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Finding accurate information about complicated legal matters can often be challenging. Even knowing what sources to trust can be a confusing process. That’s why our experienced lawyers at Smith & Hassler regularly write in-depth articles about important legal topics.

Below, you can find the links to our articles about a wide range of issues. Each article contains a wealth of information about specific legal matters. Even so, it’s important to remember that the details for each case often vary from one matter to another. That’s why it’s important to consult an attorney if you believe you have a potential legal case. Simply contact us and schedule a free case evaluation at our Houston office.

Facial Injuries in Texas Car Accidents

Some of the most common injuries sustained in car crashes are injuries to the face: broken noses, lacerations, burns, and other trauma. A facial injury can leave scars that permanently affect your life. We discuss your legal rights and options.

The Importance of Timing in Truck Accident Claims

As soon as possible after a truck accident, you need an attorney to intervene to preserve critical evidence in support of your claim. Our attorneys break down the importance of timing in a truck accident investigation and lawsuit.

Factors in Texas Wrong-Way Car Accidents

Every driver’s nightmare is to be hit by a car going the wrong way. We discuss what causes wrong-way crashes and what you need to know about your legal rights if you’re involved in one.

Top 10 Myths about Texas Car Accidents

When you’re in a car accident, identifying good and bad information about what to do next can be tough. Our attorneys break down 10 common myths about car accident claims in Texas – and how we can help you find your path forward.

Modified Comparative Negligence in Texas Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury claims can get complicated when multiple parties are involved, or when the injured person is partially at fault. We explain how the “modified” comparative negligence rule works in Texas and how that might affect your case.

Traits of the Best Personal Injury Lawyers

When you’re hurt in an accident, you need to hire a lawyer. More to the point, you need to hire the right lawyer. How do you recognize an attorney who knows how to fight for the full compensation you deserve? We’ve broken down the most important traits of top personal injury attorneys.

Delayed Symptoms and Car Accidents

Just because you walk away from an accident feeling fine doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. Some injuries take time to make themselves known. Our attorneys take a close look at the medical and legal implications of injuries with delayed-onset symptoms.

Can I Ask For More Money For My Car Accident?

After an accident caused by another driver, the at-fault driver’s insurance company might make a settlement offer to resolve your injury claim. But what if the offer doesn’t cover all your anticipated expenses. Can you ask for more money? What options are available to you? Our experienced attorneys explain how the process works and what you should be compensated for after your car accident.

I Was a Passenger in an Uber Accident. What Should I Do?

Millions of people each day use Uber across the country and in large cities like Houston. Unfortunately, accidents involving Uber vehicles often occur. So what should an Uber passenger do if they get hurt in a car accident? What legal options are available to them? How much is their injury claim worth? Our experienced attorneys answer these questions and many more, providing useful information to people injured in Uber accidents.

How Do I Know if I Have a Concussion After a Car Accident?

Head injuries often occur in car accidents. One of the most common injuries people sustain in a crash is a concussion. But how do you know if you have one? What are the symptoms and the warning signs of a concussion? And how do you know if you have a mild or severe concussion? Learn more about what to look for and what to do if you suspect you have a head injury after your accident.

What is a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Not exactly sure what a personal injury attorney does? Learn more about how a lawyer can help you after an accident caused by someone else. This informative article written by our Houston attorneys explains exactly what a personal injury lawyer does, from fighting for the maximum financial compensation you deserve for your accident-related expenses to representing you in court, if necessary. Take an active role after your accident. You have rights and your lawyer can stand up for them.

How to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Texas

Filing a personal injury lawsuit in Texas can be a complicated process. Our experienced attorneys explain how the legal system works, step by step. From who can file a lawsuit to where you actually need to file, there are a lot of steps that need to be taken into consideration when taking legal action after a serious accident in Texas. Learn more about your legal rights in the Lone Star State.

Americans Drove Far Less In 2020… So Why Were Road Deaths Up?

With fewer vehicles on the road in 2020 due to lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, closures, and social distancing, you’d think there would be fewer fatal car accidents. According to data from the National Safety Council, that wasn’t the case. Our lawyers dig deeper into the issue and discuss why road deaths actually increased in 2020.

What You Need to Know About Texas Hit-and-Run Crashes

Hit-and-run accidents happen often in Houston and in many cases, crash victims aren’t prepared for the aftermath. Don’t pay for your unexpected medical expenses out of your own pocket. Our attorneys reveal how to protect yourself against the insurance company.

Texas Ranks in the Top 10 States With the Worst Drivers… Again

Texas has consistently ranked within the top 10 states with the worst drivers for the ninth year in 2020. According to an analysis by Car Insurance Comparison, drunk drivers account for the majority of catastrophic and fatal crashes in the Lone Star State.

What To Ask For In A Car Accident Settlement

After a car crash, many injury victims are eligible to receive financial compensation in the form of a settlement. What expenses are covered? What is the average settlement claim? Who decides the value of each claim? This article answers all those questions and many more.

What Should I Do If I’m Injured In An Accident With A Delivery Truck

Collisions caused by delivery truck drivers (UPS, FedEx, etc.) have become increasingly common in recent years. What should you do if a delivery truck driver causes your crash? What are your options? What are your rights? Learn more about these complicated legal cases.

Common Bad Driving Habits That Cause Houston Car Accidents

Attorney Michael Smith wrote this article about the common causes of motor vehicle collisions in Houston. Based on the latest statistics and studies, this informative article examines the real reasons why car crashes happen each day in Houston.

A Look at Houston’s Worst (And Most Dangerous) Commutes

Houston has some of the worst commutes in the country. Why is that? What makes commuting to work here so dangerous? What are the risks drivers face each day driving to work? This article examines these hazards and the best ways to avoid a crash.

Houston Attorneys Discuss Lack Of Commercial Truck Law Enforcement

Commercial trucks often cause serious collisions on Texas’ highways and roads. Unfortunately, not enough law enforcement officials are enforcing existing state and federal laws designed to prevent truck accidents. Learn more about this complex issue and how to stay safe on the road.

The Best Ideas to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents in the Houston Area

Pedestrian accidents have become increasingly common in Houston. What are the reasons why? What are common causes of these crashes? Our attorneys take an in-depth look at this serious issue and provide steps pedestrians can take to stay safe.

U.S. Study: Texas Ranked 3rd in Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

The number of traffic fatalities involving pedestrians in Texas has reached record levels. Just how bad are pedestrian accidents in the Lone Star State? Why are so many of these collisions happening? What is Texas doing to protect pedestrians? Learn more.

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