Based on Texas law, the vast majority of personal injury cases are required to enter into a mediation before proceeding to trial. Since this is a necessary step to getting you the compensation you deserve for your injuries, it’s important that everyone understand what the personal injury mediation process entails and what it means to…
When someone is in any sort of accident, whether it’s a car or truck accident, a slip and fall, or a workplace injury, there is no injury more potentially devastating to the victim than a spinal cord injury. It’s difficult to imagine any other injury that is more debilitating and costly. In addition to the…
Liggett Law Group is pleased to announce that Ted Liggett has been rated as a Best Personal Injury Lawyer in Lubbock, Texas by Three Best Rated website. The website Three Best Rated™ finds the top three local businesses per category in each city.
There is little doubt that any wrongful death is a family tragedy, but those caused by medical malpractice on the part of a negligent healthcare provider can be especially tragic because the victims trusted those certified and licensed professionals to stick to acceptable levels of care. In the state of Texas, wrongful death is a category of personal injury law that recognizes the liability of someone who causes the death of someone else for a wrongful act. Among the most common contributors to a wrongful death is through medical malpractice.
For the most part, governments at every level, including federal, state, and municipal, are technically protected against personal injury claims that occur on their property under a doctrine called the sovereign immunity rule, which basically means a person can’t sue the government for injuries caused by its employees or which were incurred on its properties. Basically, since we technically own the government, we can’t sue ourselves.
Though a lot of weather events can happen in Texas, one thing is always certain; the summer will be either hot and dry or hot and sticky, depending on where you live in the state, And either way, you will be looking to water for relief, which means many Texans will clog the roads to get to the many waterways in the state, including lakes, rivers and beaches. That means it’s time to remind you that it’s always necessary to be extra safe when playing in, on or around the water.
Tragedy struck this weekend in Lubbock, when a fatal pedestrian accident occurred. On Saturday, November 8th, 40-year-old Russell Ed Jupe ran into the street while chasing a dog and was struck by a school bus. The school bus was from the Amarillo Independent School District and was transporting 25 students to a swim meet in Lubbock at the time of the incident. This incident is a grim reminder of the dangers posed by vehicles on the road and the diligence needed when interacting with them.
Recent legislation and protests have brought media and legal attention to the topic of forced arbitration. The troubling issue is that many companies are including clauses in their intimidatingly long contracts which state that any complaints from consumers must be settled through arbitration, rather than in court. Arbitration exists as an alternative to a civil claim brought through a state or federal court, in order to lighten the load faced by the legal system. However, when customers have no choice in how to pursue claims, they are denied their Seventh Amendment right to a trial by jury for civil matters.