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Why File a Police Report After a Car Crash?

 Posted on October 06, 2021 in Car Accidents

IL injury attorneyAfter a car accident, it can be hard to think clearly. You might be in shock and have trouble remembering what you need to do between moving your car off the road, making sure everyone is okay, and trying to get insurance information from the other driver. One step should never be skipped - filing a police report. In Texas, drivers involved in an accident are required to report the crash to police if someone is injured, or if there is more than $1,000 in property damage. Beyond that, it is a good idea for preserving your claim should you later decide to seek compensation. If you have been hurt in a car crash, calling an attorney soon after the accident should also be a priority.

How Can a Police Report Help?

Besides keeping you out of legal trouble for failing to report an accident, there are a few reasons you should always file a police report after a car crash. A police report is sometimes the single most important piece of evidence in car crash litigation. Even if you do not think you will want to pursue compensation, it is important to have the police take a report anyway. Here is why:

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When Negligence Causes Stairway Accidents

 Posted on September 23, 2021 in Catastrophic Injuries

Carrollton Catastrophic Injury LawyerThe owner or manager of a building that includes a stairway has a duty to maintain that stairway in a safe condition. When they fail, very serious accidents can occur. Life-altering harm like spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries can occur when a person falls down the stairs. In some tragic cases, stairway accidents can even be fatal. If you or a loved one has been injured on an unsafe stairway, a lawyer may be able to recover compensation. It is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after a stairway accident. 

What is Considered a Dangerous Condition on a Stairway? 

A number of conditions can render a stairway unsafe, and the premises owner is responsible for making sure these conditions do not exist. The premises owner may be found negligent and ordered to compensate the injured parties if any of the following dangerous conditions exist: 

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What Are Delayed Injuries After a Car Crash? 

 Posted on September 09, 2021 in Car Accidents

Carrollton Personal Injury AttorneyRight after you have been in a car accident, you may be feeling a rush of emotions. You are likely experiencing an adrenaline rush, which can act as a natural painkiller and make injuries harder to notice. Even if you do not feel pain right away, or see any visible marks on your body, you may still be injured and it is even possible that those injuries are serious. Symptoms of some injuries may not appear for hours or even days. 

It is very important to get in contact with an attorney as soon as possible after an accident, whether you initially think you are injured or not. A knowledgeable car crash attorney will be able to begin preserving evidence that may be vital if you decide to file a claim later. 

What Car Crash Injuries Might Have Delayed Symptoms? 

Even if you did get medical care soon after the accident and did not seem to be injured, you should remain vigilant for new symptoms over the next several days. Injuries that may not appear immediately include: 

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What Are the Symptoms of a Serious Brain Injury?

 Posted on August 26, 2021 in Catastrophic Injuries

TX injury lawyerThere are multiple types of catastrophic injuries that can have drastic effects on a person’s short-term and long-term health. Brain injuries can be especially harmful, but they are not always easy to recognize, since their symptoms can sometimes be delayed. When a person suffers a blow to the head in a situation such as a car accident or work accident, the full effects of their injury may not become known until days or weeks after they were initially injured. By understanding the symptoms a person may experience and the long-term ramifications of an injury, a victim and their loved ones can take legal action to pursue compensation from the person or parties who were responsible.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

A traumatic brain injury or TBI involves damage to brain tissue resulting from a blow to the head or a strong jolt to the body that causes the brain to move around inside the skull. This may result in bruising of the brain, torn brain tissue, or serious bleeding, which can put pressure on the brain and cause additional damage. A mild traumatic brain injury may result in symptoms such as headaches, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, confusion, temporary memory loss, or loss of consciousness. These symptoms will usually last for a short period of time, typically around a few days to a week.

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3 Common Types of Driver Negligence Can That Lead to Motorcycle Accidents

 Posted on August 12, 2021 in Car Accidents

TX accident lawyerOf the different types of motor vehicle accidents that can occur, motorcycle crashes are some of the most dangerous. Motorcyclists have little in the way of protection, and if they are struck by a car or truck, they are likely to be seriously injured in the initial impact. They may also suffer additional injuries if they are thrown from their motorcycle and strike the ground, other vehicles, or objects near the road. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are often blamed for collisions, even though an accident is much more likely to be caused by a driver who acted negligently. Victims of motorcycle accidents can protect their rights by working with an attorney who can help them recover compensation from the driver who was responsible for their injuries and damages.

Negligence Leading to Motorcycle Crashes

When drivers do not take the proper care to drive safely, they can put themselves at risk, but they also increase the risks of injuries to others. Motorcyclists may be injured in accidents that occur because of driver negligence such as:

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Can I File an Injury Claim If I Was Hurt in a Distracted Driving Accident?

