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How Do You Prove Wrongful Death in Texas?

Losing a loved one is always a devastating experience, but when someone's negligence causes the death, normal grief may be compounded by anger and the desire to punish the wrongdoer. In addition, after the death, survivors may be left without income or support at a time when they are facing medical bills and funeral costs. While money can never replace a loved one, if you have lost a family member due to another party's negligence or fault, you may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. A settlement award can ease your financial burdens and help your family function, pay their bills, and move on with their lives. You may be wondering how to prove wrongful death. Under Texas law, wrongful death exists when a pers[...]

How Much Is a Herniated Disc Injury Worth?

Herniated Discs Are Exceptionally Painful Have you been in a vehicle accident and suffered a herniated disc?  If so, you are not alone. This injury is incredibly common among car accident victims. Symptoms of a herniated disc include lower back and neck pain, nerve pain, numbness, and even incontinence. Those injured can also experience muscle weakness and struggle when bending over and standing up. Herniated discs required medical intervention. Treatment can range from medication and physical therapy to surgery. The associated costs of a herniated disc can be considerable. Unfortunately, those who suffer the most severe injuries may find themselves unable to return to work in the same capacity as prior to the collision or to e[...]

How Do You Prove TBI?

If you or someone you love has sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as a result of the negligent behaviors or inactions of another individual or organization, you might be considering filing a personal injury lawsuit.  After all, injuries like this are life altering and the costs significant. Working with a personal injury lawyer who is experienced in handling cases involving traumatic brain injuries is a wise decision. Proving negligence and substantiating and calculating damages can be incredibly complex. You want to engage professionals who have a reputation for proven success. What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury? Understanding Is the First Step in Proving Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are serious medical conditions with[...]

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Personal Injury Case in Texas?

Settling a Personal Injury Case in Texas At Evans/Reilley Law Firm we can help you if you have been injured through no fault of your own. When injured by the negligence of another, you deserve to be made whole and have the right to seek justice. In Texas, the laws covering personal injuries can be quite complex; we’re here to help you navigate the legal system and receive the compensation you are due. When meeting with clients, a common question we hear is “how long does it take to settle a personal injury case in Texas?” This is a question with a lot of variables. The time frame of your personal injury case depends on numerous factors; while some cases can be settled relatively quickly, others can take a good deal longer. Wh[...]

How Do You Prove Negligence in an Injury Case?

If you were injured in an accident, you may wonder, "How do you prove negligence in an injury case?" Proving negligence in Texas personal injury claims isn't always easy. Nonetheless, it is necessary if you want to receive financial compensation for your injuries. You can potentially prove negligence in a personal injury case if there is evidence that shows the other party's fault. A defective or hazardous condition may also help prove negligence. To establish negligence in an injury case, you'll need to prove: The defendant owed you a duty of care. They breached their duty. Their negligent actions or failure to act led to your accident and injuries. You suffered damages due to the accident. While you may kno[...]

What Qualifies as a Spinal Injury Lawsuit in Texas?

Spinal injuries are some of the most harmful and painful you can experience. These are common in motor vehicle accidents but can happen anytime someone is negligent. Their careless and irresponsible actions may be why you are in pain and dealing with financial hardship. You need a team of lawyers who deliver positive outcomes in spinal injury lawsuits for their clients. At the Evans/Reilley Law Firm, we take your case seriously and pursue the compensation you deserve. We know the negative impacts spinal injuries can have on your life and are prepared to help. Why Choose Us? Our Texas spinal injury attorney have a proven track record of success. We consistently deliver positive outcomes for our clients — even those facing difficul[...]

What To Do If An Amazon Truck Hits Your Car

Amazon's national footprint and business influence in the United States are unrivaled. Their drivers are everywhere, providing next-day and, occasionally, same-day delivery. The constant pressure to achieve delivery quotas and deliver the package to the correct address on time might cause them to become inattentive, weary, and even negligent. Injuries sustained in an Amazon delivery vehicle collision can rapidly complicate a situation. You should be aware that your actions (or inactions) immediately after an accident might significantly impact any claims you could bring. The first step in protecting your rights and getting the compensation you deserve is to hire a lawyer for the accident with an Amazon truck driver. The driver's rela[...]

