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Friday, November 24, 2017

How Do I Recover Monetary Compensation from a Drunk Driver in Texas?


If you’ve been hit by a drunk driver, the police and district attorney will take care of prosecuting him or her criminally.  And while that’s a necessary step, the fines the driver pays generally go to the State of Texas, so it’s not very helpful to accident victims who have had injuries and setbacks as a result of the collision.  To address those issues, the injured driver needs to seek justice in the civil courts. This is where having a Read more . . .


Monday, November 20, 2017

Woman checking on her Disabled Vehicle Hit, Killed by Motorist on Texas 114


Tips on Avoiding Injury Following a Highway Breakdown

A Fort Worth woman was killed when she was hit by a vehicle while she was checking on her disabled car on 22 September, 2017. The accident occurred at about 9p.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

I Was Injured While Lane Splitting on my Motorcycle - Can I Sue The Driver That Hit Me?


Texas is a land of wide-open spaces, and those of us who ride motorcycles here know about the wide-open spaces between lanes of cars on Texas highways.  When those lanes of cars aren’t moving, it can seem like a good idea to slide your bike into that gap and move through the traffic like a fish through water.  But even though lane splitting is not explicitly illegal in Texas, it’s not strictly legal, either.  As a result, if you’re injured while lane splitting you could end up in a legal pickle. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident due to lane splitting, an attorney specializing in Read more . . .


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Recreational Marijuana May Drive Up the Rate of Car Accidents


Could car accident rates increase if Texas approves recreational marijuana?

With several states across the nation moving towards the approval of recreational marijuana, more studies are being released concerning the potential impacts of marijuana usage on public safety.   One such study has found an alarming link between the legalization of recreational marijuana and car accidents.  Our Texas automobile accident lawyers discuss the potential impact of marijuana use on automobile accident rates and your rights if injured by a drugged driver.
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Monday, October 9, 2017

I Was Burned During a Hot Stone Massage - Can I Sue For Disfigurement?

Yes, you can sue for disfigurement.

Hot stone massages should be relaxing and rejuvenating, that’s why they are so popular. Massage therapists are trained to use just the right amount of heat, apply just the right amount of pressure and be mindful of their patients, especially considering the stones used are very hot. Sadly, there are instances where clients have suffered burns while receiving hot stone massages from untrained or negligent massage therapists. Sometimes, the spa may not even be licensed.


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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Texas Boating Accidents

How can I keep my family safe while on the water?

A horrific accident recently resulted in the deaths of two teenage boys who were out on a sailboat trip in Avinger, Texas.  Authorities report that a group of boys from a Texas Boy Scouts troop were traveling on a sailboat when the vessel hit an overhead power line.  Two boys, ages 16 and 18, died at the scene from apparent electrocution.  A third child, age 11, was critically injured.  All of the boys were wearing personal flotation devices.


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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Understanding The Cost of Living With Severe Burn Injuries

Many of us suffered first-degree burns while cooking or working with chemicals. These burns may hurt, but they are minor and do not penetrate the outer layer of the skin. For minor burns, we may apply a skin cream or antibiotic and move on with our lives.

Some people, however, suffer from more serious second- or third-degree burns if they are involved in a house fire or fire caused by a car accident, or when working with caustic chemicals. These burns may penetrate all the layers of the skin and even damage tissue underneath.


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Friday, September 15, 2017

What To Do When You Are Involved in an Accident With a Commercial Truck in Texas

Commercial truck accidents are traumatic events. You do not wish to ever be involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, a construction vehicle, bobtail truck, cement mixer or any other commercial truck. Because of their size and weight, a collision with such a truck can cause severe personal injury, property damage and in the worst cases, death.

If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, there are a number of steps you should take immediately afterward. Often, injured drivers or passengers fail to act responsibly at the scene of the accident, costing them their compensation claims or even worse, committing an offense.


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Monday, September 11, 2017

Proving Negligence in Commercial Trucking Accidents

The Great State of Texas is crisscrossed with highways, and those highways are full of 18-wheelers and other heavy trucks.  Most truckers are hardworking, responsible drivers because they know that in big trucks even little mistakes can cause tremendous damage.  But sometimes, even truckers make mistakes, and because Texas highways are often crowded, those mistakes frequently involve other people.


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Monday, August 28, 2017

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

Can I sue for a car accident?

If you have been injured in a serious accident, you have likely wondered whether you are entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.  Your right to sue after a car accident, slip and fall, or other severe accident is not automatic; rather, you must meet certain legal criteria to have a viable personal injury claim.  You can begin analyzing your right to sue by considering the following three factors:

  1. Did you suffer personal injuries?

    To bring a personal injury lawsuit in addition to or instead of an insurance claim, you need to have suffered a personal injury.


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