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I went to the office and everyone was so considerate and professional , so my first impression was good, I felt like I was in good hands. Then I received a call from Vanessa Garcia, she was on top of EVERYTHING! I never had to call her, she always called me. She even called to see how I was doing , and if I needed help with anything. That is why I have absolutely no worries.read more
13:42 01 Jun 17
My lawyer Bill Adler and case manager Iris Sanchez are amazing! They constantly call and check on you . They keep you up to date through the process. They care about you as a person and not just a client. The wreck was a life changing experience that I've never been through before. I'm just glad I had the right people like Bill Adler and Iris Sanchez to help me through it. Truly satisfied.Thanks and God bless y'all!read more
Tierra Clark
Tierra Clark
18:52 19 May 17
I was dropped from a previous law firm regarding my case before I called Jim Adler. They immediately took up my case and worked hard on it - I was always up to date with each step they took and the benefits or consequences of each. In the end, I am highly satisfied with the outcome and would not have it any other way. It took some time but I truly appreciate and want to thank everybody who helped me on this journey and worked tirelessly on it.read more
Tori Barroga
Tori Barroga
14:17 11 May 17
I am a Patrol Deputy for the Sheriff Office and while working one night, a drunk driver crossed the center stripe on the highway and struck my patrol vehicle head on with his pick up truck. Needless to say we (the drunk driver and I) were both lucky to survive, as the accident occurred at highway speeds. Following my release from the hospital, I knew that I would need to have someone represent me. My employer was happy to represent me in regards to prosecuting the driver for criminal charges but, can do little in respect to the recovery of financial losses for medical bills, pain and discomfort, time lost from work etc... This is how my relationship with Jim Adler and Associates began. Yep, you probably guessed correctly when you think of what made me choose the "Texas Hammer" to represent me. Those half obnoxious, half way entertaining commercials and radio announcements most Texans have been seeing and hearing on the TV and radio for years instantly came to mind. Yes, I wanted to "hammer" this S.O.B. for trying to kill me but, more importantly I was worried about the costs associated with the life long injuries I had sustained as a result of this drunk driver's negligent behavior. I contacted Jim Adler and Associates and so began our relationship. I was immediately surprised by the prompt attention and the expression of genuine concern for my well being that I received from the employees of Jim Adler's office. Now as you can imagine, lawyers are not a breed that is held in very high regard by people in my profession but, my experiences with Jim Adler's office and his employees have forced me to amend my way of thinking, at least on the civil side of the house anyway. I have to chuckle when I say that because my experience as a client of Jim Adler's firm has been exceptionally pleasant. So before I venture down one of the stereotypical and infinite number of rabbit holes associated with the relationship between members of law enforcement and lawyers; I will do my best to stay focused on my experience with Jim Adler & Associates. Upon being informed that my case had been accepted by Jim Adler's office; I was contacted by Iris Sanchez who informed me that she was to be my case manager and any questions, comments and concerns could be directed to her. I was pleasantly surprised to receive regular calls from Iris assisting with my medical appointments and future follow up appointments. Iris had informed me that Jim Adler's son, Bill Adler would be handling my case and I was even more surprised to receive several calls from Bill to discuss my case. Now you might be thinking "what's the big deal" with the person who is representing you contacting you? In reality, you are correct in that it isn't a big deal but, what is noteworthy and what separates Jim Adler's Office from the multitude of other lawyers is the genuine expressions of concern and the desire Bill Adler conveyed to me to do their best to help me. I felt an immediate connection and instantly realized I had made the correct choice in contacting Jim Adler & Associates to handle my case. One thing I think lawyers and police officers can agree on is the proverbial wheels of justice turn very slowly. Months go by and our professional relationship is never neglected. Through the unwavering attention of Iris Sanchez and Bill Adler himself, I never felt "out of the loop" so to speak and always had a clear understanding of where my case was at in regards to the legal process. In conclusion, I know my brief description of my experiences with Bill Adler and, his assistant Iris Sanchez, cannot provide the credit they deserve. Together they have done an outstanding job representing their firm/employer. If you are seeking a great firm to represent your legal interests and, take comfort in establishing a professional relationship that feels more like a friendship than a casual business acquaintance, then I highly suggest Jim Adler & Associates.read more
Erick Becker
Erick Becker
01:20 06 May 17
I am very happy with Jim Adler & Associates. I did not know anyone who has ever used the Law Firm before. The staff is very friendly and treated me as if I were family. At times it got very stressful being without a job. They helped me when I was confused about the process. Mrs. Theresa Rodriguez stayed in contact with me constantly. Checking on me to see how I was doing and to let me know how things were going on there end. The Attorneys that handled my case know exactly what they are doing to take good care of me. Thank You so much Attorney's Mr.Michael Gomez and Mr.Trey Smith.read more
Bernard Orozco
Bernard Orozco
17:16 23 Feb 17
Jim Adler only offer nothing less than a great experience. They are a very well-established organization. They are outstanding on keeping you up to date with cases. There's no beating around the bush with this organization as they are only straight forward with the whole process. They treat their customers like family as well as go above and beyond to fight cases for you only leaving you with nothing but the best experience. Easy 5-star rated organization. I would highly recommend this one organization you not look over.read more
Lorenzo Preston
Lorenzo Preston
17:23 26 Jan 17

