An injured person must prove their case at trial. They must introduce pertinent evidence including proof of medical bills that are reasonably priced. The defendant can attack this evidence.
The judge rules on the admissibility of the medical bills and other damages and the jury decides how much compensation the injured party receives.
To make trials more efficient and fair, Texas law has allowed the parties to prove and disprove medical bills and records with affidavits since 1979.
The New In Re Allstate opinion
The Texas Supreme Court issued an opinion on Friday that will dramatically curb the use of these affidavits and require doctors to testify in person.
The justices directed a Corpus Christi trial court to vacate its order that struck a counter-affidavit filed by the plaintiff’s car insurance company.
Here’s the latest elected official or celebrity to be arrested for driving while intoxicated
Why do we have so many “car accidents” on our roads — especially the huge number caused by drunken and drugged drivers? The chance of being injured in a DWI wreck in North Texas is a lot higher than you may realize. In Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton Counties last year, drunk drivers caused over 5,000 crashes which tragically took the lives of 90 people and injured thousands of people.
We hear about the Covid-19 pandemic constantly but rarely about the DWI epidemic. But these collisions are so common that it takes someone dying in one – or a famous celebrity arrested – for the news media to mention it.
Recently we blogged about how two prominent officials — a Dallas criminal judge and a high-ranking Fort Worth police officer — were arrested for driving while intoxicated in the same weekend.
In the latest report about a public servant breaking the law, the Mayor of Granbury was arrested for DWI early Sunday morning. Worse, this was his second arrest. Ninnian Hulett, age 68, was pulled over in his highly visible red Corvette. The mayor was reportedly found guilty about seven years ago of evading arrest and later that year, was arrested for causing a DWI wreck in Fort Worth – and one more.
EDITED: The mayor resigned on May 6, 2021.
That’s outrageous. We elect people not just to make laws but obey them, just like the rest of us have to do. We expect our officials, judges, and law enforcement personnel to lead us by exhibiting the highest conduct and setting a good example, especially when innocent drivers can be injured.
We can’t sit back and allow a DWI to be normal behavior when people naturally ask, “if he can do that, why can’t I?”
Our office handles many driving while intoxicated collision cases and sees how destructive these usually high-speed crashes can be.
Insurance companies use Colossus program to pay less money. Here’s what you can do about it.
If you have been injured in a vehicle crash, you want to know how you can recover your damages. Our personal injury law firm will fight to get you fairly compensated. But almost every car insurance company uses a manipulative software program called Colossus to minimize the amount of money they pay to injured victims. This post explains how you can combat this software to make more money.
There have been hundreds of car wrecks in Texas since the historic winter storm shut down our state this week. If you have been injured in a Texas icy road accident, you need to know how to proceed. This article will answer questions you may have including
- What should you do at the scene and later on?
- When and how can you make an insurance claim?
- Can you file on the other driver’s liability company, your company, or both?
- How can you prove the other driver was at fault?
- Will you have to file a lawsuit?
10 steps to take if you have been in a Texas icy road accident
Horrifying series of collisions shuts down I-35
Early this morning, a thin layer of ice coating the high-speed toll lanes near North Side Drive on Interstate 35 North caused one of the worst series of crashes that Fort Worth has ever seen. The catastrophe made national headlines.
This video shows the clean-up of the estimated 133 vehicles in the pile-up.
Berenson Injury Law has handled many crashes on I-35, including a death caused when the reconstruction of the highway happened.
It is common to feel pain in your neck and back after a car or truck crash. As you were hurled around your vehicle, your head and body may have slammed into the steering wheel, door, dashboard, and seat. Unfortunately, you may now have a bulging disc in your neck or back – or both.
This article provides information about what this diagnosis means, the medical treatment that you need, and its effect on your injury claim or lawsuit.
What is a bulging disc?
When you are rushed to a hospital after a car crash, the cost for treatment and testing often exceeds $10,000. But instead of filing on limited insurance policies, the hospital can file a hospital lien to guarantee that it will be paid in full from your settlement or verdict. This is unfair and can wreck settlements.
A major national newspaper just reported about the abuses with hospital liens. It noted that one hospital makes a shocking $10 million a year this way. How rich hospitals profit from patients in car crashes
However, sometimes the hospital does not follow Texas law and its lien is not enforceable.
After you are in a car, truck, or 18-wheeler wreck, you will need medical treatment so you can heal. But it is expensive and you may not know how to get your medical bills paid. You naturally assume that the other driver and their insurance company are going to pay them quickly.
But it can take some time for the possible payers — the other driver’s automobile insurance, your health insurance, your car insurance, and others — to decide if they are going to pay you. Then they have to look at the medical records and medical bills and decide how much they want to pay. This is often a slow, complicated, and unfair process that affects every car and truck collision.
Unfortunately injured people need to wait to negotiate a settlement or obtain a jury verdict until the possible payers obtain this information:
Our law firm and others in Texas have alleged that the defendants’ negligence caused a catastrophic collision and personal injuries in September.
As the bus proceeded through a controlled intersection marked by flashing yellow lights, a pickup truck failed to stop at a stop sign and crashed into the bus. It flipped over and slid down the highway before finally coming to a rest.