Personal Injury

Frivolous Lawsuits and Tort Reform

The phrase “frivolous lawsuit” is one we have likely all heard in our lives. It drums up an image of money-hungry lawyers filing unnecessary lawsuits that damage companies and impede on the growth of business. The phrase has been touted as the reason states need to enact tort reform laws that limit the ability of […]

Deadliest Day for Highway Crashes: August 2

According to a report by Bloomberg, which analyzed historical data form the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, August 2nd is the day when car wrecks kill more people than any other day of the year. Between 2012 and 2016, a total of 505 people were killed on highways on August 2. The report also highlights […]

Powers Taylor Adds Associate Attorney

Welcome Jennifer Birdsall to Powers Taylor! Powers Taylor, LLP is thrilled to announce the addition of our newest associate attorney, Jennifer Birdsall. She will be joining partner Mark Taylor in running our personal injury and medical malpractice dockets. Jennifer graduated from the Texas A&M University School of Law in 2017. She is a dedicated and […]

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month 2018

According to the National Safety Council, there were 4,968 motorcycle fatalities and nearly 88,000 non-fatal injuries from motorcycle accidents in the U.S. in 2016. This was enough to make up 13% of traffic fatalities in 2016 while motorcycles only make up 3% of registered vehicles. Data also shows that 36% of motorcycle fatalities in 2016 […]

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

There’s no denying that technology has made us all more distracted. Having constant access to emails, social media, text messages, and the internet keep many people glued to their phones. It’s especially dangerous when combined with driving behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Auto accident statistics have been steadily climbing over the last few […]

The Economics of Settlement

Clients sometimes question why we want them to consider settling their claims long before the trial date.  Such clients usually view the litigation process as a type of war, so they equate settlement with a peace treaty, or even worse, a surrender.  They want to win the war and have a ticker-tape victory parade.  Settle?  […]

May is Motorcycle Awareness Safety Month

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 493 motorcycle fatalities in 2016 alone. There were an additional 2,003 seriously injured motorcyclists on Texas roads last year. While an auto accident can be serious and devastating to anyone involved, the open design of motorcycles leaves their drivers exposed and more susceptible to serious injury during […]

What to Expect During Mediation

Pursuing a lawsuit is a lengthy process. There are lots of steps before a case is resolved. One way that a lawsuit can be resolved is through mediation. Mediation is a guided settlement negotiation performed by a neutral 3rd party as an attempt to settle a lawsuit. Mediations typically occur after a lawsuit has been […]

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls Lightning Slides

On December 7th, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of Lightning Slides that were manufactured by Horizon Industries and distributed by Playworld Systems, Inc. The Lightning Slide is a stainless steel playground slide often used at schools and public parks. The recalled slides may contain a weld that cracks and separates, […]

Don’t Hit Cyclists- They’re People Too

For cyclists, sharing the road with drivers can be very dangerous. One driver’s quick glance to check a text message can turn deadly for a cyclist riding next to them. Many drivers are not aware of the laws that protect cyclists and dictate that they have just as much right to use the road. Instead, […]