Winter 2004

Winter 2004 (Updated) 

Winter 2004: Snow covered tree tops.
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Legal Tips For Buying A Used Car

Record-low financing rates mean that many people are choosing to buy a new car. Although others are still in the market for a good, reliable used car. Furthermore, if you are looking for a used car, keep the following tips in mind…Continue reading

Child-Care Dangers

It is an unfortunate fact that those most vulnerable and least able to protect themselves are often those at the highest risk of abuse or neglect. Moreover, elderly persons confined to nursing homes, the mentally ill and the retarded, and the very ill are often targets for abuse or the victims of neglect because they are least able to protect themselves. To this list, we can add one more group: children in daycare. While the vast majority of child-care facilities and child-care providers are trustworthy and responsible, cases of abuse or neglect, while rare, do occur…Continue reading

Governmental Negligence

With the government involved more and more in our lives, there is an increased chance that you could be injured because of the government’s negligence. Since the Middle Ages, the law of England has followed the edict that the “king can do no wrong,” and, thus, if you have been hurt by the king or his agents, that is your own bad luck. Although the United States has no king, we do follow English law, including this idea of “sovereign immunity.” In its modern form, sovereign immunity prevents people from suing the government unless the government gives them permission to do so…Continue reading

HMO Pays Large Verdict

Texas has a law that requires HMOs to use ordinary care and prudence in deciding what kind of medical treatment they will pay for. Furthermore, in one of the first cases of its kind, a jury recently returned a large verdict against an HMO because of this law…Continue reading

Missing Reindeer

First of all. preserving evidence is always an important step that you can take to help your case if you are injured by someone else’s negligence. A recent case shows the importance of this advice…Continue reading


Despite this modern age of marketing and advertising, the best source of our new business is word-of-mouth. We are grateful that many of our clients and friends feel confident in recommending our Dallas law firm.

Unfortunately, when people need a good personal injury lawyer, they often do not know where to turn. If you or someone you know has been injured and needs legal help, contact us.

Also, to read past issues of the Law Alert, visit the Law Alert Blog.

Holiday 2004

 Holiday 2004 (Updated)

Holiday 2004: Bauble hanging from a Christmas Tree.
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Is It an Accident or a Motor Vehicle Accident?

Although the answer to the question of just what is a “motor vehicle accident” seems obvious (just look for the dented fender), this is not always the case. The Texas Supreme Court recently had to decide whether a person who was injured when he got stuck while getting out of his truck had actually been in an auto accident

After an Auto Accident

Many people think that common sense dictates what is to be done after an auto accident. Maybe so, but our common sense can desert us under stress. It is a good idea to keep this simple checklist in your car with your other important papers (registration, etc.)…

Death, Burial, and Texas Law

Because most of us do not like to talk about death, people often die leaving their loved ones uncertain about their responsibilities and the wishes of the recently deceased. In an effort to make things easier, here are some frequently asked questions about death and burial…

Minor children do not have the legal capacity to bring a lawsuit on their own. Any time a lawsuit needs to be brought for injuries caused to a child, such as by a negligent doctor or driver, the suit must be filed by a competent adult, who may be the child’s parent, guardian, or even a person called the child’s “next friend,” which just means anyone with an interest in the child’s welfare…

Safe Shopping Online

The explosive growth of the Internet is well-known. With the growth of the Internet has come an explosion of Internet shopping. The following tips will allow you to stay safe as you buy on the web…


Despite this modern age of marketing and advertising, the best source of our new business is word-of-mouth. We are grateful that many of our clients and friends feel confident in recommending our Dallas law firm.

Unfortunately, when people need a good personal injury lawyer, they often do not know where to turn. If you or someone you know has been injured and needs legal help, contact us.

Also, to read past issues of the Law Alert, visit the Law Alert Blog.

