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Whose insurance will pay to repair the damage to my car following a collision?

Whose insurance will pay to repair the damage to my car following a collision?

July 27, 2022

When you are involved in an automobile collision, one question is who is going to pay for the damage to your car.

Who caused the collision?

You must first determine who caused the collision.  If you caused the collision, you …

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July 4th weekend travel--Be Safe!

July 4th weekend travel--Be Safe!

July 1, 2022

AAA predicts that 47.9 million people will be traveling this Fourth of July weekend, despite higher gas prices.  With that many people on the highways, please be careful traveling.  According to AAA, the top 10 United States destinations for …

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What is a deposition in Texas?

What is a deposition in Texas?

June 14, 2022

If you are a party to a civil lawsuit or a witness, you will probably be asked to give your deposition.  Most people are not familiar with what a deposition is.  A deposition is a question-and-answer session where the opposing …

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Can I still recover money if I am partially at fault for a collision?

Can I still recover money if I am partially at fault for a collision?

June 9, 2022

The short answer to the question is it depends on how much (percentage) you are at fault.  In Texas, we have comparative responsibility.  What that means is if that a plaintiff can be partially at fault for the collision and …

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Pedestrian Accidents On The Rise In Texas

Pedestrian Accidents On The Rise In Texas

May 27, 2022

In Texas, pedestrian deaths are on the rise.  According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 1 in 5 of all traffic fatalities involve a pedestrian.  In 2020, there were 4,852 collisions involving pedestrians, resulting in 1,211 serious injuries …

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How do I get my medical bills paid immediately after a crash?

How do I get my medical bills paid immediately after a crash?

May 25, 2022

You are involved in a car, truck or motorcycle crash and are injured.  The crash is not your fault.  The question becomes will the at-fault driver’s insurance company pay for your medical bills immediately?  The answer is usually not …

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Click it or Ticket Campaign in Texas

Click it or Ticket Campaign in Texas

May 23, 2022

Today is the first day of Texas' annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign and runs through June 5th.  This means Texas DPS troopers as well as other law enforcement agencies are increasing their efforts to ticket drivers and passengers who …

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Truck Driver Fatigue Can Lead to Fatal Results

Truck Driver Fatigue Can Lead to Fatal Results

May 20, 2022

It is well known that driver fatigue causes slower response times, attention failure and poor decision making.  When the fatigue happens to the driver of a semi-truck or passenger bus, the results can be fatal to them and others.  In …

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The Importance of Medical Treatment Following a Truck or Car Crash

The Importance of Medical Treatment Following a Truck or Car Crash

May 17, 2022

Getting medical treatment right away after a car accident or other injury is one of the most important things you can do for your health.  It will also help any personal injury case you might have. 

First and foremost, it …

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Gap Insurance:  Is it Important to Have Before a Collision?

Gap Insurance: Is it Important to Have Before a Collision?

May 12, 2022

Whether you are buying or leasing a new car, once you drive it off the car lot, the value of the car starts to depreciate.  This was all true until the COVID pandemic.  Since the COVID pandemic, used cars have …

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How Do You Get a Copy of the Police Report After a Crash?

How Do You Get a Copy of the Police Report After a Crash?

May 10, 2022

A crash report is one of the most valuable pieces of information following a collision.  The police report sets out the details of the crash, the parties involved, the vehicles involved and any insurance information for the drivers.  It will …

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What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit--Part 2

What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit--Part 2

May 9, 2022

When the Defendant has filed an Answer, discovery begins.

Discovery is intended to determine all the facts of the case and get those facts in an “admissible” format to be used in court. All facts are not “admissible” in court …

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What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit--Part 1

What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit--Part 1

May 6, 2022

You’ve been injured due to the fault of another person and the insurance company for the other person is not willing to pay you fair compensation for your injuries. What do you do? You have two options. The first …

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Who can sue for the death of a relative in Texas?

Who can sue for the death of a relative in Texas?

May 5, 2022

In Texas, when a person dies from an injury caused due to  someone’s negligence, certain surviving family members as well as the deceased’s estate may have a right to pursue a lawsuit for the death of that family …

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What is My Case Worth?  Part 2

What is My Case Worth? Part 2

May 2, 2022

Continuing on from the prior blog post here, the following can also impact the value of a personal injury case.

Venue

Where your case is filed can have an impact on how much your case is worth. The particular county …

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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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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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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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