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I’m spending a little time today preparing for a jury trial in a couple of weeks, and due to some circumstances, it got me thinking about the things about a case that a jury doesn’t get to know.  These issues sometimes come up when talking to new clients. One of the common comments I hear is, “If the…

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A mediation is a settlement conference led by a neutral third-party, the mediator. The mediator is often, but not always, a lawyer.  In Texas, most courts require you to go through a mediation before you can get a trial in your case. Generally, the mediation starts with an opening session where all the parties are present. In many cases,…

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Several new studies being released this week find a relationship between head injuries or brain injuries and dementia or Alzheimers.  Two of the studies, release Monday, establish that brain injuries suffered by football players and by soldiers in battle likely boost the risk of dementia later in life.  I think the use of the term “traumatic brain…

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In short, everything you think is relevant, and probably more.  I always tell clients that we would much rather have too much information than not enough.    While each type of case is different, there are some general things that you should consider bringing to your initial attorney consultation. 1.  ACCIDENT REPORT.  In many types of…

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Sunday’s Austin American Statesman had a wonderful article about hospital liens, a problem that can really muck up a car wreck or other personal injury claim. Texas law provides that if a person is injured in an accident and is admitted to a hospital within 72 hours of the accident, then the hospital has a…

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A favorite insurance company ploy in personal injury cases is to request that an order from the Court that the plaintiff be required to undergo an “independent” medical exam — an exam by a doctor hired by the insurance company. Despite the implications of the name, these are not indpendent.  The doctors are hired by…

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I always encourage accident victims to talk to personal injury lawyers as soon as possible to make sure that their rights are protected, but it’s even more important now. As you may know, the Texas legislature is in session.  What you probably don’t know is that yesterday was the Texans For Lawsuit Reform’s lobby day…

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