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Filing a Wrongful Death Suit After the Loss of Loved One

Filing a Wrongful Death Suit After the Loss of Loved One

Car crashes are extremely common, and fortunately, most are minor. However, some car wrecks are serious and result in life-changing injuries, disabilities, or fatalities. There were 33,05 deadly car accidents in 2018 resulting in 3,642 deaths in Texas. In such cases, negligent drivers who caused the deadly accident can be held financially responsible for the resulting damages and fatalities.  Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim? Many people experience pure devastation resulting from the loss of a loved one. However, under [...]

What Should I Do After Being Injured in a Houston Uber Accident?

What Should I Do After Being Injured in a Houston Uber Accident?

Rideshare services are a great way to get around. There are more than 103 million Uber users and four million drivers across in more than 700 cities across the country. There are even other rideshare companies, like Lyft. With the growing popularity of rideshares, it is natural that there would be more collisions involving Uber drivers. If you were injured in a Houston Uber accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages. A qualified Uber accident [...]

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Types of Injuries in Houston Refinery Explosions

There are hundreds of injuries that a refinery worker can suffer in the event of a workplace explosion or fire. Because there is almost an infinite number of injuries, it is simpler to categorize explosion injuries based on their physical mechanism. Our team of Houston personal injury attorneys at Connolly Law has compiled a list of the most common Houston refinery explosion injuries.  Blast Injuries A worker can be hurled several feet into the air in a refinery explosion. In addition [...]

Will It Hurt My Case If I Do Not See a Doctor After a Houston Car Crash?

Will It Hurt My Case If I Do Not See a Doctor After a Houston Car Crash?

When you least expect it, car crashes can occur. When they do, it is key to know what you should do next. In far too many cases, car crash victims do not receive medical treatment quickly, and this can complicate collecting compensation for medical expenses. The negligent party should be held liable for losses resulting from the accident — but you have to prove the extent of your injuries.  Visit the Doctor Right After a Crash Some injuries are more severe [...]

Distracted Driving Is a Serious Issue in Texas

Distracted Driving Is a Serious Issue in Texas

The term “distracted driving” applies to drivers who fail to pay proper attention behind the wheel. Texas car accidents caused by distracted driving has continued to rise over the past decade. While the number of crashes should be decreasing due to improved roadway safety, crash rates continue to be high due to distracted driving. The Texas Department of Transportation reported that there were more than 109,000 accidents attributed to distracted driving in Texas in 2016, contributing to 3,000 injuries [...]

What Causes Rollover Accidents in Texas?

What Causes Rollover Accidents in Texas?

Being involved in a rollover accident is a truly terrifying experience that can leave victims with serious injuries. When rollover crashes occur, they can result in catastrophic injuries and death. Understanding the usual causes of rollover collisions can potentially protect you and your loved ones from serious injury. If you have been injured by a negligent driver in a rollover, contact a qualified Houston car crash lawyer at Connolly Law today.  Rollover Crashes Caused by Driver Error The National Highway and [...]

Do I Need a Houston Trucking Injury Lawyer?

Do I Need a Houston Trucking Injury Lawyer?

Semi-Truck Accidents Can Be Complicated Compared to other types of crashes, trucking collisions are much more complex. There are multiple factors that are involved in these types of crashes and many parties who may be found liable, including the truck driver, the trucking company, the truck’s manufacturer, and even the maintenance company responsible for the vehicle. All these parties may be partially liable for the accident. Trucking companies have a team of experienced attorneys on call just to handle accident [...]

Common Causes of Houston Oilfield Accidents

Common Causes of Houston Oilfield Accidents

Oilfield work does not stop for weather or the weekend. After the job site has been chosen and prep work has begun, bringing oil to the surface is essentially a twenty-four hour a day operation. There are thousands of rigs across Texas extracting oil and natural gas, and the industry employs tens of thousands of workers who all face unique dangers when out on the oilfields.  Oilfield work is a significant economic boom for the Lone Star state, and many [...]

Can Multiple Parties Be to Blame for a Pileup Crash?

Can Multiple Parties Be to Blame for a Pileup Crash?

What Causes Pileup Accidents? Multi-vehicle collisions in Texas often involve multiple points of impact, resulting in life-threatening or fatal injuries. Some of the leading causes of pileup crashes are attributable to: Tailgating. Drivers who follow other cars too closely have limited time to stop if the driver ahead comes to a stop. This could result in a chain reaction crash involving multiple cars.  Distracted driving. Drivers who are distracted behind the wheel are more likely to cause multi-vehicle crashes. Distracted driving includes [...]

Hit-&-Run Accidents Are Far Too Common in Houston

Hit-&-Run Accidents Are Far Too Common in Houston

Hit-and-run collisions happen every week in Houston, and they are sometimes even a daily occurrence in the surrounding area. Data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that Texas ranks number eight in the nation for states with the highest number of hit-and-run crashes. There more than 2000 people who are killed each year in hit-and-run crashes across Texas. The data shows that nearly 65% of deadly hit-and-run crashes involve cyclists or pedestrians. Those injured in a crash [...]