Lightning

Lightning is a massive electrostatic discharge between the electrically charged regions within clouds or between a cloud and the surface of a planet. The charged regions within the atmosphere temporarily equalize themselves through a lightning flash, commonly referred to as a strike if it hits an object on the ground. There are three primary types of lightning; from a cloud to itself (intra-cloud or IC); from one cloud to another cloud (CC) and between a cloud and the ground (CG). Although lightning is always accompanied by the sound of thunder, distant lightning may be seen but be too far away for the thunder to be heard.
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  • New Texas Law Affecting Hurricane Harvey Property Damage Claims

    … for its agents and employees so that most of these cases will wind up in federal court. As originally filed, the bill would have only addressed claims relating to hailstorms. Unfortunately, it was later amended to include other severe weather-related events including earthquakes, wildfires, floods, tornadoes, lightning, hurricane, wind, snowstorms…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 18 readers -
  • How “Foreseeability” Applies to Personal Injury Cases

    ….), intentional acts of violence (intentional torts such as false imprisonment, battery and assault), and criminal acts committed by a 3rd party are usually seen as unforeseeable events. If, for example, you were involved in an accident that did not initially cause injury, but were assaulted by a 3rd party while waiting for the tow truck…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 21 readers -
  • How are the Powerball Odds Calculated?

    … (you know, like creating Facebook) than winning the Powerball. You are 584 times more likely to be struck by lightning. And you are 5,844,027 times more likely to live to be 100 years old. Sadly, it seems that the odds winning the Powerball are truly stacked against you. But what makes the odds so long? I mean the concept seems so simple; all you…

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  • Haunted Places in Dallas-Fort Worth

    … was leased to a group of Swedish sharecroppers, a bolt of lightning erupted a violent fire which killed the entire family of sharecroppers. Sharp decided to rebuild the house and wanted to create a lavish homestead for his wealthy family. However, Sharp was killed before the house in Red Oak was finished. Legend has it he was killed either by his own hand…

    Sadie Horner/ Rasansky Law Firm- 40 readers -
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