Personal Injury Blog
Understanding Assumption of Risk
Jason Stephens | March 7, 2022 | Texas Law
Assumption of the risk is one of many defenses that a defendant might assert to deny liability for a personal injury claim that you file against them. It is an “affirmative defense”, meaning that it is the defendant, not you, who bears the burden of proving all of the legal elements that make up the… read more
Why Do Truck Drivers Falsify Log Books?
Jason Stephens | March 1, 2022 | Truck Accidents
The main reason a truck driver falsifies the log books is to make more money. Many drivers are paid by the mile or by the load. Therefore, the faster they cover those miles and deliver those loads, the more money they earn. Furthermore, truck drivers may need to wait several hours for loading and unloading… read more
How to Find Out If Someone Has Car Insurance in Fort Worth, TX
Jason Stephens | February 24, 2022 | Car Accidents
Texas uses a fault-based insurance system. After a car accident in Texas, the driver who caused the crash bears liability for all of the resulting damages. Since Texas requires all car owners to carry liability insurance, these claims go to the insurer for the at-fault driver. If the insurer agrees that its insured caused the… read more
How to Make a Police Report After a Car Accident in Fort Worth, TX
Jason Stephens | February 19, 2022 | Car Accidents
Texas law was changed five years ago to eliminate the need to self-report minor car accidents. The only type of accident report that the Texas Department of Transportation (DOT) requires and keeps now is police crash reports. After an accident, you have several legal obligations. These obligations depend on the nature and severity of your… read more
What Does Bar Stand for in the Bar Exam or Bar Association?
Jason Stephens | February 15, 2022 | Personal Injury
The “bar” in bar exam or bar association is not an acronym. The origin of the term bar derives from the physical layout of a courtroom. A wood rail separates court observers from the judge, jury, lawyers, and parties in a courtroom. This wooden bar has come to symbolize the law. The bar also refers… read more
Fort Worth, TX Truck Lane Restrictions
Jason Stephens | February 10, 2022 | Truck Accidents
As you drive on the interstates around Fort Worth, TX, you will see signs that say “No Trucks Left Lane.” Traffic engineers call these “managed lanes,” and they improve safety, reduce road maintenance costs, and speed up traffic. Here is an overview of truck lane restrictions in Fort Worth, TX, and how they affect accident… read more
Do You Have to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Fort Worth, TX?
Jason Stephens | February 7, 2022 | Motorcycle Laws
Riding a motorcycle is a great way to beat the traffic in the Metroplex or enjoy a warm, sunny Texas day. But if you’re planning to ride a motorcycle in Fort Worth, you need to be aware of the state’s motorcycle helmet laws. While you may opt out of wearing a helmet if you meet… read more
Should You Replace Your Car Seat If You Were in an Accident?
Jason Stephens | February 2, 2022 | Car Accidents
Car seat technology has come a long way in the past couple of decades, and now, infants and toddlers riding in proper car safety seats may emerge from a severe car accident almost unscathed. Car seats are designed to take the brunt of the impact and shield the tiny passengers from harm. But, after an… read more
What is Lane Splitting?
Jason Stephens | January 28, 2022 | Motorcycle Accidents
Lane splitting refers to a practice that motorcyclists use to move through traffic, often traveling along the stripes separating lanes or weaving around vehicles traveling within the same lane on multi-lane roads and highways. When lane splitting, a motorcyclist travels between lanes of traffic along a lane’s divider marks. The practice is also called “white… read more
What to Know About Fort Worth Car Accident Reports
Jason Stephens | January 25, 2022 | Car Accidents
A police accident report can provide valuable information for your insurance claim. The accident report can verify all of the facts you include in the claim. It may even include the investigating officer’s opinion about who caused the car accident. In Texas, all traffic accident reports go to a central database maintained by the Texas… read more