Personal Injury Blog
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
What to do if you Suffer from Whiplash Symptoms After a Car Accident
Jason Stephens | May 20, 2020 | Car Accidents
Neck injuries, including whiplash, are common car accident injuries, especially rear-end accidents. The impact when vehicles collide causes a tremendous force on the bodies of the people inside the vehicle. That force can result in the whipping motion that causes a whiplash injury. What Causes Whiplash? Whiplash is commonly the result of the head moving… read more
Do I Need Texas Motorcycle Insurance?
Jason Stephens | May 18, 2020 | Motorcycle Accidents
Some states require motorcyclists to carry additional insurance coverage or do not extend certain types of insurance coverage to motorcyclists. Texas is not one of those states. Motorcycles have the same insurance requirements in Texas as cars. Texas Motorcycle Insurance Requirements Motorcyclists must carry the same basic liability insurance coverage that other motorists carry. All… read more
What Are Your Legal Options if You Hit a Cyclist With Your Car?
Jason Stephens | May 16, 2020 | Car Accidents
If you hit a bike rider with your car, stop and assess the situation. Are you or the bike rider injured? If so, call 911 and request emergency medical services, in addition to a police officer. Leaving the scene of the bicycle accident is an unwise choice. Treat a bicycle accident in the same manner… 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
What is a Coup Contrecoup Injury?
Jason Stephens | April 29, 2020 | Brain Injuries
Brain trauma is a common injury sustained in motor vehicle accidents, slips & falls, bicycle crashes, and many other types of accidents. Brain injuries range from mild to severe. In some cases, a head injury could result in permanent disabilities and impairments. Coup Contrecoup brain injuries are a type of traumatic brain injury. They occur… read more
How to Obtain a Car Accident Report in Fort Worth
Jason Stephens | April 21, 2020 | Car Accidents
From speeding up the claims process with an insurance provider, to serving as key evidence in a personal injury suit, a car accident report can be incredibly valuable. Even if a police officer doesn’t respond to the accident scene, there are instances that require you and the other drivers involved to file a car accident… read more
What is the Difference Between Shelter in Place and Martial Law?
Jason Stephens | April 17, 2020 | Texas Law
Most governors in the United States have issued various orders that require residents in those states to shelter in place. Referred to as “Stay at Home” or “Shelter in Place” orders, some people have questioned whether these orders rise to the level of martial law. Texans Advised to Limit Personal Interactions In his Executive Order… read more
Can Fault Be Determined by Car Accident Damage?
Jason Stephens | April 16, 2020 | Car Accidents
If you are injured in a car accident, the other driver might be liable for your injuries and damages. However, before you can recover any money for a car accident claim, you must prove that the other driver caused the collision. If you cannot prove the other driver was at fault, you may be liable… read more
Can You Sue the Car Company if the Air Bags Did Not Deploy in a Car Accident?
Jason Stephens | April 14, 2020 | Car Accidents
There’s a certain formula for legal claims involving many car accident cases. You file a suit against the person who caused the accident or their insurance provider, and accept a settlement offer or take the matter to court. There are times, though, when things get a bit more complicated. A good example is an airbag… read more