Personal Injury

Can a Pedestrian Be at Fault for a Pedestrian-Car Accident in Texas?

It is a common misconception to assume that pedestrians always have the right of way in Texas. Motor vehicles cause much more damage to pedestrians than vice versa in an accident. This fact leads many to believe that motorists must always yield right of way to people walking on crosswalks and in the road. While… read more

Consequences for Hitting a Pedestrian in Texas

Texas is not one of the safest states for pedestrians. In 2016, a total of 678 pedestrians died in the Lone Star State. This is an increase of 21.5% from 2015. Motorists, pedestrians, and third parties have been at fault for these accidents in the past. In the event that a motorist strikes a pedestrian… read more

How Long After an Accident Does It Take to Get Whiplash Symptoms?

“Whiplash” refers to a specific type of injury to the muscles and ligaments of the neck. When the neck’s soft tissues extend beyond their typical range of motion, commonly in the back-and-forth motion of a car accident, they can sustain injuries. An individual could also get whiplash while playing sports, on an amusement park ride,… read more

Am I Liable if a Contractor Is Injured in My House?

If you are undertaking a homebuilding project, you may have a significant learning curve in terms of hiring contractors. Contractors come with their own rules, insurance policies, and other considerations when they perform work on a private property. As the homeowner, you have specific legal duties toward your contractors and subcontractors. If a contractor sustains… read more

How to File a Claim Against Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

If you suffer an illness or injury while on a Royal Caribbean cruise, it may be possible to file a claim against the company. This might be the case if your incident stemmed from negligence on the part of the cruise line or one of its employees. Here are three steps to take if you… read more

Are Bars and Clubs Liable for Over-Serving in Houston, TX?

When you go out to a bar or club for a few drinks with friends, you have a personal responsibility to conduct yourself appropriately. What you may not know is that bars and clubs also have a responsibility. In Texas, state dram shop laws prevent alcohol-selling establishments from selling to overly and obviously intoxicated customers…. read more

An Explanation of the Texas Good Samaritan Law

In general, Good Samaritan laws exist to protect people who act in good faith while administering aid to those in need. If you stop at an accident scene to address someone’s wound or attempt to move someone from a fiery building, for example, you are acting as a Good Samaritan. Every state uses its own… read more

Texas Landowners Part 1: Introduction to Premises Liability and Negligence Claims

If you own a rental property, a farm, a commercial property, or a home in Texas, you could encounter both general negligence and premises liability claims from those injured on your land. Understanding the difference between the two types of claims and your duties as a landowner can help you minimize liability risks in the… read more

Texas Landowners Part 2: Premises Liability Legal Statuses and Duty of Care

If someone suffers an injury on your land as the result of hazardous conditions, he or she may choose to file a premises liability claim. In these claims, the visitors would need to not only prove the hazardous condition caused the injury, but also that the landowner owed the visitor a certain level of care…. read more

Texas Personal Injury vs. Texas Workers’ Compensation Law

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