How Much Is a Spinal Cord Injury Worth in Texas?

Spinal Cord Injuries Change Lives Have you suffered from a spinal cord injury? If so, you may be facing life-changing challenges. Victims of spinal cord injuries have a lot on their plates. In addition to having considerable medical bills and the need for extensive care, their ability to work, earn a living and go about life in the manner they had become accustomed to can be overwhelming. Injuries like this are even more frustrating when they occur due to the negligence of another individual or entity.  When the preventable results are unfathomable, it can be difficult to move forward. Those who have suffered a spinal cord injury because of the negligence of others may be eligible for a financial settlement by filing a personal in[...]

Biggest Dangers for Motorcycle Riders

Motorcycle riding can be an exhilarating experience -- the wind in your hair, cruising down a highway, and enjoying the freedom that comes with owning a motorcycle.  That said, there are dangers involved in riding motorcycles in Texas.  In this post, we are highlighting the biggest dangers for motorcycle riders in Texas. Other Drivers on the Road - One of the most common dangers for motorcycle riders are the other drivers on the road.   Motorcycles are small, and other drivers are less likely to see them when they are changing lanes.  This may cause a driver to move into a lane where a motorcycle is riding and hit it.   In addition, motorists may be distracted because they are eating, drinking, or texting, which may cause an acc[...]

What is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury In Texas?

After being in an accident, you only have a certain amount of time to file your personal injury claim. This time limit is called the statute of limitations. Under Texas law, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident. If you fail to file your claim in time, it could be dismissed by the court. Understanding the statute of limitations can be difficult, but this article can help you know when to file your personal injury case in Texas. What Is a Statute of Limitations? A statute of limitations is a law that limits the amount of time you have to file a particular case. The statute of limitations period will depend on the type of case you want to file and may differ depending on certain circumstances. The s[...]

Can I File a Personal Injury Claim After a Motorcycle Accident?

A Texas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help Win Compensation Riding a motorcycle can be a fun and inexpensive way to travel, but motorcycles are no match for larger vehicles and offer little protection in a crash. As a result, people on motorcycles are 28 times more likely to die in an accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Survivors may be left with serious injuries and dealing with pain, increasing medical and rehabilitation bills, and loss of income from being unable to work. Fortunately, Texas law offers a way to help. If you or a loved one has been injured or someone has died in a motorcycle accident due to another party’s negligence or fault, you may be entitled to compensation for the damag[...]

Should I Get a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

A Texas Car Accident Lawyer Can Help Win Compensation Being involved in a serious car accident can leave you injured, traumatized, and confused as to what to do next. Not only do you have to deal with your injuries and their effects on your life and your future, you may be hit with huge medical, rehabilitation and repair bills at a time when you are unable to work. You need help, and one of the first questions you may be asking is whether you should get a lawyer after your car accident. The answer depends on the circumstances, as every case is different and not every car accident case requires an attorney. While in many cases hiring an attorney is the best decision, there are times when you may not need one. For instance, if you were [...]

How Long Does It Take To Settle A Wrongful Death Suit?

No one expects their loved one to be taken too soon by a careless or reckless accident. Wrongful deaths are heartbreaking, senseless, and unfair. Picking up the pieces and attempting to move forward can be challenging in the aftermath of a wrongful death tragedy. The potential payout from a wrongful death settlement can provide a glimmer of hope. Find out how long these settlements take and how a Texas personal injury lawyer can help. How a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Can Help Your Family A wrongful death is one of the most tragic personal injuries a law firm takes on. No amount of money can ever replace your loved one. However, a wrongful death settlement can help you and your family in other ways. A wrongful death settlement can provi[...]

How Long Do You Have to Sue After an Accident?

