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How Long Do You Have to Sue for Personal Injury?

How long you have to sue for personal injury in Texas is generally two years from the date of the accident that led to the injury. This time period is called a statute of limitations, and the provisions can be found in detail at Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code section 16.003. (***ALWAYS SPEAK TO A LICENSED TEXAS ATTORNEY TO [...]

Date: December 20, 2019 / Personal Injury
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How Much is My Car Accident Settlement Worth?

A car accident settlement is worth the amount that you and the representatives of the at-fault party agree upon. To get an idea of how much you should demand in payment, calculate the past and future expenses you’ll face because of the crash. Once you start the process of determining how much compensation you should receive, youâ[...]

Date: December 13, 2019 / Vehicle Wrecks
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Holiday Drunk Driving Isn’t Going Away Unless We Take a Stand

This December, as many as 3,000 people could die in crashes on U.S. roads. Around one-fourth of these fatal crashes will involve alcohol. Though the holiday season is supposed to be the time of year that we gather with loved ones and appreciate the things we have, it’s sadly also a season where people get behind the wheel after dri[...]

Date: December 6, 2019 / Vehicle Wrecks
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The Dangers Facing Temporary Workers

Among workers nationwide, temporary workers are particularly vulnerable to injury, and even death, at work. Since 2012, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) figures, annual deaths of temporary (contract) workers have accounted for over 15% of fatalities at workplaces throughout the country. In 2016, this added up to 856[...]

Date: July 24, 2019 / Workplace Safety News
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Knowing Your Audience

  Three Proceedings in Three Months: a Jury Trial, a Bench Trial, and an Arbitration   Being an effective advocate is as much about knowing your audience as it is about knowing the law. In a span of three months, I tried a civil jury trial, presented a bench trial, and submitted a case to arbitration. The preparation a[...]

Date: July 11, 2019 / Legal News
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The Controversial Law That Shields Manufacturers at the Expense of Consumers

It’s a law that has been on the books since the Reagan era. Section 6(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act requires the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the federal agency tasked with protecting consumers from unsafe products, to obtain permission from manufacturers to reveal their identities. Product names and any [...]

Date: June 17, 2019 / Wrongful Death
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Texas Ranks Third in Nation for Pedestrian Deaths

A study by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) shows that Texas ranks an unenviable 3rd among the 50 states when it comes to pedestrian fatalities. During the time period studied, from January to June 2018, 298 pedestrians died in motor vehicle accidents in Texas. California, the most populous state in the country, was fi[...]

Date: June 10, 2019 / Pedestrian Injury
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Texas Leads US in Road Deaths. How Will Our Lawmakers Respond?

The unfortunate statistics continue to show that Texas leads the nation in road deaths. Every day since November 7th, 2000, at least one person has been killed on our state’s roadways. In 2017 alone, 3,722 people died, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. A recent article in The Texas Tribune reported [...]

Date: June 5, 2019 / Vehicle Wrecks
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Why Your Commute is a Threat to Your Safety

Nobody likes long commutes to work, so it isn’t good news that the time people spend behind the wheel is continuing to increase. A recent study by the AAA Foundation shows that the time Americans spend in their cars has increased by about 20 minutes a week, compared to 5 years ago. Collectively, Americans now spend an astounding 70[...]

Date: June 3, 2019 / Accident Attorney
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The Dangers at KMCO Crosby Plant Were Well-Known

The April 2 explosion at KMCO’s Crosby plant that tragically killed one worker and critically injured two more shouldn’t come as a surprise. As reported in the Houston Chronicle, the Harris County Attorney’s office says that the chemical company is one of the worst offenders of workplace safety and environmental laws in th[...]

Date: May 10, 2019 / Workers Compensation / Wrongful Death
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Lawsuit Against Conagra on Behalf of Cooking Spray Explosion Victim

Conagra Cooking Spray Explosion Lawsuit The Team at Terry Bryant Law Files a Lawsuit Against Conagra Foods the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant filed suit today on behalf of Reveriano Duran, against CONAGRA FOODS, INC., and CONAGRA BRANDS, INC., makers of SYSCO Imperial All-Purpose Cooking Spray. The lawsuit alleg[...]

Date: May 7, 2019 / Defective Products
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Texas Cracking Down on Passing Police Cars

Passing Police Cars in Texas Move Over / Slow Down Law Helps Prevent Accidents and Injuries If you’re a driver in Texas, you’ll want to know that Texas State Troopers are stepping up enforcement of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. Enacted in 2003, the law requires drivers to change lanes or slow down when passing poli[...]

Date: May 3, 2019 / Accident Attorney
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Texas Teens Need Driving Tests

Why Teens Need Driving Tests That Will Keep Texas Roads Safe A proposed bill in the Texas Legislature would reverse the current driver testing law for teenagers under the age of 18. State Representative James White, a Republican representing District 19, has introduced a bill to allow parents to administer driving tests to their [...]

Date: April 30, 2019 / Vehicle Wrecks
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These 3 Bad Driving Habits Kill More Than 20,000 Every Year

What do impaired driving, speeding, and texting behind the wheel have in common? They are among the bad driving habits that kill tens of thousands in the country annually. Just these 3 dangerous habits alone contribute to over 20,000 deaths every year, according to fatality data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administr[...]

Date: April 18, 2019 / Vehicle Wrecks
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What Applicants Should Know About Our Firm

At the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant, we are proud of the reputation we have earned – not only from hardworking Texans needing help with an injury, but from our peers in the legal community. Much of our success comes from our firm’s ability to stay true to its core values. We take our role as legal advocates[...]

Date: April 16, 2019 / Accident Attorney / Personal Injury / Wrongful Death
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Distracted Driving is Still on the Rise

A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that drivers still aren’t taking the dangers of distracted driving seriously. IIHS researchers found that while the number of drivers actually talking on cell phones behind the wheel has decreased, using phones for other things that take drivers' eyes of[...]

Date: April 15, 2019 / Vehicle Wrecks
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Texas Man Dies from Vape Pen Explosion

E-cigarettes still operate in an unusual space in the U.S. Many of the devices and liquids consumers use aren’t tightly regulated. Though there have been steps in the right direction over the last couple of years, these devices still pose a threat when something goes wrong, which is exactly what happened earlier this year in Fo[...]

Date: April 12, 2019 / Defective Products / Wrongful Death
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Improving Safety for Houston’s Pedestrians and Cyclists

Houston is one of the deadliest big cities for pedestrians and bicyclists. Each year, more than 100 walkers and cyclists are killed and hundreds more are seriously injured in accidents with motor vehicles. Fortunately, some positive steps are being taken to try to reduce the number of crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists. [...]

Date: April 8, 2019 / Bicycle Accidents / Pedestrian Injury / Safety Tips