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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Ford Explorers Cause Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

May 4, 2017

Do you drive a Ford Explorer? If so, you could be endangered by deadly carbon monoxide (CO) leaking from the engine. The Explorers’ defect has spurred federal probes, and Ford already has settled a class action […]

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Unsafe Delivery Drivers’ Deadlines Spur Lawsuits

Photo by vgajic(iStock by Getty Images) 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 […]

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Xarelto, Pradaxa, Eliquis – What Are The Side Effects?

May 2, 2017

Photo by KatarzynaBialasiewicz (iStock by Getty Images) You may be entitled to a fair settlement in your Xarelto, Pradaxa or Eliquis case after internal bleeding caused by these defective blood-thinning drugs. In fact, several bellweather […]

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Jim Adler Client Writes Poem – Describes Experience

April 28, 2017

Octavio Pulido doesn’t remember many details about the day that changed his life, but he remembers how it made him feel. “I felt sad and angry,” said Octavio. On May 1, 2016 the San Antonio […]

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Road Work Accidents Rise in Texas

April 27, 2017

photo by jakes47s (iStock by Getty) Texas drivers often crash around road work due to obstacles, barriers and sudden rerouting of streets and highways. While some work zone car wrecks are drivers’ fault, they also […]

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Pedestrian Deaths Rising in U.S.

April 24, 2017

photo by ClaudioVentrella (iStock by Getty) Drivers aren’t the only ones whose cell phone distractions are leading to deaths and injuries in auto accidents. Pedestrians who fixate on phones have helped spike pedestrian fatalities by […]

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Auto Insurance Rates for Minorities Higher

April 20, 2017

Photo by kali9 (iStock by Getty Images) A recent study of car insurance pricing reveals that Texas drivers living in minority neighborhoods often are charged more for auto insurance than people with comparable risk profiles […]

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Texas Bus Accidents Soar

April 14, 2017

Photo by (iStock by Getty Images) Sadly, the number of persons killed or seriously injured in Texas bus accidents has soared in recent years. Families of victims have a legal right to claim payments for […]

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Safe Driving Tips for Bad Texas Weather

April 11, 2017

One of the most important and simplest things you can do while driving in rainy weather is to slow down. Photo by plherrera (iStock by Getty Images) If April showers bring May flowers, we should […]

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Houston, Dallas Among Most Traffic Congested Cities

photo by ninenoy101 (iStock by Getty) Houston and Dallas are among the most traffic-congested cities in the United States, according to a new report by INRIX, a global traffic analytics company based in Kirkland, WA. […]

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Five Reasons Not to Handle Your Own Injury Case

April 3, 2017

Photo by grinvalds (iStock by Getty Images) If you’re among the millions of Americans injured in car wrecks which weren’t their fault, you have a legal right to claim payments for your injury costs, likely […]

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Street Racing in San Antonio, Houston, Dallas

March 28, 2017

photo by Toa55 (iStock by Getty Images) 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 […]

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FDA Probes Essure Birth Control Injuries

March 20, 2017

How bad are Essure birth control injuries? So bad that the United States Food and Drug Administration has been investigating the defective contraceptive implants since the spring of 2015 and recently issued a black box […]

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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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Hands-Free Ordinance for Drivers in Sugarland

March 9, 2017

Sugar Land City Council passed an ordinance Feb. 21 banning use of portable electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers or laptop computers while driving unless the device is hands-free or is being used in […]

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Video Chatting While Driving

March 7, 2017

Photo by Believe_in_me (iStock by Getty Images) While it’s long been known that cell phone distractions can cause car accidents and, in fact, have killed thousands of Americans, the forms of cell phone distractions keep […]

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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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Landlord and Premises Owner Liability

January 10, 2017

Security cameras on property and in parking garages are one of many items which help landlords become aware of unsafe conditions for visitors. Photo by sutichak (iStock by Getty Images) In general, when you step […]

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Top Personal Injury Headlines of 2016

January 5, 2017

Photo by drante (iStock by Getty Images) Jim Adler & Associates has been your personal injury source for news and information for more than 40 years, and 2016 was no exception. Here are some top […]

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Ram Pickup, Dodge Durango SUV Rollaways

January 4, 2017

Photo by VMarin (iStock by Getty Images) Again, innocent and unsuspecting Americans are being menaced by defective vehicles prone to rollaway crashes. This time such crashes involve Ram 1500 pickup trucks from model years 2013-2016 […]

