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Most Common Causes for Truck Accidents in Texas

Semi Truck Crash in Texas

In 2017 data from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reported fatal truck accidents for the State of Texas. Although pickup trucks accounted for more accidents last year, the severity of injuries is much higher with large trucks. Pickup trucks – statewide 1303, rural routes 770, and urban streets 533 Semi-trailers - statewide 433, rural routes 284, and urban roads 49 Trucks – statewide 126, rural routes 62, and urban streets 64   At the end of 2016 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Fatality Analysis Reporting System(FARS) stated fatal crashes by vehicle configuration. Trucks were defined with a gross...

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How Can I Prove Someone Caused My Loved One’s Death?

Bedford Wrongful Death Lawyer

In a wrongful death case, the person bringing the lawsuit isn't the victim, but a personal representative acting on behalf of the victim's family. While that fact differentiates a wrongful death case from other types of personal injury cases, they are all governed by tort law. This means a plaintiff in a wrongful death case must be able to prove the same four elements of a personal injury lawsuit, but with minor variations. The Four Elements of Proving a Wrongful Death Case Duty of Care The first of the four elements in a wrongful death case is showing that the defendant owed...

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5 Tips to Stay Safe on the Roads

Two cars with damage after a crash

When you’re driving, you want to stay as safe on the road as possible. Unfortunately, it isn’t always possible to avoid an accident because unexpected things happen all the time. There may be a distracted driver sharing the road with you, another car may be speeding, there may be an obstruction on the road, or something else can occur. As a driver, you should always expect the unexpected while behind the wheel. Here are five tips for staying safe on the road. Avoid Driving Distracted Avoiding distractions while behind the wheel is key to staying safe on the road. Always pay...

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How Are Damages Calculated in a Wrongful Death Case?

Granbury Wrongfull death Lawyer

Individuals that have lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another part may be entitled to financial compensation from the negligent party. Statute section 71.001 defines wrongful death in Texas as a death that is caused by the carelessness, default, neglect, or wrongful act of another person. Spouses, children, and parents of individuals that have lost their lives under the conditions outlined by statute 71.001 are eligible to file wrongful death claims in Texas. Potential defendants can be persons, corporations, or government entities. Brett Cain at the Cain Firm are experts at these types of legal matters...

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Questions to ask Your Personal Injury Attorney

Personal Injury Lawyer Fort Worth

When you’re looking to choose the best personal injury attorney in Fort Worth for your case, it can often feel like an interview process. You sit down with a few different attorneys, ask them questions, then at the end of the process, you choose the attorney you believe will be helpful for your case. Of course, the process can be daunting, but it’s often a necessary one. How else are you going to know that the car wreck lawyer you choose for your personal injury case will represent your situation as best as they can? You need to know all the...

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5 Things To Watch For When Choosing Your Auto Injury Attorney

Car Accident Lawyer Fort Worth

If you find yourself in need of a Fort Worth auto injury attorney, then there’s no time like the present to start your search. While there are bound to be options aplenty when it comes to someone capable of handling your case, it’s crucial to take your time to avoid selecting the wrong one. Rather than pick the first personal injury lawyer you come across, why not do your research and opt for the best? Here are five things to watch out for when choosing a personal injury attorney to represent your case.   1. Their Fee Structure Just like different professional services around...

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5 Reasons You Need a Texas Injury Attorney After A Car Accident

Car Accident Call Injury Lawyer

In 2016 alone, close to 70,000 people found themselves in auto accidents on Texas roads. What’s more, 3,000 people lose their lives in road accidents in Texas every year. Given the all-too-regular occurrence of car crashes, it’s hard to believe that not everyone who finds themselves in that situation begin looking for a Texas injury attorney. Nor does everyone know what to do when they find themselves in that situation.   If you want to make sure you cover all bases for all situations, then you need to begin looking for a Texas injury attorney after a car accident. Find out why...

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