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Personal Injury Attorney2020-05-25T16:55:22+00:00

HOUSTONS #1 PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY

  • Injured in a Car Accident?

  • Trucking Incident left you paying the medical bills?

  • 18 Wheeler Trucking Accident

  • Car – Automobile Wrecks

  • Motorcycle Accidents

  • Pedestrian Lawsuits

  • Premise Liability Cases

In Texas, a Personal Injury is defined as a damage or injury to a person’s body. If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury in Houston, Texas or anywhere throughout the state of Texas, you may be entitled to compensation for your personal injury damages, medical bills, pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, physical impairment and loss of earning capacity.  This can be true whether your personal injury was caused by someone who has maliciously and blatantly wronged you or if it was the result of someone’s negligent or careless conduct. But what if it was an accident? Is there a lawsuit or personal injury claim there? Can the injured person make a claim for personal injury damages? The answer is most certainly yes! At the Maida Law Firm in Houston, Texas, our attorneys are experienced personal injury attorneys in Houston, Tx and our law firm caters to personal injury and accident cases in Houston, Texas and throughout the state of Texas. We also handle personal injury cases in other states across the country when necessary to protect our client’s personal injury claim. These kinds of personal injury accident cases that we handle at the Maida Law Firm are civil cases called personal injury claims or personal injury lawsuits.

Anyone who has been injured in an accident in Houston, Texas or anywhere across Texas due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness or misconduct, needs a personal injury lawyer right away. A personal injury attorney will help pursue compensation for damages, including any pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, physical impairment, and loss of earning capacity caused by the accident. With our personal injury and accident legal and claims handling experience and expertise, we are ready to help protect your rights, can pursue your personal injury damages and make sure you get the best possible result in your case.  Hiring the experienced personal injury lawyers at the Maida Law Firm here in Houston Texas will increase your chance of winning your case and help you to get the maximum amount of compensation your case deserves.

Compensation claims arising from accidents are not only brought against private individuals, but also against corporations and other institutions. Going up against big corporate institutions can be daunting and should not be done without the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. It can be extremely difficult to challenge their practices as these institutions usually have a team of lawyers on their side ready to defend their every action. At the Maida Law Firm, we have the experience, knowledge and resources to take these kinds of claims head on.

The Maida Law Firm in Houston, Tx offers a free legal consultation, to assess the merits of a case and determine if we can be of assistance in the prosecution and/or resolution of your claim.

A personal injury or accident damages or compensation claim can be personally suffered by you or may be suffered by a loved one. If the serious injury was caused by someone or by a company, there are several methods of obtaining fair compensation.  Your personal injury lawyer should be highly experienced and widely knowledgeable about case law, jurisprudence and other up to date sources that can aid in winning a case. In choosing the best attorney or law firm to provide for your representation, it is best to look at their credentials, check their reviews, listen to feedback and find out their reputation.

Your personal injury lawyer, in general, would be well versed in handling cases that involve injury from motor vehicle collisions, 18 wheeler accidents, trucking accidents, auto accidents, premises liability, injury to the brain, product liability, accidental death, , injury to the spine, child injury, accidents in parks and pools, and the like.

The legal system is complex. You need help to navigate through it.    You need an expert, personal injury lawyer in Houston, Texas.  The Maida Law Firm can help you navigate the legal system to achieve the strongest recovery for your case.

Personal Injury Claims & Lawsuits – Maida Law Firm

At the Maida Law Firm an aggressive Personal Injury Attorney Will Handle Your Case – We Mean Business! When you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury you need representation as soon as possible. Don’t talk with the other party’s insurance company, lawyer or other representative until you have had a chance to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney about your rights. When a personal injury happens because of the negligence of another, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages. But the other side will go to work to protect themselves and will work against you from the very beginning to try to avoid paying your claim fairly. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help protect you and assist you to recover that compensation you are entitled to receive.

If you’ve been hurt, laws covering personal injury allow you to collect money due to someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or reckless actions.   But you must be able to establish that a person or corporation was negligent and that the negligence caused your injury. That’s where we can help. Our attorneys know the tort laws in Texas and have helped countless clients recover damages.

How We Can Help You at Maida Law Firm

Our legal team can investigate what happened and look for evidence of the other party’s negligence. We know how to build the strongest possible case. When the insurance company sees we are ready to fight them in court, they usually end up agreeing to a favorable settlement.

Do not become a victim because another person acted irresponsibly – at the Maida Law Firm we will hold the person who harmed you responsible. Our firm will get you the compensation you deserve for your losses. Since we understand the difficulties that individuals and families are up against after an injury or injustice, we have committed our extensive resources and skill to aggressively asserting victims’ rights.

Compensation For Your Personal Injury Case

Our Experienced Attorneys Will Defend Your Rights
The person or party who has caused your loss and suffering has the responsibility to compensate you. Damages is the term to describe whatever loss you have suffered as the result of an injury.  There are a few different types of damages.

Be aware that the insurance company of the guilty party may l try to settle unfairly outside of a legal case and take advantage of the situation; however, your best interests are not their priority. When you retain Maida Law Firm, our dedicated staff and attorneys will work with you to understand what you are owed in your case. We will help you get what you are owed from the insurance companies and the person who injured you.

