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Labor Day is one of the biggest and most popular travel weekends of the summer in the Houston area. Over the holiday weekend, many Houstonians head to the beach, to barbecues, and to other outdoor activities. Along with the increased numbers of travelers on the roads, however, comes the risk of collisions with drunk drivers.
Hi there, I am a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston. Truck accidents reached an all-time low after the economic downturn in 2008. Since then, the trucking business has been steadily growing once more, and with it, more trucks are appearing on America’s highways. With those trucks comes a predictable rise in auto accidents involving truck drivers.
Road construction work helps maintain important infrastructure. Motorists need it to maintain, repair, and improve roads, bridges, and highways, which can fall into dangerous states of disrepair with time. However, the very nature of the construction process interrupts normal driving patterns and creates a serious risk of accidents.
Commercial vehicles are a vital part of our national economy. Flatbeds and semi-trucks haul everything from furniture to produce, and tankers transport petroleum from Houston’s many refineries out to the rest of the country, allowing people to enjoy a high standard of living. However, commercial vehicles are also quite dangerous.
Car accidents are stressful for both the victim and the person responsible. The victim needs money to pay mounting medical bills and replace lost wages, while the person responsible for the accident usually fears losing a lawsuit. For these reasons, both sides are tempted to settle a car accident dispute quickly, before they’ve had a chance to think about their best options.
Motorists involved in traffic accidents with commercial vehicles often suffer serious injuries and can live in near constant pain. Focusing on getting well and returning to work can take all of your family’s time and energy. What happens if you didn’t cause the accident? Fortunately, Texas law allows victims to sue trucking companies for their injuries, but it takes time and ...
Of all the injuries you can suffer in a traffic accident, a spinal cord injury is often the most devastating. Depending on the circumstances, you might lose the ability to walk or talk. You might have to give up your current job and take a different one, or you might not be able to work at all. Fortunately, victims can begin to pull their lives together, but it can take a lot o ...
After a car accident, you may feel a lot of pain and worry about your future. You may also feel overwhelmed getting to and from doctor’s appointments, keeping up with school or work, and just taking care of yourself. Probably the last thing you want to do is visit a lawyer at his office. However, a lawyer is necessary if you hope to get compensation for your injuries.
When a car accident injures you, you may receive compensation for some of your injuries. This compensation is called damages, and you can receive damages for both economic and non-economic injuries. Texas law allows you to receive several kinds of non-economic damages, but every situation is different.
According to a recent study, distracted drivers cause about 16 percent of highway deaths—to say nothing of catastrophic injuries, which can leave victims paralyzed or fighting for their lives. If you like to ride a motorcycle, then you are particularly vulnerable to injuries from a distracted driver, so always practice smart defensive driving.
Your answer: It depends on the phone. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation cracked down on truckers using cell phones and prohibited the use of hand-held devices. However, truckers can still use hands-free cell phones while driving, and they can also use hand-held devices if they pull over to the side of the road before beginning a conversation.
Many personal injury attorneys advertise via all types of media—the internet, television, billboards, and even radio. With so many attorneys claiming that they can help you, how do you know where to turn after an auto accident? Many people have no personal connections to an attorney or do not know anyone who was involved in a car accident case in the past.
Any type of traumatic injury can require ongoing medical care for some time—and car accident injuries are no different. You may need emergency treatment right after the accident, but during the following weeks, your doctor may suggest follow-up visits, visits to specialists, surgeries, physical therapy, and more. You may also need medications and medical equipment while you recover.
Every year, thousands of vehicles with faulty braking systems remain on the road without the awareness of drivers. Faulty braking systems contribute to an increased number of auto accidents, including rear-end collisions and fatalities in dangerous or unsafe driving conditions. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), a coalition of industry representatives and local, sta ...
In November, Personal Injury Attorney Stewart J. Guss, in cooperation with the Star of Hope Mission, launched a “Hats, Socks, and Gloves Drive” in order to help the homeless stay warm this winter. After successfully concluding the drive, his team recently distributed the donated items with Star of Hope staff.
For auto accident victims, the days after the crash are spent attending to medical needs, informing family and loved ones about the extent of injuries, notifying employers about the need to take time off, and getting vehicles repaired. These exhausting tasks can consume a lot of time, leaving little energy and attention to consider questions regarding the legal side of the acci ...
Millions of U.S. car accidents result in property damage as well as serious and even life-threatening injuries. Here are the most important things you should know if you are ever in an automobile accident: Stop the Car Never drive away from the scene of an accident, even if there’s no damage—this is your legal obligation.
Regrettably, thousands of truck accidents take place on the road every year. An accident with an 18-wheeler or other large truck, which weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and average 70 feet in length, can cause devastating injures. When passenger cars and 18-wheelers collide on the road, serious property damage as well as personal injuries inevitably follow, even at low vehicle speeds.