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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Drilling Regulations: How the Death of One Texan Changed the Gas Industry

How close can shale drilling occur to existing homes in Texas?

Twelve years ago, a Texas worker had arrived at a natural gas well near Fort Worth. Robert Dale Gayan had been instructed to connect the two pump trucks so that the crew could drill through another section of rock beneath the existing well, which would eventually reach the gas bearing Barnett Shale. Tragically, pressurized gas suddenly blew up the side of the wellhead where Gayan was working, killing him instantly. The incident further leads to the evacuation of hundreds of homes in the region. Gayan’s death resulted in a turning point in the gas industry, leading to increased regulation to prevent similar..


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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

What are the Most Common Types of Reckless Driving?

Reckless driving is a serious offense and is treated very seriously by law enforcement. People who drive recklessly ignore traffic laws and place themselves and other drivers at serious risk of injury or even death. As experienced automobile accident attorneys, we see a variety of actions that are classified as reckless driving.


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Friday, August 3, 2018

How Do You Quantify Loss of Quality of Life in Personal Injury Cases?

People who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence can file a lawsuit to try and recover both economic and non-economic damages. To do this effectively, you need the help of a personal injury lawyer who understands the laws surrounding damages and has experience regarding the extent of injuries caused by..


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Monday, July 30, 2018

Five Secrets the Insurance Companies Won't Tell You

When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident in Texas, you have the right to file an injury claim against the driver or another party who caused the crash. However, because Texas is a “fault” state for insurance purposes, you must prove the other party was responsible for causing the crash and you were injured because of the crash. Therefore, insurance providers use several tactics to deny, delay, and undervalue valid accident claims to avoid paying accident victims the compensation they deserve. The insurance company does not want you to know this fact, so it uses subtle tactics to undermine your claim.


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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Uber’s 911 Button

What should I do if I am injured in an Uber accident?

Ridesharing app Uber took the world by storm when it launched in 2011. Since its widespread growth, the app has been plagued with safety issues. Over 100 Uber drivers in the United States have been accused of sexual assault or abuse of passengers, and worldwide numbers are far higher. In response to customer fears, Uber has added a way for users to call 911 within the app.


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Three Laws Trucking Companies Break That Lead to Commercial Trucking Accidents

We share the road each day with large commercial trucks. The trucking industry provides an effective and affordable way to transport goods from coast to coast. However, commercial trucks are extremely large and heavy. Because of the size difference, a passenger vehicle is usually crushed or mangled beyond recognition in a commercial truck accident. Our


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Can I Recover Damages From a Drunk Driver That Crashed Into Me?

DUI crashes are common throughout Texas. In 2016, the Texas Department of Transportation (TX DOT) reported 987 deaths in drunk driving accidents statewide.


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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Spinal Cord Injuries - What You Need to Know About Symptoms, Treatments and Prognosis

A spinal cord injury can cause permanent and debilitating impairment for an accident victim. Depending on the severity of the spinal cord injury, the prognosis could be total and complete paralysis, partial paralysis, or a loss of sensation. Spinal cord injuries can be caused by motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, falls, medical malpractice, acts of violence, and non-traumatic (medical) causes.


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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

5 Things You Didn't Know About Burn Injuries

Severe burns that lead to disfigurement can occur in many ways. Serious burns can affect you for the rest of your life. They may cause nerve damage, disfigurement, and other severe problems.


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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Pre-existing Conditions and Your Car Accident Case

Will a pre-existing condition affect my car accident case?

Insurance companies have a vested interest in paying out as little as possible for your claim. Following a car accident in Texas, the insurer of the at-fault driver will look for ways to deny or minimize your claim, which could include attempting to prove your injuries were not in fact caused by the accident. A common tactic is to allege that your injuries in fact stem from a pre-existing condition.


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Monday, June 11, 2018

Top 5 Ways to Lose an Auto Accident Case

You can make a lot of mistakes in an auto accident case. Making one or two wrong moves can force you to get a meager settlement or even lose your case in court. Thankfully, your Texas auto accident lawyer will help you avoid these mistakes, but you should also read through the below tips and information, so you know of the most common errors to avoid.


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