Types Of Damages For Personal Injury Lawsuits in Houston

Collecting Damages for Your Injury
You can seek a few types of compensation: compensatory damages, punitive damages and nominal damages.

Compensatory Damages
These types of damages are meant to reimburse you for your injury. The two types of compensatory damages are actual damages and general damages.

  • Actual damages reimburse you for out-of-pocket expenses, such as property replacement, lost wages, rehabilitation, medical bills, substitute transportation or other things that you have paid money for because of your injury.
  • General damages reimburse you for losses you have not paid money for. Some examples include harm to your marriage, future lost wages, emotional suffering, and disfigurement.

Punitive Damages
The defendant may be ordered to pay the plaintiff punitive damages. These are meant to punish defendants for their actions, if they are found to have acted intentionally, maliciously, fraudulently or with gross negligence.

Nominal Damages
If little evidence of actual damages exists, the courts still may choose to award you a small amount of money to acknowledge that the defendant legally wronged you. Nominal damages only can be asked for in cases in which intentional harm has been done.

Amounts Of Damages

Let an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Get the Compensation You Deserve
Courts take several factors into account when determining the compensation a plaintiff is owed. Some factors both courts and juries consider in awarding compensation include:

  • Destruction of property
  • Medical expenses
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress
  • Physical Disfigurement
  • Physical Impairment
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost opportunity
  • Loss of consortium

A knowledgeable attorney with Maida Law Firm can help you make sure that your case is not settled for less than it is worth.

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Can you be fired while out on workers comp?2020-05-25T17:40:14+00:00

One reason many people avoid filing claims for workers’ compensation is the fear they will lose their jobs. … The short answer is, no, your
employer cannot fire you merely because of your workers’ compensation claim. However, your employer can fire you while you have an open
workers’ compensation claim.

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Can you collect workers comp and work at the same time?2020-05-25T17:40:25+00:00

Can I work while on workers’ compensation? The short answer is no.

Workers receive workers’ compensation benefits because they are
injured and unable to perform their usual job duties.

It is possible to receive Social Security disability and workers’ compensation benefits at
the same time.

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Does workers comp pay full salary?2020-05-25T17:40:34+00:00

Workers’ comp does pay hospital and medical expenses that are necessary to diagnose and treat your injury.

But it also provides disability
payments while you are unable to work (typically, about two-thirds of your regular salary).

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Is it too late to file workers comp?2020-05-25T17:40:40+00:00

How late is too late to file a claim? Generally, you have two years from the date of an injury to file a workers’ compensation claim.

If you fail to file a claim within two years, your claim will be barred by the Statute of Limitations.

Call an attorney as soon as you have an on the job injury.

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Do workers comp doctors lie?2020-05-25T17:40:46+00:00

It may be tempting to act like things are worse than they really are; however, you should be honest about your condition, including any pain you
experience.

If you lie about your symptoms or exaggerate, you may lose credibility and damage your chances of obtaining workers’ comp
benefits.

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Can I lose my job due to an injury?2020-05-25T17:40:52+00:00

Most states have laws that make it illegal to fire an employee solely because the employee has suffered a workplace injury and filed a workers’
compensation claim.

However, an employee may be fired if the injury makes the employee unable to complete the employee’s essential job
responsibilities.

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What are my rights on workers compensation?2020-05-25T17:40:57+00:00

You have the right to file a claim for your injury or illness in workers compensation court or the state industrial court.

You have the right to see a doctor and to pursue medical treatment. if you are released to return to work by your physician, you have the right to return to your job.

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What if I can’t do my job after injury?2020-05-25T17:41:02+00:00

The short answer is yes, you can be fired after a work injury. Sometimes employers can’t provide returning employees with their previous job
or pay.

In most cases, your employer is not required to continue your employment if you can’t return to your former job duties or if there isn’t
another suitable job available.

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How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a truck wreck?2020-05-25T17:41:10+00:00

In most truck accident cases the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident. But, it is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible following an accident. Many times it may be necessary to start preserving evidence from the scene of the truck accident or from the vehicles involved in the truck accident.

It may be necessary to hire an accident reconstruction expert to go to the scene right away and begin an investigation, take measurements, look for skid marks or gouge marks etc. Important pieces of evidence regarding vehicle safety standards and driver logs can quickly be lost or destroyed.

It is best if your truck accident attorney can get to work as soon as possible on your truck accident case.

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Who can be sued in a truck accident case?2020-05-25T16:46:29+00:00

Often it becomes necessary to conduct thorough discovery through the litigation process to discover all of the potential parties that may be legally responsible for death, injuries or other damages caused by a truck accident.

In a truck accident case, the truck driver, transportation company, independent contractors, distribution companies or the owner of the truck may be liable. In other cases, the facility responsible for loading the truck, or even the entity responsible for the contents of the trailer can be held responsible as well.

Each case is unique, so the best way to determine who is at fault is by speaking with a truck accident lawyer. We offer free consultations to our potential clients.

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What should I do in the days following a truck accident?2020-05-25T16:45:49+00:00

What you do in the days after a truck accident can make the difference between winning and losing your case.

