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Nightmare in Texas: what you need to know about property damage, injuries and deaths from the February 2021 freeze event

February 25, 2021

After a massive winter storm left over four million Texans without electricity and with countless homes and business dealing with water damage and flooding from burst pipes, as well as injuries and deaths from the […]

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The 6 Deadliest Jobs in Houston

January 4, 2021

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the US in 2019, there were 2,814,000 total recordable cases of non-fatal injuries and illnesses in private industry. According to the Texas Department of Insurance, Texas […]

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The Most Dangerous Roadways In Houston

November 14, 2020

Houston – a deadly place to drive. A startling fact – there were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2019. But it comes as no surprise that the deadliest place for drivers is Houston. […]

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Car Accidents in Dallas Are On The Rise

November 11, 2020

Car Accident Are Out of Control in Texas Texas holds the unfortunate title of having twenty years of daily deaths on its roadways, with more than 70,000 people losing their lives on its streets and […]

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San Antonio Has The Most 18-Wheeler Wrecks in Texas

November 10, 2020

San Antonio – a hotspot for big rig crashes A 31-year-old man was killed when the brakes failed on an 18-wheeler and the driver blew through the red light. An 18-wheeler carrying gravel hit and […]

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What to Do After an Illness or Injury at Work

November 7, 2020

In April of 2010, high-pressure gas rose from an offshore oil well into the drilling rig on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, 40 miles off the Louisiana coast. The resulting […]

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Tips for Making a Successful Auto Insurance Claim

November 6, 2020

Many people don’t like dealing with an insurance company after a car accident—and it’s not hard to see why. What you tell them might determine who they think is at fault, and how much money […]

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How Insurance Companies Make Money – Everything You Need To Know

September 1, 2020

You already know the scenario: you’re in your car at a stoplight waiting for the light to turn green. You’re rear-ended because the driver behind you was looking down at his cellphone and didn’t look […]

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Auto insurance claims in Texas: What you need to know

August 26, 2020

Car accidents are at the top of most people’s list of “most stressful events” and complicated insurance claims can make an already difficult situation extremely overwhelming. Insurers are known to try to minimize injuries and […]

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Attorneys Answer: What should you do after an 18-wheeler accident?

February 25, 2020

We asked several attorneys to answer an important question: “What do I do after an 18-wheeler wreck?” Many trucking companies have very large insurance plans which means they have a team of lawyers and insurance […]

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JUUL and Other E-Cig Vaping Injuries Rise

September 23, 2019

Rising numbers of Americans are suffering from harmful side effects and injuries being attributed to JUUL vaping devices and other e-cig products. Despite marketing claims that JUUL and e-cigarettes in general are safer than traditional […]

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Texas Ridesharing Accidents

September 9, 2019

Texas Ridesharing Accidents and Hiring An Attorney If you or a loved one was hurt during a ridesharing service, you might want to hire a good lawyer. You could be legally entitled to substantial payments […]

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Typical Life of a Car Accident Claim

April 8, 2019

After you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident, there are several steps you should follow that will help you with filing an insurance claim: 1. Report the accident to the police. If other cars were […]

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A dash cam can help your car accident case

November 5, 2018

Have you considered getting a dash cam for your car or truck? If not, you should know how having a dash cam can help your case in the event of an injury accident. First, you […]

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Steps in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

September 26, 2018

If your family has suffered injury in a car wreck, workplace accident, slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident at a store or in some other way, you may be wondering: what are the steps in a personal […]

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Secrets Car Insurance Companies Don’t Want You To Know

November 13, 2017

Having seen many car insurance ads on TV, you may think insurers are all nice, friendly, helpful folks eager to help you after a car wreck. But in truth, car insurance companies want to pay […]

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Children Killed in Car Accidents #1 Killer

June 6, 2017

Has your family or someone you know suffered the unspeakable tragedy of a child killed in a car accident? If so, the victim is far from alone. In fact, car accidents are the #1 killer […]

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How To Deal With Car Accident Adjusters

May 19, 2017

Insurance companies like to show how friendly and helpful they are in car insurance ads on TV. But don’t be fooled. After a car wreck, you must be wary of dealing with insurance adjusters— whose […]

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Unsafe Delivery Drivers’ Deadlines Spur Lawsuits

May 4, 2017

Unsafe delivery drivers and deadlines have led to many car wrecks injuring or killing innocent people. Those crashes have spurred delivery driver lawsuits against companies making such deliveries. One of the latest delivery driver lawsuits […]

