Houston Personal Injury Blog

How to Get Compensated For A Texas Hit-and-Run

A hit-and-run car accident is not like other accidents. There is no at-fault driver around to take responsibility and pay for your damages. The guilty driver has fled, often without leaving behind much evidence for an investigation. You’re stuck picking up the pieces, tending to physical injuries, property damage, and emotional distress. Luckily, it is… read more

How to Yield Properly In Houston

A good driver always knows when to yield. Yielding to other drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians is critical to preventing accidents and keeping others safe on the roadway. There are general traffic laws for who should yield the right-of-way and when. Preventable car accidents happen when drivers break these laws. In 2015, 3,453 crashes around the… read more

What to Do If You Are Hit By An Uninsured Driver

Like all states, Texas requires drivers to maintain minimum insurance coverage levels. All drivers must buy at least $30,000 in coverage for each injured person and $25,000 for property damage per accident. Insurance policies pay for the damage to other people and their vehicles when a driver causes an accident. When someone breaks the law… read more

What is an Assumption of Risk?

Dangerous activities are worth the risk to some people. Unfortunately, accepting or assuming certain foreseeable risks can take away your chance to pursue recovery should an accident occur. In legal terms, “assumption of risk” typically refers to a person’s intentional willingness to participate in an activity that could be dangerous, such as skydiving or going… read more

What To Do If You Suspect You Have a Head Injury

Head and brain injuries are silent killers. Traumatic brain injuries from accidents like car crashes and slip and falls contribute to 30% of all injury-related deaths in the United States. There is currently no cure for injuries such as swelling or bleeding in the brain. If the victim survives, he or she can suffer temporary… read more

What Is a Letter of Protection?

When an accident happens, getting the victim compensation for medical care can take time. This may put the person in a bind if he or she lacks his or her own coverage or the funds to pay for care. In this instance, the health care provider, Houston injury lawyer, and victim can create a contract… read more

Texas Statutes of Limitations

All legal proceedings face restrictions – a statute of limitations – on how long after the incident a claim or prosecution may occur. In Texas, the law divides these limitations into two categories, civil and criminal. Here is what you need to know about a statute of limitations and what kinds of limitations the state… read more

What Is The Difference Between First and Third-Party Insurance Claims?

When a car accident happens that results in your injury, you should file a claim with either your insurance company or the insurance company of the responsible driver. Doing this gives you access to potential compensation for damages, including physical, financial, and emotional damages. Read on to learn more about the insurance claims process, specifically… read more

What Is A Deposition?

A deposition is a person’s sworn out-of-court testimony that is part of the discovery process during court case. Its’ purpose is to gather information to potentially be used in trial. If you take part in some form of litigation, a time may come when you will need to give a deposition. This tool provides necessary… read more

How Much Space Is Needed Between Cars at Freeway Speeds?

Many Houston drivers seem unaware of how closely they follow other drivers, especially on highways. Not maintaining a safe following distance diminishes the control you need when operating a car at high speeds. Learn more about the ideal space around your car, recommended following distances, and some tips to help you in all situations. What… read more