Houston Personal Injury Blog

Is It Illegal To Drive Barefoot in Texas?

Many drivers believe that driving barefoot is against the law. But is it really? The simple answer is no — driving barefoot doesn’t violate any laws. Even so, it may not be the safest option, as driving with bare feet could contribute to car accidents in certain cases. Driving Barefoot In Texas Is Illegal —… read more

Do Backseat Passengers Have To Wear a Seatbelt in Houston?

Road safety is a serious issue in Texas. One of the easiest ways to keep safe behind the wheel is to wear a seatbelt. While most Texans understand the importance of buckling up, there is often confusion about Texas’ seatbelt laws.  This includes whether backseat passengers have to wear a seatbelt in Houston. At Attorney… read more

What if I Can’t Afford an Attorney?

Facing a personal injury can be life-altering. Victims often face not only physical injuries and emotional distress but financial burdens from medical expenses and lost wages, too. Many people who want to hire a Houston personal injury lawyer wonder, “What if I can’t afford an attorney?” There is a viable path forward if you or… read more

Do You Qualify To Sue for Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death claim can arise from any situation where a party causes a fatality because of negligence, intentional torts, illegal behavior, or other wrongdoing. When the person’s death could have been avoided had it not been for the party’s conduct, certain loved ones may qualify to sue. Motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents,… read more

Safety Tips for the Wild West Brewfest in Houston, TX 2024

The Wild West Brewfest (WWBF) is more than a celebration of hops and malts; it’s a community gathering of those who appreciate the craftsmanship behind a cold, refreshing pint. It’s also for a good cause.  Founded by the Rotary Club of Katy and now in its thirteenth year, the WWBF has raised more than $1.25… read more

Can a Person Drive for Uber & Lyft With a Bad Driving Record? 

Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services are often seen as and advertised as safe transportation options. However, there is nothing in Uber’s or Lyft’s driver requirements that make drivers for these companies any safer than any other drivers on the road. In fact, statistics show that fatal car accidents have increased by about 3% since… read more

Who Causes More Car Accidents in Houston, TX: Men or Women?

Anyone who lives in Houston knows that the city is home to its fair share of terrible drivers. While no one wants to end up in a crash, car accident statistics do provide a silver lining: They make it possible to understand who causes the most collisions and why.  With that said, if you’ve ever… read more

What Should I Do if I Was Injured at the Houston Zoo?

The Houston Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in the area. Locals and tourists alike come to see wild animals, learn about them, and sometimes even have more hands-on experiences with them. While this can be a fun day, some of these instances can turn tragic.  Over the last quarter century, 256 people… read more

How Do Paraplegia and Quadriplegia Differ?

Navigating life after a life-changing accident can lead to a spectrum of challenges, especially when it involves spinal cord injuries. Paraplegia and quadriplegia, two severe conditions stemming from spinal cord injuries, are often misrepresented or misunderstood.  Here is what you should know about the differences between these two forms of paralysis, both of which are… read more

Listeria Outbreak Affecting Dairy Products: What You Need To Know

A recent multistate listeria outbreak involving various dairy products has resulted in nationwide recalls. As of this writing, 113 food items under numerous brand names have been recalled.  Investigations are ongoing as of February 2024. However, due to the potential consequences of infection, federal agencies recommend throwing away recalled products and sanitizing all surfaces that… read more