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Street Racing in Texas

March 28, 2017

Illegal street racing is menacing innocent citizens across Texas, from rural expanses to congested urban areas such as San Antonio, Houston and Dallas. Jim Adler & Associates urges law officers to crack down on those […]

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Serious Burn Injuries At Work

March 15, 2017

Suffering serious burn injuries at work is tragically common in the United States, where as many as 40 percent of all burn deaths are related to explosions and fires on the job, according to a […]

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How to Stay Safe If Your Car Catches Fire

March 3, 2017

Photo by Dimos (iStock by Getty Images) Has your car ever caught on fire? Or have you witnessed another car on fire? If so, you know how dangerous it can be. That’s why it’s vital […]

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What Are Paid and Incurred Medical Expenses?

February 28, 2017

Photo by Gubcio (iStock by Getty Images) Under a badly worded Texas law passed in 2003, victims seeking payments for losses after injury due to someone’s negligence face a challenge: the murky concept of only […]

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How an Adjuster Evaluates Bodily Injury Claims

February 23, 2017

Most insurance companies tend to deny, delay and underpay their injured customers in order to keep more money for themselves, including from those involved in a severe car accident. Photo by vadimguzhva (iStock by Getty […]

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What Is a Letter of Protection?

February 21, 2017

Photo by spxchrome (iStock by Getty Images) If you were injured in an accident and can’t pay your medical bills, you can get help. Your injury lawyer from Jim Adler & Associates can draw up […]

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What are Hospital Liens in Auto Injury Cases?

February 16, 2017

Photo by hayesphotography (iStock by Getty Images) If you were injured in a car accident, were treated at a hospital and then received a hospital lien, you may be wondering what a hospital lien means […]

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What is Texas’ Good Samaritan Law?

February 9, 2017

If you are an individual, who is not a medical professional, and offer help out of compassion and in good faith, you may be protected by the Texas Good Samaritan law. Photo by Pixel_away (iStock […]

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How to Read a Police Accident Report

February 7, 2017

By Texas state law, crash reports are required for any collision causing injury, death or $1,000 or more of damage to a property. Photo by redhumv (iStock by Getty Images) Were you injured in an […]

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Common Holiday Accidents

December 21, 2016

One of the three most common holiday accident injuries are due to falls while hanging lights outside the house. Photo by attack-rabbit (iStock by Getty Images) Holidays should be fun, but common holiday accidents can […]

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Deer Accidents on Texas Roads

December 15, 2016

According to TxDOT, in 2015 there were 24 fatal crashes involving wild animals on Texas roads. Did you know the average car crash with a deer costs at least $2,500, according to AAA? Deer accidents […]

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Car Accident Injuries During Police Chases

November 15, 2016

We often hear, see or read news reports about police chases, when police vehicles pursue suspects on our roads. But have you encountered one in your own driving? And if such a chase caused a […]

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Court Cases Involving School Bullying

November 10, 2016

School bullying is a national epidemic. But victims and their parents are fighting back with court cases involving school bullying. In the 1990s, the United States Supreme Court set standards for prevailing in such lawsuits. […]

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Explosion

October 7, 2016

One of the biggest tragedies to hit the Gulf Coast of Texas, Louisiana and other states was the April 20, 2010 explosion and fire at the Deepwater Horizon floating offshore platform off the coast of […]

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Exotic Animal Injuries

September 27, 2016

Cities across Texas have “leash laws,” which means owners of pets such as dogs must keep them enclosed within a fence or dwelling or restrained by a leash if in public spaces. Though disregarded by […]

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Car Accident Injuries from Road Debris

August 18, 2016

How many times have you had to veer around an object lying on a road? Or are you among the Americans in 200,000 road debris crashes from 2011-2014? If so, you may be entitled to […]

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Children Hit By Cars Crisis Continues

August 2, 2016

America’s crisis of children hit by cars continues, even in summer months, and with schools reopening soon, drivers must be especially alert for little ones walking or riding bikes on our streets and roads. Almost […]

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Texas School Bus Laws Apply in Summer, Too

June 21, 2016

School is out for summer, so drivers can relax about Texas school bus laws, right? Wrong. Many school districts offer summer classes or camps, and many school buses are still running. Besides, any time is […]

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Personal Injury Scholarships: Scholarship Info for Brain Injury Survivors

April 22, 2016

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) could happen to anyone at any time. The results of such a devastating event could range from chronic headaches to a partial loss of brain function. The biggest misconception about […]

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All About Whiplash

April 1, 2016

When you have been in a car accident, the first thing you need to attend to are any injuries that you have sustained. You may feel discomfort in your neck, and that could be the […]

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Why Is Workers’ Compensation Important?

