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Person in wheelchair facing maximum medical improvement for paralysis injuries after accident.

What Is Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) in a Personal Injury Case?

If you suffered a permanent injury like paralysis from an accident, you may face a maximum medical improvement rating that can impact your future financial compensation. When you get injured in an accident, it can take just a few weeks to heal. However, if you experience a severe injury, it could take months or years to heal. In some cases, you may be living with your injury for the rest of your life.  When your doctor is treating you, they

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Hospital lien bill after a car accident in Texas.

What Happens When I Get A Hospital Lien After A Car Accident?

Texas hospitals can deduct the cost of your car accident treatment from your settlement but our Corpus Christi injury attorneys may be able to help. You recently got into a car accident that was so bad you had to be rushed to the hospital. Even though you couldn’t provide any insurance information or payment, the hospital treated you – as Texas hospitals are legally required to do. Now, you’re dealing with medical bills and hospital debt and you don’t know

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Corpus Christi car mechanic performing work that may contribute to a car accident.

Holding A Repair Shop Or Auto Mechanic Liable For A Car Accident

If you suspect that a mechanic or repair shop made mistakes that caused your car accident, contact an experienced Corpus Christi car accident attorney to investigate for you. When you visit a repair shop or auto mechanic, you expect them to provide a high level of service. And of course, you also expect that they’ll make decisions and repairs with your safety and well-being in mind. But here’s the problem: Even if you have a recommendation from someone you trust,

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Injured car accident victim suffering from whiplash

Whiplash Caused By A Car Accident – Is This Your Only Injury?

Often, car accident victims can experience whiplash in addition to more serious injuries to the brain or spine. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 12,186 serious injury crashes in 2018 with 14,937 people sustaining a serious injury. While these injuries take on many forms, those associated with the neck and back are typically among the most common. Whiplash is a common, yet serious, injury that often results from a car accident. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders

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Personal injury victim expressing anger on social media.

Can Insurance Companies Use Social Media To Ruin A Personal Injury Case?

Don’t express your anger about your personal injury on social media. Instead, let our injury attorneys take action for you and pursue max compensation for your damages. There are over 330 million people in the United States. Just last year, over 70% of the U.S. population had a social media account. With a tap of the send button, your friends, family, and even strangers can receive instant updates of the largest or smallest events in your life. Think twice before

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A car with personal possessions inside being towed away after serious accident in Corpus Christi.

What Happens To Your Personal Possessions After A Car Accident?

After a car accident, your personal possessions could have been towed away with the vehicle in one of two ways. Immediately after a car accident, your mind is occupied on your safety and healing, especially if you have injuries. Your next reaction is the thought of your personal possessions like your phone, purse, personal electronic devices and any other expensive or sentimental value items. When you’re involved in a serious car wreck where you sustained injuries, do you know what

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Confused Corpus Christi car accident victim in need of a car accident checklist.

A Checklist For What To Do After A Car Accident

Confused about what to do after a car accident? Follow our 5-step checklist to make sure you avoid mistakes that could hurt your insurance claim. You’re taking a risk every time you get behind the wheel of your car. Even if you’re the safest driver on the road, you could still find yourself managing the aftermath of an accident. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 256,338 people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2019. And that doesn’t

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Corpus Christi road rage incident.

Road Rage: How To Protect Yourself

Road rage is a growing problem on Corpus Christi roads but you can take steps to protect yourself against these reckless drivers. No matter who you are, where you’re driving, or how cautious you are, you could one day find yourself dealing with a road rage incident.  Get this: Over a seven-year period in the United States, more than 12,000 injuries and 218 murders were attributed to road rage. Locally, a road rage incident between two drivers in Corpus Christi

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Increased car insurance costs after a car accident in Texas.

The Increased Cost of Car Insurance Rates After A Car Accident

After a car accident, your auto insurance rates can skyrocket. The Corpus Christi car accident attorneys at The Burkett Law Firm explain why and what you can do about it. Auto insurance premiums can be expensive nationwide but, according to Forbes, Texans spend an average of $1,009 a year on auto insurance. Texas law requires drivers to carry auto insurance for two reasons: to protect your assets and to pay for vehicle damages and bodily injuries when accidents occur. While

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Medical bills after a car accident in Texas.

Paying Medical Bills After A Texas Car Accident

Medical bills can add up to thousands of dollars after a car accident in Texas but an experienced personal injury attorney can help you recover these expenses along with pain and suffering. Regaining a normal quality of life after a car accident should be a victim’s main priority. But the medical bills in the aftermath of an auto collision can add up to thousands of dollars, quickly. With the understanding that the rising cost of healthcare in Texas is a

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Measuring the time frame for a car accident settlement.

What Does The Car Accident Settlement Time Frame Look Like?

The time frame for a car accident settlement involves six stages that can range from weeks to years. Everyone wants justice now and they want it fast. But no one ever said the road to justice is a toll road. Recovering financial compensation damages caused by a car accident is often a difficult and long process that can take a few weeks up to several years depending on the injuries, the issues surrounding the case, and the number of parties

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Truck drivers risk accidents during bad holiday weather.

Commercial Truck Accidents During the Holidays: What You Need to Know

Bad weather during the holiday season can cause serious accidents as commercial truck drivers race to their delivery destinations. With 36% more vehicles on America’s roads during the holidays, drivers should beware, as commercial trucks are more likely to be involved in accidents during this time of year.  As we’re already in the midst of the holiday shopping frenzy, it is important to understand the dangers of being on the road alongside 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, big rigs, and other commercial

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Under Texas laws, motorcyclists not wearing a helmet may still recover damages for accident injuries, but the amount may not be what you expect.

