What to Know About Maritime Laws and Regulations
Are you one of the more than 13 million Americans that can attribute their employment to the maritime industry? An industry that generates more than $3 trillion dollars to the US economy warrants a specific set of laws and regulations. According to Duhaime’s Law Dictionary, the maritime law definition is ...
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4 Mistakes Texas Workers Make After Getting an On the Job Injury
In 2018, Texas has had $356 Million in compensation and medical bills paid on worker’s compensation claims. Injuries on the job are more common than you might think. But many workers don’t know what to do after they get hurt on the job. And they make mistakes that cost them valuable ...
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Did You Buy a Defective Product? Here Are Your Consumer Rights in Texas
Did you hear about the recent cases of exploding glassware? Were you or a loved one injured while using this product? If you suffered an injury due to this or any other product, you may be eligible for compensation. Some Texans believe that only certain injuries or products entitle them to ...
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What You Should Know About Texas Work Compensation Laws
In 2017, there were 2.2 non-fatal occupational injuries or illnesses per 100 full-time workers in the Texas private sector. This number is below the national average. But it still represents a significant portion of the Texas workforce. Like every state, Texas has work compensation laws. These regulate how employers ...
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Everything You Will Need to Know About the Federal Tort Claims Act
Imagine you get hurt because a federal employee did something wrong, but you don’t know what you can do about it. They are employed by the government, so who do you even report to? The Federal Tort Claims Act was passed in 1946 to allow the federal government to ...
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What is Duty of Care and How Does It Impact Your Case?
When we’re thrown into a situation with a person or business, we have an obligation to act responsibly and prevent harm from befalling that person. Different situations warrant different levels of caution, but there’s a general understanding that we should act in the best interest of one another. Legally, ...
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4 Critical Steps to Take After You’ve Been Injured at Work
Every seven seconds someone sustains an injury in the workplace. This stat, coming from the National Safety Council, illustrates how important proper workplace safety is. And yet despite increasing safety measures, workers are still injured each and every day. What should you do if it happens to you? Read ...
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5 Things You Should Know About the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
At one point in time, land-based maritime workers were not properly covered for work-related injuries. There was a grey area of shipbuilders, repairers, harbor construction workers, and more who found themselves in a Catch 22. Thankfully, along came 1927 and the introduction of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation ...
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What is the Jones Act and What Should a Lawyer Know About It?
Oceans cover 71% of the world’s surface area. And though the oceans aren’t inhabited as much as metropolitan areas like Houston, it’s not a lawless territory. We’re not talking about pirates scouring the high seas. We’re talking about the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, otherwise known as the Jones Act. ...
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When You Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
We often hear about wrongful death cases in the media. In August of this year, for example, the deceased performer Prince’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit claims that certain medical professionals failed the singer in the weeks preceding his death. What, however, are the terms which ...
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Worker’s Comp Denied? Here’s What to Do Next
Over 150 Americans are killed per day due to work-related causes. Another 3.8 million suffer from work-related injuries or diseases each year. Unfortunately, even if a working environment clearly led to an injury, some businesses are reluctant to provide workers’ compensation benefits. If you recently had your workers comp ...
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4 Common Reasons You Should Hire a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Have you or a loved one been a victim of medical errors? Medical errors are one of the leading medical malpractice causes for lawsuits. Yet, this isn’t the only medical misconduct that can end in a malpractice settlement or case. A medical malpractice claim arises when a healthcare professional ...
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Under What Circumstances Should You Hire a Car Accident Attorney?
Getting into a car accident is a scary experience that raises a lot of questions. You feel unsure about what to do or how to manage the situation, and don’t know what the best course of action is. After dealing with an accident, you’re likely wondering if you need ...
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What Is the Longshore Act and When Does It Apply?
Workers’ compensation covers around 135 million people in the United States. But there are countless laws and addendum you don’t find out about until after you’re injured on the job. One of the trickiest laws to understand is the Longshore Act. If you work in the maritime industry, the ...
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What is Maritime Law and When Does It Apply to You?
Did you know that 2,629 boat injuries happened in the United States? These injuries only account for 2017. Were you a victim of one of these incidents? If so, what type of claim can you file? Is it a maritime or personal injury law? There’s a fine line between ...
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Suing a Doctor: 5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Medical Malpractice Attorney
All patients should be entitled to peace of mind when working with a medical professional. Unfortunately, we mustn’t forget that doctors are people, too, and mistakes can happen. If you’ve fallen guilty to a form of medical negligence, you may be able to take legal action. As a victim, ...
