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2016 Super Lawyers Selection

Anthony Malley, III has been selected to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list in addition to years 2013, 2014 and 2015. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of...

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A.P. Moller - Maersk Group

The Maersk Group is one of the largest containership companies and is currently operating in around 130 countries, with a workforce of approximately 89,000 employees. While it is primarily a shipping company, it is also heavily involved in the oil and gas industry.
History
Peter Maersk Moller played an integral role in the transition from sail to steam during the nineteenth century. He was fourteen years old the first time he went to sea as a cabin boy. Peter eventually opened up a steamship business, which his son, A.P. Moller, took over in the late nineteenth century. A...

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Abdominal Injuries

Watercraft accidents have unfortunately become far too common during the summer months. With the rising popularity of personal watercraft comes the danger of inexperienced drivers and defective product components. Many watercraft accidents run the risk of leading to severe and life-threatening abdominal injuries. If you or a loved one have suffered an abdominal injury as the result of a watercraft accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Watercraft Accidents
Watercraft accidents are often due to watercraft operator negligence or a manufacturing defect. Personal watercraft operators are often inexperienced while at the wheel, despite the strict rules and...

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Accident & Injury Stats

Motorcycles offer operators a sense of freedom on the road and the ability to connect with nature on a level that most motor vehicle drivers are unable to connect with. Unfortunately, this freedom on the road comes with devastating accident and injury statistics that can have tragic consequences on motorcycle operators and passengers. If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
The Texas Department of Transportation keeps careful records of motorcycle accidents, including injuries and fatalities, as well as causes of accidents.
In 2015, approximately...

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Admiralty Jurisdiction Extension Act

The United States Constitution grants jurisdiction for issues regarding sailors and offshore incidents to admiralty and maritime courts. Over the years, court cases have tested the confines of admiralty jurisdiction and therefore the boundaries have become further developed over the years to determine what the extensions are. If you have questions regarding maritime and admiralty law, contact an experienced maritime attorney for further assistance.
Admiralty Jurisdiction
One of the important first questions of any maritime claim is the scope of jurisdiction. Some accidents may occur just one mile off the coast, while others may be 20 miles from the coast...

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Admiralty Law

Admiralty law and maritime law are often used interchangeably to refer to the type of law that covers injuries and accidents which occur offshore. These injuries can include anything ranging from a serious injury to a worker caused by vessel operator negligence, to the loss of goods being transported by vessel. Federal laws have evolved over time to provide for recovery options for offshore workers who are past the reach of state personal injury and workers’ compensation laws. If you have been injured in an offshore accident, your injuries may fall within one of the applicable admiralty law federal statutes...

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Adoption

The decision to adopt a child is one of the most important and fulfilling decisions you can make, aside from the initial decision to have a child to begin with. Adoption is an amazing way for a family to expand and ensure that all children have a great family. If you are considering adoption, there are many legal repercussions that can delay the process or even prevent it from occurring. It is important to consider these situations early on and make a plan to combat them from the onset.
Adoption Suits
Adoption can take many forms and fashions, including the...

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After a Workplace Accident

The days after a workplace accident are often fraught with doctor’s visits, medical care, and anything else that might come up related to the accident. Many workers do not immediately consider the financial aspect of their injuries as related to their employer covering any expenses. However, in Texas, employers are often financially responsible for covering the cost of a worker’s injuries when the accident occurred at the workplace. This not only includes the direct expenses of medical care, but also all related expenses, such as lost wages and future earnings. The longer you delay in making a workers” compensation claim...

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AllSeas USA, Inc.

Pipelines serve an important role in the oil and gas industry, especially in offshore operations. Pipelines are often integral for the transportation of oil and gas to companies’ onshore facilities and for eventual sale to the public or to a further processing company. We may think of the pipeline infrastructure as “always” being there, but some companies provide the construction for these pipelines. The construction and installation of pipelines is an arduous task when the pipelines must be nearly 10,000 feet below the surface, and therefore most large oil and gas companies rely on pipeline installers to assist once...

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Anadarko Petroleum

Company Operations
Anadarko Petroleum is one of the leading exploration and production companies, with offices around the world. The company has upstream projects throughout the United States, Gulf of Mexico, South America, Africa, and New Zealand and has midstream operations throughout the United States.
Anadarko’s midstream operations offer compression, gathering, treatment, and processing services to their customers.
Anadarko’s upstream Gulf of Mexico operations have discovered more than 30 fields and employ one of the largest floating production facilities. The facility is able to produce 80,000 barrels per day and is currently being replicated to produce a new facility.
History...

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Annulments

Annulment is a very limited legal avenue to use in place of divorce, although both parties should consult with an experienced family law attorney prior to taking steps to annul a marriage to determine whether the parties meet the requirements for annulment. There are various legal grounds for an annulment, although each party must meet the specific legal tests. An experienced family law attorney can assist you in determining whether you fall within these strict confines.
Grounds for Annulment
An annulment may be allowed in the case of a person who was married before they reached the age of 18...

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Appointment and Removal of Guardians

Skilled Houston Probate Attorney
If you are considering appointing a guardian for your loved one, or if you need to remove a guardian because of some sort of negligence or abuse, do not speak with anyone until you have enlisted the help of a Houston probate lawyer. I, Attorney Tony Malley, have successfully representing my clients’ rights and interests before the courts by providing effective litigation representation.
Appointing a Guardian in Texas
Guardians are individuals who are specifically appointed to make personal, medical, legal, and welfare decisions on behalf of another individual, known as a ward. In order to eliminate...

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Arctic Cat

Arctic Cat is a Minnesota based manufacturer which produces snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, and at one point, personal watercraft at its manufacturing facility in Thief River Falls and St. Cloud, Minnesota.  The company recently announced its intent to expand these facilities, as well as add a new production line in Thief River Falls.  Arctic Cat was formed in 1960 after business owner Edgar Hetteen left his prior similar company, Polaris Industries.  The company experienced hard times during the 1980s in an attempt to expand, but rebranded itself in 1996 to Arctic Cat.
Arctic Cat was the manufacturer of the popular personal watercraft Tigershark, which...

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Asset Protection Strategies

During any separation, whether initial separation or the process of divorce, questions will begin to arise regarding the property acquired during the marriage. The vast majority of property acquired in any marriage will be the property of both spouses. However, there are certain measures you can put into place to protect your property in case of divorce or other events.
Separate vs. Community Property
One spouse’s separate property includes the following:

Property owned by the spouse prior to the marriage;
Property acquired by the spouse during marriage by gift, devise, or descent; or
The recovery for personal injuries sustained by...

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Attorney Profiles

While dealing with a difficult matter in your life or the life of a family member such as an injury from an accident, marital discourse or improper burial of a loved one, it is important to have someone knowledgeable and dedicated on your side. The attorneys at Malley Law Firm are prepared to fight for you in many different areas of law. Call 800-529-5770 or message us via live chat for help with your case!

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ATV Accidents

Atv Accidents
Injured in a Four-Wheeling Accident in Harris County?
Many people in Houston enjoy getting away from the bustle of the big city by taking all-terrain vehicles into the Texas countryside. ATVs can be fun. However, a poorly designed or manufactured ATV or a negligent driver can cause accidents. Those accidents, in turn, can cause severe personal injuries or cause the death of the rider. ATV accident attorney Tony Malley can represent you if you’ve been hurt by one of these vehicles.
Most ATV operators understand that there are certain risks associated with these vehicles. However, this does not...

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Avoiding a Collision

When a several ton semi-trailer is hurtling toward you, it might seem nearly impossible to avoid the impending collision. However, there are several steps to avoid a collision as a motorcycle driver, mainly through predicting the actions of other drivers on the road and abiding by the traffic laws

Take a Course

All motorcycle drivers should obtain a Class M license to operate a motorcycle, which involves taking a motorcycle safety course approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety. This course is very important for motorcycle operators and provides what to look out for every time you ride a...

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Back Injuries

Working in the oil and gas industry involves a different set of skills than the routine office desk job. Workers are subjected to extreme temperatures, dangerous equipment, and must trust that their coworkers have been appropriately trained. If you or a loved one have received a back injury while working on an oil and gas rig, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Back injuries are common throughout the oil and gas industry since workers are expected to do ongoing manual labor involving moving heavy objects, operating machinery, and constantly being on their feet for more than...

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Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle Accidents
Bicycles have been around longer than motor vehicles and almost symbolize a simpler time prior to fuel-run vehicles. Bicycles are still used in many major cities, although bicyclists have to continue to be aware of their surroundings and must understand that most cars and motor vehicles are not expecting a bicycle on the roadways. While this is an unfair burden to place on most bicyclists, it is lifesaving. While bicyclists typically have the right of way on most city streets, most car drivers are not on the lookout for bicyclists in their line of sight and unfortunately end...

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Blowouts

Blowouts
The oil and gas industry is an inherently dangerous industry and full of many regulations put in place to protect its workers. While most days on an offshore oil rig will continue without a hitch, the potential of a severe accident is much higher in this line of work than in an office job. Federal acts have been implemented to provide protection to injured offshore oil rig workers, stemming from the initial acts which provided protection to seamen years ago. Oil and gas workers who face dangerous conditions on a daily basis deserve to be protected in case of...

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Boating Accidents

Boating Accidents
With every summer comes the ushering in of vacation planning, often to one of the many lakes or waterways in Texas. Texas offers a unique landscape for any variety of tastes, from beaches to rivers, to hills, even to mountains. However, for boaters, the summertime leads to weekends on the lakes or along the bay. What most of us do not anticipate is the potential for tragic boating accidents. If you or a loved one have been injured in a boating accident, you may be entitled for compensation for your injuries.
Boating Accidents in Texas
While boating education...

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Bombardier Recreational Products

The rising popularity of personal watercraft over the past decades has spurred a revolution among the watercraft injury. Bombardier Recreational Products joined this revolution through the manufacture of the Sea-Doo. The Sea-Doo remains one of the most popular models of personal watercraft, despite the risks associated with the watercraft. If you or a loved one have been injured in a watercraft accident involving a Bombardier Recreational Products item, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Bombardier Recreational Products
Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) is a Canadian company founded over 70 years ago and is the manufacturer of the popular personal...

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Brain Damage

Brain Damage
The brain is the lifeline of the body and is the sole reason we are able to function on a daily basis. Any injury to the head, regardless of the magnitude, can cause brain damage and should be thoroughly evaluated by a medical professional. If you or a loved one received brain damage while working on an oil and gas job, you may be entitled to file a claim for damages.
Oil and Gas Accidents Leading to Brain Damage
The oil and gas industry is booming in the Gulf Coast region, particularly in Texas and Louisiana. The use...

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Brain Injuries

Personal watercraft are a common site among waterways of any state during summer months. Traveling at a high rate of speed, these personal watercraft often zoom by, much to the dismay of more stationary watercraft, such as sailboats and kayaks. However, along with the high rate of speed comes the potential for serious brain injuries, which these smaller watercraft realize. Personal watercraft operators may not be as aware of the potential for serious injuries from their actions, but it is important that they be aware of the potential for injuries, as well as their responsibility to injured victims.
Watercraft Accidents...

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Brain Injury

Get a Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Brain Injury Claim
The devastation of a brain injury extends beyond the victim to the victim’s family. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can leave you unable to work, result in the need for long-term rehabilitation or permanent care, and leave you facing costly medical bills.
Most brain injuries are preventable and are caused by an act of negligence. Beaumont brain injury attorney Tony Malley has extensive experience helping brain injury victims and their families seek the financial compensation they need and justice they deserve.
Brain Injury Causes
Any force that jars...

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Breach of Contract

Need Assistance with a Contract Dispute?
If you stand to suffer financial harm due to a contract dispute, it’s important to work with an attorney experienced in commercial litigation and breach of contract claims in order to protect your rights and recover the compensation you need.
Houston breach of contract attorney Tony Malley has extensive experience helping victims of broken contracts pursue the financial security they need and justice they deserve. These cases are commonly related to business, insurance policy and real estate transaction disputes. Malley Law Firm, PLLC offers award-winning service around the clock every day of the week...

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Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Houston Real Estate Lawyer Explains Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Real estate professionals such as real estate agents, brokers, and other professionals are considered to be in an advantageous position. Because these professionals have access to “insider industry knowledge,” they have greater access to finding information regarding the property that they are selling than the average buyer does. As a result, real estate professionals are expected to provide all relevant information regarding the condition of a home to prospective buyers.
Real estate professionals can get caught up in confusing and complicated legal battles. When a...

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Breach of Oil and Gas Development

Houston Oil & Gas Litigation Lawyer
Contracting for oil and gas development on your land can sometimes result in the violation of your mineral or surface rights. Whether these violations are intentional or unintentional, you may be due monetary compensation or other remedies such as specific performance or the rescission of your contract. I am Attorney Anthony Malley and I practice oil and gas lease law at my Houston law office of Malley Law Firm, PLLC. I am dedicated to helping my clients protect their legal rights and when it comes to oil and gas leases, ensuring that their rights...

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British Petroleum

History and Operations
British Petroleum (BP) is based in the United Kingdom and is one of its largest corporations. The true history of BP began with the discovery of oil in Persia in 1908, after seven years of fruitless discoveries. The Anglo-Persian Oil Company, which later became BP, opened stock for trading after this discovery. During this time, any oil and gas infrastructure was nonexistence, as well as procedures put in place to expedite the process. Therefore, it took years for these early wells to receive the infrastructure necessary to pipe the products out of the oil fields.
During these...

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Burn Injuries

The oil and gas industry can offer tremendous opportunities to individuals around the country looking to find a career in an unorthodox industry. However, careers in oil and gas can often involve dangerous, back-breaking work and require workers to be exposed to temperatures in the 100s to temperatures below freezing. If you or a loved one have received a burn injury while working on an oil rig, you may be entitled to bring a claim for damages against your employer.
Much of the oil and gas boom experienced in Texas is due to the technological advances in drilling technologies, most...

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Burn Injury

Scarring, Disfigurement and Other Burn Injuries
According to the American Burn Association, there are approximately 40,000 burn injuries each year that require hospitalization and another 4,000 that result in death. Even those who survive burn injuries must confront expensive, long-term medical treatment as well as time away from work and the possibility of extensive scarring or permanent disfigurement.
Beaumont burn injury attorney Tony Malley understands the challenges faced by burn injury victims and their families. Mr. Malley has extensive experience helping burn injury victims pursue just financial compensation for treatment and recovery.
Types of Burns
Most burn injuries...

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Bus Accidents

Bus Accidents
Buses offer a unique alternative to the average passenger vehicle driver. In large cities, buses offer an option to commute into the city, or offer an option for inner-city commuting. Rural cities and towns also offer buses as a way to get from one part of the state to another without driving yourself. Buses are also used on a daily basis to shuttle children to and from school. However, buses are often not equipped with seat belts or any kind of safety harness for passengers, and therefore bus accidents can lead to severe injuries as passengers are subjected...

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Business Interruption Claims

Business Interruption Claims

Companies often purchase business interruption insurance in order to protect themselves in the event that a disaster forces a suspension of operation and a loss of a revenue stream.
Unfortunately, some insurance providers resort to illicit tactics to limit or deny legitimate business interruption claims in order to maintain their own bottom lines. If you’re a business owner who believes your business interruption claim was unfairly delayed, denied or limited, Houston insurance claim attorney Tony Malley may be able to help you pursue the financial security to which you’re entitled.
Mr. Malley has a proven record of...

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Business Law

Business Litigation
As a native Texan and a Houston business law attorney who has dedicated my practice to helping individuals, businesses, and entrepreneurs in my home state, I can be trusted to represent your best interests during any commercial litigation matter.
Why Choose My Business Litigation Firm?

Business administration degree from the University of Texas
Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
Selected for 2013, 2014 and 2015 Texas Super Lawyers®, a service of the Thomson Reuters Company
Perfect 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating for professionalism and experience

Your business deserves to be represented by a skilled and proficient attorney...

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Buyers' & Brokers' Mistakes

Houston Real Estate Lawyer
Real estate law is incredibly complex. If you have been involved in a real estate transaction that has escalated into a legal dilemma, you should not attempt to pursue any sort of legal action without the help of a reputable, capable Houston real estate attorney. Retain me, Attorney Tony Malley, to be your advocate during this fight.
Real estate transactions of any nature can carry their own risks and complications for parties involved in the transactions. Even capable, well-intentioned people can make mistakes during a transaction, no matter how many times they may have conducted that...

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By The Numbers: Truck Accidents

Truck driving has revolutionized commerce throughout the world and is an easy way for producers and consumers to ship and receive products. Very few products cannot be shipped via truck, and as a result, many chemicals are often shipped throughout the Texas roadways, thanks largely to the oil and gas activity in south Texas. While these truck shipments represent a boom in the Texas economy, they also represent hazardous road conditions, as truck accidents have doubled throughout these regions. If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for...

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Camps

Child abuse can unfortunately occur at any point in time, regardless of how reputable the camp or school you are sending your child school may be. It is important to recognize the early warnings signs of child abuse. Children are often hesitant to discuss instances of child abuse – either because they do not understand what is going on or the abuser told them not to tell their parents. Regardless of the manner of child abuse, it is important that the responsible party be held accountable for their actions.
Child Abuse Signs
Summer camps are a time when children often...

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Can I Sue?

A watercraft accident is a traumatic experience for anyone to go through, whether you are the most hardened sailor or the novice jet skier. Many watercraft accidents result in injuries that require weeks and even months of recovery time, meaning weeks without the ability to work and weeks of medical bills. As the victim of a watercraft accident, you should not be liable for these expenses, and should be able to initiate a claim for injuries resulting from the accident.
Can I Sue?
After a watercraft accident, it is important to consult an experienced watercraft attorney who can analyze the...

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Car Accident FAQs

Car accidents happen in the blink of an eye, although the repercussions can take weeks, and even months to deal with. During the initial moments after a car accident, there are likely many questions running through your mind, which we will answer below.

What happens when the other driver is not insured?

One of the most frustrating parts of handling car accident claims can occur when the other driver is not insured. In these cases, you cannot go through an insurance company to file a claim, but must pursue alternative methods of recovery, such as pursuing a personal injury claim...

