Categories for Personal Injury

Getting involved in a car wreck or accident is never a situation that one wants to find themselves in but getting involved in an accident with a commercial truck is one of those worst-case scenarios that you never hope to see on the highway. Unfortunately, given the sheer number of commercial trucks on the road and the unavoidable element of human error, these sorts of...

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If it hasn’t happened to you yet, it will probably happen to you at one point or another… You’re driving along, listening to the radio, when all the sudden you hear that whine of the siren and the red and blue lights flashing behind you. Your heart sinks into your stomach as you silently hope that they aren’t pulling you over, but just trying to...

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Workplace injuries are a daily occurrence across the state of Texas, and while some on-the-job injuries are unavoidable, there are a great deal that are caused by negligence. Employers spend a great deal of money each year on procedures and education to prevent injures, there are an untold number of rules and regulations, and yet still thousands are injured each year. In the process, businesses...

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It may be the most universal of all traffic signals: the red light or red stop sign. We all know what red means, whether you’re in Texas or California, in Canada or Thailand. Yet, every day in Texas and across the country, there are traffic citations being issued for drivers running red lights or stop signs. Indeed, the most common traffic violation associated with traffic...

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Football is not your average contact sport. It’s impossible to deny that it is a dangerous game involving large, athletic players colliding into one another at high speeds. While the prevalence of helmets and pads may help mitigate some injuries, that doesn’t mean that the sport can’t still do extraordinary damage to brains and bodies. Most of us recognize this fact today, but unfortunately, it...

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For most people, one cocktail, beer, or glass of wine at dinner won’t put them in danger of driving over the legal limit. However, go beyond one drink and the line between sober and over the limit starts to get a bit hazy. This is because everyone is different in terms of how alcohol affects them, how fast they metabolize it, and so forth. Someone...

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Car accidents always happen when you least expect it. It’s usually another normal day as you head to the grocery store or off to the office, when out of nowhere you hear a screech of tires quickly followed by the jarring moment of impact. Even if you haven’t suffered serious injury, you’re likely to be left in a daze, wondering how it all happened so...

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The majority of all car accident insurance claims are resolved before a lawsuit is filed. In the event that a lawsuit is filed, the majority of those cases are resolved by settlement agreement before a trial takes place. In some instances, though, the parties can’t come to an agreement in order to settle. Perhaps there is disagreement about who caused the accident, or maybe there...

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It’s bad enough to get into an accident in your own vehicle and then have to face responsibility for the damages or fight insurance companies after a car accident, but it can be a whole new level of complication when someone else has an accident in your vehicle. Most of us wouldn’t think twice about lending our vehicle to a close friend or family member,...

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A statute of limitations is the deadline within which a lawsuit must be filed for civil cases or charges must be brought forth for criminal cases. Any lawsuit must be filed within a certain amount of time or the time has essentially run out and any legal claim is no longer valid. As an example, let’s say you were involved in a car wreck three...

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It’s never a good idea to hop behind the wheel of a car without your driver’s license on you. But sometimes we can be forgetful and end up misplacing a wallet or accidentally leaving it behind while running out for a quick errand. In a stroke of bad luck, that one time you forget your license at home is probably also the one time that...

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Getting into a car wreck is never something that someone wants to experience, but it is something which unfortunately happens all too often. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), there were more than a quarter of a million-people injured in car accidents during 2016, which amounts to one reportable injury every two minutes across the state. Following a car accident, you may be...

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If you’ve been involved in a car wreck or auto accident in Texas that wasn’t your fault, then you may be seeking compensation for damages caused by the other party, whether for medical bills or lost wages. However, as you begin working through the process, you will quickly find that working with a lawyer will make these efforts go much more smoothly. Having an experienced...

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The use of toll roads in Texas is more common than in many other parts of the country, where you will now find approximately 25 toll roads throughout the state. The use of toll roads has become much more common in recent years, particularly around many urban areas such as Dallas. In part, these toll roads are due to the state’s relatively low gasoline tax,...

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It’s hard to imagine anything worse than a collision with an 18-wheeler, but a wreck with a truck transporting hazardous materials can be especially devastating, creating chaos far beyond those involved directly in the collision with the tanker truck. While the transport of hazardous materials or hazmat is a necessary part of our world, these toxic chemicals, gasoline, or other hazardous cargo represent a serious...

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No one ever wants to find themselves involved a car wreck, but unfortunately the statistical odds aren’t in our favor. Every year there are well over 5 million car accidents across the country, amounting to nearly 15,000 accidents per day. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), there were 256,076 people injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2016, which amounts to one person injured...

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Getting into a car accident is always a stressful and trying experience no matter what the circumstances, but finding out that the other party has no car insurance can be especially alarming. After any fender bender or car accident, we expect to be able to turn to our insurance or the insurance of the other party in order to pay for property damage and personal...

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While injuries and deaths caused by drunk driving have been on the decline over the past few decades, the number of accidents that still occur is frighteningly high. Approximately every 20 minutes, someone in Texas is involved in a drunk driving accident and in 2016, nearly 1,000 people in Texas were killed due to drunk driving. If you’ve been involved in a car wreck with...

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There is never a good time to have a car accident, and finding yourself in even a minor fender bender will ruin your day. Beyond the inconvenience of not getting to where you were going that day, you will then need to face insurance companies, auto repairs, possible medical visits, and in the months or years ahead, the likelihood of raised insurance rates, which will...

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There are many people who are reluctant to seek the help of an attorney after suffering an accident due to the negligence or carelessness of someone else. Often, they worry about the costs of hiring a lawyer, may not think they need one as insurance companies begin to approach them, or they may simply believe that their case doesn’t warrant getting an attorney involved. However,...