Fall 2003

 Fall 2003 (Updated)


We have all heard that “haste makes waste,” but this may not be true when you have been injured. Whether your personal injury was caused by a car accident, a slip and fall, or a products liability claim, you should contact our firm as soon as possible. One reason for this is that your injury starts the ticking of a legal clock, known as the “Texas statute of limitations…” Continue reading

Medication Error

As the article about prescription errors shows, it is very important to prescribe a patient the right medication. But a recent medication error case reminds us that it is equally important to ensure that a correctly prescribed medication is administered correctly…Continue reading

Prescription Errors

Medical errors such as medical malpractice occur when a doctor or a nurse makes a mistake in treating a patient. Some medical errors are “hands-on” mistakes, such as a botched surgery. However, those are not the only kinds of mistakes made while treating patients. With the increase in the number of drugs available to treat every conceivable illness, a problem that is becoming more common in prescription errors. National medical statistics show as many as 98,000 people die every year from medical and medication errors…Continue reading

Motorcycle Accidents

The vision of driving down a country road with the wind in your hair atop a large motorcycle is an attractive one for many people. That is one reason the number of motorcycles on America’s highways is growing. Although motorcycles share the road with cars and trucks, motorcycle accidents are different and often more serious than automobile accidents…Continue reading

Slip And Fall Accidents

When a cartoon character slips and falls on a banana peel, we laugh. When you slip and fall, it is no laughing matter. In fact, personal injury caused by slipping and falling is the second leading cause of accidental deaths, ranking behind only car accidents. Although we can lose traction and fall down almost anywhere, slips and falls often happen in public locations where a lot of people are coming and going…Continue reading

Stop Telemarketers

Recently, the Federal Trade Commission has begun registering telephone numbers for a national “do not call” list. This list creates a central, national registry of telephone numbers whose owners do not want to receive calls from telemarketers…Continue reading


Despite this modern age of marketing and advertising, the best source of our new business is word-of-mouth. We are grateful that many of our clients and friends feel confident in recommending our Dallas law firm.

Unfortunately, when people need a good personal injury lawyer, they often do not know where to turn. If you or someone you know has been injured and needs legal help, contact us.

To read past issues of the Law Alert, visit the Law Alert Blog

Summer 2003

 Summer 2003 (Updated)

Summer 2005: Girls fishing in a pond.
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Child Resistant Products

First of all, just because a product is advertised as being “child resistant” does not mean that it cannot cause harm. In a case recently decided in Texas, a young girl was severely injured when her brother began using a supposedly child-resistant lighter to melt crayons and accidentally set his sister’s dress ablaze. The sister suffered serious burns over 55% of her body. A lawsuit was brought against BIC, who manufactured the lighter…Continue reading

False Claims Act

Do you know of someone who defrauded the federal government? Are you willing to bring a lawsuit on the government’s behalf? If so, the government may be willing to pay you under a federal law known as the False Claims Act (FCA)…Continue reading


In response to political pressure from doctors and medical groups, Congress has recently debated passing a national cap on the size of medical malpractice damages awards. Moreover, the idea is to limit the amount of an award for pain and suffering in medical malpractice cases to a maximum of $250,000, no matter how seriously the victim has been injured. Although doctors complain that malpractice insurance has become expensive because of malpractice damages awards, Congress’s solution causes more problems than it solves…Continue reading


Airline travel. Terrorist attack. Lightning. Probably, everyone is afraid of something. However,  most of us do not give a second thought to the greatest danger we face every day – driving. Furthermore, the fact is that our drive to and from work is probably the most dangerous thing we ever do and we do it all the time. Hence we put together the following common-sense tips can help make your driving safer…Continue reading


Most noteworthy, despite this modern age of marketing and advertising, the best source of our new business is word-of-mouth. Hence, we are grateful that many of our clients and friends feel confident in recommending our Dallas law firm.

Above all, there may be times, you need a good personal injury lawyer, and you often do not know where to turn. If you or someone you know has been injured and needs legal help, contact us.

Also, to read past issues of the Law Alert, visit the Law Alert Blog.

Summer 2007

Summer 2007 (Updated)

Boating accidents 

Certainly, summer is upon us, and many Texans are getting their boats and jet skis ready for another season. First of all, at last count, Texas had over 600,000 registered watercraft! Furthermore, they are used on the largest volume of inland water anywhere in the United States. With all of these boats on all of these lakes and rivers (not to mention the Gulf of Mexico), accidents are not uncommon…Continue reading

 Boating safety checklist 

  • Make certain you know how to safely operate the watercraft you are piloting. Consider taking a boating safety class.
  • Make sure that your watercraft is well cared for and in good mechanical shape before taking it out on the water…Continue reading

