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  • Auto Defects

    The latest posts for Auto Defects are listed below.
    • Has Your Vehicle's Takata Airbag Been Recalled?

      In the event of a serious car accident, your vehicle’s airbags are designed to inflate in a fraction of a second and provide life-saving cushioning against deadly impacts. But what happens when these devices that are meant to save your live are manufactured with a potentially fatal flaw? This is exactly what has happened in the case of Takata Corporation, a Japanese auto parts manufacturer that is ...

    Auto Insurance

    The latest posts for Auto Insurance are listed below.
    • What are the Auto Liability Insurance Policy Limits in Texas?

      Every state has set minimum amounts for auto insurance policies that each driver needs if they want to operate their vehicle on public roads and highways. In Texas, there is a 30/60/25 minimum; this minimum means coverage of $30,000 for each person injured in one crash, $60,000 for all injuries per incident, regardless of the number of people hurt, and $25,000 for property damage. Driving around ...
    • An Overview of Car Insurance Rules in Texas

      Dealing with insurance companies after a car accident can be a confusing and frustrating experience. Following the confusion and shock of impact, several questions will undoubtedly enter your mind. Who is financially responsible for the collision? Who will pay for my medical bills? Will my insurance or the other driver’s insurance pay for the damages? What do I do if the other driver doesn’t have ...

    Car Accident

    The latest posts for Car Accident are listed below.
    • Bicycle "Dooring" Accidents

      Bicycling has become an increasingly popular activity, in addition to being a more environmentally friendly mode of transportation. Unfortunately, accidents happen and bicyclists sometimes get hurt. “Dooring,” which occurs when a car door suddenly swings open and strikes a bicyclist, is one such accident and it can cause severe or fatal injuries. If you were injured in a dooring accident, you ...
    • Uber & Lyft Accidents: Who Is Liable?

      With the tremendous increase in popularity of rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft, getting a quick and inexpensive ride is easier than ever before. Unfortunately, despite their convenience, these services have also introduced several complications in regards to liability in the event of a collision, making it difficult for injured parties to pursue compensation following a crash. Rideshare ...
    • What are the Auto Liability Insurance Policy Limits in Texas?

      Every state has set minimum amounts for auto insurance policies that each driver needs if they want to operate their vehicle on public roads and highways. In Texas, there is a 30/60/25 minimum; this minimum means coverage of $30,000 for each person injured in one crash, $60,000 for all injuries per incident, regardless of the number of people hurt, and $25,000 for property damage. Driving around ...

    Defective Airbags

    The latest posts for Defective Airbags are listed below.
    • Has Your Vehicle's Takata Airbag Been Recalled?

      In the event of a serious car accident, your vehicle’s airbags are designed to inflate in a fraction of a second and provide life-saving cushioning against deadly impacts. But what happens when these devices that are meant to save your live are manufactured with a potentially fatal flaw? This is exactly what has happened in the case of Takata Corporation, a Japanese auto parts manufacturer that is ...

    Drunk Driving Accidents

    The latest posts for Drunk Driving Accidents are listed below.
    • Were You Injured by a Drunk Trucker?

      Semi-trucks, 18-wheeler trucks, tractor-trailers, and other types of commercial trucks can be difficult to control even under ideal circumstances, requiring truck drivers to dedicate their full attention to the roads in order to safely traverse the nation’s roads. As such, federal laws dictate that truck drivers who act negligently and operate their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol ...

    FAQ

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    • How Long Does It Take to Settle a Personal Injury Claim?

      In an ideal world, people would get settlements within a matter of days after being in a car accident that caused serious injuries or significant damages. In a less-than-ideal world, it would only take a few weeks at most. In the real world, the circumstances of your accident or incident could mean you might not receive any compensation for months or more. Three reasons your case settlement could ...
    • How to Determine the Full Value of Your Car Accident Case

      After being in a car accident , you can probably expect to get contacted by an insurance provider, either your own or that of the liable party, relatively soon. If they do not think 100% of the accountability falls on your shoulders, they are going to offer you a settlement amount. But the first question you need to ask will be, “Is this a fair amount?” If history is any indication of what has yet ...

    Filing a Claim

    The latest posts for Filing a Claim are listed below.
    • What are the Auto Liability Insurance Policy Limits in Texas?

      Every state has set minimum amounts for auto insurance policies that each driver needs if they want to operate their vehicle on public roads and highways. In Texas, there is a 30/60/25 minimum; this minimum means coverage of $30,000 for each person injured in one crash, $60,000 for all injuries per incident, regardless of the number of people hurt, and $25,000 for property damage. Driving around ...
    • Tips for Filing a Successful Injury Claim

      If you have been injured at the hands of another party, you may have grounds to pursue compensation for your losses by filing a personal injury claim against the responsible party or their insurance company. For those who have never dealt with the legal system, however, this process can easily become confusing and introduce individuals to certain pitfalls along the way which can minimize or even ...

