Personal Injury Blog

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

Criminal Charges vs. Civil Charges Related to a Car Crash

Manslaughter is described in the Texas Penal Code as recklessly causing another person’s death.  Manslaughter, according to the statute, is a felony of the second degree in Texas. If convicted of manslaughter, a defendant could face from two to 20 years in prison and a potential fine of $10,000. Other penalties could be imposed depending… read more

Wrongful Death Claims Involving Children

The loss of a child is unimaginable. The pain and suffering can be overwhelming. Many parents are in shock at first, and then they are angry that their child was taken from them in a preventable accident. A wrongful death occurs when another party causes the death of a person through negligence, errors, or wrongdoing…. read more

Wrongful Death Claims for Passengers in Car Accidents

Many factors could be involved in a single-car crash, such as: A hit-and-run driver or the actions of another motorist Excess speed or reckless driving Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs Failing to obey traffic laws Passenger interference or negligence Road debris or problems with visibility Defective automobile parts or systems Weather conditions… read more

How Long Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Take to Settle

Personal injury claims arise when one person suffers an injury because of another person’s negligent or intentional actions. The length of time it takes to reach a settlement depends on many moving parts over the life of the case.  Experienced attorneys understand that when you are injured in a car accident or slip and fall,… read more

Texas Car and Booster Seat Laws

A mom in North Texas lived through a nightmare accident that claimed the life of her fiancé and severely injured her and her two children under the age of six. Both children were badly injured, but thanks to a community program that she had recently attended, they were both properly restrained and survived the crash…. read more

COVID-19 Outbreak Reported at Fort Worth Federal Medical Prison

Within two days, confirmed cases of coronavirus at the Federal Medical Center-Carswell in Fort Worth went from 200 cases to 510 cases. Just three weeks ago, the prison reported just three confirmed COVID-19 cases. Federal Medical Center-Carswell houses female inmates who have mental health issues or medical issues. There are currently 1,357 prisoners at the… read more