Can I Still Recover Damages If I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet During a Motorcycle Accident?

Under Texas laws, motorcyclists not wearing a helmet may still recover damages for accident injuries, but the amount may not be what you expect. While motorcyclists are always advised to wear a helmet, Texas law has made helmets optional for some motorcycle riders so many motorcyclists in Texas may wonder, “Can I still recover damages if I wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the motorcycle collision?” The short answer is yes you can, but if you were not

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The danger of Texas roads increases during the nighttime with higher rates of fatal car accidents.

Nighttime Car Accidents & Safety Tips

The danger of Texas roads increases during nighttime with higher rates of fatal car accidents. There’s no doubt that driving at night is dangerous. Although only a quarter of vehicles are on the road at night, almost 50% of the traffic deaths happen at this time. In fact, the NHTSA reports that the passenger vehicle occupant fatality rate at nighttime is three times higher than the daytime rate. But what makes driving at night so dangerous? Keep reading to discover four major

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5 defensive driving tips for new drivers in Corpus Christi

Top 5 Defensive Driving Tips for New Drivers

5 defensive driving tips for new drivers in Corpus Christi. There’s no denying that our Texas roads are inherently dangerous. In 2018 alone, the Texas Department of Transportation recorded 12,186 serious injury crashes, 14,937 serious injuries, and 3,652 traffic fatalities. And the sad reality is that most of these accidents happened in Houston, Dallas, and Corpus Christi. This chilling reality means that you have to drive defensively at all times. That is, drive with caution and identify what other drivers and

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Texas product liability claims involving defective childrens' toys

Texas Product Liability & Defective Children’s Toys

Defective & hazardous children’s toys are subject to Texas product liability law If you have children, your holiday shopping list is probably filled with toys for your little ones but while toy manufacturers have a legal obligation to produce safe products for consumers, hundreds of thousands of children are injured due to defective toys every year.  Dangerous children’s toys Many product liability claims against toy manufacturers involve the following types of dangerous children’s toys: Bath toys Battery-operated toys Balls Non-motorized

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Apeman C450 Dash Cam

Holiday Gift Guide – Dash Cams

If you have a car lover in your life, you are likely on the hunt for a functional gift to give. Lucky for you, we’ve spent hours researching the perfect gift ideas and there’s nothing that beats dash cams. Below is a rundown of some of the best dash cams to gift that car lover in your life this holiday season. Best dash cam selection 1. Apeman C450 Dash Cam Apeman C450 is an affordable dash camera that captures both video

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2020 Black Friday: New Measures and Common Injuries

2020 Black Friday: New Measures and Common Injuries

  Black Friday is here again. A day full of massive bargains, frenzied customers, and crushing crowds, altogether resulting in an often dangerous shopping experience. That means the likelihood of getting injured at the stores during the holiday shopping season is usually high. But the danger is heightened this year by a pandemic, which has spurred many retailers to implement safety measures. Below we discuss what preparations retail stores in Corpus Christi and all of Texas are taking to mitigate

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Coronavirus Affecting Thanksgiving Travel

For most people, Thanksgiving is the season to travel and reunite with loved ones. In 2019, AAA estimated that around 49.3 million travelers would hit the road during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Typically, most people travel from Wednesday evening to Sunday evening.  With the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Thanksgiving period might be a bit different. Celebrations will be less this year as travelers strive to comply with the coronavirus guidelines. You may choose to limit your celebration

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Break in Texas Corpus Christi Schools

Thanksgiving Break in Texas/Corpus Christi Schools

As Thanksgiving approaches, Texas schools are preparing for holiday break. Parents, take note that Corpus Christi Independent School District will break for the Thanksgiving holiday from Monday, November 23rd through Friday, the 27th. As kids and teachers take a break from the confines of classrooms and the hustle and bustle of holiday travel kicks off, take caution to prevent accidents. If you suffer injuries in a road accident during this busy Thanksgiving period, remember help is a phone call away

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When Can You Sue the Trucking Company After a Truck Accident in Texas?

Most truck drivers in Texas work for a trucking company, which is why it makes sense to wonder, “Should you sue the trucking company or the truck driver after an accident?” In many cases, you can recover damages from both the trucker and their employer, but doing so may require legal assistance from an experienced truck accident attorney in Texas. Suing a trucking company can significantly maximize the value of your personal injury claim after a truck accident because trucking

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Is the Driver in the Back Automatically at Fault for a Rear-End Accident in Texas?

Rear-end accidents are the most frequently occurring type of vehicle crash in the United States. Regardless of whether you were in a car that got rear-ended or you were the one who crashed into the back of another vehicle, you may wonder, “Is the driver in the back always at fault for a rear-end collision?” Is the Driver in the Back Automatically at Fault for a Rear-End Crash? The short answer is: No. In Texas, one motorist, both drivers, or

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9 Tips on How to Prepare for a Consultation with a Personal Injury Attorney in Texas

If you have been injured in an automobile accident, truck crash, or any other accident, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney right away. Hiring a personal injury lawyer in Texas is a crucial step in obtaining compensation for your injury and helping you move forward with your normal life. Finding the right personal injury attorney in Texas is a daunting task, but once you have found him, there are certain things you need to do before you

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