Personal Injury

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… read more

Most Common Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents cause millions of injuries and thousands of deaths each year in the United States. It’s essential for every driver to understand the risks behind the wheel and how to avoid dangerous situations. Car accidents can cause significant, life-threatening, or fatal injuries. People who suffer car accident injuries often face long recovery times and… read more

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… read more

Damage Caps in Texas Personal Injury Lawsuits

Personal injury claims in Texas include damages stemming from car accidents, medical malpractice, and other “tort” actions. Tort is an old English legal term which basically means the action (or omission) of one person which leads to the injury of another person. These actions and omissions can be fairly broad and courts often look to… read more

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… read more

What to Do After a Bike Crash

Texas is one of the deadliest states for cyclists. A number of major cities encourage pedestrian and cyclist traffic, so there are many opportunities for collisions with motor vehicles that coincide with increased bicycle activity. In 2016, 65 bicyclists died throughout the state of Texas. This was a 25% increase from the previous year. Non-fatal… read more

Can a Pedestrian Be at Fault for an Accident?

You may believe that you should always have the right of way as a pedestrian traversing Texas’ roadways and sidewalks. After all, motor vehicles can cause much more damage to you than you can to them. Why should you ever be to blame for a pedestrian-involved accident? Pedestrian laws in Texas’ major cities state otherwise…. read more

Pain and Suffering Damages in Texas

Texas is one of many states that allows accident victims to recover for intangible (or general) damages as well as tangible ones. Intangible damages, or non-economic damages, are those without a set monetary value. They include emotional distress, mental anguish, lost quality of life, and pain and suffering. Pain and suffering can refer to many… read more

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… read more

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… read more