What Is an Typical Whiplash Settlement Amount?

Whiplash Claims When it comes to dealing with the aftermath of an auto accident, one of the biggest worries is the amount of compensation you may be due. After all, the costs associated with medical bills and the damage caused to your vehicle can quickly add up. If you’ve been injured in an accident and … Read more

What is Conversion in Law?

What is Conversion? Conversion is a term that describes when a person takes something from another person, makes it their own, or generally alters its value without the owner’s permission. Unfortunately, this happens more often than we’d like to think. It could be as simple as someone taking a bicycle that really belongs to someone … Read more

Trespass to Chattel vs Conversion

Trespass to chattels is defined as intentional interference with the lawful possession of a chattel in the United States. This can be pretty much any kind of physical interference, such as taking, destroying, or restricting access. There must be damage in order to recover. Legal Definition of Trespass to Chattels When a person converts property … Read more

Texas Premises Liability: A Warning May Not Be Enough

In 2010, the Texas Supreme Court delivered its opinion in Del Lago v. Smith, 53 Tex. Sup. Ct. J. 514. Smith was a patron of the Grandstand Bar which is part of the Del Lago resort on Lake Conroe, Texas. He was a member of a fraternity reunion that got into a brawl with a … Read more

Mandatory arbitration clauses – what you need to know

Consumers, patients, and employees sign contracts all the time – from employment contracts to consent forms at the doctor’s office, most of us have signed more contracts than we care to remember. Sometimes we sign contracts in a high-pressure sales environment or when we just don’t have time to read the fine print. It’s a … Read more

Advance directives – make the decision yourself

Nearly 1.5 million Americans suffer some sort of brain injury each year in motor vehicle accidents, falls, and sports and recreational accidents. Many are neither heroically rescued, nor lost. Instead, their bodies are kept alive through life-sustaining treatments (such as ventilators and feeding tubes) with about a 1% chance of regaining their ability to communicate, … Read more

The dangers of propane tanks in gas grills

With Labor Day on the horizon and an estimated 76% of American households owning a propane gas grill, countless Americans will be hosting backyard barbecues to celebrate the holiday weekend. But, before you do, make sure that you do it safely. The National Fire Protection Association claims that “more than 6,100 accidental fires and explosions … Read more