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Blog Posts in May, 2015

  • Causes of Truck Accidents

    || 28-May-2015

    Have you, or someone you love been involved in a trucking accident? Semi-trucks and eighteen-wheelers are massive, and when something such as truck driver negligence, or a road condition causes a problem, it can spell disaster for the motorists in the truck’s path of destruction. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2013, approximately 95,000 people ...
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  • Appeals Court Blocks Obama's Executive Action

    || 27-May-2015

    On Tuesday, President Obama’s immigration plan to shield up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation was once again delayed when an appeals court in New Orleans sided with 26 states that argue that Obama was exceeding his presidential authority. In a 2-1 vote, judges from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that Obama’s executive action shall stay on ...
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  • My SSD Benefits Stopped, Can I Appeal?

    || 26-May-2015

    Were you receiving Social Security Disability benefits, but the Social Security Administration recently stopped sending you payments? If this has happened to you and you believe that you still need these valuable benefits, the good news is that there is something that you can do about it. The Social Security Administration (SSA) does want to ensure that every decision it makes about your SSD ...
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  • What Are the Penalties for a Felony in Texas?

    || 25-May-2015

    In Texas, punishments for misdemeanor and felony crimes can be found under Sec. 12.01 of the Texas Penal Code. Here is a short explanation of felonies under Title 3, Chapter 12. The state of Texas places felonies in five categories. Felonies are categorized according to the seriousness of the offense, with capital felonies topping the list. The five categories include: Capital felonies First ...
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  • Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas

    || 21-May-2015

    When an individual is wrongfully killed in an accident as a direct result of another’s negligence, then the victim’s surviving family members have the right to file a “wrongful death” claim. Under Sec. 71.001 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code, a wrongful death action can be brought if an individual’s death was caused by another’s wrongful act, ...
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  • Grounds of Deportability

    || 20-May-2015

    When people have a nonimmigrant visa or a green card, they have the right to remain in the United States. However, if they commit certain crimes they can be removed from the country on the grounds of deportability. Any non-U.S. citizen who engages in criminal behavior may face removal proceedings. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) sets forth numerous grounds for deportation, including ...
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  • Social Security's Compassionate Allowances

    || 19-May-2015

    Are you suffering from a severely debilitating medical condition? The Social Security Administration (SSA) feels that it has an obligation to rapidly provide benefits to applicants who are suffering from serious conditions that obviously meet the SSA’s definition of a “disability.” Compassionate Allowances (CAL) are the organization’s way of quickly identifying a medical ...
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  • Marijuana Decriminalization in Texas

    || 18-May-2015

    In December of 2014, Rep. Joe Moody (D-El Paso) introduced HB 507, which aimed at decriminalizing marijuana in Texas. Under Moody’s proposal, Texans would receive a $250 civil fine for possessing a small amount of marijuana rather than facing up to 6 months in jail and up to a $2,000 fine. This bill was supported by members of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, and if passed, would ...
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  • Workplace Injuries in Plano

    || 14-May-2015

    Were you injured on the job? If you’re like a lot of people, you are concerned about who will be paying your medical bills, or if you don’t have insurance you could be worried about “how” they are going to get paid. Beyond the immediate medical bills, it’s important that you have access to funds so you can pay your rent or mortgage, your car and insurance payments, ...
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  • What is Immigration DNA Testing?

    || 13-May-2015

    When it comes to immigration, sometimes it’s difficult to find any credible evidence that a biological relationship exists. When this occurs, there is another option and it is called immigration DNA testing. Immigration DNA testing, or “genetic testing” is a very useful tool, and it can be used to verify a biological relationship when there is no other evidence available. Genetic ...
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  • Social Security Disability FAQs

    || 12-May-2015

    If you are interested in applying for Social Security Disability benefits, there are some facts that you will need to know. Here, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about Social Security Disability benefits. We encourage you to continue reading and if you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our firm to schedule a consultation with an experienced Dallas ...
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  • Restoration of Civil Rights in Texas

    || 11-May-2015

    American citizens have certain enforceable rights, which are known as “civil rights.” In the United States, civil rights include the right to vote, freedom of speech, the right to serve on a federal jury, the right to federal employment, and the right to own a firearm. In Texas, when a person has a felony conviction, it affects four major privileges: 1) the right to vote, 2) the right ...
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  • Who is at Fault in a Rear-End Car Accident?

    || 7-May-2015

    If you were recently rear-ended by another driver, you may be wondering who is at fault for the accident. While it isn’t always easy to identify which driver is “at fault” for an auto accident, in the case of the rear-end accident, the driver in the rear is almost always the one found liable. In auto accident claims, this rule is well-established, and insurance carriers rarely ...
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  • Arizona Judge: Dreamers Get In-State Tuition

    || 6-May-2015

    On Tuesday, a judge in Phoenix decided that dreamers should be allowed to enjoy the same in-state tuition as every other Arizona resident. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Arthur Anderson found that it is the federal government who decides who is lawfully in the United States – not the states. Judge Anderson’s ruling goes against the state Attorney General’s Office, who ...
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  • SSDI & Anxiety-Related Disorders

    || 5-May-2015

    Almost everyone experiences anxiety at some point in time as it is a normal human emotion. When faced with a big test, a problem at work, or a conflict with another person, one may feel anxious, nervous or that familiar “butterflies in the stomach.” However, an anxiety disorder is different. Anxiety disorders can cause so much distress that they are paralyzing, crippling, and in ...
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  • What Are the Penalties for Assault in Texas?

    || 4-May-2015

    If you were recently arrested on assault charges or for a dispute involving domestic violence, then you are probably very curious about what types of penalties you are facing, and reasonably so. Whether you were involved in a bar fight, an altercation at work, home, or someplace else, it is not uncommon for arguments to turn physical. However, just because you were arrested, it does not mean that ...
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