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What You Should Know About Construction Accidents

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Construction accidents are amongst the most dangerous and deadly in the United States. There are many different branches under the construction umbrella, some of which are more dangerous than others. Unfortunately, construction accidents kill and injure thousands every single year in America. The construction industry is hazardous, and when construction sites do not follow proper safety protocols, it can lead …

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Avoiding Disaster Over Labor Day Weekend

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Labor Day weekend is finally here, marking the end of summer and the start of fall throughout the United States. The three-day holiday weekend is the last hurrah before school and other early fall and winter activities. Although this year looks quite different thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Labor Day is still a favorite holiday for many Americans. Despite growing …

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Class-Action Lawsuits and COVID-19

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As the coronavirus continues to surge across the United States, we are witnessing a growing number of class-action lawsuits related to COVID-19 cases. In fact, class-action claims are making headlines as businesses grapple with this new area of litigation. From lawsuits over mask mandates to teachers taking on the state over reopening schools in the fall, it’s safe to say …

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Can Employees File a Virus Lawsuit Against Their Employer?

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As states across the United States grapple with repercussions from the novel coronavirus, you may ask yourself whether you can sue your employer if you contracted the virus at work. Today, we will take a closer look at coronavirus lawsuits here in Texas and throughout the country. As you are likely aware, COVID-19 cases have spiked in Texas in recent …

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Businesses and Coronavirus Liability Lawsuits

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As coronavirus cases in the United States continue to surge, businesses are coming under fire and facing liability lawsuits. June 24 marked the highest single day of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. to date, with more than 45,500. The previous record was April 26, during the initial peak of the pandemic. Since then, the country has undergone widespread confusion and …

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The Number of Virus Lawsuits Continues to Grow

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While many areas of the country are in various stages of reopening amid the novel coronavirus, new cases are surging, creating confusion and raising questions about how soon is too soon. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 cases in the U.S. could be ten times higher than reported. And in light of a record-breaking number …

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Is Texas a No – Fault State

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When you are involved in an accident of any kind, the results can be catastrophic. Depending on the nature of the accident, you may find yourself facing mounting medical bills and years of rehabilitation. In the event you suffer injuries following a car accident, there’s a good chance you will want to take legal action. One of the most important …

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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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Why Insurance Companies Take Forever to Resolve Personal Injury Claims

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Insurance Companies Can Be Difficult To Work With When considering whether filing personal injury claims is the right move for you, a common question we are asked is how long the case will take. Unfortunately, there is no straightforward answer here. One of the main reasons determining how long a case will take is difficult is because of insurance companies. …

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What is a Stowers Demand?

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The Stowers doctrine is a time-sensitive demand that is sent to third-party insurance agencies with the intention of putting pressure on the insurance company to either pay the policy limits, settle a claim, or risk being liable for a verdict that is in excess of the policy limit. This doctrine only applies to cases in Texas.  What is the History of Stowers …