Houston Personal Injury Blog

When Is Passing on the Right Permitted?

If you’ve ever driven on Texas highways, you’ve surely seen signs reading “Left Lane for Passing Only.” These signs are a regular fixture on Texas highways. But does that mean you can never pass on the right, or are there exceptions to this rule? Left-Lane Passing Is the Law While many people think of the… read more

What to Do When Involved in a Truck Accident (Out of State)

Your unfamiliarity with the roads and weather conditions in other areas of the country can increase your risk of being involved in a collision. As a result, an out-of-state car accident is a distinct possibility whenever you travel across state lines.  Truck accidents, in particular, can have catastrophic consequences. Even the best-trained truck driver cannot… read more

What Is the Average Car Accident Settlement for Neck and Back Injuries in Texas?

Neck and back injuries are some of the most common types of harm to come from car accidents in Texas. They also vary widely in terms of both severity and long-term impact.  It is worth examining the most common types of car-accident-related back and neck injuries and the factors that most greatly impact a settlement…. read more

Are Pool Alarms Effective in Preventing Child Drowning?

If there is one outdoor fixture that is synonymous with hot summer days and good times, it is the family’s backyard pool.  But as relaxing and as fun as these fixtures are, they pose a significant risk of drowning accidents to children and adults alike. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning… read more

Symptoms of a Broken Tailbone

You have probably read that the spine includes 24 vertebrae. And this is true. Between your skull and your hips, you have seven vertebrae in your neck, 12 vertebrae in your chest, and five vertebrae in your lower back. These bones cooperate to support your weight and protect your spinal cord. But you have an… read more

I’ve Been in an Accident in Houston With a Company Car: What Should I Do?

Many businesses and other employers supply their employees with company cars. The reason is obvious: many jobs require a lot of driving. Employees use the car while on duty, but they might take it home at night as well.  So what happens if you suffer a car accident while driving a company car? You need… read more

What Is the Difference Between Premises Liability and Slip and Fall?

“Premises liability” and “slip and fall” are so often used interchangeably that it might be difficult to tell the difference between the two claims. Nevertheless, they are not the same—they just bear a close relationship with each other, and they often go together. Premises Liability Claims The owner or manager of property owes a duty… read more

What Happens if I Do Not Report a Car Accident in Texas?

Failure to report a car accident in Texas could result in one or more consequences. You could face legal penalties if you do not report an accident to the police. The party who caused your accident could claim that you were at fault, and you could lose valuable evidence for a personal injury claim by… read more

Who Is Responsible for Providing Me With a Rental Car While My Vehicle is Being Repaired?

Even a minor car accident can cause significant property damage to your vehicle. You might be without your vehicle for several days or weeks while the repairs are being made.  For most people, being without their car is not just inconvenient; it is also unrealistic. They must get to work, take their kids to school,… read more

Are Motorcycle Helmets Required by Law in Texas?

According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), motor vehicle crashes claimed the lives of 562 motorcycle riders in 2022. This figure marked an 8% increase over the previous year. Motorcyclists can be vulnerable on Texas roadways and throughout the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), helmets saved an estimated… read more