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How to Avoid Being Hit by a Drunk Driver

By Gilbert Adams |

Drunk driving remains a dangerous problem on Texas roads causing many injuries and deaths every year. In 2018, 961 people were killed in drunk driving accidents in Texas, representing more than 25 percent of the total number of motor vehicle fatalities. Thousands more are seriously injured by drunk or impaired drivers each year. Below,… Read More »

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Why Get an Attorney After a Car Accident?

By Gilbert Adams |

A devastating car accident can leave you feeling like your life has been derailed. You may be facing mounting medical bills, vehicle repair costs, and other expenses, all the while unable to work and trying to recover from your injuries. Many car accident victims wonder whether hiring an attorney is worth the expense or… Read More »

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What is the Law for Booster Seats in Texas?

By Gilbert Adams |

Traffic safety laws for under-age children can vary significantly from state to state. While every state requires children of a certain age to use child safety seats for some period of time, state laws vary on where children can be located in the car, whether the seat must be forward or rear-facing and the… Read More »

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How Long do you Have to File a Claim for a Car Accident, Personal Injury or Wrongful Death?

By Gilbert Adams |

Most legal claims, whether they are civil claims or criminal prosecutions, have a time limit, which varies depending on the type of case. The time limit, known as the “statute of limitations,” establishes the period within which a claim may still be brought before it is considered too late regardless of the merits of… Read More »

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

By Gilbert Adams |

The freight industry is a vital part of the Texas and national economies. Truck driving is, however, dangerous, and large truck drivers pose unique dangers to everyone on Texas roadways beyond the typical risks that all drivers already face. Read on for some of the more common causes of truck accidents that differ from… Read More »

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Who all is Legally Liable for Damage caused by an 18-wheeler Collision?

By Gilbert Adams |

18-wheeler accidents can be more complicated than passenger-car collisions where multiple parties have contributed to the cause of the collision and are therefore legally responsible to the Victim and/or the Victim’s Family for the damages caused from the collision. Both in terms of property damage and injuries, the damages caused by 18-wheeler collisions can… Read More »

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Is Texas a No-Fault State for Auto Accidents?

By Gilbert Adams |

Different states have different legal procedures that determine the type of claim(s) available to you following a traffic accident.  In some states, the victim is prohibited from suing the negligent party or their insurer, regardless of fault.  In other states, you are permitted to file suit against the negligent driver, if a settlement is… Read More »

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TPC Plant Explosion Leads to Evacuation, Property Damage, Injuries

By Gilbert Adams |

Texas Petrochemical Group (TPC), a chemical plant in Jefferson County recently experienced multiple explosions, and the resulting fires continued burning for several days, leading to massive evacuations and claims ranging from property damage, personal injury, smoke and chemical inhalation, to interference with business operations.  Continue reading for details about the incident and the resulting… Read More »

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Ten Steps to Take if You Are in a Texas Car Crash

By Gilbert Adams |

It is important that you are prepared to protect your health and legal rights if you are involved in an automobile collision.  If you’ve never been in a car wreck, you may not be sure of what to do first. You’ll be on the right path of ensuring your legal rights are protected by… Read More »

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Preventable Auto Collision Claims Another Life in Southeast Texas

By Gilbert Adams |

A Beaumont man was killed recently in a motor vehicle collision on Highway 90 just west of Beaumont.  The accident represents another one of the dozens of persons involved in fatal automobile collisions in and around Beaumont each year, a relatively high number for a city with a population of just under 120,000.  Read… Read More »

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