Failure to yield the right of way in many states is a confusing subject. While there are specific laws pertaining to this in Texas, it’s still a gray area that relies more on instinct than regulation.
Accidents resulting in intersections are deadly when drivers are entering oncoming traffic, misunderstanding the right of way laws can spell catastrophe. Read More
Understanding the laws of your state is vital to making informed decisions and keeping you and your family safe. Road laws vary from state to state, and brake checking laws can be hard to navigate.
Whether brake checking is done out of spite or because someone is trying to get their point across, it is a dangerous maneuver, putting drivers, passengers, and their cars in jeopardy. Read More
Stay organized and productive during the Covid-19 quarantine using Trialpad and Zoom for practicing law and connecting with clients.
In this post, we’ll discuss how to use TrialPad and Zoom like a pro so you can conduct polished meetings that are streamlined and take advantage of the available features. Read More
Accidents happen. It’s just a part of being alive. But an auto accident or truck wreck doesn’t have to spell disaster for you, your family, and your finances. A hardworking and knowledgeable attorney can make all the difference. Read More
A reportable car crash happens every 59 seconds in the state of Texas. In a matter of seconds, your entire world can shift on its axis. The accident might not even be your fault, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have to handle the repercussions—like expensive repairs to your car and/or medical bills.
When you contact a lawyer about your wreck, one of the first things they’ll ask you for is a copy of the Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report or CR-3. Regardless of whether or not you were injured, obtaining this form is crucial to your case.
Here’s everything you should know about Texas crash reports, including how to access yours.
In October of 2018, Susan Hutchison and Chris Stoy of Hutchison & Stoy, PLLC tried a case in Tarrant County against a Dallas based insurance defense law firm.
Ms. Hutchison and Mr. Stoy obtained a verdict for $1.13 million for their client after a long, hard-fought, two-and-a-half-year battle.
Car accidents remain a leading cause of serious injury and death across the United States.
In fact, in 2016, the most recent year with statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway Loss Data Institute, Texas had the highest number of fatal crashes out of any state.
If you were capable of getting out of your car and walking away after a crash, you might feel lucky to have only suffered minor injuries instead of something permanently debilitating.
However, some of the most debilitating and painful injuries you can suffer in a car accident may not present symptoms immediately. Brain injuries are a perfect example. It may take days or weeks for symptoms to fully materialize.
The same is true of whiplash; a common soft tissue injury people develop after a collision. You may not know right after a collision that there was a soft tissue injury to your neck. It may be hours or even a few days before symptoms fully manifest.
In the immediate wake of an accident that leaves you injured, you likely have a lot of concerns and questions. People often focus on the immediate and practical concerns of an injury, such as their prognosis and how to ensure that they received the best possible medical care.
It often takes many days or even weeks before someone who suffered injuries because of another person’s mistakes starts to consider the financial impact of their injuries. Even then, the average person will likely find it difficult, if not downright confusing, to try to put a price on the issues they experienced after an injury.
Emotional distress may sound like a vague, imprecise term but, in reality, there is a clear, distinct definition for this very real condition.
When it comes time for taxes, reportable income can vary. If you received money from a court settlement, you are probably wondering if you are required to report your earnings.
The term “damages” applies to the amount of money the victim receives due to the lawsuit. Courts promote justice for those involved by awarding damages. Justice is given to those suffering who receive a lump sum to help them through the situation they are experiencing financially.
Injuries can be harmful not only physically but also mentally and emotionally, both for the injured person and their family. These accidents can vary greatly in severity and responsibility, which makes them particularly difficult to manage without an experienced personal injury lawyer who has worked for years in the industry.
Can words help keep you safe behind the wheel? Many automotive safety groups say the language we use has an effect on our behavior when driving on the roads – and some of that language needs to change.
There’s a growing call to replace the word “accident” with the word “crash.”
What’s behind this idea, and can a change in word choice really reduce automobile-related fatalities?
Here’s what you need to know: