Personal Injury Blog

HIPPA and You: Standing Up for Your Medical Privacy in Texas

There are laws in place at both the state and federal levels intended to keep patient health information private. Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) laws protect your health information and medical records. These laws apply to all health care providers, health care plans, and other health care entities that handle sensitive medical… read more

Compensation for Adultery in Houston, TX

Grounds for divorce and adultery laws vary widely from state to state. Some states do not even allow adultery to be used as grounds for divorce, while other states allow victims to sue the “home wrecker” in an adulterous divorce. Although Texas is a no-fault divorce state, meaning you do not have to file on… read more

Texas Stock Laws: What You Need to Know in the Event of an Accident

Every year, hundreds of Americans are injured in car accidents. While most car accidents involve crashes with other motor vehicles, there is a surprising number of accidents that involve animals, especially in Texas. Roughly 253,000 animal-involved accidents happen annually. A collision involving an animal can cause extensive damage to the car, severe injuries to the… read more

Distracted Driving: The Link Between Cell Phones and Car Accidents

According to the National Safety Council’s annual injury and fatality report, cell phone use causes 26% of car accidents in the United States. The report doesn’t just indicate texting and driving, either. Surprisingly, most accidents (21%) occur while a driver is talking on a handheld or hands free cell phone. Only 5% are because of… read more

How Is the Value of a Personal Injury Case Determined in Texas?

Personal injury cases are often complex, and determining the value of a case can be tricky. There are many factors that go into finding how much a case is worth, who is at fault, and what types of damages can be sought. Every state handles each of these separate factors differently. There are laws for… read more

Traffic Lawsuits and Liability in Texas

Many different variables determine who is responsible for injury or damages following a traffic accident. Liability is not black and white. This is especially true in multi-car pileups. The legal definition of fault may differ from its traditional usage, so what does fault mean for you? Fault loosely determines which way compensation money flows. Fault… read more

5 Things to Never Mention to Insurance Companies After Traffic Accidents

Driving is such a part of our daily lives that avoiding car accidents may seem impossible. Getting into a traffic accident is stressful, even when the other driver is clearly at-fault and gracious enough to claim liability. Much of this stress is due to dealing with insurance companies. The claim process is taxing and can… read more

Who Is Responsible for Pot Holes Causing Vehicular Damage?

The government is tasked with keeping roads clear of debris, free of potholes, and safe to drive on. Yet when cities are in trouble, one budget often compromised is the department of transportation. If your vehicle is damaged because of a pothole in Texas, are you stuck with the tab or should the city cough… read more

Cyclists Beware! 10 Statistically Fatal Bicycling Routes in the U.S.

In terms of lasting health benefits, increasing daily energy, and improving overall happiness, cycling tops the list of cardiovascular activities. Unfortunately, not all of America’s infrastructure is prepared to handle a high volume of cyclists. Florida is the worst offender, with 6.56 cyclist deaths per million annually. Louisiana and Oregon come in second, with 3.93… read more

Who is Liable for Youth Sports Injuries?

Kids get hurt when they play sports, but with youth sports getting more competitive, the injuries are getting more serious. In a 2013 study done by the Institute of Medicine, researchers found that concussion rates were actually higher in high school athletes than in college athletes. The report noted that the typical recovery rate from… read more