The Elephant in the Room: Why You Can’t Mention Liability Insurance in Most Texas Personal Injury Trials
Many personal injury claims made in Texas involve liability insurance. These include car accidents, trucking accidents, daycare injury claims, and negligent security claims. In most Texas personal injury trials, the law forbids insurance from being mentioned at trial. This includes situations where the insurance company is defending the lawsuit, negotiating to settle the claim, and will ultimately be responsible…Read More
What Is the Role of Negligence in a Houston Personal Injury Claim?
Most people have likely heard the term “negligence” in passing, but unless they have worked in the legal field, they may not be familiar with the exact meaning of this term or how it relates to an injury claim. Simply put, negligence is the failure to do what a reasonably prudent person (or company) would…Read More
Can I Seize Someone’s Personal Property and Assets in a Texas Personal Injury Claim?
One of the most common questions that comes up for someone making a personal injury claim in Texas is whether the assets of the party causing the injury can be seized to provide compensation for that claim. Usually, this issue comes up when the party responsible for causing the injury does not have insurance, or…Read More
Is It Possible to Get More Than Insurance Policy Limits for a Personal Injury Claim in Texas?
For someone making a personal injury claim in Texas, one of the most important issues that often comes up is the total dollar amount of liability insurance coverage available to pay for any court judgment or agreed settlement. The total amount of liability insurance coverage available under any specific insurance policy is frequently referred to…Read More
What Is Negligent Hiring?
When a company does not screen its employees properly and one of those workers causes harm, the injured parties can file a negligent hiring claim. Customers, clients, and other employees can also be victims of negligent hiring-related accidents and injuries. Negligent hiring comes in many forms. For example: A retail store hires a security guard,…Read More
The Fifth Amendment Is Different in Civil Cases Than in Criminal Cases
If there is one amendment with which fans of criminal justice shows are familiar, it is the Fifth Amendment. The Fifth Amendment grants defendants several kinds of rights, particularly the right to resist incriminating oneself. What many people do not know is that invoking their Fifth Amendment rights can work differently in civil and criminal…Read More
Whiplash Is One of the Most Common Injuries Resulting from a Car Accident
Whiplash, also known as neck sprain or strain, is a common injury that often results from a car collision from any direction, not just from behind. Even a slow-speed crash can lead to a whiplash injury. Although there are no exact estimates regarding the number of neck injuries in US automobile accidents each year, research…Read More
How Accidents Can Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries
Accidents, particularly car accidents, are common causes of brain injuries. Why? Unlike other parts of the body that remain strapped to the seat during an accident, the head and neck move freely, and the force of the impact can cause soft brain tissue to strike against the hard bony skull, often resulting in a traumatic…Read More
Common Causes of Child Injuries in Houston Daycare Centers
Many parents have mixed emotions when their children start attending daycare, as for many parents this marks a bittersweet moment of their child growing up and transitioning from one stage of life to another. Parents who choose to have their children attend daycare rely on the dependability and socializing that daycare centers provide, and trust…Read More
How Insurance Policy Limits in Texas Affect a Claim for Personal Injury or Property Damage from an Accident
Advice From a Houston Accident Attorney The Kishinevsky Law Firm is a personal injury law firm representing individuals who have been injured in car accidents and other accidents due to the fault of someone else in the greater Houston area. If you have questions relating to a personal injury claim contact us today for a…Read More