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What do you do if you’re in a car wreck?

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What do you do if you’re in a car wreck? I recently had a friend get in a wreck, and when discussing it with my 18 year old son, my son told me he wouldn’t know what to do. So I’ve failed as a parent. Not only have I not taught him something important, but…

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Congrats! Brooks Schuelke was named to the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers List

We are pleased to announce that Brooks has been selected to the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the state. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of…

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Personal Injury Lawyers As Storytellers

I spent part of today on Zoom (of course) helping some University of Texas Law students tell their stories. Why, you may ask. Because stories are our currency. Stories are how we help convey what happened to harm our clients or how our clients are hurt. Stories help us convey the pain or the limitations…

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Children’s Settlements: Why Can’t I Get The Money Right Away?

When we settle a minor’s claims, parents are sometimes surprised to learn that the children don’t get the money right away. Instead, the money is typically either deposited with the court until the child turns 18 or used to buy a structured settlement. A structured settlement is an annuity that pays a child a set…

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Boy Scouts, Lawsuits, & Bankruptcy: My Thoughts

This week brings news that the Boy Scouts of America filed bankruptcy. And I have to admit that I have mixed feelings on the subject. While a membership decline has helped contribute to the financial problems, the Boy Scouts’ bankruptcy filing is almost exclusively due to financial pressures faced from lawsuits filed by victims of…

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Concussions: A Lesson From Iraq Bombings

I don’t want to get into politics, but there is a real lesson for personal injury victims in a recent news story. As you probably know, the United States killed an Iranian official. To retaliate, on January 8, 2020, Iran fired missiles on US bases in Iraq. The United States’ immediate response was that no…

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RBI Austin – Giving Back

Each year, we end the year by giving several donations to non-profits that we support. This year, one of the organizations we donated to was inspired by my son. This spring, Ryan, my 16 year old son, tried out for the RBI Austin 18 year old regional baseball team. Not only did Ryan make the…

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Are you in good hands with Allstate?

We have long written about problems with Allstate and other insurance companies. A news story out of Atlanta confirms that the Allstate issues aren’t just in Texas or Central Texas. Watch the story to learn more. In the meantime, if you’ve been involved in a car wreck, and your claim involves Allstate, give us a…

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Austin ISD Working To Reduce Bus Wrecks

Austin ISD Working To Reduce Bus Crashes As I was working on a bus crash case, I received an article from the Austin American Statesman about the Austin ISD taking efforts to reduce bus wrecks. I certainly applaud this effort.  The article notes that in the first five months of 2019, there have been 99…

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Goodbye Jillian; Welcome (back) April

Today is one of those horrible, no good, very bad days. It finally happened. After more than a decade of working with me, my wonderful assistant Jillian notified me in May that she was leaving.  This is great news for Jillian.  Her husband’s business is taking off, and Jillian is leaving to go to work…

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