What to Do If Your Car Accident Is Caused by a Defective Part

Most car accidents directly result from driver error. Distracted driving, failure to yield the right of way, reckless driving, and speeding are all major causes of car accidents. However, some car accidents happen because a defective auto part that’s meant to function as part of an important system—like a car’s steering system or brakes—causes…

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What Is a Contingency Fee When Paying a Lawyer?

Few people plan ahead for serious injuries with costly medical treatment and days, weeks, or months of missed work days. However, serious injuries happen. CDC data shows around 40 million injury-related emergency room visits annually.  Injuries are expensive as well as painful and debilitating. A successful personal injury claim against the person or business…

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Texas School Bus Seatbelt Law

Large, lumbering yellow school buses are iconic in the U.S., including in Texas. We typically think of these buses as a safe and nostalgic part of every childhood, but 104 people died in school bus accidents in 2022. While some of these deaths occurred to those in other vehicles involved in the crash or…

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What Is Psychiatric Malpractice?

When we seek treatment from a doctor, we place a great deal of trust in them and expect them to provide treatment that meets the current standard of care. In fact, medical providers have a legal duty to treat patients as a reasonable professional would under the same circumstances. They must meet the level…

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What If An Obstruction In the Road Causes an Accident?

The most common liable parties in car accident claims are careless or reckless drivers. In these cases, the driver’s negligence leaves them liable for damages to an injury victim like medical expenses and lost wages, but what if the cause of a car accident isn’t another driver but an obstruction in the roadway? Who…

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Can Restaurants Be Held Liable If a Customer Gets Sick?

Most people have experienced an upset stomach after a restaurant meal and wondered if they had food poisoning, but some cases of food poisoning are more than an upset stomach. Severe food poisoning is serious and can take weeks of medical treatment for recovery, causing significant financial hardship from medical bills and lost income….

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Can a Pedestrian Be Held Liable in an Accident?

Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to injuries in traffic accidents. When an unprotected pedestrian and an average 4,000-pound vehicle collide, the results are often devastating or catastrophic to the pedestrian. But because pedestrians are so susceptible to injuries, does that mean they are never at fault or liable in an accident in Texas? According to…

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How to Build a Strong Wrongful Death Case

Losing a loved one suddenly is shocking and traumatic, causing terrible grief and anguish for close family members left behind. The distress is almost unbearable when loved ones learn that their family member’s loss was preventable if only someone else hadn’t been careless, reckless, or violent. All deaths feel wrong to surviving loved ones,…

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Can a Pedestrian Be Held Liable in an Accident?

Walking is a health-conscious and eco-friendly option within a community, but when a pedestrian and an average 4,000-pound vehicle collide, the pedestrian is vulnerable to severe or catastrophic injuries. But does a pedestrian’s unprotected status mean they are always the victim in a traffic accident? In fault-based insurance states like Texas, it matters who…

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Can You Sue For A Birth Injury?

The joy of welcoming a newborn into the world is incomparable, but when that joy turns to bewilderment and fear for a child’s future or life, the impacts can be life-altering for the entire family. Not only do families of a birth-injured baby face an uncertain future for their child and overwhelming medical expenses,…

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