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Motorcycle rider suffering injury from accident.

Because every accident is different, there’s no true “average” settlement for a motorcycle accident. Factors that affect a claim’s value include the severity of the injury, the recovery duration, medical expenses, property repair or replacement costs, and lost wages. What Factors Can Affect the Amount of a Motorcycle Accident Settlement?…

Signing auto insurance policy contract

Texas law requires motorists to purchase liability insurance coverage. However, auto insurance companies offer additional coverage. Full insurance coverage will include required liability coverage and optional coverages such as personal injury protection (PIP), collision coverage, comprehensive coverage, and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. Drivers who purchase full insurance coverage can better protect…

Personal injury victim consulting insurance for personal injury claim.

If you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to claim compensation for your losses. But you only have two years from the date of the accident to file a Texas personal injury lawsuit. Wrongful death cases in Texas have the same time limit:…

Young man's head injury from car accident.

Any blow to the head is a serious one. But contrary to what many people think, a head injury and a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are not the same. Using the terms interchangeably can cause confusion about the long-term effects of the injury and the type of medical treatment that…

Woman feeling sad on the loss of her husband.

If someone close to you died due to someone else’s wrongful actions, you might have grounds to file a wrongful death claim. In Texas, surviving family members and personal representatives of the decedent’s estate normally have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit, as per Texas statute 16.003. However, this strictly…

Aggressive dog attacking stranger.

You should seek emergency medical treatment for your dog bite injuries and report the attack to your county animal control department. Then you should contact a knowledgeable dog bite injury lawyer to review the details of the attack and discuss your rights to seek compensation. Report the Incident to Your…

Pedestrian crossing the street along the highway.

Pedestrians often – but not always – have the right of way in Texas. It depends on the specific circumstances. However, in general, Texas Transportation Code § 552.008 places a duty on drivers to always exercise due care to avoid collisions with pedestrians. They must honk their horns to warn…

offshore injury

General maritime law imposes a duty on ship owners to provide a “seaworthy” vessel to the seamen aboard the vessel. If a seaman suffers injury due to the vessel’s unseaworthiness, the seaman may recover compensation for wages, transportation, medical services and room and board for the duration of the voyage….

Close call imminent crash accident with a tractor trailer truck viewed from inside a car with scared driver face in rear view mirror.

Texas has a high number of traffic accidents each year involving tractor-trailers, semi-trailers, and other commercial trucks. Most truck crashes occur on highways and interstates in Texas. The deadliest section of highway in Texas was I-69C on an accidents-per-mile basis. Tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles are often the largest…

Drivers involved in accident talking whose fault it is.

Texas operates under the “modified” comparative negligence rule. Under this system, you can pursue damages even if you are partially at fault for an accident. However, you cannot recover any compensation if you are more than 50 percent responsible. This system can significantly affect the outcome of your personal injury…