Personal Injury

Articles related to Texas personal injury law, produced by our Dallas law firm, to help answer important questions you may have about personal injury in Texas.

Should I Have Gap Insurance for My Car? How’s It Work?

Should I Have Gap Insurance for My Car? How’s It Work? 

Do you owe more on your car than its market value? You could be in a dire situation and not even realize it. Learn more about gap insurance.

It’s a nightmare scenario. Your car gets totaled in a wreck.

Okay, no sweat. You have insurance, so you’ll […]

By |July 14th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury||0 Comments

What Settlement Confidentiality Is & How it Affects You

Don’t want the public to know about your case? No problem. Learn how settlement confidentiality works in this post.
Diane Vasilion, 52, was left with brain damage and partial paralysis after a 1994 car accident involving multiple vehicles. In 2000, she was awarded $35 million, then the largest amount in Illinois state history.

Said nicely, many friends […]

By |July 7th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury||0 Comments

5 Common Questions About Insurance Adjusters

Whose side are insurance adjusters on? They seem nice, but beware. They’re wolves in sheep’s clothing.
You just got into a car accident. So now, you have all sorts of stress on your hands.

To add to that, you have to talk to an insurance adjuster. It’s a big, scary company, so you don’t know what to […]

By |June 30th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury||0 Comments

Was the Infamous McDonald’s Hot Coffee Spill Really Frivolous?

In February of 1992, 79-year-old Stella Liebeck of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was riding in the passenger seat of her grandson’s car. After they got their order from the McDonald’s drivethrough, Liebeck’s grandson pulled the car forward and stopped so she could add cream and sugar to her coffee.

Liebeck put the cup between her knees, and […]

By |June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury||0 Comments

How Do Class Action Lawsuits Work?

Don’t you love to hear tales of the “little guy” beating almost impossible odds?

Who doesn’t? Hollywood releases dozens of box office hits telling this story each year.

In the real world, the unfortunate truth is that Goliath usually beats David.

Do you remember the Enron accounting scandal in 2001? The energy company was booming.

But then they were […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury||0 Comments

What do Ethical Personal Injury Lawyers Do?

We lawyers sometimes get a bad rap.

For the most part, that’s probably not fair or reasonable.

But let’s be honest: regardless of your profession, some act with integrity and some don’t.

So how do you know whether you’re talking to an honest lawyer who wants to get you a fair legal outcome, and one who just wants […]

By |June 9th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury||0 Comments

What Would a World Without Lawyers be Like?

Time to have a little fun today!

What do you think the world would be like if lawyers didn’t exist?

Better? Worse? About the same? Simpler?

Some special interest groups blame lawyers for harming society.

Take a look at how your life might be different without lawyers:

How Were Differences Settled Before Lawyers?

In the Old West, they squared off in […]

By |June 2nd, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury||0 Comments

5 Common Myths about Personal Injury Law You Shouldn’t Believe

What image flies through your mind when you hear the words “personal injury?”

Do you think a bunch of negative things about the victims and their lawyers?

At least a bit of that imagery is based in reality. But much of it gets shaped by the media and our own misperceptions.

Learn some common myths about personal injury […]

By |May 26th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury||0 Comments

90% of Personal Injury Cases Settle Without Litigation

Truth be told – negotiating a settlement without litigation is in everyone’s best interest – even in the party who allegedly caused your injury.

Why?

Because it avoids court. And court costs everyone time and money.

So with just about every personal injury case, the defendant is almost always willing to settle.

And 90% of the time, both sides […]

By |February 9th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury||0 Comments

What is Proportionate Responsibility? Why Should You Care?

Before 1973, if you contributed in any way to your personal injury, you could not recover any financial compensation in Texas. So if you rolled through a stop sign while a defendant drove drunk and went 20 miles per hour over the speed limit, that spelled tough luck and no compensation for you.

Guess your parents […]

By |January 23rd, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury||0 Comments