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5 Common Accidents During the Holidays

Now that we have entered November, the holiday season is just around the corner. Starting with Thanksgiving and ending with New Year’s Day, this time of year is associated with festive gatherings with loved ones, decorating homes, shopping for gifts, long road trips, and being jolly and merry during the last two months of the year. However, the cold winter months present several hazards that we…

Third Party Claims & Work Injuries in Texas

If suffer an injury while on the job in Texas, whether you work in construction or inside an office, you generally qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, which are designed to cover medical expenses, some of your lost wages, and help you return to work or even provide lifetime income benefits if a workplace accident results in total disability.  However, workers’ comp benefits have certain limits, such as only paying for a portion…

Why Multi-Vehicle Accidents Are Complex

From chain-reaction collisions to pileups involving multiple cars, multi-vehicle accidents involve at least three motor vehicles are caused by a wide range of factors, whether it’s distracted driving, intoxication, or even inclement weather conditions. Unfortunately, determining liability and recovering financial compensation can be quite difficult due to the various complexities of such crashes.  The following are several reasons why multi-vehicle accidents are complex:  Multiple negligent drivers – In collisions involving only two drivers,…

Ford Recalls 2021 F-Series Super Duty Trucks

On June 14, 2021, Ford is recalling 17,616 F-Series Super Duty trucks due to the improper installation of the front wheel hub extenders that causes the tire and wheel assembly to detach from the front axle. The problem was discovered after two reported incidents involved the detachment of the left-front wheel while driving.  Owners of the following 2021 models should receive a recall notification:  F-350  F-450 …

Dram Shop & Social Host Liability Laws in TX

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver in Texas, not only can you file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party, but you may also pursue damages against a business or even a third party that provided the labile driver alcohol. Claims against alcohol vendors are known as “dram shop” cases, while cases against…

Why You Shouldn’t Accept the First Settlement Offer

If you have recently been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be dealing with his/her insurance company after filing a claim. It is not uncommon for the insurer to offer you an initial settlement within a few weeks or even days to resolve the case.  Financially, you may benefit from using the money to pay for your medical expenses, property…

Why You Should Never Apologize After a Car Accident

Many of us are taught that it is polite to apologize any time we accidentally hurt or inconvenienced someone else – no matter who was to blame for the incident. But when it comes to car accidents, saying sorry can do more harm than good.  Here are a few reasons why you should never say sorry after a car accident:  Apologizing can be viewed as…

How to Take Photos of a Car Accident Scene

Gathering evidence after a car accident is one of the most important steps you must take to preserve an accurate depiction of the scene and protect your right to file an auto insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. The best way to do so is to take photographs of every detail of the collision.  Fortunately, most of our smartphones are equipped with cameras to document the aftermath of a…

Do You Need to Call the Police After a Texas Car Accident?

After being involved in a car accident, there are several steps you must take to protect your health and well-being, as well as your right to seek compensation for the damages you suffered. One important step is to call the police to the scene of the collision.  In Texas, it is your legal obligation to report a crash to police if there is an injury, death,…

The Dangers of Fatigued Driving

Drowsy or fatigued driving is a serious issue in the United States. According to a 2017 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), driving while tired was the cause of approximately 91,000 car accidents, 50,000 injuries, and 795 deaths.  Unfortunately, many people have driven while sleepy. An AAA survey said nearly a third of people on the road have driven while so tired…