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  • How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Texas?

    All states, including Texas, has imposed statutory limits on the amount of time you have to go to court and file a personal injury lawsuit. In general, the time limit is known as the “statute of limitations.” These deadlines vary based on the type of case you wish to file. For personal injury cases in Texas, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit in ...
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  • After an Uber/Lyft Accident: What's Next?

    Using a ridesharing service, such as Uber or Lyft, has become a common form of transportation over the past few years. Whether you want to avoid drunk driving or dealing with traffic, you can request a ride within minutes with a few taps on your cellphone screen. But when it comes to car accidents , however, crashes involving Uber or Lyft drivers can be quite complicated. While you can handle a ...
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  • 6 Tips to Prevent Car Accidents

    When you drive, it is critical to do whatever it takes to be safe and avoid getting involved in car accidents . Sometimes, however, collisions are unavoidable. But fortunately, there are also many accidents that could’ve been prevented, especially if people were just doing the things they are supposed to be doing when they operate a vehicle. Make sure you follow all the rules of the road and be ...
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  • How Long Does Whiplash Last?

    One of the most common injuries in car accidents is whiplash. This occurs when the neck is suddenly or violently jolted in one direction and then another, causing a whip-like motion that results in sprains or strains to the structures in the neck. The most common symptoms associated with whiplash are pain and stiffness in the neck, but they can also extend to the shoulders, arms, upper back, and ...
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  • Brain Injuries and Memory Loss

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result in a variety of debilitating consequences, such as memory loss. Whether someone temporarily loses specific memories or lose the ability to form long-term memories, memory loss from head injuries vary widely in scope and severity. The following types of memory loss can happen due to a traumatic brain injury: Short-term memory loss Long-term memory loss ...
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  • Keep an Eye Out for Swimming Pool Accidents This Summer

    With summer in full swing, millions of Americans flock to private and public swimming pools to cool off and enjoy the warm weather. However, swimming pools present dangers that can result in accidents, injuries, and fatalities. According to reports by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 400 people drown in swimming pools and spas every year, while thousands more suffer injuries in ...
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  • Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents

    Because of the limited protection offered to motorcyclists, motorcycle accidents are typically more devastating and shocking compared to car accidents . Motorcyclist deaths occurred 27 times more frequently than fatalities in other vehicles. Furthermore, motorcyclists are six times as likely to be injured compared to drivers of motor vehicles. The following are the most common injuries from ...
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  • Dangers of Texting & Driving

    From communication with others and posting on social media platforms to keeping up with current events and conducting day-to-day activities, cellphones have become an integral part of our lives. However, we seem to be on our phones constantly, especially when we are driving in your vehicles. According to the National Safety Council, cellphone use while driving leads to approximately 1.6 million ...
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  • Tips for Summer Road Trip Prep

    Road trips are adventures that build memories for many families, but accidents can happen. Prevent mishaps and injuries by preparing for your trip with safety in mind. Here are some tips to help you get ready for your trip. Get Your Car Ready Your car will play a big role in keeping your trip safe and on schedule. Before you take the trip, you should give your car a thorough inspection. Schedule ...
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  • Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death?

    Losing a loved one is an incredibly painful experience, and it can be even more painful if their death could have been avoided. Wrongful death claims can help a family recover damages after the loss of their loved one, including the support of their income. Texas has several laws about wrongful death lawsuits, including who is able to file one. In Texas, the family of the deceased has two years ...
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  • National Safety Month: Our Top Tips to Prevent Common Accidents

    June is National Safety Month, when the National Safety Council (NSC) and thousands of other organizations focus on encouraging safe practices and protecting ourselves and those around us by reducing accidents. Each June, these organizations come together to raise awareness of the leading causes of injury and death on the road, at work, and at home. In honor of National Safety Month, we are ...
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  • Defensive Driving Tips to Help Prevent Accidents

    Preventing car accidents is the duty of every driver on the road. Negligent drivers can cause accidents and injuries, but you can avoid being involved in one with some smart driving. Learn these defensive driving tips to help you prevent a car accident . Think about safety first. Avoiding aggressive driving habits will make you a safer driver, and can make you more aware of other drivers’ actions. ...
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  • Why UIM/UM Coverage Is Important

    Texas is an at-fault insurance state, which means if people get into a car accident, typically one or the other driver is “at fault” in the crash. Some states are “no fault”—each person involved must rely on his or her own auto insurance to cover all damages for himself or herself, even if the other driver was responsible. However, Texas assigns fault to the driver who was at fault in the crash, ...
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  • Employers Opting Out of Workers' Comp

    Most states in the country require companies to provide workers’ compensation to employees injured on the jobs. However, Texas does not. Texas allows companies to opt out of workers’ comp and replace it with their own regulations. New employees also might not know what they’ve signed up for with all the new-hire paperwork they get handed until they actually get injured. For example, John Hernandez ...
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  • Safety Tips for Motorcycle Riders

    You’ll be hard-pressed to find a motorcycle rider who doesn’t love their bike almost as much as their life itself. However, many riders will place their lives at an increased risk by ignoring or avoiding important safety protocols. A motorcycle accident can cause serious injuries that can impact you for the rest of your life, so it’s important to protect yourself against these injuries by ...
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