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Car Accident Liability

Car accidents are becoming increasingly commonplace, and are often ripe with the potential for severe injuries. While cars have become safer over the years, and are often equipped with many protective measures, injuries continue to occur regardless of the amount of safety features in place. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Car Accidents in Texas

It seems like nearly every day, the news displays a story of a tragic car accident which could often be easily prevented. Texas roadway signs frequently flash out...

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Car Accidents

Car accidents are unfortunately becoming an increasingly regular occurrence throughout Texas streets.  While car manufacturers are constantly upgrading the safety features on their models to provide better protection to passengers and drivers, it is often difficult to protect against devastating car accidents which completely crush victims.  Many of these accidents are easily preventable if car drivers continue to operate their vehicle as intended.  However, in the age of increased distractions such as smart phones and GPS systems, it becomes easy for drivers to get side tracked from the road.  If you or a loved one have...

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Case Evaluation

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Submit your story for a free case evaluation to the information will go by email immediately to a member of the the firm.  Malley Law Firm, PLLC acts swiftly to ensure that every case receives the attention that it deserves. If you need legal assistance for personal injury, motor vehicle accident or a maritime injury, there is no time like now than to give us a call.
We are committed to representing clients effectively. We make ourselves available to my clients 24 hours...

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Cases We Handle

Cases We Handle
With office in Houston, Texas, Malley Law Firm represents clients in Harris County and all over Texas.  We will fight for you whether it be a car accident, negligence within a funeral home or business dispute.  If you have been injured or wronged, trust Malley Law Firm to handle your situation conscientiously and with confidence.
Practice Areas
The Malley Law Firm handles the following types of cases:

Personal Injury: Including car accidents, truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, product liability, and dog bites. Tony Malley has years of experience in working with his clients to ensure...

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Catastrophic Injuries

My law firm can help you seek financial compensation!
When a particularly violent or dangerous accident occurs, victims may suffer catastrophic injuries that leave them crippled for the rest of their lives. The life-changing impacts of these incidents can be so devastating that the negative consequences also impact their families and financial stability. Through medical expenses, inhibited performance on the job, long-term rehabilitation, and necessary lifestyle modifications, catastrophic injuries can debilitate even the best of us.
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury due to the negligence of another, a Beaumont personal injury attorney from the...

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Causes of Injuries

A perfect afternoon on the lake can turn into a traumatic watercraft accident unfortunately at the drop of a hat. Watercraft accidents occur without warning nearly every day and can often cause life-threatening injuries. The causes of these injuries are what lead to potential recoveries on behalf of the victim. It is therefore important to consult with an experienced watercraft injury attorney prior to bringing any claim.
Causes of Watercraft Injuries
Watercraft accidents stem from a number of causes, many which unfortunately act together to lead to a collision or other accident. These causes include:

Watercraft operator inattention
Watercraft defective...

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Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

CAUSES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
Like other types of motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents are typically the result of driver negligence. In the case of motorcycle accidents, the collisions are often caused by passenger vehicle drivers who fail to notice the presence of a motorcycle.
If you were injured or a family member was killed in a motorcycle accident caused by the carelessness of another driver, Houston motorcycle accident attorney Tony Malley may be able to help you pursue financial compensation for resulting medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, vehicle repair or replacement, and other related damages.
Common Factors Behind...

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Causes of Railroad Accidents

Injured in a railroad accident in Houston?
Railroad work is dangerous work, and when accidents occur they often result in severe injuries; according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, railyard workers are more likely to sustain work-related injuries than most other occupations.
Railroad accidents are usually the result of negligence, and when railroad workers sustain job-related injuries they are eligible to seek financial compensation through a Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) claim. Houston injury attorney Tony Malley has extensive experience helping injured railroad workers and their families pursue the FELA benefits they need.
Causes of Railroad Accidents
The Federal Railroad...

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Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents unfortunately plague the roadways throughout Texas and do not seem to be slowing down in the numbers of daily accidents. The number of trucks on the roads has greatly increased since 2008 due to the flurry of activity in the oil and gas regions of south Texas. While the increased number of trucks on the roadways signals a boost to the whole Texas economy, it also potentially leads to devastating truck accidents. Many of the trucks on the roads hauling hazardous chemicals to and from job sites are new in the industry and are unable to accurately perceive...

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Cell Phones and Truck Drivers

Operating a truck is much different than operating a smaller passenger vehicle. Trucks often come equipped with several gears and numerous blind spots throughout the vehicle. Therefore, extensive training often comes with any trucking or hauling service, to attempt to curb the number of accidents which occur. However, any type of training will not prevent all accidents from occurring, especially given outside distractions, such as cell phones. While most companies completely ban cell phone use while operating a truck, this use can still happen. If you or a loved one were injured in a truck accident caused by cell phone...

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Cemetery Fraud and Grave Disturbance

Cemetery Scams in Texas and Nationwide
When you lose a loved one or family member, you trust the cemetery to treat the remains of your loved one with the highest degree of respect and honor. Unfortunately, your trust may be violated by a cemetery, funeral home, or morgue. If your family has been the victim of improper, fraudulent, or inappropriate actions that have disturbed or vandalized your loved one’s final resting place, you can seek immediate help from Malley Law Firm, PLLC. As a compassionate Houston personal injury attorney, I can help you take legal action against such detestable...

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Chest Trauma

Many warm summer days are often spent at the lake, aboard a watercraft or jumping into the water to cool off. Families do not anticipate disaster to strike during these pleasant days at the lake. However, watercraft accidents can happen any time and frequently lead to severe injuries for anyone involved in the accident. If you or a loved one have experienced chest trauma as the result of a watercraft accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Watercraft Accidents
Watercraft accidents are frequently the result of two different factors: watercraft operator inexperience or product defects. Watercraft...

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Chevron

Chevron is a household name throughout the world and is synonymous with the oil and gas industry. The company has a robust history throughout the United States as well as overseas, and has been accumulating vessels for offshore activities since its early days as Pacific Coast Oil. The extensive Chevron history has paved the way for it to become a leading exploration and production company.
History and Company Structure
Chevron’s earliest predecessor was Pacific Coast Oil Co., which was incorporated in 1879 in San Francisco. The company built California’s largest refinery around this time, with a capacity of 600 barrels...

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Child Abuse

The incidence of child abuse during a child’s life can have drastic repercussions on their adult life. A child who does not feel comfortable discussing the details of the child abuse could keep this bottled up inside until it emerges much later. It is therefore important to stay aware of any changes in your child’s behavior to end the abuse early on and prevent it from continuing. Once you determine child abuse has occurred, you have several options in pursuing legal remedies.
Child Abuse
Child abuse takes the following forms:

Physical abuse
Emotional abuse
Sexual abuse
Neglect

Each form of...

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Child Custody

Child custody disputes are often the most emotionally charged part of any divorce or separation, and involve not only the division of time between children, but the inevitable agreement that one parent will spend more time with the child than the other. While courts encourage joint custody agreements the majority of the time, joint custody does not mean that each parent is entitled to visitation 50 percent of the time. It is difficult to fit this into any child’s schedule. However, joint custody does mean that both parents will get to split time during holidays and other major events in...

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Child Injury

Our children are a pivotal part of our lives, and are likely the reason we strive to do better and provide for our family. Our children offer a glimpse into our past, and a solid transition into our future. Unfortunately, we cannot always be nearby to protect our children from injuries, but we can ensure that their injuries result in an appropriate settlement.
Child injuries can unfortunately occur after any accident. Many involve the following:

Car accidents
Truck accidents
Dog bites
Playground accidents
Medical malpractice
Product liability
Daycare Accidents

Children have curious minds and do not always perceive dangers with...

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Child Neglect

Daycare abuse takes on several different forms, which could be passive or intentional. While the intentional actions, such as physical or emotional abuse are those which are often recognized and tried in criminal courts, child neglect can also be just as devastating on a child. Children, and especially babies, rely almost totally on adults to ensure they are appropriately fed, clothed, and supervised throughout the day. The lack of care throughout the day could have harmful and terrifying consequences on a child at a daycare center.
Child Neglect
Child neglect can quickly lead to physical abuse and emotional abuse in...

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Child Support

The dual incomes of both parents provide structure to raising children. However, the division of property after a divorce can greatly impact both parents separately. The parent with possession of the child will often be saddled with additional expenses, many of which they often cannot cover. Many times, the possessory parent did not have a job prior to the divorce and has to take a job in order to make ends meet and provide for the child. Child support agreements help ease this burden and provide for the well-being of the child.
Child Support Obligations
Texas has set laws in...

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Child Visitation

The dissolution of a marriage is a difficult time for any two people to undergo, but is made that much more difficult through the inclusion of children of the marriage. When children are brought into divorce proceedings, parties have to be careful of providing for child support and child custody agreements which can only be modified in unique situations. If you are involved in a divorce or child custody proceeding which has the potential to impact your child visitation rights, do not hesitate to contact an experienced family law attorney.
Child Visitation
Texas courts in general are largely in favor...

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Children and Motor Vehicle Accidents

Claiming Justice for Children Injured in Traffic Collisions
Nearly 180,000 children suffer severe injuries in motor vehicle accidents every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Child injuries often have long-term, life-altering consequences for both victims and their families, and may result in developmental issues as well as expensive medical and rehabilitation treatments.
If your child was injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a negligent driver, Beaumont child injury attorney Tony Malley is ready to pursue the financial compensation you and your family need. Mr. Malley has extensive experience in cases related to:...

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Claims of Unseaworthiness

The unseaworthiness of a vessel can have a drastic impact on the ability to safely maneuver through tight waterways and ensure the safety of all individuals onboard the vessel. Vessels must go through annual or periodic inspections to ensure the vessel is up-to-date on all maintenance and other items. However, sometimes routine inspections may miss a pivotal defect or a defect may occur during the course of travel. If the unseaworthiness of a vessel led to an accident or injury, you may have a claim for compensation for the resulting injuries.
What is Unseaworthiness?
Unseaworthiness can encompass a wide variety...

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Clergy

News reports have ballooned in recent years which detail out allegations of child abuse, often sexual abuse, by clergy members against the children of unsuspecting members of their church. These claims raised awareness of the increased instance of child abuse which seemingly runs rampant throughout the clergy and has caused many parents to question their children about the actions of various clergy members. Instances of child abuse committed by the clergy should be addressed as soon as possible.
Child Abuse by the Clergy
It is frightening to think about the number of children who suffer abuse at the hands of...

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Cobalt International Energy L.P.

Cobalt International Energy has made a name for itself as a pioneer in the oil exploration industry. The company has operations in the Gulf of Mexico and offshore West Africa and has made ten deepwater discoveries in these locations. While the company has been focused on oil exploration since its inception, it is beginning to move toward exploration and development.
History and Current Operations
Cobalt was founded in 2005 and incorporated in 2009. In just a short period of time, the company has discovered major offshore sites and has developed longstanding relationships with many of the big players in the...

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Colon Injuries

Watercraft operators and passengers look forward to the hot summer months when they can spend the day out on the lake with their watercraft. Unfortunately, the number of watercraft accidents has increased in the past few decades due to the prevalence of watercraft on state waterways. As a result, the number of colon injuries has increased as well. If you or a loved one have suffered a colon injury after a watercraft accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Watercraft Accidents
Personal watercrafts are unfortunately susceptible to accidents and resulting injuries based on the lack of...

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Commercial Motor Vehicles

Commercial motor vehicles are a common sight on the roadways of any state, and provide most of us with the products or transportation we require on a daily basis. The rise in commercial motor vehicles on the road throughout Texas have a direct correlation with the oil and gas industry, and therefore often haul hazardous chemicals to and from various sites. Unfortunately, commercial motor vehicles accidents have a high injury rate based on the weight of the vehicle, and the impact of any accident on nearby vehicles. If you or a loved one have been injured in a commercial motor...

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Commercial Property Damage

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY DAMAGE IN HOUSTON
Houston Business Lawyer for Property Damage Claims
Commercial property damage insurance can be critical to the survival of your business after a disaster such as fire, a tornado, a hurricane or flooding.
Yet insurance providers occasionally attempt to devalue or deny legitimate claims that could save a business in order to preserve their own incomes. Houston insurance claims attorney Tony Malley is proud to help business owners recover seek financial compensation they need to carry on when insurance companies act in bad faith to deny their insurance claims.
In Texas, commercial property damage claims are...

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Commercial Vehicle Accident

Commercial Vehicle Accident

Commercial vehicles serve an important role in our economy and are the method most of us receive all the consumer goods we use on a daily basis. However, the majority of these vehicles are larger vehicles that may be several tons and which have a terrifying result when coupled with dangerous conditions such as driver distraction. Many commercial vehicles throughout Texas additionally carry dangerous chemicals to and from various plants throughout the state that could easily explode or catch fire upon impact. If you or a loved one have been injured in a commercial vehicle accident, you...

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Common Causes of Explosions

Common Causes of Explosions
Oil rigs provide a prominent source of natural resources to our country. From the first days of the Spindletop wells to the new oil rigs and oil platforms which can dig thousands of feet below the surface, it is clear that the oil and gas industry is a permanent fixture in our economy. The oil and gas workers who spend weeks out at a job site give up family time and risk their own health and safety to perform their job duties. These employees should be properly compensated in case of any unfortunate accidents such as...

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Common Law Marriage

Texas is a unique state for many reasons – it is the largest state in the continental United States; it once was its own country; and it is the birthplace of bar-b-que. It is no wonder then that its family code is equally unique. Common law marriage, long considered a relic of the past, is still alive and well throughout the state of Texas, and allows many couples the opportunity to enter into marriage without the pomp and circumstance of a regular marriage ceremony. However, a common law divorce does not follow common law marriage, and instead couples will have...

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Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

COMMON MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES
Injured in a motorcycle crash in Houston?
Bikers not only face an increased risk of severe injuries in motorcycle accidents, but according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) their risk of fatal injuries is 35 times greater than those in passenger vehicles in the event of a collision.
Although motorcycle accidents are sometimes the result of rider error, the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are passenger vehicle drivers who fail to notice and respond properly to the presence of motorcycles. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by another...

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Common Railroad Accident Injuries

Railroad occupations are often dangerous, and railroad accidents can result in severe injuries that can end a worker’s career and impact his or her quality of life.
If you were injured or a family member was killed in a railroad accident caused by defective equipment, railroad company negligence or a co-worker’s carelessness, Houston railroad injury attorney Tony Malley may be able to help you seek financial compensation through a claim for Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) benefits. Mr. Malley is proud to advocate on behalf of injured railroad workers, and he has helped numerous railroad workers and their families seek...

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Company Breakups

Houston Business Litigation Attorney for Corporate Dissolution
As an entrepreneur or business owner, the last thing you probably want is to see your business venture dissolve. You have probable spent many hours or years, made substantial financial investments, and made extensive efforts to create a successful business. Unfortunately, issues can cause conflict and lead to complete disruption in your business operations. Whether your trust has been betrayed due to a breach in fiduciary duty or you have been involved in a partnership dispute that cannot be resolved, you will need the help of a skilled and qualified professional to address...

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Company Profiles

The Gulf of Mexico has become a hub of offshore oil rig activity, with a flurry of activity sparking in recent years after the advent of new drilling technology. Companies are continuing to lease, explore, drill, produce, and develop the area, as well as participate in large projects throughout the Gulf. The advancement in certain technologies has allowed deepwater drilling to flourish in recent years as well, with companies drilling deeper than ever to tap into undiscovered oil fields. However, with these drilling operations comes the increased risk of blowouts and resulting oil rig explosions.
The following companies have an...

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Comparison of Maritime Laws

Accidents that occur to mariners, seamen, and offshore oil rig workers can often lead to critical, life-threatening injuries. Many of these victims are not covered under traditional workers’ compensation statutes and other personal injury claims. However, these injuries do fall within the federal Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act which help provide relief to workers as federal workers’ compensation acts. These two Acts offer different types of recovery and different methods to receive recovery amounts. . Therefore, if you have received an injury while working offshore, do not hesitate to contact an experienced maritime attorney to determine...

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ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent exploration and production company. The company explores, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas throughout the world. However, the company recently decided to reduce its deepwater exploration spending with cuts to the company’s Gulf of Mexico operations. The company will continue to develop the existing discoveries, while at the same time reducing the exploratory prospects due to the current downturn in the oil and gas prices.
History and Current Operations
The first ConocoPhillips entity was formed in 1875 as the Continental Oil and Transportation Co. The company led the construction of the first...

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Construction Accidents

The upturn in the economy in recent years has spurred a new wave of construction activity throughout Texas, leading to new businesses, job opportunities, and heightened growth throughout the state. However, along with this production has also come the unfortunate side effect of construction accidents. Construction accidents can occur in any construction site although are typically the result of poor training and oversight throughout the project. If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Construction Accident Statistics
The United States Department of Labor cites frequent...

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Construction Litigation

Multiple Types of Claims Handled Under One Roof
In the area of construction litigation, legal representation from an unrelenting Houston business litigation lawyer can be your greatest asset. If you are involved in a legal dispute related to any of the issues listed below, I, Attorney Tony Malley, can work hard to help you through your dispute. Just as a construction company owner, worker, engineer, or architect takes pride in the quality of his or her workmanship, I take pride in guiding my clients through their legal disputes with proficiency and efficiency.
My firm has particular experience representing various parties...

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Crane Accidents

Crane Accidents

The construction industry has been booming for years throughout Texas and has led to new developments throughout the state. While this comes with increased jobs, updated housing options, and safe streets/buildings, ongoing construction also presents many risks to workers and others alike. If you or a loved one have been injured in a crane accident, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries.
Crane Accidents in Texas
Crane accidents can unfortunately occur near any location that is under construction, or, as in the Houston area, around any industrial area that requires a daily use of cranes...

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Crush Injuries

Oil and gas accidents have become more common throughout the country as companies continue to discover new oil fields or new shale fields. The impact of the shale development throughout Texas has also led to new machinery and technology in the attempt to reach products which were previously trapped beneath the surface. These machines can become life-threatening in situations where the operators are not properly trained or in cases of malfunction. The resulting damages to individuals can be catastrophic after an accident leading to a crush injury. If you have received this type of injury, you may be entitled to...

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Daycare Abuse

It is difficult to make the decision to enlist your child in daycare. However, most of us do so with the understanding that our children will be taken care of with the utmost safety, caution, and nurturing throughout the day. It is therefore extremely upsetting to discover that not only were our children subject to lack of these principles, but they were in fact subject to abuse at the hands of daycare employees. It is important to remember during these initial moments that you are not the guilty party in these circumstances. The daycare and daycare employees should be held...

