All posts by Steve Russell

Steven Russell is the founder and managing member of Russell & Wright, PLLC.

When a Mediated Agreement is Not an Agreement …

Most litigation is resolved before trial, often as a result of mediation.  In Texas, the standard practice for disputes that settle at mediation is to prepare a short “Rule 11 agreement” that is signed by the parties and their counsel before leaving the mediator’s office.  Such agreements are called Rule 11 agreements because Rule 11 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure makes agreements between… Continue reading >

Posted by Steve Russell on August 7, 2015

Relevance Of Later Accidents

One of the things a plaintiff injured in a truck accident must prove is that the defendant trucking company caused the injury.  This is part of the plaintiff’s burden of proof in a negligence claim and is called the causation element.  Although the plaintiff has the burden of proving causation, the defendant may offer evidence and argue the injury was caused by another accident or… Continue reading >

Posted by Steve Russell on May 12, 2015