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Make Your Firm More Attractive To Clients And More Profitable With Alternative Fee Arrangements

On behalf of Shaw Cowart LLP posted in Blog, Business Litigation on Apr 13th, 2017.

If it hasn’t hit you yet, it’s coming.  More and more business clients enter into Alternative Fee Arrangements (AFA) with their lawyers.  Clients like the idea of the certainty and predictability an AFA provides, and quite frankly, they like the idea that they can pick up the phone to ask you a question without increasing […]

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How We Perceive a Stressful Event (Like a Car Accident or Concussion) Can Impact Its Effect On Our Health

On behalf of Shaw Cowart LLP posted in Blog, Catastrophic Personal Injury, Vehicle Accident on Apr 6th, 2017.

A stressful life event that results in injury, like a car accident or a concussion, certainly has a negative impact on our wellbeing when it occurs. But research published in the journal Anxiety Stress Coping indicates that how we think about that event can continue to affect our health years later. In this journal article, […]

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The Future of Nanotech Related Mass Torts

On behalf of Shaw Cowart LLP posted in Blog on Mar 28th, 2017.

In a famous paper published shortly after World War II, physicist Richard Feynman predicted that the far future of technology would be all about manipulating machines at the very smallest scales – the so-called “nanoscale,” populated by events that occur at between one and 100 nanometers in size, nearly as small as a strand of […]

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Types of Forensic Evidence That Investigators Collect After a Texas Truck Accident

On behalf of Shaw Cowart LLP posted in Blog, Catastrophic Personal Injury, Trucking Accident on Mar 2nd, 2017.

Depending on the type of accident, the layout of the scene, and the types of facts or models that need further evidence and analysis to develop (or disprove), forensic analysts may gather evidence such as: Photographs of the scene. Pictures can show factors like the weather, the layout of the road, the location of signs […]

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Forensics of Texas Truck Accidents Involving Big Rigs and 18-Wheelers: An Inside Look Into How the Work Gets Done

On behalf of Shaw Cowart LLP posted in Blog, Catastrophic Personal Injury, Trucking Accident on Feb 22nd, 2017.

Truck accidents often happen very quickly for the people involved in them. You may have a moment or two of panicking at the sight of an 18-wheeler swerving into your lane, and then the crash. Or the accident could have literally blindsided you. Adding to the confusion, your resulting trauma may make recovering accurate memories […]

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Driverless Cars in Texas: How Much of a Threat Do They Pose to Pedestrians?

On behalf of Shaw Cowart LLP posted in Blog, Catastrophic Personal Injury, Distracted Driving, Vehicle Accident on Feb 13th, 2017.

Google has been experimenting with driverless cars for several years now, releasing the vehicles onto streets in cities as small as Ann Arbor, Michigan and as large as Los Angeles, California. At the recent Detroit Auto Show, Google also spotlighted a minivan with self-driving sensors and vision systems. Waymo, the autonomous car company Google spun […]

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Concussions in Girls May Be More Common, More Severe

On behalf of Shaw Cowart LLP posted in Blog, Catastrophic Personal Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury on Feb 7th, 2017.

Both boys and girls may experience concussions while playing sports or engaging in other activities. But several new studies indicate that when girls receive a concussion, they may have more severe symptoms, suffer more damage, and need more time to heal. One recent study tracked 549 patients – both boys and girls – who were […]

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California Cracks Down on Distracted Driving (Again). Why Is Texas Lagging Behind?

On behalf of Shaw Cowart LLP posted in Blog, Catastrophic Personal Injury, Distracted Driving, Vehicle Accident on Jan 30th, 2017.

California had long been at the forefront of attempts to curb distracted driving accidents by limiting how drivers can use their phones behind the wheel. For instance, California was among the first states to ban handheld cell phone use and texting while driving. Now, the state has gone one step further: they’ve made it a […]

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What is “bad faith insurance”?

On behalf of Shaw Cowart LLP posted in Bad Faith, Blog on Jan 16th, 2017.

You may have heard the term “bad faith insurance,” but was not sure what that actually meant. Bad faith insurance describes a claim that an insured person or business has against their insurance company for unlawful and inappropriate claims handling actions.  An insurance company owes a duty of good faith and fair dealing to the people and […]

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7 Claims To Consider When Bringing A Shareholder Oppression Action In Texas

On behalf of Shaw Cowart LLP posted in Blog, Shareholder Disputes on Jan 3rd, 2017.

Investors should seek counsel prior to entering into any agreement in Texas involving a minority business interest, an ownership position with fewer remedies available should problems arise with management than in years past. For 25 years courts of appeals in Texas recognized numerous equitable remedies, including a court-ordered buyout, when a minority shareholder established that the […]

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