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Death On The High Seas Act

The unfortunately named “Death on the High Seas Act” (DOHSA) seems to refer to a time when pirates roamed the waters around the United States and Europe, but in fact is a federal act that offers an opportunity for family members to recover damages after the loss of a loved one. The DOHSA was enacted by the United States Congress in 1920 as a method of recovery for the family of a seaman killed in international waters caused by “negligence or unseaworthiness.” This initial wording has since expanded to further cover airline crashes which occur “beyond the 12-nautical miles...

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Defective Components

One of the principle causes of injury stemming from a watercraft accident involves defective components of the watercraft itself. Each watercraft has a series of small components and parts which make up the whole of the watercraft. These components work together ensure that the watercraft runs safely and soundly. Any alteration or misstep during the manufacturing process may impact the safety of the watercraft and therefore the safety of the user. If you or a loved one have been injured on a watercraft based on the defective components of the watercraft, do not hesitate to contact an experienced watercraft injury...

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Defective Products

Defective products are not unique to watercraft accident causes, and affect consumers on a daily basis. However, watercrafts are much larger than the ordinary small kitchen product and any defect can have long-lasting repercussions if the product is placed into the stream of commerce. A watercraft operator who operates the boat in the standard, correct manner may still risk a devastating accident if the watercraft is defective due to a manufacturing error. If you have been injured in a watercraft accident based on a defective product, you may be entitled to damages for your injuries.
Defective Products
Defective products are...

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Defense Base Act

Injuries frequently occur to sailors and oil rig workers on the high seas while involved in their daily work activities. These activities may stem from a larger incident, or from something as simple as spilled water on deck. Civilian workers as well as United States defense workers are entitled to receive protection in case of any injuries which occur in these situations. If you or a loved one have been injured while working on a vessel, you may be entitled to receive compensation for any injuries.
The Defense Base Act
The Defense Base Act was passed in 1941 as an...

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Design Defects

The increase in the ability to order products online from across the globe has opened up a wave of new industries that were unheard of only decades ago. While this has been great for international consumerism, it has also meant a decline in the quality of goods that are provided to many consumers. If you can purchase a product online from across the world at a rate half the price as what you would find in your local neighborhood store, most people will choose the most cost effective option. However, what happens when this product leads to dangerous injuries due...

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Design Flaws

The design of your watercraft is the reason you purchased it. Perhaps it had a sleek, modern look to it or was the color you wanted. However, the design itself may have gone through an inappropriate procedure at the manufacturing plant which resulted in a deadly defect to the watercraft. If you or a loved one were injured in a watercraft accident based on the design flaws of the watercraft, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries.
Design Flaws of Watercraft
The product design of watercraft plays a pivotal role in the entire manufacturing process and dictates...

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Distracted Driving

In the early days of Henry Ford’s Model T, there was little to distract drivers from the task at hand. Driving was such a new pastime, that it was considered dangerous enough without the added danger of driver distraction. However, as cars developed and new distractions popped up in the form of highway entertainment, inner-car distraction, and driving under the influence, the accident rate skyrocketed. It has been difficult to bring this rate back down, especially in the age of smart phones. If you have been involved in a car accident caused by distracted driving, you may be entitled to...

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Divorce

Divorce is a difficult time in any person’s life and involves not only the dissolution of a marriage, but also the dissolution of the marital estate, and possibly the division of time spent with your children. Divorce is often not hastily made, but is the product of months of discussions, fights, and attempts at reconciliation. The final step of divorce should be handled by experienced family law attorneys to ensure that you receive the appropriate division of the marital estate you deserve during a divorce, as well as ready access to your children. The divorce process can be emotionally charged...

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Do I Have A Case?

It might happen on a Saturday morning – you might be walking to the park with your children when suddenly a dog lunges out of nowhere and bites your child. In the chaotic aftermath, your thoughts are only of getting your child to a medical facility and not of staying to determine the dog owner’s resulting liability. It is only much later in the day that you wonder whether you have a claim to bring against the dog owner. If you or a family member were injured in a dog bite attack, you might have a claim to bring against...

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Do I Need a Lawyer?

Car accidents affect thousands of Texans each year, whether you are directly involved in an accident or simply witness one on the roadways through the resulting traffic. Car accidents often have devastating consequences to the victims involved and can lead to months or even years of medical care. While insurance companies work closely with the victims and the responsible parties to come to a settlement agreement, the companies often do not take into account the extent of the injuries. A personal injury lawyer will be able to assist you in filing a claim for the full extent of your injuries...

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Dog Bite

Dogs are often referred to as “man’s best friend” although a darker side lurks within many dogs across the state. Dog attacks are unfortunately more common than the media reports reflect and can lead to extensive injuries for the victims. While animal rights activists often maintain that dogs are innocent in the majority of dog attacks, the resulting injuries speak to a different truth. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a dog bite attack, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries from the dog owner.
Texas Dog Bite Laws
According to the...

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Domestic Partnership

Domestic partnership has a number of advantages in Texas, although for most individuals, the greatest advantage to domestic partnership is the access to the other partner’s benefits. While many consider domestic partnership to be associated with same sex couples, many heterosexual couples also participate in domestic partnerships as a way to protect themselves and their relationship prior to entering a marriage.
Domestic Partnership in Texas
Domestic partnership has long been recognized in other countries as well as other states in the country. The practical reasoning for domestic partnership is to take advantage of certain benefit programs, or to prevent these...

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Dram Shop Act Liability

Facing a dram shop lawsuit in Harris County?
If a person or a patron of your business was harmed in an accident that was caused by a drunk driver, my firm can investigate to get to the root of the matter. If a host has served alcohol to an intoxicated individual or a liquor establishment has knowingly served alcohol to a minor, an injured individual may try to pursue compensation for damages by attempting to identify the server as liable for causing the injury-causing incident under the Dram Shop Act.
If your business or an employee is being named in...

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Driver Inattention

Texas and many other southern states do not have a winter in the true sense of the word, and instead offer perfect weather for water based activities year-round. Texas also offers many beautiful lakes and other bodies of water which attract thousands of watercraft operators each year. However, with this seemingly great situation, comes the potential for tragedy. The prevalence of water-based activities year-round unfortunately increases the risk of watercraft accidents caused by driver inattention. If you have been injured in a watercraft accident due to driver inattention, do not hesitate to contact an experienced watercraft injury attorney.
Watercraft Accidents...

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Driver Logs

Truck drivers often work grueling hours on a daily basis and are forced to spend the majority of their work day in a small, enclosed space. Federal and state laws have addressed the well-being of truck drivers to help ensure the safety of the roadways. However, these regulations do not always impact every driver, and some accidents may be caused by driver exhaustion or vehicle malfunction. If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident which could have been avoided by updated driver logs, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries.
Driver Log...

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Drunk Driver Accident

Car manufacturers and state legislatures have worked hard to attempt to curb the number of car accidents which plague the state each year. While the number of car accidents has decreased over the last few decades, the number of drunk driving accidents remains constant, despite being easily preventable. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident caused by drunk driving, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Texas Drunk Driving Accidents
In 2014, approximately 1,000 people were killed in accidents caused by drunk driving in Texas alone. This number represents nearly 30% of...

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Duties of Oil and Gas Company

Oil and gas companies hold certain duties to all royalty owners and related individuals who do business with the company. These duties are far ranging and often include the duty to develop and the duty to monitor assets. If you believe that an oil and gas company has not properly developed a well or has engaged in inappropriate behavior, do not hesitate to contact an experienced oil and gas attorney.
Oil and Gas Law in Texas
Oil and gas law is a relatively new section of Texas law, despite the discovery of the Spindletop dome over one hundred years ago...

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Duty to Develop a Well

An oil and gas lease lays out the entirety of the contract between an oil and gas company and a landowner, which typically results in the payment of fees to a landowner in exchange for the ability of the oil and gas company to drill on their land. However, implied covenants exist in addition to the promises made within the contract, and these implied duties lead to the ability of a landowner to sue an oil and gas company for any inaction on their party, such as breach of the duty to develop.
Duty to Develop
Most oil and gas...

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Duty to Market

The signing of an oil and gas lease leads to a contract between a landowner and an oil and gas company. This lease is strongly rooted in contract law and property law and contains several implied duties which the oil and gas company must comply with, including the duty to market. Royalty owners and landowners allow oil and gas companies the use of their land for an extended period of time, but hope to receive some type of compensation out of the arrangement. If the oil and gas company has breached any of these implied duties, the owner may have...

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Duty to Meet Deadlines

Texas oil and gas law has had over one hundred years to determine what important provisions should be contained in an oil and gas lease. While the lease serves as an outline for all oil and gas operations and a contract, there are several implied duties which an oil and gas company must comply with in order to fully act to the best of their abilities. A breach of these duties may lead to a potential cause of action brought by the landowner or royalty interest owner.
The duty to meet deadlines falls within a greater implied duty of the...

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Duty to Protect Against Drainage

One of the integral implied duties of an oil and gas company upon signing a lease with a property owner is the duty to protect against drainage. This is an essential duty of the oil and gas company and is a way for property owners to ensure that their land is not subject to drainage by an adjacent property well. If you believe that a common reservoir underneath your land is being drained, you may wish to consult an experienced oil and gas attorney.
An oil and gas company is held to the standard of the reasonably prudent operator. Therefore...

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Electric Shock

Careers in the oil and gas industry come with an understanding that dangerous situations may exist. While many oil and gas companies work tirelessly to maintain a safe work environment, others may be more lax about their training and ongoing equipment maintenance, which can quickly lead to disaster. If you or a loved one have experienced electrocution or electric shock while working in the oil and gas industry, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Electric Shock Injuries
It is not unheard of for oil and gas workers to be exposed to wiring and electric currents while...

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Emotional Abuse

Daycare abuse is unfortunately more common than many parents think, and often take the form of emotional abuse, which can be difficult to detect. Signs of physical abuse are easily visible through bruising and other lacerations. However, emotional abuse can take months or years to reveal itself to unsuspecting parents. If you begin to suspect signs of emotional abuse, it is important to take steps immediately to ensure the responsible parties will be held liable for their actions.
Signs of Emotional Abuse
Emotional abuse refers to the derogatory and negative methods a child may be treated at a daycare center...

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Ensco

Ensco is a global provider of offshore drilling services and currently owns one of the world’s newest ultra-deepwater fleet, in addition to the largest fleet of jackups. The oil and gas service providers are an important part of the oil and gas industry, and are the companies which provide many of the platforms, drillbits, rigs, and equipment which lead to new discoveries throughout the world. The service providers are subject to strict safety procedures in the manufacture, maintenance, and delivery of these pieces of equipment, especially in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon accident. Ensco currently operates across six continents...

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Equipment Failure

Equipment Failure
Working in offshore oil and gas rigs is one of the more dangerous offshore jobs. As a relatively new position developed over the last fifty years, offshore oil rig workers often did not receive the same protection that sailors and other seaman received as afforded within the Jones Act and the Longshoreman and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. However, these acts have since been interpreted to cover oil and gas workers, as well as other workers who spend a set percentage of time at sea. If you or a loved one have been injured in an offshore accident which...

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Excessive Speed

Watercraft accidents unfortunately become front page news in communities surrounding lakes and rivers. These accidents can be easily prevented with driver attention and adequate safety measures put in place. However, many drivers of watercraft believe that either waterway rules do not apply to them, or simply do not know the laws which regulate watercrafts. If you have been the victim of a watercraft accident due to excessive speed, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Watercraft Accidents
Watercraft accidents occur in any type of circumstance, whether it be blue skies or torrential downpours. Watercraft accidents and the resulting...

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Executors and Trustees

What are trusts?
A trust is a legal relationship that is created by an individual, or a “grantor,” for others, who are named as beneficiaries. Trusts are normally managed by a third party, named as a “trustee,” under terms that are specifically defined in a will. A trustee can be named personally by the grantor or may be appointed by a probate court.
Role of a Trustee
In the state of Texas, a trustee is a person who is designated in the trust agreement to take possession of the trust assets and manage the assets. The...

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Explosion Injuries

Spending time out on your boat with family and friends is often a relaxing and enjoyable experience. However, this picturesque image comes shattering down if a watercraft injury occurs, especially one which results in an explosion. Explosions do not occur often as a result of watercraft accidents, but they are often life threatening when they do occur. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a watercraft accident resulting in an explosion, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Causes of Watercraft Explosions
There are various causes for watercraft explosions, many of which stem...

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ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil has grown tremendously in the last 125 years to become the largest publicly traded petroleum and petrochemical company in the world. The company had small beginnings as a regional marketer of kerosene, but has since undergone tremendous expansion over the years, along with strategic acquisitions to bring it to the forefront of the oil and gas industry. The company is known by its familiar brand names of Exxon, Esso, and Mobil.
History and Corporate Structure
In 1859, the first successful oil well was drilled in Pennsylvania, ushering in a new industry. Ten years later, John Rockefeller formed Standard Oil...

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Failure to Disclose

Holding Deceptive & Unfair Sellers Responsible
Buying a home can be an exciting experience. Making such a purchase can be one of the greatest investments of your life. The last thing that you expect is to discover serious damage or defects that make diminish your home’s value or desirability. Finding defects after purchasing your Texas home could signify a greater, more complex legal dilemma involving the seller or broker’s failure to disclose important information.
Buyers and sellers engage in a trusting relationship with one another. When a seller or real estate broker remains silent or willfully misrepresents information...

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Failure to Warn

Manufacturers and retailers have very specific duties to their consumers. Among these duties is the inclusion of adequate warning labels on their products. Warning labels must include not only dangers that can arise from using the product in an intended fashion but also dangers that can cause serious injuries based on an alternative use of the product. While it may seem difficult to require a manufacturer to think of all the ways a consumer could use the product, a warning label may be as simple as “using this product in an unintended manner could lead to serious injuries or death...

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Family Business Challenges

Probate Attorney in Houston, Texas
Family business owners face unique challenges when planning the distribution or succession of the business once the head business owner passes away. A family-owned and -operated business can be a sign of great personal accomplishment, history, and heritage. Keeping your legacy alive through the success of your family business can be your final parting wish to ensure that your family is financially stable when you are no longer around to provide for them yourself.
If you have inherited a family business after a loved one has passed away, you may be wondering what you should...

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Family Law

Family law cases unfortunately do not indicate a happy time in any family’s life, but instead are often fraught with conflict. Divorce proceedings which involve children are often the most difficult to settle and require both parties to get along enough to agree to a divorce and child custody settlement. If you are in the middle of a legal issue affecting your family, do not hesitate to contact our experienced family law attorneys at the Malley Law Firm.
Areas of Practice
Family law is a large and encompassing part of the law, and often has unique provisions in each state...

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Filing an Auto Accident Claim

For the average person, a car accident leads to weeks or even months of stress as they struggle to recover claim amounts, or simply physically recover from their injuries. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, seeking any form of compensation is often the last thing on your mind. However, seeking the guidance of a personal injury attorney can allow you to focus solely on your recovery, while your attorney handles the messy business of handling the claim against the negligent party who caused the accident.
An attorney will answer the calls you are unable to answer...

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Financial Abuse of the Elderly

Houston Probate Lawyer Discusses Financial Abuse
Litigation may become necessary when complex issues involving your loved one’s finances are hotly contested. I provide personal and attentive representation to every client who comes to my firm. As an experienced Houston probate attorney who has handled numerous cases, I know how sensitive matters involving probate can be, and your family deserves representation that caters to your specific needs, objectives, and goals.
In order to foster an exceptional environment of confidence, comfort, and respect, I strive to help my clients through their legal dilemmas in ways that can help mitigate risk as...

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Fire Damage

Houston Attorney for Commercial and Residential Fire Damage Claims
Many homeowners and commercial property owners maintain fire coverage as part of their insurance policies to protect their investments in the event of an unexpected blaze, such as a wildfire. Fires can be devastating to a home or business, causing costly property damage and forcing occupants to relocate. Dealing with these burdens in the aftermath of a fire can be traumatic enough; the stress is unnecessarily compounded when insurance providers attempt to wrongfully deny or devalue your valid insurance claim.
If you’re a homeowner or business owner who is engaged in...

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Foreclosure Litigation

Foreclosure cases often remain or years because the documents have not been filed with the attention to detail that is needed. In many cases, mistakes are made that will lead to litigation. If you are faced with a foreclosure action that was ill prepared or reflects false information, you should get the assistance of a lawyer that knows how to protect your rights.
In Houston, Texas, my firm can help you fight against the party that is trying to infringe upon your legal rights. Contact my legal team at Malley Law Firm, PLLC at your earliest convenience to find out...

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Fractures

The oil and gas industry is an inherently dangerous area to work in. However, most employers take significant precautions to protect their workers from dangerous conditions through properly training their workers, performing routine maintenance on equipment, and remedying any unsafe conditions. Unfortunately, not every employer performs these necessary measures; and serious injuries can result from unsafe conditions on an oil rig or other platform. If you or a loved one have suffered a bone fracture during your work in the oil and gas industry, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Fractures in Oil and Gas
Oil...

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Funeral Home Negligence

Malley Law Firm recently filed claims on behalf of a woman against a funeral home and cemetery in San Patricio County, Texas for wrongful burial.  Our client alleges she and her family were trying to decide between burying her deceased mother in the Houston, Texas area where she passed or Aransas Pass where she spent much of her life.  The Funeral Home in Aransas Pass represented the deceased would be buried in the burial plot next to her late husband.   Our client relied on the representation and paid for services.  After the burial, the family discovered their mother was...

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Funeral Homes

The aftermath of a loved one’s death is a traumatic time for you and your family. In between medical discussions, family notifications, and handling the estate, is the question of the funeral. Your loved one may or may not have let it be known their preferred burial method. However, regardless of their preference, planning a funeral is a large undertaking that takes an emotional toll on you and your family. This time period can be made even more traumatic if you experience any accidents or misunderstandings with the funeral home you are using.
Funeral Home Negligence
Funeral home negligence can...

