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What Is the Process in a Texas Personal Injury Case?

No one ever expects to be injured in a car accident, but the reality is that accidents happen every day. In Texas, as in other states, some laws dictate when and how a personal injury case may be filed.  Generally, a person has two years from the date of the injury to file a suit. This is known as the statute of limitations. However, there are some exceptions to this rule, so it is essential to consult with an attorney

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Questions to ask a Texas Personal Injury Lawyer

Questions to ask a Texas Personal Injury Lawyer

10 FAQ and Answers for a Texas Personal Injury Lawyer Finding a quality, experienced personal injury attorney can feel like a daunting process if you are injured. This is especially the case when you see countless “over the top” advertisements for personal injury lawyers in your area. While it can take some time and effort to find the right lawyer for your needs, a good place to begin your evaluation is with a face-to-face consultation. During this consultation, you will

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Understanding Negligence

Understanding Negligence in Texas

When it comes to personal injury claims, there’s no shortage of things you need to know. And at the top of the list is a sound understanding of negligence. Negligence laws vary by location, so you must focus solely on the state in which you are filing a claim. At The Burkett Law Firm, we have been fighting for the rights of Texas injury victims for three generations. For that reason, we are in the unique position to not only

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7 Most Common Corpus Christi Personal Injury Cases

7 Most Common Corpus Christi Personal Injury Cases

In 2019 there were 37 fatalities in Corpus Christi due to car accidents, with 11 of these fatalities involving a drunk individual. Each year, the number of injuries and fatalities seems to go up, leading to more and more personal injury cases. Unfortunately, car accidents aren’t the only cause of personal injury claims. If you live in this area, you may wonder – what are the most common personal injury cases? At the Burkett Law Firm, we see hundreds or

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What Do I Need to Know About Suing for Personal Injury Damages in Texas?

What Do I Need to Know About Suing for Personal Injury Damages in Texas?

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another party, it’s imperative to learn more about your legal rights. This will lead you to address an important question: what do you need to know about suing for personal injury damages in the state of Texas? The first thing you must do is pinpoint the reason for your personal injury claim. There are various types of cases, including but not limited to: Car accidents Commercial

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Injury Claims & Texas Statute Of Limitations

Were you or a loved one injured in the state of Texas? Do you believe that another party — such as a negligent driver — was responsible for the accident and injuries? Are you wondering how much time you have to file a personal injury claim? In Texas, just the same as other states, there is a statute of limitations on motor vehicle accident cases. In other words, you have a predetermined period of time to file an injury claim.

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How Do I Know If I Can Sue For A Defective Product In Texas?

Defects in the design, manufacturing, or marketing of products can result in serious personal injuries. At The Burkett Law Firm, our Corpus Christi personal injury lawyers help you hold those at fault accountable. Find out more about product liability lawsuits and when you can sue for a defective product in Texas. Statistics on product liability lawsuits in Texas The Texas Department of Insurance reports that close to 800 liability claims are filed throughout the state each year. Among the most

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What’s The Difference Between Workers’ Comp vs Personal Injury in Texas?

In many ways, a workers’ comp claim and personal injury claim appear to be one and the same. And while there are some similarities, there are various differences that dictate which option is the best for pursuing compensation after your accident injury. If you’re wondering which path to take, our personal injury lawyer in Corpus Christi is here to explain the biggest differences between workers comp vs personal injury in Texas. Workers comp vs personal injury in Texas: Fault matters

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What Are Punitive Damages In A Texas Personal Injury Case?

  If you have any type of personal injury case—whether it stems from a car crash, truck accident, or oil field accident—it’s critical to understand all of the potential damages you can seek. Punitive damages have nothing to do with your physical and emotional injuries from the accident. These damages are a monetary award given to the victim as a means of punishing the at-fault defendant for their negligent behavior that caused the accident. This award also helps to discourage

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What Is A Good Settlement Offer After An Accident?

When you get injured, you may be eligible for a settlement offer. After all, about 95% of lawsuits end up getting settled before they go to court. This is for a few reasons: Going to court is time-consuming, expensive, and it can damage a person’s reputation. Settling is easier and a better financial decision, usually. You may be wondering what your settlement could be. If you’ve already gotten a settlement offer, you might be wondering if it’s a good offer.

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What Is Included In Pain and Suffering and How Much Can You Get For It?

While watching personal injury cases on your favorite reality court shows on TV you may hear talk of someone suing another person for pain and suffering. Although you’ve heard it over and over again, you may not really know what it means. You also may not recognize that it is a major piece of a personal injury case. With over 40 years of experience in handling personal injury cases, The Burkett Law Firm understands pain and suffering all too well.

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

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 will use what’s called maximum medical improvement (MMI) to let you know what your recovery will look like from now into the future. Then, you can

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

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 you tweet, snap, and post When you’re in the middle of a personal injury case, just remember the Miranda Warning, “You have the right to remain silent.

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Texas product liability claims involving defective childrens' toys

Texas Product Liability & Defective Children’s Toys

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 riding toys, including scooters and tricycles Stuffed toys Toy vehicles Toy-building sets

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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 the

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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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