The amount of your potential recovery may depend on taking the right steps immediately after the truck accident. it is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible following a truck  accident. Many times it may be necessary to start preserving evidence from the scene of the truck accident or from the vehicles involved in the truck accident.

It may be necessary to hire an accident reconstruction expert to go to the scene right away and begin an investigation, take measurements, look for skid marks or gouge marks etc. Important pieces of evidence regarding vehicle safety standards and driver logs can quickly be lost or destroyed. It is best if your truck accident attorney can get to work as soon as possible on your truck accident case. You also want to make sure you go about obtaining the necessary medical treatment in a way that helps you get well and also helps you have the best chance to recover the full amount of your damages caused by the truck accident.

An experienced truck accident attorney can help you obtain medical treatment at no out of pocket expense to you. Never accept a settlement offer from an insurance carrier unless you have consulted with a truck accident lawyer.

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What should I do if someone from the trucking company calls me before I’ve picked a truck accident lawyer?2020-05-25T16:45:10+00:00

Do not speak with them about how the accident occurred and/or about your injuries.

Also, do not agree to make a recorded statement to the trucking company or their insurance carrier without a truck accident lawyer on your side. Do not sign any forms sent to you by the trucking company and their insurance carrier. Politely obtain the name and contact number of the person who called you and the name of who they work for.

Tell them you will have your truck accident lawyer call them back. The trucking companies and their insurance company adjusters and lawyers are not on your side and are very experienced in how to get you to say and do things that you may realize will hurt your case. We offer free consultations to our potential clients.

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What should I do at the scene of a truck accident?2020-05-25T16:44:31+00:00

What you do at the scene after a truck accident can make the difference between winning and losing your case.

The amount of your potential recovery may depend on taking the right steps after the truck accident.

If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you’ll want to protect yourself both physically and legally. Here are the most important steps to be taken after a truck crash:

  • Stay At the Scene Of the Collision
  • Call 9-1-1 For Emergency Services
  • Check Other Vehicle Passengers For Injuries if Possible
  • Do Not Admit Fault
  • Do not discuss the wreck with anyone except the police or your own insurance agent; you are not required to give a statement to the other driver’s insurance company.
  • Take Photos, Capture Videos & Record Audio of Evidence
  • Obtain Contact Information From Any Available Witnesses
  • Exchange Contact Info, Insurance Details, Driver’s License # and Vehicle Info With Other Drivers
  • Don’t Make Any Statements About the Crash
  • it is best to contact an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible following a truck accident.

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What can I do to protect my rights after a truck accident?2020-05-25T16:43:53+00:00

As the victim of a truck wreck, you have legal rights to compensation for your injuries. However, because trucking accidents often involve multiple responsible parties and insurance companies, obtaining that compensation can be a nightmare.

What you do immediately after a truck accident can make the difference between winning and losing your case. The amount of your potential recovery may depend on taking the right steps after the truck accident.

Without legal representation, you’re likely to be bullied out of a fair settlement. Trucking companies will typically have unlimited resources, including teams of lawyers to fight against any lawsuit you may file as a result of an accident—regardless of how injured you are.

If you have been hit by a tractor trailer or large commercial vehicle, the best way to protect yourself is to contact an experienced truck crash attorney who will defend your rights and ensure that you are fairly compensated.

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When Is A Commercial Vehicle Driver Considered Negligent?2020-05-25T16:43:12+00:00

There are many ways in which a Commercial Vehicle Drive may be found to be negligent.

Negligence occurs when there is a failure to exercise reasonable care in one’s actions, and as a result, someone is injured or damaged. For a commercial vehicle driver to be found negligent, it would need to be proven that the driver:

  • Owed a duty of ordinary care
  • Breached that duty of ordinary care
  • The breach of that duty of care caused injury or harm to another
  • The harm caused financial losses

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How Does Vehicle Maintenance Affect Truck Accidents?2020-05-25T16:37:54+00:00

Commercial trucks are required to uphold federal compliance for maintenance standards and it’s the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that regulates commercial truck safety.

Nonetheless, common carriers can and do sometimes evade or ignore federal law in order to save money, and as a result, accidents involving truck maintenance issues occur.

Some common maintenance issues that affect trucking safety and collisions include:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Headlights
  • Steering
  • Tow Hitch Defects
  • Lack of Inspections
  • Unsecured Loads

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What Are the Most Common Types of Truck Accident Cases?2020-05-25T16:41:16+00:00

Semi-trucks, buses, delivery vans, tractor-trailers and fuel trucks are among the most common commercial vehicles involved in truck accident lawsuits.

Parties that have been injured as a result of a big rig collision will often file a claim and begin a lawsuit alleging that negligence occurred on the part of the truck driver and / or company and caused the collision and injuries.

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How Do I Get Compensated for My Injuries After a Truck Accident?2020-05-25T16:41:22+00:00

If you’ve been injured in a big rig collision or similar type of trucking accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, lost future earning potential, pain and suffering and more.

What you do immediately after a truck accident can make the difference between winning and losing your case. The amount of your potential recovery may depend on taking the right steps after the truck accident. One of the first steps is obtaining the medical treatment you may need to treat and document your injuries and medical damages.

