Recent Blog Posts
Why Is My Car Crash Case Taking So Long To Settle?
Car crash claims sometimes settle almost immediately, if the insurance company rolls over and plays dead. That usually doesn’t happen. In fact, insurance companies usually retain high-priced lawyers whose only job is to find legal loopholes that reduce or deny compensation in the case. Additionally, the settlement value, which is the starting point for… Read More »
Causes Of Wrongful Death In Texas
In 2020, unintentional injuries, mostly one of the three incidents listed below, killed over 200,000 Americans. Negligence, or a lack of care, usually causes these injuries and deaths. Incidentally, this figure does not include assaults and homicides. Individuals are legally responsible for these incidents, but property owners are typically financially responsible for these injuries… Read More »
Breaking Down A Left-Turn Motorcycle Accident In Texas
A combination of rider behavior and driver negligence, mostly driver negligence, causes most of the left-turn motorcycle accidents in Houston. According to the landmark Hurt Report, these incidents make up about a third of motorcycle accidents. Generally, a tortfeasor (negligent driver) is waiting at an intersection to make an unprotected left turn against traffic…. Read More »
Five Ways Uneducated Drivers Kill Bicyclists
Harris County has one of the largest number of bicycle riders in the state, mostly because the cities in Harris County are mostly dense, urban areas. Yet Harris County also has some of the most uneducated drivers in the state, when it comes to bicycle safety. In other words, many drivers put bicyclists at… Read More »
What Causes Truck Crashes?
Most Texas drivers have a duty of reasonable care. They must avoid traffic accidents when possible. Truck drivers are common carriers in Texas. Since they are professional drivers, they have a higher duty of care. The law reflects this higher duty of care. A lower speed limit applies to large trucks. The general duty… Read More »
Top Five Slip-And-Fall Injuries
Falls are the leading cause of ER visits in the United States. Every year, emergency responders rush over eight million fall victims to hospital emergency rooms. ER treatment is usually just the beginning. As outlined below, fall injuries usually require extensive emergency care, followed by months of physical therapy. These incidents cause emotional injuries… Read More »
Hit-And-Run Driver Strikes 3-Year-Old
Police have few clues as they search for a speeding SUV driver who hit and seriously injured a 3-year-old girl who was playing in the street. HPD investigators said the child was taken to a hospital in unknown condition. They said she was alert and breathing but was crying and said she was in… Read More »
If A U-Haul Truck Hits Me, Can I Sue The Company?
Fully-loaded 15’ U-Haul moving trucks often weigh more than 25,000 pounds. The massive weight usually causes catastrophic injuries. Texas has a very weak vicarious liability law. So, in order for these victims to sue the company, they must bypass the federal Graves Amendment. This law protects companies like U-Haul and Enterprise from lawsuits when… Read More »
Supplemental Evidence In Personal Injury Claims
Evidence immediately available at the scene of a collision is usually enough to make a prima facie case. This preliminary case is strong enough to survive procedural motions. However, it is not strong enough to overcome insurance company legal challenges and obtain maximum compensation for victims. Attorneys usually need additional evidence to do these… Read More »
Local Police Search For Two Hit-And-Run Drivers
Investigators have few clues in two separate hit-and-run accidents that killed two electric scooter riders. In one wreck, a pickup truck driving in the very left lane on Pease Street near Louisiana hit a man who was crossing the street on an electric scooter. An eyewitness said the pickup truck driver, who didn’t stop,… Read More »