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Common Fireworks Accident Injuries

December 29, 2016

Photo by nataly_lobik (iStock by Getty Images) Holidays such as New Year’s Eve and July the Fourth’s Independence Day should be times of celebration. But the fireworks they bring can cause many common fireworks accident […]

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Stay Safe During Holiday Traffic Jams

December 27, 2016

Photo by ninenoy101 (iStock by Getty Images) You know the drill: It’s the holiday season, so drivers are driving you crazy. Too many people are on the roads. Too many people are distracted, in a […]

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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

Did you know the average car crash with a deer costs at least $2,500, according to AAA? Deer accidents on Texas roads also can be deadly to drivers and passengers, and they’re more common in […]

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Trucking Inspections Help Decrease Accidents

December 13, 2016

Whether or not a big rig causes a collision, commercial vehicles such as huge 18-wheelers pose a greater danger than cars in a crash. That’s one reason why trucking inspections are vital and emphasized in […]

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Most Texas School Buses Lack Seat Belts

December 8, 2016

By law, children often get special treatment, as vulnerable folks should. Special laws reduce speed limits and ban cellphone use in school zones. Other laws produce tougher penalties for those whose bad driving affects children. […]

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Which Agencies Test Consumer Product Safety?

November 23, 2016

Every day we hear of auto recalls, food recalls, baby stroller recalls and other consumer product recalls when dangers are found in the items we buy. But where does all this start? Which agencies test […]

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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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Underage Child Driving Accidents, Parental Liability

November 8, 2016

You hear the stories on the news all the time: a newly licensed teen driver – or worse, a child too young to even legally have a license – takes his parents’ car keys and […]

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Company Tests Driverless Vehicle for Deliveries

November 3, 2016

Drivers? Who needs them? We all may be riding in driverless vehicles one day. In fact, did you know that a company already has tested a driverless vehicle for deliveries? That was the case recently […]

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Defective Takata Airbags Are in Newer Models

November 1, 2016

After at least 16 deaths, even more injuries and the steady launches of global recalls, defective Takata airbags continue to menace innocent drivers and passengers. In fact, Takata airbags even are in newer models of […]

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Scariest Highways in the U.S.

October 20, 2016

Running out of candy for trick or treaters isn’t the only thing scary about Halloween. Imagine driving on one of the scariest highways in the U.S. Or are you aware which ones they are? If […]

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Severe Flood Insurance Claims

October 11, 2016

Hurricanes aren’t the only source of Texans’ flooding pains. Severe rains in many parts of the state have left homes swamped — and residents struggling to cover their losses via flood insurance claims. However, homeowners […]

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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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Top Reasons for Boating Accidents

October 6, 2016

The recent tragic death of star Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and two companions in a late-night boating crash was a grim reminder for all of us that while boating can be fun, it also […]

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How to Handle Severe Work Injuries in Texas

October 4, 2016

Texans who suffer burns, broken bones, amputation or other severe work injuries in the workplace may need an on-the-job injury lawyer to defend their legal rights and claim payments for their losses. Such a work […]

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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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Charter Bus Company Accidents

September 22, 2016

Texans who take a chartered bus to their destination may fail to arrive. Tragic charter bus accidents have taken many lives, including a May 14, 2016 crash off Highway 83 in Webb County near Laredo […]

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What to Do After a Refinery Explosion Injury

September 15, 2016

The Texas Gulf Coast has a high concentration of oil and gas refineries, petrochemical plants and related industrial facilities. For decades many of these have been the site of catastrophic refinery explosions. Families of victims […]

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Your Vote Matters!

September 13, 2016

Many citizens eagerly await their chance to vote in the Nov. 8 presidential election. Yet others may figure they won’t vote at all. Voting is not just your right. It is your duty. Voting is a vital part […]

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Jobs at Risk for Spinal Cord Injuries

September 8, 2016

As many as 17,000 Americans suffer spinal cord injuries each year, says the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC). Around 40 per cent of those injuries occur in traffic accidents, but more than 25 […]

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Injuries, Ailments from PPI Drugs

September 6, 2016

A new study has found that PPI (proton pump inhibitor) drugs can cause injuries and ailments such as fluid buildup in the abdomen and a loss of brain function. These injuries are in addition to […]

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Traffic Fatalities Surge

August 25, 2016

Traffic fatalities nationwide surged in the first half of 2016, rising by 9 percent compared to the same period last year and by 18 percent compared to the same period in 2014. The National Safety […]

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Injured? You Need a Demand Letter

August 23, 2016

When you’re injured in an auto accident, you ultimately will need a “demand letter” to claim payments for your losses. Such letters lay out the nature of the accident, the ensuing medical costs and your […]

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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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Uber, Amazon Driver Insurance Claims

