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Who Causes Rear-End Car Accidents?

A rear-end collision is one of the most common types of car accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Fortunately, many of these crashes are minor ones: They occur at slow speed, mild injuries occur (if any), and the vehicles suffer little damage. However, some rear-end crashes can cause major harm. This is [...]

By |January 10th, 2019|Categories: Car Accidents|

Must You Report a Minor Car Accident in Houston?

Nobody gets into their car thinking that they’ll be involved in an accident during the drive. Because this is true, many people find themselves scrambling to figure out what to do after being involved in a crash. When an accident seems relatively minor, people may be tempted to get back in their cars and deal [...]

By |December 6th, 2018|Categories: Car Accidents|

What Are the Top 10 Causes of Traffic Collisions in Texas

Car crashes happen on a daily basis in Texas, leaving victims to deal with serious injuries, deep emotional trauma, and property damage. Many of these collisions are wholly preventable if drivers had simply paid attention and taken seriously their responsibility to drive safely. The attorneys at Michael P. Fleming & Associates take our responsibility to [...]

By |November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Car Accidents|

What Should I Do After Being Attacked by a Dog in Texas

Being attacked by a dog is a frightening experience that often leaves the dog bite victim confused about their legal options. Certain dog bite injuries can result in significant medical expenses and may even cause disfigurement that lasts for the remainder of the victim’s life. Dog bites are far from uncommon. The Centers for Disease [...]

By |October 31st, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury|

How Does the Collateral Source Rule Affect Personal Injury Cases

The collateral source rule is a legal doctrine that prohibits the admission of any evidence of a plaintiff receiving compensation from another source besides the defendant from whom damages are being sought. The general idea of the collateral source rule is that money a victim receives from another source does not reduce the damages owed [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury|

What Is the Texas Safety Responsibility Law?

Chapter 601 in Title 7 of the Texas Transportation Code is known as the Texas Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act, and is also referred to as the Texas Safety Responsibility Law. The reason the Texas Safety Responsibility Law was enacted was to promote safe driving and to require drivers to accept financial responsibility for any [...]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Car Accidents|

Determining Fault in a Changing Lanes Car Accident

While many roads in Texas are remarkably open and allow drivers greater room and freedom to operate, traffic tends to get more congested on the highway in major cities like Houston. The Northwest Freeway (U.S. Route 290 or U.S. 290), Katy Freeway (Interstate 10 or I-10), and the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8 or BW8) [...]

By |September 26th, 2018|Categories: Car Accidents|

Reading Your Texas Accident Report

If you have been hurt in a car accident in Texas, you may not be familiar with the steps you need to take to secure compensation for your injuries and damage to your property. One of the most important pieces of information that can help your injury claim is your accident report. If you need [...]

By |September 12th, 2018|Categories: Car Accidents|

Does a Negative Test Result After a Car Accident Mean That I Do Not Have a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can be one of the most confusing and frustrating effects of a car accident. Unlike broken bones and lacerations, a TBI is invisible and can only be diagnosed through testing. These tests can range from a simple set of instructions and observations by a primary care doctor to brain scans done [...]

By |August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Car Accidents|

What Are the Rules About Texting and Driving in Texas?

The rise of smartphones has made texting and driving a nationwide problem, and Texas has been hit hard. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in just one recent year, there were 109,658 accidents statewide involving distracted driving. The crashes killed 405 people and injured 3,087 more. In other words, distracted driving caused approximately [...]

By |August 8th, 2018|Categories: Car Accidents|
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