FAQ’s – Back Injury Lawsuits

Back Injury If your back or spine has been injured through the fault of another, you need an experienced and respected attorney to help get you the money you deserve.  Here are some questions that our clients often ask: How do I Choose the Right Back Injury Lawyer for My Case?   Richard LaGarde has over thirty-three years of successful experience representing […]

FAQ’s – Brain Injury Lawsuits

Why are Traumatic Brain Injuries Called the “Silent Epidemic”? Traumatic brain injuries are often called the “silent epidemic” because so many people have suffered brain injuries and because so many of the victims look perfectly normal even though their lives have been changed forever by their injury. Brain injury is suffered by someone in America every 15 seconds; Approximately […]

In Houston, appellate court upholds twenty-four million dollar judgement over radioactive land

On July 24, the First Court of Appeals in Houston refused to throw out a $24.5 million award made against Forest Oil Corp. as part of a legal battle that stretches back to 2004. Ten years ago, James McAllen, owner of McAllen Ranch in Santillana, sued Forest Oil Corp. Forest had contracted use of the […]

Two dead, one injured in Mitchell County oilfield electrocution

On August 20, a team of three Texan oilfield workers were removing a pump jack when one of its cables struck a power line overhead. The connection electrocuted Laban Robokoff, 24, and Harvey McKinney, 36, killing them both. CPR was performed, but they were pronounced dead enroute to the hospital. Steven McKinney, 32, Harvey McKinney’s […]

Senate May Suspend Trucking Safety Rule

A transportation funding bill currently making its way through the Senate features an amendment that could suspend a trucking safety rule implemented last year. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced the amendment that would suspend the so-called “restart rule,” implemented in July 2013, for at least a year. The restart rule, which is unpopular with trucking […]

Safety tips for summer driving

As summer begins, many Texans hit the road to vacation and visit with friends and family. The auto accident attorneys at the LaGarde Law Firm offer these tips to help keep you and your family safe while driving this summer. Check your vehicle before you go. Check the condition of your tire treads and windshield […]

What to Expect in a Jones Act Case

The Jones Act grants maritime workers, including commercial fishermen and oil workers, the right to sue their employers if they are injured on the job. If you are a maritime worker, you may be wondering how the process works. First, you must report your injury to your employer. Federal law requires you to report any […]

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