Texas Good Samaritan Law Explained Question: If you injure someone while rendering emergency aid to them; are you legally liable for that injury? This is the question answered by the Texas Good Samaritan Law. One question that comes up is what happens if I break someone’s ribs while rendering CPR? Am I liable for those broken ribs? Mark Wham addresses this in the video and article below. Wham and Rogers, PLLC – Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyers in The Woodlands and Spring, Tx (832) 592-1108. Am I Liable? If you witness an injury accident, can you render aid without the risk of being sued? If you perform CPR and you accidentally break the injured person’s ribs during the process, are you legally responsible for that injury? The Texas Good Samaritan Law protects citizens who render aid to another person during an emergency. CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE, TITLE 4., CHAPTER 74. MEDICAL LIABILITY, SUBCHAPTER D –http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/CP/htm/CP.74.htm Sec. 74.151. LIABILITY FOR EMERGENCY CARE. (a) A person who in good faith administers emergency care is not liable in civil damages for an act performed during the emergency unless the act is wilfully or wantonly negligent, including a person who: (1) administers emergency care using an automated external defibrillator; or (2) administers emergency care as a volunteer who is a first responder as the term is defined under Section 421.095, Government Code. What Does the Good Samaritan Law Promote? This law promotes the Texas public policy of encouraging Texans to help our fellow citizens when they are in need […]
The Texas Good Samaritan Law Explained
Do I Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Texas?
Getting hit by an uninsured driver can be traumatic and impose a huge financial burden on you and your family. Uninsured Motorist Coverage can help protect you. Wham and Rogers, PLLC – Texas Injury Attorneys (832) 592-1108. In this video Mark Wham, car accident attorney in the The Woodlands and Spring, Tx, talks about why you may want to consider purchasing uninsured motorist coverage in Texas. Uninsured Texas Drivers Nearly 1/3 of the drivers on Texas roadways do not have valid auto insurance. Many drivers purchase an insurance policy, just so they can get a certificate of insurance, and then stop making the payments. This causes their coverage to lapse. If you get hit by a driver with invalid coverage, then you will wish you had uninsured motorist coverage. Hit & Run Drivers – Flee the Scene When a hit & run driver flees the scene of a collision, it may be impossible to identify who the at fault driver is. Suddenly you find yourself in a situation where there is zero insurance money to be collected for your injuries because (a) you can’t identify the other driver, and (b) you don’t have uninsured motorist coverage. Uninsured Motorist Coverage is Recommended in Texas You can see from the scenarios above exactly why the personal injury attorneys at Wham & Rogers, PLLCrecommend that you purchase uninsured motorist coverage. Uninsured motorist insurance coverage protects you when an uninsured driver injures you or your family. Many people don’t realize that uninsured coverage also applies to a bicycle rider or pedestrian […]
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 […]