Blog Posts in 2017

  • 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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  • 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 MR Civil Justice, 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 yourself. ...
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