Pending Legislation Would Allow Members of the Military to Sue for Medical Malpractice

Under current federal law, known as the Feres Doctrine, members of the military who suffer injury due to another federal employee’s actions or inactions cannot file a lawsuit under the Federal Tort Claims Act.  Practically speaking, this prevents members of the military from suing military doctors for injuries sustained as a result of medical negligence.  [...]


An Attorney’s View on World Mental Health Day

Today, October 10th, is World Mental Health Day—a day which seeks to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues within our society. As a law firm, mental health issues are increasingly important, as study-after-study has shown that the mental health crises plagues attorneys at incredibly high levels. A study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine [...]


What is Mediation?

During the litigation process, in many instances, you will have a discussion with your lawyer about mediation. Mediation is a formal, non-binding, settlement negotiation which is facilitated with the help of a trained, neutral mediator. Mediation can take the form of a full-day or half-day mediation.A full-day mediation begins with a general session. A general session [...]


What’s the difference between a litigator and a trial attorney?

An attorney is an attorney is an attorney, right? Not necessarily. When it comes to deciding who should represent you after a catastrophic injury, you should think carefully about what type of attorney you choose. A Google search of “personal injury attorney Texas” yields 272 million results. That’s a lot of information to wade [...]


Safety Hazard: Private Rail Crossings and Personal Injury

The railroads have been operating in the US for a long time, but the infrastructure that the railroads have built and continue to use is still very antiquated. When cars first hit the roads, there weren’t that many roadways. Once cars became popular, highways and other major roads came into being, and the government had [...]


People Over Profits: Keeping Agricultural Manufacturers Accountable

Agricultural products liability is a pretty broad topic, but essentially it encompasses anything people use in furtherance of agricultural business. It could be as simple as the lawnmower, and it could be as large as a combine. At Daniel & Associates, we tend to see a lot more private use. These are people with smaller [...]