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Punitive Damages and Personal Injury Cases: Everything You Need to Know

When you initiate a personal injury lawsuit with help from your personal injury lawyer, there are different types of damages you could be awarded for your injuries. It is important to understand the differences between each type and how they are awarded based on the extent of your personal injuries. Compensatory Damages Compensatory damages are


Three 18-wheelers smash into one another on IH-610 East Loop

Expect traffic delays on the IH-610 East Loop near Clinton Drive. Four lanes are currently blocked after three 18-wheelers collided with one another at around 1:45pm today. No injuries have been reported at this time,      


Uber and Lyft Accidents: Are you Covered?

    Rideshare services, such as Uber and Lyft,  have taken the modern world by storm within the past few years. Quick, easy and convenient- a ride to the destination of your choice is available at the touch of an app on your smartphone. It’s become especially popular for party-goers and bar hoppers who use


Trucks are Top Target for Auto Thieves

As Texans, we love our trucks.  And auto thieves seem to love them just as much as they have made them (specifically the Ford Pick-Up)  the top most stolen vehicle in all of Texas, according to a report by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). In January of 2016, 530 Ford trucks, including the


Accident Attorneys Help Spread Awareness About PTSD

The United States Senate has designated June 27th as National PTSD Awareness Day. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder that can result from a single or multiple traumatic events. While most people associate PTSD with veterans, it can also result from serious trauma of life-threatening accidents and disasters. At Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer &


Summer Safety Tips for Kids

Every child’s favorite time of year has arrived. For most kids, summer means a break from school, from rigid routines and a return to the freedom of playing all day. If your child plans to spend his or her days outdoors with friends, don’t forget to remind them of the importance of safety. Pedestrian Safety


Electrical Fire Safety Tips

In the United States, electrical fires in the home take more than 300 lives every year and leave more than a thousand people injured. The most common causes of electrical fires are: Faulty outlets or wiring Incorrectly installed wiring Overloaded circuits/extension cords The Houston catastrophic injury attorneys at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris offer some safety tips for


A Look Back at 2014 with SMSH

Another year is coming to a close! 2014 was a great year at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, and we want to thank all of our clients for choosing our firm to meet your legal needs this year. We hope the holiday season was full of happiness and cheer and that 2015 has many wonderful


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