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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 [...]

Feb 18

Common Ways That Kids in Texas Get Injured

Personal Injury | Child Injury and Accidents

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.


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

Feb 2

Understanding Texas Premises Liability Law

Personal Injury | Slip and Falls | Premises Liability

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

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:[...]

Jan 5

You Can Fight Back If Hurt by a Defective Product in Texas

Personal Injury | Product Liability

The holidays are behind us, and most of us have returned to business as usual. However, if you were injured by a Christmas gift, you may be facing painful and debilitating injuries that compromise your lifestyle and financial future.

If you believe that your product-related injuries are due to defects in the product, or that the manufacturer failed to warn you of the risk for injury, you may be able to seek damages for your injuries through a product liability suit.

Product liability law in Texas is often complex, and proving that the manufacturer is liable for your injuries requires an extensive investigation of the product and thorough documentation of the accident and injuries. A knowledgeable Texas personal injury attorney[...]

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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