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Wrongful Death

There was a horrific car wreck yesterday morning on Highway 290.   A pickup truck driven by Rudy Cruz had a collision with an electricity truck driver.  Both Cruz and the electricity truck briefly pulled over.  But then Cruz took off again and ended up driving on the wrong side of 290.  He hit a an Acura driven…

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What good news could there be for victims of car wrecks?  It’s all about insurance. Beginning January 1, 2011, all new Texas auto insurance policies will require higher minimum limits.  What does this mean to auto accident victims? In many cases, it will mean more financial compensation to put the victim a little bit closer to being…

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I don’t normally post about legal opinions because I generally think my readers don’t care about the details of claims.  But last week, personal injury victims who have Medicare won a huge victory in a federal court. If you read this blog or follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve heard my gripes about Medicare. …

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You never know when a defective product may cost you your life. The man in this case never saw this accident coming. This case was disturbing, as it deals with product liability issues that go right to the heart of consumer trust and confidence. This was a single-vehicle rollover that killed a pregnant woman and…

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One of the most confusing things about wrongful death compensation is how it is calculated. It’s hard enough to handle the fact that you suddenly lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, let alone understand how to calculate wrongful death compensation. These cases definitely need the skill of an experienced Austin personal…

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I often have the misfortune of telling potential clients that I can’t help them because they didn’t come to us soon enough.  Clients often think they’re doing great to call us several months before a statute of limitations runs. But that’s not always enough notice.  A number of cases require immediate attention.  For example, in…

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A road construction worker died in a Tuesday afternoon construction zone accident in Lockhart (my hometown — in fact, you’ll pass a large Schuelke Road sign as you drive down 183 from Austin to Lockhart).  It appears that the worker was killed when a construction vehicle backed over him. These types of events are tragic, but…

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A recent Ohio Supreme Court decision allows defendants in personal injury cases to introduce evidence that the plaintiff’s medical providers “wrote off” charges for the plaintiff’s care.   Most health insurance companies have agreements with medical providers that the medical providers will accept a reduced amount as payment in full for procedures.  For example, in the…

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The Centers For Disease Control has released a new study confirming that car wrecks are the leading cause of death among US teens.  Every year in the United States, over 16,000 teens between the ages of 12 and 19 die.  Nearly 50 percent die in accidents, with car wrecks accounting for nearly one-third of the…

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