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Funeral Misidentification

Funeral Misidentification
The death of a loved one is a devastating time in anyone’s life and is often fraught with anxiety and grief. The last thing on your mind is the terms of the funeral service and the intricacies of the gravesite. Unfortunately, there needs to be someone who is attuned to this during these difficult weeks, or funeral homes could potentially commit negligence regarding the body or the gravesite. Failure to notice this negligence could leave you without repercussions against the funeral home in the future.
Funeral Misidentification
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Funeral Neglect

The time period immediately following a loved one’s death is full of many emotions, and the stress of planning a funeral only exacerbates these emotions. Funeral homes are a place that families turn to and place their trust in shortly after this shattering loss. However, with the rise of funeral homes being acquired by corporations, many funeral homes are more concerned with making a profit than properly handling a burial. The cutting of corners by a funeral home could save the funeral home thousands of dollars, but at the expense of a family’s loved one. The funeral home should be...

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Funeral Theft

A funeral service for a loved one is often the most emotional and devastating time in a person’s life. It is the moment when they have to say goodbye to their loved one and face a future without this person in their lives. The majority of the time, loved ones are not carefully checking the actions of the funeral home, nor of the funeral home staff, but simply trust that the funeral home will proceed according to their wishes. In situations where a funeral home skirts their obligations, leading to instances of negligence, it is important to speak to an...

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General Maritime Law

Around one hundred years ago, seafaring was a way of life for many men around the country. It was a way to provide for their families and was a sure source of income. However, if these men were injured during the course of their work or unfortunately were the victim of a terrible accident, not only were they out of a career, but their families suffered financially as a consequence. The United States Congress and state and federal courts grappled with these issues for years before developing a new type of law which covered all types of actions which occurred...

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Ask us your legal question.  We welcome you to reach out to us.  No strings attached.  If you have general legal questions, we strive to answer those.  Call or email for free legal consultation on a personal injury claim.
Personal Injury Legal Questions
We are ready to answer personal injury questions on how to make insurance claims, investigate accidents, pursue medical bill reimbursement, pain and suffering and any other aspect of personal injury.  We handle cases all over Texas with offices in Houston and Beaumont, Texas.  We have cases in San Antonio, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Galveston and the Valley.  If...

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Grandparents' Rights

The joy for many parents after their children reach adulthood is the anticipation of grandchildren to spoil in the future. The bond between grandchildren and grandparents is a special one that is vastly different from the parental relationship with the child. In complicated situations, the issue of grandparents’ rights comes to the forefront of heated custody battles. If you are in danger of losing the right to visit with your grandchildren, contact an experienced family law attorney before it is too late.
Grandparents’ Rights
The issue of grandparents’ rights becomes an issue in circumstances where one or both parents have...

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Granuflo and Naturalyte

Houston Personal Injury Lawyer Explains
GranuFlo and NaturaLyte are two popular concentrates made by Fresenius Medical Care and used in dialysis treatment for those who suffer from chronic kidney failure, which affects approximately 2 million people worldwide. However, these dangerous medical products have also been linked with the onset of metabolic alkalosis, a condition that increases the risk of potentially fatal cardiovascular injuries.
On March 29, 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class I recall of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte; Class I is the highest-priority recall that can be requested by the FDA, and it is reserved for...

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Halliburton Company

Halliburton is one of the world’s largest service providers to the oil and gas industry, employing over 70,000 people worldwide. The company helps service the oil and gas industry through locating hydrocarbons, evaluating drilling and formation, constructing and completing oil and gas wells, managing geological data, and optimizing production in the field.
History and Company Operations
In 1919, the Halliburton namesake, Erle P. Halliburton started an oil well cementing business in Oklahoma. A little more than 10 years later, he established the company’s first research laboratories where he tested cement mixes. The company shortly after began offering acidizing services...

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Have You Been Injured?

Houston personal injury lawyer: 713-858-8143
If you recently suffered an injury at the hands of negligent individual in Houston or the surrounding area, it is time to take action in order to protect your rights. Many victims are not aware of the full scope of their rights. Insurance companies will attempt to offer you a sum that is far below what you may be rightfully entitled to. It may come as a surprise to learn that they do not have your best interests in mind. However, you must also understand that there is a way to fight for the justice that...

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Head Injuries

The oil and gas industry is crucial to the country’s economy and certain states, such as Texas and Louisiana. Workers often travel long distances to work on oil rigs and often spend weeks away from their family. While the oil and gas industry often involves higher wages, it is not without danger. Workers are often exposed to dangerous conditions each day and may unfortunately be subject to severe injuries during their employment. If you or a loved one have received a head injury while working on an oil rig or other oil and gas site, you may be entitled to...

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Hercules Offshore, Inc.

Hercules Offshore is an offshore contract drilling, lifeboat, and inland barge service company which offers services throughout the Gulf of Mexico region, in addition to the Middle East. The company is the owner of the largest fleet of shallow-water drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and main source of revenue is through leasing rigs to oil and gas producers. The company offers drilling and liftboat services to the oil and gas industry, including oil and gas exploration and development drilling, well service, maintenance, and platform inspection.
History and Company Operations
Hercules formed in 2004 as a small contract driller...

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Hess Corporation

Hess Corporation is one of the leading global exploration and production companies. The company began as a simple trucking company and has since expanded to include operations around the globe on both sea and land. The company currently has a large presence in the Gulf of Mexico through various deepwater operations.
History and Company Operations
The first beginnings of the Hess Corporation were in 1933 when Leon Hess formed Hess Incorporated at the age of 19, purchasing a 1926 second hand delivery truck to begin residential deliveries. He made the insightful decision 4 years later to expand his business to...

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Homeowner Insurance Claims

Pursuing Compensation for Homeowners Throughout Texas
A home is perhaps the most significant investment you will make, and when you pay to protect that investment with a homeowners insurance policy, you reasonably expect to receive adequate benefits should disaster strike.
Some insurance providers, however, act in bad faith when they attempt to limit or deny homeowners the money they need in an effort to protect their own bottom lines. If you believe you were denied a valid homeowners insurance claim, Houston Insurance Attorney Tony Malley may be able to help.
Contact us today to set up a free case review...

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Homeowner's Insurance

Dog bite attacks can unfortunately quite often be debilitating and can occur in any location. While some dog bite attacks occur out in the public, many occur on the owner’s property creating a liability issue in multiple ways. Homeowners are ultimately responsible for damage to guests which occurs on their property, much the same way that a store owner is responsible for any resulting injuries which a guest or client receives. If you or a loved one have received an injury from a dog bite while on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries...

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Honored by the Texas Bar Foundation

BEAUMONT ATTORNEY, MR. ANTHONY MALLEY III, HONORED BY TEXAS BAR FOUNDATION
            Mr. Anthony Malley III with Malley Law Firm, PLLC has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the state of Texas. Election is a mark of distinction and recognition of Mr. Malley’s contributions to the legal profession.
Selection as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation is restricted to members of the State Bar of Texas. Each year one-third of...

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How Can I Separate My Undivided Interest in Land?

Co-owning a parcel of land is a big responsibility. While sole ownership of land is a responsibility in itself, the co-ownership of property comes with different legal stipulations and questions such as what happens when you die, and whether the property can be divided. Disagreements between co-owners of property can impact the ability to make decisions affecting the land, and may be a good reason to seek the division of property.
Co-ownership of Land
Land may be owned by a single owner or multiple owners, depending on the situation. Ownership may be between two spouses (which is the most common...

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How Do We Deal with IRS Debt Now That the Divorce is Final?

As the old saying goes, “[I]n life – only two things are certain: death and taxes.” Unfortunately, marriage isn’t included on that list of certainties, meaning that in the increasingly common case of divorce, IRS debt and back taxes may have you and your ex-spouse scratching your heads and biting your nails. Not to worry, though. IRS tax debt is generally treated like any other debt of the marriage. This means that in Texas, where property and debt brought into a marriage is treated as “separate personal property,” this debt is assigned to the spouse who brought it...

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How Much Are the Attorney Fees?

Contingent Fee Agreement
We recognize the financial burden legal fees and costs can prevent everyday people from access to the civil justice system.  Malley Law offers contingency fee agreements, where you pay nothing if you do not receive compensation.  We front the courts costs, expert costs, filing fees and all other expenses associated with pursuing a personal injury claim.  The attorney fees are not paid until a recovery is made, and the costs we front are reimbursed to the firm at the time of recovery out of the client’s share.  You will not have to pay any out of pocket...

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Impaired Vision & Blindness

Careers in oil and gas are often inherently more dangerous than a traditional desk job and frequently require ongoing training and safety procedures, which can frequently be overlooked by many workers. Unfortunately, the dangers are a real issue and accidents can result in life-altering injuries, such as impaired vision and blindness. Accidents to the eye and eye region are among the most devastating to an individual and often do not involve a promising outlook for recovery. If you or a loved one have been injured in an oil and gas accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your...

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Improper Graveside Care

The loss of a loved one is a terrible event in anyone’s life, and often has long lasting repercussions on the future. During the funeral service, your attention is probably not on the funeral itself or the cemetery upkeep, but on simply getting through the event and the next months of your life. However, you may begin to notice the items that slipped by once the shock has worn off, and you are left to heal with the help of friends and family. The improper graveside care of your loved one’s plot is an issue which should be carefully scrutinized...

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Inadequate Warnings of Potential Hazards

Waterways throughout the nation open their figurative gates in the spring once the thaw is out (if you happen to live in part of the nation where snow factors in). After springtime, the waterways are nearly always open for water-goers to enjoy their time on lakes, rivers, and beaches. However, some waterways do not adequately post warnings of dangers that are lurking under the waters and therefore some watercraft drivers may be in danger of running into a particularly low area of the water, hitting an object, or entering into a strong current. Inadequate warnings can additionally stem from the...

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Industrial Accidents

Texas is a hotbed of industrial activity, whether it be related to oil and gas operations or chemical plants along the coast. While these industries have led to a huge boost in the Texas economy over the last decades, they have also led to an increased number of tragic industrial accidents. Industrial accidents often involve more than just a fall down a ladder, and can include a well blowout, chemical burn, or heavy equipment malfunction. If you or a loved one were injured in an industrial workplace accident, do not hesitate to contact an attorney regarding potential workers’ compensation.
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Inheritance Disputes

Secure Your Inheritance with Help from a Houston Probate Lawyer
Do you need representation during an inheritance dispute? Are there questions about your status as an heir? Has the validity of your loved one’s will been challenged? If so, consulting a knowledgeable Houston probate attorney can help safeguard your rights and your inheritance.
The process of probate in Texas can be expedited with the help of a skilled lawyer. But in certain circumstances, such as when estranged family members or distant relatives cannot come to terms with the execution of a will, it is not uncommon for disputes to...

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Injured Workers' Rights

Texas, like so many other states, offers injured workers the ability to seek redress from their employer after a workplace accident through the state workers’ compensation program. Most employers participate in this program, which covers an employee’s medical care and any lost wages due to in ability to attend work based on the injuries. If you or a loved one have been injured at work, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Injured Workers’ Rights
An injured worker in Texas has the right to medical care at any time after the accident or injury occurs. While there...

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Injuries While on Hitch

The offshore work life is not only a unique form of employment, but it involves a different way of life. Offshore workers often spend weeks away from their family while performing at job sites. Given the trend in the oil and gas business, the need for experienced offshore workers will not be diminishing anytime soon, which is why oil and gas companies must continue to ensure the safety of all their offshore workers. If you or a loved one were injured in an offshore accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the resulting injuries.
Offshore Work and the Hitch...

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Inspector Error or Negligence

Knowledgeable Houston Real Estate Attorney
Many key players serve various roles when conducting a real estate transaction smoothly and successfully. The role of the real estate inspector is to help address current or potential property problems to help establish accurate property value and prevent costly future property repairs. If a real estate inspector fails to do his or her job effectively, the result could leave you facing expensive repairs of your future home.
Most real estate inspectors are dedicated professionals who are intent on doing the best job and conducting the most thorough inspection possible. Unfortunately, inspectors are human, and...

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Insurance Claims

The aftermath of a car accident, work accident, or even product liability accidents often involve ongoing discussions with the negligent party’s insurance company. The drafting of an insurance claim may be necessary for the victims of a devastating accident and may prove to be the better route to take over filing a personal injury claim. However, it is important to consult with an attorney prior to making a decision between insurance claims and personal injury claims.
Insurance Claims
After any accident, the first time you see a settlement offer will likely be from the insurance company. Insurance companies are known...

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Internal Organ Injuries

If you have ever been on a personal watercraft, you recognize the thrill that comes with speeding through the waves and picking up wind. The summer is a perfect time to take watercraft out on the water, but the popular season does not come without risks. The prevalence of watercraft accidents has a lot to do with the number of people in the water at the time of the accident, as well as the overall demeanor of the watercraft operator. If you or a loved one have suffered internal organ injuries after a watercraft accident, you may be entitled to...

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Invokana

The United States often has a complex process and timeline involved in approving a new drug to treat specific diseases. While the hurdles drug companies must jump are often immense, some drug companies are able to squeeze by to production with minimal testing and unfavorable results. These drug companies put our family members at risk when they release an innovative new medicine to treat a disease or condition which has affected a large portions of the population for decades. If you or a loved one have been injured through the use of one such drug, Invokana, you may be entitled...

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Invokana Amputation

Modern medicine for decades has been lauded as a huge step forward for us all. Diseases which were once deadly can now be eradicated through the use of a vaccine. Unfortunately, not all medications have positive outlooks. Certain medications which may not have been fully tested can have devastating results on an individual.
Invokana
Invokana was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) in 2013 after its release by Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Highly lauded as a great option for diabetes sufferers, physicians were eager to recommend it, and insurance companies were eager to cover the drug.
However, the FDA recently...

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Invokana Diabetes

Modern medicine has ushered in a new age in disease prevention and aggressive treatments. People are now living longer, healthier lives largely due to the scientific advances that have been made through vaccines, antibiotics and the overall medical understanding of how viruses affect the body. Unfortunately, not every step forward in modern medicine has had the same type of uplifting results. If you have been impacted by the terrible effects of Invokana, you may be entitled to bring a claim against the drug manufacturer for your injuries.
Invokana Dangers
Invokana was developed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals in 2013 to treat Type...

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Jackknife Truck Accidents

While the oil and gas industry boom in Texas brought much-needed relief to the state’s economy during the dark years of the recession, the boom additionally brought with it hazards of other kinds: increased prevalence of truck accidents due to oil field service equipment. Most companies need a way in which to transport their products and equipment into and out of oil fields. The exponential rise in activity throughout Texas therefore led to an increased number of heavy trucks on the roads, and subsequently has led to an increased number of heavy truck accidents. Out of these accidents, many can...

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Jet Ski Accidents

Texas offers nearly year-round boating weather and provides an abundance of lakes and rivers for all boating enthusiasts. However, watercraft accidents, and jet ski accidents specifically, are often far too common as a result. Jet skis are different than ordinary speed boats and sail boats, offering little to no protection to their operators and any unassuming watercraft in their path. If you or a loved one has been injured in a jet ski accident due to another’s negligence, do not hesitate to contact an experienced jet ski accident attorney.
Jet Ski Accidents
While the term “jet ski” relates typically to...

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Jet-Thrust Injuries

Texas has a number of beautiful lakes and rivers which seem to scream out to vacationers and locals to take advantage of the water. However, this also means that many inexperienced jet ski riders take to lakes to show off to friends and family, or to simply have a good time. Jet skis are more difficult to operate than they appear, and require careful training and understanding of the jet-thrust system.
Jet-Thrust
Jet skis differ from ordinary watercraft in that they have a feature to allow them to steer with a thrust. Jet skis generate this thrust through the use...

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Job Site Injury

In any given year, approximately 3 million Americans are injured in job site accidents. However, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration maintains that this number likely only represents a fraction of the true injuries, as fewer than 40 percent of eligible workers file claims. Unfortunately, many injured workers are refused assistance by their employer and believe that they have no alternative to seek compensation after an accident. If you have experienced a job site injury, it is important to understand that you have several options, and living with the pain and financial struggle of your injuries does not have to...

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Jones Act

Around one hundred years ago, ships were the main source of transportation and were the method to ship goods. Despite this reliance on seafaring vessels for hundreds of years, the United States had not yet implemented complete laws which protected sailors and vessel workers. Therefore, anytime a sailor was injured or tragically lost their life while engaged in their employment onboard a ship, they were often unable to receive workers’ compensation or any compensation for their injuries. Families of sailors who were dependent on this income were frequently left without a source of revenue after a devastating accident occurred while...

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Jones Act Vessel

Prior to 1920, if a seaman was injured while on board any type of watercraft, they and their family were not entitled to receive compensation for their resulting medical expenses. Unfortunately during this time, the seaman was typically the sole earner of the family. Any injury to the seaman often had a crippling effect on the family. The passage of the Jones Act in 1920 allowed a seaman to recover compensation against his employer after sustaining injuries in an accident. However, the Supreme Court has interpreted various definitions within the Jones Act in the years since to fully define who...

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Kawasaki

Waterways throughout the state of Texas become ever enticing during the warm summer months. Personal watercraft are often the key to any hot day, especially the popular Kawasaki Jet Ski. However, as with any type of vehicle, Kawasaki Jet Skis can quickly lead to devastating accidents given operator inexperience and manufacturer defects. If you or a loved one have been injured in a Kawasaki Jet Ski accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries.
Kawasaki Jet Ski
Kawasaki has led the way in the personal watercraft and succeeded in creating a brand that most people associate with...

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Land Division / Partition Process

File a Petition to Partition
If you and the other joint owner(s) cannot agree on a sale or specific land division, you can file a petition to partition land in the county where the land is located.  This means you are filing a legal document at the courthouse requesting the court to divide the land or force a sale of the property.  Partition means to divide. You will need to list the names of the joint owners of real estate, the share of interest each joint owner has, and the description of the property to be divided.
Service on the Joint Owner...

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Land Partition - FAQs

What is a land partition?
A land partition is the division of real property held jointly or in common by two or more persons into individually owned interests.
A land partition, whether voluntary or judicial, is not a means for acquiring title; rather, it is the manner by which co-owners may seek and acquire the right to exclusive ownership and possession of a part of the jointly owned property that, before partition, was owned by all and each owner had an equal right to use and possess the whole. The goal in a land partition is to make sure that...

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Land Partitions

Reliable Counsel from a Houston Real Estate Lawyer
A land partition is the legal method to divide property which is jointly owned by more than one person. Certain situations develop which may call for the division of land, and it is often easiest to go through the process of land partition rather than trying to informally decide how to use the land. If you are in a situation where you believe your land will need to be divided and you want to make certain you are not shorted or treated unjustly, contact a Beaumont real estate attorney from Malley Law...

