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What Happens When There Are Multiple Defendants?

  If there are multiple defendants in a lawsuit in Texas, the outcome of a case is not as clear as with two-party lawsuits. Generally, a jury or a judge …

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Texas Seat Belt Laws

    Texas laws regarding seat belt use are contained in Transportation Code Chapter 545. There are fines and penalties for failing to use seat belts and separate provisions dealing …

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Houston Personal Injury Settlements Fact vs. Fiction

Most personal injury claims in Houston, Texas, will settle at some point before a trial. Settling a case involves negotiations for a reasonable resolution that both sides can live with. …

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How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Claim in Houston, TX?

If you’ve been the unfortunate victim of a car accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s important to fully understand any restrictions on bringing a claim or lawsuit. This guide details …

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Negligent Hiring of Truck Drivers

Truck drivers play an essential role in the health of our economy. The trucking industry is worth around $700 billion and makes up around 5% of the total full-time jobs …

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How to Make a Car Accident Claim With Liberty Mutual

When you get into an accident, you have so much to consider. Your first thought is to ensure you, and anyone in the car is okay. Then, you talk to …

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What You Need to Know About Dealing with an Insurance Adjuster on a Personal Injury Claim

The adjuster is not on your side! The larger your personal injury claim, the more likely the adjuster contacting you will be nice and friendly. The smaller your claim appears …

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What is a Black Box and How Can it Impact my Accident Case?

Most newer cars in the U.S. today have event recorders or event data recorders, also known as black boxes. The information they provide is vital in many personal injury lawsuits. …

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Drunk Driving Accidents and Jail Time in Texas

  Many drivers may know that driving while intoxicated (DWI) or simply driving and drinking can have many consequences. This article addresses some of the consequences in Texas if you …

Truck Mechanical Failures
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What are the Most Common Mechanical Failures for Big Rigs?

As drivers on the road in Texas, we will likely be near a big rig during our travels. Houston is a major truck transportation hub, so it is no surprise …

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What To Do When The Adjuster Won’t Return Your Calls After An Accident

It is unbelievable the number of telephone calls we get with the same complaint, the “adjuster will not return our phone calls.” Many people do not want to hassle with …

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How to Make a Claim with Geico After a Car Accident

A car accident can be devastating and, at the same time, confusing. In addition to the physical and mental pain associated with the injuries, the accident can have profound financial …