Texas Personal Injury Questions & Answers

Q: My question is my ex-business partner and I before our business got going good we opened a mutual personal bank acct.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Jan 15, 2019
Daniel John Christensen's answer
I am so sorry to hear about this happening to you. While this is not the type of law we practice, I would encourage you to contact the State Bar Lawyer Referral Service and ask for a business litigation attorney. Good luck.

Q: If i'm off from 1 job for an injury, can i work second job with injury restrictions

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Texas on
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
Daniel John Christensen's answer
There is nothing legally keeping you from working your second job that can be done with restricted or limited duty. But, you should be extremely careful so that you do not aggravate your injury, which the defense will use to argue they should not have to be responsible for treatment after that point. I can't speak to your case specifically without knowing more. I would recommend you hire a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer like DC Law to get advice on your case. 512.888.9999.

Q: I'm trying to find out about my case Macon vs. Owens al

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Small Claims and Social Security for Texas on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
Your question doesn't provide enough detail to answer. If you are wanting the status of a case you are involved with you may contact the attorney representing you or the courts. Many courts allow online access to see the status of your case.

Q: I bought a car from a used car lot that sales highend cars. I bought a 2008 honda civic. The car had no fuse to the

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
Daniel John Christensen's answer
You have a potential claim for your injuries. It will be important to not lose possession or access to the vehicle. If you would like our help, please call our office at 512-888-9999 for guidance.

Q: Need help with my imperial rate for amputated index finger finger 2 joints lost and the doctor gives 8% which is too low

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Dec 27, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
From your description, it sounds like this could be a workers' comp matter (use of a saw and a percentage loss). Contact a workers' compensation attorney without delay. Many give free initial consultations. You describe a serious injury and a very important issue - the determination of a percentage of damage/disability. Additionally repost your question in the workers' comp section of this board where a WC attorney could pick it up.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I am not a lawyer. How/where can I research specific civil case records heard in Harris County, TX District Courts?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Answered on Dec 21, 2018
Daniel John Christensen's answer
Harris County has a searchable electronic docket, however, there are only certain ways to search. Go to the court’s website and/or call the clerk and they may be able to help. Good luck.

Q: My father died in the nursing home in Iowa due to my uncle's negligence

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Nursing Home Abuse and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Answered on Dec 19, 2018
Terry Lynn Garrett's answer
You would need to contact an Iowa attorney.

Q: Why is a a trial date set in a personal injury lawsuit, if they’ve been offered policy limits?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Dec 14, 2018
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Sadly, it’s often your insurance company that may not be providing the plaintiff with full disclosure that indeed the amount being offered is the policy limit. Also, for the policy limits to be offered there were probably some serious injury there. Communicating with your insurance company’s attorney for answers is where you should start. Good luck and this is what happens when insurance company adjusters get to make decisions without really needing to consult with the policyholder.

Q: I was involved in truck wreck on Halloween evening 2018.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Answered on Dec 6, 2018
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You need to get right on it and begin investigation on the details of this accident. But, your delay in seeking medical treatment may devalue your case. We do handle these cases and can get you to a doctor asap. It does not matter that you do not have health insurance if the other responsible driver is at fault. What type of "truck" hit you? Feel free to reach out to us for help at 888-343-4529 #1.

Q: Can employer force you to file a workers comp claim for an injury that occurred outside of work, not in the work place?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Texas on
Answered on Nov 29, 2018
S. Michael Graham's answer
There is no reason to file a workers' comp claim if the incident was not work related. Work related injuries can occur off the premises if the incident occurred while you were in the course and scope of employment.

Q: If I was injured in a hit and run accident, is my only hope for compensation of my medical bills via my own insurance or

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Nov 26, 2018
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Certainly, we can assist you in negotiating your claim. We can pursue other damages in addition to those for your medical bills if you have the appropriate coverage. Do you have uninsured motorists coverage? If so, feel free to give us a call as we handle accident claims nationwide. 888-343-4529 #1.

Q: My husband and I are looking for a attorney that handles workers comp disability cases. Also someone who handles medical

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Social Security and Workers' Compensation for Texas on
Answered on Nov 21, 2018
Daniel John Christensen's answer
Hello!

If you are still needing assistance please call (512) 220-1800 and we would be more than happy to help you out!

I hope to hear from you soon!

Q: What options does an individual who was wrongly banned from the US for 10 years have?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Answered on Nov 19, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
Without knowing why you were banned, it’s hard to say. Usually, though, you have to wait out the 10 years, unless you have a qualifying relative through whom you can request a waiver.

Q: If I slipped and fell due to a puddle of water in a grocery store, can the store argue I was partially to blame because

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Justin Charles Roberts' answer
As always, the individual facts and circumstances of your case will affect the answer. However, Texas law generally recognizes the idea of comparative fault, meaning that your recovery can be reduced in proportion with your fault for the injury. If you are found to be 51% or more responsible for your injury, then you are generally barred from any recovery.

Q: My son was killed by a semitruck driver who was on the job when he ran a stoplight. Do I sue the driver, the truck's

9 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Oct 29, 2018
Gregory S Baumgartner's answer
Proper defendants usually are the truck driver and the trucking company. Others can be a potential defendant, depending on the facts, like the maintenance company (if the truck is improperly maintained) or the leasing company in some circumstances. I am sorry for your loss.

Q: Can my attorney cash a settlement check without my knowledge?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Elder Law for Texas on
Answered on Oct 17, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I do not practice in Texas but your question remains open for four weeks. In general, attorneys do use limited power of attorney provisions to conduct limited banking transactions, such as enabling deposit of checks on behalf of clients, where the purpose is to avoid the need for client to come to the office to sign check for deposit into attorney account (IOLA) to enable payment to client. A Texas attorney might be able to provide more in-depth insight as to the operation of your particular...

Q: What should I do, my girlfriend tried to run me over during an argument.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Make sure you don't give any falses statements to the police to try to protect her. You may let the investigators know you do not want to pursue the matter, but don't get yourself in trouble by lying.

Q: my 3 year old child slipped and fell at a flea market into improperly disposed of raw sewage.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Environmental for Texas on
Answered on Sep 17, 2018
Bradford Kvinta's answer
Any claim would likely be limited due to the minimal damages involved.

Q: If you get money in a settlement and it runs out, can you sue again - medical costs are just too high.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Sep 17, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
You need to consult with a Texas attorney. If you were represented by an attorney, your attorney should have the file documents, including a release if one was signed. I do not practice in Texas but I noticed your question was not picked up by anyone and it moved to the back pages.

As a general matter, when a person settles a case, they typically sign a release. That release often contains provisions memorializing the fact that money received is deemed to satisfy all claims and expenses...

Q: Where can I find a database of cases associated with 2013 Camaro RS crashes?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Answered on Sep 13, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute maintains statistics for motor vehicle crashes by state, vehicle miles, no. of vehicles involved, and other parameters. You could contact them and ask if they have vehicle-specific crash-related data. https://www.iihs.org/iihs/contact-information

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