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Drunken Drivers Kill More People in Texas than in Any Other State

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Texas led the country last year in the number of drunken driving fatalities with 1,354 drunken driving deaths last year (up from 34 in 2005). Texas tied Arizona and Kansas for the largest increase in the number of fatalities while Utah, Kansas, and Iowa had the largest percentage…

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Whiplash May Result in Delayed Jaw Pain

Trauma patients 5 times more likely to suffer facial dysfunction after a crash THURSDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) — About one in three people who suffer whiplash is at risk of developing delayed jaw pain/dysfunction that may require treatment, a Swedish study finds. Publishing in the August issue of the Journal of the American Dental…

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The use of Insurance in the Court Room

Not being a lawyer, you may not be aware that the Texas rules of evidence prohibits a lawyer from mentioning insurance in a case where the insurance company is not the defendant.  In other words, if you find yourself on a jury hearing a claim for medical malpractice or a car accident, you won’t hear…

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Rural Teens Take More Driving Risks

A recent article in the Austin American Statesman reveals that teen drivers in rural areas are at a greater risk of being involved in an accident that their urban counterparts. The article was based on a study by the Texas Transportation Institute released Tuesday which shows, among other things that rural teens are more likely…

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Before You Speak to the Insurance Company, Learn About Your Rights

Anchorage, Alaska personal injury lawyer Michael Schneider has a great story about a client who lost a personal injury case because the client spoke to the insurance adjuster, trusted the adjuster, and apparently followed the adjuster’s bad advice, which ended up hurting the claim. Mr. Schneider doesn’t have specifics but only says that at trial…

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Video Showing Forces Imparted in Auto Accidents

Marietta, Georgia personal injury lawyer Matt Flournoy has posted a video on YouTube that shows some of the forces that are imparted in even a “minor” car wreck. While you might find the editing of the video (and its numerous inserts of text) annoying, it does have some decent information. Powered by ScribeFire.

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How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been injured, you get only one chance to get the compensation you deserve. One of the most important decisions you make in your lifetime will be choosing the right personal injury attorney to represent you. You must choose the right lawyer the first time If you hire the wrong lawyer to represent…

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Doctor Denies Health Insurance After Accident

Yesterday a new client called me.  After being hit from behind on the freeway on the weekend, he was in severe pain and went to see his family doctor. The doctor he had always gone to when something was wrong.  The doctor who knew him.  The doctor who took his health insurance. The doctor who,…

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