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October 2017 Archives

Car flips semi-truck on freeway in Waco

If the accidents involving semi-trucks that are known to occur in or around San Antonio are known for one thing, it is devastation. These massive vehicles have such destructive potential due to their size that one can almost assume there will be serious injuries to their drivers or the occupants of the vehicles they collide with. For such harm not to occur in such an accident may certainly come as a pleasant surprise. 

Defining "Disneyland Dad" syndrome

Divorcing parents in San Antonio may be prepared to invest a great deal of time, effort and emotion into battling it out with their soon-to-be exes over who gets custody of the kids. The negative feelings that they may currently share for each other likely have something to do with this, as their desire to punish their spouses for the others' parts in ending their marriages may be equally as strong as their concern for their kids' well-being. Yet if those involved in custody disputes such as these were able to peek into the future and see the results of their efforts, they may be more willing to work with their spouses to come to more amicable agreements. 

Explaining the doctrine of negligent entrustment

Any number of expenses can accompany a car accident in San Antonio. On top of medical expenses and vehicle repair or replacement costs, you could be left needing to replace the support provided by a loved one lost in a collision. Many of those expenses may go beyond what is available through auto insurance, which could place you in the position of needing to seek compensation from the driver at fault. Yet what if that driver was teen or young adult with little resources to his or her name? Many of those who come to us here at The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza in such a predicament are often happy to here that some legal recourse may still be available. 

CRASH: What to do after a car accident in Texas

Do you know what to do after you get into an auto accident? If you wait until it happens, the stress of the situation can cause you to miss important steps that will affect the financial compensation you can receive. The time is now to become familiar with what you should do when you get into a collision.

Connecting vicarious liability to truck accidents

If you are involved in any accident in San Antonio, then you may think that you do not have to look beyond the person who caused it to assign liability. In most cases, you would likely be correct. However, many of the clients that we here at The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C. have worked with in the past have come to us with stories detailing how the actions of third parties contributed to their accidents. Oftentimes, that third part is an employer who is either ignoring the negligent action of an employee, or pushing said employee to the point of committing egregious errors. It is in these scenarios when the concept of vicarious liability comes into play. 

Do you qualify for an uncontested divorce?

You often hear stories of divorce cases in San Antonio devolving into bitter disputes that take years to resolve. Yet not all cases proceed this way. If you and your spouse are able to work through the issues surrounding the end of your marriage amicably, yours may qualify as an uncontested divorce. Such cases (which are also known as simplified divorces) are often able to be resolved much faster than a traditional divorce case, and with less paperwork and potentially fewer fees. However, your case must meet certain criteria in order to qualify. 

Retaining FSGLI coverage following divorce

Oftentimes, the spouses of the service members working at any of the many military installations found near San Antonio put their own careers and professional pursuits on hold to support the work of their significant others. This is often only possible thanks to the many benefits that they enjoy on top of their service member spouses' salaries. Given their dependency on their spouses' support, it may come as little surprise to learn that one of the most valued military benefits is life insurance. On top of the coverage that service members receive as part of their regular pay and benefits, their families may also secure additional coverage at discounted rates through Family Service members Group Life Insurance. According to the website MilitaryBenefits.info, such coverage pays qualifying spouses up to $100,000 in the event of a service member's death.