August 11, 2016

With so many self-employed drivers for Uber, Lyft, Amazon and others on our roads, how protected are you when involved in a traffic accident with one of their vehicles? Jim Adler answers your questions about […]

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Cars Crashing into Homes

August 9, 2016

As drivers or pedestrians, we know we could be subject to injuries — even death — due to  vehicles in our vicinity crashing into us. But how many of us expect cars to crash into […]

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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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Meet the Supreme Court

July 28, 2016

Since childhood, we’re taught that United States government has three branches. But though we know the name of the President (Executive Branch) and perhaps many members of Congress (Legislative Branch), how many of us know […]

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Pokémon Go Shouldn't Stop Safe Driving

July 14, 2016

Distracted driving is bad enough today due to the overuse of cellphones in cars, but now it’s gotten worse thanks to new smartphone app Pokémon Go. The mobile “augmented reality” game is No. 1 in […]

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Great Lawyer Movies

July 12, 2016

Courtroom dramas are a film genre in themselves. From fierce closing arguments to witness-stand confessions to classic lines such as “You can’t handle the truth!” they’ve engaged and enthralled viewers for generations. But what are […]

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Hot Car Deaths

July 8, 2016

It seems unthinkable, yet tragedies continue across America as adults leave children alone in cars — cars whose temperatures, especially in summer months, can severely harm or kill children in minutes due to hyperthermia, or […]

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Out of State Accidents

June 28, 2016

You can rest assured that when you’re at home in Texas, you can rely on Jim “The Texas Hammer” Adler for help if you’re injured in a car wreck. But what about out of state […]

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Nexium, Prilosec Kidney Failure Lawsuits

June 24, 2016

Long-term use of PPI drugs such as Nexium and Prilosec have an increased risk of chronic kidney disease and ultimately, can lead to kidney failure and/or death. Photo by alex-mit (iStock by Getty Images) Americans […]

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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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Strange Things People Do in Traffic

June 13, 2016

Negotiating traffic lanes and intersections is an important task, so people give it their full attention, right? Actually, we know this is wrong, since so many people today drive while using a cell phone or […]

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Expensive Automotive Safety Recalls

Has your vehicle ever been recalled for a defective part? If so, you should know that federal law requires automakers to make repairs or replacements free of charge to consumers. That can lead to hugely […]

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Unsolved Crime Cases

June 7, 2016

Canadian Mounties are said to always get their man. American police heroes also tend to prevail in movies and on TV. But the hard truth is that many crimes become unsolved cases, where decades pass […]

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Food Recalls Include General Mills Flour

June 3, 2016

Auto defects such as bad tires or airbags aren’t behind all massive recalls affecting millions of Americans. Food recalls also can have a great impact, including a recent General Mills recall of 10 million pounds […]

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Flooding, Hurricane Season Keep Texas Wet

June 2, 2016

In Texas, hurricane season is upon us — which doesn’t mean hurricanes are here. In fact, August and September bring the majority of tropical storms and hurricanes our way, long after the June 1 start […]

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Appealing a Denied Disability Claim

May 25, 2016

Thousands of Americans need help appealing a denied disability claim. After all, up to two-thirds of all initial claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are rejected by the Social Security Administration (SSA), often due […]

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Adler Attorneys’ Favorite Texas Places

May 24, 2016

Like all Texans, attorneys for Jim Adler & Associates have favorite Texas places — favorite restaurants, parks, attractions, arenas, stadiums and stores. Let’s look at some: Favorite Restaurants Houston’s Goode Company Barbeque restaurant, says Jim […]

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Grasping the SSDI Alphabet

May 18, 2016

Getting Social Security Disability Insurance can be difficult enough without facing an alphabet soup of terms — often acronyms — which you must understand. Perhaps we can help. SSA Provides SSDI For starters, SSDI itself, […]

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Shades of Justice Infographic

May 17, 2016

Is Batman truly a force of good if he is merely executing a vendetta against criminals due to his tragic past? Is Dexter truly evil if he only preys on murderers? In the Dungeons & […]

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Famous Spine Injuries

Back surgery and spine injuries are a major cost for many Americans — Americans who may need personal injury lawyers such as those from Jim Adler & Associates to claim payments to which they are […]

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Disabled or Impaired is Key to Disability Insurance

May 14, 2016

When seeking disability benefits from the Social Security Administration, a key element is whether you are disabled or impaired. That’s because the SSA has complex rules in determining eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance, or […]

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Avoiding Bankruptcy After an Accident

May 13, 2016

After having a serious injury in an auto accident, you could go bankrupt if your insurance policy doesn’t cover all or most of your medical bills. Hospital and healthcare costs are rising rapidly today. But […]

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Do You Qualify for Disability Insurance?

