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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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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

What is my Personal Injury Case Worth - Determining Damages in Texas Auto Accidents

If you’ve been injured in an automobile accident, you probably have lots of questions.  Unraveling who is responsible for what damage and then figuring out how much that damage cost can be a maddening affair.  And while there is no set formula or equation the courts use to determine the amount of damages, there are a handful of factors that they usually consider, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Lost income
  • “Non-economic” damages

Medical Expenses and Property Damage

One of the easiest steps in calculating damages from an accident is tallying up the bills.


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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Reason For Afternoon Motorcycle Accident Unknown, One Severely Injured

What You Must Know if you are Involved in a Motorcycle Accident With a Municipal Vehicle

On the afternoon of June 30 in San Angelo, Texas, there was a traffic collision that appeared similar to many others.  A motorcyclist and her passenger were out for a ride on a 2002 Honda; that Honda ended up underneath of an F-150. Thankfully, although the rider had to be flown to Dallas for emergency medical care, her condition is now stable and she is recovering; her passenger suffered only minor injuries and declined treatment at the scene of the collision.  The officers that responded conducted a preliminary investigation into


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Monday, August 7, 2017

Who May Be Found Liable in Texas Airplane Accidents?

Flying an airplane is a marvel of modern technology, using thousands of intricate and complicated machines to hold many tons of people and equipment in the air.  So when planes crash, the reasons tend to be equally complicated.  For that reason, many states have chosen to write special laws that apply to liability for damages caused by an airplane accident.  

Texas, however, applies the same law to plane crashes as it applies to any other sort of claim for damages based on negligence, an approach that was affirmed by the United States Supreme Court in 1983 (see Brooks v.


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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

What You Must Know if you are Involved in a Motorcycle Accident With a Municipal Vehicle

On the afternoon of June 30 in San Angelo, Texas, there was a traffic collision that appeared similar to many others.  A motorcyclist and her passenger were out for a ride on a 2002 Honda; that Honda ended up underneath of an F-150. Thankfully, although the rider had to be flown to Dallas for emergency medical care, her condition is now stable and she is recovering; her passenger suffered only minor injuries and declined treatment at the scene of the collision.  The officers that responded conducted a preliminary investigation into


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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Famed Voiceover Artist Dies in Parachuting Accident in Texas

Who is liable in the event of a parachuting accident?

Randy Schell, a well-known voiceover artist whose work appears in several popular TV shows, such as Dancing With the Stars and Fear the Walking Dead, recently died in a parachuting accident in Houston.  The accident occurred when Schell collided with another skydiver when skydiving with Houston’s Skydive Spaceland.  Skydive Spaceland released a statement claiming that both jumpers involved in the accident had made at least one successful skydive earlier in the day.  The jumpers deployed their parachutes in a normal manner than collided afterwards.  Schell did not survive the landing.


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Monday, July 17, 2017

How Texas Damages Caps Can Affect Your Traumatic Brain Injury Case

Traumatic brain injuries can have life-long effects for both you and your family. It is estimated that 5.3 million Americans suffer lifelong disabilities as a


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Friday, July 14, 2017

Top 5 Small Airplane Accident Causes

For hundreds of years, the human species has been obsessed with taking to the skies. Since then, thousands of people have died in plane crashes. In fact, statistics are now showing that traveling in small planes is more dangerous than traveling in a car, about


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Common Types of Car Accidents: T-Bone Accidents

Who is liable in a side impact crash?

Side impact or t-bone accidents are some of the most common, but serious types of car accidents to occur on Texas roadways.  T-bone accidents happen when one vehicle is hit on the side by the front or rear of another motor vehicle, creating an accident in the shape of a “T.”  These accidents often happen in intersections, and depending on the area of impact, they can result in serious injuries.  Our


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Monday, June 19, 2017

Scientists Link Fracking to Explosion That Severely Injured Texas Family

Who May Be Found Liable For The Family’s Injuries?

A Texas family was severely injured by an explosion in their family’s pump house, which was linked to a fracking expedition occurring less than half a mile away, according to a recent EcoWatch article.

The explosion in August 2014 caused severe burns to a former oil field worker and his father, wife, and daughter, after the pump house on their property exploded in a “fireball.”  The four members of the family were all within twenty feet of the pump house when it exploded, and all four suffered serious injuries, including severe burns, according to the complaint filed in their case against the fracking company.


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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Car Accident Injuries: Broken Bones

What damages could I receive if I break a bone in a car accident?

Broken bones are some of the most common injuries you may suffer in a car accident.  The force of a collision has the potential to break nearly any bone in the body.  Broken bones can be incredibly painful and may even require surgery, which could lead to long recovery times and potential complications.  Car accident victims who have sustained a broken bone will need to seek immediate treatment to ensure their injury heals correctly. 


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