18-Wheeler Truck Accident Death Cases

Any motor vehicle accident could result in a wrongful death. But motor vehicle accidents involving large commercial vehicles like big rigs, tankers, semi-tractor trailers, and other 18 wheelers are often more likely to be fatal because of the sheer size and weight of these box trucks and tankers, which generate significantly more momentum and force in an impact.

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3rd Party Work Injury Claims | Houston Work Injury Lawyer

If you’re injured on the job in Texas, you might be able to make a workers’ compensation claim through your employer. But sometimes, the injury was caused by another company—a third party. That might happen if you’re working at a place where many companies are contributing, like a construction site, on a third party’s property, or with a defective tool.

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Bicycle Accidents

Bikes are becoming a more and more frequent sight on streets, roads, and trails across the country, as their popularity for both commute and recreation increases. But, while they are a more environmentally friendly and healthier alternative to riding in a car, they also carry with them more inherent dangers as well.

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Car Technology, Distractions and Accidents

Car technology has evolved from just a simple dashboard with an ignition key and gearshift to a multimedia system that is equipped with Bluetooth capabilities for wireless phone calls, HD radio reception, GPS systems for maps and directions as well as video screens that show what’s behind you while backing up. However, these innovations may not be the best option for everyone.

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Catastrophic Injuries | Houston Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Imagine an injury so serious that it forces dramatic changes in your life. You might not be able to work anymore, and you might even need help with things like getting dressed in the morning. You may not be able to be the same kind of parent or spouse you used to be, and you might have to give up activities you used to enjoy. That’s what the law calls a catastrophic injury—an injury that prevents the victim from living the same life they did before.

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Common Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents are unfortunately an all too common occurrence in our nation, and they impact families all over every day – in big and small ways. One of the most impactful, and oftentimes the most long-lasting consequences of these accidents is the injuries they leave on the body.

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Construction Fall Accidents

Along with accidents involving operators of heavy machinery or power tools, falls from a height are among the most common causes of injuries and deaths at construction sites. It’s not hard to see why. If your job takes you up high on a ladder, scaffolding or a roof, you’re at risk for a fall. Construction jobs that are especially dangerous for this reason include high-rise construction, roofing, electrical power line installation and repair and structural iron and steel work.

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Dram Shop Law

Liability for a drunk driving accident is not just imposed against the drunk driver or the vehicle owner, but liability could also be imposed on a business or third party that served or provided alcohol to an intoxicated person who caused the crash. This type of liability is called a dram shop law.

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Economic vs Non-Economic Damages in a Personal Injury Case

The law also allows you to recover non-economic damages for an accident. You likely suffered physical pain and mental anguish because of your injuries, and you are entitled to money to make up for that suffering. You can also get money for physical disfigurement you’ve suffered, like scars and burns, and for physical impairment, such as the loss of your ability to perform certain activities. Certain close family members like spouses can even recover money for their personal emotional suffering when a loved one is injured.

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Elegir a un Abogado | Jim Adler & Associates

¿Qué debe tener en cuenta al contratar a un abogado de lesiones personales?
Si usted o un miembro de su familia necesita contratar a un abogado de lesiones personales, hay tres cosas importantes que usted debe tener en cuenta cuando haga su investigación: experiencia, recursos y tácticas. Obtenga más información en este video.

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Firefighter Occupational Cancer

While September 11th may have highlighted the cancer rates of first responders, national statistics have focused explicitly on firefighters who have an elevated cancer rate. Some statistics even reveal that cancer caused 70% of line-of-duty deaths for career firefighters in the United States.

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Fort Worth Pile Up | Fort Worth Car Accident Lawyer | Jim Adler & Associates

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The devastating accident, that happened in Fort Worth, Texas, resulted in multiple fatalities and countless injuries. Our hearts go out to all the victims and their families. If you or a loved one was hurt or killed in this accident, call Jim Adler and Associates today. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve! Call us at 214/817–320-1111

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Hazardous Driving Conditions

Hazardous driving conditions can make even the safest of roads dangerous and deadly. Although Texas has some of the best-designed and safest roadways in the United States, our Texas car accident lawyers know that this does not mean we are immune to hazardous driving conditions.

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Hit-and-Run Accidents

While all motor vehicle accidents are an inconvenience that can be frustrating and confusing for a victim, when that crash is a hit-and-run accident, it can be particularly aggravating and overwhelming—particularly if a victim has been seriously injured.

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How Truck Accidents are Different than Car Accidents | Houston Accident Lawyer

A crash between a car and a large truck isn’t like a crash with another car. A truck can weigh more than 20 times what a sedan weighs, and in an accident, all that extra weight turns into extra force. The truck can do far more damage to a car than another car could, which means the car sustains far more damage, and the people inside can be very seriously injured.