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Slip and fall injury cases happen every single day across the country, but in the state of Texas, just because you fall down and get hurt on someone else’s property, does not mean that they are liable. Just as with any other personal injury case in Texas, you must prove that the landowner was negligent and that their negligence caused your injury. Texas also has...

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Texas isn’t just a great place to live, we also have a lot to offer out-of-state visitors who come to enjoy the big cities, small towns, white sand beaches, and stunning nature. Almost every day in Texas, you will see out-of-state plates on our highways and roads, so it is only natural that accidents will occur between these visitors and local residents. But how are...

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Drivers throughout the state of Texas will encounter many different situations that can put either themselves or others in danger. While large 18-wheelers pose an obvious physical danger to standard pedestrian cars, those same pedestrian cars can pose a great danger to bicyclists or pedestrians on the roadway. It’s for that reason that there are laws governing the interactions between these two users of the...

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While living in Texas, we can count on plenty of sunny, warm days throughout the year, but every once in a while, mother nature likes to throw a curve ball with bad weather that can include hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, severe rain, and even snow and black ice. The most common bad weather that Texas drivers will face is due to severe rain, flooding, and thunderstorms,...

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Riding a motorcycle holds an undeniable appeal, but it can also be a nightmare as you face a myriad of unpredictable situations that can pose an immediate danger to your health and well-being. You need to remain hyper aware of everything that is going on around you, from the movement of passing cars and pedestrians to changing traffic signals or that driver on his cellphone....

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Any car wreck is a traumatic event that often causes a great deal of financial and medical hardships for those involved. But the results of an accident between a standard passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler or semi-truck can be absolutely devastating. Some of the most severe roadway accidents occur due to the involvement of large vehicles like semi-trucks and tractor trailers. These trucks often weigh...

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For most motorcyclists in the state of Texas, their motorcycle is much more than a mode of transportation—it represents an important hobby, passion, and pastime in their lives. If you fall into this group of people, or are yourself new to the world of motorcycles, then it is imperative that you understand several Texas laws that apply specifically to motorcycles. Being aware of the following...

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Electrical accidents pose a serious risk to many workers in the state of Texas, but this risk is particularly large for those working in the construction sector, which is already among the most dangerous work environments. According to statistics, nearly 1 in 5 workers deaths in the United States occurs among construction workers. These risks come from many factors, including the exposure to heights and...

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According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), nearly 500 motorcyclists were killed throughout the state in 2016, among the thousands of accidents and injuries that occur involving a motorcycle every year. While there’s no denying the appeal of motorcycles among their many enthusiastic users who love the freedom and connection with the road that is only offered on the back of a motorcycle, it...

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Driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) is one of the most common criminal offenses in the United States, and many otherwise law-abiding citizens have found their lives unraveled by the consequences of drunk driving. Drunk driving is a serious offense that not only poses a great danger to the individual drinking, but to anyone else who may be out on the...

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Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol impaired driver, which accounts for just over 10,000 deaths every single year, or one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. While the problem of drunk driving has diminished in the past few decades, there is still a staggering amount of damage caused by drunk driving, with an...

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You are most likely familiar with the terms DUI and DWI, which are often used interchangeably. DUI is shorthand for driving under the influence and DWI stands for driving while intoxicated, and both terms concern the use of a vehicle while not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties thanks to a drug or alcohol. While the terms are colloquially used interchangeably, they...

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There are hundreds of thousands of personal injury claims filed in the United States each year, the purpose of which is to compensate people for injuries or harm caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person or corporation. This compensation is meant to recover damages from lost wages, medical bills, or even emotional injury and suffering. Personal injury claims cover a wide range of...

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Following an accident that has resulted in an injury to yourself or a loved one, you may be left confused or angry, and you may find yourself asking how you can hold someone accountable for what has happened. Many of those who have suffered injuries turn to a personal injury claim, which is a civil lawsuit brought against the person or entity responsible for causing...

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Thousands of Texans are involved in both minor and catastrophic car accidents every year throughout the Lone Star State. Being involved in an auto accident in Texas, or anywhere else for that matter, can be a traumatic and painful experience. You may see your insurance rates skyrocket, medical bills pile up, and even experience lost wages as you deal with the fallout of an auto...

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It goes without saying that being involved in an any sort of auto accident can be an emotionally trying and traumatic experience, even if you haven’t suffered a severe injury. You may be filled with a range of emotions from shock, anger, or fear as you ask yourself “Why did this happen to me?” But it is important to try and maintain your composure following...

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If you were injured due to the negligence of someone else, whether it was a business or an individual, and you’re considering a lawsuit, you’re likely wondering how pain and suffering is calculated in a settlement. This could even be a determining factor on if you want to push forward with your case. While we can give you some guidelines on how these settlement amounts...

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If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, and you’re waiting to find out how much you’ll be compensated for your injuries and the damages your bike received, then you’re likely wondering how an insurance company comes up with a final number. There aren’t too many differences between how an insurance company treats a motorcycle accident, compared to a car accident, but there are some...

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The statistics involving cargo-related accidents in the United States are staggering each year, with close to 100,000 vehicle accidents involving large trucks and busses, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Often, those that have been involved in truck accidents get injured, and in some cases, killed, with about five percent of truck-related accidents ending in death. In these types of road accidents,...

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If you’ve been the victim of an accident, especially a hit-and-run accident, there are several things you should do to help you and your legal representation in getting compensation for any injuries or lost wages you might have suffered. Motorcycle drivers have just as many rights as car and truck drivers, and you must take the following steps in order to protect yourself and your...

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