Personal Injury Blog

Attorney Jason Stephens Wins $15.68 Million Verdict For the Wrongful Death of an Electrocuted Plumber

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?

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

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?

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

3 Types of Product Liability Claims You Need To Know About

When you purchase a product, you expect that it’ll be safe. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, and products may contain defects that render them unsafe. When a defective product causes consumers harm, they may be able to file a product liability claim.  Continue reading to learn more about the types of product liability claims… read more

Basic Fort Worth Personal Injury Settlement Breakdown: How Much Goes in My Pocket?

When you meet with a Fort Worth personal injury attorney, a question you might ask is, “How much is my personal injury case worth?” However, what you really want to know is how much money you will put in your pocket from a personal injury settlement.  Many factors affect the net value of a personal… read more

Top 6 Telltale Signs You Hired a Bad Lawyer and How to Avoid It in the Future

Did you know that there are over one million lawyers in the U.S.? It’s likely that with that many lawyers, some of them simply aren’t good at their jobs. Whether you’re facing criminal charges, need help with a DUI, or were in a car accident, if you suspect you have a bad lawyer, replace them… read more

What Age Can a Child Ride on the Back of a Motorcycle in Texas?

Riding on a motorcycle is thrilling for just about anyone. For kids, seeing a cool bike, going fast, and enjoying the warm Texas sunshine may seem like the perfect way to get around Fort Worth.  Before you offer a ride to your child, niece, nephew, or another minor under 18, you need to know a… read more

Understanding Assumption of Risk

Assumption of the risk is one of many defenses that a defendant might assert to deny liability for a personal injury claim that you file against them. It is an “affirmative defense”, meaning that it is the defendant, not you, who bears the burden of proving all of the legal elements that make up the… read more

Why Do Truck Drivers Falsify Log Books?

The main reason a truck driver falsifies the log books is to make more money. Many drivers are paid by the mile or by the load. Therefore, the faster they cover those miles and deliver those loads, the more money they earn.  Furthermore, truck drivers may need to wait several hours for loading and unloading… read more