Serious Auto Accidents
Few things are more life-changing than a serious auto accident. It can have an immediate impact on you, your friend or family member’s physical well being, ability to work, provide and care for yourself and or your family. There are several things to think about immediately after a serious car accident. First, if you’re injured or hurting, see a doctor immediately and be sure to follow up on the doctor’s orders. Second, contact your auto insurance carrier and report the collision no matter who was at fault. In Texas, you are required to do this. Third, get several pictures of your vehicle and your physical injuries to help document the damage caused by the collision. Fourth, come talk to us. There are several other factors to be aware of when handling an auto collision claim. It won’t cost you a dime and you’re never under any obligation to hire us.
If you have been seriously injured in an auto collision, the insurance carrier of the negligent party will try and settle with you right away for as little as possible, and if nothing else, before you talk to their insurance adjuster, you will want and benefit from the guidance of an experienced attorney.
Texas is notorious for reckless and careless drivers that ignore speed limits and drive on our roads in an intoxicated state. While obtaining legal assistance may be furthest thing from your mind after a serious car wreck, it’s something that everyone should seek out as soon as possible. The longer you wait to visit with an attorney about the accident, the higher the odds that you may not get the entire amount of monetary damages that you’re entitled to.
Trucking accidents cause some of the most gruesome accidents on our roads. Cars and other smaller vehicles stand no chance against a big-rig that weighs exponentially more than them. When an 18-wheeler is involved in an accident, the driver of the truck is not the only party that might be responsible. The company that owns the truck that he or she is driving may also be responsible for the accident. Was the truck up to the state’s inspection laws at the time of the accident? Was it overweight? Were the tires worn down? These are some of the tough questions that can have a direct impact on the extent of your damges. We will get answers to ensure that you are fully compensated.
Many people think that suing your employer for an injury is not possible under workers compensation laws. This may only be true if your employer was actually covered by workers compensation insurance at the time of your injury. However, not all Texas employers have workers compensation insurance for their employees. In fact, Texas is the only state that allows employers to “opt out” of having to carry workers compensation. If you happen to get injured while on the job, it’s a good idea to speak with an attorney before you accept any money from your employer. If the employer does not have workers compensation insurance, their goal is usually to minimize the loss they take, not to give you the amount of money or time-off that you are entitled to.
Premises injuries also go by the commonly-used phrase of “slip and falls.” Places of business have a duty of care to ensure its visitors are not injured due to something within the control of the business. How far this duty extends is where we can help you. For example, grocery stores have a duty to ensure their floors are free from objects or spills that could cause you to slip and fall. Similarly, a business has a duty to ensure that the steps leading into their store do not contain large cracks that could cause you to fall.
Doctors and nurses are human, so they make mistakes. Some of these mistakes are so common, that they are considered reasonable and part of the risk the patient has chosen to accept. However, some mistakes fall outside of this category and could have been avoided. For example, amputating the wrong limb. Sometimes, the malpractice of a doctor or nurse doesn’t show up until years later, when the patient begins to have symptoms. By pursuing litigation against a doctor, nurse, or hospital, you’re not only standing up for yourself, you’re also helping to prevent a similar instance of malpractice from happening to another patient in the future.