Injured by a Drunk Driver?

2017-05-06T19:19:49+00:00 May 6th, 2017|Personal Injury|

Injured By a Drunk Driver? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every year 10,000 people die in the United States due to drunk driving.[1] An average of one drunk driving fatality occurs every 51 minutes.[2] In Texas, someone is hurt or killed every 20 minutes because of a drunk driver.[3] Texas leads the nation in deaths caused by a drunk driver and the number of drunk driving incidents is increasing.[4] According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), in 2013 there were 25,479 alcohol related crashes, 15,687 alcohol related injuries, and 1,337 drunk driving fatalities in [...]

How long will my case take to complete?

2017-05-06T19:13:10+00:00 May 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

How long will my case take to complete? Like many other legal questions, there is never a clear-cut answer to this question because there are many factors that impact the length of a case. The short answer of advice we can offer to you without knowing the particulars of your case is that if you want to receive the maximum amount of compensation possible for your personal injury lawsuit, then you should be prepared to wait years for it to settle. In many cases, a personal injury attorney can help you settle the claim [...]

Who pays for my medical bills and lost wages?

2017-05-06T19:10:19+00:00 May 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Who pays for my medical bills and lost wages? If you have been injured in a car accident, chances are that your medical bills began to pile up the moment you left the scene of the accident. If you have chosen to pursue legal action, there is the potential of a sizable payout in the end. In the meantime, though, what about all the medical bills you have incurred (and that are continuing to pile up)? While you think the at-fault party will eventually be held liable to those bills, what do you [...]

Can I get diminished value for my vehicle?

2017-04-28T05:43:02+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Can I get diminished value for my vehicle? It is no surprise that after your vehicle is involved in a car accident, its value will necessarily decrease. Even if your auto body shop makes the necessary repairs to restore it to “mint condition,” the accident is forever branded on your car’s history and will diminish its selling value. You should not have to bear those unintended consequences of another person’s negligence. In fact, after an accident, the other driver is liable for restoring your car to its worth before the accident. Many insurers will [...]

I was involved in an automobile accident. How do I get a rental car and who pays for that?

2017-04-28T05:27:35+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

What factors determine how much my personal injury case is worth? Or how much can i get from my personal injury lawsuit? When you are a victim of an automobile accident, many freedoms you possess are instantaneously removed from your grasp: financial freedom, free time, and the ability to transport yourself and your family from place to place. Just because your mode of transportation disappears does not mean your need for transportation will change. On the contrary, as soon as you are involved in a car accident you will find that you need to [...]

What is future care and what determines how much I receive?

2017-04-28T05:14:58+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

What is future care and what determines how much I receive? It is ironic that it takes a person’s single decision or moment of inattention to cause your potentially life-changing injury. While it is easy to see how their acting (or not acting) in that particular way has caused you harm, it is not a simple task to put a specific number on what they owe you for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and for outright inconveniencing your life. Further, once the trial is over, it does not indicate that [...]

What factors determine how much my personal injury case is worth? Or how much can i get from my personal injury lawsuit?

2017-04-28T05:09:46+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

What factors determine how much my personal injury case is worth? Or how much can i get from my personal injury lawsuit? This is a difficult question to answer because there is neither a single, cover-all response nor even a foolproof equation one could use to calculate a number. As you might have anticipated, several factors determine what amount of money you will ultimately be able to recover from your personal injury case. Some of these factors include: the identity of both the defendant and his or her insurance coverage, the nature and severity [...]

How much time do I have to file a personal injury claim?

2017-04-28T05:02:51+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

How much time do I have to file a personal injury claim? Despite the apparent differences between a dairy product and a form of litigation, both items have expiration dates that dictate the maximum amount of time available before they are no longer usable. In the case of personal injury, this amount of time is known as a statute of limitations, and varies in length of time by state. In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years from the date of the injury. That means that with those two [...]

What should I do at the scene of an automobile accident?

2017-04-23T01:23:58+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

What should I do at the scene of an automobile accident? When you elect to drive or ride in an automobile, you accept the prospect of being involved in an accident. Even if you are the safest, most defensive driver you know, you cannot predict or control the actions of others on the road, especially when cell phones and other distractions are involved. So, what do you do when you find yourself in an accident? First, check on all drivers and passengers involved in the accident. While it may be tempting to immediately [...]

Should I Hire An Attorney, or Handle This Alone?

2015-07-02T16:58:39+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Should I hire an attorney, or can I handle this on my own? Even though it may be tempting to tackle your own personal injury case in order to try to save money, it is imperative that you recognize exactly what you are undertaking by making that decision. One key problem for many individuals who attempt to settle on their own is dealing with the opposing party’s insurance company. In most cases, you will face the insurance company’s team of lawyers whose full-time job and sole purpose is to save money for their [...]