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  • Apr 08, 2020|
  • By: Michael Francis|
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The global coronavirus pandemic has rapidly begun to affect nearly every facet of life. As a result, many people have unfortunately passed away due to COVID-19 complications. In too many cases, employers, nursing homes and other companies put employees, patients and customers at risk of contracting coronavirus. Failure to take reasonable steps to protect employees,…

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  • Feb 18, 2020|
  • By: Michael Francis|
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Texas Wrongful Death Statute When you lose a loved one in an accident or as a result of another person’s intentionally harmful act, it can be difficult to think about filing a lawsuit. At the Francis Firm, we know how important the grieving process is, and we want to do everything we can to help…

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  • Jan 28, 2020|
  • By: Michael Francis|
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In Texas, the damages available in personal injury cases are either compensatory damages or exemplary damages. Exemplary damages in Texas are also called punitive damages.  A court awards compensatory damages to put the plaintiff in the situation they would have been had the collision never occurred. Compensatory damages include both economic and non-economic damages, such…

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  • Jan 27, 2020|
  • By: Michael Francis|
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In the state of Texas, insurance companies must offer their drivers personal injury protection, which is also known as PIP. This type of insurance provides compensation for certain expenses you may incur if you are injured in a car accident. The Francis Firm highly recommends PIP coverage as a way to protect you and your…

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  • Oct 30, 2019|
  • By: Michael Francis|
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When you agree to a new job and enter into an employment contract with a new employer, you may be faced with a non-compete agreement in Texas.  Texas non-compete law does not allow all non-compete agreements—also known as a non-competition agreement or a covenant not to compete—to be enforced in the state.  For a non-compete…

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  • Oct 15, 2019|
  • By: Michael Francis|
  • Read Time: 3 minutes

Were you recently injured in a car accident in Texas?  It is important to learn more about Texas’s auto accident laws and to determine whether you may be eligible to file a claim. In general, most people who sustain injuries in a Texas motor vehicle crash will begin the claims process by filing an auto…

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  • Oct 15, 2019|
  • By: Michael Francis|
  • Read Time: 3 minutes

Slip and fall cases in Texas occur more often than you might think.  When restaurants or retail establishments fail to clean up liquid spills, or when property owners fail to warn guests or customers about torn carpeting or other flooring safety issues, a slip and fall can happen quickly and without warning. While many older…

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  • Oct 15, 2019|
  • By: Michael Francis|
  • Read Time: 2 minutes

Getting hurt in a car crash, a slip and fall accident, or another type of accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing can be devastating.  Many accident victims sustain serious physical injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries (SCIs), broken bones or fractures, and even amputations. With debilitating injuries, many accident…

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  • Sep 11, 2019|
  • By: Michael Francis|
  • Read Time: 3 minutes

What are the Fault Laws in Texas? If you are injured in a car or truck accident, a very important thing that you need to ask yourself after the accident is whether or not the state you’re living in is a fault-based or no-fault car insurance state. This is because fault laws in a state…

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  • Sep 11, 2019|
  • By: Michael Francis|
  • Read Time: 3 minutes

How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas? Losing a loved one in an accident is one of the most horrific and shocking things that can happen. At The Francis Firm, we believe that when a family member dies in a preventable accident, whoever caused that accident should be held…

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