Houston Personal Injury Blog

Admissibility of Police Officer’s Opinions in a Crash Report

It can be confusing and frustrating when a crash report states that the other driver caused the car accident, but the insurance company disputes liability for an insurance claim. If the police officer who responded to the accident said the other driver was at fault for causing the crash, isn’t that enough evidence? Not always…. read more

Rear-End Collisions: Causation, Physics & Injuries

Data compiled by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that rear-end collisions consistently make up about 30% of crashes on America’s roads. This makes them the most common form of car accidents. Rear-end collisions also result in about 30% of the injuries caused by car crashes. Significant portions of these injuries are neck… read more

Blunt Force Head Trauma Cause and Effect

Blunt force head trauma is one of three types of injuries that can lead to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Almost any kind of accident can cause blunt force head trauma. Whether your head hits your side door during a car accident or strikes the floor after a slip-and-fall accident, the blunt force can bruise… read more

How Much Does a Lawyer Cost?

Lawyers almost always charge for their services, but the cost could be less than you might expect. Learn more about how much it costs to work with a lawyer and how contingency fees – which are the primary structure in personal injury cases – work. How Much Can an Attorney Charge? Lawyers cannot charge clients… read more

What Happens If I Get into a Car Accident While Pregnant?

Auto accidents are always frightening and potentially dangerous. The hazards are even more pronounced for expectant mothers who have been involved in car accidents. Not only do they run the risk of injury for themselves, but their growing baby also faces risks from the collision. Some recent studies have found that pregnant drivers are nearly… read more

Herniated Disc C4/C5 and C5/C6 Injuries

Herniated cervical disc injuries are common in car accidents. It is important to understand that herniated discs are different from soft tissue injuries – though they may come with soft tissue injuries as well. They are more serious, more complex, and often, more difficult to treat. Discs: Location and Function Our spines are composed of… read more

How Tailgating Causes Accidents and How to Stop It

Every year, more than one million rear-end car accidents occur in the United States. In those car accidents, thousands of drivers and passengers are injured and killed. A significant percentage of those rear-end accidents are the result of tailgating, or, driving too close to the car in front of you. Most states, including Texas, have… read more

5 Reasons Why a Personal Injury Lawyer Will Not Take Your Case

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may believe you’re entitled to money to cover the cost of physical, financial, or emotional damages. Oftentimes, you’d be right—but not always. There are several factors that affect an injured person’s eligibility for financial compensation, and it’s very possible that some part of your situation will prevent… read more

Car Insurance Companies Filing for Bankruptcy – How Do I Recover?

If another driver is responsible for causing your car accident, you can recover compensation for damages and injuries by filing an insurance claim with the driver’s liability insurance carrier. Texas requires that all drivers carry minimum amounts of liability coverage if they cause a car accident. Liability insurance compensates accident victims for damages caused by… read more

Personal Injury Settlements: Myths vs. Reality

In law, a personal injury describes any damage done to someone’s body, mind, or emotions. We all sustain injuries at some point in our lives—perhaps as a result of car accidents, slip & falls, dog bites, or tattoo infections—and sometimes, they’re not our fault. That’s where personal injury lawyers come in, helping people recover damages… read more