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The statistics are staggering when you consider how many people are either injured or killed in car accidents because of distracted drivers, many of whom were dealing with their smartphones just before the incident. The Center For Disease Control and Prevention estimates that eight people are killed every day as a result of a vehicular accident caused by distracted drivers in the United States. That...

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When you get into a motor vehicle accident, you’re often in a state of shock, dealing with both emotional and physical distress that could cause you to misstep–especially when insurance is involved. Anything you say or do could end up affecting the money you get paid as compensation for an insurance claim. Filing a Car Accident Insurance Claim Do’s & Don’ts Below is a baker’s...

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Volvo has almost always been a manufacturer of some of the safest automobiles on the roads in America. But, the Swedish automobile company has taken that reputation and built on it, recently announcing their goal to make death proof cars by 2020. They plan to make their automobiles so safe by 2020, that they would prevent anyone from being killed or seriously injured. Obviously, owning...

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If you’ve been in some sort of accident, whether it’s a work injury, a car accident or an incident at someone else’s business, you might have to spend time in a hospital or at home in bed, unable to work. When you’re not working, that means you can’t earn money, creating a financial hardship in addition to the physical one. Fears Nachawati is an Austin...

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When employees use company cars or trucks and then get into traffic accidents, what’s the corporate liability in that situation? In other words, is the employer liable, as well as the driver? If you’ve been in an accident with someone driving an employer’s car, that’s the question you want answered – who’s liable when an employee causes a vehicular accident while they’re working? The answer:...

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As a truck accident law firm, we see a lot of cases involving commercial trucks and cars. Large truck accidents are incredibly dangerous and for many, can cause more long term problems than an accident between two similar sized cars. Truck drivers have to become licensed in order to drive across the state or across the country because the size of the trucks and trailers...

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Motorcycle drivers need more help in the state of Texas than in any other state. The Federal Highway Administration showed that there are 675,580 total lane miles in the state of Texas. That’s nearly twice as big as California, the state with the second-most total lane miles at 394,608, and almost as much as both California and Illinois (the second and third states) combined (just...

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Parking lots might be where you’re used to driving the slowest in your car, but you might be interested to find out that nearly 20 percent of all accidents happen in parking lots. If one in five accidents happen in a parking lot, then there’s much more going on there than just some slow driving. People driving around in parking lots are distracted, thinking about...

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Other Crimes

May 10, 2017

Juvenile Crimes Despite some common misconceptions criminal matters involving juveniles are quite serious and a juvenile conviction can impact a young person’s life well into adulthood. In certain instances the prosecuting attorney may choose to try a juvenile as an adult or attempt to obtain a conviction that will remain on a juvenile’s record even after they have reached the age of majority. Criminal cases...

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For those that have been injured in an accident, hiring a Dallas motorcycle accident attorney is an important decision that you need to consider. While most people should be able to file a personal injury claim with an insurance company on their own, it’s sometimes wise to let a personal injury attorney take care of your claims. Personal injury attorneys they know the legal process,...

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Probation Violations

May 10, 2017

For individuals currently on probation for a criminal offense an alleged violation can have severe consequences. In these instances your probation can be revoked and the original punishment that was previously being served on probation can be imposed. This can mean a final criminal conviction on your record and possibly a jail or prison sentence in some cases. Even minor violations can result in extended...

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Theft & Fraud

May 10, 2017

Theft and fraud are considered crimes of dishonesty. As such they are often looked upon with greater disfavor than other offenses in the same range of punishment. Further, individuals with careers in the retail or service industry may encounter a disproportionate level of difficulty gaining employment in these fields with a theft or fraud conviction on their record. Our law firm is experienced in defending...

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Have you been in a serious accident and are in need of a Fort Worth personal injury attorney? It’s important to find someone that is competent and experienced who can properly represent you in litigation and get you proper compensation. But there’s more to choosing the right representation than just looking for someone that’s been doing it for a while. 5 Questions For Choosing a...

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If you’ve been injured on the job in Texas and you’re expecting to receive a settlement by your employer for their negligence, you’ll need to file a worker’s compensation claim to get the process rolling. The first question, though, is asking if you should file a worker’s compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit. If you decide to file a claim, the second question is...

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Many work accident victims are reluctant to do much investigating into what their rights are, mostly because they’re worried about biting the hand that feeds them, so to speak. But in reality, they need to find out what can be done so that no other employee goes through something similar. That could mean hiring an Austin work injury law firm, like Fears Nachawati, to represent...

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… and They Have an Accident Car insurance can be tricky, especially when you start talking about accident liability when the car isn’t in your possession. So what happens if you loan your car to a friend and they get into an accident? Does your insurance pay or does their insurance pay? Will you be liable for any damages they incur if they hit another...

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Quite often, someone that has been involved in a truck accident, where a commercial truck has hit their car, believes that both car and truck accidents are similar – both medically and in the eyes of the law. But there are actually several differences, and if you are looking for a Houston truck accident lawyer, like the attorneys at the Fears Nachawati Law Firm, you...

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We are proud to report that the Texas Supreme Court has ruled today in favor of our client, who was the victim of a workplace sexual assault. In B.C. V. Steak N Shake, Fears Nachawati Partner Matthew McCarley served as trial counsel and fought to ensure justice for our client. The Dallas Court of Appeals originally held that victims of workplace violence and assaults were...

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Fears Nachawati is proudly representing former NFL players and their families in the tragic cases of CTE and other concussion related injuries.  If you or someone you care about is a former NFL player, please contact us at intake@fnlawfirm.com or by phone at 214.890.0711. We will evaluate your case and make sure you get the best possible settlement with no money out of your pocket....