May 11, 2016

Many Americans face daunting disabilities early in life — before reaching retirement age. When disabilities prevent you from working, but you aren’t old enough to receive Social Security retirement benefits, you may need Social Security […]

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Law Firm Supports Good Causes

May 10, 2016

One thing Jim “the Texas Hammer” Adler emphasizes in his life and career is making sure his law firm supports good causes. That support has involved many different charitable works, and often the focus is […]

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Avoiding Bicycle Fatalities

May 5, 2016

“It’s as easy as riding a bike,” we often hear. But bicycle riding isn’t easy when collisions occur and bicycle riders are injured or killed. In recent years, more than 600 bicycle deaths and over […]

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Important Items to Keep in Your Car

May 2, 2016

In this age of global interconnectivity, whenever you drive with a phone in your car, you also have maps, directions, a camera and vast access to Internet information and contacts. So you’re less likely to […]

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Drone Accidents

April 27, 2016

The widespread growth of drones in our skies has come with nagging problems. Beyond issues such as invasion of privacy, one of those problems is drone accidents. Drones can crash into property or people. When […]

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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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Commercial Trucking Regulation

April 18, 2016

The Federal Highway Administration is the government entity that oversees all trucking regulations. The focus for the FHA over the past few years has been on altering the trucking laws and regulations that affect how […]

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Personal Injury Law in the Supreme Court

April 14, 2016

When people think of personal injury cases, one of the last courts they would expect to see get involved would be the Supreme Court of the United States. But the Supreme Court, or SCOTUS, has […]

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Why Do Young People Get Blood Clots?

April 11, 2016

You may think blood clots are an ailment of older Americans. But though blood clots are unusual in younger people, a blood clot or pulmonary embolism (a clot in the lung) can arise in seemingly […]

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Exploding E-Cigarettes

April 8, 2016

The first e-cigarette to be marketed in the United States was introduced in 2007. The term “vaping” was created in reference to the vapors released when someone uses an e-cigarette, and the term has stuck. […]

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Hoverboard Safety

April 7, 2016

If you are unaware of what hoverboards are and how they work, then a quick primer on hoverboards will be very helpful. A modern hoverboard doesn’t hover at all: It is basically a battery-powered scooter […]

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Common Misconceptions About Personal Injury Lawsuits: Car Accidents and Medications

April 4, 2016

When someone feels as though they are the victim in a car accident or have experienced unforeseen side effects from a medication, their first impulse may be to hire a lawyer. While we value every […]

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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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FDA Warnings for IVC Filters

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued reports and warnings about IVC filters for years. During that time, FDA news about inferior vena cava filters has included alarming reports of defects, side effects […]

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Blood Clot Risks for Those Under 50

March 29, 2016

Blood clots don’t happen solely to older Americans. Did you know that persons under age 50 suffer more than 25 per cent of first-time pulmonary embolisms or deep vein thrombosis (DVT)? That’s according to a […]

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Compensatory vs. Punitive Damages

March 24, 2016

If you find yourself navigating the legal seas to get a settlement for your pain and suffering, you will be introduced to the terms “compensatory,” “punitive,” “nominal,” and “liquidated” damages. Nominal damages are often awarded […]

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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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Negligent Hiring

March 14, 2016

What exactly is negligent hiring? According to Kent University, the legal foundation of negligent hiring is in a law called the respondeat superior doctrine. This law states that employers, under certain circumstances, are responsible for […]

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What is a Deposition?

March 9, 2016

When people consider filing a lawsuit, they will inevitably make an appointment to see a qualified attorney. When they talk to that attorney, they are immediately immersed in terms that they have heard in the […]

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Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits

March 7, 2016

It’s true: American women can suffer cancer from using talcum powder on their bodies. But they’re fighting back — and winning. In February of 2016, a jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million […]

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Baby Powder Verdicts

Talcum powder cancer lawsuits are winning in America’s courts. Women who have suffered ovarian cancer after prolonged use of baby powder or talcum powder for their personal hygiene have won up to $72 million in […]

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A Day in the Life of a Lawyer

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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What is Ovarian Cancer?

March 5, 2016

Women who face ovarian cancer after using talcum powder products for personal hygiene need to know details of what is ovarian cancer. Their health comes first, and treatments should ensue. But they also can explore […]

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Causes of Birth Defects

March 3, 2016

A child born with birth defects normally requires special care throughout the course of their entire life. There are many causes for birth defects, and some instances might require the services of a birth defects […]

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Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident?

