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What to do after a wrongful death

We understand how difficult it is to face the loss of a loved one. When this happens, the last thing one has in mind is to take legal action. However, it is important that in cases where another's negligence caused the death,, the family of the deceased consults with a lawyer as soon as possible since there is a limited period to file a wrongful death claim.

Train accidents and the law

A train accident is classified as an accident that occurs on a train, subway, or any other vehicle intended to operate in a rail system. The fact that trains are limited to running on tracks allows them to be some of the most direct means of transportation, but also some of the most complex. Unlike vehicles on wheels, such as a cars or motorcycles, a train cannot rotate or change the direction in which it travels. However, a train can change the speed at which it travels, as well as move forward or backward.

Train accidents and the law

A train accident is classified as an accident that occurs on a train, subway, or any other vehicle intended to operate in a rail system. The fact that trains are limited to running on tracks allows them to be some of the most direct means of transportation, but also some of the most complex. Unlike vehicles on wheels, such as a cars or motorcycles, a train cannot rotate or change the direction in which it travels. However, a train can change the speed at which it travels, as well as move forward or backward.

Effects of Politics on Personal Injury Claims

When you are injured in an accident because of someone else's negligence, the process can be a little confusing. This process involves finding and hiring an attorney, understanding the laws governing personal injury, filing a complaint with the other party's insurance company (or lawsuit if necessary), gathering evidence, attempting to settle, and then if necessary, going to trial.

Motorcycle accidents and Personal Injury Claim

Motorcycles present certain hazards that put their occupants at greater risk of damage and injury in any accident. Motorcycles have the same right to be on the road as cars, and if a driver's negligence causes a motorcycle accident, the guilty driver is liable for the injuries that his actions caused.

Whiplash is no laughing matter

You probably know the old joke that, if someone hits your vehicle from behind, get out, grab your neck and claim you have whiplash. The problem is that whiplash is no laughing matter. Anything that potentially causes serious damage to your neck requires a trip to your doctor or an emergency room.

Many instances of whiplash occur in motor vehicle accidents. During accidents, your head may violently jerk back and forth abruptly. This could result in damage to the nerves, tendons, vertebrae and ligaments in your neck, along with the muscles and discs. 

Judge trials vs. Jury trials for personal injury cases.

When any civil lawsuit is filed and once all of the evidence is presented, an independent party needs to make a fair and impartial decision on the matter.  This independent party is typically either a judge or a jury.

The importance of the Stowers doctrine on personal injury claims

As an insured in Texas, you have a contract with your insurance company. In exchange for your premiums; your insurance company owes you a duty to handle your claim in good faith. The Texas Insurance Code also requires the company to pay your claim in a timely manner.

Effect of Hurricane Harvey on personal injury claims

 Hurricane Harvey, besides being a major human catastrophe, is on its way to becoming one of the most costly natural disasters in history, experts estimate that the material losses that insurance companies will have to cover for Harvey will be around 25-30 billion dollars

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