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Who is Liable for a Defective Road Accident?

Who is Liable for a Defective Road Accident?

A case involving a road defect centers on concerns regarding the state of the road. A car may slide off the side of the road, causing the driver to lose control and crash, for instance, if the highway department or contractor did not rebuild the shoulder of the road to the correct height. It is a terrifying prospect that those in charge of maintaining the roads ought to prevent. Inadequate road markings, faulty or unsafe guardrails, inappropriate construction, and a

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Property Damage Options When Involved in an Accident

Property Damage Options When Involved in an Accident

The knowledge and relief that a car accident was not fatal or resulted in injuries is usually the initial thing you experience after such car accidents occur. The concerns about money don’t arise till after that. How much will the repairs to your automobile cost? When your automobile is being fixed, will you be able to travel to work? If so, how much will it cost you to use alternate modes of transportation, such ride-sharing services or a rental vehicle?

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Steps to Take After a Hit and Run Accident in Texas

Steps to Take After a Hit and Run Accident in Texas

It’s important to call an accident attorney in Corpus Christi if you are involved in a hit-and-run. These accidents are often more complicated than others, and seeking legal representation will help protect your rights and ability to recover compensation. Hit and run accidents are, to say the least, surprising. You may be driving along, enjoying the scenery, and the next moment your heart jumps, and adrenaline spreads through your body as another vehicle hits you. In the few minutes you

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Common Corpus Christi Boating Accidents

Common Corpus Christi Boating Accidents

It’s estimated that there are around 5,000 boating accidents across the country every year. These accidents cause around 500 deaths while leaving thousands of other people with injuries. While there are few things as nice and relaxing as spending time on the water, boating accidents can quickly ruin an otherwise perfect day. Unfortunately, many of the accidents that occur are due to someone’s carelessness. If this happens, it can result in significant losses and may limit your ability to enjoy

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Teenage Driving Laws in Texas

Teenage Driving Laws in Texas 

Driving is a huge responsibility. After all, every time you get behind the wheel, you have your life and others in your hands. Because of this, it’s imperative that you know and follows all the rules of the road. Because teens have limited experience driving, special laws and regulations have been put in place. It’s important for teens and their parents to know what these laws are and follow them to avoid fines, penalties, and accidents. Keep in mind, that

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5 Most Common Offshore Oil Rig Accidents

5 Most Common Offshore Oil Rig Accidents 

In a recent seven-year period, the U.S. oil and gas extraction industry (this includes both off- and onshore) had a fatality rate that was seven times higher than all other workers in the U.S. If you are injured in an oil rig accident, you have rights. One right is to hire legal representation at the Burkett Law Firm to help you secure the compensation you deserve. It’s also smart to learn more about the most common accidents that occur so

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Rideshare Accidents in Texas (What Are My Options)?

Rideshare Accidents in Texas (What Are My Options)?

The use of Uber and Lyft services (along with other rideshare vehicles) is growing in Texas. However, each time you use these services, you are putting your safety and life in someone else’s hands. Unfortunately, not all rideshare companies use sufficient screening for drivers. If you are involved in an accident using a rideshare service, it can be difficult to figure out who is at fault and who should be responsible for covering your lost wages and medical bills. At

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symptoms of mild tbi after texas accident

Getting to Know the Symptoms of a Mild TBI After a Texas Accident

A traumatic brain injury or TBI is well-known for its unpredictable nature. Unfortunately, these injuries can also have a huge impact on the lives of the victim and their families. Even though the severity of a TBI varies (just like other injuries), all types of head trauma have the potential to disrupt your day-to-day life, require a long recovery period, and even make the future unknown.  Our legal team has years of experience advocating for victims who have experienced all

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negligence slip and fall accident

Tips for Proving Negligence After a Slip and Fall Accident

If you are injured due to a slip and fall accident, you may find you cannot work for several weeks, months, or even longer. When this accident occurs at a business or another property, you may have the right to hold the property owner liable for your injuries. If this happens, you can recover compensation. However, slip and fall cases are rarely black and white. Because of this, it is best to hire an experienced Corpus Christi personal injury attorney

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Truck Driver Shortage: Does It Mean More Accidents?

There’s a massive truck driver shortage in the U.S. right now. In fact, trucking companies are down approximately 60,000 drivers, with estimates projecting this number to increase to more than 160,000 by 2028. Unfortunately, the problem doesn’t just impact consumers and the trucking industry itself – it also presents a serious hazard to motorists who are on the roads with trucks day in and day out. For example, with this shortage, trucking companies are putting more pressure on drivers to

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10 Types of Distracted Driving That Cause Accidents

10 Types of Distracted Driving That Cause Accidents

By now, most people realize that distracted driving is dangerous. But even so, this remains a major problem throughout the United States (and many other parts of the world). As a driver, it’s critical to understand the many types of distracted driving. This knowledge will help you avoid a situation in which you put yourself and others on the road at risk of an accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are three categories of distraction

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