Personal Injury Blog

What Is the Difference Between Express and Implied Consent?

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

Why Do Boat Accidents Happen?

Sadly, most of the boat accidents that occur each year are preventable. Most accidents are the result of operator error or negligence.  Common causes of boat accidents include: Excessive speed Operator inexperience Alcohol use Poor weather conditions Lack of boat maintenance Defective or malfunctioning machinery Distractions and failure to keep a proper lookout Horseplay and… read more

What is a Res Ipsa Loquitur?

“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

I’ve Been Hurt in a Fort Worth Motorcycle Accident – Do I Need a Lawyer?

Motorcycle accidents can be some of the most traumatic traffic-related incidents. Not only can they cause physical injury, but the mental and emotional impact of a motorcycle accident can be devastating. Dealing with a motorcycle accident’s aftermath can be a headache, especially if you’re already experiencing severe injuries or financial strain. While hiring an attorney… read more

What Are the Highest-Paid Types of Lawyers?

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

Is A Motorcycle Really Worth the Cost?

Sixteen percent of traffic fatalities in Texas involve motorcyclists. Given that motorcycles only make up a small percentage of the types of vehicles in Texas, they are heavily overrepresented in fatalities. Riding a motorcycle is fun, exhilarating, and sometimes an economical means of travel, but are they worth the risk? The Risk of Riding a… read more

Texas Laws for Underage Drivers

Texas has a system of graduated driving privileges that gives teen drivers more freedom the older, and more experienced behind the wheel, they become. Those under 18 are subject to passenger restrictions and curfews in an attempt to allow them to gain experience while limiting accidents. Texas Graduated License System The two-stage system begins when… read more

Drowning is More Common Than Most People Realize

According to the National Safety Council, an average of 10 ten people die each day in the United States from drowning. The figure does not include boating accidents.  For people of all ages, drowning is the fifth leading cause of death from unintentional injury. For children between the ages of one to fourteen years, drowning… read more

Herniated Disc C4/C5 and C5/C6 Injuries

We often take for granted our spinal column. The bones in our spine protect the spinal cord from injury. Spinal cord injuries can result in loss of sensation and movement. However, the bones of the spine and the spinal discs can also sustain an injury. When these vital components of our spinal column sustain damage,… read more

What You Need to Know About Pedestrian Accidents in Fort Worth

Pedestrians and drivers must follow all Texas traffic laws. While pedestrians have the right of way when they are in a crosswalk, they do not always have the right of way when crossing the street. Drivers must yield the right of way to pedestrians crossing within a marked crosswalk. They must also yield the right… read more