    Firm News

    The latest posts for Firm News are listed below.
    • Attorney Blake Brunkenhoefer Elected to American Board of Trial Advocates

      The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) has fought to maintain civil jury trial processes across the country. Back in 1957, the organization was first established to prevent the dismantling of civil jury trial processes, which may have been replaced by individual commissions that benefitted corporations. In order to stay strong and consistently protect the rights of individual Americans ...

    Injury Attorney

    The latest posts for Injury Attorney are listed below.
    • What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim?

      When someone you love dies as a result of another party’s negligent or reckless actions, it is an emotionally overwhelming experience that can take a toll on an entire family. In addition to the emotional hardships caused by this loss, you might also suffer some financial troubles as well. It is your right to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover both economic and non-economic damages in such ...
    • Statute of limitations in a Car Accident Case

      According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 2.34 million people were injured in car accidents in 2014 alone. Many injuries due to car accidents, however, can go unreported. This may be because victims were unaware of the severity of their injuries or may not have believed that they could afford a lawyer. If you were injured in a past accident, there still ...
    • Physical Injuries Commonly Suffered in a Car Accident

      After being in a motor vehicle accident , you certainly do not have to be convinced about the severity of your injuries. But the reality is that insurance adjusters and the liable party are going to approach your claim with an ample helping of skepticism. One way to strengthen your case and fight for full compensation is to show that your injury is common in car accidents. Many car accident injury ...

    Maritime

    The latest posts for Maritime are listed below.
    • Back Injuries in the Maritime Industry

      One of the most common types of injuries that occurs in maritime industries is the back injury. Maritime labor is frequently exhausting work, involving lots of heavy lifting, repetitive motions, and long hours. As a result, back injuries can sometimes develop quickly through a sudden accident, or over long periods, resulting in chronic, recurring pain. Back injuries can be some of the most ...
    • Discrimination Against Maritime Employees

      Working in an offshore or maritime industry, such as oil or gas drilling, shipping, commercial fishing, and numerous others, carries significant risk. The regular offshore excursions these workers take makes an accident possible in numerous different ways, and in many cases these accidents can result in potentially devastating and life-impacting injuries. Because of this, companies with maritime ...
    • The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, Protecting the Rights of Offshore Workers

      The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act is what regulates the land under water off our coastlines. This act, implemented in 1953, designates all land lying seaward of state coastal waters for three miles as the “outer continental shelf,” and gives control of these lands to the Secretary of the Interior. This means the Department of the Interior has the power to grant leases on this land to those who ...

    Motorcycle Accident

    The latest posts for Motorcycle Accident are listed below.
    • Who is Liable in Lane Splitting Accidents?

      Have you ever had a motorcycle rider sneak through the gap between you and the car next to you by riding over the white lane divider line? It’s very likely that you have: this is known as lane splitting and it is entirely legal under Texas driving laws. However, that doesn’t mean it will be forever; the practice is exceptionally dangerous and result in numerous accidents and injuries to ...
    • Important Motorcycle Accident Facts

      A motorcycle crash can be devastating for victims. Aside from the debilitating physical injuries, such as spinal cord and brain injury, that can result from a motorcycle accident, injury victims will also rack up expensive medical bills and may have to take time off work while they are recovering. Sadly, most motorcycle accidents could have been prevented if motorcyclists and the operators of ...

    Oilfield Accidents

    The latest posts for Oilfield Accidents are listed below.
    • Common Causes of Oilfield Accidents

      Petroleum drilling is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Danger can be found in nearly every stage of the oil extraction and production process, placing workers at risk of injury from explosions, toxic chemical exposure, and falls from extreme heights. A report from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) shows that more than 4,000 oilfield workers are injured at work ...

    Oilfield Injuries

    The latest posts for Oilfield Injuries are listed below.
    • OSHA's Regulations on Oilfield Injuries

      According to the United States Department of Labor, more than 450,000 people worked in the gas and oil extraction industries in 2011, with many of these employees working in oil fields on a regular basis. Oilfield work can be extremely dangerous and involve many industrial procedures which require specialized training and equipment to be conducted safely. Unfortunately, the Occupational Safety and ...

    Pain and Suffering

    The latest posts for Pain and Suffering are listed below.
    • Contaminated Water Could Pose Major Health Hazard

      An industrial zone accident in Corpus Christi may have contaminated the city’s water supply, prompting officials to warn residents not to use the water for any reason. As of December 16 th , officials had lifted a few of the restrictions, but up to 300,000 people were still impacted. The accident happened when between three and 24 gallons of an asphalt emulsifier, known as Indulin AA-86, was ...
    • Can I Get Compensation for Pain and Suffering After a Motor Vehicle Accident?

      If you have been injured in a car accident in the state of Texas, you may be able to pursue compensation not only for your economic losses such as medical bills and property damage, but also for intangible losses such as pain, suffering, and reduced quality of life. Aside from determining who is at fault for a collision, calculating non-economic damages for pain and suffering can be one of the ...