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5 Tips for What to Do When You’ve Been in a Car Accident
Have you recently been involved in a car accident? A car crash can be a life-changing event that causes you pain and suffering long after it takes place. Besides being a potentially traumatic event mentally, you may have physical injuries that last for an extended period of time. To ...
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4 Tips for Riding a Motorcycle After Experiencing a Bad Accident
According to crash data collected in 2014, motorcyclist deaths occur 27 times more often than deaths in other vehicles. So if you’ve ever been involved in a bad motorcycle accident, you’re so lucky to be alive. And you’re probably nervous about riding a motorcycle again as well. We don’t ...
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Top 3 Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer Before Hiring
Have you been injured in a slip and fall or automobile accident? Besides missing time from school or work, you may be dealing with persistent pain that is impacting other aspects of your daily life. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were almost 6,700 people injured ...
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3 Tips for How to Prepare for a Truck Accident Lawsuit
A truck accident lawsuit can get messy even for the most resourceful company or individual. Just ask Wal-mart. In 2014, the company was involved in a trucking accident which resulted in a multi-million dollar payout to actor Tracy Morgan. And the payment to Morgan was just the tip of ...
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What’s a Breakdown of the Average Motorcycle Accident Settlement?
What if missing some key information were to cost you thousands of dollars? No, this isn’t just a nightmare “what if”. If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident and don’t understand how settlements work, it could cost you more than you could possibly imagine. It’s important for you to ...
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Here are the Top 3 Reasons to Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident
Sadly, there are millions of car crashes every year in the United States. Some are minor bumps, and some are more serious. Regardless of whether you feel OK or not after the accident, however, there’s one thing you must always do after you’ve exchanged insurance details and called an ambulance ...
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Here’s How Medical Malpractice Settlements Work
Are you involved in a medical malpractice case? You may be wondering how medical malpractice settlements work. Medical malpractice is a serious issue, and you deserve to be compensated for your strife. By knowing how the settlement process works, your case will be much easier to handle. We’re here ...
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What is the Personal Injury Lawsuit Process?
You are eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit if you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. Situations that can lead to these lawsuits include car accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, workplace-related injuries, and many more. These lawsuits don’t need to be complicated. In fact, over 700,000 ...
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What to Do After a Car Accident That’s Your Fault
Between 20 and 50 million people are injured in a car accident every year. That means car accidents are a common occurrence, but is it common for drivers to know what to do after a car accident? Those first moments after a vehicular collision are crucial. Unfortunately, most drivers ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Lump Settlements and Your DBA Claim
No matter where you are in the process of filing or winning your claim under the Defense Base Act (DBA), it’s wise to start thinking about financial planning. A windfall of cash can throw anyone off-balance, so it’s important to have a plan ahead of time. If you win ...
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Distracted Driver Accidents: What You Need to Know
Distracted drivers are the number one safety concern of people on the road. In fact, this is a significantly higher concern over all other things drivers worry about, like drunk drivers or bad weather. Yet, so many people text and drive! If you don’t do it, you probably know ...
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3 Things to Know About the Jones Act
For most people, if they get injured at work, they immediately assume they need to file a workers’ compensation claim; however, did you know that if you’re injured working at sea, you need to file under a completely different law? The Jones Act is a maritime law that regulates ...
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Maritime Injury Law Vs. Law of the Sea: Understanding the Difference
Did you know that 429 incidents happened at sea last year in the United States? These events include collisions, explosions, and injuries, among others. If you or a loved one works on the sea and land, you’ve to know the different injury laws. These laws weren’t created the same. ...
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When to Hire a Houston Accident Lawyer
Car accidents aren’t uncommon, and neither are the injuries that frequently occur as a result. It’s not common knowledge, however, to know how to proceed if you’ve been injured in a car accident. Most people are aware that they should contact their insurance company right away. However, many are ...
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Your Guide to the Different Types of Car Accidents
One reportable car crash occurred every 57 seconds in Texas in 2016. In the United States, road crashes cost more than $230 billion per year. It’s safe to say that car accidents are both common and expensive. How can you be better prepared in the event of a car ...
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Why You Need DBA Lawyers for a PTSD Claim
PTSD is a serious medical issue that affects many overseas workers. These workers can have problems finding jobs when they get back due to discrimination. If you are facing workplace discrimination due to PTSD it might be time for you to hire DBA lawyers. Read further to see if ...
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What does a Lump Sum Settlement Mean for You?