If you have recently been in a car accident in Texas, your life may seem like a whirlwind right now.  You need to focus on your recovery from physical and mental injuries and make sure all of your affairs are in order.  Also, you will want to figure out if you can sue the other driver of the car accident, as you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.  You may have had to miss work, and you may be dealing with high medical bills. Even though your health is the No. 1 priority, you should not delay if you are thinking of filing a claim for your injuries.  You may be asking yourself, how long do you have to sue after an accident? The “statute of limitations” is the deadline for filing a lawsuit against the driver whose[...]

How Is a Settlement Calculated in a Car Accident Case?

On average, car accident victims in the U.S. who file a lawsuit receive $19,000. However, the average settlement amount doesn't tell you much about what you can expect to receive for your case or situation. The "typical" amount can't be used to indicate the compensation you will receive for your case or situation. If you are in a situation where you are filing a personal injury lawsuit after a car accident, you likely have a few questions. Some of the most common include: How is a settlement calculated in a car accident case? How to determine compensation in a car accident case? How is insurance compensation calculated after a car accident? If you have questions like these, keep reading. Here you can learn more about th[...]

Can I Sue for a Concussion?

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury or TBI that happens after you experience a blow to the head; however, it can also occur if your head or upper body is shaken violently. Unfortunately, concussions aren’t uncommon. While people often relate cases of concussion to sports like football, they can also be caused during a fall or a car accident. In such situations, consulting with an Austin car accident attorney can provide crucial guidance on legal rights and compensation. Usually, a concussion does not cause a loss of consciousness. Symptoms of concussion include the inability to concentrate, headaches, poor judgment, memory impairment, and the loss of coordination or balance. If you are involved in an accident that cause[...]

Can You Sue If You Get Burned at Work?

Workplace accidents happen, and when they do, you may wonder when you can sue if you get burned at work. These thoughts are understandable, particularly when you are undergoing medical treatments and need time off to recuperate from your injury. Rising expenses and loss of wages can soon become worrisome and stressful, and you need to know your rights and what your options are when it comes to recovering expenses and damages. Can You Sue if You Get Burned at Work? If a burn injury occurs while you are at work, you may be required to file a workers’ compensation claim first. If not, suing your employer or a negligent third party is a potential option, depending upon the circumstances surrounding the accident. If you work for an em[...]

Can You Get Punitive Damages in a Car Accident Case?

If you have been injured in a car accident in Texas because of another driver’s negligence or carelessness, you may be entitled to several kinds of damages. Texas law allows you to recover damages to compensate for losses like medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In cases involving particularly bad conduct by someone else involved in the accident, you may be able to recover additional damages that do not compensate you for any loss. Instead, the purpose of this type of damages, known as “punitive damages” or “exemplary damages,” is to punish the defendant or to make an example of them because of their bad behavior. To recover punitive damages in a car crash case in Texas, you would have to show that a defendant ac[...]

How Many Children Are Injured by Toppling Furniture?

Something many parents do not consider once their children start crawling, walking and climbing is that the children could suffer injuries when furniture falls on top of them. It often does not cross a parent's mind because they assume that since the furniture is heavier than the child, this means the child can’t move it. Sadly, though, injuries caused by overturned furniture are not terribly uncommon. Just how many children are injured from toppling furniture? According to studies, quite a few, especially children under six years of age. How Many Children Are Injured by Falling Furniture? According to a study by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital as cited by The Washington Post, a child r[...]

What To Do When a UPS Truck Hits My Car

What To Do If a UPS Truck Hits Your Car Car Accidents Are Always Stressful The sight of a UPS truck may bring a smile to your face. If it’s heading to your house it means that your delivery is imminent. Even if you just spot one on the road, someone is likely getting something they have ordered. That’s good news, right? Unfortunately, deliveries do not always go smoothly, and, as with most motor vehicles, sometimes accidents happen. While car accidents, in general, are upsetting, getting hit by a truck is particularly traumatizing. We have all seen the brown and yellow UPS trucks on the roads and know that they are considerably larger than our personal vehicles. The impact from accidents with a UPS truck is considerable - [...]