    Personal Injury

    The latest posts for Personal Injury are listed below.
    • Bicycle "Dooring" Accidents

      Bicycling has become an increasingly popular activity, in addition to being a more environmentally friendly mode of transportation. Unfortunately, accidents happen and bicyclists sometimes get hurt. “Dooring,” which occurs when a car door suddenly swings open and strikes a bicyclist, is one such accident and it can cause severe or fatal injuries. If you were injured in a dooring accident, you ...
    • Texas' Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases

      If you have sustained an injury as a result of the negligence of someone else, then you may wish to file a personal injury suit against them. While you may be entitled to compensation, you are limited in the amount of time in which you may file your suit. This amount of time varies from state to state and is intended to protect potential plaintiffs from facing suits for injuries that may no longer ...
    • Back Injuries in the Maritime Industry

      One of the most common types of injuries that occurs in maritime industries is the back injury. Maritime labor is frequently exhausting work, involving lots of heavy lifting, repetitive motions, and long hours. As a result, back injuries can sometimes develop quickly through a sudden accident, or over long periods, resulting in chronic, recurring pain. Back injuries can be some of the most ...

    Product Liability

    The latest posts for Product Liability are listed below.
    • Has Your Vehicle's Takata Airbag Been Recalled?

      In the event of a serious car accident, your vehicle’s airbags are designed to inflate in a fraction of a second and provide life-saving cushioning against deadly impacts. But what happens when these devices that are meant to save your live are manufactured with a potentially fatal flaw? This is exactly what has happened in the case of Takata Corporation, a Japanese auto parts manufacturer that is ...
    • Product Liability Claims

      Product liability claims are filed by people who have sustained injuries while using defective consumer products. Product defects can occur during the design, manufacturing or marketing phases of a product’s lifespan. No matter what type of defect caused your injuries, consulting with an attorney experienced handling these types of claims is essential to ensuring you receive the compensation you ...

    Refinery Fires

    The latest posts for Refinery Fires are listed below.
    • Recent Fires Display Dangers of Oil Refining Industry

      On March 16 th , 2016, two massive fireballs from a refinery fire at ExxonMobil’s Torrance oil refining facility lit up the night sky, forcing closures on local roads and causing a large black cloud of smoke to accumulate under the area’s thick marine layer. This latest fire, sparked when a mylar balloon struck a nearby transmission line, marked the second accident in just 13 months for the ...

    Toxic Exposure

    The latest posts for Toxic Exposure are listed below.
    • Contaminated Water Could Pose Major Health Hazard

      An industrial zone accident in Corpus Christi may have contaminated the city’s water supply, prompting officials to warn residents not to use the water for any reason. As of December 16 th , officials had lifted a few of the restrictions, but up to 300,000 people were still impacted. The accident happened when between three and 24 gallons of an asphalt emulsifier, known as Indulin AA-86, was ...

    Trucking Accidents

    The latest posts for Trucking Accidents are listed below.
    • Dangers of an Overloaded Truck

      Every person who ever interacts with a commercial truck as part of its operation needs to take their role seriously and keep the safety of others as the priority. This list of accountability includes the load crews who are responsible for putting cargo and freight into tractor trailers for shipping and transport. Typical weight limits for 18-wheelers are set at 80,000 pounds of total weight, which ...
    • Were You Injured by a Drunk Trucker?

      Semi-trucks, 18-wheeler trucks, tractor-trailers, and other types of commercial trucks can be difficult to control even under ideal circumstances, requiring truck drivers to dedicate their full attention to the roads in order to safely traverse the nation’s roads. As such, federal laws dictate that truck drivers who act negligently and operate their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol ...

    Workplace Accidents

    The latest posts for Workplace Accidents are listed below.
    • Discrimination Against Maritime Employees

      Working in an offshore or maritime industry, such as oil or gas drilling, shipping, commercial fishing, and numerous others, carries significant risk. The regular offshore excursions these workers take makes an accident possible in numerous different ways, and in many cases these accidents can result in potentially devastating and life-impacting injuries. Because of this, companies with maritime ...
    • OSHA's Regulations on Oilfield Injuries

      According to the United States Department of Labor, more than 450,000 people worked in the gas and oil extraction industries in 2011, with many of these employees working in oil fields on a regular basis. Oilfield work can be extremely dangerous and involve many industrial procedures which require specialized training and equipment to be conducted safely. Unfortunately, the Occupational Safety and ...
    • Recent Fires Display Dangers of Oil Refining Industry

      On March 16 th , 2016, two massive fireballs from a refinery fire at ExxonMobil’s Torrance oil refining facility lit up the night sky, forcing closures on local roads and causing a large black cloud of smoke to accumulate under the area’s thick marine layer. This latest fire, sparked when a mylar balloon struck a nearby transmission line, marked the second accident in just 13 months for the ...
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