An experienced truck accident attorney can provide you with access to medical treatment at no out of pocket expenses to you. You may also need to preserve any evidence both from the scene of the collision and also evidence in the possession of the trucking company or its driver, such as driver’s logs, employment records, driver training policies and procedures, etc.

Your truck accident lawyer will guide you through the process and make sure the correct steps are taken to protect and maximize your claim. If necessary, a lawsuit may be necessary. You are compensated for your damages when a winning settlement or verdict is reached in your case.

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Why Choose Houston Truck Accident Lawyers at Maida Law Firm?2020-05-25T16:41:27+00:00

As a Houston truck accident attorney, I defended trucking companies and companies that allowed their trucks to be out on the road.

I know exactly what they are looking for to deny claims or to pay big money. There are all sorts of things that trucking companies do to hide essential details and information from an individual Houston truck accident attorney who doesn’t know what to look for.

Much of that has to do with logbooks that are kept, maintenance records, proper safety training for the drivers, proper sleep and other things that could help prevent an accident.

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Claims Against Careless or Negligently-Trained Truck Drivers2020-05-25T16:41:32+00:00

When truck drivers don’t have the requisite training to safely maneuver their vehicle in dangerous conditions, they and their employers can become liable for injuries to victims of these major accidents.

Houston truck accident attorney Sam Maida Jr. has decades of experience investigating and prosecuting claims against careless or negligently-trained tractor-trailer drivers and the companies that hire them.

He will be the dedicated and aggressive Houston truck accident lawyer you need on your side after suffering injuries in a Houston, Texas truck accident.

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Should I File a Police Report After An Accident Involving an 18-Wheeler?2020-05-25T16:41:41+00:00

I think people need to file an accident report, whether it be with an 18-wheeler accident or a car accident.

It is very important to establish that an accident happened and have the police officers, thoroughly investigate the accident. I am finding more and more people are not reporting car accidents and 18-wheeler accidents thinking that they can handle it themselves, and exchange the proper information.

What our Houston truck accident attorney is finding is most of the insurance companies and corporations are denying to pay for any kind of property damage or personal injury because there wasn’t an official source out there to investigate the accident properly. It is very important to file a report every time.

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How Do You Prove The Commercial Trucking Company is Liable in Truck Accident?2020-05-25T16:41:45+00:00

One of the biggest things is to show that the person who works for them is, in fact, actually working for them and not an independent contractor.

If you can establish that they, were not properly trained or didn’t get adequate rest or the vehicle was not properly maintained. These are all the types of things the trucking companies are required to do before they put their vehicles out on the road. Some other things that cause these truck accidents are the tires are in bad shape, underinflated, or other issues with the tires.

They may also have air brakes that are not properly maintained and need to be replaced. One of the biggest problems is these vehicles need a great deal of distance compared to a normal automobile to stop and get under control. The visibility on these vehicles are also extremely difficult and dangerous for the public.

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How is The Legal Process Different With Accidents Involving Big Rigs?2020-05-25T16:41:51+00:00

The difference in the legal process is you are dealing usually with big companies that can have their own adjustors on a case, or they can have outside insurance adjusters.

A lot of times these big companies monitor what is paid out on a claim because they have what’s called the “self-insured retention” were the first bits of money, maybe $50,000.00, $100,000.00, or $1 million.

This comes out of their own pocket before any insurance money is paid out. These cases are closely scrutinized and these companies are not going to pay any money unless a Houston truck accident lawyer knows exactly what you are doing.

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What Are The Laws Governing Truck Accident Claims in Houston, Texas?2020-05-25T16:41:55+00:00

The laws governing truck accident claims are very similar to people who are driving cars.

The major differences are that in trucking accidents, it is very important to have a Houston truck accident lawyer who understands how to win these cases.

Most companies are required to keep a log with the truck, which includes proper maintenance of the vehicle. Individual truckers and companies must have proper logbooks, training for drivers, which includes the various things they are carrying on their rigs or trailers.

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Claims Against Careless or Negligently-Trained Truck Drivers2020-05-25T16:42:00+00:00

When truck drivers don’t have the requisite training to safely maneuver their vehicle in dangerous conditions, they and their employers can become liable for injuries to victims of these major accidents. Truck drivers and trucking companies have a much higher standard of care that they are expected to follow than other drivers on the road. Although the laws governing truck accident claims are very similar to people who are driving cars, there are many state and federal guidelines that they must follow.

Truck drivers and trucking companies must follow much stricter guidelines and safety protocols. Truck drivers are regulated by what is called the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.  Many truck drivers and trucking companies regularly fail to follow these regulations. This is a huge problem for the trucking company and finding out what violations were made can make a big difference in a trucking case. Having an experienced truck accident lawyer in your truck accident case is critical. Many car accident lawyers are not experienced in handling truck accident cases. In trucking accidents, it is very important to have a Houston truck accident lawyer who understands how to win these cases.

The experienced truck accident lawyer knows what is expected of the trucking company drivers and their employers and can find out if the trucking company may be responsible for hiring an unsafe truck driver who caused your trucking accident.

