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Texan Government and Legal Professionals Offer Tips for Safe and Happy Driving This Holiday Season

Year after year, Texas leads the nation in traffic fatalities due to drunk driving. Add to that the still-growing spike in fatal crashes due to the energy boom, and Texans have good reason to think carefully about staying safe on the road this holiday season. Auto accidents can be financially, emotionally and physically devastating, especially during the holidays. Fortunately, it is easy to reduce... 

How the Illinois Injured Workers’ Benefit Fund works

Illinois workers who are injured on the job have the right to workers’ compensation benefits for hours of work lost and for medical expenses. If the employer fails to pay the compensation owed, then the benefits can be paid by the Injured Workers’ Benefit Fund (IWBF). The IWBF was created in 2005 to compensate injured workers whose employers fail to pay workers’ compensation benefits.... 

Oil prices continue to slide, but Texans aren’t worried

The slide in oil prices has continued into December, but Texas oil companies and boom towns say they aren’t too concerned. According to reports in USA Today and the Texas Tribune, many in the oil and gas field feel that Texas is prepared to weather the ups and downs of oil prices. Texas has experienced oil booms and busts in the past, and the most experienced operators say that they have learned... 

In fee petition hearing, court acknowledges high value of attorney Robert Joyce’s skill

In a recent fee petition hearing, a judge of the Hillsborough County Circuit Court acknowledged the high value of attorney Robert Joyce’s skill, stating that there are “only a few lawyers in town that I think are worth $600 an hour,” and that Mr. Joyce is one of them, due to his “astonishing” workmanship. The following is an excerpted transcript of the proceedings: THE COURT: Okay. Well,... 

Cellphone legislation does not make drivers safer

No matter what type of legislation is in place to deal with distracted driving, it is never enough. Written words do not make drivers any safer. In fact, despite new laws, law enforcement campaigns and insurance campaigns, the death toll due to texting while driving continues to climb. Federal statistics indicate that 3,328 people died and 421,000 sustained serious injuries in 2012 as a result of... 

Home Health Services…What Does it Include?

Guest Post from: Denise Mazzetti of Life Touch Home Health Care As a professional servicing seniors for the past 10 years, I have recognized the importance of clarity of information for both caregivers and seniors to properly discern the services that are needed both immediately and in the future. My analogy has always been that, when you are young parents, you have no clue as the choices, cost and... 

West Hollywood: First city in the U.S. to Adopt Domestic Partnership Ordinance

The City of West Hollywood has had its fair share of memorable moments over the past several decades. Not the least of which was becoming the first city in the nation to create a memorable legal landmark by passing a domestic partnership ordinance. It was 1985 and Ordinance No. 22, adopted on February 21, was a bold action considered to be well ahead of its time largely because it was the only way... 

What Is Legal Separation And Annulment? (PODCAST)

Welcome to The Maggio Law Firm’s PODCAST about what Legal Separation is, whether you should file for Legal Separation instead of Divorce, and an explanation about what an Annulment is. Gerald A. Maggio is an experienced Orange County divorce attorney and family law attorney located in Irvine, California, serving the Orange County and Riverside areas. Mr. Maggio assists clients with legal issues... 

Illinois Governor Vetoes Truck Safety Bill

A bill to increase the speed limit for trucks on some non-urban Illinois highways, which was passed unanimously in both chambers of the Illinois state legislature, has been vetoed by Governor Pat Quinn. The trucking industry supported the bill, claiming that a high speed differential between cars and trucks is dangerous. The top speed for cars on nonurban highways in Illinois is 70 mph, an increase... 

Advice On Effective Communication With Your Spouse From A Divorce Attorney

Most fights and disagreements in a relationship usually start by verbal tirades against one another. Effective communication is vital for the health and success of a relationship. Communication, however, can’t be limited to either verbal or non verbal. The cause for most fights is a lack of effective communication. Imagine someone is saying something pleasant to you and you start to give them an... 
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