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Legal Separation

The dissolution of a marriage is difficult for any couple to undergo. However, the initial step of an informal separation provides both parties with the opportunity to experience life without the other party, without going through the full legal ramifications of a divorce. Sometimes couples simply need some time apart. Separation provides an avenue for certain couples who do not want to go through the stress and financial aspect of divorce and offers these couples the opportunity to experience life as a single individual, while still offering the opportunity of reconciliation.
Informal Legal Separation vs. Divorce
Texas, unlike other states...

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Limitation of Liability Act

Maritime Law involves many different federal acts and regulations which can dictate the terms of recovery as well as the amount of recovery. The Limitation of Liability Act is one such act which attempts to limit damages claims against the owner of a vessel and is frequently used as way to limit liability from large claims. As a victim of an accident which occurs on the high seas or other waterways, you are entitled to recover the amount you deserve for your injuries. If you have any questions regarding the Limitations of Liability Act and what accidents will be subject...

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LLC Shareholder

Business Litigation Lawyer in Houston, Texas
Although it is not ideal, it is an unfortunate reality that business partners and shareholders can sometimes get into disagreements. Some disagreements have the potential to become explosive and can result in serious business problems, costly lawsuits, and other potential issues. When finances, operations, or other business issues between shareholders and management start to experience trouble, shareholders may have the right to take legal action.
Do not let an LLC shareholder battle result in the complete disruption or dismantling of your company or family business! With the help of a skilled Houston business litigation...

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Loss of Hearing

The oil and gas industry has dangerous aspects to the work. It is obvious that a potential oil rig blowout is more dangerous than a traditional workplace incident. However, ongoing exposure to dangerous conditions could lead to severe injuries, such as the complete loss of hearing. If you or a loved one have received loss of hearing due to an oil and gas accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Oil Rig Accidents
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, oil and gas workers were subjected to fatal accidents at a rate seven times higher...

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Loss of Limb

Catastrophic Injury Attorney in Beaumont
Accidents that cause the loss of a limb or result in the need for an amputation can leave victims facing physical challenges, financial obstacles and lifestyle changes.
Beaumont severe injury attorney Tony Malley understands the wide-reaching impacts loss-of-limb injuries can have on victims and their families. If you or a family member lost a limb or had to undergo an amputation due to the negligent act of another, Mr. Malley may be able to help you pursue the financial security you need as you cope with your injury.
Causes of Loss-of-Limb and Amputation Injuries
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MacGregor Group

The MacGregor Group is a subsidiary of Cargotec Corporation and provides integrated cargo and load handling services for maritime transportation and various offshore industries. The company has had a focus on offshore operations since its founding nearly one hundred years ago. MacGregor has a unique portfolio of offerings for ships, ports, and terminals, which are intended to increase the production of services and ensure the safety of workers and operations. The company has recently become more involved in oil and gas operations and now offers marine loading arms for the transfer of crude oil, liquefied petroleum gas, and liquefied natural...

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Maintenance & Cure

Accidents occur at any worksite, including those which are in the middle of the ocean. For hundreds of years, the United States did not offer much definitive guidance to the compensation workers were entitled to receive after accidents at sea. The maintenance and cure doctrine was one “common law” approach that was made part of admiralty and maritime law since the twelfth century. The Jones Act was additionally implemented in 1920 to provide an avenue for workers to receive compensation for their employer after a negligent accident occur. From this point on, additional statutes were implemented to provide seaman with...

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Malley Law Firm Introduces Family Law

Malley Law Firm is pleased to announce that with the addition of Attorney Christina Rumore, the firm is now accepting divorce and family law matters.  Christina possesses the tenacity and assertive personality necessary to handle child custody battles and divorces.   Both Tony and Christina have backgrounds in litigating the details against large Fortune 500 companies, making them uniquely suited to handle family matters where trusts, partnerships and business ownership is involved.  The firm will take cases on a select basis in Beaumont and Houston.  Contact us to schedule a confidential consultation.
 
 
 

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Malley Law Firm Takes Legal Victory

Malley Law Firm secured a unanimous verdict on client’s behalf.
Attorney Tony Malley obtained a winning verdict for MeadWestvaco paper mill in the First District Court of Jasper County, Texas.  The plaintiff injured his finger at the paper mill while employed by a contractor, Top Deck, out of Mauriceville, Texas.   Plaintiff brought a personal injury claim against MeadWestvaco.  After days of trial, the Jasper County jury found the Plaintiff was 100% accountable for his own injuries and did not award any damages.  Judge Craig Mixson presided over the proceedings.  Malley Law Firm represents both plaintiffs and defendants in...

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Malley Law Firm, PLLC Welcomes Christina Rumore

Malley Law Firm is excited to announce Christina Rumore as a new attorney to our team.
Christina has experience representing clients on both sides of the bar, beginning her career representing injured victims in asbestos related injury claims and later defending individuals and insurance companies in personal injury, premise liability and construction defect litigation.  During this time, she appeared in over a half dozen Texas counties on behalf of her clients.  She earned her undergraduate degree in 2000 from The University of Texas at Austin and her law degree in 2003 from South Texas College of Law. ...

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Manufacturing Defects

Manufacturers have reached a new global scale recently with the amount of import and export activity occurring through online purchases. Overseas manufacturers are often not subject to the same restrictions as domestic manufacturers, although may still be held liable if their products were distributed with latent defects. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a manufacturing defect, you may be entitled to bring a claim for damages against the responsible company.
Product Liability Cases
Product liability cases often involve three different theories of recovery:

Negligence
Breach of warranty
Strict liability

In negligence claims, an injured consumer...

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Marathon Oil Corporation

Marathon Oil is one of the world’s largest exploration and production companies, and has an extensive history, dating back to the nineteenth century. The company has distinct operations which focus on natural gas in North America, as well as around the world. The company has an additional focus on oil sand deposits in the Canadian region. However, the company’s most vital operations involves the exploration and production of wells in deepwater, including operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
History and Corporate Structure
Marathon Oil has an extensive history beginning in 1887 with the founding of the Ohio Oil Company, which...

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Marine Insurance Adjuster Disputes

As with any injury, insurance agents and adjusters are often the first to seek you out and attempt to settle for a set amount based on what they believe is fair for your injuries. Marine insurance adjusters are no different and often attempt to settle with the injured party shortly after a maritime accident occurs. If you have been approached by a marine insurance adjuster shortly after an injury, contact an experienced maritime law professional who can assist you in understanding the value of your injuries.
Marine Insurance Adjusters
After any maritime accident, an insurance agent will most likely show...

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Maritime Law

Injuries often occur on the high seas, rivers, and lakes. The injured party may be left with questions regarding the type of claim they can bring and what jurisdiction their injury falls within. Is this state jurisdiction, federal jurisdiction, or even international waters? These injuries fall within the general rubric of maritime law which will cover maritime workers who suffer injuries offshore, or even on-shore in limited circumstances. This specialized law differs from traditional state and federal law, and therefore an experienced maritime law attorney is necessary if you have received these types of injuries.
What is Maritime Law?
Maritime...

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Maritime Law and the Gulf Coast

Various federal maritime laws were implemented in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to protect the well-being of sailors and other seaman who spent the majority of their lives at sea. These sailors were often away from their families during the course of their employment. However, if these sailors were injured as the result of their employer’s negligence or were the victim of an accident, they often ended up without a job and their families suffered. The United States Congress recognized this plight of sailors and set about to rectify this through various maritime laws. While many maritime laws still limit...

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Maritime Law Glossary

Maritime law is an unfamiliar part of federal law for many citizens and attorneys alike who do not live along coastal waterways. However, if you live along the Gulf Coast or other waters, and have family members who work offshore, it is important to know the language of maritime law, as well as the different federal acts which accidents may fall within. Large accidents such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill thrust maritime law into the limelight, but it has existed for over one hundred years, and is often the only source of recovery for seamen and other offshore workers...

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Maritime/Offshore Injury

The boating industry has been an important part of the country since its early days. Cities around the country were founded based on the easy access to water, and therefore trade. Over the past few decades, the offshore oil industry has emerged as a contender to the maritime industry, and involves thousands of employees who spend weeks at a time on offshore oil rigs. Since the early days of seamanship, federal and state laws have been implemented to protect seamen and their loved ones when serious injuries occur.
Maritime Laws
Maritime law offers protection to seamen and employees who are...

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Mechanical Defects

Mechanical defects are not unique to a certain type of vehicle or vehicle manufacturer, but can occur at any time. While Texas laws attempt to curb the prevalence of accidents caused by mechanical defects through requiring annual inspections, many vehicles will slip by unnoticed. However, one small mechanical defect can cause a devastating accident. Mechanical defects are often the responsibility of drivers (or driver’s companies), although may also be the responsibility of the vehicle manufacturer to fix or recall. If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident caused by mechanical defects, you may be entitled...

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Mechanical Failure

Car accidents can occur at any time, on any roadway, given any series of unfortunate events. However, many of these accidents are easily preventable, especially ones which are the result of defective vehicle parts. Defective vehicle parts, such as brakes, are something that may be known to the driver, or may be a surprise when the accident occurs. Regardless of the reasoning, a driver is responsible for the maintenance of their vehicle, including any mechanical failure that results in a terrible car accident. If you or a loved one have been injured as the result of another driver’s mechanical failure...

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Medical/Pharmaceutical

The advent of modern medicine has meant access to life-saving drugs for millions of people around the world. The rush for a new drug to make it to market has unfortunately led to negligent actions by many pharmaceutical companies as they attempt to cut costs and cut corners in their hurry. This haste has resulted in the endangerment of thousands of lives as drugs have hit the market which have dangerous side effects. If you or a loved one have been injured by the negligent actions of a doctor or pharmaceutical company, you may be entitled to receive compensation for...

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Mesothelioma

The first major personal injury claim brought against an employer for the use of asbestos occurred in the 1970s. By this point, many companies were aware of the risks associated with the inhalation of asbestos fibers and the lasting health impacts; and the use of asbestos was already in sharp decline. The peak of asbestos litigation occurred in the 1980s; and by 1991, over 100,000 asbestos cases were pending throughout American courts. While the use of asbestos was phased out decades ago, the implications of this exposure is often only now rearing its head in many former oil and...

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Military Sealift Command

The Military Sealift Command is part of the United States Navy and is the organization responsible for the replenishment and military transport of Navy vessels. The Military Sealift Command is an important part of the Department of Defense and serves an important role in the United States Navy. The Military Sealift Command provides compensation and recovery options to employees injured while working for the organization offshore. If you have been injured in an accident while working for the Military Sealift Command, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Military Sealift Command
The Military Sealift Command is comprised of...

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Mineral Rights

Mineral Rights for Oil and Gas Drilling in Texas
Texas is rich in deposits of oil and natural gas, and as the means to access these deposits improves and as the desire for energy independence increases, a growing number of landowners are receiving inquiries from oil and gas companies regarding access to their mineral rights and properties.
If you’ve been approached about leasing your property, experienced Houston real estate attorney Tony Malley can help you determine your rights and negotiate fair terms that take into account your unique circumstances and needs. Often, landowners are unsure whether they own the rights...

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Misrepresentation of Property

Knowledgeable Houston Real Estate Attorney
When you are on the market to buy a home, you probably try to do research to the best of your ability. Buying a home for you and your family can be one of the greatest investments pf your life, so it is understandable that you would want to consult real estate professionals and other industry insiders to learn whether the property is the perfect fit for you. If a real estate broker or real estate seller has misrepresented the property that you have purchased, then this can constitute an act of negligence.
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Modifications

The modification of a child custody agreement or child support agreement often requires a showing of extraneous circumstances which have occurred since the original agreement was signed. This could be a shift of circumstances of either parent, or the child. While some parents may be able to come to an agreement on their own, others may require the expertise of a family law judge. If you are in the middle of a child support or child custody modification, you may need the assistance of a family law attorney.
Child Support Modification
During instances of child support modification, the court may...

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Motorcycle Accident FAQs

The time directly after a motorcycle accident might be full of chaos, involving police reports, insurance claims, and hospitalization. If you are confused on what your next steps should be after being involved in a serious motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to contact the Malley Law Firm. We have prepared the below questions and answers related to motorcycle accidents to help assist you during this time.
When should I call a lawyer after a motorcycle accident?
The time frame is up to you on when you would like to get an attorney involved with a claim for damages after a...

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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles have been an emblem of the highway and often appeal to distinct personalities who want to experience the freedom of riding the highways with the wind whipping past you. Motorcyclists are aware of the inherent danger in riding motorcycles and often the lack of awareness other drivers pay to motorcycles. However, if you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries.
Motorcycle Accidents in Texas
The Texas Department of Transportation noted that in 2014, approximately 500 fatal accidents occurred on Texas roadways...

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Murphy Oil Corporation

Murphy Oil is a global exploration and production company, with many offshore and onshore operations. The company is divided into two companies: Murphy Exploration & Production Company and Murphy Oil Company Ltd. Murphy Exploration & Production engages in production and exploration activities of natural gas and crude oil around the world.   Murphy Oil Company engages largely in operations in Western and offshore Eastern Canada, through the exploration of natural gas and crude and the extraction of synthetic crude oil from oil sands in Canada.
History and Company Operations
The history of the company dates back to 1907, when oil...

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National Board of Trial Advocacy Certification

ATTORNEY ANTHONY MALLEY, III ACHIEVES BOARD CERTIFICATION IN CIVIL TRIAL LAW BY THE
NATIONAL BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCACY
Houston, Texas – The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Anthony Malley, III of the law firm, Malley Law Firm, PLLC has successfully achieved Board Certification as a civil trial advocate. The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed specifically to create an objective set of standards illustrating an attorney’s experience and expertise in the practice of trial law.
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National Oilwell Varco

National Oilwell Varco is one of the world’s leading oilfield equipment and services providers. The company manufactures equipment and components used in the oil and gas industry. The current strength of the company is in its manufacture of hydraulic fracturing equipment and drill bits. While the company has focused much of its activity on deepwater exploration, the current trend is toward providing equipment to onshore drilling activities.
Corporate Structure and Operations
National Oilwell Varco has divided its services into three different company and business operations. NOV Rig Systems designs and manufactures drilling equipment components for both offshore and onshore operations...

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Noble Energy, Inc.

Noble Energy is one of the leading exploration and production companies, and was one of the original companies to pioneer offshore exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. Since its early days, Noble has been integral in the oil and gas industry and has continued this trend throughout the years, leading to deepwater exploration and production opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico in recent years.
History and Company Structure
Noble Energy was founded by Lloyd Noble over 80 years ago in 1932 as Samedan Oil Corporation in Oklahoma. The company’s primary purpose was the exploration of crude oil and natural gas...

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Non-Compete Agreements

In many businesses of the day, employers seek the enforcement of non-compete agreements. These agreements have the power to stop an individual from working for a new employer. When drafting, defending against, and enforcing a non-compete agreement, you will need to look to a knowledgeable attorney to protect your rights.
Executives and employers can come to Malley Law Firm, PLLC to find out what can be done in their particular situation. As your Houston business litigation attorney, we can discuss the options that you have available. I know how to analyze a non-compete agreement and to use this knowledge to...

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Non-Disclosure and Non-Compete Agreements

Houston Business and Employment Law Attorney
Non-disclosure and non-compete agreements are common business contracts that are intended to protect trade secrets and prevent employees from performing work for or sharing proprietary information with competitors.
If you’re involved in a dispute stemming from a non-disclosure or non-compete agreement, one of the most important things you can do to protect your rights is to consult with an experienced commercial litigation lawyer. Houston Business Law Attorney Tony Malley is committed to helping individuals and businesses who suffer harm when one party breaks a non-disclosure or non-compete agreement.
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Off-Throttle Injuries

Jet skis have been part of American watercraft culture for several decades now. As the popularity of jet skis grew, so did the number of injuries sustained in jet ski accidents. Jet ski operators are often inexperienced drivers who might rent the jet ski for the day, or they may behave in a careless manner, such as through excessive speed or drinking during jet ski operation. If you have been the victim of a jet ski accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Off Throttle Accidents
Jet skis are not necessarily easy watercrafts to operate. A seasoned...

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Oil and Gas Disputes

Representation for Owners, Lessors & Companies
Texas is renowned for its oil, gas, and natural resources. If you are a mineral rights owner or are an oil and gas company involved in a dispute, Malley Law Firm, PLLC can assist you with oil and gas litigation matters. As a knowledgeable Houston business litigation attorney, I can provide effective legal counsel for a range of issues involving oil and gas litigation, such as breach of contract issues, mineral rights disputes, leasing disputes, land-use battles, and operator disputes.
For more information about how we can help you with disputes or oil and...

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Oil Field Accidents

Texas has often been ubiquitous with the oil and gas industry since the discovery of Spindletop over one hundred years ago outside of Beaumont. This ushered in a new era of industry throughout Texas, with families who became wealthy overnight with the discovery of oil and gas under their lands. Since this point, oil and gas has remained a strong part of the Texas economy and even more so in recent years with the development of the Eagle Ford Shale. However, along with the rise in oil field production has also come a rise in oil field accidents and injuries...

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Oil Rig Accidents

Texas has always been a large player in the oil and gas industry, although the recent discoveries in the Eagle Ford Shale have thrust the region as a major player once again in the oil and gas industry. Since the initial discovery in the south Texas region in 2008, all of Texas has experienced a boom in oil and gas production, as well as a corresponding boom in oil field job opportunities. However, along with the increased production has also come the increased potential for oil rig accidents. If you or a loved one have been injured in an oil...

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Oil Rig Fires

Oil Rig Fires
While the oil and gas industry is an inherently dangerous line of work to be in, the most dangerous is by far the hazards of oil rig fires. Oil rig fires frequently lead to oil rig explosions which can injure everyone onboard the oil platform or in the nearby vicinity. If you or a loved one were injured in an oil rig fire, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries.
Oil Rig Fires
Oil rig fires are largely caused by oilfield blowouts. While not as common as they once were, blowouts can still be...

