As drivers, we know we have to carry auto insurance in order to stay in compliance with state laws. In 2019, drivers spent an average of $1,070.47 per year on their car insurance, according to the Insurance Information Institute. With an expense this high, it’s only natural that you’d want to know how to maximize compensation after filing an accident claim.
Firefighting is commonly held to be one of the most noble professions, with individuals risking their lives each day to save others from harm. However, up until recently, what was unknown about this profession was the risk firefighters were taking due to exposure to firefighting chemicals that have been shown to cause cancer.
In 2020, there were 88,030 incidents of aggravated assault in Texas, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). Naturally, if you were the victim of a crime like this, you’ll want to see the perpetrator tried in a criminal court and see consequences such as fines or jail time. However, as the victim, you may be curious about your own trauma and injuries related to the incident and wonder, “Can I sue someone who assaulted me?”
If you’ve been injured as the result of an accident, you’re likely entitled to compensation from the at-fault party. Accidents like this are more common than you may think, whether they happen while you’re at work, on public property, or driving on the state’s roadways. In fact, in 2021 alone, 19,448 people sustained a serious injury from a vehicle crash, according to data from the Texas Department of Transportation.
It’s rarer these days for an adult to not have any social media accounts than it is to have at least one. The United States has more than 302 million social media users. The average user interacts with more than six social media platforms and spends more than two hours a day on them.
Personal injury includes a wide number of case types. They range from car accidents, premises liability, and medical malpractice to industrial accidents, defective products, and more. When you file a third-party liability claim against the negligent party’s insurance company, you and your personal injury attorney have the opportunity to negotiate a fair settlement based on the known facts and evidence.
We count on a certain level of skill and professionalism when we go to the doctor, never expecting to walk away in worse condition than when we came. However, medical malpractice and medical negligence incidents happen more often than you think. In 2022, there were 3,371 Adverse Action Reports (AAR) issued against Texas health care professionals, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Unfortunately, accidents occur all the time—whether you’ve been injured at work, had a slip-and-fall accident in a store, or been involved in a car crash. In 2021 alone, there were 15,764 serious injury crashes in Texas. From these, 19,448 people sustained a serious injury, according to data from the state’s Department of Transportation.
Motorcycle accidents can be a traumatic and stressful experience for everyone involved, especially for motorcycle riders and their passengers. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, it may be difficult to determine who is responsible for this type of collision. One factor that must be taken into consideration in a motorcycle accident is whether lane splitting was involved. But what exactly is lane splitting, and how does it affect liability in a motorcycle accident?
If you were injured in an accident after signing a waiver of liability, reach out to an experienced attorney to discuss your legal rights and options. As a personal injury attorney at Jose Orihuela, Attorney at Law, I can review the details of your case and help you determine whether or not you can file a claim and recover damages despite signing a liability waiver.