What Is the Difference Between Express and Implied Consent?
Jason Stephens | September 16, 2020 | Personal Injury
Express and implied consent are terms used in healthcare situations. It involves a patient giving consent to medical treatment or procedure. Some treatments or procedures require a patient to give express consent. The patient is presumed to give consent in other situations. In a medical malpractice case, implied or express consent can be a critical… read more
What is a Res Ipsa Loquitur?
Jason Stephens | September 9, 2020 | Personal Injury
“The thing speaks for itself.” That is the translation of the Latin term res ipsa loquitur. Why would you care about this Latin term if you were injured in a car accident, motorcycle crash, pedestrian accident, slip and fall or other personal injury accident? You may need to use the legal theory to recover compensation… read more
What Are the Highest-Paid Types of Lawyers?
Jason Stephens | September 1, 2020 | Personal Injury
Like any profession, law practice has various subsets and divisions, and exactly how much a lawyer earns will depend on their area of expertise. Some lawyers earn hundreds of thousands of dollars per year, while others sit well below the six-figure hallmark of the fictionalized lawyers we see on screen. For decades, the media has… read more
How Long Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Take to Settle
Jason Stephens | August 10, 2020 | Personal Injury
Personal injury claims arise when one person suffers an injury because of another person’s negligent or intentional actions. The length of time it takes to reach a settlement depends on many moving parts over the life of the case. Experienced attorneys understand that when you are injured in a car accident or slip and fall,… read more
Fort Worth Teen Survives Lightning Strike in Florida
Jason Stephens | August 3, 2020 | Personal Injury
In a tragic accident, a Fort Worth teen was struck by lightning while on a family vacation in Florida. According to reporting by 5 NBCDFW, 14-year-old Jacob Brewer was on a family vacation in Florida when the incident occurred. The North Texas family was visiting the beach in Siesta Key when a sudden storm moved… read more
What is the Average Settlement for Neck and Back Injuries After a Car Accident?
Jason Stephens | July 2, 2020 | Personal Injury
Each injury case is different. You should not base the recovery for your neck and back injuries on the recovery in another case. However, some common factors influence the average settlement in all neck and back injury cases. Neck and Back Injuries Common In Car Accidents Back and neck injuries are some of the most… read more
Causes and Symptoms of Caput Succedaneum
Jason Stephens | June 26, 2020 | Personal Injury
Birth injuries are terrifying for parents. Even the smallest thing that goes wrong during labor and delivery can be traumatic. The only thing that a new mother and father desire is for their baby to be born healthy and safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Errors and omissions during labor and delivery can… read more
What is the Difference Between Lawyer and Attorney?
Jason Stephens | June 19, 2020 | Personal Injury
For most people, there is not a difference between a lawyer and an attorney. In most cases, both lawyers and attorneys attended and graduated from an accredited law school. However, when you look more closely at the definitions of each word, you find a difference. An attorney can represent individuals in court, whereas a lawyer… read more
When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Jason Stephens | June 3, 2020 | Personal Injury
It can be difficult to know when you should hire a personal injury lawyer. The insurance claims adjuster may tell you that you do not need an attorney. While that may be true, that does not mean it is in your best interest. The insurance adjuster’s job is to pay as little as possible to… read more
How are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated?
Jason Stephens | May 6, 2020 | Personal Injury
When another person’s negligence or wrongdoing causes your injuries, you may receive compensation from the party who caused the injury. The settlement for a personal injury claim might include compensation for financial losses and noneconomic damages. Noneconomic damages are commonly referred to as “pain and suffering” damages. What are Pain and Suffering Damages? Texas Civil… read more