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What Happens When an 18-Wheeler Jackknifes on The Highway?2020-05-25T16:42:03+00:00

Tractor-trailer jackknife accidents are a common cause of large truck injury accidents. Jackknife accidents can happen when the powered front wheels of a large truck or 18-wheeler lock up, but the rear wheels of the trailer continue traveling forward toward the front of the truck. This can cause the truck driver to lose control of the vehicle, and in some cases can result in the semi-truck or big rig rolling over if the truck is traveling at a high rate of speed at the time that it jackknifes.

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Should I File a Police Report After An Accident Involving an 18-Wheeler?2020-05-25T16:42:08+00:00

Yes. A police report should always be filed whether it involves an 18-wheeler accident, trucking accident or even an ordinary auto accident. It is very important to establish that an accident happened and have the police officers, thoroughly investigate the accident. It is a mistake to not report an 18-wheeler accident, trucking accident or car accident. and just exchange information. This Filing an official police report will help your Houston truck accident attorney in holding the truck driver and trucking company responsible in your case and give your Houston truck accident attorney a good starting point in helping you with your case. This also allows for the proper documentation of the facts surrounding the trucking accident and the names and contact information of potential witnesses. The insurance companies and corporations are often denying to pay for any kind of property damage or personal injury because where there wasn’t an official source out there to investigate the accident properly. It is very important to file a report every time.

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How Do You Prove The Commercial Trucking Company is Liable in Truck Accident?2020-05-25T16:42:11+00:00

Truck drivers and trucking companies have a much higher standard of care that they are expected to follow than other drivers on the road. Although the laws governing truck accident claims are very similar to people who are driving cars, there are many state and federal guidelines that they must follow. Truck drivers and trucking companies must follow much stricter guidelines and safety protocols. Truck drivers are regulated by what is called the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.  One of the biggest things is to show is that the truck driver and trucking company failed to strictly follow state and federal regulations. For example, if you can establish that the driver’s driving experience and history was not adequately investigated during the hiring process,  was not properly trained or didn’t get adequate rest or the vehicle was not properly maintained.

These are just a few of the types of things the trucking companies are required to do before they put their vehicles out on the road. Some other things that cause these truck accidents are the tires are in bad shape, underinflated, or other issues with the tires. They may also have air brakes that are not properly maintained and need to be replaced. One of the biggest problems is these vehicles need a great deal of distance compared to a normal automobile to stop and get under control. The visibility on these vehicles are also extremely difficult and dangerous for the public. An experienced trucking accident lawyer knows what to look for and how to uncover dangerous and irresponsible truck drivers and trucking companies.

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How is The Legal Process Different With Accidents Involving Big Rigs?2020-05-25T16:42:15+00:00

Truck drivers and trucking companies have a much higher standard of care that they are expected to follow than other drivers on the road. Although the laws governing truck accident claims are very similar to people who are driving cars, there are many state and federal guidelines that they must follow. Truck drivers and trucking companies must follow much stricter guidelines and safety protocols. Truck drivers are regulated by what is called the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.  Many truck drivers and trucking companies regularly fail to follow these regulations. This is a huge problem for the trucking company and finding out what violations were made can make a big difference in a trucking case. Having an experienced truck accident lawyer in your truck accident case is critical. Many car accident lawyers are not experienced in handling truck accident cases. In trucking accidents, it is very important to have a Houston truck accident lawyer who understands how to win these cases. The experienced truck accident lawyer knows what is expected of the trucking company drivers and their employers and can find out if the trucking company may be responsible for hiring an unsafe truck driver who caused your trucking accident.

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What Are The Laws Governing Truck Accident Claims in Houston, Texas?2020-05-25T16:42:20+00:00

Truck drivers and trucking companies have a much higher standard of care that they are expected to follow than other drivers on the road. Although the laws governing truck accident claims are very similar to people who are driving cars, there are many state and federal guidelines that they must follow. Truck drivers and trucking companies must follow much stricter guidelines and safety protocols. Truck drivers are regulated by what is called the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.  Having an experienced truck accident lawyer in your truck accident case is critical. Many car accident lawyers are not experienced in handling truck accident cases. In trucking accidents, it is very important to have a Houston truck accident lawyer who understands how to win these cases. The experienced truck accident lawyer knows what is expected of the trucking company drivers and their employers and can find out if the trucking company may be responsible for hiring an unsafe truck driver who caused your trucking accident.

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Can I sue an insurance company without hiring a lawyer?2020-05-25T16:42:26+00:00

Yes, you could but the insurance company is usually not the correct party that you should sue.  It’s highly recommended NOT to do so as insurance companies are notorious for offering extremely low settlements and even denying claims. People who have never studied the law are not prepared to fight against an insurance company. Simply researching laws in Texas won’t instantly make you a schooled person of the law. The court will expect you to know every bit as much as a lawyer would know and they will hold you accountable for your case. And the insurance companies know this is where they can take advantage of you. Consulting with a qualified Houston car accident lawyer is typically in your best interest.

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What is the Average Settlement for a Car Accident in Texas?2020-05-19T21:31:52+00:00

Determining the value of your case can be complicated. What you do from the very first day or days after you are in an accident can make the difference in how much your settlement may be and how successfully your case can be won. Experienced auto accident attorneys know what needs to be done from the very beginning and what not to do. This is especially true in cases that involve serious injuries or questions about liability.

