Personal Injury Blog
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
Is It a Mistake to Admit Fault After a Car Accident?
Jason Stephens | November 3, 2020 | Car Accidents
Car accidents rattle everyone involved. Even when people are uninjured, it can be unnerving to be in a sudden wreck. In the wake of a crash, people are naturally concerned about injuries – their own and those of others. But it is important to be careful not to admit or imply acceptance of fault. One… read more
What Exactly Can a Process Server Do to Serve Papers?
Jason Stephens | November 2, 2020 | Personal Injury
If another party caused your injury, you might consider filing a personal injury lawsuit. People file personal injury lawsuits for numerous claims, such as car accidents, defective products, boating injuries, dog bites, wrongful death, slip and fall accidents, and countless other injuries caused by another party’s negligent acts. A personal injury lawsuit begins with the… read more
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer if I’m Submitting a Claim to Insurance?
Jason Stephens | October 28, 2020 | Personal Injury
Being injured in a slip and fall accident, car accident, or a motorcycle crash is unexpected. Fortunately, most people injured in an accident do not have experience with filing insurance claims for personal injuries. However, that lack of experience might be what the insurance company is counting on to reduce its liability for your claim. … read more
Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim
Jason Stephens | October 13, 2020 | Wrongful Death
Losing a loved one is a traumatic life event. When you lose a family member because of a preventable accident or injury, the loss can seem even more devastating. It is understandable to be angry at the party who caused your loved one’s death. The death of a person might result in criminal charges. However,… read more
Types of Brain Injuries and 3 Levels of Severity
Jason Stephens | October 10, 2020 | Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can vary from mild to traumatic. A variety of circumstances and accidents can result in brain injuries. Unfortunately, a brain injury can have lifelong consequences for a person. A brain injury can result in cognitive, emotional, and physical impairments. A person who suffers a brain injury might be unable to work or care… read more
What a Passenger Should Know After a Single Vehicle Crash
Jason Stephens | October 5, 2020 | Car Accidents
Did you know that, on average, 53% of all fatal crashes in the United States are single-vehicle collisions? In the state of Texas, 51% of fatalities are a consequence of car accidents involving just one vehicle. When a passenger is injured or killed in a crash in Houston, the opportunity to file a legal claim… read more