You Received a Hospital Lien. What Exactly Does This Mean?
Brian White | March 14, 2023 | Personal Injury
If someone else injures you, you might find yourself unable to pay your medical expenses, even with health insurance. A hospital lien, also known as a medical lien, is a way of leveraging any future personal injury settlement or court judgment as collateral to assure your healthcare provider that you will eventually pay your medical… read more
Everything You Need To Know About Hot Water Scalding Burns on Children
Brian White | January 31, 2023 | Personal Injury
Children are vulnerable to burns for many reasons. Curious about their world, children will play with matches, touch hot pots and pans, and perform other actions that can result in severe or even fatal burn injuries. Hot water burns are particularly dangerous. Infants and toddlers often lack the strength or coordination to get out of… read more
How To Prepare For A Deposition
Brian White | January 22, 2023 | Personal Injury
When you file a personal injury lawsuit, everyone wants to hear from you. However, being the plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit can be stressful. Not only are you waiting on pins and needles for an outcome, but you’ll have obligations during litigation. That probably includes being deposed. Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 199 governs… read more
Is It Possible To Get Out of Jury Duty in Texas?
Brian White | January 6, 2023 | Personal Injury
In the United States, a trial by jury is a fundamental right. Since every right comes with a corresponding responsibility, serving on a jury if you are called is your civic duty. This can be burdensome if you are called to serve on a complex product liability case, for example, because a trial might take… read more
Is it Possible To File a Claim in Houston, TX Without a Police Report?
Brian White | December 28, 2022 | Personal Injury
When you’re in a car accident in Houston or suffer any kind of damage to your property, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out the right steps to take. One of the first questions many people ask is “Do I need a police report to file a claim?” The answer is surprisingly simple; if… read more
What Classifies As a Catastrophic Injury?
Brian White | December 5, 2022 | Personal Injury
A catastrophic injury is the most serious injury you can sustain short of a fatal injury. Although a catastrophic injury can command a large compensation award, asserting such a claim is fraught with unique difficulties and challenges. What Are Catastrophic Injuries? There is no universal catastrophic injury definition. A catastrophic injury takes away something that… read more
What Is the Difference Between Loss of Income and Loss of Earning Potential?
Brian White | November 16, 2022 | Personal Injury
Loss of income and loss of potential earnings are two components of damages in a Texas personal injury claim. They might sound similar, but they are distinctly different from each other – and it is important to understand where they diverge. What Is Loss of Income? When you suffer an injury in a car accident,… read more
Demand Letter Response Time in Texas
Brian White | October 12, 2022 | Personal Injury
Your Houston personal injury lawyer may send a demand letter to the insurance company of the person who caused your injury. It outlines the legal reasons why the person is liable for your damages, describes your damages, and “demands” an amount to settle the claim. The letter begins the negotiations to settle your personal injury… read more
What Is a Lien on a Personal Injury Case?
Brian White | September 21, 2022 | Personal Injury
In a personal injury case, a lien is a healthcare provider’s right to deduct money from your compensation. Texas law forbids healthcare providers from denying emergency medical treatment. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean they can’t aggressively seek payment after they have rendered these services. A lien can attach to a court judgment or a private settlement…. read more
The Process Of Receiving A Settlement Check In Houston
Brian White | September 20, 2022 | Personal Injury
Have you suffered irreparable harm because of an accident that wasn’t your fault? Are you curious about the claim process for seeking compensation? Do you wonder about the process for obtaining a settlement check? We are here to help. In this article, we’ll explain what a settlement is and the process of receiving one. Understanding… read more