An escalator at DART’s Mockingbird Station apparently malfunctioned today. While riding the escalator down a group of students and their guardians felt the steps speed up as if there was nothing holding them back. They all crashed together at the bottom of escalator. One student appears to have suffered a broken leg.
The cause of the accident is currently under investigation. However, there are reports that DART has not turned in any inspection reports for the last year, which violates the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Code.
Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 754, requires building owners to obtain an annual safety inspection on all elevators, escalators and related equipment every 12 months, or possibly be subject to administrative penalties of up to $5,000 for each violation of this law.
If it is found that DART was in violation, they could be found guilty of the fine and possibly negligent in the accident of the passengers.
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One of the first questions we get from a parent is “how much will have to pay in child support?” In Texas, child support is controlled by statute. The court may order one or both parents to provide child support for a child until till the child reaches 18 years old, or until the child graduates from high school (whichever occurs later). You cannot avoid paying child support even if you are denied access to your child.
In Texas, child support is calculated on the obligor’s net resources. If the obligor’s monthly net resources are less than $7,500 the percentage is 20% for one child, 25% for two, 30% for three, 35% for four, 40% for five and at least 40% for six or more children. If the net resources are greater than $7,500, the amount above 7,500 will be calculated by the court. In addition to the payment of net resources, the obligor will be responsible for the child’s health insurance or payments to the person providing the health insurance.
The factors that reduce or increase child support are complicated. Start dates and suspension of child support can vary from case to case. Do not attempt to handle child support without legal representation. Call the Morris Law Firm’s Dallas office at (214)357-1782 or reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you had a work related injury in Texas, who should you rely upon for help? Generally, after a work related accident, you will receive a call from an investigator who works for the insurance company. The investigator will ask a lot of questions; many of which have nothing to do with your injury. These questions can help a private investigator to find you, or to give the insurance company alternative reasons as to how you may have been injured.
In Texas, the insurance company may assign a nurse case manager to control the medical costs associated with your claim. Additionally, the insurance carrier may require you to treat with a doctor that is in one of their networks.
Who is on your side of this claim? The medical expenses of a workers’ compensation claim can become very expensive. You need to have a medical provider who not only provides the care you need, but will help fight for that care.
How do you find the right medical provider? How do you know the instructions you receive from the adjuster are in your best interest? Are your Temporary Income Benefits being paid at the correct rate? Your recovery and income benefits are too important to risk without experienced advice.
At the Morris Law Firm, we have provided professional assistance to injured workers in Texas. We work with great medical providers who will have your medical care as their first interest (in or out of network). We can help to have your claim accepted, start or continue your Temporary Income Benefits, find the proper rate of your income benefits, and discover the extent of your injuries, dispute your date of maximum medical improvement and your impairment rating and we can help with supplemental or lifetime income benefits.
You can reach the Morris Law Firm’s Dallas office at (214)357-1782 or via email at email@example.com.