Austin Personal Injury Blog

  • 28-Sep-2016

    What Not to Say to an Insurer After an Accident

    When you’re in an accident, there are a few things you should never do. For starters, you shouldn’t flee the scene of the accident because if you do, you could face serious criminal charges. You shouldn’t lie to your insurance ...
  • 20-Sep-2016

    What Are My Rights if a Dog Bites Me?

    Dogs can be absolutely wonderful companions for people of all ages. They can protect our homes and property, they can protect us in case someone invades our home, and they can provide loving companionship. But, we cannot forget that dogs are still ...
  • 13-Sep-2016

    Value of Police Reports in Car Accident Claims

    When injured in a car accident, should you call the police or should you not call the police? If it’s a minor fender bender, you may feel like putting a call in to the police would be a waste of the local department’s time, but on the ...
  • 7-Sep-2016

    Hit-and-Run Accident Claims in Texas

    As a licensed Texas driver, you’re well-aware that under state law, you are required to have auto insurance. With that knowledge, you do the right thing by paying your auto insurance premiums each and every month. After all, you certainly ...
  • 29-Aug-2016

    Negotiating Settlements With Insurance Companies

    Whether you were injured in a car or truck accident, a pedestrian or bicycle accident, on someone else’s property, or if someone else’s dog attacked you, the chances of an insurance company playing a key role in your claim are ...
  • 24-Aug-2016

    Hit by an Impaired Driver?

    Were you, or someone you love injured by a drunk driver? If so, you are not alone. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, someone is hurt or killed in an alcohol-related crash about every 20 minutes in the state of Texas. With these ...
  • 16-Aug-2016

    Your Auto Insurance: Read the Fine Print

    In Texas, the state laws hold people financially responsible for the car accidents that they cause. Generally, people pay for their accidents by purchasing auto liability insurance from their insurance carrier. Liability does not cover everything, ...
  • 9-Aug-2016

    What You Need to Know About Catastrophic Injuries

    When someone is severely injured in an accident, usually a lawsuit follows. Since the injuries involve long-term or permanent disability, both sides will require a lot of legal work. By their nature, catastrophic injury lawsuits involve large damages ...
  • 3-Aug-2016

    How Do Contingency Fees Work?

    In the United States, we have laws in place to protect citizens from dangerous behaviors, such as those that cause accidents, injuries and death to other individuals. These laws fall under the category of personal injury law. We can all be careless ...
  • 26-Jul-2016

    Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?

    You have been injured in an auto accident, on someone else’s property, or you’ve been viciously attacked by a dog. The ambulance ride alone was a few thousand dollars, your hospital stay cost thousands, and you have yet to receive all of ...
  • 19-Jul-2016

    6 Car Accident Tips Every Driver Should Know

    You know that car accidents happen a LOT, and most adults that you know have probably already been in at least one of them, if not two or three accidents by now. According to the latest data from the National Traffic Highway Traffic Safety ...
  • 12-Jul-2016

    Overview of Wrongful Death Actions

    In an effort to prevent unintentional and reckless deaths, Texas, along with virtually every state in the United States established laws allowing surviving family members to file wrongful death lawsuits against those responsible for such untimely ...
  • 5-Jul-2016

    Bad Faith Insurance Tactics

    Under Texas law, all drivers are required to pay for the car accidents that they cause. Since most people don’t have a lot of money laying around to pay the costs of a collision, they are required to purchase auto liability insurance. Auto ...
  • 21-Jun-2016

    Disney's Alligator Attack Questions Liability

    After an alligator attacked and killed a toddler last week at a Disney resort in Orlando, the Walt Disney Co. could be in for a big legal battle on behalf of the child’s family. It’s been a week since the attack and by now, just about ...
  • 14-Jun-2016

    Uninsured Motorist Accidents in Texas

    If you drive in Texas, you are expected to pay for any car accidents you caused because the law requires it. You are also required to carry at minimum liability insurance, which pays to repair or replace the other driver’s vehicle, and it pays ...
  • 7-Jun-2016

    Injury Accidents That Increase in the Summer

    Who doesn’t love the summer? It means beautiful weather 24/7, it means school is out, and it means “vacation time.” Americans enjoy fun in the sun by boating, jet skiing, swimming, visiting theme parks, and by bicycling. After all, ...
  • 1-Jun-2016

    Determining 'Fault' in a Car Crash

    For most people, being involved in a car accident is a nerve-wracking event. The accident caught them completely off-guard, their heart was racing and they weren’t exactly thinking clearly in the minutes afterward. Never Admit Fault After an ...
  • 24-May-2016

    Making Streets Safer for Pedestrians

    Most of us switch back and forth between being a driver and pedestrian on a daily basis. Usually, we spend more time walking than driving. Whether we are taking a brisk walk for exercise, jogging, or walking from our car to an office building or ...
  • 17-May-2016

    When Accidents Aggravate Pre-Existing Injuries

    In 2012, the United States Census Bureau reported that nearly 1 in 5 people in the U.S. had a disability in 2010. The agency further reported that about 56.7 million people were living with a disability in 2010 – 19 percent. The report, known ...
  • 10-May-2016

    How Do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Claim?

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2011 alone there were 31 million visits to emergency rooms due to “unintentional injuries.” In that same year, the CDC reports that unintentional injuries resulted in ...
  • 3-May-2016

    Time Limit for Filing a Personal Injury Claim

    If you were injured in a car wreck or some other type of accident, you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2013, 130,557 people were killed in “unintentional injury deaths” in the United States, an ...
  • 25-Apr-2016

    Do I Have a Premises Liability Claim?

    Accidents happen all the time, and the moment you step outside your front door, you run the risk of getting injured on someone else’s property. You could walk over to your next-door neighbor’s house for a barbeque and their Rottweiler can ...
  • 18-Apr-2016

    Teen Driver Accidents

    For many parents, the day their teenager obtains their first driver’s license, they feel excited for their son or daughter, but at the same time nervous about them being involved in a car crash. Teens are young, they’re known to take ...
  • 11-Apr-2016

    Traumatic Brain Injuries: What Not Everybody Sees

    What is a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a TBI occurs whenever a sudden bump, blow or jolt to the head disrupts the normal function of the brain. A TBI can also involve a penetrating ...
  • 8-Apr-2016

    Drugged Driving Accidents in America

    Americans are well-aware of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or an illegal controlled substance, such as marijuana, LSD, heroin, or methamphetamines. However, what many people do not realize is that there’s another danger ...

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