Austin Personal Injury Blog

  • 18-Jan-2017

    Crimes & Personal Injury Claims in Austin

    In the United States, there are several different areas of law. You’re probably familiar with two areas in particular: criminal law and personal injury. Sometimes, the two intersect. For example, when a drunk driver takes someone else’s ...
  • 11-Jan-2017

    Spinal Cord Injuries in Austin

    Sometimes, we’re in the habit of taking our health for granted. We don’t realize how remarkable it is to be able to walk our dog, go out for a run, hit the gym, take a hike, or spend the day strolling around a mall until it’s all ...
  • 3-Jan-2017

    Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas

    It is heartbreaking when a loved one passes away due to natural causes, but when a spouse or family member dies because of someone else’s negligence, it can be even harder for the surviving family members to deal with, and understandably so. ...
  • 28-Dec-2016

    Filing a Sexual Abuse Lawsuit in Austin

    Sexual abuse, sexual assault, rape, and molestation may not be considered “nice” words, but in the legal community, these criminal offenses often trigger sexual abuse lawsuits, and for very good reason. According to the National Sexual ...
  • 21-Dec-2016

    Parental Responsibility in Texas

    Let’s say your son was beat up by a fellow classmate at a park after school, and there were at least five teenagers capturing the whole incident on their smartphones. Your ninth grader suffered a broken nose, broken ribs, a punctured lung, a ...
  • 13-Dec-2016

    Can Truckers Be Responsible for Accidents?

    It’s no secret that there are millions of car accidents in the United States each year. Of those crashes, some of the traffic-related injuries and fatalities arise from trucking accidents, however, their numbers pale in comparison to the number ...
  • 6-Dec-2016

    Smartphones and Distracted Driving

    Today, we are living with more distractions than ever before, and the problem doesn’t appear to be slowing down. As most Americans can attest, one of our biggest distractions is our smartphones. Whether it’s at the dinner table, while ...
  • 23-Nov-2016

    Should I Sign a Medical Release After an Accident?

    Shortly after you’re involved in an accident, the liable party’s insurance company will start getting to work investigating your claim, and a paper trail will soon follow. When people are injured in accidents, they receive various ...
  • 16-Nov-2016

    Important Facts About Slip & Fall Accidents

    When people think about slip and fall accidents, they may start to get images of elderly adults falling and breaking their hip, but there’s much more to them than that. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions ...
  • 9-Nov-2016

    Filing a Claim for a Construction Accident in Austin

    On May 19, 2016, the Austin Business Journal reported that while the Austin region “cracked 2 million residents last year,” Georgetown was actually the fastest growing city in the United States with New Braunfels and Pflugerville not far ...
  • 2-Nov-2016

    Assaults & Premises Liability

    These days, assaulting someone is criminalized under state law. If a person attacks another person, they can be arrested, fined, and imprisoned under the Texas Penal Code. But what about the victim, do they have any way to receive compensation? An ...
  • 26-Oct-2016

    Children and Attractive Nuisances

    If you’re a parent, you have learned firsthand that children are playful, curious, and sometimes daredevils. Often, children are naturally immune to danger because they have lived for such a short while on this Earth that they don’t fully ...
  • 19-Oct-2016

    Are You a Victim of a Drugged Driving Crash?

    Just about anyone who has a driver’s license in the United States is well-aware of the dangers of drinking and driving. Since there has been a good body of research about driving while intoxicated since the 1970s, the public has received ...
  • 12-Oct-2016

    Distracted Driving Accidents in Austin, Texas

    Ever since the automobile was invented, people have engaged in “distracted driving” to some degree or another. According to Distraction.Gov, distracted driving is “any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from ...
  • 5-Oct-2016

    Are You Covered in a Workplace Accident?

    A long time ago when a worker was injured on the job, he or she would have to file a lawsuit against their employer, but more importantly, they had to prove negligence on behalf of the employer to prevail in court. Unfortunately, this was a long and ...
  • 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 ...

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