Personal Injury Blog
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
What Are the Causes and Effects of Brain-Stem Injuries?
Jason Stephens | September 29, 2020 | Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can impact a person’s life in numerous ways. The long-term effects of brain-stem injuries can include debilitating conditions. A person could require significant medical and personal care for the rest of their life. Injuries to the brainstem are generally considered catastrophic injuries because of the chance of permanent impairments and disabilities. An injury… read more
Bus Accidents Cause Catastrophic Injuries and Damages
Jason Stephens | September 26, 2020 | Bus Accidents
Bus accidents can result in traumatic injuries and deaths. Buses can rollover during a collision, thereby increasing the chance of passengers sustaining life-threatening and catastrophic injuries. Common injuries in bus accidents include: Fractures and broken bones Brain injuries Spinal cord injuries Back and neck injuries Amputations Internal organ damage Paralysis Chest injuries Lacerations and scarring… read more
Distractions Behind the Wheel Can Be Deadly
Jason Stephens | September 22, 2020 | Car Accidents
Distractions continue to be one of the most common causes of traffic deaths and injuries each year. Over 400,000 people sustained injuries in distracted driving crashes during 2018. Distracted drivers caused the deaths of 2,841 people in 2018, including 77 bicyclists, 400 pedestrians, 605 passengers, and 1,730 drivers. In 2019, there were 97,782 traffic accidents… read more
What is a Motorcycle Crash Bar? Do I Need to Get One
Jason Stephens | September 17, 2020 | Motorcycle Accidents
Approximately 16% of all traffic fatalities in Texas are motorcycle riders and passengers. While fatalities decline from other vehicle accidents, they continue to climb for motorcycle riders in Texas and across the country. A motorcycle does not provide much protection from catastrophic injuries in the event of an accident. Wearing a helmet and clothing designed… read more
What Is the Difference Between Express and Implied Consent?
Jason Stephens | September 16, 2020 | Personal Injury
Express and implied consent are terms used in healthcare situations. It involves a patient giving consent to medical treatment or procedure. Some treatments or procedures require a patient to give express consent. The patient is presumed to give consent in other situations. In a medical malpractice case, implied or express consent can be a critical… read more
Why Do Boat Accidents Happen?
Jason Stephens | September 15, 2020 | Boat Accidents
Sadly, most of the boat accidents that occur each year are preventable. Most accidents are the result of operator error or negligence. Common causes of boat accidents include: Excessive speed Operator inexperience Alcohol use Poor weather conditions Lack of boat maintenance Defective or malfunctioning machinery Distractions and failure to keep a proper lookout Horseplay and… read more
What is a Res Ipsa Loquitur?
Jason Stephens | September 9, 2020 | Personal Injury
“The thing speaks for itself.” That is the translation of the Latin term res ipsa loquitur. Why would you care about this Latin term if you were injured in a car accident, motorcycle crash, pedestrian accident, slip and fall or other personal injury accident? You may need to use the legal theory to recover compensation… read more