Blog Posts in 2017

  • 4 Elements of a Catastrophic Injury Claim

    Catastrophic injury cases fall under the umbrella of personal injury, despite being uniquely different in comparison to a standard personal injury case. This is due to the fact that catastrophic injuries are often life-altering and permanently debilitating, requiring life-long treatment and care, which can become incredibly expensive over the course of one’s life. In addition to the financial ...
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  • How to Fight Insurance Bad Faith

    When an insurance company has denied coverage and/or unwilling to provide a settlement, they may be involved in bad faith claims. Simply put, the insurer is trying to get out of giving you the entitled financial compensation for a policy that has coverage of the damage caused by an incident, such as if your home has been flooded or burned. For victims of insurance companies that practice bad ...
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  • What is Tortious Interference?

    While markets encourage competition, competitive behavior between businesses can go too far and cross the line into improper conduct territory. That is when the courts can intervene in lawsuits regarding “tortious interference.” Tortious interference occurs when one party disrupts another party’s business endeavors with the intent of causing economic harm. There are two types of economic injury ...
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  • Tips for Talking to Your Insurance Company After an Accident

    Accidents are overwhelming and chaotic incidents, especially if you sustained injuries. However, oftentimes the aftermath can be just as difficult to navigate, especially when the time comes to speak with your insurance company. They do everything to win your favor when you are looking for a company to sign up with, but sometimes they can prove to be less than friendly when you actually need them ...
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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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