Who is Responsible for a Austin Truck Accident?

Posted by haydenbriggleparkerpolan on November 29, 2017

Responsibility for a truck accident can fall to many different parties, depending on a wide variety of causes. The weather and road conditions can be a major factor; mechanical failure or lack of safety mechanisms with the commercial truck may be another; sleepy or overworked drivers may be yet another factor; misbalanced or unbalanced truck […]

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Other Signs You Need a Lawyer After a Accident

Posted by haydenbriggleparkerpolan on November 28, 2017

Even if you’ve only suffered property damage, there are some instances when you should still consider hiring a lawyer. The other driver is uncooperative If the other driver is uncooperative either at the scene of the accident or afterward, this may be an indication that you will have trouble recovering on your claim. Signs of […]

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The Basics of Texas Car Accident Law

Posted by haydenbriggleparkerpolan on November 28, 2017

There are four elements of a Texas car accident case: duty, breach, causation, and damages. The burden of proof lies with the victim (called the plaintiff) to prove these elements. In a perfect world, after we are injured in an accident, the responsible party would compensate us for our losses right away. This is not […]

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How Do You Know if You Have a Personal Injury Case?

Posted by haydenbriggleparkerpolan on November 27, 2017

If a person owed you a legal duty and then neglected that legal duty, causing an injury to you, then you have grounds for a lawsuit. According to the laws in Texas and most states, every person owes every other person the responsibility of taking reasonable care to ensure safety for all other innocent parties. […]

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What Does Personal Injury Mean?

Posted by haydenbriggleparkerpolan on November 26, 2017

Legally speaking, a “personal injury” is any type of physical harm and the emotional trauma that goes along with it caused by the actions or inaction of another party or parties. In the state of Texas, an injured person, or the plaintiff, is permitted to seek restitution for his or her injuries from the person […]

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Dog Bite Injuries and Children

Posted by haydenbriggleparkerpolan on November 25, 2017

According to Nolo.com “ With nearly 90 million pet dogs in the U.S. and about 4.5 million dog bites every year, it’s no surprise that lawsuits over the resulting injuries are also common. Depending on the circumstances and where the injury happened, the victim may file a civil suit based on the dog owner’s negligence […]

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Deadly Car Accidents Carry Staggering Cost

Posted by haydenbriggleparkerpolan on November 24, 2017

Every year, thousands of Americans are killed in motor vehicle crashes. As a car accident law firm we see hundreds of accidents a year alone in the county. The intangible costs in suffering and loss of human life caused by fatal car accidents, many of which are preventable, are difficult to quantify. A new report, […]

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Texas Road Rage: Deadly, Preventable

Posted by haydenbriggleparkerpolan on November 23, 2017

Have you been injured because of the careless or intentional actions of another? Call Austin personal injury lawyers Briggle & Polan, PLLC at 512.472.1926   Road rage incident in Austin leads to a man being shot and killed. According to KXAN.com “Witnesses told police it looked like Lockett’s car was chasing Carbajal-Jaimes’ car. Both pulled […]

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Twenty Percent of Drivers in Texas Uninsured

Posted by haydenbriggleparkerpolan on November 22, 2017

Texas requires all drivers to maintain insurance on their motor vehicles. Yet, it appears many Texans do not follow this law. A new program that allows registered vehicles to be matched with insurance policies reports that 20 percent of vehicles have no insurance coverage. The TexasSure Vehicle Insurance Verification program was created at the request […]

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Elder Abuse a Rising Threat as America’s Population Ages

Posted by haydenbriggleparkerpolan on November 21, 2017

The U.S. has reached a new milestone – a population of over 50 million seniors for the first time in the history of the USA in 2016. Since such a dramatic increase in the senior population is expected, it is important that the rising issues of elder abuse and nursing home abuse be addressed as […]

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