When an 18 wheeler collides with a motorcycle, the rider is usually thrown from the bike and can be dragged along the pavement. The injuries sustained by riders in these accidents are often serious or even fatal.
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.
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.
Las lesiones en obras de construcción son desafortunadamente muy comunes en el mundo de la ley de lesiones personales. Hay varias razones para esto. Obtenga más información en este video.
One of the most common questions we are asked is “how does a personal injury lawyer get paid for a car or truck accident case?”
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.
In Texas where industrial accidents occur on almost a regularly daily basis, you need to be aware of what type of burns you could have and be exposed to.
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.
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.
Refineries and chemical plants can be dangerous places to work for the workers that are there.
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.
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.
Machines are an important part of construction work. With modern machinery, construction jobs can be done much sooner. But like all machines, construction machines can be dangerous. They’re heavy, they’re powerful, and they’re often designed for tasks like cutting or digging that can be dangerous.
The construction and building trades keep America working. But there are a lot of opportunities to get hurt on a construction site, where workers may be working up high, with sharp or electrical objects, or operating heavy machinery.
If you work at a dangerous job, it is essential that you are aware of the risks you are taking on so that you can take the necessary precautions to stay safe.
In a personal injury suit, the money you receive is called your “damages.” There are two types of damages: economic and non-economic. We’ll talk about both in this video.
Unfortunately, in today’s world, distracted driving tends to be the norm rather than the exception. And it only takes a second for a driver to not be paying full attention for something horrible and unintended to happen.
Today we’re going to discuss car accidents where injuries are not immediately apparent but often show up later.
You have rights, and our lawyers make sure those rights are respected. If you’re overwhelmed by bills after a catastrophic injury, or the insurance company refuses to help, contact us for a free consultation. You can find us at jimadler.com or 1-800-567-7575.
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.
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.
¿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.
We are some of the fiercest courtroom advocates out there, and we will zealously represent all victims who are seriously hurt in catastrophic accidents throughout Texas. However, our hardworking team is unique not just because of our legal prowess and tenacity but because of our family values that can help your family after an accident.
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.
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
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.
While many injuries from a motor vehicle accident may be common, such as broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and amputations, some hidden injuries can still be equally debilitating and permanent.
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.
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident or a loved one was seriously injured or wrongfully killed, you need to find the best car accident lawyer to represent you and your family.
As many people have found out when they filed a claim, the insurance company will often exploit any loopholes and employ less than honorable tactics that ultimately will lessen the amount of money that they have to pay out.
If you or a family member needs to hire a personal injury lawyer, there are three important things you should look for when doing your research: experience, resources, and tactics.
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.
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.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured on a construction site of a refinery or chemical plant, or if a loved one was wrongfully killed, please call our experienced Texas construction accident lawyers at Jim Adler & Associates to learn more about your rights to compensation.
If you notice injuries after a crash, you should go see a doctor. That’s not just for treatment, it’s also because the doctor can create a medical record to prove your injuries if you do decide to sue.
Motorcycles offer some of the most thrilling driving experiences out of any other motor vehicle. Unfortunately, they are also some of the most dangerous motor vehicles on the roadways.
If you’re 21 years or older, you do not have to wear a helmet in Texas. It’s not required. However, you have to complete approved courses on motorcycle operation and training courses.
Motorcycle Crashes | Common Types, How to Avoid Them & What to if You or a Loved One are Injured in One
One of the most common types of motorcycle accidents occurs when a biker is making a left hand turn and is hit by an oncoming car. Oftentimes the driver of the car will say that he or she did not see the biker, as if he were invisible.
In this video we discuss some of the types of construction accidents that happen in commercial building projects such as when an office building is being built.
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.
After a car wreck, a lot of injured people are looking at serious medical care, with serious bills to match. If the crash was someone else’s fault, Texas law says that person should pay the bill. Usually, that’s taken care of by their auto insurance. But getting insurance to pay takes time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents is inclement weather. Although it may appear that motor vehicle accidents during inclement weather are not either driver’s fault— an act of God—that is not always the case.
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.
If you have been injured in an accident and suffered personal injuries, unexpected medical bills, and lost wages due to the accident, your disability, or doctor appointments, Texas law may allow you to recover compensation.
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.”
One of the most important considerations after a car accident is whether you should get a lawyer to help you settle your claim. This is particularly true if you or a loved one suffered personal injuries or other losses from the car crash, such as lost wages, medical bills, or property damage.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car or truck accident, you’ll want to consult a lawyer as soon as possible after the crash, for several reasons.
Workers’ compensation applies to most Texas workers, regardless of where they work. The Jones Act is different. The Jones Act is only for people who work on a ship, mobile oil platform, or other vessel that can move around in the water.
This video will provide viewers with 7 things that can ruin your personal injury case especially as it relates to motor vehicle accidents.
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.
In this video we discuss some of the injuries that can occur as a result of a car accident but don’t always show up right away.
There are many different causes of these types of trucking accidents; most of them are entirely preventable with reasonable care. Unfortunately, some truck drivers and trucking companies fail to exercise reasonable care simply because they put profits ahead of safety.
Generally, a car accident lawyer will handle nearly every facet of your car accident claim. This includes any aspect of your life that the crash has impacted, your injuries, or any financial repercussions from the motor vehicle accident.
In today’s video we’ll talk about “fault” in a car accident and introduce you to a very important concept of comparative fault and how that can affect your case.
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.
Surgery costs and other medical bills after a car accident can add up fast and quickly become overwhelming for you and your family.
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.
It is crucial to be aware of some of the most important things not to say to the insurance company right after an accident. Even minor comments can have a significant effect on both liability and damages.
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.
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.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car or truck accident, you’ll want to consult a lawyer as soon as possible after the crash, for several reasons.
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.
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.
Wrecks involving large commercial vehicles like 18 wheelers, semi-tractor trailers, tankers, box trucks, and other big rigs are often catastrophic and life-changing for victims and their families.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be tempted to try and handle your claim without a lawyer. You could, but you would almost be guaranteed to get less compensation than if you had an experienced Texas car accident lawyer helping you.
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.