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Social Media Impact on PI Claims

In a personal injury case people seek damages that are not just medical bills or other medical expenses. They also seek compensation for pain and suffering that happened because of their accident. One way attorneys show their client has suffered because of the...

Summer Car Hazards

The summer gets very hot, especially if you are from Texas. While the heat makes people dread heading outdoors, this is the time most families take their summer vacations. With school not in session the amount of young drivers during the day is higher. What comes with...

Accidents in Taxi/Uber/Lyft

While accidents happen everyday, most people do not expect them to happen in taxis, ubers, or other cars of that nature. Transportation companies are required to have insurance that covers the driver as well as the passengers. If you get into a car accident while you...

Uninsured Motorist Coverage

A common occurrence when it comes to getting car insurance, is paying the bare minimum. By paying the bare minimum you get (in Texas) just liability coverage. What liability coverage does not cover is uninsured motorist coverage. This means that if you are hit by...

Burden of Proof

In court cases there are burden of proofs that must be meet may it be criminal or civil. In a personal injury case (which is considered civil), the person who is making the case (plaintiff) must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the other person...

Courtroom Decorum

These are some simple rules to follow when in a courtroom. * Stand when a judge enters until they say “You may be seated”, a bailiff says “All rise”, when a judge exits, or if there is jury is present anytime they enter or leave. * Always ask...

Tort

A tort is an “act or omission that gives rise to injury or harm to another and amounts to a civil wrong for which courts impose liability” (Cornell). This does not include wrongful acts that emerge from a contract. Some common examples of a tort is...

Brainard v. Trinity Universal Insurance Company

In 1999, Edward H. Brainard II was killed in a head-on collision with a semi-truck. His family sought their uninsured motorist insurance benefits and personal injury protection from Trinity Universal Insurance Company, under a policy under the family business. Their...

Plaintiff vs Defendant

In a court case there are usually two parties. There is the plaintiff and there is a defendant. As it says in the title a defendant defends themselves in the law suit or they are the ones that are being sued. A plaintiff is the person who brought up the lawsuit and is...

Most Dangerous Time to Drive

You should always be diligent when driving however there are some times that have been noted to be a bit more dangerous. The most high risk day to drive is Saturday. The most high risk month is August. Lastly the most at risk time of the day to drive is 5 p.m. to 7...