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On the Job Injuries

Workplace injuries can occur in any type of industry. Even the most sedentary office job can lead to severe injuries in unexpected accidents, or even injuries that occur over time, resulting in physical injuries. If you or a loved one have received an on the job injury, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation for your injuries.
On the Job Injuries
On the job accidents are often thought of as accidents which occur in the construction industry (unfortunately part of the federal Bureau of Labor’s “fatal four” industry) or the oil and gas industry. However, while these accidents often...

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Operator Carelessness

The cause of most watercraft accidents are due to watercraft operator carelessness and negligence. Watercraft accidents can typically be easily avoided if certain precautions are taken, including maintaining the recommended speed, keeping aware of all surroundings, and following all state watercraft regulations. Many watercraft operators are not aware of state laws that dictate the use of watercraft and therefore believe that they are not subject to any laws and restrictions. This type of attitude can quickly lead to dangerous conditions and resulting accidents. If you have been injured in a watercraft accident as a result of operator carelessness, you may...

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Orifice Injuries

The spring and summer seasons in Texas often usher in a wave of new watercraft owners and people eager to test out their newest personal watercraft on the many lakes throughout the state. However, unfortunately many of these good intentions result in devastating injuries to the watercraft operator, passengers, and any nearby swimmers. If you or a loved one have experienced orifice injuries after a watercraft accident, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries.
Orifice Injuries
Personal watercraft are each designed in a very similar manner. Jet Skis, Sea Doos, and related watercraft are all propelled by...

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OSHA Regulations

What is OSHA?
Under the Occupational Safety & Hazard Administration (OSHA) Act, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces. OSHA’s mission is to “assure safe and healthful workplaces by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.” By law, employers in the state of Texas must comply with all standards outlined in the OSHA Act and must comply with the General Duty Clause of the OSHA Act. Together, the OSHA Act and its duty clause require that all employers must keep their workplaces free of hazards to their employees’ health and...

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Out-of-State Representation

Houston Probate Lawyer at Malley Law Firm, PLLC
My firm is unique in that I can provide effective representation for individuals and families from out of state. At Malley Law Firm, PLLC, I, Attorney Tony Malley, can offer effective representation for cases involving estate planning and probate litigation. As an experienced litigator and seasoned Houston probate attorney with a proven track record of results, I am frequently trusted to handle all types of litigation issues throughout my home state of Texas and can bring the same level of representation to your case.
I have helped many clients in the past...

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Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act

The borders of the United States are marked according to many geological features, including two large oceans. However, the borders of the United States extend into these oceans per the Outer Continental Shelf. The Outer Continental Shelf offers jurisdiction to the United States and various states for several miles outside the coastline. The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act refers to the extension of federal law to apply to the subsoil and seabed of the Outer Continental Shelf.
What is the Outer Continental Shelf?
The United States and various states along the coast have distinct units of measurement which determine the...

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Overloaded Cargo

Trucking laws regulate the amount of cargo weight tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles can carry and stipulate that loads be evenly distributed. Yet overloaded cargo is among the most common causes of truck and commercial vehicle accidents.
Overloading cargo is one way shipping companies and commercial vehicle drivers attempt to maximize deliveries and, in turn, their profits; unfortunately, this often comes at the expense of the safety of those in passenger vehicles. If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a truck or commercial vehicle accident, Beaumont personal injury attorney Tony Malley may be able to help...

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Override and Underride

Catastrophic Trucking Accidents in Beaumont
Override and underride are frequent occurrences in truck accidents. In an override accident, the front of the truck runs over the vehicle in its path; underride accidents happen when a passenger vehicle slides under a trailer being towed by a semi-truck.
Override and underride truck accidents result in a high rate of severe injuries and fatalities. As with most motor vehicle collisions, negligence is often a factor in override and underride accidents. If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a truck accident caused by a careless driver or negligent trucking company...

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Paralysis

The oil and gas industry is unfortunately more dangerous than a more sedentary desk job. A sudden blow-out could affect dozens of workers, and can lead to catastrophic accidents. Injuries that occur on an oil rig, or in another part of oil and gas extraction can often be traced back to the negligence of the employer. If you or a loved one were paralyzed due to an oil and gas accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Effects of Paralysis
The spinal cord serves a crucial role in the ability of the brain to control the movements...

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Paraplegia

The oil and gas industry has resulted in a boom for states along the Gulf Coast, as offshore oil rigs have proliferated and new drilling techniques have led to further explorations in areas previously unreachable. However, along with this boom in activity comes the unfortunate side effect of accidents and worker injuries. Spinal cord injuries are among the most severe injuries a worker may receive while on and oil rig and can have a devastating impact on their future. If you or a loved one received an injury resulting in paraplegia, you may be entitled to receive compensation.
Paraplegia refers...

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Partnership Disputes

Houston Business Litigation Attorney
From major corporations and Fortune 500 companies to mid-sized and family-owned businesses, I have the legal know-how to represent any type of business. As a seasoned litigator and experienced Houston business litigation lawyer, I know how important productivity is to your business or company. I am aware of the sensitive nature of these types of cases and can handle your dispute with the utmost degree of respect and confidentiality.
Causes of Partnership Disputes & Potential Remedies
Most partnership disputes can be resolved through arbitration and mediation. Minor disputes can be negotiated until the disagreeing parties reach...

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Paternity

The father-child relationship is important for any child and establishes a bond that lasts throughout the child’s life. The inability to experience this bond could lead to issues down the line and a failure to maintain a future relationship. The establishment of paternity is important for a number of reasons, but it mostly ensures the ability to maintain an ongoing relationship with your child and custody agreement. On the other hand, sometimes men may try to claim that paternity does not exist with the child as a way to get out of paying ongoing child support.
Establishing Paternity
Unfortunately, the...

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Pedestrian Accident

Keeping the Roads of Houston Safe for Everyone
Houston is one of America’s most populous cities, and its dense traffic includes pedestrians and bicycles among passenger vehicles, semi-trucks and commercial vehicles.
Traffic accidents that involve pedestrians or bicyclists can result in severe injuries or death to the individual on foot or bike, and these collisions are often the result of negligent passenger or commercial vehicle drivers who fail to notice or properly yield to pedestrians or bicyclists. If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in an accident caused by a careless driver, Houston injury attorney Tony Malley...

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Houston Transvaginal Mesh Attorney
One of the most common uses of transvaginal mesh is the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP), a condition in which one or more of a woman’s pelvic organs drops, or prolapses, and places pressure against the vaginal wall.
Unfortunately, many women who underwent the surgical repair of POP with transvaginal mesh have since suffered severe complications. If you suffered health problems after receiving transvaginal mesh, Houston product liability attorney Tony Malley may be able to help you seek financial compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income and other related damages.
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Personal Injury

The days after an accident are often full of doctor visits, insurance claims, and ongoing stress. The return to a normal way of life seems near impossible with the increasing number of medical bills, weeks off of work, and devastating injuries that could change your way of life. Tony Malley from the Malley Law Firm can assist you during this troubling time, and will work closely with you to assist in getting your life back, starting with filing a claim for damages.
Tort Law
The history of personal injury claims has its roots deep in English tort law. A tort...

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Personal Watercraft Explosions

As with any type of vehicle, personal watercraft have the potential to explode when involved in any type of accident. As the victim of a personal watercraft explosion accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation from the responsible party. While the responsible party is often the driver of the personal watercraft, the responsible party could also be a personal watercraft manufacturer or retailer which sold you a defective product. Contact an experienced watercraft accident attorney shortly after a watercraft explosion to determine the potential recovery.
Personal Watercraft Explosions
The average person often assumes that watercraft explosions are confined to...

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Physical Abuse

Parents often spend weeks, even months, going through the vetting process to enter a daycare after performing weeks of research on the best neighborhood daycare centers. Therefore, it is not surprising how devastating an incidence of daycare abuse can be on a family. An immense sense of guilt often envelopes the parents after they discover their children were victims of daycare abuse at the daycare center they painstakingly picked out. It is important to keep in mind that all daycare abuse is not your fault. The responsible daycare center and its employees should be held liable for their actions.
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Pleural Diseases

Oil and gas workers are frequently subject to extreme conditions, including ongoing exposure to different chemicals and petroleum products. While asbestos has long been known to contribute to severe diseases such as mesothelioma, other chemical and petroleum products may also lead to pleural diseases. Particles of different products may become lodged in the lungs where they dissolve and become absorbed into the pleural space. If you or a loved one have developed a pleural disease after ongoing exposure to dangerous chemicals, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
The pleura is a thin tissue within the lungs...

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Polaris

The manufacture and development of personal watercraft revolutionized the boating and watercraft industry in the 1970s. Watercraft became more affordable and not as bulky, meaning that an average person could own a personal watercraft without leasing out a slip at a marina or taking out a giant loan. However, along with this new step in watercraft came the prevalence of watercraft accidents and injuries stemming from personal watercraft. Personal watercraft do not offer as much protection as a larger boat may offer to its passengers, and therefore any accident on a personal watercraft can have serious and lasting injuries.
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Pool Accidents

Every summer, a new season of water-centered activities emerges which often includes boating, waterparks, and pool-time activities. However, along with this new season comes the added risk of pool accidents, especially to children. While pools are often found in private residential communities, pool accidents can occur at public parks, hotels, or water parks when a supervisor fails to adequately watch swimmers, or other “attractive nuisances” attract a child to a dangerous pool. If you or a loved one have been injured in a pool accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries or your loss.
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Oil and gas injuries do not have to involve solely physical ailments but can also involve psychological distress. Witnessing a terrible accident that tragically takes the life of your coworkers could be a devastating event in your life, leading to years of emotional distress. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a very real disease that can affect any individual after a traumatic accident. If you or a loved one have experienced post-traumatic stress after an oil and gas accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the repercussions of the disorder.
Witnessing a terrible event can have a lasting impact on...

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Practice Areas

Practice Areas
With offices in Houston, Texas, Malley Law Firm represents clients in Harris County and all over Texas.  We will fight for you whether it be a car accident, negligence within a funeral home or business dispute.  If you have been injured or wronged, trust Malley Law Firm to handle your situation conscientiously and with confidence.
The Malley Law Firm handles the following types of cases:

Personal Injury: Including car accidents, truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, product liability, and dog bites. Tony Malley has years of experience in working with his clients to ensure they are adequately...

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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

The terms prenuptial and postnuptial agreements often have a negative connotation, but they are instrumental in protecting property during a marriage, especially a second marriage where property has been earmarked toward children of a prior marriage. Prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements play an important role in marriages involving high net-worth estates and can help guarantee that your children and grandchildren will be provided for in the years to come. You do not want to leave your children with nothing if you were to expectedly pass away. A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement will help provide for your children and will ensure...

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Probate

Will Contests and Probate Disputes in Houston
If you are dealing with a probate matter that leads to a hostile debate of any sort, you will need the assistance of a dedicated Houston probate litigation lawyer from Malley Law Firm, PLLC! Whether you were left out of a will when you should be included or you believe that the estate administrator is not upholding his or her responsibilities, you can count on my firm to help you.
Only certain individuals can take action in probate litigation. Only persons of interest or those who are affected by the outcome of the...

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Probate Litigation

Probate Administration and Litigation in Harris County
Probate in the state of Texas can often be a fairly simple legal process when you have the help of a knowledgeable Houston probate lawyer. Without legal counsel, however, probate can become complicated, and any errors can be costly. When legal dilemmas do arise, my firm can present an effective yet practical resolution customized to your family’s specific needs.
At Malley Law Firm, PLLC, I offer my clients personal, attentive, one-on-one representation. When you hire me, Attorney Tony Malley, you can rest assured that you will be working with an attorney who...

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Product Liability

Our economy has become extremely product driven. We can order items with the click of a button and can have them delivered within 24 hours to our homes. This is a new wave of commerce that has been growing over the last decade. However, with the increased amount of products that are shipped each day to consumers runs the added risk of defective products entering the stream of commerce. Any product defects can have a devastating impact on the end consumer, resulting in severe injuries and even death. If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective...

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Product Liability FAQs

What is product liability?
Product liability is an area of law focused on holding manufacturers responsible for the harm that results when unsafe products reach consumers. Product liability takes into account how a product is designed, tested, manufactured and sold to consumers.
What should I do if I am injured by a potentially defective product?
If you were harmed by a product you believe may be defective, the first step you should take is to seek medical attention. You should also document as much information as you can about the circumstances of your injury, including taking photos or video of...

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Product Recalls

It seems like not a day goes by where we do not hear about the latest product recall. From peanut butter to car seats, product recalls serve to terrify parents across the country. The need for adequate product recall warnings becomes more apparent each day that consumers continue to use products that have displayed tendencies to cause injuries. Unfortunately, one person has to be the first victim who discovers the need for a product recall, after which the manufacturer may decide to issue a recall. During a product liability claim, the existence of a product recall may lead to further...

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Property Management Liability

Dogs are man’s best friend, and this is ever evident on our city streets. In fact, it is a strange day when a dog walker is not present on most streets within Texas. Unfortunately, not every dog owner takes the appropriate measures to train their dogs and to discipline their dogs, which can result in serious attacks. If you or a loved one have been injured in a dog bite attack which occurred on another’s property, you may be entitled to bring a claim for damages against the responsible party.
Dog Bite Laws in Texas
While some states have a...

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Property Settlements

During a divorce, the hardest part is often the dissolution of the marital relationship. Along with the emotional toll on both individuals comes the financial repercussions, including the division of property. While Texas is a community property state, this has a unique impact on the type of property both parties hold before, during, and after a marriage. If you are going through a divorce and have questions regarding the division of property and property settlements, do not hesitate to contact an experienced family law attorney.
Community Property
Texas is a community property state, which means that all property acquired during...

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Protecting Injured Riders' Rights

Unfortunately, a motorcyclist can do everything in their power to avoid an accident but may still find themselves lying in an emergency room after a motor vehicle driver abruptly changes lanes or makes an unprecedented maneuver leading to a collision. There are several important things to keep in mind after a motorcycle accident that will help protect your rights as an injured rider.

Avoid Speaking with Insurance Company Representatives

One of the biggest mistakes you can make after a motorcycle accident is speaking with the responsible party’s insurance company. Insurance companies are in the business of making money and will...

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Public Vessels Act

The United States Constitution was instrumental in many things: it established a system of government for a new, fledgling country, and additionally established a uniform set of federal laws. Maritime law was enacted as part of this new Constitution and the sovereign immunity of the United States was made part of the Constitution. However, based on the Public Vessels Act, the sovereign immunity of the United States no longer extends to maritime lawsuits regarding incidents caused by public vessels. If you have been injured in an accident involving a public vessel, contact an experienced maritime professional who can determine the...

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Quadriplegia

The increased oil and gas activity in the Gulf Coast region due to technological advances has offered thousands of jobs to people throughout the area. While the industry has experienced a boom, the industry is not without risks. Careers in oil and gas are very different from a desk job and often involve handling heavy machinery. If you or a loved one have received a devastating injury leading to quadriplegia, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
The spinal cord plays a crucial role in our body’s functions, and even the slightest injury to the spinal cord...

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Railroad Accidents

The expansion of the United States out west would not have been possible if not for the advent of the railroad. Towns cropped up all along the country as railroad depots, and the railroad offered a safer and more efficient means of travel throughout the country. It would have been nearly impossible to develop the western half of the country without the use of railroads. While the use of railroads in public transportation has dwindled in recent years, railways play a pivotal role in the transportation of products, especially oil and gas, throughout the United States. The failure of ongoing...

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Railroad Injury

Board Certified to Help You Successfully Pursue Compensation
Working for a railroad company can present many job-related hazards. If you have been injured in a railroad accident or if you have lost a loved one because of workplace negligence, consult a Houston personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. When you are hurt on the job because of some form of company negligence, my firm works hard to secure just compensation for you.
I have had the privilege of representing hardworking Americans throughout my home state of Texas and across the nation. I am board certified in personal injury trial...

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Real Estate

The purchase of real estate is an exciting time in any person’s life, whether it be the first purchase or the twentieth. However, real estate can also be full of legal issues, regardless of the size of the tract of land. Even the smallest residential property can hold an easement which has long gone unrecognized. If you are experiencing any real estate issues with the purchase or sale of property, or simply the ongoing maintenance of property, do not hesitate to contact an experienced real estate expert.
Texas Real Estate
Texas is the largest state in the contiguous United States...

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Real Estate Negligence

Representation from a Real Estate Lawyer in Houston
Few things are more exciting than buying a home. Owning one’s home is part of the American dream, after all, and finally having one’s own claim to real estate can be the ultimate sense of gratification and accomplishment. It is understandably upsetting, therefore, to find out later that your home has significant defects or problems when it seems too late to have them addressed by the seller.
Examples of Real Estate Negligence
Real estate brokers who represent buyers and sellers are required to provide accurate information regarding the condition of...

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Rear-End Collisions

Nearly every morning, the local news reports about the details of the most recent tragic car accident that has claimed the lives of residents. Car accidents have become so commonplace that the question is no longer “if I get into a car accident,” but “when I get into a car accident.” Despite the frequency of car accidents, many victims who sustain serious injuries in car accidents end up walking away with only a small portion of what they are entitled to receive after the accident. If you or a loved one have been injured in a rear-end collision...

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Reckless and Aggressive Driving

Driver’s education courses often caution young drivers against driving while aggravated or upset, as this can frequently lead to dangerous driving conditions. However, few adults heed these words of caution, especially in the decades which follow driver’s ed courses. Road rage incidents and reckless driving can lead to very serious injuries for everyone involved. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by reckless or aggressive driving, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Texas Reckless Driving Statistics
The term “reckless” in the legal sense, can encompass many different types of behavior...

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Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents are some of the most life altering crashes and can lead to extensive injuries and recovery time. While rollover accidents are not as common as ordinary “fender-benders,” they do occur on a regular basis and can shatter a family’s life in the blink of an eye. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a rollover accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the resulting injuries.
Rollover Accident Occurrences and Statistics
In 2002, the U.S. Department of Transportation put together a comprehensive report of the characteristics of fatal rollover crashes, in an...

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Royalty Dispute

Houston Oil & Gas Attorney
In today’s farming economy, many landowners have turned away from using their land to grow crops or raise cattle in favor of allowing oil and gas companies to drill for fuel on their property in exchange for royalty payments. The contracts owners have entered into are complex and hardly understandable to the layperson.
After receiving sizable payments for a period of time, many landowners experience sticker shock when receiving their monthly royalty checks. Oil and gas companies are notorious for withholding payments due to unspecified gathering costs and other incidental charges associated with drilling...

