Categories for Personal Injury

Drivers throughout the state of Texas will encounter many different situations that can put either themselves or others in danger. While large 18-wheelers pose an obvious physical danger to standard pedestrian cars, those same pedestrian cars can pose a great danger to bicyclists or pedestrians on the roadway. It’s for that reason that there are laws governing the interactions between these two users of the...

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While living in Texas, we can count on plenty of sunny, warm days throughout the year, but every once in a while, mother nature likes to throw a curve ball with bad weather that can include hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, severe rain, and even snow and black ice. The most common bad weather that Texas drivers will face is due to severe rain, flooding, and thunderstorms,...

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Riding a motorcycle holds an undeniable appeal, but it can also be a nightmare as you face a myriad of unpredictable situations that can pose an immediate danger to your health and well-being. You need to remain hyper aware of everything that is going on around you, from the movement of passing cars and pedestrians to changing traffic signals or that driver on his cellphone....

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Any car wreck is a traumatic event that often causes a great deal of financial and medical hardships for those involved. But the results of an accident between a standard passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler or semi-truck can be absolutely devastating. Some of the most severe roadway accidents occur due to the involvement of large vehicles like semi-trucks and tractor trailers. These trucks often weigh...

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For most motorcyclists in the state of Texas, their motorcycle is much more than a mode of transportation—it represents an important hobby, passion, and pastime in their lives. If you fall into this group of people, or are yourself new to the world of motorcycles, then it is imperative that you understand several Texas laws that apply specifically to motorcycles. Being aware of the following...

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Electrical accidents pose a serious risk to many workers in the state of Texas, but this risk is particularly large for those working in the construction sector, which is already among the most dangerous work environments. According to statistics, nearly 1 in 5 workers deaths in the United States occurs among construction workers. These risks come from many factors, including the exposure to heights and...

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According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), nearly 500 motorcyclists were killed throughout the state in 2016, among the thousands of accidents and injuries that occur involving a motorcycle every year. While there’s no denying the appeal of motorcycles among their many enthusiastic users who love the freedom and connection with the road that is only offered on the back of a motorcycle, it...

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Driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) is one of the most common criminal offenses in the United States, and many otherwise law-abiding citizens have found their lives unraveled by the consequences of drunk driving. Drunk driving is a serious offense that not only poses a great danger to the individual drinking, but to anyone else who may be out on the...

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Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol impaired driver, which accounts for just over 10,000 deaths every single year, or one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. While the problem of drunk driving has diminished in the past few decades, there is still a staggering amount of damage caused by drunk driving, with an...

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You are most likely familiar with the terms DUI and DWI, which are often used interchangeably. DUI is shorthand for driving under the influence and DWI stands for driving while intoxicated, and both terms concern the use of a vehicle while not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties thanks to a drug or alcohol. While the terms are colloquially used interchangeably, they...

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There are hundreds of thousands of personal injury claims filed in the United States each year, the purpose of which is to compensate people for injuries or harm caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person or corporation. This compensation is meant to recover damages from lost wages, medical bills, or even emotional injury and suffering. Personal injury claims cover a wide range of...

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Following an accident that has resulted in an injury to yourself or a loved one, you may be left confused or angry, and you may find yourself asking how you can hold someone accountable for what has happened. Many of those who have suffered injuries turn to a personal injury claim, which is a civil lawsuit brought against the person or entity responsible for causing...

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Thousands of Texans are involved in both minor and catastrophic car accidents every year throughout the Lone Star State. Being involved in an auto accident in Texas, or anywhere else for that matter, can be a traumatic and painful experience. You may see your insurance rates skyrocket, medical bills pile up, and even experience lost wages as you deal with the fallout of an auto...

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It goes without saying that being involved in an any sort of auto accident can be an emotionally trying and traumatic experience, even if you haven’t suffered a severe injury. You may be filled with a range of emotions from shock, anger, or fear as you ask yourself “Why did this happen to me?” But it is important to try and maintain your composure following...

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If you were injured due to the negligence of someone else, whether it was a business or an individual, and you’re considering a lawsuit, you’re likely wondering how pain and suffering is calculated in a settlement. This could even be a determining factor on if you want to push forward with your case. While we can give you some guidelines on how these settlement amounts...

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If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, and you’re waiting to find out how much you’ll be compensated for your injuries and the damages your bike received, then you’re likely wondering how an insurance company comes up with a final number. There aren’t too many differences between how an insurance company treats a motorcycle accident, compared to a car accident, but there are some...

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The statistics involving cargo-related accidents in the United States are staggering each year, with close to 100,000 vehicle accidents involving large trucks and busses, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Often, those that have been involved in truck accidents get injured, and in some cases, killed, with about five percent of truck-related accidents ending in death. In these types of road accidents,...

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If you’ve been the victim of an accident, especially a hit-and-run accident, there are several things you should do to help you and your legal representation in getting compensation for any injuries or lost wages you might have suffered. Motorcycle drivers have just as many rights as car and truck drivers, and you must take the following steps in order to protect yourself and your...

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If you’ve been involved with an accident at work, you might be confused over your rights and what steps you should take – you feel an allegiance to your workplace, which is completely natural. Your instincts might be to minimize the issue, because you don’t want anyone to get in trouble, you don’t want to cost the company money, and you don’t want to jeopardize...

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Getting into a car or motorcycle accident is a traumatic event all by itself, especially if you endured any injuries or your vehicle was greatly damaged. Luckily, that’s exactly what auto insurance is for – whether it’s your own car insurance or the other person involved, in the case they were at fault. Their insurance will help pay medical bills, get your car back in...