Unfair insurers Play Hardball

Month after month, you pay hundreds of dollars in insurance premiums, expecting that if you have an accident your insurer will cover the bill. Unfortunately, this expectation all too often goes unmet because insurers play hardball in accident claims…Continue reading

Home Loans And Predatory Lenders

We shop around for the best deals on the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and the cars we drive. So why do many people not shop around for the best deal on the largest expense they will ever incur their mortgage? The answer is that many people are taken in by the high-pressure tactics of predatory lenders…Continue reading

Report Elder Abuse

It is a sad fact, but, with the increase in the population of the elderly, there is an increasing number of cases of elder abuse. Whether the abuse takes the form of a pattern of physical violence or just neglect, the problem is a growing one…Continue reading

Fingerprint Your Child

A staple of every cop show, the use of fingerprints or DNA evidence to catch criminals is well known. But did you know that there is a move afoot to gather the same information from America’s children?… Continue reading

Gastric bypass Dangers

As more and more Americans are categorized as obese, many are choosing to undergo gastric bypass surgery, which is intended to help them lose weight by surgically reducing the size of the stomach…Continue reading


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We also appreciate the trust that you have placed in us by referring your friends, family, and associates to us for legal services. Thanks!


The actual resolution of legal issues depends upon many factors, including variations of facts and Texas law. This newsletter is not intended to provide legal advice on specific subjects, but rather to provide insight into legal developments and issues. The reader should always consult with legal counsel before taking action on matters covered by this newsletter.

Keeping you up to date with the latest personal injury law news, our Dallas personal injury law firm publishes the “Law Alert Blog.” available here.

Published by Dallas personal injury lawyer Dan Street, The “Law Alert Blog” covers the latest in tort reform, personal injury law, wrongful death cases and class action litigation. The “Law Alert” also publishes helpful information and how-to materials. Materials designed to assist you in the event of an accident, personal injury or wrongful death case.

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Fall 2007

Fall 2007 (updated)

Fall 2007: Colorful Fall leaves
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When An Animal Attacks…

Most noteworthy, every year, tens of thousands of people are injured in animal attacks. While most victims are not seriously hurt, some are, and a number are even killed. First of all, the following information will seek to answer some of the more frequently asked questions about such injuries…Continue reading

Avandia Safety Alert

Another warning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety alert on Avandia, a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes. Several clinical trials have shown that there is a significant increase in the risk of heart attack and heart-related deaths in patients taking Avandia. Consequently… this article has been updated.

Who Pays If You Are Injured by an Animal?

If you are injured by an animal, who pays and do you want them to?… Continue reading

Family Wins $13 Million in Asbestos Lawsuit

First of all,  most people now know the dangers posed by asbestos. however,  this was not always the case. Because cancers and other diseases caused by asbestos can take decades to appear, new asbestos lawsuits are still being filed. Even more, years after asbestos was no longer being used in consumer and industrial products…Continue reading

Good Guys Can Finish First: Oil Dumping Whistleblowers Win

Firstly, twelve crew members who worked for the Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) were awarded $437,500 each for reporting illegal dumping by OSG oil tankers. OSG is one of the largest oil tanker firms in the world. The company pleaded guilty to dumping thousands of gallons of waste oil and sludge into the ocean and systematically altering logs to hide the activity…Continue reading

Beware of Fake Checks

You have responded to a work-at-home offer in which you will be an account manager for a foreign company, depositing checks from its U.S. customers. It seems simple: You deposit the checks, take your pay out of them, and send the remainder to the foreign company…Continue reading


Seems like, despite this modern age of marketing and advertising, the best source of our new business is your word-of-mouth. We are grateful that many of our clients and friends feel confident in recommending our Dallas law firm.

Unfortunately, when you need a good personal injury lawyer, you often do not know where to turn. Therefore, if you or someone you know has been injured and needs legal help, please contact us.

Also, to read past issues of the Law Alert blog, visit the Law Alert Blog.

Law Humor and Lawyer Jokes

 Law Humor and Lawyer Jokes

Law humor and lawyer jokes are always welcome at STREET LAW FIRM, if you have a “G” rated one, please leave it in the comments, we’ll be happy to include it.

Said in the courtroom

The following things were actually said by people in courtrooms across the country:

  • Q: Doctor, did you say he was shot in the woods?

A: No. I said he was shot in the lumbar region.

  • Q: Are you married?

A: No. I’m divorced.

