Personal Injury Blog

Links in the Chain of Causation

For any number of reasons, many people believe that recovering compensation after an accident with injury is a quick and easy process. Although an injured victim may be entitled to compensation under the law, they still have the burden of proving their injuries.  Perhaps even more importantly, an injured person, called the plaintiff, has to… read more

Handling a Car Accident Claim with State Farm

State Farm is the largest auto insurer in the U.S. Across America, State Farm writes about 17% of all auto insurance policies. State Farm is also the largest auto insurer in Texas. Aside from USAA’s policies for active military and veterans, State Farm offers the cheapest premiums among the major insurers in Texas. State Farm… read more

Admissibility of Police Officer’s Opinions in a Crash Report

It can be confusing and frustrating when a crash report states that the other driver caused the car accident, but the insurance company disputes liability for an insurance claim. If the police officer who responded to the accident said the other driver was at fault for causing the crash, isn’t that enough evidence? Not always…. read more

Rear-End Collisions: Causation, Physics & Injuries

Data compiled by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that rear-end collisions consistently make up about 30% of crashes on America’s roads. This makes them the most common form of car accidents. Rear-end collisions also result in about 30% of the injuries caused by car crashes. Significant portions of these injuries are neck… read more

Blunt Force Head Trauma Cause and Effect

Blunt force head trauma is one of three types of injuries that can lead to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Almost any kind of accident can cause blunt force head trauma. Whether your head hits your side door during a car accident or strikes the floor after a slip-and-fall accident, the blunt force can bruise… read more

How Much Does a Lawyer Cost?

Lawyers almost always charge for their services, but the cost could be less than you might expect. Learn more about how much it costs to work with a lawyer and how contingency fees – which are the primary structure in personal injury cases – work. How Much Can an Attorney Charge? Lawyers cannot charge clients… read more

Three-Car Accident: Who Pays?

In the state of Texas, a reportable automobile collision occurs roughly once per minute. When a car accident happens, establishing legal fault is important. This helps to ensure that victims receive the compensation that they are rightfully due. The process of determining legal fault for vehicular collisions that involve two vehicles can be complex. Weather… read more

What Happens If I Get into a Car Accident While Pregnant?

Auto accidents are always frightening and potentially dangerous. The hazards are even more pronounced for expectant mothers who have been involved in car accidents. Not only do they run the risk of injury for themselves, but their growing baby also faces risks from the collision. Some recent studies have found that pregnant drivers are nearly… read more

Herniated Disc C4/C5 and C5/C6 Injuries

Herniated cervical disc injuries are common in car accidents. It is important to understand that herniated discs are different from soft tissue injuries – though they may come with soft tissue injuries as well. They are more serious, more complex, and often, more difficult to treat. Discs: Location and Function Our spines are composed of… read more

How Tailgating Causes Accidents and How to Stop It

Every year, more than one million rear-end car accidents occur in the United States. In those car accidents, thousands of drivers and passengers are injured and killed. A significant percentage of those rear-end accidents are the result of tailgating, or, driving too close to the car in front of you. Most states, including Texas, have… read more