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Why Are Oilfield Truck Wrecks Happening?

By Gilbert Adams |

The oil and gas industry is a major part of the Texas economy. It’s not uncommon to see numerous oilfield trucks on the freeways morning and night, commuting to and from oil fields, refineries and pipelines. Oilfield truck wrecks, however, have been and continue to be a serious problem. When a tanker-trailer crashes, the… Read More »

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Debunking Common Myths Regarding Truckers and Truck Wrecks

By Gilbert Adams |

If you’ve been hurt in a collision with an eighteen-wheeler, a big rig, or any other commercial truck or vehicle, you are probably looking for help. Unfortunately, there is much disinformation on the internet or even from well-meaning friends and family members about truck crashes and legal claims. Below, we discuss and dispel a… Read More »

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Important Things to Know About Gas Explosions and Injuries

By Gilbert Adams |

Many devices in our homes, in our vehicles, in the workplace, and just about everywhere run on gas. Products that operate with a direct line of propane or natural gas are common and dangerous. Every year, people around the country are burned, injured or killed in gas explosions caused by defective products, poor installation,… Read More »

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What causes plant refinery explosions?

By Gilbert Adams |

Fires and explosions at oil refineries are generally catastrophic events, with the potential to injure or kill dozens or hundreds of workers in a single disastrous event. In addition to the risk of fatal or non-fatal injury from burns and smoke inhalation, plant workers harmed in an explosion might suffer concussions or broken bones… Read More »

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How to File a Bad Faith Insurance Claim

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Insurance companies are required to treat you fairly and evaluate your claim for coverage in good faith. If your claim is unreasonably denied, or if the insurer subjects you to other unfair and inappropriate treatment, you could have a claim for insurance bad faith. Read on for advice on how to build your case… Read More »

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Ways Insurers Can Be Liable for Bad Faith Insurance Practices

By Gilbert Adams |

Texas law requires insurance companies to treat policyholders and other interested parties fairly. If an insurance company commits fraud or otherwise acts in bad faith against its insured, the insurance company can be held liable for insurance bad faith. Injured parties that prove bad faith can recover the value of their policy coverage, litigation… Read More »

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What Are the Elements of a Bad Faith Insurance Claim in Texas?

By Gilbert Adams |

Insurance companies make money by collecting premiums, not by paying out on claims. Unfortunately, most insurers find any reason they can to deny a claim in an effort to avoid or delay payment of the claim. While insurers often seek to avoid or limit damages, they cannot use underhanded tactics to improperly deny or… Read More »

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What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

By Gilbert Adams |

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often discussed in connection with car crashes, slip and fall accidents and other personal injury matters. TBIs commonly result from traffic accidents and other accidents or trauma, but what actually is a TBI? How are they connected to concussions, comas, and other ailments? Read on to learn about traumatic… Read More »

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Brain Injuries and Important Signs and Symptoms

By Gilbert Adams |

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) commonly occurs after a traffic collision, slip and fall, or some other injurious event. While TBIs range from mild to severe, even a mild TBI can have significant and life-long consequences on the health and well-being of the injured party. Severe TBIs often cause lasting damage, significant functional limitations and… Read More »

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Common Injuries From Truck/Big Rig Accidents

By Gilbert Adams |

Collisions involving semi-trailers, tractor-trailers, eighteen-wheelers, big rigs, and other large trucks are extremely dangerous. Accident victims are likely to suffer severe injuries because of the weight, speed and force involved. Below, we discuss some of the common injuries suffered by truck accident victims in Texas. If you or someone you love has been hurt… Read More »

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