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Businesses and Coronavirus Liability Lawsuits

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As coronavirus cases in the United States continue to surge, businesses are coming under fire and facing liability lawsuits. June 24 marked the highest single day of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. to date, with more than 45,500. The previous record was April 26, during the initial peak of the pandemic. Since then, the country has undergone widespread confusion and …

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The Number of Virus Lawsuits Continues to Grow

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While many areas of the country are in various stages of reopening amid the novel coronavirus, new cases are surging, creating confusion and raising questions about how soon is too soon. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 cases in the U.S. could be ten times higher than reported. And in light of a record-breaking number …

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Is Texas a No – Fault State

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When you are involved in an accident of any kind, the results can be catastrophic. Depending on the nature of the accident, you may find yourself facing mounting medical bills and years of rehabilitation. In the event you suffer injuries following a car accident, there’s a good chance you will want to take legal action. One of the most important …

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Punitive Damages

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When you are involved in an accident of any kind caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person, you may consider filing a personal injury lawsuit. Accidents can change the course of a person’s life in the blink of an eye. It can be challenging to enjoy life as you once did, not to mention the medical bills for …

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Why Insurance Companies Take Forever to Resolve Personal Injury Claims

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Insurance Companies Can Be Difficult To Work With When considering whether filing personal injury claims is the right move for you, a common question we are asked is how long the case will take. Unfortunately, there is no straightforward answer here. One of the main reasons determining how long a case will take is difficult is because of insurance companies. …

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What is a Stowers Demand?

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The Stowers doctrine is a time-sensitive demand that is sent to third-party insurance agencies with the intention of putting pressure on the insurance company to either pay the policy limits, settle a claim, or risk being liable for a verdict that is in excess of the policy limit. This doctrine only applies to cases in Texas.  What is the History of Stowers …

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Important Litigation Terms You Need to Know

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Knowing Key Litigation Terms Can Help You in Your Case Many people go through life without ever having a run-in with the law, making it easy to neglect taking the time to learn some of the most common litigation terms. Others, however, understand all too well why it is important to educate yourself about the meaning of the most referenced …

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The Judicial Climate in Lake Charles, Louisiana

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The Louisiana Judicial System Can Be Difficult to Navigate Alone Louisiana is a complex state, home to one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, as well as a bustling manufacturing sector. Although the state’s motto is “Union, Justice, and Confidence,” it seems the judicial climate is one of the most unbalanced in the nation. Unfortunately, Louisiana’s civil court …

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Shamieh Law Represents Victims of East Dallas Crane Collapse

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On June 9, 2019, a Texas storm caused a crane to crash into Elan City Lights apartment, killing a 29-year-old resident and injuring many others. Located off of Live Oak Street near Highway 75 and Good-Latimer Expressway, officials were called to the apartment complex at about 2:00 pm that fateful Sunday afternoon. According to the fire department, an adjacent tower …

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What to do After a Catastrophic Accident

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Accidents are Often Difficult to Navigate Accidents can occur in many different forms and often happen without a moment’s notice. For many, these accidents cause much confusion and stress, often leading to catastrophic injuries and financial instability. The suddenness of these situations does not allow people to develop strategies necessary to properly navigate them. There are few who truly know …