Our Texas roadways are getting more and more dangerous. One of us is killed every 2 1/2 hours. And one of us is seriously injured about every 2 minutes. Over 13,000 serious injury crashes occur in Texas each year, resulting in over 17,000 serious injuries, and over 3,500 deaths. Failure to wear seat belts is a major risk factor in roadway fatalities. Holiday weekends are particularly dangerous. About 30% of traffic fatalities involve crashes where a driver is under the influence of alcohol. More alcohol-related collisions occur between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. than at any other hour of the day. If you are traveling this weekend, buckle up, don’t drink and drive, and be alert for intoxicated drivers.
Drive Safely This Memorial Day Weekend
Attorney Rene Rogers Marks 22 Years With AV Rating
Attorney Rene Rogers of Wham & Rogers, PLLC was recently recognized for marking her 22nd anniversary of receiving a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating. Martindale-Hubbell ratings are the gold standard in attorney ratings, and have been regarded as such for more than a century. Her rating is the highest possible review rating in legal ability and ethical standards. These ratings are predominantly used by individuals who need to research other lawyers for their own legal needs and attorneys who wish to refer a client. These ratings help generate awareness, build professional relationships, and stand out from the competition. As a The Woodlands and Spring personal injury lawyer, Attorney Rogers has 31 years of legal experience handling a wide range of injury cases including car accidents, pedestrian accidents, wrongful death, and catastrophic injuries. She has been selected for the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers and is on the board of directors for The Woodlands and Spring Bar Association. A Firm You Can Trust At Wham & Rogers, PLLC, clients are seen as more than just another case number on the docket – Attorneys Mark Wham and Rene Rogers get to know each clients’ story, needs, concerns, and goals. Those who come to the firm can trust that they’re receiving the representation they need to overcome this difficult time. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you should not hesitate to retain representation from advocates who put your needs first. Because our firm is solely focused on personal injury, we’re able to […]
Attorney Mark Wham Receives Award for Client Satisfaction
The Woodlands and Spring personal injury Attorney Mark Wham of Wham & Rogers, PLLC is the most recent recipient of the 2016 10 Best award for client satisfaction. The award is from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys and is given to legal professionals who are top-rated industry leaders. The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys was founded in 2014 and recognizes legal professionals throughout the country for excellence in their field. The institute is a third-party attorney-rating organization made up of six divisions including criminal, DUI/DWI, personal injury, family law and litigation, lawsuits and disputes division. In order to receive the prestigious honor of the “10 Best,” attorneys must: Be formally nominated by the institute, client, and/or fellow attorney Have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in their field of law Maintain an impeccable client satisfaction rating Many attorneys are able to achieve high levels of success, but oftentimes client satisfaction is sacrificed in the process. The American Institute’s Personal Injury division holds client satisfaction as priority and looks to award attorneys that have not only achieved unparalleled success but have done so for the benefit of their client. A Track Record of Dedication Wham & Rogers, PLLC attorney Mark Wham first received his license in 1987 and has since then dedicated his practice to representing clients in their time of need. Clients at Wham & Rogers, PLLC deserve quality representation, regardless of their income, which is why personal injury cases are offered on a contingency fee […]
Trade Secret Protection Under Texas Law
Trade Secret theft has become a major problem for U.S. businesses. The National Security Association has estimated that trade secret theft costs U.S. companies $334 billion per year. And when we talk about trade secret theft, we’re not just talking about Chinese computer hackers. A survey of federal trade secret cases revealed that 90% of trade secret theft comes at the hands of employees and business partners. In a 2009 study, approximately 1,000 ex-employees were interviewed after they resigned or were let go from their jobs. Here’s what was learned: 59% of those ex-employees admitted stealing confidential business information from their ex-employers’. 82% took documents and electronic files when they left; 40% downloaded files and documents to USB flash drives; and 38% sent company files as attachments to their personal email accounts. 48 STATES HAVE ADOPTED UNIFORM TRADE SECRETS ACTS In response to the growing problem with Trade Secret Theft, 48 states, including Texas, have adopted a Uniform Trade Secrets Act. These acts have clarified the issue of what types of information can qualify for trade secret protection, and have provided uniformity as to how trade secret cases are handled. THE TEXAS UNIFORM TRADE SECRETS ACT The Texas Act is called the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act. It became effective in September of 2013. The Texas Act provides trade secret protection to very broad categories of your confidential business information, including: your pricing strategies; your customer lists; your vendor list; lists of potential customers and suppliers; your marketing plans; your […]