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Can You Sue if You Accept Workers’ Compensation Coverage After an Injury?

January 7, 2022 / Worker Injuries

In Texas, workers' compensation law is handled differently than it is in most states, and it has people asking "Can you sue if you accept workers' compensation?" Workers' compensation is a type of insurance that's designed to protect the employer from lawsuits using what is known as a no-fault system. Employees who are injured on the [...]

Can You Sue a Hospital for Wrongful Death?

January 3, 2022 / Personal Injury

When you go to the hospital, you expect doctors to tend to injuries properly and that you or your loved one will recover in a short time. However, in some cases, it doesn't end up that way. Instead of bringing a loved one home to finish recovering, you find yourself making funeral arrangements. If medical professionals or a hospital' [...]

Who Is Liable for an Accident at Work?

December 14, 2021 / Worker Injuries

Workers who have been injured on the job have the right to recover compensation for their injuries, but figuring out who should pay can be more complicated than in other situations. There may be multiple parties, insurance policies, contracts, and other factors that come into play. Here's how to understand who is liable for an accide [...]

Can You Get Punitive Damages in a Car Accident Case?

August 12, 2021 / Car Accidents

Following an accident with a negligent driver, here’s something you may be wondering -- can you get punitive damages in a car accident case? While your first concern is the health and safety of yourself and those you love, at some point you may want to consider pursuing those punitive damages in addition to damages for injury and p [...]

What to Do If a FedEx Truck Hits Your Car

July 6, 2021 / Car Accidents

Online shopping and home deliveries have increased the number of delivery trucks on the road on any given day. FedEx, one of several delivery services in the United States, is reporting significant profits during this time, but they are also struggling to keep up with delivery times as promised. The result, unfortunately, is that dri [...]

What to Do if Your Oilfield Injury Claim is Denied

June 7, 2021 / Worker Injuries

When you’re involved in a workplace accident, knowing what to do if your oilfield injury claim is denied can make all the difference in how you move forward. While your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance may be there for you during times of such injury, in many instances, injury claims are denied for a variety of reason [...]

What to Do If You’re Hit by an Oil Tanker Truck

April 20, 2021 / Truck Wrecks

As Texans know, the state’s roadways are filled with oil tanker trucks. With so many on the road, frightening accidents with them are not uncommon. In fact, Texas leads the country when it comes to commercial large truck accidents that result in serious injuries and death. In a recent single year, 658 people were killed in cras [...]

Who Pays for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

April 1, 2021 / Personal Injury

If you lost a family member due to another party’s negligent or intentional actions, you may be able to get compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. In a successful wrongful death claim, the person or entity that caused the death (or their insurer) pays survivors of the person who died. There are a wide variety of acciden [...]

What Is the Average Settlement for a Motorcycle Accident?

January 12, 2021 / Vehicle Accidents

With more than 1,800 victims each year suffering a serious injury following a Texas motorcycle accident, it comes as no surprise that victims ask the question, “What is the average settlement for a motorcycle accident?” Consideration of various factors, including the extent of a victim’s injuries, is necessary to address this q [...]

How Much is My Car Accident Settlement Worth?

December 31, 2020 / Car Accidents

People who’ve been injured in car crashes may wonder “how much is my car accident settlement worth?” The answer to this question is different for every car accident case. How much a car accident settlement may be worth depends upon all the circumstances involved. Some accident settlements are worth thousands of dollars, some te [...]

How Much Does a Semi-Truck Weigh?

December 24, 2020 / Truck Wrecks

When you are passing a massive big-rig on the road, do you ever wonder “just how much does a semi-truck weigh? Here are some answers:

  • A semi-tractor without a trailer can weigh up to 25,000 pounds.
  • A semi-truck with an empty trailer weighs around 35,000 pounds.
  • An 18-wheeler with a loaded trailer c [...]

Can You Sue for Pain and Suffering After a Car Accident?

December 17, 2020 / Car Accidents

Can you sue for pain and suffering after a car accident? In Texas, the answer is “yes.” When you are hurt in a crash due to another’s negligence, you can sue for compensation for the physical and emotional pain and trauma you’re feeling. This is in addition to asking for reimbursement for doctor bills, hospital expenses, drug [...]

How Do You Determine Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident?

December 10, 2020 / Car Accidents

When a car accident happens, finding out who caused it is key to getting compensation for your injuries. But how do you determine who is at fault in a car accident? Determining fault in a car accident can be very complicated. Many drivers involved in accidents don’t admit fault. And as a driver involved in a crash, you shouldn’t [...]

Can You Sue a Trucking Company After an Accident?

December 3, 2020 / Truck Wrecks

The answer to this question is often “yes.” You can sue a trucking company after an accident in some cases. Here are the reasons you may be able to sue, depending on your case:

  • Many truck drivers are employees of trucking companies. When drivers drive negligently and cause crashes, the companies they work for can be h [...]

How Much Will a Truck Accident Lawsuit Cost Me?

June 3, 2020 / Truck Wrecks

If you have been hurt in a wreck with a commercial truck, you may be wondering, “How much will a truck accident lawsuit cost me?” Truck drivers have to obey the same traffic laws we all do, of course. But they and their employers are also required to follow state and federal rules specific to the industry. If they fail to do so, [...]

How Do I Get an Oilfield Injury Settlement?

March 13, 2020 / Worker Injuries

If you were hurt on the job, you may wonder, how do I get an oilfield injury settlement? As the oil and natural gas industries in Texas continue to grow, they require more and more workers for all phases of production. Oilfields are inherently dangerous work sites, teeming with heavy machinery, high pressure lines, confined spaces an [...]