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Accidents with distracted drivers are becoming one of the greatest concerns on the roads over the past decade as smartphones offer drivers more things to draw their attention from the road. The Center For Disease Control and Prevention estimates that eight people are killed every day in the United States as a result of a vehicular accident caused by distracted drivers. At Fears Nachawati, the...

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Employees for railroad companies and their independents are protected under a different regulation than workers’ compensation. The Federal Employers’ Liability Act provides compensations for railroad workers and their dependents when they are injured as a result of the railroad company’s negligence. While there aren’t as many accidents occurring to railroad workers compared to workers in many other vocations, there are still thousands. And among those...

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One of the biggest mistakes someone can make after being in a truck accident is to treat it like you were just in a car accident, and not in an incident with an 18-wheeler that has far more regulations involving its operation. A good San Antonio truck accident attorney knows the different laws that govern truck drivers and the trucking companies that manage their fleet....

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Texas has over 300,000 miles of public roads and highways, which is by far, more miles than any other state in the country – and nearly double that of second-place California. The state connects the southeast with the southwest, and with several major cities, like Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin, and people are frequently traveling here from out of state. This is partially why...

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If you were in a car accident recently, and you’re considering talking with a Houston auto accident law firm, you might want to request a copy of your auto accident report ahead of time. Many law firms can do this for you, but having a copy ahead of time is smart. Naturally, our bodies and minds weren’t built for having to deal with an auto...

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Before we take a deeper look into some common insurance company tricks, it’s important to realize that they are in the business of making money. While some of their tactics might seem underhanded, squeezing money out of the hands of those that are injured, understand that there are also a lot of people committing insurance fraud, squeezing them back. As a Houston personal injury law...

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Throughout recent history, regulations on truck driving have caused a lot of changes in the trucking industry, which has often times meant a truck driver shortage. A truck driver shortage is usually an indication that experienced truck drivers are leaving the industry, and they’re not being replaced at a fast enough rate. Finding qualified drivers becomes a problem not just for the truck driving industry,...

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A personal injury lawsuit against someone or against an insurance company has many intricate variables that decide how much, if any, a person should be paid in compensation for pain and suffering. An injury claim is difficult to have a dollar value placed on it because it’s not always a cut-and-dry situation of someone being 100-percent at fault, and the costs being completely transparent on...

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Getting injured on the job causes several different emotions inside us. We feel bad because we want to help our employer, and this could take time away from us working. We feel mad because we likely shouldn’t have been injured, and the company should have corrected the situation before we got hurt. We feel guilty for theoretically biting the hand that feeds us. We feel...

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Do you need an Austin motorcycle accident lawyer because you or a family member has recently been injured in a motorcycle accident? Motorcycle owners know first-hand how much more dangerous the road can be because of negligent drivers and people unconcerned with others on the highways. At Fears Nachawati Law Firm, we have extensive experience handling motorcycle accidents, helping those motorcycle drivers get acknowledgment in...

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Over 4,000 workers are killed on the job every year in the United States, and there are more than 3 million people that are non-fatally injured while at work each year. If you happen to be one of those people dealing with such an incident this year, you are probably looking for a Fort Worth work injury attorney, like Fears Nachawati Law Firm. But there...

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Millions of people are injured on the job every year in America, and thousands of people are accidentally killed each year. As a San Antonio work injury attorney, the law firm of Fears Nachawati Law Firm helps many of those people and their families. Far too often, the families of the people injured or killed do not get the representation they need, which means they...

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Anyone living in Dallas knows that traffic can get crazy, which often results in motor vehicle accidents. When one happens to you, you want the best Dallas auto accident law firm to work for you, and not for the owner of the other car. Unfortunately, car accidents are a just part of our daily lives, whether we are driving around them, dealing with the traffic...

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Anyone that has been in a motorcycle accident needs as much help as they can get, both medically and legally. In the state of Texas, a Houston motorcycle accident law firm, like Fears Nachawati Law Firm, can help victims get the compensation they’re seeking, as well as file any claims with their insurance companies. Unfortunately, as exciting and free-spirited driving a motorcycle is, there are...

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Whether you were in a truck accident yourself, or you a loved one was injured in an accident, finding the right Dallas truck accident law firm to represent you and your family is important during this very difficult time. It can be very difficult to not only know what steps to take next, but to even know where you should turn during this confusing and...

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If you’ve recently been in a car accident, and you don’t believe it was your fault, you might be wondering how much compensation you’re entitled to. Many injuries might not manifest themselves for days or even weeks after a car accident. That means the compensation you ask for early on might not truly represent the damages suffered by the negligence of others. There are actually...

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When people are injured at their workplace, they’re often conflicted on how to react afterward. This is the place that pays them, and they’ve been working to help make this company a success.  So, what do you do when you suddenly find yourself opposite them after a workplace injury? Does hiring a Dallas work injury attorney to represent you against your employer make sense, or...

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When you’re injured because of someone else’s negligence, you know you’ve been wronged, and you need someone to help you plead your case to be compensated for your pain and suffering. Whether you’re looking for an Austin personal injury attorney or a lawyer outside of Texas, you need to make sure you do your own due diligence in order to find a competent team to...

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Motorcycle accidents are altogether too common, and they also happen to cause more injuries than traditional car accidents, considering at least one motorist is on the outside of their vehicle. While most incidents happen because the person driving the car or truck doesn’t see the motorcyclist, many of those people will try to say the motorcycle accident is the fault of the person on the...

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Your safety on the highways and roads of this country should be very important to both yourself and your family. They want you to get home safely just as much as you want them to get home safely. But the dangers of “road rage,” which is defined as violent anger and stress caused by frustration involved with driving, is something we need to learn how...

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