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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 [...]

Houston Oilfield & Refinery Accidents Can Be Deadly

Who Can You Sue for Oilfield Accident Injuries?

When you are injured on the job due to an oil rig explosion or accident, there are a few options to take when seeking financial compensation for your injuries. The most common way is to file for worker’s compensation. Workers’ comp in Texas can provide benefits that cover medical bills and a portion of your lost income.  However, as many know too well, these benefits are often not enough to meet the needs of those who have suffered from life-changing [...]

What Should I Do Right After a Houston Car Wreck?

What Should I Do Right After a Houston Car Wreck?

There are some important things that you must do following a Houston car wreck: Seek Medical Attention Immediately After a Crash If you have been injured in a car crash, you need to assess all injuries and determine if anyone involved needs an ambulance. In many cases, individuals will experience a rush of adrenaline following a car crash and will not feel the full extent of their injuries right away. Staying safe following a car wreck is your priority, so any [...]

Truck Drivers Have a Duty to Properly Secure Loads

Truck Drivers Have a Duty to Properly Secure Loads

When a truck driver gets behind the wheel of a big rig, they have an array of responsibilities. One of the most crucial of these responsibilities is to properly secure the trucks’ load. A shifting load during transit may not only damage the cargo but can also result in uneven weight distribution — making the massive vehicle extremely unsafe. Shifting loads are a contributing factor to nearly one-third of all commercial vehicle wrecks reports nationwide.  Truckers Responsibility to Secure the [...]