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Apartment Complexes and Their Duty to Protect Tenants

Apartment landlords have basic duties to ensure the safety of their tenants. While courts have not required landlords to take extraordinary measures, they are increasingly permitting tenants to sue landlords when landlords fail to take basic measures to protect their tenants’ safety. New York’s highest state court permitted a woman to sue her landlord after an ex-convict attacked her in her apartment. The man beat and raped her after he got into the apartment complex. The woman sued the building owners for failing to properly staff the security desk or secure the complex, and she sued the firm that provided security for negligently performing its security contract. The woman’s case was particularly strong because the landlord knew the ex-convict well. He had relatives in the complex, police had arrested him several times for criminal acts in the complex (including robbery, attempted rape, and the beating of a security guard), and…
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The Costs of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles are a fun form of recreation and an efficient method of transportation. A motorcycle can provide a relaxing scenic ride, and not much parking room is required. They are also extremely fast and sometimes difficult for vehicle drivers to see. When there is a collision, the motorcycle and its rider usually end up in the worst condition. Physical injuries may be long term and costly. There will also be expensive motorcycle repairs and lost time from work. When motorcycle accidents occur, an experienced Lufkin injury lawyer can assess your legal claims and provide aggressive representation. Physical Injuries and Repair Bills Careless riders, poor road conditions or vehicle drivers who fail to watch for motorcycles can cause motorcycle accidents. Motorcycles can sneak into a car’s blind spot because it can be hard for vehicle drivers to hear an approaching motorcycle. Even protective gear such as a helmet, gloves and a…
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Traumatic Brain Injury in Texas

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 144,000 Texans sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, or one every four minutes. Currently, more than 381,000 Texans live with a TBI-related disability, and each year, more than 5,700 Texans are permanently disabled by a TBI. Nationally, an estimated 1.5 million to 2 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury annually, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Traumatic brain injuries can affect patients long after they have been released from the hospital. In fact, ASHA reports that approximately one-third of adult patients hospitalized for a TBI will need help with daily activities one year after their discharge. Living with a TBI-related disability affects victims and their families emotionally and financially, and an experienced Lufkin injury attorney can advise a Texas TBI victim of his or her legal rights and pursue legal action against the party responsible for the…
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Distracted Driver Accidents in Texas

Distracted driving caused by a cell phone led to the death of a 7-year-old Texas boy a few weekends ago. The driver of the 2004 Chevy Suburban was distracted by the use of a cell phone when the driver left the roadway and overcorrected, causing the SUV to roll over and land on its passenger side. The young girl, the only one in the car not wearing a seat belt, died on the scene as a result of a head injury after the force of the accident threw her from the vehicle. Four other passengers in the SUV were not injured, and troopers reported that the driver was in normal condition. The Texas Department of Transportation keeps track of car accident-related statistics. Since 2005, cell phones have contributed to 17,519 accidents, leading to 7,519 injuries and 167 deaths. San Antonio leads the states with 1,611 cell-phone related accidents in the…
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