Author Archives: Pete Trosclair

“Respecting the Seventh Amendment”

Linked below is a good article discussing the importance our founders placed on the jury civil trial and the threat this fundamental right faces in our current political climate.  Forced arbitration clauses and caps on damages are only the first steps in stripping away this constitutionally protected right.  Legislatures throughout the country are doing everything they… Read More

A Police Officer Crash Report Is Just The Beginning Of The Investigation

All too often accident victims, personal injury lawyers, and insurance adjusters place too much emphasis on the fault determination contained in a police report.  As a result, accident victims with meritorious claims are frequently denied the compensation they deserve.   There are many reasons why a police report can be wrong.  For example, if one person is… Read More

Does The Fracking Boom Contribute To A Personal Injury Boom?

The Houston Chronicle has been doing a great job of shining a bright light on some of the negative consequences of the oil and gas boom we are experiencing here in America, specifically the drastic increase in deaths and injuries in our oil and gas fields.  Clearly the increase in new jobs is a positive consequence… Read More

Texas Leads The Nation In Trucking Accident Fatalities

As road fatalities are decreasing throughout the country, they continue to drastically increase in Texas. The cause of this increase is due to one thing- fracking. With the boom in gas drilling in Texas, our roads have become crowded with 18 wheelers and other large commercial vehicles. Many of our highways are in disrepair or simply… Read More