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Blog Posts in 2017

  • Who is Liable if Someone Breaks Into My Gated Community?

    Most people choose to live in gated communities for added privacy and protection. Many gated communities have security guards on staff and gated entrances that make intrusion difficult, but not impossible. So, if those promises of protection are broken and an intruder enters your property, do you know your legal rights? Crime in a gated community can occur just as it would in any neighborhood. ...
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  • Multi-Vehicle Accidents: Who is Liable?

    Determining responsibility in crashes that involve more than two cars or vehicles can be extremely tricky. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly one-third of all accidents are multiple-vehicle crashes, also called “pile-ups.” These types of accidents can be far more dangerous than collisions between two cars. The more vehicles involved, the more metal, ...
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  • Marijuana Friendly States See Rise in Car Crashes, Study Says

    Many people who voted ‘no’ on recent attempts to legalize recreational marijuana usage in their home states did so out of concern that “high” drivers would cause more car accidents. A recent Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) study seems to confirm those fears. The study looked into motor vehicle accident reports from Colorado, Oregon, and Washington collected after each state legalized marijuana ...
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  • The Unexpected Dangers of Summertime Driving

    Just about every motorist expects wintertime driving to be fairly dangerous, especially in regions that will see a moderate amount of snowfall. However, most do not know that the summertime can actually be the most dangerous time of the year to drive. According to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) data, a majority of fatal car accidents occur within the summer months, with some years ...
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  • How to Create a Safe Environment for a July Fourth Celebration

    One of the best highlights of summertime is the 4 th of July celebrations that take place across the country. As we celebrate Independence Day, we are proud of our country’s independence and the birth of a nation we love so dearly. It’s no wonder this is one of the most exhilarating and entertaining celebrations of the year. However, with all of the enjoyable celebrations and exciting fireworks ...
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  • Hidden Dangers: BBQ Grill Defects Cause Serious Injuries

    With warm summer days quickly approaching, folks across the U.S. are undoubtedly getting ready for weekends spent lounging in the backyard with good food and even better company. However, few realize how dangerous outdoor cooking can be, especially if you have a faulty grill. Numerous people are injured each year from defective grills, so before you plan your next BBQ, make sure you aren’t at ...
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  • What Should You Do If Your Child is Injured by Faulty Playground Equipment?

    More than 200,000 children under the age of 14 are injured each year in playground accidents, according to the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). While it may seem normal for children to injure themselves when they play, the NRPA reports that more than half of the annual playground injuries are the result of badly designed or defective equipment. Playground accidents shouldn’t be ...
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  • The Consequences of Handling a Personal Injury Case without a Lawyer

    Many people are tempted to resolve legal cases without the help of a lawyer, because they feel the expenses far outweigh the benefits a lawyer can provide. However, this is incredibly untrue. In fact, the consequences of handling a personal injury case without a lawyer are severe, and you are likely to regret tackling your case without the support and advocacy of a strongminded Corpus Christi ...
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  • 5 Ways to Injury Proof Your Home Pool

    In our recent blog, we discussed some of the most common pool injuries that can result from various risks and hazards – hazards which are certainly present at residential pools. Whether you have a pool at a home you rent or own, it is important to remember that you play a large role in ensuring that you, your family, and any visitors and guests are kept safe by reducing risks. When left ...
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  • 4 Common Swimming Pool Injuries

    As things heat up and head into summer, residents throughout Corpus Christi are sure to enjoy some pool time. Whether you and your family choose to cool off at residential pool at a home you own or rent, a private or community pool, a friend’s pool, or even a local water park, it is important to remember that swimming pools pose a number of potential risks and hazards. Unfortunately, as the U.S. ...
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  • How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take?

    Those who have been injured in an accident and reach out to an attorney would usually like to obtain compensation for their losses quickly to ensure that their expenses are taken care of and the blow their loved ones experience is softened as much as possible. Consequently, one of the first questions we receive from many clients is “How long will my case take?” Unfortunately, there really isn’t a ...
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  • The Elements of a Premises Liability Case

    A premises liability case arises when an individual who sustains injuries on another individual’s property due to a dangerous condition on the property files a personal injury lawsuit against the owner or caretaker of the property. Because each property owner or caretaker has the responsibility to ensure that the property is reasonably safe, he or she can be held liable for the damages a guest ...
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  • Attorney David Harris Selected as Top 1% by Top American Lawyers

    Sico Hoelscher Harris & Braugh are honored to announce that Top American Lawyers admitted nationally recognized trial attorney David Harris into membership, for which less than 1% of attorneys are accepted. Mr. Harris embodies the traits that Top American Lawyers values, including client-commitment, determination, and integrity. There are over a million attorneys across the country, so deciding on ...
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  • Truck Accidents from Failure to Maintain

    In order to ensure the safest possible operation of a large and potentially dangerous commercial truck, trucking companies have a duty to ensure that their trucks are consistently maintained. However, because this can add up and create a serious expense for owners every year, this duty could be pushed aside temporarily. Many truck owners or operators believe that excessive maintenance is ...
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  • Common Types of Truck Accidents

    Truck accidents are extremely dangerous. Trucks weigh much more than your average car, bus, or motorcycle, and thus carry a lot of momentum as they travel, meaning they’re more difficult to stop and cause a substantial amount of extra damage when they collide with an obstacle. Additionally, because they are so large, trucks tend to become involved in accidents in ways cars or other vehicles ...
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