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3 dead as wrong-way driver causes truck accidents on I-20

Some interstate highways in Texas are heavily used corridors for a massive volume of truck traffic heading to all points throughout the state and the country. The toll of human life taken each year by truck accidents associated with that high a volume of trucking traffic is great. The most recent disaster occurred on Interstate 20 in the East Texas region, near Smith County, with three lives perishing in the event.

Child custody case upholds right of foster parents to adopt

Texas family law practitioners are well aware of the contentious nature and emotionally charged intensity of child custody battles. A seasoned and knowledgeable attorney does not want to see a child custody case go in that direction and will always pursue every prospect for settlement as early as possible. When the dispute is one that cannot be resolved, litigation and a child custody trial will become necessary.

Compensation is owed to accident victims in crossover accident

Whenever an operator of a car crosses the highway and strikes an oncoming vehicle in Texas or elsewhere, the errant driver is considered negligent or reckless, and damages will be owed to any victims injured by that wrongful activity. The negligence of the driver does not mean that he or she intends to cause an accident; instead it refers to the failure to use due care under the circumstances to prevent an incident from occurring. In egregious cases, where the driving rises to a level more serious than negligence, punitive damages may be assessed against the at-fault driver as additional compensation to the victims.

Divorce becomes a serious thought when all else fails

When a marital relationship begins to show serious signs of strain and hopelessness, spouses tend to gloss over the signs and cling to certain rationalizations and even lies to stay in a state of denial. By the time a person gets to a divorce law attorney in Texas or elsewhere, the charade is usually over and the individual sees a clearer reality concerning the relationship. For some people, those realizations can come quickly and bring about rapid change, whereas for others, the old beliefs and lies are hard to shed.

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