Do I Need an Attorney?

I’ve just been in a car accident; do I need an attorney? Car crashes are one of the most common causes of injury out there and unfortunately, they happen quite frequently. When you’re in an accident you know that you need to contact the police and also your insurance company, but you might not be clear on what happens next. Will the insurance company of the driver who is at fault make sure the claim is processed and Read More

Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

Hiring a personal injury lawyer is the smartest decision you can make when you find yourself involved in a personal injury case of any kind. But how do you choose the right attorney to help you navigate the ins and outs of the legal system. Choosing the right personal injury lawyer can make all the difference when it comes to settlements or trial outcomes. Here are seven things to consider when making the important Read More

Are You a Distracted Driver?

Driving distracted can be more than texting! What else are you doing that might make you a distracted driver?  Life moves fast and we often find ourselves doing multiple things at once to fit everything in. Multitasking is a way to get things done, but it should never happen when you are behind the wheel of a car. Distracted driving is the number one causes of fatalities or injury on the road. The statistics are Read More

Accidents involving 18-wheelers are on the rise, it’s important that you know your rights!

Eighteen wheelers are a part of our daily driving experience. With about 3 million semi trucks on the road each year, navigating the road with these 70 to 80 foot long, and up to 80,000 pound vehicles is simply a reality. And unfortunately, 18-wheeler accidents are all too common.  Crashes involving 18-wheelers and other large commercial motor vehicle are caused by a wide range of factors including tired or Read More

Leading Causes of Accidents between Large Trucks and Passenger Vehicles

Large trucks—also known as semi-trucks, semi-tractor trailers, “18 wheelers,” and “big rigs”—represent just 1% of the 273 million registered vehicles in the United States. Yet they were involved in approximately 8% of the nonfatal crashes, and 14% of the fatal crashes.1  The most common causes of crashes between 18 wheelers and passenger vehicles are as follows: 1. Interrupted traffic flow, which can lead to Read More

Why Are Large Truck Accidents So Often Fatal?

Large trucks—also known as semi-trucks, semi-tractor trailers, “semis,” “big rigs,” and “18 wheelers,”—represent just 1% of registered vehicles. But they are involved in 14% of fatal crashes.1 The truck’s mass is the main reason large truck accidents are so deadly. These vehicles have weights ranging from a minimum of 10,000 pounds to 80,000 when fully loaded.2 For comparison, the average male elephant, the largest Read More

Our law firm recently obtained a significant ruling on behalf of a conditionally certified class of agency managers employed by Texas Farm Bureau insurance company. 

We would like to congratulate our law partner, Kelly Cook, and his co-counsels Avi Moshenberg and Nick Lawson of McDowell Hetherington LLP and Sean McCarthy and Brian Abramson of the Williams Hart Law Firm, all of whom worked extremely hard to obtain the ruling.  Specifically, the federal magistrate judge found the Farm Bureau violated the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") by misclassifying these workers as Read More

2021 Texas Legislature House Bill 19 and Senate Bill 207

The Texas Legislature is currently debating two bills, which if passed, will make our roadways even more unsafe than they currently are.  Texas currently has the dubious distinction of leading the country in trucking accident injuries and deaths.  Despite this troubling fact, two bills were filed in the Texas legislature proposing to prevent trucking companies from being sued directly for corporate negligence.  The Read More

What to Expect in Regard to Making an Insurance Claim For Busted Pipes Following The Historic Texas Freeze

For those of you whose homes or businesses were damaged by broken pipes during the recent freeze, below is summary of what you can expect during the insurance claim-handling process and some suggestions of what you can do now to help facilitate your insurer's investigation of the claim. Please note that many of you at this early stage do not need to retain an attorney. It is typically only after your insurance Read More

4 Tips on Giving a Deposition After a Personal Injury

If your personal injury claim has turned into a lawsuit, there is a good chance you will be served with a notice to appear at a deposition. A deposition is a statement taken under oath. This is a routine part of the discovery process, which is the phase of a trial in which both sides are gathering information about the case. The notice you receive will give you information about the place and time of the deposition, Read More