Blog Posts in 2017

  • 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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  • Can I Sue for a Dog Bite in Texas?

    If you were recently attacked or bitten by a dog and suffered serious injury in Texas, it is imperative to understand the state’s rules when it comes to a dog owner’s civil liability. Unlike most states, Texas does not have a statute which specifically covers a dog owner’s responsibility for damages caused by their pet biting another person. However, a victim can file a personal injury lawsuit ...
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  • Causes of Jackknife Accidents

    The sight of a tractor trailer swinging towards you sideways is one of the most terrifying sights you can imagine. This is called a jackknife accident, and they are the unfortunate cause of numerous serious injuries every year. Jackknifing is the term for when a tractor trailer loses traction and careens out of control, often dragging the truck itself with it due to its immense weight. One of the ...
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  • An Out-of-State Driver Injured Me. Is My Accident Different?

    Getting into a car accident can be frustrating, especially if an out-of-state driver operated the other vehicle that hit you. Why would it be more frustrating? Not many people know this, but insurance minimums are different between states. In places that have a lot of tourist appeal and see tons of traffic moving in and out of the state—like Texas—it is common to see accidents involving Texas ...
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  • What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

    Nobody knows when they are going to be in an accident, so there is no real way to plan for it. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared for when it does occur. At Mathias Raphael PLLC, our Dallas personal injury attorneys represent all kinds of motorcycle accidents and accident injury cases. We know what to look for, what is important, and what steps you should take to protect ...
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