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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Drilling Regulations: How the Death of One Texan Changed the Gas Industry

How close can shale drilling occur to existing homes in Texas?

Twelve years ago, a Texas worker had arrived at a natural gas well near Fort Worth. Robert Dale Gayan had been instructed to connect the two pump trucks so that the crew could drill through another section of rock beneath the existing well, which would eventually reach the gas bearing Barnett Shale. Tragically, pressurized gas suddenly blew up the side of the wellhead where Gayan was working, killing him instantly. The incident further leads to the evacuation of hundreds of homes in the region. Gayan’s death resulted in a turning point in the gas industry, leading to increased regulation to prevent similar..


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Monday, March 26, 2018

Damages in a Wrongful Death Case in Texas

What damages can I seek if my loved one was killed in an accident?

Losing a loved one is tragic no matter what the circumstances, but losing a family member unexpectedly in an accident renders the death truly horrific. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are killed in preventable accidents.


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Monday, January 22, 2018

Top 4 Issues to Consider When Pursuing a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas

Losing a loved one is a painful and heart wrenching ordeal. If you lost a loved one because of the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of an individual or organization, you have a cause of action against the party at fault. While compensatory damages can never truly make up for the loss, they do help make the burden lighter. If you have lost a loved one and feel that someone else is responsible, talk to a


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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Texas Boating Accidents

How can I keep my family safe while on the water?

A horrific accident recently resulted in the deaths of two teenage boys who were out on a sailboat trip in Avinger, Texas.  Authorities report that a group of boys from a Texas Boy Scouts troop were traveling on a sailboat when the vessel hit an overhead power line.  Two boys, ages 16 and 18, died at the scene from apparent electrocution.  A third child, age 11, was critically injured.  All of the boys were wearing personal flotation devices.


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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Famed Voiceover Artist Dies in Parachuting Accident in Texas

Who is liable in the event of a parachuting accident?

Randy Schell, a well-known voiceover artist whose work appears in several popular TV shows, such as Dancing With the Stars and Fear the Walking Dead, recently died in a parachuting accident in Houston.  The accident occurred when Schell collided with another skydiver when skydiving with Houston’s Skydive Spaceland.  Skydive Spaceland released a statement claiming that both jumpers involved in the accident had made at least one successful skydive earlier in the day.  The jumpers deployed their parachutes in a normal manner than collided afterwards.  Schell did not survive the landing.


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