 Posted on July 16, 2021 in Distractive Driving

Distracted driving Attorney Irving, TXDistracted driving is known to be one of the most common causes of car accidents these days. In fact, in 2018 alone, more than 2,800 people were killed and approximately 400,000 people were injured in accidents that were caused by a distracted driver. If you were recently injured in a distracted driving accident, consider speaking to a personal injury lawyer about your legal options.

Common Types of Distractions Drivers Face

One of the most common types of distractions for drivers is cell phone use. According to a study conducted by Zendrive, 69 million drivers use their smartphones behind the wheel each day. It is estimated that drivers are on their phones for 1 minute and 52 seconds for each hour they are driving. At night, drivers use their phones for 30 seconds longer than that.

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Can Defective Auto Parts Result in Car Accidents?

 Posted on July 08, 2021 in Defective Products

Dallas Defective Parts AttorneyCar accidents do not always result from driver error, like distracted driving or speeding. Sometimes a defective auto part is to blame. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that as many as 44,000 car accidents occur each year because of car defects. If you were injured in a vehicle crash caused by a faulty car part, you may be entitled to receive compensation. 

Common Types of Defective Car Parts

Vehicles are made up of thousands of parts that have to work together. If one part is defective, it can lead to an accident. Here are several examples of faulty auto parts and how they can result in collisions.

  • Tires - If a vehicle’s tires are defective, they can blow out, causing a driver to lose control of the vehicle and get into an accident. The vehicle can also roll over if there is a tire blowout.

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When Is an Animal’s Owner Responsible for Dog Bite Injuries?

 Posted on June 23, 2021 in Dog Bites

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There are many situations where a person may be injured through no fault of their own, and in these cases, a victim will want to determine whether someone else was responsible for the harm they have suffered. Dog bites often fall into this category, and because they can inflict serious harm on a person, a victim may look to recover compensation from the dog’s owner. However, it is important to understand the situations where an owner will be liable for injuries inflicted by their animal. By working with a personal injury attorney, a person can determine their best legal options for holding a dog’s owner responsible for their injuries and damages.

Liability for Dog Bite Injuries in Texas

Texas uses what is sometimes called the “one bite free” rule when it comes to dog bites. That is, the state’s laws allow a dog’s owner to be held liable if they knew that their dog was dangerous and the dog attacked someone without being provoked and inflicted serious bodily injuries or caused wrongful death

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How Driver Fatigue Can Lead to Commercial Truck Wrecks

 Posted on June 11, 2021 in Truck Accidents

Carrolton truck accident lawyer for driver fatigueDrowsy driving is a problem that affects many people, and when someone nods off or falls asleep while behind the wheel, this can lead to a dangerous collision. Drowsy driving is even more dangerous for drivers of large semi-trailer trucks since truck accidents are likely to result in serious injuries for people in other vehicles. Unfortunately, driver fatigue is a common issue that affects truck drivers. Those who have been injured in collisions caused by a drowsy or fatigued truck driver will need to work with an attorney to determine how they can hold the driver and/or the trucking company that employed them liable for their damages.

The Dangers of Truck Driver Fatigue

Drowsy driving can have a major impact on a person’s ability to drive safely. Truck drivers who fall asleep behind the wheel may collide with other vehicles or pedestrians, run other cars or trucks off the road, or collide with obstacles, which can result in rollover accidents that affect multiple other vehicles. 

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7 reasons why intersections are so dangerous

 Posted on May 28, 2021 in Uncategorized


When the light turns green, you remove your foot from the brake and drive into the intersection. Suddenly, a vehicle from your right races through the intersection because the driver is trying to beat the light that has already turned red. It may have been a near miss, but perhaps you weren’t so lucky.

Intersections are among the most common places for accidents to occur. In fact, the Federal Highway Administration reports that about half of all motor vehicle accidents happen at intersections, and almost all of them are the result of a driver making a terrible mistake. If you are recovering from injuries resulting from an intersection crash or you lost a loved one in such a tragedy, you likely want answers to your questions, particularly when it comes to knowing who is responsible.

What goes wrong?

Even in a quiet Dallas County neighborhood, chances are that there is a lot going on at any intersection. Not only might there be traffic coming from any direction, but a driver may also have to deal with children playing, pedestrians, people on bikes, directional signs, animals and other factors. Additionally, many drivers have their own distractions inside the vehicle, which increases the chances of an accident. The most common reasons why crashes occur at intersections include the following:

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