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Fears Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that Partner Majed Nachawati has been selected to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by receive this honor. Additionally, Partners Bryan Fears and John Raggio, were both selected to the 2016 Super Lawyer Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers is a rating service...

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Fears Nachawati Law Firm is pleased to announce that founding partner Majed Nachawati has taken a position as a Mentor in the Louis A. Bedford, Jr. Mentorship Program at the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law. The mentorship program provides UNT Dallas College of Law students the opportunity to meet and talk with lawyers on a regular basis in addition to their regular...

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Accident Information On August 3, 2016, a Texarkana man was tragically killed in Sabine County, Texas as a result of a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer and an unoccupied vehicle.  Jerry Lee Woods, 58, was the driver of a 2006 tractor trailer carrying a load of asphalt and paving equipment.  It appears that the tractor trailer’s brakes malfunctioned which prevented Woods from stopping...

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Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that founding partner Majed Nachawati has been nominated to become a member of the William “Mac” Taylor, Jr. American Inn of Court. The American Inns of Court is an association of lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals from all levels and backgrounds who share a passion for professional excellence. The goal of the Inn of Court...

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Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that founding partner Majed Nachawati has been reappointed to the Board of Directors of The Public Justice Foundation. Public Justice’s mission as a non-profit organization and public interest law firm is to pursue high impact lawsuits to combat social and economic injustice, protect the sustainability of the Earth, and challenge predatory conduct and government abuses. The...

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Fears | Nachawati Law Firm Partner, Majed Nachawati, has been reappointed as Panel Chairman on Panel 2, District 6 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas. This appointment is highly prestigious and is held by only a handful of lawyers throughout Texas.  The Grievance Committee’s job is to make sure that attorneys throughout the state of Texas uphold the integrity of the practice of...

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In Texas, a “Series LLC” is a limited liability company that is organized under Texas law that permits it to have one or more separate series of members, managers, limited liability company interests or assets with separate rights, powers, or duties and with respect to which the debts, liabilities and obligations and expenses existing with respect to a particular series may be enforced only against...

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Immigration Law

June 5, 2016

It’s often said that nothing worthwhile is ever easy and that can certainly be applied to understanding U.S. Immigration Law. The complex requirements that must be complied with in order to successfully work in or move to the United States require the assistance of an experienced attorney. We honor our commitment to the diversity of our country by offering a full range of immigration law services....

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Home

June 3, 2016

The Fears | Nachawati law firm delivers a range of legal services including personal injury, dangerous drug litigation, business and family law, bankruptcy, and criminal defense. We look forward to getting to know you better and becoming your legal counsel for today and beyond.

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Team

June 3, 2016

Fears | Nachawati is a team of dedicated attorneys and staff who take a unique approach to the practice of law. We focus on our clients’ needs and believe in being approachable, responsive, effective and trustworthy. Building successful relationships with our clients allows us to more effectively represent them and address their needs. Learn a little bit about our partners, attorneys and staff below. We look...

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Trademark Renewal

May 1, 2016

Unlike copyrights, where most registrations last for life of owner plus seventy years, trademarks must actively be renewed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Once you receive your registration certificate, you can rest easy for some time – five years to be exact. After five years, you will be required to file a Section 8 Declaration of Continued Use. You may receive...

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According to Trademark law, marks that are not eligible for registration on the Principle Trademark Register, but are capable of distinguishing an applicant’s goods or services, may be registered on the Supplemental Register (TMEP §§815).  Most small business owners and others filing for Trademark protection have never heard of the Supplemental Register, but it can often be helpful to Trademark applicants.  The Supplemental Register can...

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Under the United States Trademark laws, there are two different types of trademark applications available for trademark registration. The first is referred to as a 1(a) or currently in use in commerce application. The other is a 1(b) or intent to use application. There are advantages and disadvantages to each application, which all small business owners should know before they decide to file for trademark...

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The Trademark Totem Pole

April 1, 2016

According to Trademark law in the United States, there is a continuum, or Trademark Totem Pole, as I refer to it, by which trademarks are classified. The upmost protection is afforded to the marks at the top of the pole, while those marks at the bottom of the totem pole are afforded little or no protection. Fanciful marks are marks that have no meaning or...

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The Pradaxa lawsuit has inspired the lawsuits against Xarelto’s manufacturer for similar injuries sustained. Both drugs were designed, developed, and marketed as better alternatives to Coumedin. The main benefit was eliminating the requirement of constant blood tests which was both time-consuming and annoying for patients. Since both drugs were created, internal bleeding and even death have occurred among users. Lawsuits by both users of the...

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Most companies that start a website do not think about the potential liability issues that come with starting a website. There is lots of potential for both trademark and copyright infringement on websites, especially when there will be user posted content on the website. In order to avoid these issues or at least limit liability, a company launching a website should designate an agent for...

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If you are a small business owner that intends to and has maintained a business in one state, you can likely qualify for a state trademark registration.  Most states allow for registration of a product or business name as a state trademark; which is typically much less than a federal trademark registration.  If your business never plans on leaving the state you are currently located...

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  You may think that having meeting minutes as a single member limited liability company seems arbitrary…but there are several reasons why you should formally document fundamental business transactions. Chapter 101 of the Texas Business Organizations Code, which governs limited liability companies, does not explicitly require formalities such as meeting minutes. So why would you want to voluntarily take on additional paperwork? The attractive feature...

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It is a disturbing reality that some protected classes of employees will find themselves in a discriminatory or harassing situation at some point in their career.  Even more distressing is that the offender may even be a supervisor or manager.  Fortunately, we as a society have gone to great lengths combating bias in the workplace in the effort to create an equal and fair environment....

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