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Should I get a lawyer for a personal injury in a car accident?2020-05-19T21:31:25+00:00

Many people think that lawyers are expensive and that they are better off just handling their car accident claim on their own. What they don’t realize is that car accident claims can be surprisingly complicated, and that many injured victims end up with much less than they deserved because of improperly handled claims. What you do from the very first day or days after you are in an accident can make the difference in how successfully your case can be won. Experienced auto accident attorneys know what needs to be done from the very beginning and what not to do. This is especially true in cases that involve serious injuries or questions about liability.

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How much does a personal injury car accident lawyer cost?2020-05-19T21:30:53+00:00

One of the main reasons that car accident victims decide not to call an attorney is concern that they cannot afford it. However, personal injury attorneys don’t charge any up front or exorbitant hourly fees like you might see on TV shows or movies. Car accident victims deserve to receive money for their injuries and other damages, not pay money to attorneys. For this reason, we handle car accident cases on a contingency fee basis so we only get paid if we are able to recover money damages from the other side or their insurance company.

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Why Hire a Houston Personal Injury Car Accident Lawyer?2020-05-19T21:30:22+00:00

Many people think that lawyers are expensive and that they are better off just handling their car accident claim on their own. What they don’t realize is that car accident claims can be surprisingly complicated, and that many injured victims end up with much less than they deserved because of improperly handled claims. What you do from the very first day or days after you are in an accident can make the difference in how successfully your case can be won. Experienced auto accident attorneys know what needs to be done from the very beginning and what not to do. This is especially true in cases that involve serious injuries or questions about liability.

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What should you look for in a personal injury lawyer?2020-05-19T21:29:55+00:00

There is no substitute for experience and the recommendations of former clients. Check their reviews to see what others have had to say about the law firm. An experienced personal injury lawyer can best advocate for your legal rights if you’ve been hurt in an accident at work or in daily life, have suffered from medical malpractice, or are struggling to have your insurance carrier cover your needs. When looking for a personal injury lawyer, research their reviews and make sure former clients have had good experiences with them. Next, make sure the personal injury lawyer has experience and proven success winning cases similar to yours. Confirm that the lawyer is licensed to provide services in your state. Most lawyers offer a free consultation to learn what your case is about and explain what you need to do next to preserve your legal rights. Unlike many attorneys who require an up front, out of pocket retainer, personal injury lawyers usually work on a contingency fee basis. This means that in lieu of payment upfront, they only get paid if they are able to obtain a recovery for you in your case as a percentage of the settlement in case of a win.

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What is a personal injury lawyer?2020-05-19T21:29:23+00:00

A personal injury lawyer represents injury victims who have sustained physical, psychological and/or economic damages caused by the negligent or intentional conduct of a third party. A personal injury lawyer fights on your behalf if you’ve been injured to help you obtain the medical treatment necessary to heal as quickly as possible and to protect and obtain the maximum amount of money damages available to you as a result of the injuries. The injuries may are often the result of an auto or truck accident caused by the negligence of another driver, or by malicious intent of another person such as an assault, or it could be at the hands of a business, government or other entity. Personal injury lawyers specialize in tort law, which is the law of civil wrongs like car accidents, truck accidents, or company wrongdoing.

To become qualified to be a personal injury lawyer in the United States, a person must earn a bachelor’s degree, followed by a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school and then must pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. Unlike many attorneys who require an up front, out of pocket retainer, personal injury lawyers usually work on a contingency fee basis. This means that in lieu of payment upfront, they only get paid if they are able to obtain a recovery for you in your case as a percentage of the settlement in case of a win.

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Are the police involved?2020-05-12T18:53:56+00:00

Houston law enforcement officers regularly arrive at the scene of crashes.

An officer should always try to identify if one or more drivers violated the law, such as intoxication. The police should arrest and charge a drunk driver for DWI.

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How much money can you get for pain and suffering from a car accident?2020-05-12T18:53:09+00:00

The amount you get for pain and suffering depends on many variable factors.

Pain and suffering damage is what is called a non-economic damage. If you are injured in an accident Houston or anywhere in the state of Texas, you are entitled to recover for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical disfigurement, physical impairment and loss of consortium.

How much you get for these damages depends heavily on how well you develop and prove your damages. An experienced auto accident attorney can assist you with this evaluation and make sure you get the most money allowable under Texas law.

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How much do insurance companies pay for pain and suffering?2020-05-12T18:52:31+00:00

The amount you get for pain and suffering depends on many variable factors.

Pain and suffering damage is what is called a non-economic damage. If you are injured in an accident Houston or anywhere in the state of Texas, you are entitled to recover for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical disfigurement, physical impairment and loss of consortium.

How much you get for these damages depends heavily on how well you develop and prove your damages. An experienced auto accident attorney can assist you with this evaluation and make sure you get the most money allowable under Texas law.

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What kind of damages are emotional distress?2020-05-12T18:51:45+00:00

Emotional damages are sometimes referred to as mental anguish.

