Year: 2018

Woman taking photo of car accident in the road.

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…

Social security claim concept.

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…

Car crash happening along the highway.

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…

Man using phone while driving.

In response to the rising number of texting accidents in Texas, the state enacted a distracted driving law that prohibits drivers of all ages from reading, writing or sending messages on an electronic device while they are operating a vehicle. Violators of the law can face fines up to $200….

Fleming Law Undergraduate and Law Scholarships 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…

Man calling for first aid after car accident.

As a general rule, you cannot seek damages in a car accident claim for a pre-existing injury or medical condition. However, if a car crash causes the aggravation or acceleration of a pre-existing injury or condition, you can pursue damages that directly arise from that aggravation or acceleration. The other…

Doctor putting bandage on head injury after an accident.

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…

Here in Texas, business owners are often liable for any accidents that result in injuries on their property. Business owners as well as property managers are required by law to keep their premises free of any known hazards. This means that they must act reasonably to keep their properties safe and eliminate…

If a personal injury victim cannot pay for medical services, the hospital can assert a lien that seeks recovery of those costs. The hospital lien will attach to any settlement or court judgment which the victim obtains. How Do I Know If a Texas Hospital Lien Is Valid? The requirements…

Insurance form with gavel.

First-party and third-party insurance claims are different. A person files a first-party claim with his or her own insurance company. In contrast, a person files a third-party claim with the insurance company of the driver who caused the accident. Third-party claims are also called liability claims. While most people have…