Answering All of Your Texas Personal Injury, DWI, Criminal Defense and Business Law Questions

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Select a category below to find answers to your questions now. If you have any other questions not answered below, call The Kahn Law Firm today for a free, confidential consultation.  Our Texas injury lawyers will review your case and advise you on how to proceed. When it comes to your health and financial future, you'll want to choose a lawyer who will deliver results. To consult with one of our lawyers in the Houston area, call The Kahn Law Firm at 713-226-9900 or 1-844-301-KAHN.

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  • Should I give a recorded statement to the insurance company?

    NO! Although the adjuster may be nice to you and seem like he wants to help you, it is actually just the opposite. 

    We do not recommend giving a recorded statement to the insurance company.  The questions the adjuster asks you are meant to trick you or they will try to twist your words to get you to say something you don't mean to say. 

    They may tell you that they are "just trying to gather information" or that they "cannot settle your case without a recorded statement."  The purpose of a recorded statement is to lock you into a story, usually before you get an attorney, so that if your story changes later on, they can use the inconsistencies against you.

    Insurance adjusters are highly trained professionals with extensive experience in taking statements from injured people.  They are not trying to help you.  They are trying to determine your injuries and damages early in the case and minimize how much they have to pay you. 

     

  • What are the costs involved with a DUI charge in Texas?

    If your child has been charged for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Texas, you should speak with a juvenile criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. A Houston juvenile defense attorney understands the laws that come with this charge and can help offset the immediate and long-term costs associated with this offense.

    A DUI charge in Texas is applied only to minors found driving with any detectible amount of alcohol in their system. This differs from the more serious charge of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), which concerns adult drivers, and in some cases minors as well, who have exceeded the legal blood alcohol limit.

    If your child is convicted of DUI in Texas, he or she may be subject to the following: 

    • a fine up to $500 for a first offense;
    • mandatory attendance to alcohol awareness course, costing $50 or more; and
    • driver license suspension, with a reinstatement fee of $125. 

     
    Bear in mind there are other costs involved that will vary depending on your particular case like:  

    • lost wages because of attending court proceedings;
    • higher insurance premiums;
    • legal fees, court costs; and
    • probation fees.


    Since a DUI conviction stays on your record forever, it could affect your future employment, education, and other life-opportunities as well, which is why it is imperative that you seek legal counsel to support you, if you believe you were wrongfully charged.

    Contacting a Houston-Area DUI Lawyer

    Serving the Greater Houston Area, the Kahn Law Firm is a dedicated husband and wife team specializing in the practice areas of personal injury and criminal defense. Advocating for those charged with alcohol-related offenses like DUI and DWI, the Kahn Law Firm’s attorneys are experts on the how field sobriety tests should be administered and evaluated. For a free consultation, call today – 1-844-301-KAHN.

  • Do I really need a Houston DWI attorney to handle my case?

    A frequent question asked by drivers arrested for a Texas DWI or DUI is, “Do I really need a Houston DWI attorney to handle my drunk driving case?” Almost always, the answer is yes, no matter the circumstances. Texas DWI laws are severe, and you should rely on the experience and knowledge of a trained professional to help mitigate the potential fallout from your charges. 

    A DWI attorney will analyze all of the possible ramifications of the crimes with which you have been accused and will evaluate how to best defend you and minimize any penalties or consequences you could potentially be facing.  Additionally, it is important that you contact a Houston DWI lawyer as soon as possible so that they can assist you in requesting and defending you at the ALR hearing with DPS.  You (or your lawyer) must request a hearing within 15 days of your arrest.

    This assessment is an invaluable component of your case because it grants you the luxury of having an attorney with experience in Texas DWI laws to not only get a firm grasp of what your case entails, but also helps educate you. 

    Whether you are a repeat offender or a first-time offender, you should retain the services of a law firm in Houston that can help you combat your charges. Your attorney will strive to ensure that you understand the full extent of your charges and what your options are. 

    You can schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with the Houston DWI attorneys at The Kahn Law Firm who have handled countless DUI and DWI cases like yours. At that consultation, John and Jennifer Kahn will evaluate your case and you will have the opportunity to ask questions about your case, the laws governing it, the court and trial procedure, and the attorney’s experience, so it’s advisable that you make a list of questions before you meet with the lawyer so that you can be sure that you are able to have all of them answered. 


