Category Archives: Personal Injury
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Kinds Of Swimming Pool Injuries In Texas
Swimming pool drownings are the leading cause of death, not just the leading cause of accidental death, for children under 4. A few moments under the surface is sufficient to cause brain asphyxia and death. Additionally, a young child could drown in as little as a few feet of water. Drownings are the most… Read More »
Do Fall Injury Victims Always Get Settlements?
Sadly, the answer to this question is no, especially in Texas. The Lone Star State has a very weak res ipsa loquitur rule. This Latin phrase means “the thing speaks for itself.” Assume Max falls down the stairs and there were no witnesses. In most states, RIL applies, and jurors may presume that owner… Read More »
Common Defenses In Wrongful Death Claims
Every year, a combination of motor vehicle collisions, unintentional poisonings, mostly drug overdoses, and falls causes almost 90 percent of the wrongful deaths in the United States. Negligence or a defective or dangerous product causes almost all of these incidents. For example, driver error causes about 98 percent of the vehicle collisions in Texas…. Read More »
Ex-Reddit Moderator Claims She Developed PTSD
Court documents allege that two years of moderating videos that featured “live stream shooting massacres, child sex abuse materials, depictions of bestiality, and extreme gore” caused a woman’s Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. According to a suit filed Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court, a former content moderator for the website witnessed “hundreds of acts… Read More »
Legal Options In Fort Bend County Dog Bite Injury Matters
Since 2012, the average homeowners insurance dog bite settlement payment has increased 44 percent. In just these few short years, medical bills have increased, and, perhaps more importantly, doctors know how to treat the physical and emotional injuries that most dog bites cause. The physical wounds include head injuries and other wounds which are… Read More »