Houston Personal Injury Blog

What Is the Difference Between Negligence and Negligence Per Se?

Negligence is the basis of most personal injury cases in Texas. Negligence per se is a form of negligence used in cases involving actions that violate the law. Negligence per se can make it possible for individuals to win a personal injury case when there is little to no direct evidence of fault. Negligence vs…. read more

Experts Explain Why You Might’ve Forgotten How to Drive or Park During the Pandemic

Could staying at home during the pandemic make you forget how to drive or park your car? According to a survey of United Kingdom drivers, that could be the case.  A survey conducted by Hyundai found that twenty percent of the respondents had forgotten some of the key skills needed to operate a motor vehicle. … read more

How Long After a Houston, TX Accident Can I Seek Compensation for My Injuries?

The Texas statute of limitations places deadlines on personal injury lawsuits. If you do not file your lawsuit before the deadline, you lose your right to pursue a claim for damages through the court. In most personal injury cases in Texas, the victim has two years from the injury date or accident date to file… read more

What Do I Have to Prove to Win My Car Accident Lawsuit in Houston?

Texas personal injury laws hold drivers financially accountable when they cause a car crash. Drivers must have minimum amounts of liability insurance to compensate victims when they cause a car accident.  Most car accident lawsuits are based on negligence claims.  To prove negligence, you must show that: The other party owed you a duty of… read more

Understanding The “Reasonable Person” Standard in Negligence Cases

Most personal injury cases are based on negligence claims. You must prove each of the elements of a negligence claim to win your case. One of those legal elements involves the “reasonable person” standard, which can be confusing and frustrating for accident victims. What are the Legal Elements of a Negligence Claim? There are four… read more

Do I Need to File a Police Report After a Houston Truck Accident

Texas law requires an immediate report of an accident that involves any of the following: The accident resulted in injuries  A person died as a result of the crash Property damage prevents the vehicle from being normally and safely driven A police officer is under a duty to create a written crash report if there… read more

Hit and Run Accidents in Texas: What Victims Need to Know

Hit and run accidents can cause debilitating injuries. Sadly, victims of hit-and-run crashes have the burden of dealing with the consequences of the crash. Accident victims often incur substantial financial losses since they cannot hold the hit-and-run driver responsible. Drivers flee from the scene of an accident for many reasons. Common reasons why a driver… read more

A Step By Step Guide: What To Do After a Houston, TX Car Accident

Traffic accidents occur every day in Texas. In 2019, a person was injured every two minutes and three seconds in car accidents. Moreover, a reportable crash occurred every 56 seconds. Unfortunately, a motor vehicle accident can be very disruptive to your life—even if you do not sustain injuries. Dealing with a simple property damage claim… read more

Blind Spot Truck Accidents: Why They Happen and How to Avoid Them

Commercial truck drivers must meet many qualifications for a commercial driver’s license in Texas. Candidates must pass drug and alcohol tests, meet medical standards, and pass a written and road test. But driving a semi-truck and trailer combination is difficult. Even the most qualified and best-trained drivers can be involved in a truck accident. You… 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