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Monday, July 17, 2017

Common Types of Car Accidents: Side Impact Crashes

Who is liable in a T-bone accident?

Side impact, or T-bone, crashes are a common and serious type of car accident that occurs on Texas roadways every day.  Side impact accidents happen mostly at intersections.  These crashes often involve two vehicles traveling in different directions through an intersection.  One vehicle hits the side of the other vehicle, causing a T-bone crash.  Our Read more . . .

Monday, July 10, 2017

Traumatic Brain Injury Basics

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can occur any time the head suffers a blow, jolt, or bump. The most frequent cause of traumatic brain injuries is personal injuries, such as auto accidents and falls.

Every year, millions of Americans suffer from brain injuries, and over half of those are severe enough to warrant a visit to the hospital.
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Summer Boating Safety Tips

What are the top causes of boating accidents?

Boating is synonymous with summer.  As the temperatures rise and kids get out of school, many families take to the waterways across Texas on their boats or other watercrafts.  Recently, in Conroe, Texas, a 50-year-old man was killed after being thrown from a boat that crashed on Lake Conroe.  The accident happened during the nighttime hours.  Three other people were aboard the vessel when it crashed, throwing the accident victim off.
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Friday, June 9, 2017

Houston School Explosion Injures Pre-schoolers

Q: Who is responsible for damages in a school explosion?

The Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy forced the nation to face the unsettling fact that our children are susceptible to unthinkable threats from the outside while attending school. Unfortunately, they are also susceptible to unthinkable, though less sinister, dangers from within.

Explosion injury is not something you expect to happen at school, especially to preschool age children.
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Keep Your Teen Driver Safe This Summer

How can I encourage my teen to be a safer driver this summer?

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has dubbed summer the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers.  During the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, teens take to the roads in high numbers, leading to soaring rates of teen accidents.  It is anticipated that at least ten accidents involving teens will occur each day during the summer time, which represents an over 15 percent increase from school time accident rates.  Our Read more . . .

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Taxes and Personal Injury Settlements

The IRS defines income as any money, property, or services that you receive. Generally, all income is taxable unless it is specifically exempt by law. Technically speaking, personal injury settlements are income based on the IRS’s definition.
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Sunday, May 7, 2017

When Luck Ran Out: Catastrophe on the Tracks

Q: Is it negligence if a track owner fails to attend to problems at a railroad crossing where multiple accidents have occurred and another vehicle gets stuck and struck there?

Texans know that size matters. At least in terms of personal injury accidents, it does.

Generally speaking, in cases of great disparity the larger, heavier vehicle offers better protection in a collision and its occupants may fare better in an accident. For example, in a pedestrian–car accident, the car always fares better. In a car-bus accident, the bus fares better.
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Driver Who Hit a Texas Church Bus Admits to Texting, Taking Medication

Who is at-fault in the Texas church bus accident?

A horrific bus crash in Texas recently left 13 dead and two injured. Now, as new details emerge about the accident, it appears the driver of the pickup truck that collided with the church minibus was distracted and potentially under the influence of medication.  The accident happened when the 20-year-old driver of a pickup truck crossed the center marker on U.S. 83, striking a bus head on.
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Monday, May 1, 2017

Shipping Company Settles Several Wrongful Death Lawsuits Following Tragic Maritime Disaster

In October 2015, as hurricane Joaquin bore down on the Gulf Coast states, Puerto Rico-based cargo shipping company Totes Services made the doomed decision to send its El Faro vessel from Jacksonville to San Juan, Puerto Rico – despite high winds and unsafe conditions in the seas. Tragically, 33 seamen lost their lives that fateful day when the ship lost all electric power and eventually succumbed to the depths of the ocean. The incident, deemed by the U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board as one of the

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Dealing with the Insurance Company After an Accident

Even minor car accidents can be traumatic. It is not uncommon for victims to be unsure of what to do next after an accident. Insurance companies are often the first contact after an accident, especially if the crash was not your fault. Even though they may seem like a helping hand in a confusing time, the other driver’s insurance company does not have your best interests at heart. Instead, they may try to take advantage of your confusion and manipulate you into saying things you did not mean to settle for far less than what your case is worth.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Texas Woman Gets Walmart Premises Liability Lawsuit Filed in the Nick of Time

A recent personal injury lawsuit involving mega-retailer Wal-Mart serves as an important reminder of the importance of the state statute of limitations. The lawsuit, which was filed just days before the two-year deadline for injury claims, sets out a series of factual allegations against the store which could possibly result in a lucrative resolution for the plaintiff. However, had the plaintiff missed the deadline – no matter how inadvertent – the law generally imposes a bar on recovery, provided certain “tolling” defenses are not available.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was shopping in a Beaumont-area store in April 2015 when she Read more . . .

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