Texas Law

What Are the Rules in Texas Regarding Stopping For a School Bus? 

What are the rules regarding stopping for a school bus in Texas? That should be a relatively easy question to answer. However, if the lessons learned in your driver’s education class are hazy, it’s a good idea to brush up on Texas school bus stop rules as soon as possible. School bus safety is taken… read more

Does Texas Have a Good Samaritan Law?

The term “Good Samaritan” comes from a biblical parable about a person stopping to help another person. It has transitioned into the Good Samaritan Rule. Under the rule, a good Samaritan is someone who provides services for another person.  Under common law, a person who helps another person when they are not obligated to do… read more

Texas Golf Cart Laws

Golf carts are popular in neighborhoods and complexes throughout Texas. Changes to certain state laws allow people to drive their golf carts on some roads by complying with specific restrictions. If you own a golf cart, it’s crucial to understand Texas golf cart laws and how your negligence could create liability for another party’s damages…. read more

Can You Shoot Down Drones Flying Over Your House in Texas?

The use of drones is heavily regulated by state and federal drone laws. While it might be a crime to use drones to record or take pictures that violate state privacy laws, it does not mean you have the right to shoot down drones flying over your house in Texas. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or… read more

What Are the Current Regulations in Fort Worth for E-Scooters?

E-scooters are popular in Fort Worth. Unfortunately, e-scooter accidents can cause devastating injuries for riders and others involved in the collision. Therefore, the State of Texas and cities like Fort Worth have enacted regulations and laws to help make e-scooters safer to use around the city. What Is an E-Scooter? E-scooters are defined by Texas… read more

Is It Possible To Get Out of Jury Duty?

Getting called for jury duty can be annoying. If you’re already busy with work, family life, and other obligations, you may not have the time to dedicate to serving. Plus, you won’t know if the case will last a day, a week, or even multiple weeks until it’s too late. For these reasons, it’s common… read more

Can You Use Your Phone While Driving in Texas?

Just about every driver is taught the dangers of using a phone while driving. Because cell phone use can be so dangerous, many states have enacted laws that make it illegal to use a cell phone while operating a vehicle. Using a cell phone behind the wheel is not only risky for the driver, but… read more

Do You Need a License and Insurance To Ride a Scooter in Fort Worth?

The question of whether you need a license and insurance to ride a scooter in Fort Worth depends on how you define the word “scooter.” It is not a legal term, and it appears nowhere in Texas law. We’ll explain further here. What Is a Scooter? For the purposes of this article, “scooter” means a… read more

What Is Texas’ Open Container Law?

If you enjoy the occasional drink while out at a restaurant, bar, or club, you’re not alone. Many individuals regularly indulge in alcohol as a stress reliever or as an opportunity to socialize with friends and family. However, it’s essential to understand Texas’ laws before transporting open alcoholic beverages in your vehicle. Under Texas Penal… read more

Motorcycle Parking Laws in Texas

If you ride a motorcycle in the State of Texas, it’s important to abide by the rules of the road. While these rules pertain to operating your vehicle, they also govern where and how you can park. To help ensure that you don’t run afoul of the law, here’s an explanation of motorcycle parking laws… read more