The February 2021 Texas freeze impacted millions of people and still to this day individuals and entities are fighting to reclaim the income and property that they lost. The failing of the ERCOT system led to rolling blackouts that affected homes and businesses. Some analysts place the economic loss of the freeze at more than $10 billion for Texans. Like so many people,businesses dealt with burst pipes, loss of Read More

Have you been injured in a Motorcycle accident through no fault of your own?

Picture this, you’re driving along on your new motorcycle when suddenly you are blindsided by another vehicle. You’re injured and before the driver asks if you’re okay, he instead screams “I didn’t see you!” When a person buys a motorcycle, they inherently understand that a motorcycle comes with a risk, but that risk does not mean other vehicles are allowed to drive recklessly around them. And while it’s hard to Read More

What kind of compensation is available for victims in accidents involving 18-wheelers?

Have you been in an 18-wheeler accident and need to understand how you are going to obtain compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses? The amount of damages depends on how bad your injuries are and how egregious the actions of the truck driver, the trucking company, and other possible defendants may be. The more severe the injury, the more the financial compensation you can claim. The State Read More

When you are involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, how do the authorities determine who is at fault?

Recently, thanks to news outlets and internet sites such as YouTube, we are more and more aware of the large number of accidents that involve 18-wheelers. If you have been in one recently, you may not know how complex the process is in determining who was at fault or liable for causing the crash.  Accidents involving 18-wheelers often include more vehicles than the typical two car accident. This increases the Read More

Are you fighting with insurance companies to get adequate compensation to repair damage property caused by last February’s freeze?

According to recent news reports, thousands of our friends and neighbors here in Texas are still waiting on insurance companies to pay for repairs after last February’s terrible freeze. Are you or your family caught up in this disaster and still waiting for your home to be repaired? Over 500,000 Texans filed insurance claims for damages caused by the storm to their homes, and businesses and it’s estimated that many Read More

Did you know that if you get into an accident with an Amazon delivery vehicle, and it’s the Amazon driver’s fault, obtaining compensation for your bodily injuries may be more complicated than you think?

This is because Amazon claims the majority of drivers making deliveries on its behalf are not employees but independent contractors. Their vehicles may be marked with Amazon logos but the driver of the vehicle is frequently not an employee of Amazon.  The drivers are instead employed by separate corporate entities or are working for other delivery companies like Fed-Ex or UPS.   Some people have argued that Amazon Read More

Sharing the road with commercial trucks can be tricky! Here are some tips to stay safe!

It seems like there are more commercial trucks on the road than ever before, and you can’t drive anywhere without encountering at least one or two. Navigating around 18-wheelers is not the same as driving in traffic with passenger vehicles. Driving around commercial trucks can be more dangerous and the risk of accident increases.  Extra precautions need to be taken to avoid accidents with 18- wheelers. They are much Read More

I’ve just been in an accident with an 18-wheeler! What do I do now?!

An accident with an 18-wheeler or other large commercial motor vehicle is almost alwaysmore serious than an accident with another passenger vehicle. Since 18-wheelers can be 20-30 times the size and weight of a standard passenger car, they can cause much more damage and destruction. Not surprisingly, commercial trucks are involved in many of the most serious or fatal accidents on our roads today.  There are many Read More

Can I Recover Lost Wages or Income if I’m Injured in a Car Accident?

A car accident can instantly and dramatically change your life. You might need hospitalization and time off work to make a full recovery. This can lead to loss of wages and income for an extended period of time. You might wonder if you can recover these lost wages and income. Fortunately, the answer is yes.  Lost wage compensation is an example of damages the experienced personal injury attorneys at Wyly & Cook, Read More

If I Was Injured By an Uber or Lyft Driver, What Are My Options?

If you are in an accident that involves a rideshare vehicle like Uber or Lyft, it can be difficult to determine which car insurance applies to your claim and how to protect your rights after the accident. A rideshare business model means that the driver is contracted to drive the car and pick up passengers. The passengers arrange a ride via an app. All this affects who is ultimately responsible for your claim. To Read More