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
How Long Does it Take to Get a Personal Injury Settlement Check in Houston, TX
Brian White | August 31, 2022 | Personal Injury
You were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, and you have bills coming every day. You probably have property damage and expenses and might be unable to work because of your injuries. You wisely hired a Houston personal injury lawyer to help you get compensation from the at-fault party. You may wonder how… read more
What Is an Examination Under Oath in Houston?
Brian White | March 26, 2022 | Personal Injury
An examination under oath (EUO) is similar to a deposition. However, your insurance company requests the EUO to gather more information about a claim. Your testimony at an examination under oath is sworn testimony. Therefore, you are under penalty of perjury to answer questions truthfully. What Is an Examination Under Oath? Most insurance policies contain… read more
What is a Tort Claim in Texas?
Brian White | March 15, 2022 | Personal Injury
A tort is an act or omission that harms or injures another person. In other words, another person causes you to sustain an injury or other harm because of their actions. Torts are generally based on negligence claims, but they could arise from intentional acts or strict liability. Claims are causes of action against other… read more
What Does Bar Stand for in the Bar Exam or Bar Association?
Brian White | February 8, 2022 | Personal Injury
Non-lawyers often ask what the “bar” stands for. The bar derives from the setup of a courtroom. A rail separates observers from the lawyers, parties, jurors, and judge. When law school graduates become eligible to practice law, the court allows them to cross the rail from the gallery into the courtroom. But the bar refers… read more
Suing for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress in Texas
Brian White | January 22, 2022 | Personal Injury
Being in an accident can cause a person to experience intense emotional distress, even if the person only sustains minor injuries or no injuries at all. Texas personal injury laws permit accident victims to seek compensation for emotional distress. Accident victims may seek damages for negligent or intentional infliction of emotional distress. What is Emotional… read more
What Are the 3 Elements of Standing to Sue?
Brian White | January 18, 2022 | Personal Injury
When you are injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you may assume you have the right to file a lawsuit against that person. However, while you might be able to file a lawsuit, the court may dismiss the case if you lack standing. Standing is a legal concept addressed in the United… read more