TEXAS CITY LAW BLOG
April 21, 2020
When you’re in a car accident, it’s a good idea to have law enforcement show up and write a report. In fact, if there’s an injury or property damage at or above $1,000, you are required to get a police report and file it within ten days of the accident if the officer has not done so already.
April 14, 2020
If there’s one thing you need to remember when you get a settlement offer from an insurance company after you’ve suffered injuries in an accident, it’s this: insurance companies are in business to make a profit. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re out to take advantage of you when you’re already hurt, but it definitely means that, in most cases, they will offer you the lowest possible compensation amount.
April 7, 2020
If you have been injured as the result of somebody else’s negligence or recklessness—for instance, in a motor vehicle crash, in an explosion, through the defect of a product or because you slipped and fell on an improperly or poorly maintained surface—you have the right to seek compensation.
March 31, 2020
If you have suffered a traumatic event, such as a car accident, the physical wounds are often obvious: you broke a bone, or you suffered lacerations, bruises, burns or a concussion. In the most severe cases, you were rendered a paraplegic or had severe internal injuries. But often less obvious—and perhaps more insidious—are the emotional wounds.
March 24, 2020
Filing a personal injury claim is a way to get compensation for someone injured in an accident through the fault of another. A settlement offer is made by the insurance company to the injured party to cover costs for medical treatment and other “special” damages, or those that can easily have a dollar amount put on them, such as loss of property or lost wages.
March 17, 2020
Many people make the mistake of conflating the terms bodily injury and personal injury in the event that they are hurt in an accident or incident. Yes, both concern injuries to a victim and are used when discussing the type(s) of coverage and compensation to which they might be entitled. But the terms are not interchangeable.