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Premises Liability Basics

Premises liability is one of the most common examples of personal injury, yet there are a lot of misconceptions about what premises liability actually means. Personal injury attorneys can help you demystify the process and undertake the necessary steps to receive the right settlement for your needs. However, it helps to know exactly what a premises liability suit involves before you decide whether…

Beware of Personal Injury Settlement Mills

Personal injury lawyers are a bit like used car salesmen in that there are a lot of honest ones who will get you what you need on fair terms, but there are a few bad apples who are only in business to make a quick buck. If you or a loved one has been injured due to another person’s negligence, and believe you have grounds to file a lawsuit, you need to know how to recognize the bad apples. These…

Handling a Trucking Accident

Because of their sheer size, truck accidents are more dangerous than accidents involving cars, motorcycles and SUVs, and when a truck is transporting hazardous materials, the risk of a cataclysmic tragedy increases. Sadly, even with federal regulations dictating how many hours they can work per day, truck drivers often suffer from severe fatigue and exhaustion, and the number of truck accidents…

Bicycle Safety and Accident Liability

Biking provides a green way to travel and stay healthy in one go, but it can be dangerous – even for individuals who are diligent about safety. Between 2009 and 2014, there were 1,430 Austin residents who reported cycling accidents to law enforcement, and many of those crashes involved a motor vehicle. A bicycle injury can lead to physical and financial setbacks, so it’s important to know how…

Summertime Boat Safety

The sun is out and the water’s fine, which means boaters near Austin and Houston are coming out en masse. But this classic summertime activity can be dangerous. Before leaving the dock, you and everyone on board should understand the potential causes of boating accidents and take the necessary safety precautions.

Operator Errors

Boat operator errors account for 70 percent…

Recoverable Damages in Personal Injury Cases

If you have been injured or otherwise harmed due to another person’s carelessness or negligent conduct, you may be entitled to personal injury damages recoverable under Texas law. In a personal injury lawsuit, these are intended to “make the plaintiff whole,” meaning they help the injured person or persons return to the life they were living before the injury occurred. This may be impossible,…

Insurance When an Auto Accident Is Your Fault

After you’ve exchanged licenses and insurance information, the aftermath of an accident can be just as stressful as the accident itself. It may be uncomfortable to entertain the thought that you may one day cause an accident, but making sure you carry an insurance policy designed to protect you in such an event is part of being a safe and responsible driver. With the right coverage, you may even…

How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal injury lawyers represent clients who have been physically and/or psychologically injured due to the negligence of another person, company, or government agency. Typical cases involve work-related injuries, traffic accidents, defective products, slip and fall accidents, or medical malpractice. The main goal for a personal injury lawyer is to secure a fair settlement as compensation for injuries…

What to Do If Your Vehicle Has Been Recalled

What Is a Vehicle Recall?

The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, sets minimum performance requirements for parts of a vehicle that most affect its safety operation. This can be a variety of components but typically includes brakes, wheels and lighting.

According to the National Highway and Transportation Safety…