Antonio Police Deputy Chief Anthony Trevino asked the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee to once again try to legalize sobriety checkpoints.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice is being sued by an Austin civil rights group for the wrongful death of Larry Gene McCollum and other prisoners who died of heat stroke over the summer. Prisons without air conditioning in extreme heat leading to hyperthermia can be considered cruel and unusual punishment.
Barratry, also known as ambulance chasing, is an immoral and illegal way for an attorney to get a new client. The Texas legislature (after a scandal involving Representative Ron Reynolds) is cracking down on ambulance chasers by prosecuting more suspects. Fines, prison time and disbarment are consequences.