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  • texastriallawyers created a new blog post, DWI and Teens
    DWI and Teens
    Driving while intoxicated leads to thousands of deaths each year and may be the number one preventable cause of loss of life. Let us consider some of the facts about drunk driving in this blog. *Annually there is an average of 40,000 highway deaths each year. Forty percent of these are attributable to drunk drivers. That means anywhere from 16,000 to 18,000 lives could possibly be saved if inebriated persons made the choice to find another way to their destination other than getting behind the wheel of their car when drunk. *The latest ‘catch-phrase’ is ‘buzzed-driving’ and it’s more than just the subject for some fifteen second public service announcements. You see in many states a person is considered legally intoxicated when their blood alcohol content level registers 0.08 but there are certainly similar behaviors that occur when a person’s BAC is 0.05 (or lower), 0.06, and 0.07. These include...
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  •   A common occurrence in United States and Texas in particular, burn injuries is not only physically painful but is also mentally agonizing. Prospects of losing the excellence of appearances and having a social stigma are both highly disturbing for mental states of any victim. Some of the situations in which such burn injuries could happen are residential fires, explosions, automobile accidents (leading to a fuel fed fire), heaters (including hot water), other workplace accidents, and electrical malfunction. Such risks are widespread including public places like restaurants, theater halls, and public transport systems or homes including apartment fires.   When someone else is to blame or partly at fault for a serious burn injury, sometimes the only justice that can be sought is through a civil compensation claim. Personal injury laws in Texas are based in torts. Broadly speaking a tort is harmful act or failure to act for which...
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  • What consumers need to know about personal injury lawyers (part 1) REPUTATION MATTERS Reputation does matter, in personal injury lawsuits. Probably one of the most important factors in evaluating personal injury claims from the insurance perspective is the reputation of the plaintiff's lawyer. Insurers are sophisticated consumers who keep detailed data on the lawyer's performance and track record. All of this is used when valuing an injury case.   NOT ALL LAWYERS ENJOY REPUTATIONS THAT ADD VALUE TO A CASE Some lawyers have a reputation for being ethical, and committed advocates for their clients. Others may have a volume practice which is based on moving cases and not necessarily maximizing the value for the client. Many of the volume practice attorneys have a cookie-cutter approach to settling cases and really had no intention of trying some types of cases. The insurance company knows this and values cases held by such...
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