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7 Questions To Ask Before Hiring a Corpus Christi Personal Injury Lawyer 

Have you or someone you know been in an accident? Were you on the receiving end of a slip-and-fall incident or the victim of a physical altercation? In these situations, you need to seek compensation from the person who caused your injuries. However, in Corpus Christi or any other part of Texas, getting compensation can be complicated. This is why you need a Corpus Christi personal injury lawyer. A Corpus Christi personal injury lawyer isn’t hard to come by in

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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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Corpus Christi road rage incident.

Road Rage: How To Protect Yourself

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 caused a nearby elementary school to go into lockdown earlier this year. This goes to show how the violence of road rage

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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

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 causes of nighttime car accidents as well as night driving safety tips. What makes night

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5 defensive driving tips for new drivers in Corpus Christi

Top 5 Defensive Driving Tips for New Drivers

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 road users around are doing so you can anticipate their

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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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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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