  • Q: And what did your husband do before you divorced him?

A: A lot of things I didn’t know about.

  • Q: All your responses must be oral, OK? What school did you go to?

A: Oral.

  • Q: What was the first thing your husband said to you when he woke that morning?

A: He said, “Where am I, Cathy?”

  • Q: And why did that upset you?

A: My name is Susan.

  • Q: What is your date of birth?

A: July 15th

  • Q: What year?

A: Every year.

  • Q: And where was the location of the accident?

A: Approximately milepost 499.

  • Q: And where is milepost 499?

A: Probably between milepost 498 and 500.

  • Q: Can you describe the individual?

A: He was about medium height and had a beard.

  • Q: Was this a male or a female?

Car crashes

Another set of funnies. When police asked people who had been involved in car wrecks to describe what happened, their descriptions often made it clear that the car wrecks were mysteriously unavoidable. Hence, some actual examples from police files:

  • “Coming home, I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I didn’t have.”
  • “The other car collided with mine without giving warning of its intentions.”
  • “I thought my window was down but found it was up when I put my head through it.”
  • “I collided with a stationary truck coming the other way.”
  • “A truck backed through my windshield into my wife’s face.”
  • “A pedestrian hit me and went under my car.”
  • “The guy was all over the road. I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him.”
  • “I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law and headed over the embankment.”
  • “The gentleman behind me struck me on the backside. He then went to rest in the bush with just his rear end showing.”
  • “In my attempt to kill a fly I drove into a telephone pole.”

Even more car crashes

  • “I thought I could squeeze between two trucks when my car became squashed.”
  • “I had been shopping for plants all day and was on my way home. As I reached an intersection, a hedge sprang up, obscuring my vision. I did not see the other car.”
  • “I had been driving my car for 40 years when I fell asleep at the wheel and had the accident.”
  • “The accident occurred when I was attempting to bring my car out of a skid by steering it into another vehicle.”
  • “The other car attempted to cut in front of me so I, with my right front bumper, removed his left rear tail light.”
  • “I had been learning to drive with power steering. I turned the wheel to what I thought was enough and found myself in a different direction going the opposite way.”
  • Wow. “I was backing my car out of the driveway in the usual manner when it was struck by the other car in the same place it had been struck several times before.”

Even More Law Humor and Lawyer Jokes…Memes

Crazy excuses

  • “I was taking my canary to the hospital. It got loose in the car and flew out the window. The next thing I saw was his rear end and there was a crash.”
  • “I was on my way to the doctor with rear end trouble when my universal joint gave way causing me to have an accident.”
  • “As I approached the intersection, a stop sign suddenly appeared in a place where no stop sign had ever appeared before. I was unable to stop in time to avoid the accident.”
  • “To avoid hitting the bumper of the car in front, I struck the pedestrian.”
  • “My car was legally parked as it backed into the other vehicle.”
  • “An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my vehicle and vanished.”
  • “I told the police that I was not injured but on removing my hat I found that I had fractured my skull.”
  • “I was sure that old fellow would never make it to the other side of the roadway when I struck him.”
  • “When I saw I could not avoid a collision I stepped on the gas and crashed into the other car.”
  • “The pedestrian had no idea which direction to go so I ran over him.”

Act Now To Protect Your Rights

Without question, your Dallas car wreck case is subject to the statute of limitations. Almost certainly, if you don’t act now you may lose your right to compensation for the personal injury you have sustained. Therefore, contact Dallas car wreck lawyer Dan Street at our Dallas law firm as soon as possible.

Also, you are welcome to submit your case for free!

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Insurance Company Hits

Denial Hits To MusicInsurance Company Top Denials

Insurance company hits: Insurance companies take in billions of dollars of premiums. However, when the tables get turned and it’s time for an insurance company to pay you a settlement because you were injured in an auto acci­dent, the insurance company sings a different tune. Furthermore,  insurers will use any excuse to avoid paying a fair settlement. Hence, some of the more common excuses are listed below.

    1. You were speeding and there­fore could not avoid the accident Highway to Hell – by AC/DC).
    2. Your car had defective equip­ment that caused the accident Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses – by U2).
    3. You failed to use a turn signal Turn! Turn! Turn! by The Byrds).
    4. You were not paying attention before the accident Don’t Stop Me Now – by Queen).
    5. There were no witnesses to the accident except for the passen­gers in your car … and they don’t count. Can I Get a Witness? by SonReal).

