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Sep 11

A Parent’s Guide to Criminal Liability in Child Accidents

Child Injury and Accidents

Summer is coming to an end, and school is starting back up. After the past five months of tense quarantine, the school year is offering parents a way to slowly bring their children back into society. While this is certainly something that makes many people happy, it’s not a completely risk-free course of action.

Kids who haven’t been able to play with others in months are now back in contact with others. It’s completely understandable that these kids might be feeling a little reckless after so long cooped up. Being a kid involves some accidents, and the current national situation may have exacerbated this tendency.

The problem with accidents caused by kids is the question of liability. After a child [...]

Sep 10

Head, Body, and Lung Protection: Texas Oilfield Gear You Need

Oilfield Accidents | Oilfield Safety

Working in the Texas oilfields is a rewarding and lucrative career for many, but it’s also quite dangerous. The oil and gas industry is highly regulated throughout the United States, operating under both state and federal laws to help ensure worker safety. Still, sometimes injuries due to working in this industry cannot be avoided.

Protective gear is one area that those in this industry cannot afford to slack on. If you become sick or are injured through your work in the Texas oil fields, regardless of safety gear, then there are actions you can take to be compensated.

Here’s what you should know about the protective gear needed in the oil industry and how a personal injury claim can [...]

Aug 27

Wearing a Cycling Helmet in Texas Impacts Modified Comparative Fault

Bicycle Accidents

Cycling is an excellent way to stay active, especially in the COVID era when social distancing makes other forms of exercise infeasible.

Still, from 2010 to 2016 there were 16,807 reported bicycle crashes in Texas, resulting in nearly 10,000 injuries and over 350 fatalities. Tarrant County is actually one of the top locations for bicycle accidents in the state.

Many of these serious injuries and fatalities were preventable if it weren’t for the other party’s negligence. If you are injured on your bicycle due to another motorist’s negligence, you have every right to seek compensation to cover the costs of your injuries.

However, proving fault can be harder than you think, and requires a thorough understanding of Texas modified comparative [...]

Aug 23

Does a Catastrophic Injury Mean a Bigger Payout in Texas?

Catastrophic Injuries

Being injured in an accident is always a stressful, negative experience. Some injuries are more traumatic than others, though.

The law recognizes this in Texas, deeming some injuries “catastrophic.” An injury can be life-changing without being legally considered “catastrophic,” however.

Understanding what sets catastrophic injuries apart can help you receive the damages you’re owed. Learn here how catastrophic injuries are defined, and how they affect legal damages.

What Is a Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic injuries are permanent, negatively life-changing events. A catastrophic injury is defined as one that leads to long-term, debilitating symptoms. It is typically extremely difficult to recover after a catastrophic injury, and the injured person may be permanently handicapped.

The injured person is likely to be unable [...]

Aug 18

Has a Texas Summer Hail Storm Got You at Odds with Insurance?

Hail Damage Claims | Homeowner Insurance Claims

In early June, residents across North Texas were awoken in the middle of the night by the sound of large hail crashing onto their homes and vehicles.

The surprise hail storm dropped baseball-sized pieces of hail onto North Texas towns like Carrolton and Arlington. The severe storms left serious damage to windows, car lights, and trees.

According to the Insurance Council of Texas, a total of 20,000 structures and 25,000 vehicles were damaged during the hail storm, in fact. The estimated total insured losses? A staggering $425 million.

How to Identify Hail Damage After a Texas Hail Storm

The most recent storm’s hail damage may have been catastrophic, but it was hardly unusual. According to research from, Texas is [...]

Aug 11

When the Drunk Driver Isn’t at Fault in a Texas Auto Accident

Auto Accidents | Drunk Driving Accidents

Common sense would seem to tell you that if someone is drinking and driving in our state and you get into an accident with them, they’re the one who’s going to be at fault. After all, everyone knows that it’s illegal to drive while intoxicated.

Moreover, it’s common knowledge that alcohol makes you impaired. Stands to reason that the impaired individual is the one that caused the crash, right?

The Drunk Driver Isn’t Always Found Liable

For better or worse, it is not always the case that the impaired individual is the one who caused the accident, and Texas law recognizes this. While it is certainly true that driving drunk will increase someone’s chances of being found liable if they [...]

Aug 5

What to Consider Before You Settle Your TX Motorcycle Accident Claim

Auto Accidents | Motorcycle Accidents

Despite being one of the finest states for a scenic motorcycle ride, Texas is also among the most dangerous states for motorcyclists.

Every year, hundreds of motorcyclists die in accidents on Texas roads. An estimated 16% of all automotive deaths in our state involve motorcycles. And every year, thousands of motorcyclists are seriously injured in accidents in Texas.

No matter how hard you try to stay safe, motorcycle accidents do happen. That’s why we compiled this guide to help you protect your rights as a motorcycle crash victim.

First Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident

If you or a fellow passenger has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it’s important to remain as calm as possible. Your[...]

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