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If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Houston your main concern should be your health and that of anyone else who was in your car. If you’re able to, gather evidence at the scene, if you’re unable to, call the lawyers at Fleming Law, we can do all of the work for you 713-221-6800. Recovering from your injuries is YOUR number one priority, recovering evidence in your case is OUR number one priority. Time is of the essence when it comes to car wrecks, contact our attorneys and we will get to work on your case immediately. What…
Uber drivers are independent contractors, they don’t work directly for Uber. For this reason alone, pursuing a claim against an Uber driver for a car accident can be problematic. An experienced car accident lawyer can help you sort through the issues and get you compensated for your injuries. As independent contractors, these drivers own the cars they drive and insure them just like everyone else on the road. If they cause an accident, it could be because they’re fiddling with their phone to accept a rider or find a location. If that accident results in injury, are they liable?…
Suffering from an injury is something everyone will deal with many times in their lives. If you’re jogging in the park you might trip, fall and scrape your knee or when playing football with friends you might dislocate a finger. We all know that, in order to recover, you need to treat these injuries. For people who’ve sustained head injuries it’s not so easy. Injuries involving the brain can be complicated. You may have mild to severe symptoms which affect you immediately and fade away quickly or you may have symptoms that are delayed and linger on endlessly. Whether you’re…
Unfortunately, ordinary events lead to many brain injuries, car accidents happen every day in Austin, injuries occur in high school sports, on the field and on the court and old folks, going about their day, will suffer a sudden stroke. These injuries can be life threatening and life altering. As a parent you’ll want to know how a brain injury will impact your child, and as a son or daughter you’ll be concerned about the well-being of your elderly parents. When you understand the basics of head injuries you’re in a better position to find treatment and rehabilitation options…
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is back with a second round. These programs offer loans of up to $2 million to companies that continue to pay their employees. PPP is an effort to help small businesses around the country stay afloat. Early in the pandemic some insurance companies provided relief to their customers. Is it time for them to step up again and provide a second round? PPP Round 2 Highlights PPP round 2 will funnel $284 billion of the $900 billion plan into the banks of businesses so that they can continue to pay their employees during this turbulent…
Small businesses are struggling, with many going out of business as they attempt to cope with COVID-19 in 2021. The pandemic is still going strong, with new record high infections being reported in states across the country. Many small businesses have to deal with a changing operating environment that is set on the state level. Some states allow businesses to operate close to normal, while others have venues that are too small for people to adequately remain at a safe distance. Even when restrictions are more relaxed, there are fewer people supporting small businesses. Restaurants have been impacted the most…
Personal injury protection (PIP) is mandatory in Texas, although drivers can opt out of the insurance. All drivers in the state are offered PIP as part of their liability insurance. Coverage extends to the driver of the vehicle and any of the passengers that were in the vehicle at the time of the accident. Why is PIP Coverage Important? PIP is important for drivers because it covers the unexpected. As a driver, PIP offers coverage for the following circumstances: You’re injured and the other driver flees the scene and is never found You’re injured and the other driver doesn’t have…
Taking a defense driving course may not be at the top of your to-do list, but taking the time to complete one can save you money in the long run and reduce your risk of accidents. Defensive driving courses cover several important tactics you can use to drive safely and avoid a collision, such as:   Maintaining proper distance when driving on highways, freeways and in the city. Looking 10-15 seconds ahead when driving on the highway to react to traffic congestion, accidents or stalled vehicles. Being aware of your surroundings at all times and what’s happening all around your…
Many drivers in Texas are unaware of their options to deal with a speeding ticket or other offense involving the operation of a motor vehicle or motorcycle. The most popular option is to take a defensive driving course to get your ticket dismissed. The information in this article deals specifically with the rules relating to Harris County in Houston. Who is Eligible to Get a Ticket Dismissed in Texas? In order to get your ticket dismissed you must have a valid Texas driver’s license or permit and proof of insurance. Active duty members in the military, their spouse and dependent…
Everyone can agree that drivers should exercise caution when they’re driving around schools, on the way to work in the morning or coming home mid-afternoon. School Zones exist because they keep kids safe. Through the implementation special speed limits before and after school, installation of timed flashing lights, and the use of crossing guards, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has put in place measures that are designed to protect children. Even with these controls, there are specific things that drivers can do to ensure kids are safe. If you’re late for work, don’t make the mistake of speeding through…