Archive for August 2010
What Can You Learn About Brain Injuries And Concussions From The NFL?
Joe Smith, a client, was injured in a wreck. He came to me much later, and we were talking about the changes in his life after his car wreck. He mentioned several things, including the fact that he felt like he was upset with his wife and kids all the time. I asked if he…Read More
Car accidents have a habit of changing people’s lives
It only takes one quick second for a car accident to happen. That second may change your life forever. In the moment of time it takes to drop a dime, just as it leaves your fingers and before it starts its fall, a car crash can happen. It may forever alter the life you once…Read More
What Is My Car Worth?
Today is the second part of our video series related to car wreck property damage claims. When negotiating with the insurance company, it’s important to know the value of your car. In today’s short video, I discuss how you can learn what your car is worth. What Is My Car Worth? from brooks schuelke on…Read More
Can Facebook, Twitter or Other Social Media Sites Hurt Your Personal Injury Claim?
Can Facebook, Twitter, or other social media sites hurt your personal injury claim? You bet. I’ve long posted on this site that I think it’s critical that injured persons hire lawyers that belong to the Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association, a group of plaintiff’s lawyers around the state that share work and ideas to help…Read More
The scene of a trucking accident must be preserved
The evidence at the scene of a trucking accident is vital. It speaks to who is liable when the case goes to court. Within minutes after a trucking accident, police, investigators, company lawyers and medical personnel arrive to do their part in picking up the pieces; to figure out who was liable for the crash…Read More
Legal Malpractice Is Serious Business
When lawyers make mistakes, this is called legal malpractice. It’s their duty to serve their clients ethically. Lawyers owe their clients a certain level expertise, a duty, to provide ethical, professional and competent legal services. From time to time, a lawyer may breach these duties and harm a client. Actions that breach the duties owed…Read More
What State Is Succeeding In Reducing Trucking Accidents?
Kudos to public safety officials in Massachusetts for their hard work in reducing trucking accidents. Three of the biggest safety hazards presented by the trucking industry are (1) too heavy of loads — which makes it more difficult to safely control the trucks; (2) improperly maintained vehicles; and (3) truckers driving beyond the allowed number…Read More
Sioux City Sewer Workers — Another Example of The Dangers Of Working In Confined Spaces
What is the most dangerous part of most construction jobs? Working in confined spaces. Confined spaces present a number of dangers, including risks of fire, risks of suffocation, and risk of collapse (particularly in trenching situations). These types of injuries become all too frequent when employers try to cut corners on safety rules. Recently, a…Read More
Filing Personal Injury Accident Claims Requires Legal Assistance
A person filing a personal injury claim really needs the expertise of an attorney. This will ensure a fair settlement. Those who have been hurt in an accident have a variety of options to seek recompense for their injuries. The most frequently pursued avenue is filing a personal injury lawsuit asking for damages for their…Read More
Austin Balcony Collapse: A Case Study — Liability Of The Contractor
In the first two parts of this short balcony collapse series, I’ve looked at the potential liability of the owner and the liability of the engineer or architect that designed the balcony. Today, I’ll try and answer, “Does the builder or contractor have any potential liability relating to the balcony collapse?” And the answer is,…Read More