Personal Injury

Losing a loved one unexpectedly can be absolutely devastating; and while nothing can bring them back, seeking compensation for a wrongful death can lessen the family’s financial burden. There is limited time to act, however, and if legal action is not taken in time the family may lose the chance to make a claim. The statute of limitations in Texas for wrongful death is two years from the date of the victim’s death, with very few exceptions. To help protect your family’s legal rights and preserve the ability to pursue legal action, contact our team of wrongful death attorneys today…
Personal injury is an area of civil law that allows an injured accident victim to seek financial compensation, known as damages, for his or her losses. A personal injury lawsuit has the power to make a victim whole again – to restore the victim to the financial state that he or she would have enjoyed had the accident never happened. There are five types of personal injury cases that are the most common in the United States. If you believe you have grounds for one of these types of cases, consult with a personal injury lawyer in San Antonio for…
You might think that coming to a settlement agreement with an insurance company is the end of your claim. Next, however, is waiting for the settlement check – and distributing it accordingly to pay off your debts. Understanding how personal injury settlements are typically paid out can help you know what to expect in the coming days and weeks. How Long Will it Take to Get Your Settlement Check? This answer depends on your individual case, along with factors such as how long it takes the insurer’s accountant to cut the check. However, insurance companies are also confined to deadlines…
When approaching a stop sign, all drivers know they are required to come to a full stop before proceeding through the intersection. Drivers may feel a sense of safety at a stop sign, as they trust all other drivers to follow the rules, stop at their stop sign, and yield the right of way to the appropriate vehicle at the intersection. Sadly, not all drivers stop at stop signs; and, even if you do everything right – you may be in an auto accident caused by a stop sign runner. Each year there are thousands of car accidents in Texas…
The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources confirmed that Wild Well Control of Houston personnel were on site Tuesday, May 25, 2021 when the well exploded into flames in the Belle Isle Field. The injured workers had been dispatched earlier in the week to permanently plug an abandoned well. According to the well’s operator, Houston-based Texas Petroleum Investment Co., a spark triggered the… Source
If you have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit in Texas, you could receive financial compensation from the defendant for causing your accident. This compensation is known as damages in personal injury law. There are two types of damages: compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages make you whole again by fully compensating you for your injuries. Punitive damages, on the other hand, are used to punish a defendant. What Are Punitive Damages? According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 41.001(5), punitive damages are not economic or noneconomic damages used for compensatory purposes. Instead, they are awarded as…
Generally speaking, jobs or businesses that involve being offshore are fundamentally dangerous. For example, offshore workers encounter dangers on a daily basis that expose them to serious injuries or death. According to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (“BSEE”), there were six workers were killed while working offshore. Moreover, 222 workers sustained injuries while working… Source
Today, U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria rejected a proposed settlement that would have limited the ability of cancer victims exposed to Bayer AG’s Monsanto Roundup weed killer to pursue lawsuits for relief. Fears Nachawati co-founder Majed Nachawati praised the ruling, saying the judge’s decision sent an important message to Bayer AG and a group of plaintiffs’ lawyers who had crafted a settlement that at best was flawed and unfair. “Because of today’s order from Judge Chhabria, justice for present and future cancer victims prevailed.  We applaud Judge Chhabria for soundly rejecting Bayer, Monsanto and [plaintiffs’ lawyer] Cabraser’s Faustian bargain,”…