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What the court considers in a wrongful death claim

Someone close to you, perhaps your parent or child, died as a result of someone's negligence. Among other steps, you may be wondering about the viability of filing a wrongful death claim. The first thing to know is that time is an issue. For example, the statute of limitations to file is two years.

Tips to build a strong personal injury claim after a car accident

Auto accidents are always unfortunate and inconvenient, but they can be even more devastating if you are injured. If you are hurt during a collision, it is important to takes steps right away to support a potential legal claim. First, you should be skeptical of the initial offer that the insurance adjustor makes. These offers are often lower than the compensation you deserve. To gather evidence and build a viable case, follow these tips after you get into an accident.

Tips to build a strong personal injury claim after a car accident

Auto accidents are always unfortunate and inconvenient, but they can be even more devastating if you are injured. If you are hurt during a collision, it is important to takes steps right away to support a potential legal claim. First, you should be skeptical of the initial offer that the insurance adjustor makes. These offers are often lower than the compensation you deserve. To gather evidence and build a viable case, follow these tips after you get into an accident.

5 common causes of pipeline explosions

Despite the strict regulations of the oil and gas industry by the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA), pipeline explosions still happen. Just as recently as February 15, 2017, a pipeline exploded in Texas and shook homes that were 60 miles away. These explosions can cause serious property damage, personal injuries and fatalities. Learn about five common causes of pipeline explosions.

Important facts about traumatic brain injury

Brain injuries are common with deadly effects. According to the Center for Disease Control, traumatic brain injury contributes to roughly 30 percent of all injury-related deaths. A TBI is caused by external trauma and can range from mild concussions to severe disabilities.

3 things to know about job injuries

Getting hurt on the job can be a real nightmare. Not only is there the physical pain -- and corresponding medical expenses -- but for those who miss work due to their injuries there is also an added financial worry. This leaves many wondering just what their rights are and what to do next.

Growing Concern for Gathering Pipelines in Texas

Are there gathering pipeline regulations? What is the risk for explosion with these pipes? What is the risk to area residents and workers? These are just some of the questions many have when hearing that gathering pipelines have increased by 33 percent in the past three years in Texas.

Auto accident in Texas on wet pavement kills 2 drivers

Negligence behind the wheel of a car can manifest itself in different ways. Any instance of driver negligence will involve a failure to observe a reasonable standard of care under the circumstances as they existed at the time of an accident.

Drunk driver hits 4 people outside Plano bar, leaves scene

One of the most dangerous things a driver can do is get behind the wheel of a car after drinking too much. We all know that intoxication can slow a person's reaction time, cause blurred vision and lead to poor decision-making. All of these things can lead to a serious car accident. Unfortunately, many people in Texas still choose to drink and drive. 

TX-DOT hopes to put an end to distracted driving

Distracted driving is not a new phenomenon. For decades, drivers have been eating, fiddling with the radio, or trying to tame unruly children in the backseat while behind the wheel. Today, however, distracted driving is much more prevalent.

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