Houston Personal Injury Blog

7 of the Most Common Work-Related Injuries

When it comes to personal injury claims, workplace injuries are some of the most common throughout Texas. Occupational hazards, accidents, and negligence can contribute to bodily injuries and even death. If you’ve suffered a work-related injury in Houston, a personal injury attorney can work to hold the responsible parties accountable. 1. Injuries Caused By Slips,… read more

Do I Need a Lawyer After a Hit and Run Accident in Houston?

Being hit by another driver is frustrating. However, when that driver flees the scene of the accident, it can create problems in recovering compensation for property damage and bodily injury. Therefore, it is in your best interest to seek legal advice from an experienced Houston hit-and-run accident lawyer as soon as possible.  Reasons for Hiring… read more

The Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury in Texas

Personal injury law covers all kinds of accidents, from car accidents to defective drugs to slip and fall accidents. One major gap in personal injury coverage is workers’ compensation claims. The workers’ compensation system covers most (but not all) workplace injury claims.  Crew members of vessels and interstate railway works are not included in the… read more

What Is Texas’ Open Container Law?

It is common knowledge that driving under the influence of alcohol in Texas is against the law. You could face jail time and fines for a DUI conviction. However, some drivers are unaware that they could face harsh penalties for having an open container in the car, even if they have not been drinking alcohol…. read more

Pedestrians in Texas – Walking the Streets Safely

Houston, Texas is home to nearly 2.3 million people. With such a large population, the streets are consistently bustling with drivers and pedestrians.  In today’s busy world, people walking the streets are often distracted by digital devices. The term “pedestrian” encompasses anyone who is walking, skateboarding, or using a wheelchair near the roads.   It is… read more

Traffic and Red Light Cameras in Houston

At one point, cameras were considered the latest and greatest advancement in traffic enforcement. Cameras mounted near busy intersections would be the eyes of police forces that were often stretched too thin.  Traffic cameras, sometimes called red light cameras, could photograph drivers who disobeyed traffic signals, enabling authorities to issue tickets even though no police… read more

What Are the Insurance Requirements for Texas Commercial Trucks?

In Texas, trucking companies are required by law to maintain proof of liability insurance for all of their vehicles. The amount of insurance depends on many factors, such as the type of truck, the cargo it is transporting, and whether the truck is transporting that cargo within Texas or over state lines.  If you are… read more

What Happens If My Child Slips and Falls At School in Houston?

When you send your child to school in the morning, you expect them to come home safely in the afternoon. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Children can become injured in slips and falls at school in accidents that the National Safety Council describes as “100% preventable.”  If your child slipped and fell at… read more

What Is Vehophobia?

Phobias are anxiety disorders marked by an excessive and persistent fear of specific objects, places, or situations. Vehophobia is a medical term that describes the fear of driving or riding in a vehicle. Often, people develop this condition after suffering the traumatic experience of a car crash.  When drivers develop vehophobia after an accident, they… read more

Demand Letter Response Time in Texas

Your Houston personal injury lawyer may send a demand letter to the insurance company of the person who caused your injury. It outlines the legal reasons why the person is liable for your damages, describes your damages, and “demands” an amount to settle the claim. The letter begins the negotiations to settle your personal injury… read more