February 22, 2016

People who have been in a car accident aren’t looking for more trouble. They don’t want to hear excuses, and they certainly don’t want to argue over whose fault it is, how much repairs should […]

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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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Child Passenger Safety

November 24, 2015

Jim Adler & Associates believes child passenger safety in vehicles should be a top concern of every American. After all, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says traffic accidents are the top cause of […]

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10 Car Companies Make Automatic Brakes Standard

November 20, 2015

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 10 major U.S. automakers have made a commitment to install automatic emergency braking systems in […]

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VW Emissions Scandal May Involve 60 U.S. Deaths

November 19, 2015

A study done by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University has found that Volkswagen’s cheating on emissions tests could contribute to 60 premature deaths in the United States as a […]

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GM Recalls 1.4 Million Cars for Fire Risks

November 17, 2015

General Motors has recalled another 1.4 million vehicles for fire risks that the company has been unable to resolve during two prior recalls. The previous recalls happened in 2008 and 2009. Of the 1.4 million […]

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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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Segway Accidents

November 12, 2015

Segways are fun. Segways are popular. Segways also are dangerous, and you could suffer a serious injury while riding one. What is a Segway? A Segway is an electric-powered two-wheeled device for personal transport and […]

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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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Common Causes of Burns in Texas

November 8, 2015

Texans injured by burns suffer a great deal and often need costly and extensive treatment. These victims of burn injury also may need legal help to recover financially. Burns Injure Millions According to the National […]

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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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Grief Counseling After Fatality Accidents

November 2, 2015

After a loved one dies in a car wreck or other accident, survivors often experience wrenching grief. To cope with their grief, they may need to seek grief counseling or therapy. While our law firm […]

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What is a ‘Bad Faith’ Insurance Claim?

October 31, 2015

When insurance companies deny, delay or underpay injury claims without a reasonable basis, they’ve acted in bad faith. In this instance, the insured person can file a bad faith claim against the insurer, suing for […]

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Drugged Driving a Rising Concern

October 30, 2015

A rising concern in America is drugged driving, which involves persons using various pharmaceutical drugs and recreational drugs including alcohol while at the wheel of a vehicle. Keeping in mind that alcohol is a drug, […]

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Bills Propose Longer, Heavier Semi Trucks

October 29, 2015

Two bills pending in Congress propose allowing longer, heavier semi trucks on the nation’s highways by adding 10 feet to the maximum allowable length of big rigs hauling two trailers. The bills are plowing through […]

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Bill Would Allow Teen Truck Drivers

October 27, 2015

If you are 18 years old, you currently can not drive an 18-wheeler across state lines. But that may change thanks to a bill which would allow teens to drive 80,000-pound interstate big rigs. Texas […]

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Harris County Volkswagen over Emissions Scandal

October 26, 2015

Harris County, Texas — home to Houston, the USA’s fourth largest city — has sued Volkswagen for at least $100 million for fraud. This came after VW admitted putting stealth software in 11 million diesel […]

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GM Ignition Switch Scandal

October 23, 2015

After its ignition switch defects were connected to 124 fatalities and more than 200 injuries, GM agreed in September of 2015 to a $900 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and also set […]

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Claiming Lost Wages After a Car Accident

October 22, 2015

If you were injured in a car accident that you didn’t cause, and then you couldn’t work, you have a legal right to claim payments for your lost present and future salary. Compensatory payments can […]

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Cheaper Gas & Rise in Car Accidents

October 20, 2015

Reduced gas prices in recent years have had a direct link to a rise in car accidents. Cheaper fuel means more drivers are on roads, and some aren’t driving more carefully to increase mileage and […]

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New Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

October 19, 2015

A breakthrough in spinal cord injury treatment has helped persons who are completely paralyzed to regain some voluntary movement. Persons injured in a car wreck or in some other way soon may have a means […]

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What to Do if Your Car is Recalled

October 15, 2015

Millions of vehicles are recalled in America each year, impacting millions of Americans. In fact, a record 62 million vehicles were recalled in 2014. But has your car been recalled? And if so, do you […]

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Deadliest Traffic Intersections in Texas

October 12, 2015

If you live in or visit Houston or Dallas, you spend time in two of the worst cities in America for red-light running. Houston is worst at No. 1, followed by Dallas at No. 7, […]

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Texas Road Check 2015

October 7, 2015

The recent Texas Road Check 2015 by the Texas Department of Public Safety was a resounding success. The DPS reported in August that it inspected 7,865 commercial vehicles and pulled 21.7% (or 1,710) of the […]

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Voice Dictation Technology is a Driving Distraction

September 30, 2015

Fact: Distracted drivers are killing and severely injuring thousands of innocent Americans. In fact, more than 25% of all car wrecks are due to distracted driving. That’s why so many states and cities have passed […]

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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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Volkswagen Emissions Test Scandal

September 25, 2015

According to the Environmental Protection Agency on Sept. 18, 2015, Volkswagen has deliberately violated the Clean Air Act via sophisticated software in its diesel-powered vehicles. This software enabled cars sold for the past six years […]

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New Laws Texas Drivers Should Know

September 22, 2015

Did you know that new driving laws went into effect in Texas Sept. 1 — and they could impact you? Jim Adler & Associates provides a summary for you below. Teens Must Face Distracted Driving […]

