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|

2018 Fleming Scholarship Award Winners

Michael Fleming Undergraduate and Law Scholarships Josie Rinehart Undergraduate Scholarship Josie Rinehart, Newburgh IN Josie is a junior in the Radiologic and Imaging Science Program at the University of Southern Indiana. Unlike most students Josie has classes throughout the year as her program compresses a 5 year degree into 4. That coupled with [...]

By |July 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Can Pre-Existing Conditions Affect My Car Accident Settlement?

If you file a claim after a car accident, you will probably be asked to provide all kinds of medical documentation. Part of the reasoning behind the medical records request is to determine which of your injuries were a result of the accident and which were pre-existing conditions. The other driver’s insurance company will try [...]

By |July 16th, 2018|Categories: Car Accidents|

What are the most Common Injuries Resulting from Head-on Collisions?

Head-on collisions are frightening. Two cars coming at each other – often at high speeds – cando quite a bit of damage to each other, and to the drivers and passengers inside. Those unfortunate enough to end up in these collisions often come away with severe or life-threatening injuries, even if their airbags deploy properly. [...]

By |July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Car Accidents|
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