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Truck safety legal expert: ‘It’s going to get worse before it gets better’   FORT WORTH – The number of trucking accidents is steadily increasing nationwide, resulting in hundreds of deaths and thousands of serious injuries. Although winter weather conditions can be blamed for a portion of these incidents, some legal experts point the finger elsewhere. Attorney Seth D. McCloskey of the…
FORT WORTH, Texas – For a ninth consecutive year, the Law Offices of Steven C. Laird has earned recognition among the Best Law Firms in the country by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America.  Mr. Laird’s firm, which specializes in representing trucking accident victims and their families, was honored on the 2022 list for personal injury litigation work on behalf of plaintiffs.  “This firm is devoted to one thing,…
FORT WORTH – Fort Worth truck accident attorney Steve Laird of the Law Offices of Steven C. Laird, P.C. continues to earn recognition for his plaintiffs personal injury litigation work, earning repeat placement on the list of The Best Lawyers in America.   His selection to 2022 edition marks the 11th consecutive year he has been named in the prestigious legal guide, further solidifying…
FORT WORTH, Texas – Just weeks after receiving the 2021 Blackstone Award – the Tarrant County Bar Association’s most prestigious legal award – nationally recognized Fort Worth trucking and transportation attorney Steve Laird has earned selection to Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers for 2021.  The annual list recognizes the nation’s leading preeminent lawyers who represent consumers who have been injured or killed through accidents, medical malpractice, faulty…
Deaths among those working the nation’s oil and gas fields have risen at an alarming rate, the Associated Press has found. At least 598 workers died on the job between 2002 and 2007, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. During that period, the number of deaths per year rose by around 70 percent, from 72 victims in…
Exxon, the most profitable company in the history of the world (earning $40.61 billion last year), recently enjoyed a U.S. Supreme Court ruling which slashed roughly $2 billion of punitive damages awarded against it in 1994 over the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. The plaintiffs – over 32,000 Alaskans – have now asked the court to award $488 million…
There’s a good op-ed online in today’s Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi by insurance-defense lawyer Alex Alston (certainly no bomb-throwing liberal trial lawyer) about how that state’s high court has shifted to protecting businesses and insurers over injured consumers. Switch the states and names and he could as well be describing the Texas Supreme Court. Notable among Alston’s comments are…
Allegations of corruption and shaky oversight are plaguing the construction industry following two fatal crane collapses in New York City earlier this year. Critics point to failures at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in explaining the deaths of at least 72 workers in crane-related accidents since 2006. For its part, the construction industry maintains that it has a…