Houston Personal Injury Blog

What Does It Mean for a Truck to Jackknife?

The truck or cab of a tractor-trailer controls the movements of the tailor it is pulling. When the truck accelerates, the trailer is pulled along. Through careful maneuvering, tractors and their trailers can navigate turns and curves. When the truck brakes, connections between the two ensure that the brakes on the trailer are also activated. … read more

What Are the Odds of Surviving a Motorcycle Accident in Houston, TX?

It’s no secret that motorcycle riding can be a dangerous form of travel. Statistically, motorcyclists have a higher injury rate in vehicular accidents than those occupying passenger vehicles. After all, the very construction of a motorcycle leaves riders in a vulnerable position. If one thing goes wrong, the results could be catastrophic. Fatal motorcycle accidents… read more

What Is the Difference Between Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault?

The terms sexual assault and sexual abuse are often used interchangeably. However, the terms have very different meanings under Texas law. Learning the difference between the two crimes can help injured victims seek compensation for damages they sustained because of these intentional torts. What Is Sexual Abuse According to Texas Law? Generally, sexual abuse is… read more

How to Report an Unsafe Truck Driver in Texas

Trucks are by far the most prominent and heaviest vehicles on Texas roads. With a full load, trucks can weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds. Even a minor truck accident can lead to catastrophic injury for Texas motorists.  Because of this risk, state and federal laws enforce strict traffic requirements and restrictions that help keep drivers… read more

What Is a Lien on a Personal Injury Case?

In a personal injury case, a lien is a healthcare provider’s right to deduct money from your compensation. Texas law forbids healthcare providers from denying emergency medical treatment. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean they can’t aggressively seek payment after they have rendered these services.  A lien can attach to a court judgment or a private settlement…. read more

The Process Of Receiving A Settlement Check In Houston

Have you suffered irreparable harm because of an accident that wasn’t your fault? Are you curious about the claim process for seeking compensation? Do you wonder about the process for obtaining a settlement check? We are here to help. In this article, we’ll explain what a settlement is and the process of receiving one. Understanding… read more

Do Teenagers Cause More Car Accidents than Adults in Houston, TX?

Texans pride themselves on being number one for many reasons. The Lone Star State leads the nation in producing livestock, cotton, oil, and natural gas and boasts the world’s largest rodeo.  Unfortunately, Texas has also ranked number one for something far less likely to inspire that famous Texas pride. In a recent year, Texas ranked… read more

How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Claim in Texas?

Each year, thousands of people are seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents throughout Texas. Generally, injured victims have up to two years to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation for their damages. However, there are exceptions to the rule for how long you have to file a car accident claim in Texas. Texas Statute… read more

What Are My Options After an Accident in Houston With a USPS Mail Truck?

The United States Postal Service (USPS) delivers millions of mail items every day. Much of that mail is delivered by the over 75,000 mail carriers employed by the USPS. Therefore, it is common to see mail USPS mail trucks navigating Houston roads each day. Just like other vehicles, USPS mail trucks are involved in traffic… read more

Motorcycle Parking Laws in Texas

Texas, as the second largest state in the country, offers miles and miles of road for motorcycle riders to enjoy. It is estimated that there are over 400,000 registered motorcycles in the state. Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating. With the bump in gas prices, they are also a smart economical choice. Before you hit… read more