What is Negligence Per Se?

The most important element of most personal injury cases is proving negligence. In order to win, an injured party has to prove that their injuries were caused by the negligence of another. The law recognizes multiple types of negligence – one of which is known as negligence per se. Cases involving negligence per se are distinct in that the […]

What Are the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents?

The Insurance Information Institute reports that in 2017, there were 6,452,000 vehicle accidents in the United States. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 32,056 of those accidents were in Dallas, Texas alone. While roads present drivers with a wide range of hazards, here are the most common causes of car accidents: 1. Distracted Driving In the United […]

Immigrant vs Non-Immigrant Visas

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Most foreigners who plan to visit or move to the United States need a visa in order to enter the country. The U.S. issues over 10 million visas each year. While the vast majority of visas are non-immigrant visas, about 500,000 are immigrant visas. Under these two main categories of visas are dozens of subcategories of […]

What are the Different Types of Paralysis?

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Approximately 5.4 million people in the U.S. are paralyed; around 27 percent are paralyzed due to a spinal cord injury caused by trauma, disease, or developmental issues such as spina bifida. In some cases, paralysis is temporary. In others, it is permanent and/or progressive, meaning that it will get worse with time. Paralysis can also get […]

Who’s at Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Pileup?

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In addition to the dramatic pileups that make the evening news, smaller accidents involving three, four, or five cars happen across the country every day. Because of the large number of vehicles involved in these accidents, establishing fault can be tricky. Here are the guidelines for determining fault for multi-vehicle pileups in Texas: Determining the […]

What is Premises Liability?

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In the U.S., countless people are injured each year due to someone else’s negligence. Many of those cases fall under the legal principles of premises liability, which holds property owners and tenants responsible for the condition of their property. Learn more about premises liability below. Types of Premises Liability Cases If you get hurt on someone […]

Ford Recalls 2014 Mustang Airbags

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Ford recently announced that it will expand a previous recall to include an additional 953,000 vehicles, including the 2010 to 2014 Mustang, the 2010 Edge, and the 2010 and 2011 Ranger among others. This recall is one of many linked to faulty driver airbags constructed by Takata. It is believed that Takata used chemical ammonium nitrate in […]

Green Card vs Visa

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In the most basic terms, visas and green cards both permit immigrants to stay in the US; however, they do have some distinct differences. A visa is a pass that allows you to be in the U.S. for a specific amount of time – it has an expiration date. A green card, on the other hand, […]

Negligence vs Gross Negligence

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Negligence is a legal term that is often used to describe the cause of a personal injury or death. Another common cause in personal injury cases is gross negligence, which is distinguished from regular negligence in the level of intent behind the actions. Here is a breakdown of negligence vs gross negligence: Major Difference Between […]