Archive for August 2018

Personal Injury Law: A Nightmare Fight Over Hospital Bills

A recent NPR story uses a local teacher to tell of a hospital bill situation that we hear often. Drew Calvert, a teacher at Austin High School (where my son goes to school), had a heart attack while at home.  Fortunately, a neighbor was able to get Mr. Calvert to St. David’s Hospital, where Mr.…

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Austin and Texas Brain Injury Claims

We have had the pleasure of representing a number of clients who have sustained brain injuries.  We have represented professionals (including at least one lawyer and one nurse) whose lives were completely thrown upside by their injury and inability to perform their jobs.  And at the other end of the spectrum, we’ve represented retired persons…

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Texas Dog Bite And Animal Attack Claims

We have had the pleasure of representing a number of victims of animal attacks, with most of those claims being dog bite claims. These claims are serious injury claims. Regardless of how minor the physical injuries may appear, almost all dog bite claims are accompanied by significant mental distress.  Most people have an inate fear…

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Back To School: Watch Out For Dogs & Dog Attacks

It’s back to school time in Central Texas, and that means more kids walking and riding their bikes to schools.  Unfortunately, it also means an increased risk that these kids will be attacked by dogs as the kids head to school or the bus stop. Sadly, it has already started.  Unfortunately, a teenager in San…

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I’ve Been In A Wreck. Why Am I Getting Letters From Lawyers About A Lien?

I’ve heard from a number of clients recently who were in car wrecks and received scary letters from lawyers about various hospitals filing liens on the clients’ property.  Sometimes the lawyers’ letters tell the clients that the clients’ bills have gone to collections or that the hospital will be included on a settlement check.  Naturally,…

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Austin and Texas Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims

One focus of my practice has become representing victims in uninsured and underinsured motorist claims.  I literally speak to groups of lawyers throughout Texas trying to educate lawyers about the nuances of these claims.  They are much more complicated than many people think. Most of my speeches are in bigger cities.  I’ve spoken in Houston,…

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