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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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types of pain and suffering that can be calculated in a personal injury claim in Texas

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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Personal injury victim expressing anger on social media.

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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