Personal Injury Blog
How Fast Can Commercial Trucks Safely Travel on Highways in Texas?
Jason Stephens | May 16, 2022 | Truck Accidents
Anyone who has traveled on a highway knows that the size and weight of a commercial truck moving at high speeds can be alarming. Instinct tells most drivers to keep a safe distance from a fast-moving truck. But just how fast is too fast? State laws differ when it comes to the speed limits that… read more
Do You Have a Wrongful Death Case? 3 Common Examples
Jason Stephens | May 13, 2022 | Wrongful Death
A wrongful death occurs under Texas law when someone causes another person’s death because of a wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, default, or unskillfulness. Most personal injuries that result in death qualify as a wrongful act because the death was avoidable if not for the negligence of the responsible party. The best way to know if… read more
Do I Need to File a Police Report After a Fort Worth Truck Accident?
Jason Stephens | May 3, 2022 | Truck Accidents
Texas Code §550.026 requires that the driver of a vehicle immediately report an accident when the accident causes injury or death to a person or when the vehicle cannot be driven safely. The report of an accident must be done by the quickest means of communication. Generally, people call 911 from the crash site to… read more
How Long Does It Take to Get a Settlement Check From a Car Accident in Fort Worth, TX?
Jason Stephens | April 29, 2022 | Car Accidents
Getting a settlement check from a car accident claim in Fort Worth can take a few months to a few years. The timeline for a personal injury case depends on the facts and circumstances of the case. However, there are specific deadlines the insurance company must follow after receiving a car accident claim. Deadlines for… read more
The Role of a Litigation Lawyer in Handling Civil Lawsuits
Jason Stephens | April 27, 2022 | Personal Injury
If you have ever watched a courtroom drama on TV, you likely have an idea of what a litigation lawyer in action looks like. While it’s true that they passionately argue your case in court, that is only scratching the surface of a litigation lawyer’s role in handling civil lawsuits. Behind the scenes in real… read more
Suing For Negligent Infliction Of Emotional Distress in Texas
Jason Stephens | April 26, 2022 | Personal Injury
Being involved in an accident and/or sustaining a personal injury is a stressful event. As a result, injured parties may experience intense emotional distress. In some cases, emotional distress can be debilitating. Accident victims in Texas may seek compensation for emotional distress caused by a personal injury. However, suing for negligent infliction of emotional distress… read more
Attorney Jason Stephens Wins $15.68 Million Verdict For the Wrongful Death of an Electrocuted Plumber
Jason Stephens | April 15, 2022 | Personal Injury
Award-winning Texas attorney Jason Stephens of Stephens Law recently obtained a $15.68 million verdict — the largest personal injury verdict in Grayson County history — on behalf of the family of a plumber who was fatally electrocuted on the job. Jason represented the family of Kiley Russell, who was killed when a flagpole he was… read more
Can Trucks Drive in the Left Lane in Texas?
Jason Stephens | April 12, 2022 | Texas Law
Texas does not have a statewide law prohibiting trucks from driving in the left lane. But it has three laws that give the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and local governments the authority to pass local restrictions. This authority has led to truck restrictions on over 400 miles of highways in Texas. These restrictions have… read more
Driving Without a License Versus Driving Without a License on Person in Fort Worth, TX
Jason Stephens | April 6, 2022 | Texas Law
Driver’s licenses allow the state to ensure that drivers have met the necessary qualifications for safe driving. They also give the state a way to prohibit dangerous drivers from using the roads. Texas has several offenses that involve driving without a driver’s license. The punishment for an offense depends on whether you have a valid… read more
I Was Arrested in Fort Worth, TX, for DUI While Riding My Bicycle – How Can that Be?
Jason Stephens | April 4, 2022 | Bicycle Accidents
Texas does not release official counts of drunk bicycling accidents. But the state did record a total of 2,170 bicycle crashes in 2021. Unlike many states, Texas does not have a law that prohibits bicycling under the influence of drugs or alcohol. But Texas does have a very broad DUI statute. This statute arguably covers… read more