Can Family Members Sue After a Houston Auto Accident?

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When a person is injured in a Texas motor vehicle collision, the crash victim may be entitled to monetary compensation for accident losses.  Unfortunately, some car accidents are fatal and victims are not able to pursue a claim for damages from the person responsible for causing the accident since the victim is killed in the collision.  When someone dies, this does not mean that the driver who caused the fatality is not held accountable for losses. There are circumstances when family members sue … [Read more...]

What if You Were Driving Without Insurance and Were Involved in an Accident?

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Every driver in Texas is legally required to have motor vehicle insurance. Drivers are obligated to have coverage in case they get into an accident and cause injury to someone else. Your liability policy will pay for losses that you cause others to experience if your carelessness, negligence, or violation of traffic laws results in a motor vehicle accident. If you are driving without insurance and were involved in an accident, you could face serious legal issues.  However, it will be important … [Read more...]

What Should You Do If You are Injured by a Product?

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When you buy and use a product, you have the right to expect that it will be fit for its intended purpose and that you will be warned of any potential risks and dangers. You likely use thousands of products every day, from the car you drive to the medicine you take.  You need to be able to count on those products not causing you harm.  Unfortunately, there are times when defective and dangerous products make it to the marketplace. From toys with lead paint to medical devices that malfunction, … [Read more...]

What is a Defective Product Liability Claim?

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Tort laws give victims of injuries the right to recover compensation from those who are responsible for causing harm. A victim of a tort can file a lawsuit against an individual or an organization. In some cases, government agencies can be sued as well.  Tort victims must prove that the defendant had some responsibility, that the defendant failed in that responsibility, and that injury occurred as a direct result of the failure.  There are different types of tort claims, with different … [Read more...]

How Do I Know if I Have a Defective Product Case?

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Manufacturers have to make sure that the products they release are safe. Not only must the products live up to any express warranties, but they also must live up to implied warranties. This means that the product must work as intended for its advertised purpose. Manufacturers are expected to do any necessary testing in order to protect the public. This is true for cars, for toys, for medicines, for medical devices, and for every other product that consumers may buy on the marketplace.    If a … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know About Auto Accidents in Houston

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Motor vehicle crashes happen every day in Houston and throughout the state of Texas. These crashes can sometimes cause property damage only, but in many cases the collisions result in temporary or permanent injury. In the most tragic of collisions, death results from the wreck.  When an auto accident happens, victims of the crash need to understand how Texas law applies to their situation. Texas is a fault state when it comes to motor vehicle accidents. Drivers are all required to have … [Read more...]

Does Every Houston Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?

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Victims who sustain injury may be entitled to receive compensation by making a damage claim. If you or someone that you love has been hurt, you need to know what is involved in making a claim and how to pursue a case.    Many people are worried about going to court to get the money they need after an injury. Fortunately, in many situations, you do not have to. It is very common for a Houston personal injury case to be resolved without going to trial. An experienced injury lawyer at Abbott, Clay … [Read more...]

How is the Value of a Personal Injury Claim Calculated?

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When someone is legally responsible for causing your injuries, you should be able to make a successful personal injury claim. Injury claims are resolved through negotiated settlements, which means that a certain amount of compensation is paid by the insurer in exchange for you signing a liability release. Injury claims may also be resolved through a court trial where damages are awarded to you after you have proved your case to a judge or to a jury. Whether your case settles or you go to court, … [Read more...]

Are Trucking Accident Cases Different Than Other Vehicle Accident Claims?

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Whenever you are involved in a motor vehicle collision, it is important that you understand what your legal rights are. This may be especially true if you are involved in a  crash with a large commercial motor vehicle. A commercial truck accident is different in many ways than a typical collision involving two passenger vehicles.   Trucking accident cases are different than other vehicle accident claims because the truck crash may cause more damages; because it may be easier to prove liability … [Read more...]

How Long Will it Take For my Case to Settle?

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When you have suffered an injury in a motor vehicle accident or you have otherwise been injured as a result of negligence or wrongdoing, you have the legal right to make a claim for compensation. You must be able to show the defendant was responsible for harming you and you must understand the legal process necessary to recover monetary damages for losses.   While some personal injury or wrongful death claims are resolved in court, most settle. In order for your case to settle, the defendant … [Read more...]