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Punitive Damages

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When you are involved in an accident of any kind caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person, you may consider filing a personal injury lawsuit. Accidents can change the course of a person’s life in the blink of an eye. It can be challenging to enjoy life as you once did, not to mention the medical bills for …

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Pain and Suffering

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Accidents happen every single day here in Texas and throughout the United States. Often, people are left with serious injuries that result in immediate medical attention as well as long-term rehabilitation. In these instances, many are faced with mounting medical bills and loss of wages. Medical bills and lost wages are two of the most common types of damages accident …

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Why Large 18-Wheeler Trucks Cause Car Wrecks

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18-Wheeler Accidents Are Often Fatal 18-wheeler trucks are a vital part of our economy and a common sight on Dallas highways. Large trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, compared to about 4,799 pounds for the average SUV. This extreme difference in weight is just one of the reasons large trucks can pose severe dangers to other drivers, motorcyclists, …

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Dallas Police Present Plans to Curtail Street Racing

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Street Racing Puts Everyone at Risk Street racing has become a severe problem in Dallas, motivating police and lawmakers to move forward with plans to curtail it. Last month, the Dallas police department reached out to Dallas City Council for support in drafting policies to tackle the city’s street racing problems. The ordinance would make it a crime to both …

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What is Comparative Negligence, and How Does it Work in Texas?

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Determining Fault Will Help Decide if You Receive Compensation or Not Texas is considered a modified comparative fault state, meaning the victim of an accident must prove fault to receive compensation for their injuries. There are only five states in the nation that do not follow comparative negligence rules. They are Alabama, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia. …

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How to Handle Car Wreck Injuries Diagnosed Late

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Some Car Wreck Injuries Take Time to Appear Many car wreck injuries are apparent and show up immediately, such as broken bones, cuts, and burns. But others aren’t as straightforward, often appearing in the days, weeks, or even months following an accident. Unfortunately, delayed treatment can have a significant impact on your personal injury claim and the insurance process. This …

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What Happens if Your Child is Hurt in a Car Wreck?

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Car Accidents with Children Can Be Difficult Car accidents are stressful, regardless of who was at fault. But if your child happens to be with you when you are involved in a car wreck, it can make matters worse. The number one priority of any parent is undoubtedly to keep their children safe from harm, right? We do everything we …

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How Car Insurance Companies Trick You into Receiving Less

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Car Insurance Companies Aren’t Always on Your Side Car accidents happen every single day, often resulting in severe injuries or worse. If you have been injured because of another driver’s negligence or distraction, you should be able to receive compensation for your damages. Unfortunately, car insurance companies are known for their deceptive practices and often do everything they can to …

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How a Dash Cam Can Help You in Your Car Wreck Case

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Footage From a Dash Cam Can Help You After a Car Wreck Dash cams have been in the news a lot as of late, often being called into question in sensitive cases and situations involving the police and individuals they pull over or have other interactions with. In recent years, dash cams have become a mainstay in rideshare vehicles and …

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What Happens After a Fatal Car Wreck?

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Unfortunately, Car Wrecks Often Prove Fatal Car accidents happen all the time for a wide range of reasons. In today’s society, distracted driving has become a very serious problem and the reason for many preventable wrecks. Thankfully, the majority of car accidents are not fatal, although many result in serious, devastating injuries. A fatal car wreck is usually much more …