Texas

What Is the Car Seat Law in Texas?

As a parent in Texas, it might seem as though car seat laws, regulations, and requirements change every year. However, it has been more than 10 years since a substantial change has actually occurred in Texas regarding child seat laws. The current Texas Transportation Code requires that a child under the age of eight be… 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

What Are the Car Accident Laws in Texas?

The only way to protect your rights after a car accident is to learn the local laws and an Austin car accident lawyer can help. After any car crash in Texas, you need to understand which laws might influence the outcome of your insurance or personal injury claim. While each case is different, there are… 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

Overview of Texas Workers’ Compensation Laws

Every state has its own workers’ compensation programs and laws, which serve to aid injured workers in the aftermath of work-related accidents. Texas’ Workers’ Compensation Act in Texas Labor Code, Title 5, outlines the provisions of the state’s workers’ comp program. Certain employers must abide by these laws to protect their employees in the event… 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

Is Lane Splitting in Texas Legal?

California was the first state to legalize lane splitting, but Texas may not be far behind. Lane splitting refers to a motorcyclist driving between traffic lanes on highways in slow or stopped traffic. While there remains an ongoing debate about the safety of lane splitting, Texas lawmakers are ruling on the legality of this practice…. read more

What to Do After a Car Accident in Austin

After the screeching brakes, honking horns, and ringing in the ears subsides, drivers involved in an accident must gather their wits and respond to the scene. An accident can happen quickly and leave you injured, out of work, and wondering how you will pay for medical bills. Before you leave the scene, keep some best… read more

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Suit in Texas?

When someone dies at the hands of another in a preventable incident, survivors of the deceased may file a wrongful death claim against the person or group responsible. Wrongful death claims provide survivors with financial compensation to cover funerary, living, and loss of companionship costs. Only certain people can file wrongful death claims, and every… read more