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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

What to Do After a Bicycle Accident in Austin

A bicycle accident in Austin can leave you badly shaken. You might have injuries and expensive property damage, on top of costs from missing time at work. The driver who struck you may have taken off, or refused to admit fault. No matter the circumstances, there are certain things you should do after a bicycle… read more

Texas’ Motorcycle Helmet Law

Texas passed its Motorcycle Helmet Law in 2009, which changed how the law treated those choosing to ride without a helmet. The law requires everyone to wear a helmet, but an exception does exist. Learn what the law specifically requires of you, how it differs from the old law, and what restrictions still exist for… read more

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