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Month: September 2016

MAJOR ACCIDENT CAUSED BY UNATTENDED 18 WHEELER ON BEAUMONT HIGHWAY, TEXAS

On September 17, 2016, a young woman was transported by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital after she collided with the rear of an 18 wheeler that stopped on a Beaumont highway.  According to authorities, the driver of the 18...

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COMMON INSURANCE DEFENSE TACTICS IN HANDLING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASES

In traumatic brain injury cases, insurance companies often employ the same defense tactics.  We all know that insurance companies are in the business of making money.  As such, they usually face a tremendous amount of pressure from their shareholders and...

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TEXAS CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE § 140: HOW DOES IT APPLY TO SUBROGATION RIGHTS IN TEXAS?

An issue often arising in personal injury settlements is a health insurance company’s right to subrogation.  In Texas, there are two types of subrogation: those existing by contract and those in equity or law.  Equitable subrogation arises in every instance...

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IS A CONCUSSION A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY?

There is a common misconception that a concussion and a traumatic brain injury are the same thing.  However, there are studies that suggest that using these terms interchangeably can lead to improper diagnosis, treatment, and/or recovery.[1]  So, is a concussion...

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