In 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSA) reported over 35,000 traffic fatalities in the U.S.A. The number represents an increase of over seven percent from the previous year. Nine of the ten U.S. regions all reported increases of death because of car accidents. The state of Texas is located in Region 6 of the NHTSA report. In 2015, Texas reported a decrease of one percent from the previous…Read More
What is a deposition in a lawsuit?
What is a Deposition? A deposition is an official court proceeding usually connected to a lawsuit which has been filed. The general purposes of a deposition are to investigate and establish what a witness or party knows concerning the matter involved in the lawsuit and to preserve that information in a form which can be used later if the lawsuit goes to trial. Depositions can also be used for pretrial…Read More
How can a car accident lawyer help my case?
Benefits of Hiring a Austin Car Accident Lawyer When you are injured due to no fault of your own in an auto accident, the people who are responsible must be held accountable. It is not wise to trust they will take care of you, regardless how much they promise because months or years from now when you are still suffering, they are going to hire a lawyer to get out…Read More
I was not wearing my helmet on my motorcycle, do i lose my case?
This is a probably the most frequently asked question after an accident where a motorcyclist is injured. Although many people believe that anyone injured in a motorcycle accident is unable to recover damages, this is not the case! In this post, a Austin personal injury lawyer explains why an injured motorcyclist who was not wearing a helmet can collect damages after an accident. Under Texas motor vehicle law, all cyclists…Read More
I Have Been Injured By A Drunk Driver. What Should I Do?
A 2015 report on the website 247wallst.com named Austin the drunkest city in Texas, with the state’s highest excessive drinking rate. It’s not surprising that, in 2013, over a third of the motor vehicle crashes in Nueces County were alcohol-related. In 2013, there were 12 fatal alcohol-related traffic accidents in the county. Unfortunately, it is a fact of modern life that people drive after they have been drinking, creating a…Read More
Pedestrian accident statistics in Austin
Each year, the number of pedestrian accidents in Austin seems to be rising. While this is alarming for residents of the area, it appears to be a problem across the entire country as the population explodes and more vehicles are on the roads that ever before. Last year over 65,000 pedestrians across the United States were injured by vehicles, and only California and Florida has more statewide pedestrian accidents than…Read More
5 things you must do after a car accident
Millions of car accidents happen throughout the world every year. Most of these accidents lead to property damage. But there are cases when personal injury occurs. These injuries may be minor or fatal. If you are involved in a car accident, you should know the following things to protect yourself. Call the police Even if the accident is not dangerous, you should call the police. You should have a police…Read More
3 types of compensation you can claim for medical negligence
When your health condition deteriorates due to medical negligence, you will be entitled to compensation. There are various kinds of compensation available depending on the nature of your case. 1. Economic damages These include medical expenses due to medical negligence, loss of income, loss of future earning capacity, and cost of rehabilitation. Economic damages also include the cost of replacement services. For example, household chores or child care services…Read More