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R. Stephen Ferrell

R. Ferrell’s Legal Guides

13 total


  • An Overview of Wrongful Death in Texas

    One of the worst things that can happen to a family is to lose a family member as the result of a wrongful death. When someone is wrongfully killed by a negligent person or company, the family left behind can bring what is known as a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsu...

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  • Types of Maritime Claims and Injuries

    Offshore Injuries By the very nature of their work, seamen, longshoremen, and offshore oil gas workers are exposed to many dangerous conditions and substances which can cause serious illness, injuries or death. But employers of offshore workers are responsible for ensuring ...

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  • Trucking Accidents Can Be Deadly

    Perhaps the most deadly type of accident that motorists can be invovled in are trucking accidents with 18 wheel rigs and commercial trucks, particularly tractor trucks pulling semitrailers. According to the latest data available from the University of Michigans Center for Natio...

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  • Texas Drunk Driving Accidents Continue to Take a Heavy Toll

    Every year, thousands of people are killed or seriously injured by drunk drivers and persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol-related crashes continue to take a toll on Texas roadways. In 2002-2004, an estimated 40-42% of all fatalities occurred in crashes ...

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  • Boating Accidents and Injuries--Facts and Figures

    One of the most common types of recreational activities that people enjoy during the summer months is recreational boating on freshwater lakes and in the Gulf of Mexico. But, like all recreational activities, boating can sometimes result in accidents and injuries. Boating acciden...

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  • Summertime Means More Drowning Deaths in Texas

    During the summer months, drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental deaths among children. Already, at least 28 children have drowned in Texas this year. Each year,DFPS keeps an unofficial count of child drowning deaths. Last year, 112 children drowned in Texas, t...

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  • Texas Motorcycle Accidents--Facts and Figures

    Texas is a Motorcycle friendly state. With 781,303 licensed motorcyclists in the state, whether you ride motorcycles or just share the road with them, all Texans can improve the safety of motorcycle riders by being vigilant and aware ...

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  • The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act

    What Is The Deceptive Trade Practices Act? The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act (DTPA) was enacted on May 21, 1973. The primary purpose of the DTPA is to protect consumers against false, misleading, and deceptive business and insurance practices, u...

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  • Advice From A Texas Truck Accident Lawyer

    Trucking accidents are responsible for a large number of fatalities and serious injuries across the United States every year. If you are involved in an accident with an 18 wheeler or a commercial vehicle, there are several steps you should take following the accident to p...

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  • Tips for Texas Homeowners Preparing for Hurricane Season

    As Hurricane season begins, residents of the Texas Gulf Coast must prepare for the possibility of this years storms. However, this time of the year can also serve as an important reminder to all Texans about the importance of preparing for an unexpected windstorm loss. Whether...

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