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What is My Case Worth?  Part 1

What is My Case Worth? Part 1

April 28, 2022

It is usually during the first meeting with a client that this conversation comes up. And many times, it starts with a client saying they had a friend who got so much money for their injuries. The conversation with their …

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Can I Recover for the Diminished Value of my Car following a Collision?

Can I Recover for the Diminished Value of my Car following a Collision?

April 27, 2022

What is Diminished Value?

Here is the typical scenario.  You purchases your car a year ago and then as you are sitting at a stoplight, you are rear-ended by another car.  You take your car into the body repair shop …

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Recall:  Best Buy recalls Insignia Air Fryers

Recall: Best Buy recalls Insignia Air Fryers

April 26, 2022

Best Buy announced the recall of over 770,000 Insignia air fryers.  According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were reports of Insignia air fryers and air fryer ovens catching fire, burning or melting, posing a risk …

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Top Ten Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Car or Truck Wreck Personal Injury Claim--Summary

Top Ten Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Car or Truck Wreck Personal Injury Claim--Summary

April 26, 2022

In the last five blog posts, I have gone over my list of the Top Ten Mistakes that Can Wreck your Car or Truck Wreck claim.

To summarize, don’t make these mistakes if you are involved in a car …

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Top Ten Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Car or Truck Wreck Personal Injury Claim--Part 5

Top Ten Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Car or Truck Wreck Personal Injury Claim--Part 5

April 25, 2022

Mistake #9: Failing to Have the Right Insurance or Enough Insurance

There is nothing more frustrating than to be involved in an accident only to find that the other driver who caused the accident has no insurance. Some Texas drivers …

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Top Ten Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Car or Truck Wreck Personal Injury Claim--Part 4

Top Ten Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Car or Truck Wreck Personal Injury Claim--Part 4

April 22, 2022

Mistake #7: Hiding Your Past (accidents, injuries, criminal record) From Your Attorney

When you are involved in litigation, the other side engages in the discovery. In discovery, the other side will get to find out about the injuries you have …

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Top Ten Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Car or Truck Wreck Personal Injury Claim--Part 3

Top Ten Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Car or Truck Wreck Personal Injury Claim--Part 3

April 21, 2022

Mistake #5: Failing to Follow Your Doctor’s Medical Advice

There is a reason you are seeing a medical professional for your problems. You can’t treat them yourself and should not. So listen to the doctor. Follow the doctor …

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Top Ten Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Car or Truck Wreck Personal Injury Claim--Part 2

Top Ten Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Car or Truck Wreck Personal Injury Claim--Part 2

April 20, 2022

Mistake #3: Missing Doctor Appointments or Having “Gaps” in Your Medical Treatment

If you don’t show up for your doctor appointments and it is noted in your medical records, it could hurt your case. Think about it. If you …

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Top Ten Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Car or Truck Wreck Personal Injury Claim--Part 1

Top Ten Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Car or Truck Wreck Personal Injury Claim--Part 1

April 19, 2022

In this five-part series, we will discuss the top ten mistakes people can make that can hurt their personal injury claim if they are involved in a car or truck collision. 

Mistake #1: Failing to Obtain Sufficient Information at the …

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Texting and Driving in Texas—Distracted Driving

Texting and Driving in Texas—Distracted Driving

April 18, 2022

I was driving down Interstate 30 this past weekend coming home from a weekend trip.  I noticed an 18-wheeler in the right-hand lane having trouble staying in his lane.  At first, I thought it was due to the wind which …

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What is a Stowers Demand?

What is a Stowers Demand?

April 15, 2022

A Stower’s demand is a pretrial request that the at-fault insurance company settle your claim for an amount within the policy limits.  Here is a typical car wreck scenario.  You get rear-ended by a driver and are injured.  You …

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Lessons in Dealing with Insurance Companies following a Collision

Lessons in Dealing with Insurance Companies following a Collision

April 13, 2022

“Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.”

“You’re in Good Hands with Allstate.”

“Farmers. Gets you back where you belong.”

As a victim of a collision, the insurance company is not your friend.

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18-Wheeler Crash Statistics

18-Wheeler Crash Statistics

April 11, 2022

Tractor-trailer collisions can result in catastrophic results if the crash also involves a passenger car. A fully loaded tractor-trailers weighs up to 80,000 pounds, while an average passenger car weighs between 3,000 to 4,000 pounds.  If a …

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Texas Automobile Insurance Explained

Texas Automobile Insurance Explained

April 8, 2022

Many people do not understand what type of insurance they have on their cars or trucks.  They usually just shop around with different insurance companies and buy the cheapest policy without realizing what they are getting or what they really …

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What is a Personal Injury Claim? (Part 2)

What is a Personal Injury Claim? (Part 2)

April 6, 2022

In the last blog, we discussed the first two components of a personal injury claim—negligence and proximate cause.  The third and final component is damages.

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What is a Personal Injury Claim? (Part 1)

What is a Personal Injury Claim? (Part 1)

April 5, 2022

Personal injury is a generic title that covers a lot of ground. Basically, a personal injury claim arises when someone is injured or killed as a result of someone else’s negligence (carelessness). Let’s break this down into three …

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Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Liability Coverage and Why It is Important

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Liability Coverage and Why It is Important

April 4, 2022

If you are injured in a car or truck wreck and taken from the scene of the collision by ambulance to the hospital, at the hospital they run testing which might include a CT scan or MRI or x-rays, and …

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