The Five Stages of a Medical Malpractice Case

Medical malpractice cases are often complex - they require thorough investigation, expert testimony (in most states), and can take a lot of time to resolve. Before a medical malpractice case even begins, it is imperative to select a skilled, experienced attorney to guide you through your case. A. - Preliminary Investigation Your attorney will need to collect information to gain an understanding of the facts of the Read More

Vehicles Involved in Fatal Crashes by Maneuver Infographic

Would you believe nearly 64% of fatal vehicle crashes occur while traveling in a straight line? It was hard to believe until we viewed the statistics ourselves. See below for the full information. Source: https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/Main/index.aspx Share this Image On Your Site </p><br /><br /> <p><strong>Please include attribution to https://sharpfirm.com with this Read More

Medical Malpractice in Texas: Statute of Limitations

Texas law contains a protection mechanism to prevent stale claims from being litigated. It is called the statute of limitations. This places a time limit on when an action may be filed. It is based on the date of the incident and for most personal injury claims, it is two years. Most of the time, the statute of limitations is easy to determine. If you are in a car accident on November 1, 2016, for example, you Read More

Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

If you are involved in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, you may have friends who insist that you can handle your claim on your own. This overlooks the advantages a personal injury attorney offers in the administration of your claim. When you hire an attorney for these matters you enjoy: Legal expertise. You will make informed decisions based on the law, not on what the adjuster represents to you. Many Read More

Dram Shop Liability: Who Should I Sue in a Drunk Driving Accident?

Adults have the right to enjoy a drink in Texas, but when they become intoxicated (visibly or otherwise), Texas bars and other drinking establishments are legally required to stop serving them. Not all places do, either because the server fails to realize that their customer has had too much or they’re more concerned about the size of their tips, but people get hurt as a result. Prior to the passage of the Texas Read More

Wheels vs. Heels: Who Has Right of Way?

In 2015 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a report stating that on average, a pedestrian was killed every 1.6 hours and injured every 7.5 minutes in traffic accidents in the United States. It also reported that after California and Florida, Texas had the third highest pedestrian fatality rate in the country. The question of who has the right of way in Texas—pedestrians or Read More

After an Auto Accident, Make Sure You Preserve Your Claim

Texas roads can be dangerous. According to the state Department of Transportation, in 2016 one reportable crash took place every 57 seconds. Of these collisions, one person was injured every one minute 59 seconds. Although you never hope for such an eventuality, one day it could happen to you, and it is important to know how to protect your right to compensation. Do you know what to do? After you’ve been in a Read More

The 5 Elements of a Successful Wrongful Death Claim in Texas

If your child, spouse, or parent was killed by someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or deliberate malice, your life changed forever. Although recovering monetary damages can never compensate you completely for their death, it can help you cope financially with the unexpected tragedy by addressing losses such as: Pain and suffering Mental and emotional anguish Loss of earnings that the deceased brought Read More

Understanding Texas Nonsubscriber Coverage

Imagine a scenario where you are a wind turbine technician working at a wind-energy generation site outside Houston. The pay is great and the benefits are excellent, but when company negligence causes a piece of machinery to fall off its fittings and hits you on the head, you quickly realize that the safety standards leave a lot to be desired. The injury leaves you with a broken shoulder and a potential lifetime of Read More

Understanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Imagine that you are leaving your office late at night after spending several hours finishing up a project. Suddenly, as you are crossing the company parking lot, a coworker distracted by their cell phone hits you with their vehicle. After a trip to the hospital, you are discharged with bruises, abrasions, and a sore knee. Although the emergency room staff assures you that all you need is rest and plenty of ice, Read More