Texas Personal Injury vs. Texas Workers’ Compensation Law
Brian White | March 21, 2017 | Personal Injury
Most states require employers to carry worker’s compensation insurance to cover employee expenses related to on-the-job injuries. Texas, however, does not require coverage. Some employers offer little to no assistance for job-related injuries and illnesses. Our state allows employers to opt into a worker’s compensation insurance program. If you are injured at work, your employer’s… read more
How New Technology Reduces 18-Wheeler Wrecks
Brian White | March 6, 2017 | Personal Injury, safety, Truck Accidents
Truck part defects, distractions/driver errors, and passenger vehicles can all contribute to big rig truck wrecks. Stricter regulations and public service announcements only go so far in making the roads safer. Today, new technology is stepping in to minimize crash risks associated with human error. Driverless 18-wheelers are still a few years away, but these… read more
Tips for Communicating With Lawyers at Your First Meeting
Brian White | March 6, 2017 | Personal Injury
While some people crack lawyer jokes with friends and others rub shoulders with attorneys in their communities, many feel nervous about speaking with attorneys at the start of a case. The initial consultation is like an interview. Fit, ease of communication, and honesty matter and will set the tone of the attorney/client relationship. If you’ve… read more
Is Personal Injury Protection Insurance a Worthwhile Investment in Texas?
Brian White | March 6, 2017 | Auto Accidents, Personal Injury
In Texas, current insurance laws only require drivers to maintain valid liability insurance to cover $30,000 for injured individuals up to $60,000 per accident as well as $25,000 in coverage for property damage per accident. While personal injury protection (PIP) insurance is not mandatory in the same way as liability insurance, many drivers choose to… read more
What Size Fire Extinguisher Do I Need for My Truck?
Brian White | May 23, 2016 | Personal Injury, Truck Accidents
Commercial vehicle operators work long hours and provide an invaluable service in transporting our goods across the country. Some truckers haul more dangerous materials than others, receiving a hazardous designation from the department of transportation. These individuals are beholden to stricter rules, including emergency equipment requirements. So just what is required of truckers transporting dangerous… read more
Can I Press Assault Charges if My Child Was Beat Up at School in Houston, TX?
Brian White | May 11, 2016 | Personal Injury, safety
DISCLAIMER: The content in this blog post (“post”) is meant for general informational purposes only. Publication of this post does not insure that Attorney Brian White & Associates offers representation for this type of case. Information found in the post does not constitute as formal legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. As… read more
Why Do Personal Injury Lawyers have a Bad Reputation?
Brian White | April 12, 2016 | Personal Injury
Maybe it’s the cheesy TV ads, or maybe it’s the portrayal of lawyers in popular media (we also hear that lawyer jokes aren’t the kindest). Whatever the reason, personal injury attorneys aren’t known for their squeaky-clean reputation. So what gives this particular branch of law a bad rap? One Bad Apple Spoils the Bushel You’ll… read more
4 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Lawyer for Your Houston Car Accident Case
Brian White | April 12, 2016 | Auto Accidents, Court, Personal Injury
Even if you pride yourself on being calm under pressure, car accidents in Houston are stressful. You’re dealing with insurance companies, medical bills, and emotional trauma from the accident, itself. A lawyer can help make the claims process smoother, but only if you look to the right firm. When it comes to hiring a legal… read more
Is it Legal to Own a Pet Tiger in Texas?
Brian White | March 9, 2016 | Personal Injury, safety
Exotic pets are becoming increasingly popular. Looking for options beyond the classic cat and dog, Texans are seeking companionship from less likely sources: sugar gliders, ferrets, and exotic birds top the list of offbeat pets for owners. Some people look for even grander animals: tigers and bears, for example. Is owning such animals legal? The… read more
Why Hoverboards are Dangerous and the Lawsuits Surrounding Them
Brian White | March 6, 2016 | Personal Injury, Product Defects, safety
2015 was the year that Back to the Future 2 imagined us driving in flying cars and riding hoverboards around town. The filmmakers were half right: while we’ve yet to see cars go airborne, hoverboards were one of the hottest toys of the 2015 holiday season. The handheld segues flew off mall shelves all over… read more