Category Archives: Civil law

American Right to Have a Trial by Jury is Vanishing, Make Sure Your Rights Are Protected

A disturbing trend has emerged in the American criminal justice system—the diminishing of a trial by jury. According to a recent 2016 report from “The New York Times,” thirty years ago in New York there was an average of 4,000 jury verdicts in felony trials. In 2015, that figure was less than 2,000. The reason […]

Lawsuit filed against Forestry & Fire director misinforming families about death benefits

Ken Pimlott, director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Photo: Rich Pedroncelli AP     Lawsuit filed against Forestry & Fire director misinforming families about death benefits   Do you know if state or federal laws provide death benefits in the case of your death or the death of a loved one? Not […]

More Traffic, More Tragedy

Traveling through South Texas used to mean long drives down one or more of the lonely roads that criss-cross the region like State Hwy 83 and State Hwy 281. Motorists could often go for hours without seeing another vehicle. But over the past decade, urban development and the discovery of oil reserves in the Eagle […]

Lifted Truck Case Settles

A vehicle that’s been “lifted” can pose a special danger to the occupants of other cars on the road. A collision with one of these “monster truck” type vehicles can turn a minor collision into a serious and devastating one. Such was the case for our client, Desiree Mendoza. Desiree was driving her 1999 Ford […]

Construction Accident Lawsuit Focuses On Negligence

Bad accidents happen to good people every day. Sometimes these accidents are caused by other people’s recklessness, like driving while drunk. Or by greed, like when a company fails to install or maintain safety equipment, or encourage employees to shrug off safety rules to make a job go faster, and a worker gets hurt or […]