Houston Accident News

Symptoms of PTSD Following a Houston Car Wreck

Symptoms of PTSD Following a Houston Car Wreck

Feelings of terror and anxiety are common after being involved in a Houston car accident. During traumatic events, adrenaline pulses through the body to protect you and often masks several types of pain. You may have suffered post-traumatic stress disorder in addition to physical injuries after a crash.  Recent studies reveal that traffic accidents have become the leading contributors to PTSD in the United States, with nearly 10% of car accident victims reportedly suffering symptoms of PTSD. Accident victims in [...]

What to Do After a Houston Car Wreck

What to Do After a Houston Car Wreck

After being injured in a car crash caused by the negligence of another driver, you are entitled to hold the responsible party accountable for your losses, but there are some important steps you have to take in order to increase your chances of a successful claim.  Following a vehicle collision, you need an experienced Houston car crash attorney at Connolly Law to help you and your family recover.  Document the Crash Site If you have been injured in a car crash, slip-and-fall, [...]

Safety Tips for Driving Near 18-Wheelers in Houston Tx

Safety Tips for Driving Near 18-Wheelers in Houston Tx

Most likely at some point, you will find yourself stuck in the middle of the blindspot of a semi-truck at least once. Drivers need to be aware of these areas when traveling near commercial vehicles.  An 18-wheeler has three primary blindspots. These include the two lanes to the right of the vehicle and one lane to the left. Another blind spot is located about 20 feet in front of the truck, with another extending about 30 feet behind. With some [...]

Will I Be Able to Walk Following My Spinal Cord Injury?

Will I Be Able to Walk Following My Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal Cord Injuries Can Be Devastating If you have suffered a spinal cord injury after a car crash in Texas, it is normal to be consumed by fear and uncertainty. A crucial step in your recovery is obtaining the facts. A common myth about spinal cord injuries is that they always end in paralysis, but a spinal cord injury does not always mean you will be bound to a wheelchair for the rest of your life. Depending on the site [...]

Houston Oilfield & Refinery Accidents Can Be Deadly

Houston Oilfield & Refinery Accidents Can Be Deadly

Since 1994, there have been over 500 refinery accidents reported to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These incidents have contributed to death and injury for thousands of oilfield workers. There are many important facts that you need to know about the risks of oilfield and refinery accidents as a worker or the family member of one.  If you or a loved one has been injured in a serious oilfield accident in Houston, contact Connolly Law today to discuss your case [...]

The Danger of Driving on Icy Roadways in Texas

The Danger of Driving on Icy Roadways in Texas

Many Texas drivers have little experience driving on icy roadways. Usually, our annual high temperatures will ensure that we do not have to deal with any ice or snow during the winter months. However, every now and then, a major cold front will move through the state, resulting in roads covered in slippery ice. In this case, it is advised that you avoid driving, when possible.  It is not worth risking your life to go out on the roads in [...]

How to Determine Fault in a Houston Car Crash

How to Determine Fault in a Houston Car Crash

Car crashes take place daily, and most people will be involved in a collision at least once during their lifetimes. Fortunately, the majority of crashes are not serious and do not contribute to catastrophic injuries. In the event of a collision, you need to understand who is at fault for the accident. Even those who share partial blame for a Houston car crash may be able to recover damages depending on the circumstances of their case.  Modified Comparative Fault Many drivers [...]

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 [...]