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How to File a Personal Injury Claim in Texas

If you suffered injuries as a result of someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior, you may qualify to file a personal injury claim against that person. A personal injury claim is typically an insurance claim filed against a party’s existing liability policy. A personal injury claim may be filed against a person, company, or governmental entity. Do I Need an Attorney to…

How to Recover Lost Wages After a Texas Car Accident

Car accidents have the potential to overwhelm your life. It is difficult to regain your physical and mental health while dealing with the financial stress caused by time away from work. If you were injured in a Texas car accident through no fault of your own, you may qualify to recover for lost wages due to your injuries. Texas has legal options…

New Texas Law (2023): Move Over or Slow Down

What are Move Over Laws? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Move Over Laws require the following: When a vehicle with flashing lights is stopped on or next to a roadway, drivers approaching the vehicle should: Change into a lane not immediately adjacent to the vehicle; or Slow down to a reasonable speed if unable to safely make a…

[Analysis] Dallas-Fort Worth Area Crash Statistics

Dallas is one of the largest cities in America, with a metropolitan area population of more than 7.6 million as of the 2020 census. That means that hundreds of thousands of drivers hit the area’s roads every day, which inevitably leads to car crashes. To understand what happens in all those crashes, we worked with 1Point21 Interactive to analyze data on more…

Who is Liable for a Trip and Fall on a Sidewalk in Texas?

Trips and falls can be minor or cause serious injuries. Victims of sidewalk accidents may suffer a variety of injuries including but not limited to: Broken bones and fractures; Spinal cord injuries; Neck and back injuries; Head injuries; Traumatic brain injuries; Muscle sprains and strains; and Cuts and contusions. Some of these injuries may impact an accident victim’s ability to perform daily…

Do Pedestrians Always Have The Right Of Way in Texas?

Texas has clear laws regarding pedestrian right of way on state roads and highways. However, these laws do not prevent pedestrian accidents from happening. In fact, more than 5,000 pedestrian accidents occur each year in Texas. Generally, pedestrians have the right of way in Texas. There are specific circumstances, explained in this article, where pedestrians must yield to vehicle traffic. If you…

The Five Most Common Medical Malpractice Claims

Medical malpractice happens every day in the United States. However, it can be difficult for patients to identify when they are the victims of substandard or negligent health care. Physicians, surgeons, and medical facilities are not quick to point out or accept blame for medical mistakes. Yet medical mistakes may happen as frequently as 440,000 times per year. If you suspect you…

Can I File a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Texas If I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet?

Helmet use is proven to save lives in motorcycle accidents. However, Texas does not require all motorcyclists to wear helmets when operating a motorcycle. Motorcyclists who choose not to wear helmets are assuming the risk of head injuries in the event of a crash, but what if that crash was someone else’s fault? Can a rider still file an accident claim for…

Is Texas a No-Fault State for Car Accidents?

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a car accident in Texas, you probably have many questions. Damages after a car accident often include far more than just a damaged or totaled vehicle. When medical bills pile up at the same time you aren’t able to return to work, the combination of physical pain and financial stress may…

Safe Driving Tips for Sharing the Road With Trucks

Commercial trucking is essential for supplying goods and services to consumers. However, the thriving trucking industry in Texas means congested roadways and increasing numbers of Dallas trucking accidents involving large commercial trucks. A fully loaded semi-tractor-trailer truck can weigh as much as 18,000 pounds. In a collision with a 4,000-pound car, the motorists in the smaller private vehicle are at a serious…