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Tuesday, June 19, 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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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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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Issues with Southwest Airlines' Windows - Is it an Industry-Wide Problem?

A recent article on Quartz examines the most two recent incidents on Southwest flights involving windows. On April 17, 2018,


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Friday, May 25, 2018

Ten Things Truckers Must Inspect Before Hitting the Road

Truck drivers are required to perform pre-trip and post-trip inspections of commercial trucks. Inspections serve several very important purposes, including identifying any potential problems that could result in Texas commercial truck accidents. While truck drivers must check all items on their pre-trip checklist, there are ten items that every truck driver should ensure are checked off before they allow their truck on the road.


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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Burns and Other Catastrophic Injuries Explained

What is a catastrophic injury?

Some injuries are so severe that the injured will never return to his or her previous level of functioning.  These kinds of injuries are often referred to as catastrophic, and a catastrophic injury will impact all aspects of a person’s life.  Life altering injuries may prevent an accident victim from returning to work and performing daily living functions. Individuals that sustain a catastrophic injury like a disfiguring burn may be able to


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Friday, May 18, 2018

Understanding Personality Changes After a Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can change your life. Falls and vehicle collisions are two of the most common causes of TBIs. That means that TBIs are particularly common after an accident.


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Monday, April 30, 2018

3 Motorcycle Accident Causes

Motorcycles can be extremely dangerous. There is little protecting you from the road or other vehicles around you. While being that close to the road is part of the thrill of the ride, it also makes accidents even more severe than the average car crash.


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Can I Sue the Government for My Car Accident?


Texas is an at-fault state for car accidents. In an at-fault state, you must prove that the other driver or another party caused the collision to recover compensation for injuries from that party. Therefore, if another driver caused the accident, you would sue that driver. If a defective car part caused the accident, you would sue the parts manufacturer. However, what happens when your car accident involves a government entity or agency? You call a Read more . . .


Friday, April 20, 2018

Top 5 Causes of Spinal Cord Injury or Paralysis


A spinal cord injury (SCI) can change a person’s life forever. Trauma to the cord can cause a variety of SCI injuries including bruising, damage to the nerves, dislocated vertebrae, fractures, and paralysis. The consequences of an SCI can result in substantial financial and personal losses.

Because most injuries to the spine are the result of trauma from an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Contact our Read more . . .


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Car Accident Victims Beware: Know Your Statute of Limitations


How long do I have to file a personal injury claim after my car accident in Texas?

A case out of Texas should serve as a reminder to all car accident plaintiffs of the importance of filing early. A Texas appeals panel recently held that a car accident plaintiff lost her right to pursue damages against a tire company because the suit, while filed timely, was not served within the statute of limitations against the defendant. This case illustrates the harsh stance that the law takes on untimely claims. Anyone injured in a Read more . . .


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