Experienced Attorneys Serving the Injured Since 1962
Call Us Today for an Initial Consultation 361-698-7600

Being injured in an accident can be incredibly stressful and traumatic, especially if the other driver caused the accident. However, just because you know that you didn't do anything wrong does not mean much unless you and your attorney can prove so when filing a claim.

Every car accident is different from the next one. In some cases, determining liability may be relatively straightforward. However, there are some case accident cases where determining and proving who is at fault is more tricky. Ultimately, the insurance companies of both drivers involved may claim that the other driver was the one who caused the accident.

Because of this, it's essential to understand how to protect your rights from the moment of the accident to ensure that you are not wrongfully determined to be at fault.

...

Posted on in Personal Injury

As one of the largest states in the nation, Texas has some of the longest stretches of roads running through it. In 2019, the annual vehicle miles traveled in Texas reached 286.268 billion, an increase of 1.5% over the 282.037 billion traveled in 2018.

Each year, the Texas Department of Transporation releases crash data from the year prior. We gathered the newest data from the agency, and here's how car crash data broke down in 2019:

  • 1 person was killed every 2 hours 26 minutes

    ...

In traumatic accidents, such as severe car accidents or motorcycle accidents, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a common result. These injuries can be severe If someone suffers any sort of trauma to their head, they should seek immediate medical attention. Getting the right care for these injuries requires a proper medical diagnosis from a healthcare professional.

The Glasgow Coma Scale

The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is a 15-point scale that doctors use to initially assess the severity of a brain injury. The scale will assess an individual's ability to follow directions, speak, and move their eyes and limbs The higher the GCS score, the less severe injuries:

  • Mild TBI: GCS score of 13 to 15

    ...

Burn injuries are some of the most severe because of the long-term damage associated with them. For instance, you may endure physical pain, cosmetic scarring, trauma, mental anguish, and more. The severity of these damages makes burns catastrophic injuries.

If you ever sustain a burn injury, you must know the source of the damage. There are many different types of burn injuries you should know about, as they could help you understand the potential cause and liability.

Burn Injury Types

  • Thermal Burns: Thermal burns are some of the most common because of their cause and how exposed many people are to the dangers. This type of burn comes from contact with high temperatures, including touching very hot water or metals, as well as flames.

    ...

When you think of personal injury law, you may imagine that all cases are similar. You may think they all involve injuries of any level, negligence, and potential compensation. However, courts throughout Corpus Christi and all of Texas consider the severity of the injury when determining the specific amount of damages to award.

The most severe injuries receive the label of “catastrophic.” These types of injuries are some of the most devastating, often resulting in permanent damage and disability. Because of the ramifications of these injuries, the consideration for compensation often heightens. The value of the case may increase.

If you or someone you love suffers a catastrophic injury, it's vital to recognize what type of injury it is and what you can do in the aftermath. Three of the most common catastrophic injuries include the following:

...
Back to Top