Mental anguish damage is what is called a non-economic damage. If you are injured in an accident Houston or anywhere in the state of Texas, you are entitled to recover for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, mental anguish (emotional distress), physical disfigurement, physical impairment and loss of consortium.

How much you get for these types of damages depends heavily on how well you develop and prove your damages. An experienced auto accident attorney can assist you with this evaluation and make sure you get the most money allowable under Texas law.

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How do you win an emotional distress case?2020-05-12T18:50:11+00:00

To win any emotional distress claim, you always need to show that the person you are suing (the “defendant”) did something that caused the distress.

In an intentional infliction of emotional distress claim, for example, you need to show that the defendant engaged in “extreme” and “outrageous” conduct.

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What are the 5 signs of emotional suffering?2020-05-12T18:49:31+00:00

Learn the Five Signs that may mean someone is in emotional pain and might need help:

  • Personality Change. Their personality changes.
  • They seem uncharacteristically angry, anxious, agitated, or moody.
  • They withdraw or isolate themselves from other people.
  • Poor Self-Care.
  • Hopelessness

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Can you claim for anxiety after a car accident?2020-05-12T18:48:37+00:00

Even when a physical injury isn’t sustained, those involved may be left with post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD after a car accident. …

When someone is left with a psychological problem such as anxiety due to an accident that wasn’t their fault, they may wish to make a personal injury claim for compensation.

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Can I sue if I wasn’t injured in car accident?2020-05-12T18:47:59+00:00

Even when a car crash doesn’t cause injury, significant property damage can be a huge burden for accident victims.

When this is the case, those involved often wonder if they can file a lawsuit for those damages alone. …

As such, filing a lawsuit is not usually appropriate when a crash only caused property damage.

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Who is at fault in a single vehicle accident?2020-05-12T18:47:22+00:00

Because only one car is involved in a singlevehicle accident, the driver is almost always considered to be at fault for the accident. But there are a few exceptions

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Is hydroplaning my fault?2020-05-12T18:46:50+00:00

In most cases, the driver who caused an accident while hydroplaning is at fault.

While some vehicle collisions are caused by a lack of visibility due to pouring rain or blinding snow, many foul weather accidents are caused by hydroplaning

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What happens if someone sues you for more than your insurance covers?2020-05-12T18:46:18+00:00

The short answer is yes, you can be sued for more than your coverage provides.

You have an agreement with your insurer that they will cover damages up to the limit of your insurance.

The Plaintiff is not bound by the coverage limits. Your insurer has a duty to take your interests over its own.

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Can someone sue you for a minor car accident?2020-05-12T18:45:32+00:00

Yes. The amount of a person’s injuries does not depend on the amount of visible car damage created as a result of the accident.

Many people have suffered significant injuries in accidents with little or no visible auto damage. Vehicles are designed to withstand violent impacts. Your body is not.

If you have been injured in an auto accident, consult an experienced auto accident attorney to assist you with your claim and protect your claim. An experienced auto accident attorney should be able to help you obtain medical treatment for your injuries at no out of pocket cost to you.

Is a weather related accident at fault?In most cases of weather-related accidents, the driver at fault can be held liable.

This is because the driver could have acted to prevent the accident. Driver’s still have a duty to act reasonably under the circumstances, even in bad weather.

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How much do you get for pain and suffering in a car accident?2020-05-12T18:44:34+00:00

The amount you get for pain and suffering depends on many variable factors.

Pain and suffering damage is what is called a non-economic damage.

If you are injured in an accident Houston or anywhere in the state of Texas, you are entitled to recover for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical disfigurement, physical impairment and loss of consortium.

How much you get for these damages depends heavily on how well you develop and prove your damages. An experienced auto accident attorney can assist you with this evaluation and make sure you get the most money allowable under Texas law.

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Are there any upfront costs for hiring an attorney for my car accident?2020-05-12T18:41:00+00:00

No! And an experienced auto accident attorney can also help you obtain necessary medical treatment right away and with no upfront or out of pocket expenses.

People sometimes believe that they’re unable to afford help from a Houston car accident lawyer, so they won’t seek out answers from an experienced auto accident attorney and accept unreasonably low offers from the deceptive insurance companies.

This should never be the case! Auto accident attorneys usually work on a contingency fee basis so you do not get charged by the hour or incur any fees or case expenses out of your own pocket.

This means auto accident attorneys only get paid if there is a money recovery and the attorney’s fees are paid by the person who hit you from any recovery in your case.

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How Long Do I Have to File a Claim for an Auto Accident in Texas?2020-05-12T18:40:10+00:00

Regardless of where you live, your state has laws that govern how long you have to file a legal claim.

In Texas, the law that governs how long you have to file your lawsuit is called the statute of limitations. Sometimes, there are other actions and notices that must be taken even sooner in order to preserve your right to bring a claim or lawsuit.

If you fail to take the appropriate actions, your accident claim will be barred forever and you will lose your chance of recovering from the defendant.

Since the situation can be different for each different type of claim, it’s a good idea to have an experienced car accident lawyer in Texas handle your claim and preserve your right to collect for your damages.

