Austin Personal Injury Blog

Scooter Injuries and Lawsuits On The Rise

31 Oct

It seems like you can’t go anywhere around Austin or any big city anymore without encountering something dangerous involving an electric scooter.  And if you read a paper or other publication, then you probably see articles about scooters as well. This weekend, my family went out to Los Angeles to see my daughter, and I…

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Dog Attack Trial — What Does A Jury Get To Hear?

19 Oct

Last week, I had a trial that received a little press because the defendant, Cedric Benson, is a former University of Texas and NFL running back. As a result, I’ve had a number of people read the articles from the local newspaper and then ask me questions about the case.  There have been a number…

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Swoop and Settle – Insurance Companies Strike Again

17 Oct

I have frequently written about the awful insurance company tactic of swoop and settle.  Far too often, insurance companies contact a car wreck or trucking wreck victim before the victim is represented by an attorney to try and settle the case immediately.  This typically results in a victim giving up the claim before the victim…

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Deposition Preparation: Your memory

13 Sep

When I’m getting clients prepared for their deposition, I typically have a meeting with them where I describe the deposition process, answer their questions about depositions, and then go over some deposition rules to help them get through the deposition. The first rule is always “Tell the truth”.  And I explain that for the vast…

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Personal Injury Law: A Nightmare Fight Over Hospital Bills

27 Aug

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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