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What Are Non-Economic Damages in a Car Accident Case?

What are non-economic damages in a car accident case? These damages are awarded to compensate you for losses that do not have a specific monetary value, such as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash in Texas due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to re[...]

Date: July 28, 2020 / Vehicle Wrecks
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Can You Sue a Nursing Home for Wrongful Death?

The answer as to whether you can sue depends on whether the nursing home’s neglect or abuse caused your loved one’s death. Although wrongful deaths related to nursing homes are common, proving them can be hard. Nursing home managers will often deny that negligence or abuse has occurred. Workers at these nursing homes may try to[...]

Date: July 6, 2020 / Elder Abuse
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Can You Collect Unemployment if You Are Out of Work Due to an Injury?

The general answer to this question is “no.” To collect unemployment benefits, you must be physically able and available to work. In other words, you will be expected to actively look for work. You will also be expected to accept work if offered when you are on unemployment. However, the reality is that if your injury leaves you [...]

Date: June 29, 2020 / Workers Compensation
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How Much is a Spinal Cord Injury Worth?

There is no set worth of a spinal cord injury. What a spinal cord injury insurance claim or lawsuit might be worth depends on the type and severity of injuries. It could be worth thousands of dollars or millions of dollars. It all depends on the specifics of your individual accident and injuries. Past outcomes cannot predict future r[...]

Date: June 17, 2020 / Personal Injury
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Does Insurance Cover Wrongful Death?

Does insurance cover wrongful death? The general answer to that question is yes. However, wrongful death cases often involve large damage awards. Insurance companies are interested in protecting their own bottom line. They make more money when they don’t have to pay large awards to family members of people who are negligently kille[...]

Date: June 16, 2020 / Wrongful Death
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What Happens If You Get Injured and Can’t Work?

If you get injured and can’t work in Texas, you have several options, depending on your circumstances.  For injuries that happen on the job, both Texas law and federal laws state that workers have the right to a safe work environment, and the OSHA provides many regulations to help ensure safety. Employers do not always abi[...]

Date: June 4, 2020 / Workers Compensation
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Johnson & Johnson Stops Talcum Powder Sales. The Cancer It Causes Continues

Johnson & Johnson will stop selling its talc-based baby powder in North America, the company announced on May 19. The product was once an essential part of the company's sales and image. Now it's the subject of about 19,400 lawsuits claiming it may have caused cancer. Several juries have ruled against Johnson & Johnson. In one 20[...]

Date: May 29, 2020 / Drug Injury
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What to Ask an Attorney Before Hiring Them

When you need an attorney, choosing the right one can seem overwhelming. Personal injury attorneys aren't hard to find, but you should be intentional when selecting the person who will be your advocate. Knowing what to ask an attorney before hiring them can help you determine who is the best fit for your case. There are a few thi[...]

Date: May 28, 2020 / Personal Injury
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What Happens After I Reach MMI Under Texas Law?

What happens after I reach MMI under Texas Law? That’s a question asked by many people who’ve been hurt on the job and are getting workers’ comp benefits. MMI, or maximum medical improvement, means that a doctor has decided you are as well as you’re going to be from your injury or illness. When the doctor says you’ve reache[...]

Date: May 21, 2020 / Workers Compensation
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How Do You Prove Wrongful Death?

How do you prove wrongful death? In Texas, to prove wrongful death in a lawsuit, you and your attorney must show that another party was negligent, liable, and at fault for causing the death of a close family member. According to Texas statutes, liability for damages arising from an injury that causes an individual’s death exists [...]

Date: May 14, 2020 / Wrongful Death
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How Do You Prove a TBI?

How do you prove you have a TBI? If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it is probable that you are not acting like you once did. You may be struggling with memory loss, confusion, and sometimes impulsivity. You might also be experiencing frequent headaches, sleep problems, and dizziness. So, how do you prove a trau[...]

Date: May 13, 2020 / Traumatic Brain Injuries
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Who Is Entitled to Wrongful Death Benefits?

When your loved one has died because of a negligent accident or wrongful act, you may wonder who is entitled to wrongful death benefits. The question of who gets wrongful death benefits can be especially important if the person was also a breadwinner. In Texas, spouses, children, and parents can file claims to receive wrongful death [...]

Date: May 7, 2020 / Wrongful Death
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Can I Sue for a Concussion?

If you or a loved one has suffered a blow to the head that resulted in a bad concussion, you may wonder, "can I sue for a concussion?" You may be able to sue for damages if the injury was someone else’s fault. A concussion is a head trauma that causes an alteration in your mental state. It may be easy to recover from a mild concuss[...]

Date: April 30, 2020 / Traumatic Brain Injuries
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Who Gets the Money in a Wrongful Death Settlement

After the death of a loved one due to the negligent actions of others, the surviving relatives may wonder who gets the money in a wrongful death settlement. Here in Texas, your Last Will & Testament (or the Estates Code, if you have no will) determines how your assets are distributed when you die. But what if your death was caused by[...]

Date: April 23, 2020 / Wrongful Death
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How to Get a Car Accident Police Report in Texas

When you’ve been in a crash, one of the essential things you’ll need to know is how to get a car accident police report. By law, police in Texas must make a written report if someone was injured or killed in an accident or if there was over $1,000 in property damage. It’s very important to include a copy of the responding offic[...]

Date: April 16, 2020 / Vehicle Wrecks
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How Much Does a Semi-Truck Weigh?

How much does a semi-truck weigh? The answer is that it depends. There are many weight variations, depending on different things. Here are some weight examples: Semi-tractors weigh up to 25,000 pounds. An 18-wheeler can legally weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. A semi-truck can haul up to 34,000 pounds. How Heavy is a[...]

Date: April 9, 2020 / Truck Accidents
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How Do You Determine Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident?

How do you determine who is at fault in a car accident? That can be decided based on the evidence showing the cause of the crash and applicable Texas law. An insurance claim or car accident lawsuit depends on a thorough investigation of the accident. The facts could show one or more parties are at fault in a car accident. As long as [...]

Date: March 23, 2020 / Vehicle Wrecks
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Can You Sue a Trucking Company After an Accident?

Enormous fear and confusion fill your life after you've been in a crash with a truck. You may be in a hospital bed with broken bones or at home with a concussion, wondering what happens next. And you probably have lots of questions like "what will happen to my family?" and "how will I pay these medical bills?" You may also be [...]

Date: March 16, 2020 / Truck Accidents