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Same Sex Marriage

The United States issued a landmark opinion is Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26, 2015. The ruling provided same sex couples with the opportunity to marry in any state in the country, including Texas, which historically prohibited same sex marriage. Along with the equality that the ruling provided for same sex couples, came the obvious increase in same sex divorce throughout Texas and the many other states that previously disallowed same sex marriage. The right of same sex couples to marry also guarantees same sex couples the right to a divorce. Contact an experienced family law attorney if you are...

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Sea-Doo Accidents

The Sea-Doo personal watercraft are some of the most popular watercraft in the United States. Every summer, thousands of Americans embark on summer vacations alongside lakes, rivers, and beaches. Many of these vacations involve the promise of watercraft excursions and activities. Unfortunately, accidents involving Sea-Doos have become all too common on many of these vacations. If you have been the victim of a Sea-Doo accident, do not hesitate to contact an experienced watercraft accident attorney.
Sea-Doo Accidents
A Sea-Doo is the brand of a type of personal watercraft manufactured Bombardier Recreational Products. Many of the current Sea-Doo models offer three-seat...

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Sea-Doo Colon Injuries

Sea-Doos are a popular form of personal watercraft, with the use of Sea-Doos rising during summer months. Many water-loving people enjoy taking their Sea-Doo out on the nearby lake, river, or other waterway during the hot summer months. However, this fun experience can quickly turn dangerous when certain factors are put into play. If you or a loved one have experienced a colon injury as the result of a Sea-Doo accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
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Bombardier Recreational Products began producing motor vehicles over 70 years ago, although only began manufacturing personal watercraft in the...

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Seaman Injury

Seamanship is a skill that has been in existence for hundreds of years. The Vikings were amazing seaman who were able to reach the Mediterranean and even North America, hundreds of years before the first Spaniards reached the shores. This seamanship culture has continued through a millennia of different civilizations, countries, and traditions, leading to modern seaman. While seamanship has expanded from its in initial goal of finding a “new world,” seaman still have the same inherent risks in their job as they did hundreds of years ago. If you or a loved one were injured during the course...

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Seaman Qualification

The word “seaman” has been ubiquitous with ships and vessels for hundreds of years. While the term seaman was always analogous to sailors onboard a vessel, it has required a deep analysis by various courts throughout the country to determine the true definition to fit within the Jones Act. If you were injured while onboard a vessel, you may be entitled to bring a claim under a federal act for your injuries.
What is a Seaman?
The Jones Act allows a seaman to recover against their employer for injuries received while working onboard the vessel. The Supreme Court has developed...

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Seaman's Rights

Like any ordinary onshore worker, seaman are also at risk of serious injury during the course of their work. The only difference between onshore employees and seaman is the location of their work. However, there should not be any additional difference in the amount each worker is eligible to receive after a work-related injury. Seaman are also employed and are at risk of serious accidents and injuries, potentially even more so than the typical office-worker. However, state law often does not extend to some of the waterways where seaman may work. Therefore, federal Acts often provide relief for seaman. If...

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Seller/Broker Mistakes

Uniquely Experienced Houston Real Estate Lawyer
Due to the complex nature of real estate transactions, mistakes and oversights can happen. As an experienced Houston real estate lawyer and a licensed real estate broker, I have represented clients in nearly every type of real estate negligence case. Combined with my unique insight into the law and real estate transactions, I know how to spot when an honest mistake was made or when a mistake was made because of negligence or fraud. If a broker or seller’s mistakes has cost you money or other damages, these acts of negligence must be...

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Sellers' Errors

Houston Real Estate Lawyer
If a seller has made an error that has directly caused you harm, damages, or injuries, you may have grounds to take legal action. Hire a skilled Houston real estate attorney to represent you! My firm, Malley Law Firm, PLLC, works hard to ensure that you do not have to suffer the consequences that a seller’s mistakes have unreasonably inflicted upon you.
My experience and knowledge of real estate law is enriched by the following:

Involvement with the Texas Land Broker’s Association
Licensed as a real estate broker by the Texas Real Estate Commission...

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Separate Accounts Do Not Mean Separate Money for Divorce

“What’s Mine is Yours.” These words should be taken quite literally when it comes to marriage in the state of Texas. Texas is a community property state, which means that any income or property (for the most part) that a spouse acquires during the marriage is labelled as “community property.” This means that in the case of a divorce, each spouse gets approximately half of the community property in a just and right division administered by the divorce court.
That secret account you’ve been putting your paycheck into while married? Community Property. That boat you bought with money...

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Signs of Daycare Abuse

Daycares often represent a welcome refuse for parents who place their children in the hands of worth individuals while they have to spend the day in their offices. Parents often go through a great deal of trouble in researching daycare centers and interviewing the staff, often waiting on months-long waitlists to get into their preferred daycare. It is therefore a nightmare situation when these parents determine that their child has been the subject of daycare abuse from these employees who were so carefully scrutinized during the search process. If your child was the victim of daycare abuse, you may be...

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Single Vehicle Accidents

While most car accidents often appear to be the result of one vehicle careening into another, many accidents are also single vehicle accidents. These are often the most heartbreaking types of accidents since they are typically caused by driver distraction or intoxication. The passengers in any car are subject to the mindset of the driver, and if they misjudged the intoxication effects, they may unfortunately fall victim to serious injuries. If you or a loved one have been injured in a single vehicle accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation from the driver for any injuries.
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Speeding

It seems like every time you enter a roadway, there is often a speeding vehicle that takes you by surprise – either speeding up alongside you or behind you, eager to pass. Most drivers recognize the danger that speeding presents, and will hurry to get out of the way of these dangerous drivers before they cause an accident. Unfortunately for many drivers, it is nearly impossible to avoid an accident when one vehicle is speeding. If you or a loved one have been injured in a speeding accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
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Spinal Cord Injuries

The sight of personal watercraft whizzing along the water is a common sight on any major lake or waterway throughout Texas in the summertime. However, unfortunately nearly almost as common is the prevalence of watercraft accidents that often occur during the summer months as well. Watercraft accidents can lead to devastating spinal cord injuries which have longlasting effects on the quality of life for victims of the accident.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries affect roughly 12,000 people each year, many resulting in paralysis. Spinal cord injuries are defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “an...

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Spinal Cord Injury

Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer for SCI Cases
A spinal cord injury can cause a permanent loss of bodily functions and mobility to victims, and they can have an overwhelming emotional and financial impact on victims’ families.
Beaumont injury attorney Tony Malley understands that no amount of money can reverse the damage of spinal cord injuries, but Mr. Malley can help you pursue the financial compensation you and your family need for medical expenses, lifestyle modifications and general peace of mind.
Spinal Cord Injury Causes
Spinal cord injuries are most often the result of a sudden, forceful impact that jars...

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Spousal Support

Texas is one of the few states which does not necessarily have set guidelines for providing spousal support. While spousal support and alimony payments were often considered a routine part of divorce in most states. However, since this point in time, many states have decided to dispose of the need for alimony payments, although Texas was one state which never saw a need for such payments. Community property states often do not allow for alimony payments or spousal maintenance due to the division of property.
Texas Alimony
The allowance of post-divorce alimony was considered to be unconstitutional under the Texas...

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SSRI Injury

Want to sue for antidepressant side-effects?
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a class of drugs commonly prescribed for the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder among other conditions. As the popularity and sheer number of SSRI medications have grown, increasing evidence indicates that women who take these dangerous drugs during pregnancy increase their infants’ risk for birth defects and other health problems.
If you took an SSRI medication during pregnancy and your child was born with birth defects or other associated medical issues, Houston product liability attorney Tony Malley is ready to listen to...

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Stress Urinary Incontinence

Houston Transvaginal Mesh Injury Lawyer
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a condition in which a woman experiences an involuntary leakage of urine, typically during strenuous physical activity, as a result of excessive pressure on the bladder. In recent years, SUI has been widely treated with transvaginal mesh.
Although transvaginal mesh was initially thought to be a more durable option than other treatment methods for SUI, it has since been linked to a number of severe health complications. If you suffered harmful side-effects after receiving transvaginal mesh for SUI, Houston product liability attorney Tony Malley may be able to help you...

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Suits Affecting the Parent Child Relationship

Suits affecting the parent child relationship, or SAPCRs, involve the appointment of a conservator of the child, the access to or support of the child, and establishes termination of a parent child relationship. While the term SAPCR is more of a procedural legal term, it is important to bring a suit in the manner dictated by Texas law to ensure that you continue to receive access to or support for your child. An experienced family law attorney can assist you in determining the appropriate venue, parties, and timing for a SAPCR.
Bringing a SAPCR
A SAPCR must be brought in...

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Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Houston Injury Attorney Discusses Common Signs of TBI
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are severe brain injuries that are generally caused by an external impact that results in the brain colliding with the interior of the skull. Although the effects of TBIs are sometimes temporary, TBIs are often fatal and many TBI survivors sustain long-term impairments or permanent disability.
If you or a family member suffered a brain injury due to the negligence of another, Houston brain injury attorney Tony Malley may be able to help you pursue financial compensation, including money for medical costs, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and...

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Termination of Parental Rights

Courts are very much in favor of awarding joint custodial rights to both parents during a custody battle, even a heated custody battle. It is very difficult to lose parental rights, and when it does happen, it should only be in the most extreme cases. If you have lost your parental rights during a child custody dispute, do not hesitate to contact an experienced family law attorney. The longer you delay, the more time may pass without access to your child.
Parental Rights
The rights of a parent relate to issues of child custody. Parents are afforded the following rights...

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Termite Inspector Error or Negligence

Real Estate Attorney in Houston
Termites can be devastating to the fundamental structural supports of your home, and extermination costs are not cheap. This type of problem is exactly why the state of Texas recommends that all home buyers consider investing in a termite inspection for a property in which they are interested. If the termite inspector fails to adequately do his or her job, however, you may be left with the resulting damages – and the bill.
If you have been forced to deal with the financial repercussions of someone else’s negligence, you can potentially take legal action...

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Texas Car Accident Statistics

Each year, the Texas Department of Transportation chronicles several reports which detail the car accidents in urban and rural areas of the state. These reports are meant to highlight changes from year to year, as well as encourage legislators and law enforcement to strive to make changes in the appropriate problem areas. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Texas Car Accident Statistics
In 2014, the Texas Department of Transportation noted an approximately four percent increase in the number of traffic fatalities from 2013...

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Texting Accidents

When Henry Ford created his first Model T, his thoughts never strayed to the possibility of the modern vehicle, must less to the dangers of driver distraction. His sole goal was to create an alternate mode of transportation. However, over the past century, driver distractions have increased in prevalence, and none so much as the smart phone. Drivers have always had to be cautious of the inner-car behavior of other drivers on the highways, but at least once a day we all glimpse a driver texting away on their smart phone while driving. If you or a loved one have...

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Texting-Related Truck Accidents

The advent of mobile phones and eventually smart phones has ushered in a new wave of technological improvements, but has also ushered in a great many road hazards. It is difficult to drive one mile without seeing a drive on their phone – whether talking into the phone, looking up GPS coordinates, or texting. Smart phones have created dangerous situations for all drivers on the roadways, and none more so than the drivers who share the road with truck drivers who are utilizing their mobile devices. If you or a loved one were injured in a truck accident caused by...

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The One Bite Rule

Dogs are a relatively friendly species of pets and have been domesticated over the millennia to live side by side with humans. Unfortunately, certain dog breeds are more prone to violence than others, although most dogs within these breeds never indicate underlying violent tendencies. On the other hand, there are dog breeds that are not known for violence, although individual dogs may exhibit violent tendencies. Dogs are unpredictable which makes it all the more frightening when a dog lunges at your toddler while on a walk. Most Texas cities have “leash laws” in place in an attempt to prevent dangerous...

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Tired Drivers

Tired truck drivers are unfortunately frequently spotted on roadways. While federal and state regulations, and companies alike, have tried to curb the incidence of drowsiness on the roadways, truck drivers continue to work longer hours than they are allotted and do not take as many breaks as they should between shifts. The lack of rest and adequate sleep often presents dangerous situations to other drivers on the road, especially given the weight of the vehicles the tired drivers are controlling. If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident caused by tired driving, you may be...

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Tornado Damage

Houston Homeowners Insurance Attorney
Most of Texas sits in the heart of Tornado Alley, the swath of the United States in which tornadoes occur with the greatest frequency; in fact, according to the National Climatic Data Center, Texas has experienced more reported tornadoes than any other state.
Because of the frequency of tornadoes in Texas and the destruction they can cause, many homeowners choose to add tornado coverage to their homeowners insurance policies. Unfortunately, it is after large-scale disasters such as tornadoes that some insurance providers utilize unethical methods in order to limit what they must otherwise pay their policyholders...

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Tortious Interference with a Contract

Business Litigation Lawyer in Houston, Texas
As a seasoned litigator and Houston business litigation attorney, I have experience providing effective and persuasive representation for businesses, companies, and entrepreneurs in Houston, Beaumont, and other areas throughout my home state of Texas. With my knowledge of business law and other corporate matters, I can help you through various challenges that can affect any type of business. Consult my firm, Malley Law Firm, PLLC, if you have been involved in any type of dispute regarding a business contract in Texas.
Contracts Are the Foundation of Any Business Relationship
In any type of professional...

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Trade Secrets

Intellectual Property Lawyer in Houston
Protecting trade secrets is vital to a wide variety of businesses, from technology firms to oil and gas companies to manufacturers of consumer products and beyond. In order to protect trade secrets and prevent employees and competitors from using proprietary information for their own benefit, many businesses employ contracts such as nondisclosure and noncompete agreements.
If you believe trade secrets or other intellectual property have been compromised by a party who broke a nondisclosure or noncompete agreement, Houston commercial litigation attorney Tony Malley may be able to help you protect your rights, halt the release...

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Transvaginal Mesh

Injury Claims for Transvaginal Mesh Patients in Houston
Women who suffer from POP (Pelvic Organ Prolapse) or SUI (Stress Urinary Incontinence) are treated by a surgical procedure to repair the condition. In recent years, the use of transvaginal mesh in these surgeries has become common, and the mesh was touted as being less-invasive, and to result in longer-lasting results for these conditions. As time passed, it became clear that there were many women who suffered very serious complications from the use of transvaginal mesh used in surgery. The mesh has in many cases, moved, hardened or eroded, creating serious medical...

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Traumatic Brain Injury

Compensation for Concussion and TBI Victims in Texas
If you are trying to cope with the aftermath of an accident that resulted in serious brain damage, you need to take legal action to right the wrongs that have been done to you. I understand that there will be many immediate needs that must be assessed in a case of traumatic brain injury (TBI). From medical attention to legal representation, I completely understand that there are few aspects of a person’s life that a TBI will not affect.
As a knowledgeable Beaumont personal injury attorney, I have experience representing victims...

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Trial Attorney in Top One Percent

Member of the Nation’s Top One Percent
Tony Malley has been selected as a Member of the Nation’s Top One Percent for the second year in a row by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
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Truck Accident Insurance Claims

A heavy truck accident can happen in the blink of an eye. Once a truck crosses the median or hits an object in the road, it can be difficult for the truck to maintain its composure, and an accident follows shortly after. While the accident itself is surely the most traumatic part of the incident, the aftermath of the accident, including recovery time and filing claims for any injuries, is the event that often takes the most time and stress to complete. If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, a personal injury attorney can...

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Truck Accidents

The early days of the car as a motor vehicle also dictated the need for large trucks, mostly to provide a method to haul the new motor vehicles across the country. From this point on, trucks have become a way of life for all of us throughout the United States. They are integral in ensuring that our grocery stores are stocked, that gas stations have enough fuel, and that utility service providers are able to get to your house to fix issues. However, trucks also are responsible for daily accidents throughout Texas and this number is only increasing as trucks...

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Truck Cargo Issues

Truck accidents have become more common throughout Texas as the number of trucks on the road has increased. While the increased activity in south Texas as a result of oil and gas exploration has led to an increased number of jobs and a boom in the Texas economy, the activity has also increased the number of trucks on the road. The number of rural truck accidents has increased dramatically since 2008, and accidents which are heightened by truck cargo or caused by truck cargo have increased as well. If you or a loved one were injured in a truck accident...

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Truck Driver Substance Abuse

The multitude of trucks on the road throughout the state are often worrisome enough, without having to worry about the possibility that one of the drivers is currently taking some type of substance. Unfortunately, the prevalence of truck drivers who are under the influence of an illegal substance has increased in recent years, and creates dangerous situations for all drivers on the roads. If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident caused by driver substance abuse, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries.
Truck Driver Substance Abuse
Recent studies have indicated that...

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Trust Litigation

Houston Probate Lawyer Representing Trustees in Texas
Few things are more heartbreaking and upsetting than dealing with the death of a loved one. The last thing you want is to have to deal with additional legal dilemmas and headaches. If you are involved in a heated legal battle with family members regarding trusts or other probate issues, do not proceed with any aspect or estate administration or probate until you have secured legal assistance from a Houston probate attorney. As an experienced litigator, I, Attorney Tony Malley, know exactly what is on the line for you and can represent your...

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Types of Daycare Abuse

Daycare abuse is unfortunately a common occurrence throughout the daycare system. This is a terrifying fact to discover as a parent. Most parents are already overwhelmed with guilt at dropping their child off every day (especially when the child cries after each drop off), but the discovery of daycare abuse causes even further anxiety. It is important to keep in mind that any form of daycare abuse was not the result of your decision to place your child in daycare, but is the result of the actions of select individuals. It is important that these individuals be held responsible for...

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Types of Injuries

Dog attacks are unfortunately increasingly common throughout our neighborhoods and can be easily preventable. The elderly and the very young are the most at risk in case of severe dog attacks and can sustain long-lasting and even life-shattering injuries from one dog bite attack. If you or a loved one were injured in a dog bite attack, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Types of Dog Bite Injuries
Dog bite injuries can range in classification, from very mild to extremely severe. The more severe injuries could lead to loss of limb or even loss of life...

