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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 [...]

Who Can You Sue for Oilfield Accident Injuries?xplosions

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 [...]

Should I File a Police Report After a Houston Car Wreck?

Should I File a Police Report After a Houston Car Wreck?

A serious crash can happen in a matter of seconds, and when it does, it can one of the most traumatic experiences of your life. The majority of traffic collisions are minor, but others result in severe or life-threatening injuries. If you were injured in a Houston car accident, you may be entitled to lost compensation for your damages.  Should I File a Police Report? After a car accident, you should file a police report, regardless of who is at fault [...]

Slips, Trips, and Falls in Houston Oilfield Accidents

Slips, Trips, and Falls in Houston Oilfield Accidents

Injuries resulting from slips, trips, and falls in the oilfield industry are extremely common because oilfield workers are often required to work long hours in difficult outdoor environments. This greatly increases the chances of a serious slip or a trip. Slips, trips, and falls are the third-leading contributor to injuries in the upstream oil and gas field. Slips and falls are also the leading cause of lost workdays in all industries. The overwhelming majority of OSHA citations are issued [...]

Factors to Consider When Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim

Factors to Consider When Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim

Liability The primary factor that should be analyzed is the liability for the accident. This is a significant component of any personal injury claim, and violations of rules or laws can be persuasive evidence.  If you looking to retain a Houston personal injury attorney, you should be prepared to say what the argued party did wrong. If there are serious damages, a wrongful death case may also be available to recover lost compensation. However, just as the actions of the defendant [...]

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 [...]