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  • Criminal Defense

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    • 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 ...

    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.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Premises Liability

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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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...

    Product Liability

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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 ...
    • 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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