Author: The Patel Firm PLLC

Author: The Patel Firm PLLC

Motorcycle Helmet Laws Across the United States Although motorcycle helmets are not indestructible, there is no disputing that helmets decrease the chances of suffering a serious traumatic head or brain injury during a bicycle accident. Similarly, motorcycle accidents tend to cause serious injuries because riders do not have any outer shell or covering to protect them... Read More
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents Motorcycle accidents caused by the negligence of motor vehicle operators are a nationwide problem. In fact, according to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle accidents account for a significant number of deaths across the country every year. Motorcycle accidents lead to severe injuries and... Read More
PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS AND CHILD SUPPORT Sometimes, during the process of settling an injury claim for a client, the Texas Attorney General’s Child Support Intercept Division will contact my office advising us of a child support lien, or an  interest in a portion of the client’s settlement proceeds. This can be a confusing time for... Read More
How Are Wrongful Death Settlements Paid? Dealing with death is hard. But finding out your loved one’s death is the result of someone else’s negligence can be devastating. If you have recently lost a loved one due to someone’s actions or negligence, you have rights. For example, a defective space heater took the lives of... Read More
The Most Common Cause of Collisions Motor vehicle collisions occur at an alarming rate on U.S. roads. Every year, more than 6 million people get into accidents that range from minor fender benders to more serious and fatal head-on collisions. Of those, 3 million suffer injury and 2 million will live with a permanent injury... Read More
How Much to Expect From a Car Accident Settlement? Getting into a car accident is a terrifying experience. You can suffer unimaginable injuries and face a lifetime of pain and disability. You may find that you can no longer work in your chosen profession or enjoy the hobbies and activities that you once loved. You may even struggle... Read More
Driver Fatigue Driving takes a considerable amount of focus, attention, and concentration. Navigating traffic, avoiding obstacles, and monitoring for emergencies are all a part of the task of driving. Yet, many drivers routinely get behind the wheel of a car without the ability to do these tasks. Many drivers would not... Read More
Neck Injury in Car Accidents: Neck Injuries After a Car Accident An accident can cause serious and debilitating injuries to the delicate tendons, muscles, and tissues in the neck. This can result in a lifetime of pain, suffering, and limited mobility. In some cases, an accident victim can suffer permanent disability, such as paralysis... Read More
Tractor-Trailers Tractor-trailers are enormous vehicles—the largest on the road. While large commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) are often colloquially called “18-wheelers,” tractor-trailers can have up to 30 wheels. While their very size makes them ideal for bringing products to businesses and consumers throughout the state, it also makes them potentially lethal.... Read More
Sideswipe Collisions A sideswipe collision is one where a vehicle hits or swipes another on the side. In almost all sideswipes, the cars are both traveling in the same direction and in adjacent lanes. But, a car can potentially swipe another going the opposite direction as well, if they are on... Read More