Fault-Finding Factors in an Auto Accident: When You Collide with a Clunker

Some car accidents are inevitable. Things like poor road conditions and inclement weather can sometimes make it impossible to avoid a fender-bender. But there are plenty of other instances in which a driver’s failure to properly maintain his or her vehicle results in an accident that easily could have been avoided.

When a car is registered, the driver is taking responsibility for that vehicle, meaning that it must be in good working order so it won’t be a hazard on the road. A car that is damaged or that isn’t functioning properly poses a danger to other drivers. Here are a few of the seemingly simple oversights that could lead to a potentially deadly accident. (more…)

10 Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of zipping down the highway on a motorcycle. But unfortunately, it’s also one of the most dangerous forms of transportation. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were more than 10,000 individuals involved in motorcycle accidents in the state in 2012. Of those, 470 were killed and more than 6,000 were injured.

Despite these unsettling statistics, there’s no need to “tiptoe through life to arrive safely at death,” as the saying goes. If you live to ride, you should enjoy every minute you can on your motorcycle. Just be sure to make safety your top priority and be aware of the top causes of motorcycle accidents. (more…)

Get Help With Common Real Estate Disputes: Our Q&A with Texas Homes

Sep 22, 14 • News

The experienced attorneys at The Farah Law Firm have a thorough understanding of the many complexities of real estate law. While some real estate disputes can be handled swiftly and amicably, there are many instances when it’s best to rely on an expert—and our seasoned real estate attorneys are here to help.

We recently sat down with Texas Homes, a full service brokerage firm serving all of Texas, to share some of our insights and advice regarding real estate disputes. Follow the links below to learn more about the situations in which it’s best to turn to an attorney, and contact our office today to discuss any real estate disputes you may be facing. We’ll help you protect your property and defend your rights.

Check out my interview, Get Help With Common Real Estate Disputes on Texas Homes, one of the top sites for Texas real estate, including Houston, TX homes for sale. Texas Homes also services New Mexico homes for sale and Georgia real estate.

10 Things You’ll Miss About Law School

Sep 16, 14 • News

Law school is hard. Really hard. If it wasn’t, they wouldn’t call it “law school.” They’d call it “learn how to trapeze school,” or “learn how to ride a unicycle school,” or maybe “learn how to bake delicious crumpets school.” But it’s none of those phenomenal sounding things. It’s law school, an intractable span of three years in which you’ll discover how little sleep you really need, test the limits of your capacity for stress, and stuff your brain with more than you ever thought it could hold.

But it’s not all doom and gloom. Far from it, in fact. Speaking from experience, the pleasant memories far outnumber the unpleasant ones. And on that note, I’d like to address today’s intrepid future-J.D.s and share some of the things you’re bound to miss about law school (or, at least some of the things that I miss most) in hopes that you’ll appreciate this brief but paramount chapter in your life. (more…)

Auto Accidents in Work Zones

Aug 4, 14 • News, Personal Injury Lawyers

If you live in the DFW area, you’re probably used to driving through work zones (and navigating the inevitable traffic they tend to cause). Highway projects in the Metroplex seem to go on for months, or sometimes even years, and you’re almost bound to encounter one if you plan on driving more than 10 miles in any direction. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there are currently 20 active work zones along I-35 alone, encompassing nearly 110 miles of roadway. That’s the largest number of work zones TxDOT has ever had on the state’s main corridor, and it all adds up to a whole lot of road rage and more than a few work zone-related auto accidents. (more…)

What You Need to Know About Notary Fraud

Jul 17, 14 • News

Buying groceries. Stopping for gas. Going to the bank. Picking up your dry cleaning. Of all the irritating but necessary errands you have to tend to, getting something notarized ranks among the most mundane—but it’s also among the most important. It seems like such a simple task, but your rendezvous with a Notary Public can pose certain risks that you need to be aware of.

Even more frightening, important documents could be fraudulently notarized without your knowledge or consent. Imagine coming home after a long, relaxing vacation and finding a “For Sale” sign in your front yard. It sounds far-fetched, but, unfortunately, it’s not.

Notary fraud is more common than you would think, so it’s important to arm yourself with information and know what to watch for. (more…)

10 Tips to Negotiate Your Commercial Lease Agreement

Jun 1, 14 • News

Whether you’re starting a new business or expanding an existing one, signing a commercial lease agreement is an exciting and important step. It can be difficult to be patient and make sure all the I’s are dotted and the T’s are crossed, especially when you’re juggling so many other tasks and decisions. But it’s important to review your commercial lease agreement carefully, and it’s often in your best interest to negotiate certain elements. You should strongly consider relying on an experienced real estate attorney to review your lease agreement. To that end, here are 10 tips from The Farah Law Firm to help you successfully negotiate your commercial lease agreement. (more…)

The 10 Worst Types of Drivers

May 13, 14 • News

It’s a fact: Driving is a dangerous enterprise. You could be the very definition of a cautious driver, but you can’t control what the thousands of other drivers on the road are doing. And a lot of the time, what they’re doing is . . . well . . . pretty stupid. Here’s a look at the 10 worst types of drivers you’re bound to encounter when you get behind the wheel. (more…)

Exemplary Damages in Drunk Driving Cases

Apr 16, 14 • News

Most people injured by a drunk driver are aware that they are entitled to compensation related to the compensatory damages they have sustained, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, etc.  However, many folks are not aware of the potential to recover exemplary damages as well. (more…)

Property Tax Protests

Apr 10, 14 • Real Estate, Taxes

It’s that time of year again. Yes, tax time. If you’re like me, you received a notice from your appraisal district notifying you of the proposed value of your property for the current tax year. However, what many of you do not know is what to do if you are dissatisfied with the appraised value of your home, or if errors exist in the appraisal records regarding your property. In this post, I’ll quickly guide you through the processes of how appraisal districts value your property and how to go about protesting your property’s appraised value should you need to. (more…)