A few years ago, a man in the middle of a personal injury lawsuit learned the hard way the importance of not posting on social media. At Springer & Lyle, we want you to understand mistakes you can make during the pendency of your lawsuit that can seriously affect your claim. The main mistake people make is posting about their activities, photos, and videos on social media. How Posting on Social Media Can Negatively Affect Your Case Three adult boy scout leaders took a group of scouts to explore Utah’s Goblin Valley State Park. The three leaders climbed a hill and pushed a … [Read more...]
Pre-Existing Conditions: How Do They Affect My Personal Injury Claim in Texas?
If you were injured in any kind of an accident caused by another’s negligence, and you have a pre-existing medical condition, this does not mean you cannot collect for the damages you suffered in the recent accident. At Springer & Lyle, we will fight for you, even if you have a pre-existing condition, to receive all the compensation to which you are legally entitled. What is a Pre-Existing Condition? A pre-existing condition is any other medical problem you had prior to the accident. For it to be an issue, the pre-existing condition must be somehow related to your current injury. … [Read more...]
Benefits of Litigating a Personal Injury Claim
When you file a personal injury claim, your attorney will inform you whether your case will likely settle or go to trial. Around 95 percent of cases settle before trial. Settlement happens when the insurance company for the defendant, or a defendant, offers a reasonable amount for the damages in the case which makes the risk of getting something more at trial difficult to predict. Settlement is quicker, less stressful, and less risky than going to trial. If your case goes to trial, it will take longer because your attorney will need to conduct thorough and extensive discovery, which … [Read more...]
In Texas, What Do I Need To Know Before Filing A Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury claim covers many different types of injuries: slip and fall accidents involving premises liability law, motor vehicle crashes, dog bites, medical malpractice, product liability, and any time you suffer an injury that was the fault of another person or company. Before you file a personal injury claim, we invite you to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys at Springer & Lyle. We can evaluate the facts of your case and provide you what you need to know before filing a personal injury claim. Some specific areas you need to be … [Read more...]
Who Pays For A Personal Injury Case?
When you file a personal injury claim, you’re expecting compensation for what you’ve lost. It could be a financial loss, loss of time, or a loss of quality of life due to injuries or mental anguish. Your primary focus is trying to be made whole. Springer & Lyle has first-hand experience with these types of claims and the breakdown of who pays for a personal injury case. Medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering are some types of compensation you can receive but there are also costs associated with a personal injury case. The most common expenses for personal injury claims are … [Read more...]
Will Not Wearing A Seat Belt Affect My Personal Injury Claim?
Wearing a seat belt can save your life, but can it also save your personal injury case? If you’re hurt in a car accident that’s not your fault, you would like to be compensated for your damages. You may have expenses from medical bills, lost wages, and therapy. The concern is who’s to blame for injuries from the car accident if you didn’t wear your seat belt. Here we’ll explore seat belt laws and how they affect your personal injury case. Seat Belt Laws There are safety belt and car seat laws to prevent and reduce accident related injuries with motor … [Read more...]
What To Do If You Are Hit By a Drunk Driver
Each time you get on the road, you take care to follow the traffic rules and regulations. Unfortunately, there are others who do not abide by the same rules as you, so there is always a risk of being involved in a car accident. All too often there are people who endanger all of those who cross their path by drinking and driving. When a drunk driver makes the decision to get behind the wheel of their car, they are putting themselves and the lives of all those they come in contact with at risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drunk driving kills one person every … [Read more...]
What to Expect in Your Personal Injury Claim
When you have been injured, you want a quick recovery, both medically and financially. No one desires a drawn out legal battle that devours your time and leaves you wondering when you can pay your bills. Even though the process is not always quick, knowing what is going on behind the scenes can make the waiting easier. The attorneys at Springer & Lyle can help you navigate the challenges of the system and ensure it goes as smoothly and quickly as possible. I. Investigation Once you hire counsel, there is a period of time where you will be asked to submit information. Because … [Read more...]