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NSAIDs Label Warnings: Updated Rules

September 21, 2015

Is a loved one taking prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, also known as NSAIDs? If so, you should know that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is strengthening its warning on these drugs’ labels that they […]

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Red-Light Runners Menace Texas

September 17, 2015

Throughout Texas, red-light runners menace innocent drivers, but nowhere more than in Houston. According to the National Coalition for Safer Roads, Houston had more red-light running fatalities than any city in the United States from […]

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Wrong Way Drivers Threaten Texans’ Safety

September 14, 2015

Wrong-way car crashes seem epidemic, since reports on them air almost every day. In fact, 400 Americans are killed annually in wrong-way driving accidents, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. In Texas, a combined […]

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Overloaded Truck Accidents

September 11, 2015

The lumbering leviathans known as 18-wheelers, big rigs, semi trucks, tractor-trailers or diesel trucks are dangerous enough due to their size and weight. But they can become even more deadly when trucks are overloaded or […]

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How to Deal with Drunk Drivers on the Road

September 7, 2015

Drunk driving is rampant on roads in Texas and in the United States as a whole, but safe drivers have ways to deal with drunk drivers and save their own lives along with those of […]

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Dealing with Truck Companies After an 18 Wheeler Accident

August 31, 2015

If you’ve been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, you should know how to deal with truck companies to get paid what you legally deserve. Injury payments can cover the costs of your hospital and medical […]

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18 Wheeler Blind Spots: How to be Safe on the Road

August 28, 2015

Safety group Road Safe America says one third of all 18-wheeler crashes can be attributed to blind spots, or areas where truckers can’t see nearby vehicles. Now you can learn how to be safe on […]

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Back to School Transportation Tips

August 26, 2015

Schools are back in session, which means millions of Texas students are heading to and from classes by foot, car, bicycle, bus or other means. And that means safety tips for back to school transportation […]

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Introducing the Motor Vehicle Whistleblower Act

August 21, 2015

The U.S. Senate in April of 2015 unanimously passed the Motor Vehicle Whistleblower Act. The bill has not yet passed the House of Representatives. If and when it does pass and is signed into law, […]

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Rehab Compensation after a Car Accident

August 20, 2015

If you were injured in an auto accident and require physical therapy and rehab treatments, you may be able to gain payments for some of this by means of an accident claim against an insurance […]

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Automobile Technology – Who Will Be Liable?

August 18, 2015

As auto technology evolves and expands, liability in a crash also is being redefined to address new safety protocols such as auto-brakes, autonomous vehicles or “driverless cars” and crash avoidance technology. How will such changes […]

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Obtaining a Police Report after a Car Accident in Texas

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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Sleep Apnea and 18-Wheelers

August 13, 2015

The large trucks called 18-wheelers are threatening enough due to their sheer size and weight, but an added problem today makes them even more dangerous: a combination of sleep apnea and 18-wheelers. What is Sleep […]

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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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Texas & National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Do you want to boost a cause that saves lives? Help spread awareness in Texas and stop texting while driving, talking on the phone while driving or any other form of distracted driving. Let’s raise […]

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Tests Show SUV Crash Dangers in Front-End Collisions

Recent tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) highlight front-end crash dangers for four of seven midsize SUVs from the model year 2015. The IIHS, a non-profit insurance industry group, has been conducting […]

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How to Make Uber Car Accident Claims

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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DADSS Sensor Can Fight Drunk Driving

Drunk drivers, who kill 10,000 Americans every year, have slaughtered more of us than have all our enemies in all wars combined. That’s worth waging another war to protect ourselves, and that war has a […]

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What Is the NHTSA?

Americans injured in auto accidents due to defective vehicles may have heard about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA. But what is the NHTSA? Highway Safety Act First, you should know that the […]

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Accident Reconstruction for Car Wreck Injury Claims

One of the key elements in car wreck injury claims is the process of accident reconstruction. This involves retelling the story of a collision to support your claim that another driver was at fault and […]

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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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Why Buy Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

July 15, 2015

Since people naturally want to their keep insurance costs down, many may ask, “Why buy uninsured motorist coverage?” Our answer is that you aren’t adequately insured without it, and it’s well worth adding to your […]

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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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Are Teen Drivers More Dangerous Than Older Drivers?

