Category: Negligence Claims

McDonald’s Coffee Case – Know the Facts

One of the most famous lawsuits in recent history is the case of Liebeck v. McDonald’s. You may remember this case as the woman who spilled McDonald’s coffee, sued, and got millions of dollars out of it. However, that is the story mass media wanted you to hear. The story … Continue reading

Texas Dram Shop Law: It Used to Be Great

The personal injury and property damage caused by drunk drivers can be expensive. Fortunately, a drunk driver and his or her insurance company are not the only source of financial recovery after an accident. Under certain circumstances, Texas law also allows for recovery from the person or establishment that provided … Continue reading

How Much is My Car Accident Case Worth?

In typical lawyer fashion, I will answer this important question with: “it depends.” Every case is its own entity and carries with it its own value. The question that really should be asked is ‘how long will my medical treatment last,’ because the law firm cannot begin to negotiate with … Continue reading

Do I Have to Pay Taxes on My Settlement?

The quick answer is no. For the most part, personal injury settlements and awards are NOT taxed by the federal or state government, with a few exceptions. Once a case settles before litigation, or a resolution is reached at some point during the litigation process, the state nor the federal … Continue reading

Can I Sue a Drunk Driver for Causing Me Injuries?

A civil suit for drunk driving is a separate procedure from any criminal actions a drunk driver may face. Criminal proceedings are designed to protect the community from upcoming injury by acting as a deterrent to drunk driving, as well as to discipline the drunk driver for acting in an … Continue reading

Why Do I Need An Attorney For My Car Accident Case?

Getting into an automobile collision can be a very scary circumstance. Often times the collision is severe in nature, and these collisions can cause serious injuries. Often times it is essential to hire an attorney in order to obtain the appropriate outcome for a collision. The insurance companies want to … Continue reading

7 Mistakes That Ruin Your Claim

Often, cases are lost due to the actions of the clients during the ongoing case. Lawyers have to work with these issues more often than they’d probably prefer to and as a result, lose out on precious time and money. Often people make these mistakes without knowing and as a … Continue reading

Deep Water Horizon Lawsuits

The real-life events of an offshore oil rig explosion have led to a Hollywood blockbuster flick. Based on a true story, Deep Water Horizon takes place in April 2010 when there is no oil exploration operation in the Gulf of Mexico to compare with the Deepwater Horizon oil rig with … Continue reading