Auto Accidents

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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Uber Self-Driving Car Fatality – A Follow Up

Last week, I had a post outlining the potential legal claims arising from the Uber self-driving car fatality in Arizona. I wanted to update it, because there have been several new articles that have come out that back up my analysis about those who might have potential responsibility. First, I noted that a potential defendant…

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Uber Self-Driving Car Death — A Potential Law School Exam Question

By now, you’ve probably heard about the death that resulted from a car wreck involving an Uber self-driving car.  The tragic facts surrounding the wreck would make a great law school exam question. What do I mean by that?  In law school, exam questions were designed to present as many complicating issues in a case…

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What To Make Of The New NFL Brain Injury Study

Yesterday, a new study on brain injuries in NFL players that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association made news. As you may have heard, the study looked at brains of 111 former NFL players, and 110 of the brains had evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). I’ve been trying to process…

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Driverless Car Drama

We obviously represent a lot of people who are injured in car wrecks so I’m always interested in what happens on the driverless car front.  This story  presenting real life drama and corporate espionage in the driverless car industry in today’s Austin American Statesman caught my attention. The story centers on the relationship between Uber…

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Emergency Room Not Diagnosing A Concussion, Revisited

A few months ago, I wrote a short article describing why emergency rooms do such a bad job at diagnosing concussions/brain injuries: The emergency room didn’t say anything about a concussion. Does that mean I don’t have a brain injury? Recently, I came across a study that really quantifies the problem I discussed. The study, primarily…

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