Personal Injury Blog
Can You Sue for Emotional Distress in the State of Texas?
Jason Stephens | November 29, 2020 | Personal Injury
Most people who file a personal injury claim focus their efforts upon seeking compensation for their physical injuries. They seek reimbursement for their medical bills and loss of income. They also seek compensation for their diminished earning capacity and other damages related to permanent impairments and disabilities. However, accident victims are also entitled to compensation… read more
Top 25 Causes of Car Accidents and What You Can Do to Prevent Them
Jason Stephens | November 27, 2020 | Car Accidents
Fort Worth car accidents cause severe injuries and deaths each year. Many of the causes of car accidents can be attributed to human error. However, there are some causes of car accidents that might be out of the driver’s control, such as mechanical failures and weather conditions. Knowing the common causes of car accidents and… read more
Difference Between Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Accidents
Jason Stephens | November 24, 2020 | Premises Liability
The terms “slip & fall” and “trip & fall” may sound the same, but there is a difference. Both types of accidents fall under premises liability claims. However, how the accident occurs and the injuries caused by each accident can be very different. How Do Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Accidents Happen? The… read more
How Long Does a Hit-And-Run Investigation Take?
Jason Stephens | November 23, 2020 | Car Accidents
Hit-and-run accidents are a far more common occurrence than many might think. In fact, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA) as recently as 2018, there was a hit and run accident in America nearly every minute which resulted in over 2000 deaths. There are numerous reasons drivers flee the scene of a car accident…. read more
What Does Yielding the Right of Way Mean?
Jason Stephens | November 22, 2020 | Car Accidents
Yielding the right of way refers to allowing another vehicle to enter an intersection before doing so yourself. The idea is to mitigate potential accidents in uncontrolled or less controlled areas. Essentially, the right of way exists to lower the chances of two vehicles colliding in areas with no traffic lights. Although the right of… read more
What’s Causing Neck & Lower Back Pain after a Car Accident?
Jason Stephens | November 21, 2020 | Car Accidents
Neck and lower back pain are common after a car accident, especially accidents involving rear-end collisions, rollovers, head-on crashes, and T-bone accidents. During the collision, your neck can be jerked back and forth or side-to-side. Your torso may also be twisted into unnatural positions. The sudden force on the spinal column can cause a variety… read more
The Most Common Medical Errors
Jason Stephens | November 17, 2020 | Personal Injury
Medical errors and medical negligence result in traumatic injuries and life-threatening conditions. Any medical provider or facility could make an error in treating a patient. Sadly, medical errors are more common than many people realize. What is a Medical Error? A medical error is a preventable event that adversely affects the patient. Medical errors can… read more
The Five Deadliest Highways in the State of Texas
Jason Stephens | November 16, 2020 | Car Accidents
With hundreds of thousands of miles of highways found throughout Texas, the Lonestar state is one of the deadliest when it comes to car accident fatalities. While California and Florida outpace Texas, more than 3.600 people died in accidents in the state as recently as 2018. That’s one person every 2 hours and 24 minutes. … read more
What is MCS 90?
Jason Stephens | November 12, 2020 | Truck Accidents
The commercial truck industry in the United States provides efficient and low-cost transportation of goods throughout the country. However, it employs massive trucks to haul those goods. These extremely large, heavy vehicles share the road with passenger vehicles, resulting in deadly and catastrophic accidents. Most of the injuries and deaths that occur because of large… read more
Demand Letters: A Primer
Jason Stephens | November 10, 2020 | Personal Injury
Unless the Texas statute of limitations is about to expire for your personal injury case, your lawyer will likely begin negotiations with the insurance company by sending it a demand letter. Most accident and injury claims settle without going to court. If the deadline for filing a lawsuit is near, your attorney might file the… read more