March 17, 2016

One of the first calls a worker makes after being injured on the job is to a workers’ comp attorney, and that is because the worker wants to make sure that their rights are protected […]

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A Day in the Life of a Lawyer

March 7, 2016

Have you ever wondered why it can be so expensive to hire a lawyer? People who think that they can navigate the legal system on their own will often bypass hiring a lawyer and then […]

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History of MADD

February 18, 2016

The most reliable DUI attorney Houston residents look for is one who is familiar with the impact that drunk driving has on families. No organization exemplifies the effects of drunk driving on families more than […]

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Physical Therapy After a Car Accident

November 25, 2015

After a car accident involving serious injury, victims may need physical therapy for varying lengths of time to improve their recovery. Indeed, physical therapy can help victims increase their mobility, strengthen their body and improve […]

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Witnesses’ Importance After a Car Accident

November 13, 2015

After a car accident, having witnesses to back up your belief that another driver was at fault can be very important to your case. After all, while a jury likely will view defendants and plaintiffs […]

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Paralysis After a Car Accident

November 9, 2015

One of the worst injuries Texans can suffer in a car accident is paralysis. Such injuries can be lifelong, debilitating and expensive in many ways. Jim Adler & Associates understands the enormity of paralysis and […]

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Heat Stress Injuries in the Workplace

November 6, 2015

Many workers in America, especially in warm areas such as Houston, Dallas or San Antonio, Texas, suffer heat stress injuries in the workplace. Such injuries may be the responsibility of a negligent employer and may […]

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Maximum Medical Improvement

November 5, 2015

If you were injured on the job and it was someone else’s fault, you have a legal right to recover the costs of your medical care, lost wages and pain and suffering. But how much […]

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Stryker Recalls Nearly 17,000 Arm Implant Devices

September 28, 2015

In late August of 2015 Stryker recalled nearly 17,000 arm implant devices because their packaging could be compromised while being transported. Namely, for 16,992 units of five orthopedic devices of the arm, the sterile barrier […]

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Obtaining a Police Report after a Car Accident

August 14, 2015

One of the first steps your car accident lawyer will take in representing you for a claim is to ensure you obtain police reports of your crash. But how useful is a police report in […]

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Dealing With Insurance Adjusters

July 29, 2015

Persons injured in car wrecks or other traffic accidents often must deal with insurance adjusters when making a claim to pay for their injury costs. When doing so, you must recognize that the adjuster works […]

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Texas School Bus Laws

July 24, 2015

Are you aware of Texas school bus laws? Apparently, many drivers in Dallas County are not — or they’re disregarding them, placing Dallas-area school children at risk. Officials for Dallas County Schools have tracked many […]

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Uber Accident Lawyer Can Help You

As new driving services such as Uber compete with taxis, limos and town cars, you may wonder how your car accident claim may be impacted if you’re injured in a crash involving Uber, or similar […]

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Recorded Statements After an Accident

July 17, 2015

Americans making an injury claim should be cautious in making recorded statements to insurers after an accident. Insurance companies are not eager to part with their money and may try to use recorded statements against […]

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Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Impact Car Accident Claims

July 13, 2015

Like many Americans, you may have aches, pains or other pre-existing medical conditions –conditions that could significantly impact a car accident injury claim. In fact, insurance companies have been known to use your pre-existing condition […]

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Road Rage Accidents, Legal Implications of Intentional Acts

July 9, 2015

Many of us lose our tempers. But one of the worst places to do it is behind the wheel of a vehicle. That’s when so-called “road rage” often erupts, placing the enraged driver and those […]

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Passenger Rights in an Accident

July 6, 2015

What are passenger rights in an auto accident? You may need to know if you or a family member was hurt in a crash as a passenger or “ride-along” in a vehicle. You should understand […]

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Rental Car Accidents

June 26, 2015

Americans involved in rental car accidents must understand their legal rights. Many wonder if they should have bought extra rental car insurance, and others may wonder how to report the accident. Jim Adler & Associates […]

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What Is Pain and Suffering in an Injury Case?

June 25, 2015

Car accident lawyers often use the phrase “pain and suffering” to describe benefits clients can receive for injury losses. But what is pain and suffering, and how can it be measured for payments? That is, […]

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Does Your Car Collect EDR Crash Data?

June 12, 2015

You know planes have a “black box” to record data and show causes of an accident. Did you know your car also could have such a black box — called an EDR — to collect […]

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