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Types of Injuries Relating to the Oil & Gas Industry

Types of Injuries
After a severe accident on an oil rig, you may feel as though your career and financial well-being is jeopardized forever, in addition to your physical health. While oil rig accidents may be debilitating, they are not a reason to give up. There are many state and federal protections put in place to protect oil rig workers. An experienced oil and gas injury attorney can assist you in walking through these statutes and determining which law your claim will fall within.
Unfortunately, injuries sustained through the oil and gas industry can range from minimal to fatal. The...

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Types of Manufacturers

Watercraft injuries unfortunately occur in each body of water throughout the country.  The most careful watercraft operators may become the victims of a watercraft accident due to the negligent manufacture of trusted watercraft brands.  While there is little you can do to prevent a watercraft accident due to a manufacturing error or defect, you may still be able to recover for injuries received in a watercraft accident based on the type of manufacturer.
Defective Products
Defective products most often occur as an error in the manufacturing plant.  The manufacturers hold a duty of care to all end...

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Types of Watercraft Injuries

Many of the best memories during summer break (or even winter break if you are lucky to live in a warmer climate) involve time spent on different watercraft. This includes sail boats, pontoon boats, and jet-skis. However, these memories can be forever traumatized if a terrible watercraft accident occurs and injures those enjoying the watercraft. Watercraft injuries can be quite severe due to the size of the watercraft and the speed with which many of them travel. If you have been injured in a watercraft accident, it is important to speak with an experienced watercraft injury attorney as soon as...

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Types of Work-Related Accidents

Accidents can occur at any workplace, regardless of occupation, and can range from falls to chemical spills. Texas offers protection to workers who are victims of work-related accidents in the form of workers’ compensation claims. Most employers in Texas are part of the workers’ compensation system, and as such, are legally required to provide their employees with medical care or reimbursement, as well as wage reimbursement, after a work-related accident. If you or a loved one have experienced a type of work-related accident, you may be entitled for compensation for your medical care or lost wages resulting from your injuries...

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Underpayment of Royalties

The oil and gas industry is alive and well throughout the state of Texas and seems to expand every day. As such, new oil and gas lease agreements are signed and documented each day, detailing the provisions between an oil and gas company and a landowner or royalty interest owner. These lease agreements serve the same role as any other business contract, including the addition of implied duties on the part of an oil and gas company. One of these important duties is the payment of royalties. If you believe an oil and gas company has underpaid the proper royalties...

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Uninsured Motorists

A car accident is upsetting enough to your average day, but add to that the potential of an uninsured motorist who slammed into your car, and you are looking at a downright terrible day. Most minor car accidents and fender benders are easily resolved by the trading of insurance information, especially when the damage is minimal. However, when facing more extreme damage and injuries, an uninsured motorist can prevent the victim from recovering the full amount of damages they are entitled to receive. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident and have been unable...

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Unknown Joint Owner of Land

Unknown Landowner
People move, marry, and pass away as time passes.  Oftentimes, an owner of real property cannot find another owner who you know may have ownership interest.  Identifying the rightful owners of land can be a problem after people die and proper records are not kept showing who inherited the real property ownership.  Texas provides a procedure for addressing these issues after you file a petition to partition the real property.  The person who files the partition is called the petitioner or plaintiff.
Due Diligence Affidavit
The petitioner or her attorney may make an affidavit swearing under oath that the...

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Unrealistic Schedules

When Truckers Take Dangerous Risks to Meet the Schedule
Trucking companies and truck drivers sometimes emphasize profit over safety and engage in negligent behavior that can lead to accidents; one method they use to maximize deliveries and revenue is to impose unrealistic schedules.
Truck and commercial vehicle accidents can be especially hazardous to those in passenger vehicles due to the massive size and weight disparity. If you were injured or a family member was killed in a truck or commercial vehicle accident, Beaumont truck accident attorney Tony Malley may be able to help you pursue financial compensation for medical expenses...

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Vessel Arrest

A vessel is similar to any other property a person may own, such as a house or a car, albeit much larger. Similar to a house or a car, a vessel may be foreclosed upon if the owner falls behind in their payments or may be used as collateral if the owner owes an amount to a creditor. A creditor may take legal action to collect the vessel as a form of payment. If you believe that an invalid vessel arrest occurred to your ship, do not hesitate to contact an experienced maritime professional.
Vessel Arrest
Vessels are subject to...

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Violation of Safety Regulations

Violation of Safety Regulations
Offshore work in the oil and gas industry is often dangerous enough without the added inclusion of violations of safety regulations. Oil rig workers often must place their full faith and protection in the hands of their coworkers and their employers, believing that everyone has been appropriately trained and all equipment has been properly inspected. However, accidents do happen while offshore, although many are preventable. Therefore, oil rig workers may often recover damages stemming from their injuries from their employer based on federal maritime law.
Oil Rig Explosions
Oil rig explosions are often the result of...

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WARN Act

Protections Afforded to Employees Throughout Texas
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act was specifically implemented to protect workers, families, and communities. Under the WARN Act, most employers with 100 or more employees are required to provide notification to employees of any planned closings or layoffs. Employers must provide notice at least 60 calendar days advance notice to ensure the financial safety of employees. Employees who are protected under the WARN Act can include managers, supervisors, and hourly or salaried workers.
Have you been unlawfully laid off?
If you have been laid off without warning and through no fault...

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Watercraft Accidents

The summer ushers in a carefree atmosphere with plans of traveling to a lake or river to enjoy time on the family watercraft. Unfortunately, accidents are becoming increasingly common which occur due to watercraft operator negligence of defective watercraft components. IF you or a loved one have been involved in a watercraft accident resulting in injuries, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries.
Watercraft Accidents
Watercraft accidents unfortunately occur more regularly than you would think. Watercraft accidents are frequently the fault of an inexperienced watercraft operator who was trusted behind the wheel without proper training. The popularity...

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WaveRunner Accidents

The Yamaha WaveRunner is a popular sight during summer months along waterways of the state and gives off the carefree vibe of summer relaxation. However, this relaxation can quickly turn to terror in the event of a catastrophic WaveRunner accident. If you or a loved one have been injured after a WaveRunner accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Yamaha WaveRunner
Yamaha introduced their newest product, the WaveRunner, in 1986. Since this time, the personal watercraft phase has skyrocketed, along with many different models of the WaveRunner. While the popularity of the Yamaha WaveRunner increased, so...

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Welcome to ABOTA!

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Anthony Malley, III has been elected as a member into the American Board of Trial Advocates based on nomination and extremely stringent qualifications.
ABOTA’s membership constitutes a “who’s who” of trial lawyers in the U.S. ABOTA is an invitation-only organization and elects only the most qualified trial lawyers and judges in America as members. These individuals must have tried at least twenty civil jury trials in order to be nominated by their peers. Once nominated, these lawyers and judges are evaluated under strict qualifications such as high personal character, honorable reputation and...

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What are the Rights of a Joint Owner/Co-Owner of Land in Texas?

Jointly owning land can sometimes seem like a risky process, but comes with many benefits at the same time. Most spouses and business partners choose to own land jointly to reduce the burden of legal issues or fees.
Spousal Co-Ownership
Texas is a community property state, which means that any assets or property a spouse acquires during the marriage will be considered jointly owned unless there is proof to the contrary. Spouses may wish to separately own property or to specifically provide that their share of the community estate will be divided in a certain manner. If one spouse decides...

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What Do I Need for My Claim?

Effective Legal Counsel from a Houston Real Estate Lawyer
If you have been the victim of real estate negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, property misrepresentation, or any other act of real estate negligence or fraud, you could be experiencing feelings of confusion and anger. Many different concerns may go through your mind, and it can be hard to determine where you need to start to address the problems stemming from a real estate law violation. One of the first steps you should take is to consult a skilled and knowledgeable Houston real estate attorney.
With effective legal...

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What Is a Barge?

Texas maritime law covers a host of different ships, ranging from tankers, to naval vessels, to tugboats, to barges. Barges are some of the more common types of vessels viewed on state and federal waterways since they are the vessels which often ship goods throughout the country as well as to different nations. However, since these vessels are so common, they unfortunately are involved in many different vessel accidents leading to maritime claims in federal courts.
What is a Barge?
A barge is a long, flat-bed ship which transports goods throughout rivers, canals, and other waterways and is often towed...

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What Is A Certificate of Inspection?

Hundreds of years ago, vessels had to pass certain inspections before setting sail on the high seas. These vessels eventually found their way to new continents and led to modern civilization as we know it. Since this point, maritime law has progressed immensely to cover incidents which occur at sea, whether caused by sailors and workers, or the craftsmanship of the vessel itself. A certificate of inspection is one way to guarantee that no defective components exist on a vessel prior to shipping away from shore.
Certificate of Inspection
The United States Code defines a certificate of inspection as the...

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What Is A Containership?

Vessels have evolved to a point where there are a number of different types found all around the world. Gone are the days of a simple caravels in the fifteenth century. Modern society has a need for ships of all shapes and sizes, including containerships. However, despite the evolution of containerships and vessels of all types, collisions and allisions continue to occur on a daily basis, as well as other accidents that could lead to serious injuries. If you or a loved one have been injured while onboard a containership, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries...

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What Is A Crew Boat?

Maritime law is a unique subset of federal and state law which provides recovery for employees who work aboard seafaring vessels. One such vessel is a crew boat, which serves the important role of transporting crew to and from their job sites. If you or a loved one have been injured while onboard a crew boat, you may be able to recovery for your injuries under one of the applicable federal acts.
What is a Crew Boat?
A crew boat serves an important role in the offshore business, and transports crew, cargo, and supplies to and from offshore oil platforms...

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What Is a Crewmember?

Offshore workers have a difficult job, regardless of the vessel they are currently on. Crewmembers have signed up to work several weeks offshore, followed by several weeks at home with family. This means that they are often gone during some of the pivotal soccer games, graduations, and anniversaries. Crewmembers give up a lot to be able to work offshore, and therefore should be able to take advantage of compensation claims after an accident occurs at sea.
What is a Crewmember?
Similar to a sailor or seaman, a crewmember refers to a person who works onboard a vessel. The label of...

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What Is a Longshoreman?

Workers in offshore businesses include a variety of positions, both off and onshore. While the majority of workers attend to business on the high seas, there are many who remain on land and are in charge of ensuring the vessel meets all inspection standards and all items are appropriately loaded onto the vessel. If you or a loved one have been injured while working as a longshoreman, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
What is a Longshoreman?
A longshoreman, also known as a stevedore, is a waterfront worker who is in charge of loading and unloading...

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What is a PIP Claim and How Do I File One?

Personal Injury Protection (known as PIP coverage) is medical coverage included under an insured’s automobile insurance policy. PIP provides reimbursement for medically necessary expenses related to injuries caused by a covered automobile accident. An insurance claim made under PIP coverage is a PIP claim. PIP coverage varies depending on who your insurance company is. Further, you can still use PIP coverage if you were injured in someone else’s car while they were driving and they have a different insurer and policy. When you use another person’s PIP coverage, you are said to be on “borrowed coverage.” In Texas, PIP...

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What Is a Seaman?

Working on a vessel or offshore platform is a different experience than any land position may offer. Offshore work is subject to change at the drop of a storm and requires all workers to remain on guard 24/7, even while technically off their shift. While seaman and related workers are usually on a hitch for only a few weeks at a time, this hitch is often more stressful than the typical 8 hour workday. If you or a loved one have been injured while onboard a vessel, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
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What Is a Tug or Tugboat?

Tugs or tugboats serve a vital role in vessel and offshore operations. Tugboats provide much needed assistance to larger vessels or oil rigs which need to move through narrow bodies of water. Tugboats also provide assistance to large vessels which cannot move on their own, such as disabled ships/platforms or barges. Tugboats are quite powerful for their size and some are ocean-going. There are three major types of tugboats, including the following:

Ocean-going tugboat
Harbor tugboat
River tugboat

Each type of tugboat handles vessels in its unique area. River tugboats are the type of tugboats most people think of since...

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What Is an Allision?

Similar to car accidents, vessels can have accidents at sea as well, including the same types of negligent causes. Vessel operators are often held to a higher standard of care than the ordinary car driver since they are not only in charge of a much larger vehicle but also due to the fact that any impact can have repercussions on hundreds of people. If you have been involved in an allision, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries.
What is an Allision?
An allision is a maritime term, referring to the striking of a vessel against a...

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What is FELA?

Houston Railroad Accident Lawyer Explains FELA
The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) is a federal law that passed in 1908 and is designed to provide railroad workers with benefits when they suffer job-related injuries. Family members of those who died in railroad accidents may also seek compensation through FELA claims.
Although FELA is similar in intent to Workers’ Compensation, it is administered differently, provides varying benefits and has separate eligibility requirements. If you were injured in a railroad accident caused by faulty equipment, the negligence of the railroad company or the recklessness of another employee, Houston FELA attorney Tony Malley...

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What To Do

Child abuse is one of the most horrific things that can occur to your child in their young life. Incidents of child abuse go largely unrecognized for years at a time since children are often unable to adequately convey that abuse has occurred, or they are scared of their parents’ reactions. This can become even more difficult when the abuser is a closer relative or friend of the family. However, it is important to recognize the early signs of child abuse and attempt to stop it as early as you can to prevent further abuse from happening.
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What to do After a Car Accident

How to Handle an Accident Claim in Beaumont
An auto accident occurs in a jarring instant that can leave you hurt, frightened and wondering what to do.
If you were injured or a family member was killed in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, one of the most important steps you can take is to contact Beaumont car accident injury attorney Tony Malley. Based on his extensive experience representing those who suffered severe injuries in motor vehicle accidents, Mr. Malley recommends the following guidelines in the event that you are hurt in a car accident.
Assess...

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Who Gets the Cash Value of the Life Insurance Policy in a Divorce?

A life insurance policy is a contract between an insurance company and the insured. That being said, a life insurance policy is typically governed by contract law, making the waters of dividing up assets in a Texas divorce a bit murkier than usual. Generally, in Texas, any payments made to a life insurance policy premium during the marriage are considered to be community property. This means that upon divorce, the premium values can be split between the two spouses, leaving the policy proceeds still payable to the policy’s beneficiary. Additionally, designations of ex-spouses as policy beneficiaries are usually not effective...

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Will the Judge Let It Slide if I’ve Got a Honey on the Side?

NO! In Texas, adultery can be considered by the trial court when determining what assets are awarded to each spouse upon divorce. In “no fault” divorces, Texas trial courts must make a “just and right division” of the assets in the community property estate. Because “no fault” has been alleged by either spouse, trial courts are less likely to consider a spouse’s history of adultery when making a just and right division. However, some Texas courts still take a spouse’s adulterous behavior under consideration in a no-fault divorce. This means that even in a case where adultery hasn’t been alleged...

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Work Accidents: Benefits and Medical Care

Work accidents can occur in any industry, regardless of the training or careful steps of employers or employees. Texas has implemented several laws that protect workers after an accident occurs. These laws provide employees with medical care reimbursement and compensation for any time that the employee has to be away from work. If you or a loved one experienced a work accident resulting in injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Work Accidents: Benefits and Medical Care
Work accidents can range from very minor to extremely devastating. Much of the severity of an accident depends on the...

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Workers' Compensation Hearings and Appeals

The state of Texas provides an avenue for injured workers to recover certain medical expenses and lost wages which occur as the result of injuries sustained from workplace accidents. However, the employer must have workers’ compensation insurance coverage under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act at the time of the accident, or you may not be eligible to claim any benefits. If you have been injured in a workplace accident and did not receive the compensation you are entitled to after your injuries, contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney today.
Texas Workers’ Compensation Claims
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation regulates...

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Wrongful Cremation

The death of a loved one is a traumatic experience for anyone to go through, and often marks one of the most distressing times in a person’s life. This pain is exacerbated upon the knowledge that the funeral of a loved one will be altered because the funeral home wrongfully performed a cremation. While cremation is a chosen avenue for many people, it is shattering for a family that wanted their loved one to be buried. The loss of the body and casket is a devastating experience for a loved one who is still reeling from the loss.
Wrongful Cremation...

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Wrongful Death

Let a Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer Help Your Family
Losing a family member due to the negligent act of another person can leave you emotionally devastated, facing financial challenges and wondering where to turn for help. While no amount of compensation can replace your loved one, a successful wrongful death lawsuit can help provide you and other family members with financial peace of mind and a sense of justice. As a wrongful death lawyer in Houston I, Tony Malley, am prepared to do whatever it takes to help you reach a satisfactory outcome.
At Malley Law Firm, PLLC, I...

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Yamaha

The approach of summer every year brings with it the excitement of using your personal watercraft on one of the many waterways of Texas. However, personal watercraft continue to appear in the news due to accidents caused by negligent watercraft operators or defects which occurred during the product manufacture. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a personal watercraft accident involving the Yamaha WaveRunner, do not hesitate to contact an experienced watercraft accident attorney.
Yamaha WaveRunner
The Yamaha WaveRunner is one of the most popular types of personal watercraft. The WaveRunner was first introduced by Yamaha...

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Yaz and NuvaRing

Houston Injury Lawyer for NuvaRing and Yaz Claims
Yaz and NuvaRing are very different forms of prescription birth control that have each been linked to potentially fatal complications.
If you suffered side-effects or a family member died after the use of Yaz or NuvaRing, Houston product liability attorney Tony Malley is ready to listen to your story and advise you on your legal options. Mr. Malley is proud to represent victims of dangerous drugs and defective medical devices, and he has helped numerous families from Texas and across the country pursue the financial compensation they need for medical expenses, lost...

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Your Responsibilities

Accidents occur at the workplace on almost a daily basis throughout the country. The United States Department of Labor has implemented workplace laws to try to make the workplace safer for all employees. However, accidents will still occur regardless of how safe employers may make their workplaces. Therefore, Texas has implemented a workers’ compensation program to assist employees with the expenses related to their injuries. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you have certain responsibilities after the accident occurs to accurately file your workers’ compensation claim and receive the corresponding benefits.
Texas Workers’ Compensation Claims
In Texas...

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Youth Sports

Introducing your child to youth sports leagues is important to grow their relationships, encourage outdoor activities, and to provide an outlet for their seemingly boundless energy. As parents, we trust that the youth sports league is safe, and all officials in the team will always have the safety of the children in mind. Unfortunately, abuse occurs throughout youth sports and should be addressed as soon as possible. As soon as you become aware of abuse in youth sports, you should take steps to ensure that other parents are informed about the abuse and that the appropriate parties are held liable...

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