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Crashes with New or Inexperienced Drivers

It is one thing to get into an accident with another experienced driver. You might have expectations of them driving safely, but you know the same degree that when they get out of the car, they know the process. When two experienced drivers get into what is a genuine accident, the resolution is straightforward and…

Two Killed in Highway 24 Motorcycle Crash in Colorado

Two persons lost their lives in an unfortunate accident that occurred on the Highway 24 in Colorado. The incident occurred on Monday, August 17. According to the details shared by the Colorado State Patrol, the accident took place close to Divide between the mile marker 277 and the Robinhood Drive. It involved a total of…

Who Is Responsible for a U-Turn Crash?

U-turn accidents are unfortunately more common than most drivers think. U-turns are a convenient way to redirect your course and sometimes are the only way to get into a parking center or a specific building. It’s always useful to know exactly what to do in an unexpected but preventable accident situation. Here are a few…

Man Killed in Fiery Crash on U.S. Highway 101

A man lost his life in a fiery crash that occurred on the U.S. Highway 101 last weekend. According to the details shared by the California Highway Patrol, the incident took place in the early morning hours on Saturday. It was reported at around 5:30 a.m. The fatal crash involved a 2008 Ford F-250 that…

How to Stay Comfortable During Your Recovery

Recovering from any type of car accident can call for an extensive amount of time and patience. Soft-tissue damages can take weeks to heal, while surgeries may take months. You may have experienced injuries that will require months of recovery after surgery and then months more of rehabilitation and even vocational rehabilitation. Staying comfortable when…

Trucking Company Can’t Be Sued For Trucker’s Death, Says Court

The Texas Supreme Court has ruled in a lawsuit that the family of a deceased truck driver can’t sue the trucking company where he was employed. The driver died after being coerced by the company to overwork, resulting in fatigue. He died when he fell asleep behind the wheel and ran into the accident. The…

Minimizing Arguments During Settlement Negotiations

Now that people have wider access to information, they’re learning that car insurance settlements are part of a negotiation process. Years ago, it used to be that you just accepted whatever check came your way. Now people know that they need to negotiate for a higher settlement if they want to recover all the damages…

TPC lawsuits finally allowed to proceed through consolidation order to local Judge Courtney Arkeen; 128th District Court Judge

TPC lawsuits finally allowed to proceed through consolidation order to local Judge Courtney Arkeen, 128th District Court Judge, Orange County, Texas.  The explosions ripping through the TPC plant last November resulted in the total destruction of the facility and massive damage to surrounding properties.  Evacuation orders and rolling shelter in place advisories continued for weeks…

Motorcycle Accident on Highway 83 Kills One

A man lost his life in a motorcycle accident that took place on Highway 83 in the El Paso County of Colorado. The fatal incident took place on Saturday, June 13, and was reported to the authorities in the afternoon. According to the details shared by the Colorado State Patrol, The accident occurred less than…

What is Included in Pain and Suffering – Planning Your Demand Statement

A demand statement is your big opportunity to establish what you expect to come out of this claim. In that, you can include the property damage, your medical bills, and pain and suffering. But it’s hard to understand what exactly falls into that catch-all category. Pain and suffering could be the highest figure listed on…

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FROM THE BLOG

Federal report analyzes possible cause of TPC explosion amid litigation

PORT NECHES, Texas — Lawyers have filed more than 500 individual lawsuits since the TPC explosion. One year after the explosions, litigation is in early stages, with pre-trial hearings happening jointly in Orange County, which allows lawyers on both sides to talk about logistics. This week, TPC Group said the company has settled more than…

Beaumont DUI Driver Indicted Over Crash That Killed Police Officer

The driver responsible for a fatal DUI crash that killed a Beaumont police officer earlier this year has now been indicted. The crash which claimed the life of an officer occurred back in August. The Beaumont DUI driver indicted in the case has been identified as Luis Torres, 18, of Port Arthur. According to the…

TPC lawsuits begin in Orange courtroom

The nearly year-ago explosion at the TPC Group’s chemical plant in Port Neches that blew out windows, front doors, brought ceilings tumbling down in hundreds of homes and ruined Thanksgiving weekend for thousands was mostly a Jefferson County event. But don’t’ tell that to 128th District Court Judge Courtney Arkeen. Her office is overseeing the hundreds…