Dear Friends, Family, Clients and Colleagues,'s sure been awhile, huh?

Can you believe it has actually been 18 months since the 1st "quarterly" edition of "Legal Waters...navigating the currents" floated your way? Seems as though I may need a calendar course on what "quarterly" means. Funny thing I've now learned about newsletters...they don't write themselves!

There are some folks receiving this newsletter for the first time and joining over 550 other subscribers across Texas and beyond. To them I say "Welcome aboard and enjoy the ride!" as we navigate the legal currents together. It's all about straight-talk on everyday issues confronting everyday people explained in everyday terms. By the way, the 1st edition of Legal Waters is found here if you'd like to read that one.

To all, I trust this past year has been prosperous, healthy and, most of all, safe for you and yours. And I hope you find the following articles relevant and informative. My goal is that just maybe they'll help make the world a little safer place for all of us.

Enjoy the read!

Charlie Waters
Can I Borrow Your Car?

How Texas law can impose liability on you for accidents caused by someone driving your car...and how you steer clear of it. (Pun intended.)
"I just need to run a quick errand, and I won't be gone long. Can I borrow your car?"
Sounds harmless. No big deal, right?
You want to be a good neighbor, friend, relative...whatever the case may be. But before you hand over your keys to your to best friend (or to your mother-in-law, for that matter), you need to ask some "wellness" questions. The first one being, “How WELL do I really know this person?”
Because negligent entrustment of a motor vehicle by an owner (you and your related owner liability) occurs in Texas when...
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Are My Parents and Grandparents Safe?

Nursing home liability in Texas and what you need to know.
This is a tough topic.
You love your parents and grandparents. They've spent their lives loving and doing for you, and you've watched them slowly grow older with grace and courage. But now it's time. They need help on a daily basis and finding the right assisted living facility is a critical decision. You want their needs met, and most of all you want them safe and secure.
The reality in Texas today is that we have many great facilities, but not all are up to standards. And some are simply inadequate or even dangerous...

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You Mean I Didn't Have the Right of Way?

Pedestrian and bicyclist rights and how the law strolls and pedals along with them.
The kids are back in school, so the crosswalks are "little-one chaos." The weather in Texas is getting cooler, so cyclists are hitting the asphalt without fear of heatstroke. All in all, it's a great time to be outdoors. Save one reason.
There's your best friend Joe (and lots of other Joes) cruising the roadway (while texting, eating and more) like his own private autobahn. In other words…
Reckless and distracted drivers.
So what's the law in Texas? Do automobiles always have the right of way? What are pedestrian rights at intersections? Do bicyclists have the same rights as motorists?
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