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Judge Clay Jenkins Calling for Property Tax Reductions

Clay Jenkins is calling on local governments to lower their tax rates to offset the higher valuations. To see the video on WFAA, please click on the following link: Dallas County judge calling for property tax rate reduction...read more

Accidents Involving Swift Transportation

HAVE YOU OR A LOVED ONE BEEN INJURED OR KILLED AS A RESULT OF AN ACCIDENT INVOLOVING SWIFT TRANSPORTATION? Swift Transportation operates as a transportation company in North America and throughout Texas. Swift operates approximately 18,836 tractors comprising 13,882 company tractors and 4,954 owner-operator tractors; 61,652 trailers; and 9,150 intermodal containers from 40 terminals near key freight centers and traffic lanes. Swift Transportation Company serves various customers primarily in th...read more

What To Do After a Typical Car Accident in Texas (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LlMbtRHCaY WHAT TO DO AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT Even if you think you have not been injured, take these steps. Serious injuries can show up days or even weeks later. If you can’t act immediately, call a friend or family member to take these steps for you or ask for help from someone at the scene. Call For Help Immediately report the accident. Let the 911 dispatcher know if you have been hurt. When the police arrive, tell the police about your injuries. Do n...read more

Guardian Ad Litems in Personal Injury Cases

If a settlement is reached in a personal injury lawsuit, the trial court may appoint an ad litem for the interest of the minor or incapacitated person.  Typically, personal injury claims for minors or incapacitated persons are prosecuted by their next friends (generally the parents) pursuant to Tex.R. Civ. P 44. Tex. R. Civ. P. 173 provides for appointment of a guardian ad litem  when both the minor or incapacitated person and the next friend have separate claims for settlement funds in a per...read more

What is Voir Dire?

Voir Dire is a French phrase that means "to speak the truth." Blacks Law Dictionary 1569 (7th Edition 1999). What is it?  Voir dire is the first exposure members of the jury panel have to a lawsuit wherein panel members will be selected to serve on the jury. The Voir Dire is the primary tool to address the issue of securing an impartial jury to hear the case. The purpose of voir dire is to allow each party to the lawsuit to have an opportunity to examine the members of the panel to determine if...read more