If I’m Injured At Work, Is My Employer Responsible?

If you have suffered an injury at your job, your employer may be held legally responsible. Your employer may be required to compensate you for lost wages, medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, permanent disabilities, survivor benefits and even punitive damages. Most employers are legally obligated to carry workers’ compensation insurance. However, not all workers are covered … Continued

How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents In Texas?

With the arrival of longer daylight hours and warm weather, expect to start sharing the road with more motorcyclists. Just like auto accidents, motorcycle accidents occur every day in Texas. While the number of auto accidents is higher, motorcycle crashes often result in a higher percentage of fatalities. In 2015, there were nearly 8,200 motorcycle … Continued

Texas Lawmakers Pushing To Lower Speed Limits

When many Texas roads are 80 miles an hour, 30 miles per hour may not seem that high of a speed limit. But Texas lawmakers and the loved ones of auto-pedestrian accident victims disagree. Currently, 30 miles per hour is the posted speed limit on most urban streets in Texas. It’s also the default speed … Continued

Will Texas Ban Texting While Driving This Year?

Texas is one of the last strongholds — one of four states — of the texting while driving ban, but it looks like 2017 is the year that may change. This would be lawmakers’ fifth attempt at the ban. A texting while driving ban passed the Legislature in 2011, but then-Gov. Rick Perry vetoed the … Continued

What Should I Do If I’m In An Uber Or Lyft Accident?

Ride-sharing services become more popular every year. Not only are they convenient and often cost-effective, but they also offer safe rides for people that have been drinking. However, Uber and Lyft drivers are at the same risks as every other motorist on the road. So what happens if you are a passenger in a ride-sharing … Continued

5 Tips To Avoid Pedestrian Accidents This Winter

Just like motorists, pedestrians should take extra care in the colder months. Winter weather poses more hazards, such as icy roads, slippery sidewalks and early sunsets, which results in more pedestrian accidents. Here are five tips for preventing pedestrian accidents in the winter.   1. Walk On Sidewalks In the winter, roadways slick with ice … Continued

4 Essential Questions To Ask When Hiring A Lawyer

You’ve been in an accident. Whether it was a car accident, motorcycle accident, or slip and fall accident, you likely suffered an injury or property damage. You now need a qualified lawyer to represent you. However, there’s a sea of lawyers out there. How are you supposed to find the right one? After you have … Continued

How To Prove Fault In A Product Liability Case

It seems like we always see product recalls in the news and shared by our friends on Facebook. And with Christmas just days away, we could see more product recalls. Just this month, Playworld Systems Inc. recalled 1,300 playground slides after a defect caused 13 injuries, two of which required finger amputations in children. Last … Continued

Trucking Accidents Are On The Rise, But Why?

During the holidays, the number of auto accidents increases. However, we don’t often think about trucking accidents, do we? Yet, trucks and tractor trailers still roam the highways. Someone has to deliver all of those Christmas gifts to the stores, after all!   The trucking industry is more than a $700-billion industry. And with the … Continued

4 Common Holiday Hazards & How To Avoid Them

The holidays are full of joy, memories and fellowship. They are a time to celebrate with friends and family. However, holiday accidents and injuries are common. From rushing to arrive at Christmas dinner at your parents on time to getting distracted while frying the turkey, accidents happen. And they can certainly put a damper on … Continued