Commercial Truckers are at High Risk for Workplace Injury and Death

Posted by haydenbriggleparkerpolan on April 16, 2018

Most people think that truckers are more protected in an automobile-truck collision simply due to the larger size of the vehicle they are driving. But research shows that commercial truckers are exposed to a high risk of workplace injury and death as a result of an accident while operating their rig or working at the […]

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Driving Tired Increases Your Risk of Accident

Posted by haydenbriggleparkerpolan on March 18, 2018

If you choose to get behind the wheel of your car while feeling extremely tired or sleep deprived, research proves that you dramatically increase the likelihood that you will be involved in a car accident. The American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety has studied the issue of driving while tired and published a report […]

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Road Construction Work Zones Pose High Crash Risk

Posted by haydenbriggleparkerpolan on March 14, 2018

If you drive anywhere in and around Austin these days, you are likely to pass through a road construction zone. Construction workers are kept busy helping to improve, repair and maintain the complex system of streets, roads, highways and bridges in order to help motorists enjoy a safer driving experience. But because road construction zones […]

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What should I do after a hit and run accident?

Posted by haydenbriggleparkerpolan on March 13, 2018

If you are wondering what exactly is a hit-and-run, it is simply a collision during which a driver does not stop, but rather leaves the scene of the accident and does not wait for the authorities. If you are involved in such an accident, you have likely discovered that recovering damages for your injuries is […]

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Truck Passenger Distractions Can Lead to Serious Injury

Posted by haydenbriggleparkerpolan on March 12, 2018

Being a long distance truck driving can prove to be a lonely profession. As an increasing number of drivers choose to invite a passenger to ride along with them on their routes, the risk of these same drivers becoming distracted due to their passenger is on the rise. There are several ways that truck drivers […]

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Finding the Best Personal Injury Attorney in Austin “Near Me”

Posted by haydenbriggleparkerpolan on March 11, 2018

If you have experienced serious injuries as a result of a car accident or have lost a beloved family member due to a traffic fatality, you often feel devastated, lost and lacking in the energy necessary to make it through the day. It’s very understandable, then, that if you have been injured or lost a […]

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How Pain and Suffering Compensation is Determined After A Car Accident

Posted by haydenbriggleparkerpolan on March 10, 2018

When a client comes to us at Briggle & Polan, PLLC, following a car accident in which they sustained injuries, a common question they have is exactly how much money is the pain and suffering they have experienced worth? When our personal injury attorneys initially negotiate with the insurance company of a party who has […]

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Getting Justice When Truck Drivers Display Road Rage

Posted by haydenbriggleparkerpolan on March 9, 2018

The majority of truck drivers on the roads in and around Austin are hard-working professionals. But like anyone who has a demanding job and long hours, they can display episodes of road rage. The driver of a passenger vehicle displaying road rage can be scary enough, but when it’s the driver of a two or […]

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How to Reduce Your Risk of Getting into a Car Accident

Posted by haydenbriggleparkerpolan on March 8, 2018

Car accidents are devastating and unfortunate, but it’s not always possible to avoid them. Overall, driving is a dangerous activity and needs to be done with not only with your safety in mind but others as well. Although some road accidents are unavoidable, there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk of […]

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Beyond Medical Expenses and Property Damage: Non-Economic Damages

Posted by haydenbriggleparkerpolan on March 7, 2018

The true value in most auto accident claims comes from the non-economic pain-and-suffering portion of a settlement that takes into consideration several claimable long-term results of the injury. Many auto accident victims are left paralyzed or are fatally injured, which commonly yields a significant settlement when all factors are evaluated. Still others suffer injuries that […]

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