Houston Personal Injury Blog
5 Signs Of A Drunk Driver
Brian White | December 12, 2017 | Auto Accidents
Drunk driving is an epidemic plaguing the nation. Every day, an average of 28 people die in crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers. While we can’t predict run-ins with intoxicated drivers, we can take steps to avoid them on the roads. The best way to prevent collisions with drunk drivers is to learn how to spot them,… read more
Will Car Insurance Cover Me In A Bike Accident?
Brian White | December 7, 2017 | Bike Accidents
In 2016, 65 bicyclists died on Texas’ roadways. This was a 25% increase from 2015. Hundreds more bicyclists in Texas suffered injuries and had to go to the hospital for collision-related harms. When a bicycle crashes into a motor vehicle, other bicycle, or stationary object, the rider can suffer serious injuries. Fractures, head and brain… read more
How Do You Calculate Pain And Suffering Payments?
Brian White | December 4, 2017 | Personal Injury
If someone asked you to put a dollar amount on the pain and suffering you experienced after a devastating accident, what would you say? It can be impossible to put a value on these intangible harms. For most people, no amount of money is enough to make up for permanent disabilities, psychological damage, or personal… read more
What Is Texas’ Open Container Law In Cars?
Brian White | November 28, 2017 | Texas Laws
You most likely know that it is illegal to drive while intoxicated in the State of Texas. “Intoxication” legally occurs when the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of the driver is at or above 0.08%. Did you know that you could get in trouble for containers of alcohol being in the cab of your vehicle… read more
What Is A Diminished Value Claim in Texas?
Brian White | November 20, 2017 | Auto Accidents
After a Texas car accident, your conversations with auto insurance companies may involve vehicle inspections, repair estimates, and coverage to repair or replace your vehicle. What you probably won’t hear your insurance agent talk about is your vehicle’s “diminished value.” Diminished value is a valid type of compensation you may be able to claim after… read more
Tips for Safe Trick-Or-Treating With Your Kids
Brian White | October 27, 2017 | safety
Many Americans look forward to Halloween, and kids love going trick-or-treating. While Halloween night can be a lot of fun, it’s vital for parents to recognize the need for safety while collecting candy. Injuries can happen from costume problems, low visibility, road and traffic hazards, and even eating too much. This Halloween, remember the following… read more
What If I Was Injured At A Haunted House In Houston?
Brian White | October 26, 2017 | safety
Halloween is right around the corner and that means costumes, candy, and scary events like haunted hayrides, amusement parks, and haunted houses. While these can be fun and exciting outings for the whole family, it’s also important to remember your rights in the event of an injury. A haunted house attraction owes a duty of… read more
What Is Texas’ Dram Shop Law?
Brian White | October 24, 2017 | Personal Injury, Texas Laws
When injured individuals file personal injury claims, they sometimes face multiple defendants. Several parties may have contributed to an injured plaintiff’s damages, and, therefore, the plaintiff has several potential avenues for compensation. Texas’ dram shop laws exist to protect individuals who suffer injuries and other damages from intoxicated individuals. Not only can an injured plaintiff… read more
Texas Seatbelt Laws
Brian White | October 17, 2017 | safety
Seatbelts are an essential safety feature in passenger vehicles. During a crash, a seatbelt holds passengers against their seat, absorbing some impact and preventing the person from flying through the windshield or front seat. While some people are skeptical of seat belts’ efficacy, it is essential for Texas drivers and passengers to wear their seatbelts… read more
Fidget Spinner Injuries
Brian White | October 12, 2017 | Dangerous Products
Fidget spinners are the latest fad for American kids, but these spinning bits of plastic may be more dangerous than most parents realize. In recent tests, researchers found some of the cheaper fidget spinners on the market feature substandard materials and inadequate machining, and some are capable of inflicting serious cuts and eye injuries. What… read more