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June 2016 Archives

Can I refuse breath and blood testing during a DWI stop?

Many Texas residents will be celebrating Independence Day this weekend with adult beverages, and if you are one of them, you need to know your rights if you happen to be pulled over and suspected of drunk driving.

What are the elements of burglary and criminal trespass in Texas?

When facing burglary charges in the state of Texas, the charged owes it to themselves to become familiar with the criminal law involved. This post provides a brief summary of the elements of the crime of burglary in the Lone Star State, as well as the elements of the related offense of criminal trespass.

Possible defendants in a Texas medical malpractice case

People in Texas have probably heard that medical malpractice is the area of law that applies when negligence is alleged in a health care context. In a traditional medical malpractice case, an injured patient will bring a case against a doctor, whose negligence allegedly caused the patient's injury. Many cases are brought against physicians and surgeons alleging medical malpractice. But, physicians and surgeons are not the only possible defendants in a medical malpractice case.

ECMs can record useful information about an 18-wheeler accident

Driving a semitrailer truck in Texas is a big responsibility. Trucks can be very heavy. Some weigh as much as 40 tons. When these trucks get into a collision with smaller vehicles, serious injuries and enormous property damage can result. This is why truck drivers are required to have a commercial driver's license and why they and their trucking companies may incur major liability for an 18-wheeler accident.

What must one do after a personal injury car accident in Texas?

From time to time, Bexar County residents will hear about hit-and-run accidents in the news. Everyone knows that they have to stop, render assistance and provide information if they are involved in a car accident. But, what is the exact law that applies when a person is involved in an auto accident where a death or personal injury has occurred? This blog post will provide a quick summary of the statute.

Medical mistakes a major cause of fatalities

When a Texas patient goes to a hospital out of necessity to receive treatment for an illness, injury or condition, the last thing they are expecting is that they will be made worse than they were when they went in. In some cases, they might not even leave the hospital at all. This is the case if a new study is to be believed. Research has shown that while cancer and heart disease are the top two causes of death in Americans, the third leading cause of fatalities in the U.S. are medical mistakes.

Woman arrested on DWI charges after fatal accident

In Texas, being charged with drunk driving can have far-reaching consequences in the event of a conviction. With the litany of penalties that can be assessed, those who are charged with a crime for DWI need to know that they have rights regardless of the outcome of the incident. This is true whether it is just a traffic stop and DWI charges are made or if there is an accident with injuries and even death and it becomes a felony DWI. Before saying anything to law enforcement, the person charged needs to make sure to know their legal rights.

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