5 Common Questions About Personal Injury Claims

If you are considering filing a personal injury claim after an accident, your mind is most likely buzzing with dozens of questions, from how much is this going to cost to what am I supposed to say to the insurance company. At The VanDeLoo Firm, we receive a number of frequently asked questions about personal … Continued

Is It Better To Settle My Personal Injury Case Or Go To Trial?

If you have been injured at the fault of another person, you may suffer more than just bodily harm. You may suffer financial and economic losses, too. From car accidents and motorcycle accidents to slips and falls to pedestrian accidents, personal injury claims can be painful in many aspects. There are certain Texas laws that … Continued

4 Reasons To Hire A Small Personal Injury Law Firm

In Texas, we are known for being big: a big state, big trucks, big barbecue, and big state pride. But when it comes to choosing a Texas law firm, bigger isn’t always better. Although it varies by personal preference and your individual case, there are many advantages to working with a small law firm. Here … Continued

When To Sue After A Slip & Fall Accident

Slip and fall accidents are more common than you may think. Slip and falls range from minor, albeit embarrassing tumbles to serious accidents that lead to severe sprains and broken bones. Although the elderly are at greater risk for slip and fall accidents, no one is immune to them. Every day, people fall down stairs … Continued

How To Get A Car Accident Witness Statement

While witness statements are not always crucial after car accidents, they have proven to be a key piece of evidence when trying to prove fault in personal injury car accident cases. A witness statement, or witness report, contains the words of a person that has no interest or stake in the car accident investigation. The … Continued

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