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  • Car Accidents

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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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Criminal Defense

    The latest posts for Criminal Defense are listed below.
    • What are "White Collar Crimes?"

      When you hear the term “white collar crime,” what do you immediately think of? Guys in expensive suits stealing millions of dollars from their companies in their high-rise office buildings? This is one way Hollywood likes to portray white collar crimes, and the truth is it’s not really that far off. The Federal Bureau of Investigation defines a “white collar crime” as “those illegal acts which are ...

    In the News

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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 ...

    News Category

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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 ...
    • Sico Hoelscher Harris & Braugh LLP Opens New Office in San Antonio

      Sico Hoelscher Harris & Braugh LLP, a national litigation law firm based in Corpus Christi, Texas, is proud to announce the expansion of its operations to the San Antonio area to better serve its ever-growing client base. Partner Jason Hoelscher, who has been part of the firm for over a decade, will manage the new office and its growth strategy. Jason is recognized as one of the top automotive ...
    • Attorney Craig Sico Obtains Restraining Order in Water Contamination Case

      Sico, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh L.L.P. is proud to announce that Attorney Craig Sico has secured an early victory in a suit involving Corpus Christi's current water contamination crisis. On December 15, 2016, Attorney Sico secured a temporary restraining order against Valero and Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. on behalf of his clients, the owners of WaterStreet, Ltd. and Costa Sur Peruvian ...

    Personal Injury

    The latest posts for Personal Injury are listed below.
    • 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. ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...

    Premises Liability

    The latest posts for Premises Liability are listed below.
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...

    Product Liability

    The latest posts for Product Liability are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • Three Potentially Dangerous Holiday Gifts

      Are you looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? There is no shortage of ideas out there, but there are a few products you may want to know more about before making your purchase. On this blog, we examine three gift ideas and discuss what you should know before giving them to a loved one. The Latest Cell Phones Samsung has been in some pretty hot water lately after the lithium-polymer ...
    • The Health Hazards of Spray Foam Insulation

      Spray foam is one of the hottest technologies in home insulation. The EPA and ENERGY STAR commissions have both heavily advocated it as a worthwhile investment for homeowners due to its remarkable ability to keep heat in your home in winter and out of it in summer. While this is a good thing for your energy bills, this technology has not been without its flaws—it has been linked to severe and ...

    Toxic Exposure

    The latest posts for Toxic Exposure are listed below.
    • Attorney Sico Files Suit after Corpus Christi Water Ban

      Last month, an accidental toxic chemical spill at an industrial plant in the city of Corpus Christi left residents without usable water and scrambling to purchase bottles for several days. Now, in the wake of this accident, Attorney Sico has filed a suit against Valero Energy and Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. for their negligence and lack of proper safety procedures in place to prevent such a ...

    Trucking Accidents

    The latest posts for Trucking Accidents are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Am I Eligible to File For Insurance Bad Faith?

      Insurance companies have many duties to their policyholders, but probably the most obvious one would be to adhere to the terms of the policies they sell. In order to do so, they must follow their protocol, which includes investigating the incident that resulted in the loss or injuries, determine the amount that is covered, and then pay for that value. Additionally, they must do all of this within ...
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