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Can I Be Found Liable If My Car Is Rear-Ended in a Crash?

In Texas, you may be found liable if your car is rear-ended in a crash. While this may sound counterintuitive, it can happen. Read on to find out more about accident liability in Texas and how Texas’s system of modified comparative negligence could leave you holding the blame, at least partially, for your rear-end crash. What is a Rear-End Accident? A rear-end…

National Construction Accident Statistics

Construction sites are considered to be one of the most hazardous workplaces, with a high risk of accidents and injuries. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 20% of all workplace fatalities occur in the construction industry. Additionally, construction workers are also at a higher risk of non-fatal injuries compared to other occupations. Mathias Raphael PLLC Accident & Injury…

Delayed Concussion Symptoms to Worry About

The Mayo Clinic defines a concussion as a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain function. Concussions typically occur from a blow or violent shaking of the head. During a concussive accident, the brain bounces or rapidly moves back and forth colliding with the inside of the skull.  The most common causes of concussions are falls and motor vehicle accidents.  What are…

How Long Does it Take to Settle a Personal Injury Claim?

When you file a personal injury claim you probably begin to wonder how long before you receive the compensation you so desperately need to be made whole again. Unfortunately, there is a range of factors that determine how long it may take to settle your claim and this can mean a lengthy wait to get the compensation you need and deserve.  To…

Bodily Injury Vs. Personal Injury: What’s the Difference?

When a person is injured in an accident, there are two terms that you may hear referred to in court. While they both sound similar, the usage, meaning, and context behind each word are drastically different. Knowing these differences will help you if you are in a situation where either needs to be used.  Each term is used in a different way…

What to do After a Slip and Fall Injury

A slip-and-fall injury can happen out of nowhere. All it takes is an unmopped floor, some poor lighting, or an uneven sidewalk and you find yourself with a serious injury. Worse yet, depending on where it happens, the process to get compensation for your injuries can become complicated. To help, we’re going to break down what to do after your slip and…

What Are the Types of Distracted Driving?

The Dangers of Distracted Driving Distracted driving can increase the likelihood of a serious motor vehicle crash, which can lead to serious injuries and even fatalities. In 2020, 3,142 people were killed in accidents involving distracted driving, which refers to activities that divided or divert your attention from driving. Teen and young adult drivers, specifically drivers aged 15-20 years old, are most at…

What Is a Bad Faith Insurance Claim?

Insurance companies have a range of duties to their policyholders, and you, as a paying customer, likely trust them to uphold their “end of the bargain” when you need them to fulfill their duties. Unfortunately, insurers do not always act in good faith and fail in their legal duties. In this article, we will discuss types of bad faith claims and insurance companies’ duties….

How Car Accidents Can Cause Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are caused by damage to a person’s vertebrae, ligaments, or spinal column disks or to a person’s spinal cord itself. According to the Mayo Clinic, a traumatic spinal cord injury can result from a sudden blow to your spine that can fracture, crush, or compress your vertebrae. Vehicular accidents are amongst the top causes of spinal cord injuries. According…

Deportable Offenses | What Crimes Can Lead to Deportation?

Whether you are hoping to become a U.S. citizen or have already received a green card, you must have or demonstrate “good moral character.” You can face deportation if you violate U.S. laws and removal actions may be taken if it is shown that you have been convicted of a deportable offense (i.e. a crime of moral turpitude, an aggravated felony, etc.)….