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What are the legal rights and responsibilities of the drivers?2020-05-12T18:39:25+00:00

If any property damage or injuries occurred in a crash, Texas law requires all drivers involved to stop and remain at the scene until they have rendered necessary aid and exchanged information.

In the time following a crash, each driver should exchange his or her name and address, vehicle registration number, driver’s license information and insurance information.

Other rights and responsibilities will vary depending on the facts of each case.

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What is the average settlement for a car accident?2020-05-12T18:38:34+00:00

Determining the value of your case can be complicated.

A lot depends on what you do in the days, weeks or even months following your auto accident injury and how you go about handling the case.

There are almost 250,000 car accidents in Texas every year according to the Texas Department of Transportation. About 7% of these are considered serious, leaving their victims with severe injuries.

If you or your loved one suffer serious injuries in your crash, you may require the help of an auto accident attorney to help with access to medical treatment. If the other driver is at fault, their insurance company should cover these medical bills.

But how much is your case worth aside from medical bills? Your Houston car accident lawyer can help you calculate your damages and also explain what things go into determining your case’s value.

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What is the Average Settlement for a Car Accident in Texas?2020-05-12T18:37:20+00:00

Determining the value of your case can be complicated.

A lot depends on what you do in the days, weeks or even months following your auto accident injury and how you go about handling the case. There are almost 250,000 car accidents in Texas every year according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

About 7% of these are considered serious, leaving their victims with severe injuries. If you or your loved one suffer serious injuries in your crash, you may require the help of an auto accident attorney to help with access to medical treatment.

If the other driver is at fault, their insurance company should cover these medical bills. But how much is your case worth aside from medical bills? Your Houston car accident lawyer can help you calculate your damages and also explain what things go into determining your case’s value.

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How do attorneys get paid for car accidents?2020-05-12T18:36:28+00:00

Auto accident attorneys usually work on a contingency fee basis so you do not get charged by the hour or incur any fees or case expenses out of your own pocket.

This means auto accident attorneys only get paid if there is a money recovery and the attorney’s fees are paid by the person who hit you from any recovery in your case.

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Is it good to get a lawyer for car accident?2020-05-12T18:35:34+00:00

Anytime you are injured in a car accident, it is a good idea to consult with a qualified personal injury lawyer.

Most personal injury attorneys offer free consultations, so you should always seek out the advice of an experienced lawyer before making decisions about your case.

Auto accident attorneys usually work on a contingency fee basis so they only get paid if there is a money recovery and they can help you receive the medical treatment you may need at no out of pocket costs to you.

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Do I need a lawyer for a car accident that was my fault?2020-05-12T18:34:33+00:00

You are not required to hire a lawyer after a car accident that was not your fault.

However, you if there was any property damages or injuries involved , you should notify your insurance company about the auto accident and request a defense. If a lawyer is necessary, your insurance company should provide you with a lawyer to defend you.

If liability is uncertain, contacting an experienced auto accident lawyer may help you get compensation for which you are eligible, and avoid liability for the crash.

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Should I accept the first offer from an insurance company?2020-05-04T20:46:05+00:00

An auto insurance settlement is a negotiation between you, the injured party and the at-fault party, represented by the insurance company.

The steps you take immediately after a collision may dramatically impact the value of your claim. Before you begin any type of negotiation with the insurance company, you must know the value of your claim.

It is advisable to contact a Texas Personal Injury Attorney to assist you in valuing and resolving your claims. It is not generally advisable to accept the first offer you get from the insurance company.

Remember that the insurance claims’ adjuster does not work for you and does not have your best interests in mind when negotiating a claim. An adjuster’s job is to settle the case quickly and for the least amount of money as possible.

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Will my health insurance cover me in a car accident?2020-05-04T20:45:25+00:00

As with any injury, your health insurance should provide coverage for any treatment you obtain, within and consistent with your health insurance policy language.

If someone else is at fault for the collision, your health insurance is not generally the primary insurance company to provide coverage.  Many health insurance companies maintain a right of reimbursement or a subjugation interest to recoup the money they pay toward your treatment, when there is another responsible party for your injuries.

You should consult with a Texas Personal Injury attorney to ensure that your interests are protected.

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Is a car accident criminal or civil?2020-05-04T20:44:30+00:00

A car accident can be both a civil and a criminal action.

The injuries which result from a car accident, and someone’s negligence, is a civil cause of action.  If an individual is cited for any violations of the law at the time of the collision, those actions are criminal in nature.

If you have personal injury protection coverage and/or medical payments coverage on your policy, then your medical bills may also be covered to the extent of your limits.

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How does car insurance work if you are at fault?2020-05-04T20:43:47+00:00

Texas is an at-fault state; meaning, the party who caused the accident is responsible for the damages which ensue.

If you are at-fault in a collision and you have insurance, your bodily injury coverage will cover any damages to the person/people you injured as a result of the auto accident, to the extent of the limits of your policy.

Similarly, your property damage coverage will cover the damage to another person’s property caused by the collision.  If you have collision coverage under your insurance policy, then the damage to your vehicle will also be covered, to the extent of the limits of coverage you maintain.

If you have personal injury protection coverage and/or medical payments coverage on your policy, then your medical bills may also be covered to the extent of your limits.

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