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What is the most important international maritime law?

2021-02-23T17:15:22+00:00Houston, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

What is the most important international maritime law? SOLAS. The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) in its successive forms is regarded as the most important treaty dealing with maritime safety. The first version of SOLAS was adopted as early as in 1914 in response to the famous Titanic [...]

Do Lawyers lie about settlements? 

2021-02-23T17:15:08+00:00Houston, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

Do Lawyers lie about settlements? If the case doesn't settle during a settlement negotiation, anything that was said during those negotiations remains privileged. Although settlement negotiations are confidential, the lawyers are not allowed to lie. We Offer a Free Consultation! Call Today 713-785-9484 Hablamos español. Consultas gratis. [...]

Is it better to settle out of court or go to trial?    

2021-02-23T17:14:53+00:00Houston, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

Is it better to settle out of court or go to trial? The settlement is faster, less expensive, and less risky. Most personal injury cases settle out of court, well before trial, and many settle before a personal injury lawsuit even needs to be filed. Settling out of court can provide a number [...]

Why is Maritime Law Important?      

2021-02-23T17:14:38+00:00Houston, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

Why is Maritime Law Important? Our ports are expanding at a vast rate; cargo coming into and out of the US is growing. Floating drilling rigs dot the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. All forms of injury and death occur – most preventable. We also have collisions, allisions, and sadly explosions (e.g. DEEPWATER [...]

Who Controls Maritime Law?     

2021-02-23T17:14:21+00:00Houston, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

Who Controls Maritime Law? The US Constitution under Article III, Section 2 provides Federal courts original jurisdiction over Admiralty and maritime matters. The federal courts have long fashioned the guidance and rules of Admiralty and General Maritime Law (as the Courts have interpreted  the Judiciary Act of 1789). Congress also regulates maritime law [...]

What kind of law do you practice?        

2021-02-23T17:14:03+00:00Houston, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

What kind of law do you practice? Admiralty law and general maritime law – Admiralty law is an ancient body of law that history has crafted beginning as early as 900 BC in order to regulate shipping between and among the city states.  As early as the 1100s seaman, for instance, were provided [...]

How do you know if a lawyer is ripping you off?

2021-02-23T19:01:52+00:00Houston, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

How do you know if a lawyer is ripping you off? The attorney does not return phone calls in a reasonable amount of time, and; In a meeting with the client, if the lawyer is being very short, taking phone calls, trying to re-schedule, not giving enough time to the client, does not [...]

What does a maritime attorney do?        

2021-02-23T17:13:32+00:00Houston, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

What does a maritime attorney do? A maritime lawyer deals with legal matters related to any navigable waterways – oceans, seas, channels, canals, gulfs (e,g,, the Gulf of Mexico), lakes, rivers, and bays – and the work, operations, and industries that earn their living on and around them. The most floating vessel, boat, [...]

What is the average payout for an auto accident?

2021-02-23T17:13:01+00:00Houston, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

What is the average payout for an auto accident? The average payout for an auto accident varies greatly and depends on many various factors. Every auto accident injury is different and the actions you take can impact the payout of your auto accident injury claim. An experienced auto car accident attorney can begin [...]

Can you sue for negligence in car accident?

2021-02-23T18:57:14+00:00Houston, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

Can you sue for negligence in car accident? Yes, you can sue for another driver’s negligence if you have suffered damages or injuries in a car accident. An experienced car accident lawyer can assist you in suing someone for negligence that caused you injuries or other damages. However, by hiring an experienced car [...]

Is it better to get an attorney for a car accident?

2021-02-18T19:56:49+00:00Houston, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

Is it better to get an attorney for a car accident? Yes, it is always better to consult with an experienced car accident attorney if you have been injured in a car accident. Car accident attorneys work for you on a contingency fee basis which means we only get paid if we are [...]

How Do I Get a Vehicle Accident Report

2021-02-23T19:01:26+00:00Houston, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

How Do I Get a Vehicle Accident Report In the aftermath of an accident, do you know what to do to have your accident on record accident and a copy of the report? Most people don’t! The first thing you will need to do is find our which law enforcement agency was there [...]

What Happens if the Other Driver is Uninsured?

2021-02-18T19:57:21+00:00Houston, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

What Happens if the Other Driver is Uninsured? So, the other driver doesn’t have insurance or their insurance is insufficient to cover the damages, what happens now? If you have been injured and the at-fault party has no insurance to cover your damages, you might still have some options for compensation. For example, [...]

Can You File an Accident Claim Against the Government?

2021-02-23T18:58:35+00:00Houston, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

Can You File an Accident Claim Against the Government? While you are allowed to file a claim against the government, it will probably be dismissed. The government is immune from suit in almost all situations. There are only a few exceptions to this rule. One of these exceptions is when your case falls [...]

What Can I Do if the Insurance Company Denied My Claim?

2021-02-18T19:58:08+00:00Houston, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

What Can I Do if the Insurance Company Denied My Claim? Getting in an accident is bad enough. You have to interrupt your life, get treatment and retain an accident attorney. To have the insurance company deny your claim just adds insult to injury – quite literally. In a perfect world, you would [...]

How is the Value of an Auto Accident Claim Determined in Texas?

2021-02-18T19:59:01+00:00Houston, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

How is the Value of an Auto Accident Claim Determined in Texas? The important thing to remember is that every case is unique. No two cases are the same. This means that two people who suffer the same kind of injuries may settle their claims for different amounts. Our accident attorneys have to [...]

Why do personal injury lawyers have a bad reputation?

2021-02-18T19:59:15+00:00Houston, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

Why do personal injury lawyers have a bad reputation? The media, and sometimes lawyers, are often guilty of sensationalizing the profession. Personal injury attorneys have the public perception of being ambulance chasers. Personal injury attorneys are selective about the cases they take on. That's why they often offer free case evaluations to their [...]

How much should I sue for pain and suffering?

2021-02-18T19:59:25+00:00Houston, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

How much should I sue for pain and suffering? How much should you ask for? There is no one right answer. When valuing a client's pain and suffering, a lawyer will typically sue for three to five times the amount of the out-of-pocket damages (medical bills and loss of work). We Offer a [...]

How much do attorneys get from settlement?

2021-02-23T19:02:25+00:00Houston, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

What questions should I ask my personal injury attorney? What's your area of expertise? ... What's your track record? ... What success stories can you share? ... Who will be handling my case? ... How long will it take to reach an outcome? ... How much will I have to pay in fees? [...]

What questions should I ask my personal injury attorney?

2021-02-18T19:59:50+00:00Houston, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

What questions should I ask my personal injury attorney? What's your area of expertise? ... What's your track record? ... What success stories can you share? ... Who will be handling my case? ... How long will it take to reach an outcome? ... How much will I have to pay in fees? [...]

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