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Who is Liable in a Rideshare Accident?

Getting into a car accident is never easy. But getting into an accident while ridesharing with companies like Uber or Lyft can make understanding liability and seeking a settlement more confusing, stressful, and challenging than ever.
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Parking Lot Accidents: Who’s at Fault?

If you drive a car in Houston, Texas, you probably visit a lot of parking lots. While parking lots may seem safer than public roads and highways because vehicles travel at slower speeds there, accidents are still bound to happen in parking lots.
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Filing a Third-Party Claim after a Work Injury

According to statistics from the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC), there were 178,600 non-fatal injuries reported by private industry employers statewide in 2020.
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The Difference Between Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall

Statistics from the Injury Facts of the National Safety Council indicate that there were over 6.8 million nonfatal fall-related injuries in the United States in 2020. Fall-related accidents – including "slipping" and "tripping" – are among the leading causes of unintentional injuries and emergency room visits in Texas and across the country.
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Average Settlement for a Motorcycle Accident

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 7,481 total reported motorcycle crashes along Texas roads and highways in 2020, causing 1,856 serious injuries and 482 fatalities. Being involved in a motorcycle accident, especially one caused by a negligent party, can be a difficult experience. Such an unfortunate incident can leave you with minor to significant injuries, not to mention a heavy financial burden on you and your loved ones.
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Average Settlement for a Workplace Injury

In 2020, there were 68,750 occupational injuries in the state of Texas that required the employee to take time off work. If this were to happen to you, do you know what kind of compensation you’d be entitled to? All too often, employees are hurt at work and aren’t adequately compensated for their expenses incurred due to the injury.
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How Much Is My Case Worth?

A personal injury can leave you with minor to severe injuries, as well as a feeling of overwhelming uncertainty. Fortunately, Texas's personal injury laws are designed to compensate victims of negligent accidents for their injuries, damages, or losses suffered.
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Making an Insurance Claim vs. Filing Suit

When you suffer injuries in an accident, it can be overwhelming to deal with mounting medical bills, especially if your injury prevents you from working and earning an income. The process could be even more frustrating if the accident was the result of someone else’s negligence.
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