What Is the Texas Good Samaritan Law?

The term “Good Samaritan” comes from a Biblical parable and has a place in today’s legal world in reference to a regular citizen who comes to the aid of another person after an injury or during an emergency. The Texas Good Samaritan Act is an important piece of legislation that protects individuals who act in […]

What Causes Temporary Paralysis?

Paralysis is a medical condition that involves the loss of function and/or sensation in a part of the body. This condition can result from several possible injuries and medical conditions, but it is a common occurrence in individuals who suffered brain injuries or spinal cord injuries. While some types of paralysis, such as paralysis caused […]

What to Do After a Fender Bender in Texas

Even a minor accident can be a pain in the neck, both literally and figuratively. After a fender bender accident in Texas, there are some steps that should be followed right away to ensure your safety and well-being, and to protect your interests in any claims resulting from the accident. Here is what to do […]

Wrongful Death and Survival Actions in Texas

After the unexpected death of a loved one, legal definitions might be the last thing on your mind. Once some time has passed, however, you may want to explore your family’s legal options with a compassionate Austin wrongful death attorney. If your loved one died in circumstances such as a car wreck, slip and fall, workplace […]

Who Is at Fault in a Rear End Collision?

Most drivers assume that any accident involving a rear-end collision is always the fault of the driver in the back. This belief stems from the notion that drivers can see what is ahead and should be concerned with obstacles in front of them, therefore a driver should reasonably be able to stop or otherwise avoid […]

What Not to Do After a Car Accident in Austin

Most people have lots of questions after experiencing a car accident. Depending on how the accident happened, injured drivers may have several options for legal action available, but it’s vital to know how to approach these situations by speaking with a qualified Austin car accident lawyer as soon as possible. There are some things that […]

Is It Legal to Ride in the Back of a Truck in Texas?

If you grew up in Texas, you are well aware of the joke that pickup trucks outnumber people in many state counties. The sight of children, or even adults, in your neighborhood riding in the back of a pickup truck was probably a common sight throughout your life. However, the question has probably lingered in […]

Texas Road Running Rules and Safety Tips

Austin and the surrounding area are popular among runners, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Metropolitan cityscapes and rural roads just outside the city offer great opportunities for athletes, marathon trainers, competitive racers, and recreational runners. Unfortunately, runners and other roadway users do not always coexist peacefully. In the event you or a loved one was injured due […]

Can I Sue If I Was Hit by a Car While Walking?

In the metropolitan city of Austin, Texas, a pedestrian collision could be just around the corner. In 2015 alone, 550 pedestrians died in vehicle collisions – a 12.7% increase from 2014. Vehicles colliding with pedestrians is an unfortunate reality of today’s busy streets, along with distracted drivers and poorly designed crosswalks. In a collision between […]

How to Make an Injury Claim Under the Texas Tort Claims Act

Anybody can face a liability claim under the right circumstances including private individuals, commercial businesses, and the government. When government employees commit an act of negligence and someone suffers an injury, injured individuals do retain the right to seek compensation. However, claims against the government work differently than other personal injury claims. What Is the […]