Houston Personal Injury Blog

Update on the Houston Ship Channel Vessel Collision 2019

It wasn’t that long ago that the Houston Ship Channel closed due a tanker collision. On May 10, 2019, the 755-foot tanker Genesis River collided with a tug boat pushing two barges. This collision caused the release of reformate and other petrochemicals into the Bay’s ecosystem. This has, in turn, affected many of the shrimpers… read more

Some Things Get Left Behind—Objects Left Inside Of Your Body After Surgery

It’s the big day, the day you go in for surgery. When you arrive at the facility for your surgery, you are called to a room where your surgeon comes to speak with you. Your surgeon explains the process, calms your nerves, and puts you at ease. You trust what your surgeon is telling you,… read more

Failure to Monitor Your Child–What Happens When You’re Away

It’s the early morning of a weekday. You can smell the coffee as you are getting ready for the day ahead. Before heading out the door, you pack your child’s bag for daycare to ensure they have everything they need. As you drive through the neighborhood, you can see your child’s face in the rearview… read more

DUI On The Fourth Of July in Texas

It’s the Fourth of July Weekend. You are relaxing by the pool with close family and friends. You can smell the barbecue and the aftermath of the fireworks. However, it is now time to go home. You and your family pack-up everything and get in the car. You’re on the way home when suddenly, you’re… read more

Offensive Odors, Loud Noises, and Dust Everywhere – What Happens When Industry is Built in Your Backyard

Most homeowners, who are looking to buy a home, tend to want a home in a quiet neighborhood. They want a neighborhood where their family can throw a barbecue in the backyard and invite over some neighbors. Homeowners want a neighborhood where they won’t be woken up at 3 am by the sounds of industrial… read more

How Long Does a Workers’ Comp Settlement Take in Houston, TX?

Filing for workers’ compensation benefits in Texas can be the simplest way to obtain financial reimbursement for your medical expenses and lost wages after a job-related accident. Although Texas law does not require all employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance, most do. If you are at the beginning of a workers’ compensation case after a… read more

Can You Work While on Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation in Texas serves to reimburse injured employees for their medical bills and lost wages so they can focus on recovery without financial strain. Workers’ compensation favors the employee – receiving benefits does not require proving anyone’s fault for the injury or illness. It is also not a requirement for employees to stop working… read more

Can Insurance Companies Force You to Use Aftermarket Parts?

After a serious car accident, the two main issues you must contend with are personal injuries and property damages. Taking your damaged vehicle to an auto mechanic is one of the first steps toward obtaining compensation for repairs or replacement. Once you submit your information to the insurance company, however, you may lose control over… read more

Is it Illegal to Wear Headphones While Driving in Texas?

Prudent driving requires focusing 100% of your attention on the driving task 100% of the time. Safe drivers keep their eyes on the road, hands on the wheel, and minds on the driving task…but what about a driver’s ears? The roadway is full of sounds that can help drivers make safe maneuvering decisions, such as… read more

What Steps to Take After a Hit-And-Run in Houston, TX

Although the majority of drivers involved in incidents take responsibility for their actions, some drivers flee the scene after hitting another car or person. Drivers flee from the scene for a variety of reasons – not having insurance, not having a valid driver’s license, fear of arrest, and so on. If you are involved in… read more