Texas Nursing Home May Be Liable for Covid Death

A Texas federal judge ruled that a nursing home that refused to follow recommended Covid prevention measures may be held liable for the death of a resident. The nursing home claimed it was immune from suit because of a statute that grants immunity to companies that respond to a national public health emergency. The federal […]

Supreme Court Rules that Maintenance Company Should Face Trial in Texas Helicopter Crash Case

The families of servicemembers killed in a helicopter crash during Navy exercises sued the private contractor responsible for maintaining the helicopter under the Death on the High Seas Act and general maritime law. A state court trial judge in Texas dismissed the suit and ruled that the lawsuit must be dismissed under the political question […]

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 […]