Don’t let an insurance company give you the old song and dance routine and avoid paying you what you deserve. Call us today and together we’ll make the insurance company sing sweet music to your ears.

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Dallas Auto Accident Lawyer

Dallas Auto Accident Lawyer

Auto Accident Lawyer: Dallas' STREET LAW FIRM.
STREET LAW FIRM 13101 Preston Road, Ste 500, Dallas, TX 75240-5231

 Dan Street an auto accident lawyer at STREET LAW FIRM has the experience to fight your auto accident case.

In fact, every STREET LAW FIRM lawyer has experience fighting auto accident personal injury cases.

Dallas auto accident lawyer Dan Street and his associates have more than 35 years of experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases related to auto accidents.

If you have suffered a personal injury in an auto accident, Dan Street can help. Personal injury is one of only two types of law we like to handle at STREET LAW FIRM. The other type is wrongful death cases.

However, we have collected tens of millions of dollars for personal injury victims, including Texas auto accident victims.  We have handled literally thousands of auto accident personal injury cases. A Street personal injury lawyer will fight to recover the compensation you deserve if you have suffered a personal injury in an auto accident. Contact an experienced Dallas auto accident personal injury lawyer today and we will evaluate your case absolutely free!

Dallas Auto Accident Personal Injury Case?

Dan knows an auto accident can cause you serious personal injury, and unfortunately, sometimes result in your wrongful death. Furthermore, Dallas personal injury lawyer Dan Street has extensive experience in auto accident injury cases.

Whether you live in Dallas, or anywhere in Texas, auto accidents are happening in ever-increasing numbers. As the population grows so do the traffic jams on LBJ. However, there is growing concern about lax auto safety issues and the personal injury suffered from accidents. Don’t be a victim of a negligent driver or auto manufacturer. Contact an experienced auto accident personal injury lawyer to protect your rights.

Auto Accident Personal Injury Rates On The Rise

In 2016, 40,327 people lost their lives in an auto accident, and 4.6 Million people were injured in these same auto accidents. Again, that’s almost five million injuries resulting from auto accidents.

In Texas alone, there are almost 10 fatalities every single day. That’s one fatality every 2.4 hours. Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for every age from 15 through 30 years old.

Large Trucks

Although large trucks account for only three percent of all registered vehicles, collisions involving large trucks accounted for seventeen percent of all traffic fatalities. And while many may tout that accident rates have fallen since 1991, in actuality, the number of fatalities has increased. Certainly, it is small wonder that concern about the safety of trucks, buses and SUV’s on our roads is increasing.

Alcohol-Related Auto Accident

In 2016 there were 10,497 fatalities in alcohol-related auto accidents. While this is a welcome decrease over previous years. Many are contributing it to ride-sharing services. Services such as Uber and Lyft. Other factors include social awareness, stigma, and an overall attention to better physical health.

The 10,497 alcohol-related fatalities in 2016 (28 percent of total traffic fatalities for the year). 1233 of those fatalities were children 17% of all child fatalities are alcohol-related.

Drunk drivers must be stopped! If you suffer a personal injury resulting from an auto accident because of the carelessness and negligence of a drunk driver, contact an experienced DUI Victim lawyer in drunk driving cases today!

Don’t Be A Dallas Auto Accident Victim

If you have suffered a personal injury in an auto accident, it’s important to protect your rights. Contact a Dallas auto accident lawyer at the STREET LAW FIRM as soon as possible. An auto accident lawyer experienced in personal injury law can evaluate your personal injury case at no cost to you. If we determine you have a personal injury claim, we will handle your case aggressively.

You pay absolutely nothing unless we win your personal injury case.

Submit your case for FREE!


Thanks For the Referrals

If you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury and needs legal help, call us. If someone you know has had a wrongful death in their family due to someone’s negligence, contact a Street personal injury lawyer today. Our personal injury legal staff pledge to do their best to obtain the compensation every personal injury victim needs and deserves.

The overwhelming majority of our personal injury clients come from referrals by our previous clients. We are grateful that many of our clients and friends feel confident in recommending our firm. In fact, the STREET LAW FIRM has received over 5,000 referrals from satisfied clients.