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Slip & Fall Accidents and Major Injuries

Slip-and-fall accidents are sudden and seem to be unavoidable: we are never prepared for the nasty surprise of slipping, stumbling, falling, and hitting the floor with enough impact to break a bone. Usually, slips and falls are caused by unexpected obstacles in our environments, such as water or oil on the floor, unseen low obstacles,…
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Will I Pay Taxes on My Personal Injury Settlement?

According to the IRS (Publication 4345), “If you receive a settlement for personal physical injuries or physical sickness and did not take an itemized deduction for medical expenses related to the injury or sickness in prior years, the full amount is non-taxable. Do not include the settlement proceeds…” when you prepare your income tax returns.…
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Personal Injury and the Texas Statute of Limitations

In Texas as in other states, you are expected to claim damages for an injury accident in a timely manner. If you don’t, your time will run out.  This time-limiting law is known as the “statute of limitations.” States have several different statutes of limitations for different types of claims. The practical purpose of a statute of…
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Car Crash Injuries and Compensatory Damages

If you are injured in a vehicle crash, the accident can interfere with your daily life, your family and community relationships, and your career. Texas car accident laws recognize that individuals deserve financial payment for the costs of their injuries, known as “compensatory damages.” The Texas legal system can be difficult to navigate, and you…
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Truck Crashes: Causes and Risks

Trucks may have lower accident rates than cars, but truck crashes are more likely to cause fatalities. Trucking industry experts have noted that accident rates for larger trucks rose in 2018. Medium-duty truck accidents increased from 2017 to 2018. Deaths from large truck crashes reached their highest level in 29 years in 2017, according to…
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Your Car Crash: Choosing the Right Lawyer

When you have been injured in a car crash that you didn’t cause to happen, your friends and family will undoubtedly advise you to “talk to a lawyer.” That’s great advice, but it does not mean, “pick the first law firm you find on Google.” You might get a referral from someone you trust who…
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DO NOT GIVE A RECORDED STATEMENT

If you are injured in an accident, you more than likely will be called by the other driver’s insurance adjuster and asked to give a recorded statement, sometimes within an hour or two of the car accident before you truly know if you are injured. You do not have to, and you should not agree…
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GET THE MOST MONEY FOR YOUR WRECKED VEHICLE

After an accident, get what you deserve for your wrecked vehicle by knowing some of these pointers for negotiating a better settlement with the insurance company for your property damage. If your vehicle is not considered a “total” loss, then it will be repaired. Yes, you can select the body shop, collision center, or dealership…
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“FULL COVERAGE” Auto Insurance – Full May Not Be Full Enough

What exactly is “full coverage” auto insurance? It likely does not mean what you think it means. While there is no car insurance coverage that goes by the name “full coverage,” most individuals think of full coverage as an auto policy that combines the following: State-required liability or no-fault insurance coverage to cover bodily injury…
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PIP OVER MEDPAY ANY DAY

Recently, one of our clients who was injured in a car accident realized that she had made a costly mistake when choosing her own insurance coverage. The mistake: She chose to add Medical Payments coverage (MedPay) to her auto insurance policy instead of Personal Injury Protection coverage (PIP). Why is this a mistake?: Because MedPay…
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