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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…
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…
Semi-truck and 18-wheeler crashes are among the most severe accidents that happen on Texas roads. Unfortunately, they are also prevalent. In 2018 alone, large trucks were involved in more than 5,000 fatal crashes. For many other truck accident victims, recovery mandates surgery and extensive medical treatment. Sadly, surgery can present a substantial financial obstacle for many Texans. To learn more about dealing with the cost of truck accident surgery and how to hold the person at fault accountable, call the Houston truck accident lawyers at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. Free consolations are available, and there is no fee…
No one wants to have a car accident severe enough to land them in the emergency room, but it happens all the time. Houston has the deadliest roads in the United States – and an average of 2,850 people are seriously injured in car crashes here each year. Going to the ER after a car accident can be inconvenient, but it could save your life. Your injuries may be more severe than they appear, so it’s best to get checked out after a crash. But which Houston ER should you go to? What if you don’t have insurance? How can…
The winter storm that hit Texas in mid-February is shaping up to be among the costliest disaster in state history. According to The Texas Tribune, the winter storm is likely to exceed Hurricane Harvey’s $125 billion in damage. That level of financial damage is stunning, but there was a more profound cost: the loss of dozens of Texans’ lives. Officials are still working to fully count the number of lives we lost to the freeze, but early reports set the death toll at 80. Sadly, many of those lives might have been saved if electric grid operators and other…
When a car hits a pedestrian, the accident is almost always the driver’s fault. Reckless, distracted, tired, and drunk driving often play a role in these crashes. And the tragic result is all too often a pedestrian injury or death. In most cases, the injured pedestrian can pursue compensation to cover medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages. There are, however, some cases when the pedestrian could be considered at fault for a car accident under Texas law. If you’re an injured pedestrian and want to discuss the details with an experienced Houston personal injury lawyer,…
Add the rise of online retailers like Amazon to a global pandemic that keeps people in their homes, and you have a meteoric increase in the number of delivery drivers on the roads. From dinner and groceries to home goods and furniture, everything can be delivered these days. In Houston, you only need to glance at the nearest intersection to see an Amazon delivery van. But all that convenience comes with a price. More delivery drivers mean more accidents involving delivery drivers. Those accidents, which often involve large vans or trucks, have the potential of severe injuries Have you…
Motorists recognize Houston roadways as notoriously dangerous. Accidents happen every day, but what happens if your child is hurt in the crash? While you may know how to pursue your own personal injury claim after a car accident, things are a lot more complicated if a Houston car crash injures your child. First off, you need an experienced car accident attorney from the Krist Law Firm P.C. With our experience and track record, we can pursue the compensation necessary for their recovery and future needs. Contact us at (281) 283-8500 or use our online form if a car accident…