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May 23
2018

 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 [...]

Apr 26
2018

Motorcycle Safety Tips Texas Riders Need to Know

Motorcycle Accidents | Personal Injury

Looking forward to riding your motorcycle this spring? Here are the best ways to enjoy your bike while staying safe on Texas roadways.

Do an Inspection

It’s always important to check that your motorcycle is in top working order before heading out on a ride. Check the tires for signs of wear and fill with air if needed. Make sure the oil has recently been changed and isn’t leaking. Top off your coolant. Ensure that your lights are working. Test your throttle and brakes before heading out.

These quick tests could make all the difference in avoiding an accident.

Watch the Weather

If the forecast includes rain or high winds, you may want to consider riding on a different [...]

Mar 29
2018

The Most Common Construction Accidents in Texas

Construction Accidents | Personal Injury | Work Injury

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries for workers, as illustrated by two recent stories of injuries and death.

On January 10, a crane injured two workers when it fell at an Austin worksite. The crane operator was attempting to lift a concrete wall when a chain snapped and dropped the wall. One man was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, while the other refused treatment.

A representative from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said that the crane’s rigging may have been defective, or the insert came loose from the concrete. Smaller cranes, like the one used at the site, have fewer built-in safety devices than large cranes, and have safety systems that [...]

Feb 24
2018

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 [...]

Feb 18
2018

Common Ways That Kids in Texas Get Injured

Child Injury and Accidents | Personal Injury

No parent wants his or her child to experience an injury. Yet every day, countless Texas children are injured in a wide variety of ways.

In fact, injuries account for the majority of emergency room visits for Texas children. According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control, over 12,000 children between the ages of zero to 19 die from unintentional injuries, and more than nine million are treated for injuries every year in the U.S.

Below, we’re going to detail the most common ways kids in Texas get injured, how you can protect your child, and how to get help if another’s negligence was involved.

Falls

Children are natural explorers, and because of this they face falling risks [...]

Feb 2
2018

Understanding Texas Premises Liability Law

Personal Injury | Premises Liability | Slip and Falls

If you are injured on another person’s property and that injury occurred due to unsafe conditions or negligence, the property owner can be held liable for damages under premises liability law.

Premises liability cases are some of the hardest types of cases to pursue in Texas, as they are often complex and necessitate that the plaintiff prove many elements to make a successful case. Below we’ve provided a breakdown of Texas premises liability law, including what elements must be proven to make a successful case.

A knowledgeable Texas premises liability attorney can help you better understand if you have a strong case for premises liability and help you determine how best to move forward.

Types of Premises Liability Cases

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Jan 18
2018

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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