Personal Injury Blog
Is It Possible To File a Claim Without a Police Report in Fort Worth?
Jason Stephens | November 7, 2022 | Car Accidents
Thousands of car accidents occur each year in Fort Worth. In 2021, there were 14,679 traffic accidents, including 119 fatal crashes. Many of those crashes involved property damage only or minor injuries, but others were much more serious. The Texas Transportation Code requires that drivers immediately report traffic accidents when the accident involves injury or… read more
Dealing With Grief: A Step-By-Step Guide For Emotional Healing After the Unexpected Death of a Loved One
Jason Stephens | November 4, 2022 | Wrongful Death
Losing a loved one is never easy. However, grief can be worse when the death is sudden and results from an accident or other personal injury. The family must deal with the anguish of losing a loved one and the anger of knowing that the death was avoidable. Tips for Dealing With the Unexpected Death… read more
Should You Call the Cops After a Fender Bender in Fort Worth, TX?
Jason Stephens | October 29, 2022 | Car Accidents
Whether you live in the city or the country, car accidents are an unfortunate problem. With over six million accidents every year, the risk of getting into an accident in the United States is worth noting. And when you factor in that over one-sixth of those accidents are fatal, it’s clear that car accidents are… read more
Demand Letter Response Time in Texas
Jason Stephens | October 28, 2022 | Personal Injury
A demand letter explains why you deserve compensation for your injuries and damages from an at-fault party after an accident. It also formally demands a specific amount to settle your case. Your Fort Worth personal injury lawyer will prepare a settlement demand letter and package to send to the defendant’s insurance company. Writing an effective… read more
What Happens if a Dog Bites Someone on Your Property in Fort Worth?
Jason Stephens | October 21, 2022 | Dog Bites
When a dog bites a person in Fort Worth, the dog owner could be liable for damages that result. However, property owners could also be liable if a dog bites someone on their property. Dog owners, property owners, and dog bite victims need to understand Texas dog bite laws to protect their legal rights after… read more
How Many MPH Can I Go Above the Speed Limit in Texas?
Jason Stephens | October 20, 2022 | Car Accidents
Sometimes, the speed limit on the highway just doesn’t seem fast enough. It can be tempting to exceed it, especially when the road is open and traffic is light. You may feel like going faster than the posted limit will help you arrive at your destination sooner, even if it’s unlikely to actually save you… read more
The Most Common Bike Accident Injuries
Jason Stephens | October 11, 2022 | Bicycle Accidents
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 1 in 5 traffic deaths involves pedestrians or cyclists. Whether you ride your bike to work or simply for leisure, it is essential that you follow the rules of the road to ensure your personal safety. Unfortunately, following these rules will not always prevent the negligence of others,… read more
What Is a Commercial Vehicle?
Jason Stephens | October 10, 2022 | Truck Accidents
Generally, most people think about large trucks when they think about commercial vehicles. Commercial vehicles include: Big rigs Tractor-trailers Semi-trucks 18-wheelers However, the term “commercial motor vehicle” includes a towed or self-propelled vehicle used in interstate commerce to transport property or passengers. How Does Texas Define Commercial Vehicle? At least two Texas statutes define commercial… read more
What Does It Mean for a Truck to Jackknife?
Jason Stephens | October 7, 2022 | Truck Accidents
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, approximately 5% of all commercial truck accidents involve a jackknife. This equates to about 2,500 jackknife accidents in the United States each year. If you were hurt in a jackknife accident in Fort Worth, an experienced truck accident lawyer can help. They can review the circumstances surrounding… read more
Types of Commercial Driver’s Licenses in Texas
Jason Stephens | October 6, 2022 | Truck Accidents
According to the Texas Comptroller, there are approximately 200,000 commercial truck vehicles in Texas – more than in any other state. Additionally, 82% of Texas communities depend exclusively on trucks for needed products. These truck drivers must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s rules to obtain one…. read more