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Federal law requires employers to prove a safe work environment for all of their employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Act of 1970 ensures your right in Texas – as well as all other states – to be safe at work and free from occupational hazards. No one wants to be injured on the job and employers are required to do their best to prevent injuries from happening. Unfortunately, many workers are injured at work which may put their livelihood at risk. To compensate victims for the damages they suffer when injured at work, many employers will participate in…
Commercial trucks are part of the backbone of the American economy and allow goods to travel quickly across Texas and from state to state to consumers. Even though these trucks are essential to keeping the economy going, they also account for over 10 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes, killing an average of over 5,000 people per year. Those killed in commercial truck accidents are most often the occupants of passenger vehicles involved in the crash. People traveling in cars do not know how vulnerable they are to severe injuries and even death if involved in a commercial…
If you’re injured in an accident with several vehicles, you’ll want to know who’s to blame. Driver error causes most accidents, and more than one driver may be at fault. If you’ve been in a highway pile-up, get the legal help you need because these cases can be factually and legally complicated. You may believe others are at fault, but we must show who’s responsible by laying out the facts and arguing the law. If we can’t prove another party’s liability for the accident, we can’t hold them accountable. To speak with an experienced Houston car accident lawyer, call The
Without evidence, you can’t prove negligence and won’t be compensated for your injuries. Photos can be critical in determining who’s at fault for the accident and how you’ve suffered from it. A picture is worth a thousand words, and the right image might be worth a fair car accident settlement. If you or a loved one have been injured in a Houston-area crash, you deserve the best lawyer possible to handle your claim. The Krist Law Firm, P.C. can make your situation easier, clearly argue for everything you are entitled to and fight to get it. Use our online form
Being seriously injured in a motorcycle accident raises many questions, and you deserve answers. Aside from the medical issues you’re facing and how your injury might impact your job, there’s much to learn about your legal rights and how an insurance claim or lawsuit can provide financial relief. To start making informed decisions, call the Houston motorcycle accident attorneys at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. at (281) 283-8500. We offer free, no-obligation consultations, and there are no upfront costs. We’re only paid when you recover compensation. Here are some common questions after a motorcycle crash and some answers…
When you’re pursuing a personal injury claim, your lawyer must be up to speed on all relevant legislation. When new laws are introduced, it can affect your ability to fairly and reasonably recover compensation. For instance, recently introduced legislation in Texas, called HB 19 & SB 17, if passed, could impact your truck accident claim. Continue reading to learn more about HB 19 & SB 17 and how they may influence Texas truck accident lawsuits like yours. If you have questions or want to speak to an experienced Houston truck accident lawyer, reach out to The Krist Law…
After you’ve been injured in a car accident, you need to exchange insurance information with the other driver. But what happens when the other driver doesn’t have auto insurance? You may be wondering whether it is worth your time to sue an uninsured or underinsured driver. And while every case is different, you should work with a Houston car accident lawyer at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. to assess all your legal options. Call (281) 283-8500 for a free, no-risk consultation. Continue reading to learn about Texas car insurance requirements, what policy add-ons could help, and what…
Being hit by a drunk driver is traumatic. These reckless drivers are known for causing catastrophic injuries and death when they crash into unsuspecting motorists. Fortunately, you can make them pay for their negligence. But the drunk driver may not be the only one responsible for your car accident. If they were overserved, you might be able to sue the bar or other establishment that enabled and supported their intoxication and subsequent driving. These reckless bars and restraints failed to protect the public and their patron from the known consequences of drunk driving. And they should be held accountable. An…
A driver rear-ended you. A dog bit you. You slipped at the store. No matter the type of accident, you were hurt because someone was careless. And the only way to recover compensation is to file a personal injury claim. But how do you prove that personal injury claim? You have to be able to convince a judge or jury that the at-fault party was negligent, and you deserve full compensation. You know what happened, but in the courtroom or at the negotiation table, it’s your word against theirs. That is unless you have witnesses and other evidence to…
The Jones Act was put in place to protect seamen injured on the job. This law allows injured seamen to file a lawsuit against their employers to recover compensation. As you can imagine, maritime employers often fight back against Jones Act lawsuits to avoid compensating their injured employees. That is why it is essential to learn about Jones Act claims before you file. Below you can find five facts about Jones Act claims you must know. If you have questions or think you have a case against a negligent maritime employer, reach out to the Houston Jones Act attorneys at…