Houston Personal Injury Blog

What is a Tort Claim in Texas?

A tort is an act or omission that harms or injures another person. In other words, another person causes you to sustain an injury or other harm because of their actions.  Torts are generally based on negligence claims, but they could arise from intentional acts or strict liability. Claims are causes of action against other… read more

Top 5 Most Important Safety Features for Cars

Shopping for a new car can be a lot of fun, especially if it has been a while since you’ve upgraded. Technology has improved tremendously over the last decade, both for user-friendliness and safety features. Carefully examining your new car’s safety features will help reduce your chances of an accident and protect you during a… read more

3 Types of Product Liability Claims in Texas

A product liability claim arises when a defective consumer product injures someone. When this happens, the injured victim can seek money damages from the defendant in a product liability claim. The defendant can be a manufacturer, a retailer, or any other party in the chain of distribution. The victim does not have to be the… read more

What Does Bar Stand for in the Bar Exam or Bar Association?

Non-lawyers often ask what the “bar” stands for. The bar derives from the setup of a courtroom. A rail separates observers from the lawyers, parties, jurors, and judge. When law school graduates become eligible to practice law, the court allows them to cross the rail from the gallery into the courtroom. But the bar refers… read more

Whiplash, Disc, and Joint Injuries: Common Consequences of a Houston Car Accident

Our bodies were never meant to deal with the movement and forces involved in a car accident.  Upon impact, the car that is hit absorbs energy from the crash. Some of that energy is passed onto drivers and passengers inside of the vehicle. This energy moves the occupants in the direction of the crash. For… read more

Jones Act & Maritime Injuries at Sea

Individuals whose jobs require them to work on navigable waterways and platforms or structures out in the ocean face risks that other workers do not face. Therefore, laws have been enacted to provide special legal protection in the case of maritime injuries and accidents. Jones Act attorneys understand these laws and help victims of maritime… read more

Suing for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress in Texas

Being in an accident can cause a person to experience intense emotional distress, even if the person only sustains minor injuries or no injuries at all. Texas personal injury laws permit accident victims to seek compensation for emotional distress. Accident victims may seek damages for negligent or intentional infliction of emotional distress. What is Emotional… read more

What to Know About Car Accident Reports in Houston

A car accident report can help you if you ever need to file an injury claim after an accident. It can support your description of your injuries. The investigative findings can also help you prove that another driver caused your accident. Texas has a statewide database for car accident reports. All law enforcement agencies in… read more

What Are the 3 Elements of Standing to Sue?

When you are injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you may assume you have the right to file a lawsuit against that person. However, while you might be able to file a lawsuit, the court may dismiss the case if you lack standing. Standing is a legal concept addressed in the United… read more

Do You Have to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Texas?

Most people ride motorcycles for the thrill of the journey. And most people who ride motorcycles know that they take on a little risk every time they hop on a bike. Still, that little bit of risk is usually worth the adventures, the experience, and the memories. But if you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, there are… read more