Houston Personal Injury Blog

Is Flying Safer than Driving?

When you’re planning a long-distance trip, you typically have to choose between flying and driving. Many people choose to fly since it’s faster and more convenient to sit back and relax instead of focusing on the road.  However, people often worry about the safety of flying. After all, the news only talks about the planes… read more

Is it Possible To File a Claim in Houston, TX Without a Police Report?

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

Bus Accident Facts and Statistics in Texas

Buses can be dangerous for passengers and other motorists on the road. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s records show that in 2020, a total of 5,125 people lost their lives in crashes involving buses and large trucks. As you might expect, fatal accidents in Texas accounted for a portion of this total number. However,… read more

What Classifies As a Catastrophic 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

The Dangers of Driving With Loud Music in Houston

More than 2.3 million Texans call Houston home. With such a large population, traffic collisions happen every day.  Many different factors can contribute to a motor vehicle accident. No matter what the cause, car crashes often result in significant property damage and catastrophic injuries.  Loud music is one common contributor to accidents. If you or… read more

What Happens if a Leased Car Is Totaled in a Houston Car Accident?

If a leased car you are driving is totaled in a Houston car accident, notify the police immediately by calling 911. As soon as possible, notify the leasing company and your automobile insurance company. Depending on the circumstances, you or another party could be liable for the damages that insurance does not cover. What Is… read more

Can I Sue My Employer for Not Providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?

As an employee, you are entitled to a safe work environment. You are also entitled to receive the personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary to perform your job. PPE minimizes the risk of injury and exposure to hazards that could cause illness or disease. COVID-19 put personal protective equipment in the spotlight. Employees were concerned about… read more

Do I Have To Go To Court After a Car Accident in Houston?

If you are unsure whether you have to go to court after a car accident in Houston, TX, you are not alone. Drivers and victims of collisions are oftentimes uncertain about what steps they are obligated to take after the crash. When police and insurance providers become involved, people can feel overwhelmed quickly.  If you… read more

What Is the Difference Between Loss of Income and Loss of Earning Potential?

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

Aggressive Driving By Truck Drivers in Houston

Aggressive driving and road rage are very real issues. Always a dangerous practice for other vehicles and people on Houston roads, the stakes of aggressive driving rise exponentially when it involves truck drivers at the helm of large and heavy vehicles. In one survey, 80% of polled drivers said they showed aggression, anger, or road… read more