Mass Tort Law: 4 Common Causes of Mass Tort Lawsuits

A tort is a civil wrong committed by one party that causes another party to be injured. With mass tort lawsuits, a single tort is committed against a large group of people, who consequently sue the alleged perpetrator as a group. The cases are merged into a single action and heard by one judge, which allows the plaintiffs to pool their resources and present evidence together. Mass tort lawsuits are similar to Read More

Attorney Laura Sharp Featured in MyStatesman Article

Attorney Laura Sharp was featured in a recent MyStatesman Article on the current race for Texas State Bar President. Click here to read the article. Read More

Steps to Immediately Take If You Are Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident

It’s easy to underestimate the danger of a slip and fall accident. Practically everyone has slipped on ice or tripped over an uneven sidewalk or carelessly placed object. Most times, we just look embarrassed, brush ourselves off, and carry on. But maybe we shouldn’t. Slip and fall accidents have caused severe injuries and even death. Property owners and managers have a duty to keep their premises reasonably Read More

A Brief Overview of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Often referred to as the ‘invisible injury,’ traumatic brain injury (TBI) can completely change your life. It can cause irreversible memory loss, cognitive problems, personality changes, damaged senses, and other problems that affect you at home, work, and in interpersonal relationships. It can even increase your likelihood of developing dementia. When you experience a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s Read More

5 Medical Mistakes Which May be Grounds for a Malpractice Lawsuit

Medical mistakes have been named the third leading cause of death in the U.S., with an estimated 250,000 people dying every year. In 2012, the Journal of the American Medical Association estimated that more than $3 billion was spent in medical malpractice awards and settlements, or one every 43 minutes. Some mistakes are more prevalent than others, and five in particular can result in viable malpractice Read More

When Does a Death Become “Wrongful?”

Whenever we lose someone to a sudden tragedy, it is both devastating and difficult to cope with. When the loss is believed to be attributable to someone else’s negligent or careless actions, it can take on the legal identity of wrongful death. This means that you are within your rights to demand compensation that will cover costs associated with your loved one’s passing and protect your future and that of your Read More

Understanding the Difference Between Comparative and Contributory Negligence

Many personal injury lawsuits are initiated on the grounds of negligence. In other words, you were injured because the other party could have prevented the accident had they acted in a reasonable and responsible manner. In many cases, fault for the accident can be attributed to both sides. This is when the rules of comparative and contributory negligence come into play. These rules are often applied during Read More

7 Key Factors That Should Be Considered in Calculating an Injury Settlement

You’ve received an offer to settle your personal injury claim. Now it’s time to calculate a settlement amount. How much you can expect to receive depends on certain factors that apply to your case. In general, your personal injury compensation is related to the expenses and losses you have experienced and expect to experience as a result of the accident. Calculating these damages is rarely easy, because you are Read More

A Brief Introduction to the Legal Concept of Negligence

If you or a loved one has been injured and is considering any type of legal action, you’ve undoubtedly heard the term ‘negligence’ talked about by attorneys, insurance companies, and others. While most people know what this word means in general usage, it is important to get a firm grasp of the legal concept behind this term as well. Determining whether or not another party was negligence will often mean the Read More

The Day After the Auto Crash

The day after the car crash is usually when you realize you have suffered some major personal and property injuries. The question arises: Just what do you do about it? If you don’t realize how badly you are hurt the day of the accident, then the day after will bring with it revelations that you hurt much more than you originally realized. The car, well, it may be a total write-off. Now what are you supposed to Read More