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Jun 15

4 Elements You Must Prove to Win Your Texas Auto Accident Claim

Auto Accidents | Auto Insurance Claims

If you are trying to win an auto accident claim in Texas, your attorney must be able to prove that four specific elements are true in your case:

  • Duty
  • Breach
  • Causation
  • Damages

In this post, we’re going to explain those four elements and how they apply to auto accident claims.

Breaking Down the Four Elements of Liability in Texas

These are the four elements that must make up a successful auto accident claim in Texas.

Element 1: Duty

Duty is the legal obligation that one person or entity has in regards to another person or entity. As it applies to automobiles, if you possess a valid driver’s license, you have a duty to obey traffic laws and drive under reasonable [...]

May 23

 Some of the Most Common Personal Injury Claims in Texas

Auto Accidents | Defective Products | Dog Bites | Personal Injury | Slip and Falls

If you are thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit, here are the most common examples of cases that are successfully awarded by the Texas court system.

Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits Filed by People in Texas

You have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit if someone’s negligence caused harm to you, and serious injury was the result. In these cases, you can seek compensation for medical bills, lost income, property damage, or pain and suffering. These are the most likely cases to be won by plaintiffs in Texas.

Car Accident Injuries

If another was at fault for the injuries you sustained in a car accident, you may have grounds for an auto crash lawsuit.

In Texas, the courts [...]

May 8

Ways Others’ Negligence Causes Texas Auto Accidents

Auto Accidents

Were you recently involved in an auto accident you believe to be someone else’s fault? In this post, we’ll cover common ways that others’ negligent or reckless behavior can cause car accidents.

Distracted Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that driver error causes more accidents than any other reason. The most common reason for driver error? Distracted driving.

Distracted driving occurs for many reasons, including the following:

  • Texting
  • Talking on the phone
  • Eating
  • Conversation
  • Applying makeup
  • Reading
  • Tending to children
  • Reaching for something
  • Programming the navigation system or radio

These activities take a driver’s attention off the road. Even a second or two of distraction can lead to an accident. If any of these elements were [...]

Mar 22

How to Sue the Government over Your Car Crash Injury

Auto Accidents


If you recently experienced a car crash injury, ask yourself: could a governmental entity in Texas be at fault?

Last year, Kelly Talamantes and her husband were riding their motorcycle in Fort Worth. At the intersection of North Beach Street and Heritage Trace Parkway, they proceeded through on a green light, but were struck by a vehicle who attempted a left turn on a blinking yellow light.

Talamantes’ husband died in the crash, and her leg was amputated. Now, she is suing the city of Fort Worth based on the claim that the blinking yellow light wasn’t working.

Even though studies have shown that blinking yellow lights are safe, seven auto accidents occurred right after the light was installed [...]

Mar 21

Just How Dangerous is Driving Distracted in Texas?

Auto Accidents | Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is on the rise in Texas, and law enforcement officials are cracking down with new regulations to curb the crash rates.

In this post, we’ll detail statistics on distracted driving and tell you about the new required course for Texas drivers. We’ll also let you know what you can do to hold someone liable for your injuries in a Texas distracted driving accident.

What Exactly Does Distracted Driving Entail?

Distracted driving covers a wide variety of activities people do while driving that divert their attention from their main job of driving. Distracted driving is a hazard to the driver, passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers. Examples of distracted driving are many and varied and include:

  • Texting
  • Posting on social
Feb 24

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

Auto Accidents | Personal Injury


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

Auto Accidents | Personal Injury

“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:[...]

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