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Dog Bites and the Law in Texas

There’s no actual dog census, but in 2016 the American Veterinary Medical Association estimated that Texas has about 7.2 million dogs, more than any other state. Unfortunately, not every one of the millions is a good dog. Some of them are biters. What are your rights if you are injured by a bite from man’s…
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What Does the Legal Term “Negligence” Mean?

“Negligence” is a key term in state laws. Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute defines negligence as “a failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances.  The behavior usually consists of actions, but can also consist of omissions when there is some duty to act (e.g., a duty to help victims of one’s…
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How Safe Are Electric Scooters?

Electric scooters are appearing by the thousands on city streets and sidewalks. Some people advocate for the toy-like EVs as fun, convenient, cheap, and great for reducing pollution. Others, including many pedestrians, aren’t so sure. In May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presented the results of research on public health challenges, including…
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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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