Blog

Mediation in a Texas Personal Injury Case

Mediation in a Texas Personal Injury Case

The majority of personal injury claims settle out of court, but the process of settling is far from straightforward. Texas personal injury lawyers often use a form of alternative dispute resolution commonly referred to as mediation.  What Is Mediation? Mediation is a process where an impartial third party facilitates communication between the involved parties toward reconciliation, settlement, or understanding. In most cases, the mediator is a licensed attorney with experience in the subject. The mediator does not render a decision but [...]

Why You Should Hire a Texas Oil Field Injury Attorney

Why You Should Hire a Texas Oil Field Injury Attorney

A serious workplace accident can change your entire life. At Connolly Law, we understand how overwhelmed you and your family feel, and our team of Houston oilfield accident lawyers want to help. Victims of oilfield accidents can increase their chances of a successful claim with the help of a qualified Texas oil field injury lawyer.  How an Experienced Houston Oil Field Injury Lawyer Can Help With Your Case In Texas, oil production is a major part of the economy, and there [...]

Pedestrian Crashes on the Rise in Texas

Pedestrian Crashes on the Rise in Texas

Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable roadway users in Texas. While other types of roadway fatalities are on the decline across the country, pedestrian fatalities have risen dramatically in recent years. Statistics show that pedestrians are much more likely to sustain fatal injuries in the event of a crash.  If you have been unfairly injured in a Texas pedestrian accident, contact a Houston personal injury attorney at Connolly Law today to discuss your case and see if you are [...]

Common Causes of Texas Motorcycle Crashes

Common Causes of Texas Motorcycle Crashes

There are many common factors that contribute to motorcycle accidents in Texas. In order to ride a motorcycle, you need much more skill and coordination than driving a vehicle. Motorcycles are not as crashworthy as other types of vehicles. Rider inexperience is a leading contributor to serious motorcycle accidents, but nearly 63% of motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that nearly one-third of multi-vehicle motorcycle accidents are caused by drivers turning into the [...]

How to Calculate Personal Injury Damages after a Texas Car Wreck

How to Calculate Personal Injury Damages after a Texas Car Wreck

The goal of any Houston personal injury case is to ensure that the injured party is made whole again through financial compensation for his or her losses. These losses, as well as the available compensation, are referred to as damages.  Damages Available in a Houston Car Crash A victim must first make a list of the damages he or she suffered due to the accident. This list will be included in the demand letter, which will be sent to the insurance [...]

Can I Sue for Workplace Injuries After an Oilfield Accident?

Can I Sue for Workplace Injuries After an Oilfield Accident?

When a worker is injured after a Texas oilfield accident, he or she is entitled to seek financial compensation. The majority of oilfield workers in the state can obtain compensation by filing a workers’ compensation claim. This will allow the injured worker to obtain money for medical costs and a portion of their lost income quickly without having to prove liability, but these benefits are often not enough to fulfill the full extent of the resulting damages. This means [...]

What to Expect if You File a Texas Personal Injury Claim Without Legal Representation

What to Expect if You File a Texas Personal Injury Claim Without Legal Representation

There is a common misconception that working with a lawyer is something that is only attainable for the elite and the wealthy. The reality is that anyone has the opportunity to obtain legal counsel after an injury accident when the attorney you work with operates on a contingency basis. Working on a contingency basis means that you don’t pay your attorney unless they win your case for you and secure your financial compensation. Even though the fees that will [...]

Recovering from a Head-On Collision in Texas

Recovering from a Head-On Collision in Texas

Texas is home to many roadways that do not have a physical median separating the lanes of vehicles traveling in opposite directions. This type of roadway design, combined with distracted or reckless driving, can become a recipe for catastrophic car wrecks. Head-on collisions most commonly take place on these kinds of roads when the at-fault driver veers across the center median and collides with a vehicle coming from the other direction.  Recovering Compensation after Head-On Accident Recently, there was a report [...]

Who Is Liable in a Texas Trucking Accident?

Who Is Liable in a Texas Trucking Accident?

Determining who is liable following a trucking accident can be much more difficult than it is with typical motor vehicle crashes. Large trucks are not always owned by their drivers — or even the company for which they are hauling freight. This means that many parties can be potentially at-fault for the collision.  Some typical parties include the truck driver, the owner of the truck and trailer, the company that leased the truck or trailer, and even the manufacturer of [...]

Who Is Liable in a Texas Trucking Accident?

What Are the Most Common Truck Accident Injuries?

If you have been involved in a car rash, you probably understand what to expect from insurance companies and the other driver. However, truck accidents are an entirely different type of case.  Because of the large size of commercial trucks, resulting injuries are often much more complicated and severe than typical car accidents.   Common Injuries in Semi-Truck Accidents When a passenger car collides with a large truck, a vehicle that weighs anywhere from 2,000 to 4,000 pounds is being hit by a [...]