July 10, 2015

Considering the accident rates for young and old age groups, you may have asked, “Are teen drivers more dangerous than older drivers?” The answers may surprise you. While older drivers are more prone to wrecks […]

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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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Invokana Lawsuits for Diabetic Ketoacidosis

July 7, 2015

Tragically, many Americans suffer from diabetic ketoacidosis, also known as DKA or ketosis, a dangerous condition that is a known side effect of type 2 diabetes drugs such as Invokana. If you or a loved […]

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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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Negligence vs. Liability

July 2, 2015

If you’ve been in a car wreck, you may have heard the terms “negligence” and “liability” used by insurance adjusters or attorneys. The difference between negligence and liability is an important distinction to understand, especially […]

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When Oversized Trucks Meet Low Overpasses

July 1, 2015

When oversized trucks meet low overpasses, catastrophic accidents occur. This was the case March 26, 2015 when a big rig struck the bottom of an overpass on Interstate 35 in Salado, Texas, and the falling […]

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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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Social Media Impact on Injury Lawsuits

Social media may feel like your best friend, but if you are involved in a car accident it can become your worst enemy. Posts today can undercut your injury claim tomorrow. Indeed, social media impact […]

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Don’t Let Colossus Undercut Injury Claims

The TV ads are wrong: You’re not necessarily in good hands with insurance companies. In fact, when you’re injured an insurance company may try to minimize your claim by using a secretive computer program called […]

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City Driving Is Safer Than Rural Driving

Common sense suggests it’s safer to drive in wide-open rural areas than in crowded urban centers. But in truth, city driving is safer than rural driving. To be sure, cities have far more vehicles and […]

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GM Ignition Switch Recall

In June of 2014, General Motors made yet another GM recall for ignition switch failure, this time involving about 3.4 million vehicles. With so many GM recalls in recent months, how many have been made […]

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Tips to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents

June 24, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration declares Texas to be the 10th most dangerous state for pedestrian fatalities. In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed and 76,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic crashes in America. Jim […]

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Worst Cities for Car Drivers

June 12, 2015

Is Houston Texas’ worst city for car drivers? Even further, are Houston, Dallas, San Antonio or Austin among America’s worst cities for car drivers? According to personal finance website NerdWallet.com, Houston is indeed the worst […]

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Vehicle Accidents and Construction Work Zones

You probably thought most people who die in work zone crashes are construction workers. If so, you thought wrong. Nearly 90% of victims are drivers like you — people in cars, pickups and SUVs who […]

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Texas Motorcycle Laws May Allow 'Lane-Splitting'

Does it bother you when motorcycles drive between lanes of traffic? It should. It’s against the law. But two bills before the Texas Legislature would make such “lane-splitting” legal. Both proposed Texas motorcycle laws would […]

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Semi Truck Accidents from Unsafe Big Rig Tires

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Why? Because that 18-wheeler zooming down a highway next to your car may have a catastrophic blowout. And why is that? Because a semi truck accident can occur from big […]

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Oversized 18-Wheeler Trucks Cause Dangers

Large trucks known as big rigs, 18-wheelers, tractor trailers, diesel trucks or semi trucks are dangerous just because they’re so heavy and can crush a car. But oversized 18-wheeler trucks can cause dangers in other […]

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Harley-Davidson Recalls Motorcycles

Starting April 23, 2015, Harley-Davidson Motor Co. is recalling almost 46,000 motorcycles due to a clutch defect which might keep them in gear because clutches fail to disengage completely. Such a defect could make the […]

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Drowsy Drivers As Dangerous as Drunk Drivers

Sadly, asleep at the wheel is more than the name of an Austin-based country music band. It’s the name behind thousands of auto accident deaths and injuries — deaths caused by drowsy drivers who were […]

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Does Your Car Collect EDR Crash Data?

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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Airbag Recall Lowers Vehicle Prices

June 11, 2015

The airbag recall of around 17 million cars, SUVs and pickups has led to lower prices for some vehicles, including those manufactured by Honda, GMC and Ford, reports a new study. Auto business research firm […]

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Driverless Cars Laws, Legal Issues

May 8, 2015

Look out — driverless cars and trucks are coming. But though designed for safety, that doesn’t mean they won’t cause car crashes. When they do, what will be driverless cars laws and legal issues? Who […]

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School Bus Safety is Vital

February 19, 2015

Summer is still months away, so it’s still worth reminders that you can’t drive around school buses the way you drive around cars. In fact, that’s the law. If you’re driving and approach a school […]

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Child Safety Seats Are a Must

Just this week, a child in Longview was killed when his mother’s vehicle rolled over in an accident after she failed to secure the child properly — and legally. That’s right: It’s against the law […]

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Amusement Park Rides Injure 4,400 Children

February 5, 2015

Amusement park rides injure at least 4,400 children each year. Rides which should be fun instead turn out to be harmful if not extremely dangerous. Child safety should be the chief priority. Such amusement park […]

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Texas Cities Not Hung Up Over Texting Bans

August 25, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry’s vetoes are all that’s kept Texas from having a state law banning texting while driving, a virtual addiction that’s killed and injured thousands. But many Texas cities have acted where the state […]

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School Zone Laws Pack Punch

School’s back — but not just kids need to learn. Drivers must heed changing Texas safety laws which can cost big fines for school zone violations. But beyond fines, why is it so important to […]

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