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Injured at Work and No Insurance | Houston Injury Lawyer | Jim Adler & Associates

Workplace injuries can be very serious. Slips and falls, contact with machinery, car accidents and other injuries can keep you out of work for weeks and potentially change your life. If you don’t have health insurance, you could be on the hook for costs that can reach six figures. And when you’re out of work, it can be tough to eat and pay the rent, never mind paying medical costs.

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Oil and Gas Drilling Accidents

Texas continues to be the largest oil producer in the United States, and these oilfields have helped create more jobs and opportunities for more workers and their families in our state. Unfortunately, there are many serious or fatal oil and gas drilling accidents happening throughout Texas, particularly in the southern oilfields.

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Pedestrian Accidents

Statistically, about half of these pedestrian knockdown cases are the fault of the vehicle driver. So what I see is that there’s all different types of causes of accidents. I see carelessness, failure to look out, not paying attention, texting, not looking where you’re going and driving up on the sidewalk.

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Pedestrian Accidents

According to the CDC, a pedestrian is injured in an accident with a car every seven minutes in the United States. Though many pedestrians are injured or killed while jaywalking, or crossing a street without a legally protected crosswalk, about half of all auto/pedestrian accidents are the fault of the driver.

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Premises Liability

How quickly must a property owner clear a hazard? I believe it’s within a reasonable period of time, which is often what I hear, and reasonable periods of time are ultimately not necessarily set in stone. So what a reasonable person would do has to sometimes be decided by a jury.

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Premises Liability | Slip & Fall

Premises liability, at its core, means that if you were injured on someone else’s property as a result of their negligence, you may have a legal right to claim payments. Under Texas law, and in many other states, property owners (both public and private) must ensure the safety of those on their property and take reasonable precautions to protect them from injury or harm. And if they don’t, and someone is injured on business property or suffers personal injury on private property, the owner can be sued for damages.

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Rideshare Accidents

Texas has specific requirements for rideshare drivers. First, they must have a Texas driver’s license, and second, they must carry more than the minimum amount of bodily injury liability coverage to be hired by a ride share company.

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School Bus Danger Zone

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas has an average of 1.4 million students transported by school bus each day of the school year. And for those students, the greatest danger they will face throughout the whole school day is while getting on or off the bus.

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Should I Get a Lawyer for a Minor Car Accident?

After a serious car accident causing personal injuries, high medical bills, and lost wages, most people realize that they will likely need a lawyer to help them handle their claim. However, most people are unsure if they should get a lawyer for a minor car accident—especially if the insurance company is already offering money to settle and “move on.”

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Truck accident investigations

While all motor vehicle accidents can be devastating, commercial trucking accidents are often some of the most catastrophic—even at low speeds. Many can result in permanent, disabling, and fatal injuries resulting in wrongful death.

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What is a Mass Tort?

In a mass tort, a lot of people sue a drug or device company on their own. But the court groups those lawsuits together and puts them in front of just one judge, who handles things as if all of these cases were one case.

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What Is Wrongful Death?

There are many different catastrophic personal injuries that could be caused by the reckless, careless, or negligent actions of another person, business, or government entity. However, the ultimate personal injury in a negligent accident is a wrongful death.

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What to do if You’ve Been Injured in an Oil Rig Accident

Oil and gas are big business in Texas. We are the largest provider of oil in the United States and pride ourselves in doing our part to help our country rely less on foreign oil. While many Texas businesses and corporations do a great job fulfilling their need and keeping their oil rig workers safe, unfortunately, some choose to cut corners and put profits above worker safety. As a result, far too many innocent oil and gas workers could be seriously injured or wrongfully killed in oil rig accidents. Learn more in this video.

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When is the Best Time to Get a Lawyer for my Car Accident?

It can be overwhelming after a car accident, especially if you have suffered serious personal injuries and lost time from work. For some victims, the last thing on their minds is hiring a lawyer—they are just trying to survive and move forward. But often, this is the best time to get a Texas car accident lawyer —especially if the insurance carrier has already called you and offered you money.

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Who is a Jones Act Seaman?

The Jones Act is a very worker-friendly law that allows you to replace all your wages, pay your medical bills and more after an accident. But it only applies to “seamen,” and there are specific rules about who is a seaman. So it pays to know who qualifies.

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Who is Covered by the Jones Act?

Today we’re talking about a powerful tool for injured workers: The Jones Act. If you work on a boat or other vessel, and were injured, this law can help you get compensation. But it doesn’t apply to every worker, so in this segment, we’re going to talk about who is covered under The Jones Act.

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Work Related Accidents and Injuries

A workplace injury might be something small like a cut hand at a food prep station in a restaurant, or it could be something much bigger, like an injury at a chemical plant, refinery or offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Other very serious injuries can include amputation from machinery or a traumatic brain injury from falling materials at a construction worksite.

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