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Feb 24

Parties Who Can Potentially Be Held Liable in a Texas Auto Accident

Personal Injury | Auto Accidents


If you are in a Texas auto accident, the answer to who’s at fault is usually fairly straight forward. There might be some questions, but generally speaking the responsible party will be either you or the other driver.

Not always, though. There are certain situations where other parties can be held liable instead of or in addition to the driver. It all depends on the specific details of your case. In this post, we’ll outline several different scenarios to illustrate how different parties may have caused your crash.

Other drivers

We mentioned this briefly above, but it’s worth going into in a bit more detail.

The simplest auto accident occurs when one driver hits another. If the driver who [...]

Jan 18

Types of Damages You Can Sue for after a Texas Auto Accident

Personal Injury | Auto Accidents

“Damages.” That’s the word used to describe the various bad things that might happen to you after to getting hurt in an accident due to another’s negligence that are financially quantifiable and can potentially be paid back to you.

Things like accruing medical bills. Losing out on wages. Experiencing pain and suffering.

If you file a personal injury claim after a car crash in Texas, state laws govern the specific types of compensation you can receive if you win. Below, we’re going to detail the actual items that you can sue someone over to give you a better sense of how much compensation you could potentially win.

These are some of the economic reasons to consider filing a lawsuit:[...]

Dec 28

Watch Out for Drunk Drivers over the Holidays

Personal Injury | Auto Accidents | Drunk Driving Accidents

For many people, the winter holidays bring an infectious joy that comes from extra time spent with loved ones and a season dedicated to merry-making and thankfulness. It truly can be the most wonderful time of the year.

Be careful not to let those joyous feelings make you less wary and aware of your surroundings though. Bad things still happen over the holiday season. People steal gifts and break into houses. Poorly attended meals can cause food poisoning. Drunk individuals make the bad decision to get behind the wheel of their car and head out on the same roads that you use.

You wouldn’t turn off your house alarm or eat turkey that had been sitting out overnight. So why [...]

Nov 30

The Rules – and Your Rights – after Getting into a Texas Car Crash

Personal Injury | Auto Accidents

In 2016, the state of Texas experienced 3,773 fatalities from car crashes. Thousands of other Texans were involved in other non-fatal crashes.

Those statistics just begin to paint the picture, though.

Texas Motor Vehicle Crashes – By the Numbers

  • Every 57 seconds, one reportable crash happened.
  • Every 2 hours and 20 minutes, one person was killed in a crash.
  • Every 1 minute and 59 seconds, one person was injured in a crash.
  • The number of people who sustained a serious injury from a crash was 17,582.
  • The number of people injured in crashes was 265,076.
  • Over 43% of those individuals killed in crashes were not wearing seat belts or restraints.
  • Accidents involving one vehicle that ran off the road killed

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