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Third-Party Claims Arising From On-the-Job Injuries

By Gilbert Adams |

Unlike many states, Texas law does not require employers to carry workers’ compensation. If you are injured on the job and your employer does not have workers’ comp, you will likely need to present your claim to demonstrate their negligence just as you would any other personal injury defendant. If your employer does have… Read More »

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Left Turn Accidents in Texas: Who is at Fault?

By Gilbert Adams |

Sometimes, the circumstances leading up to car accidents are clear, e.g. a drunk driver ran through a red light, hitting drivers or pedestrians who were following the rules. In other cases, reconstructing the accident and appropriately apportioning fault can be more complex. With rear-end accidents, it’s typically the driver in the back who is… Read More »

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Reasons You Should Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

By Gilbert Adams |

If you’ve been injured in a car collision, a fall, or in any other manner for which someone else may be liable, you’ve probably asked yourself: Should I hire a lawyer? Can I handle the case myself and save the cost of hiring an attorney? While you are legally allowed to represent yourself in… Read More »

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Interstate vs. Intrastate Trucking

By Gilbert Adams |

The two terms look and sound nearly identical: interstate trucking and intrastate trucking. However, they are different and the distinction matters. If you’ve been in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, the difference between whether the at-fault driver was engaged in interstate or intrastate commerce driving can be a vital factor in your personal… Read More »

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Distracted Driving: How Dangerous is it to Use a Cell Phone and Drive?

By Gilbert Adams |

Since the turn of the millennium, distracted driving has rapidly grown to become one of the biggest dangers on roadways across the country. By some accounts, distracted driving as a result of cell phone use has become even more dangerous than driving while intoxicated or impaired. Sending a text while in the middle of… Read More »

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Commercial Vehicle vs. Car Collision

By Gilbert Adams |

There are a number of major differences when you have been involved in a collision with a commercial vehicle (including tractor-trailers, work trucks or vans, or any vehicle driven by an employee of a business) as opposed to a traditional passenger car. Additional rules and regulations apply, additional parties may be liable for your… Read More »

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Economic and Noneconomic Damages in a Personal Injury Case

By Gilbert Adams |

If you’ve been harmed by someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for a significant monetary award from the at-fault party. In order to maximize your potential recovery, it’s important to understand the types of damages that may be available to you. Continue reading to learn about the economic and noneconomic damages available in… Read More »

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What Are Dangerous Property Conditions?

By Gilbert Adams |

Not every person injured on someone else’s property has a right to bring a personal injury lawsuit. So-called “premises liability” claims require proof of additional factors, including that the owner or manager failed to do something that they should have done in order to protect the person injured or warn about the dangerous condition…. Read More »

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What is a Jackknife Truck Accident?

By Gilbert Adams |

Trucking is a vital industry for the Texas and national economies. Semis (eighteen-wheelers or tractor-trailers) and other large trucks do, however, create a significant hazard for other drivers on the road. Any number of things can go wrong when operating a large truck, from driver error, lack of training, maintenance failures, to inclement weather… Read More »

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After an Oilfield Accident: What to Do

By Gilbert Adams |

Oilfield accidents are serious and require specialized knowledge and discovery. Oilfield explosions or fires can lead to severe burn and brain injuries and trauma, expensive medical bills, and impair your ability to work in the future. If you’ve been hurt in an oilfield accident, whether you were on the job or just passing by,… Read More »

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