You may be entitled to a lump sum settlement in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.  During the course of your defense base act process, you may be wondering whether to settle your claim for a lump sum settlement or to continue receiving payments from the insurance carrier. Before ...
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Why You Need to Consult with a Houston Workers’ Comp Lawyer
Were you recently injured on the job? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, in 2014, workers’ comp insurance covered over $30 billion in medical benefits, with another $31 billion in wage loss compensation. But how exactly does workers’ comp work? Should you let your company handle matters, or ...
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5 Questions to Ask a Car Accident Lawyer Before Filing a Claim
Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. A simple mistake behind the wheel can leave you and anyone else in the car in unexpected pain and confusion. Even some of the long-term effects of a car accident aren’t always obvious. Even though you may not feel ...
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Get the Justice You Deserve with the Help of a Defense Base Act Lawyer
Have you or a loved one been injured while working in a military base at home or abroad? Are you looking for financial compensation and legal justice for your injuries? If so, you should hire a Defense Base Act lawyer to oversee your case and get you the things ...
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When is the Right Time to Consult With a Medical Malpractice Attorney?
Medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in America. For those left behind, it can mean years without closure. That’s where a medical malpractice attorney comes in. An attorney can discover what really happened and provide families the closure they deserve; but, how do you know when ...
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Understanding the First Steps in a Medical Malpractice Case
Did you know that medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States? It’s true–only heart disease and cancer cause more deaths than the errors of medical professionals. If you’ve been caused injury or illness because of medical negligence, it’s essential to get the compensation ...
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What’s the Defense Base Act, and Why Do You Need a DBA Lawyer?
According to the United States Department of Labor (DOL), Defense Base Act (DBA) is a program that offers workers’ compensation coverage to civilian workers outside the U.S who work in US military bases and other U.S government projects. This program is part of the part of the Division of ...
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How to Choose a Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical malpractice suits are on the decline in the US. But that doesn’t make them any less serious when they happen to you or someone you love. And when they do happen, you need to speak to a malpractice attorney ASAP. The number of medical malpractice claims in the ...
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Truck Accident Lawyer for Personal Injury: What to Do
There are 15.5 million semi-trucks in the United States. As you can imagine, some of these people get into accidents — on a daily basis. It’s for this reason that you need to consider knowing the benefits of hiring a truck accident lawyer. When you invest in a good ...
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6 Scenarios You’ll Need a Malpractice Lawyer In
Did you know that medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of death in the United States? Errors from doctors have the potential to drastically alter lives. Luckily, patients can fight back and get the compensation they deserve if they hire a malpractice lawyer to represent them in ...
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Injured Abroad: How a Defense Base Act Lawyer Can Help
Have you had an injury abroad? You’re not alone. An overseas injury can be a headache. You have to worry about expensive medical fees, insurance, and getting the coverage you deserve. This is especially true if your employer isn’t an American company. If you’ve been injured overseas, you just ...
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Maritime Attorney: What They Do and Why You Need One
If you work on a ship, fishing boat, offshore oil rig or submarine and you get hurt in the course of your work, you may have a cause of action against your employer. The law of the sea is one of the legal profession’s oldest specialities, and its practice ...
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Why You Need a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Houston
Can you imagine having surgery and then discovering, years later, that the doctor left a scalpel inside your body? That’s exactly what happened to an Army veteran in Connecticut, and he’s now bringing a lawsuit against the hospital where his surgery was performed. Of course, not all medical error ...
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4 Reasons to Hire a Defense Base Act Attorney
Have you suffered an injury of any kind while working on a military Defense Base? Did you know that the US Department of Labor’s Defense Base Act allows for workers’ compensation protection, and also provides disability, medical, and death benefits to covered employees? The following are 4 reasons to hire ...
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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Car Accident Lawyer
There were 6,296,000 reported car crashes in 2015 alone. This works out to around 17,250 crashes a day in the United States. If you have somehow managed to steer clear of a car accident during your life so far, consider yourself thankful, because the odds are that a person will get ...
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Why Should You Hire a Workplace Injury Lawyer?
Have you suffered an injury at work? It’s surprisingly common. In fact, there were almost 3 million workplace injuries and illnesses reported by employees in the US last year. If it happens to you, you could find yourself in a legal battle with your employer. You may not know whether you ...
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4 Scenarios You’ll Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Houston
Negligence by a medical professional is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Unfortunately, you may need to employ a medical malpractice lawyer at some point in your life. Here are four scenarios where medical malpractice lawyers would be necessary: A Physician Makes a Fatal Mistake on a Loved One ...
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