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Negligence vs Gross Negligence

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Negligence is a legal term often used to describe the cause of a personal injury or death. Another common cause in personal injury cases is gross negligence, distinguished from regular negligence in the level of intent behind the actions. Here is a breakdown of negligence vs. gross negligence. What Is Negligence? Negligence describes the failure […]

Types of Damages in a Texas Personal Injury Case

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When someone is injured because of another’s negligence, it can result in a personal injury case. People interested in filing a lawsuit against an individual due to an injury may wonder what types of damages qualify to receive compensation in the State of Texas. Our team has taken the time to list these damages so […]

What Causes Most Rear-End Collisions?

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Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident, and they can occur at any time. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, rear-end collisions account for nearly 29% of all car accidents in the United States. Sometimes referred to colloquially as “bumpy crunchies” or other nicknames, these accidents can actually be quite serious. […]

How to Report a Hit and Run in Amarillo

Most people  don’t think about hit-and-run accidents until one happens to them or they see one occur. It is a jarring experience that can leave anyone feeling confused, aggravated, and unsure of what to do next. While our team at the Hernandez Law Group, P.C. hopes a hit and run never happens to you, we […]

How to Handle Common Driving Emergencies

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Even the most careful drivers can find themselves in emergency situations. A sudden tire blowout, a stuck accelerator, or even a patch of black ice can turn a peaceful commute into a complete disaster in an instant. By being aware of a few of the most common driving emergencies and how to handle them, you’ll […]

Who is Liable in Multi-Employer Work Site Accidents in Dallas?

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It’s an unavoidable fact of life that accidents will happen, even at the workplace. When multiple contractors, subcontractors, and other supervisors are involved in the circumstances of the accident, determining liability can be tricky. Here is more information about the legal principles that govern worksite liability in Texas. OSHA’s Multi-Employer Worksite Doctrine The federal Occupational Safety and […]

How to Obtain a Car Accident Police Report in Texas

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The aftermath of a car wreck is a stressful time and you may need to take steps before the whole process is over. While it is not usually necessary to obtain a car accident police report on your own, you may want it for your files or other purposes. Fortunately, after you go through the […]

What Are the Different Degree of Burn Injuries?

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When most individuals think of personal injury, they often think of car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and product liability. However, one of the biggest and most often overlooked types of injuries that can be compensated if caused by the negligence of another is burn injuries. Severe burns can lead to permanent damage, disfigurement, and […]

Reducing Accident Risk to Pedestrians and Drivers During Bad Weather

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Texas isn’t known for its severe winters. While the state does typically experience a few weeks of frigid temperatures, the winters are generally mild. However, due to global warming, weather patterns have been drastically changing around the globe. Texas experienced this first-hand last year during the harsh snowstorm and significant drop in temperatures that left […]

How Truck Driver Shortages Affect Road Safety

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The United States has seen a sudden and rather alarming change to its economy over the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From industries being shut down to protect workers and employees being let go due to a significant decrease in business to the worker shortage being faced at this moment, the United […]