    Hiring a Houston DWI Attorney from a Law Firm

    In Houston, a Texas DWI or DUI violation is taken seriously. Schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with a Houston DWI lawyer and receive a free evaluation of your case. The sooner that you involve an attorney in your case, the better your chances are in having your charges minimized or outright dismissed. Contact the Texas DWI laws team at the Kahn Law Firm today. 713-226-9900

  • What should I ask a DUI attorney before I hire him or her?

    Before you hire a Houston DUI lawyer, you should ask a number of questions to determine if he or she is a suitable match for the specific needs of your case. 

    In order make this determination, consider the following questions to ask a DUI lawyer: 

    • Have you ever been the recipient of any disciplinary actions by the State bar?
    • What happens after a DUI arrest when you handle a case?
    • How does the fee structure work? Are there any upfront costs? Will it be a flat-fee or a per hour fee?
    • Is there a payment plan available?
    • How many years have you been in practice?
    • Do you specifically focus on DUI defense representation? If not, how much of your business comes from DUI defense?
    • Will you be handling my case or will another attorney meet me in court?
    • How many cases do you normally handle per year? Most take on between 40-80 cases per year; anymore might be too many to give each case adequate attention, and any less might mean there’s a problem.
    • Do you publish articles in your practice area or give educational seminars?
    • Does the lawyer have good communication skills?
    • Will the fee agreement be in writing?
    • What kind of DUI defenses and strategies will you use in my case?
    • Does the lawyer seem to promise too much?
    • Where did the attorney go to law school? You can look this up on the ABA website if you’re unsure.  


    While this is only a preliminary list of questions, it should give you sufficient information so that you can make an informed decision going forward about which Houston DUI lawyer to ask about your case. 

    Contact a Houston DUI Lawyer

    When you have experienced legal representation on your side, you can rest assured that your Houston DUI case will be handled with professionalism and confidence. Texas DUI laws can impose harsh penalties on those convicted of drunk driving, and the attorney in Houston that you choose to represent you can mean the difference between jail time and getting on with your life. Contact us today to learn more about DUI defenses, what happens after a DUI arrest, what questions to ask a DUI lawyer and what an attorney can do for your case – 1-713-226-9900 or toll free 1-844-301-KAHN.

  • Can I settle my personal injury case on my own in Texas without a personal injury attorney?

    It is possible to settle your own personal injury case; however, this is not the best way to give your case its best shot at success. A Texas personal injury attorney is not only a knowledgeable professional experienced in this line of work, but gives you better access to resources that can help your case, such as expert witnesses.

    All U.S. citizens have the legal right to file a lawsuit and represent themselves in court; this is called Attorney Pro Se. Anyone who opts to file a claim via Attorney Pro Se must follow the same rules and regulations required of a licensed attorney.

    As personal injury claims are very complicated and require extensive knowledge of the legal system, this is where the difficulty lies. Unless you have extensive knowledge of the legalities of personal injuries, best results in your personal injury case usually come from an attorney who is familiar with the industry based on the numerous cases they have already handled.

    Though it is possible to file your case yourself, it is best to let a licensed professional do the work for you. Courts are not authorized to give legal advice; therefore, if you were to make a mistake in filing your claim, the court will simply deny it, giving you no intimation as to what the problem is. This could cost you precious time in filing your suit. An attorney best knows how to file your claim and can recommend the best legal route to improve your chances of success.
     
    Contacting a Texas Personal Injury Attorney for Help!

    If you or a loved one is considering filing a personal injury case, contact an attorney at The Kahn Law Firm today. Call 713-226-9900 or 844-301-KAHN to begin discussing your legal options.

  • Can I be found liable if my car is rear-ended in a car accident in Texas?

    Being rear-ended in a car accident is an all-too common occurrence. It happens all the time; you stop or slow down, either at a stop sign, stop light, or because of traffic, and the driver behind you slams into the back of your vehicle, causing damage to your car and possibly injuries to you or your passengers. It is an unfortunate accident, but luckily it is very unlikely that you will be found liable for the accident if you are the one who was rear-ended. A Texas personal injury attorney can help you prove this in a claim.

    When you are rear-ended, you are hit from behind, something you have little control over as a driver. As the driver behind you should always be following at a safe distance, this type of car accident is usually considered a result of his or her poor driving. When a motorist is driving safely, the driver behind you should have plenty of time to stop or slow down when you do. If they are unable to do so, it is assumed they were not following you at the proper distance and therefore, the accident can become his or her fault.

    On the other hand, if it is proven that you were not paying attention to the road, causing you to come to an abrupt stop that led the car behind you to slam into you, you then may be at fault.

    The circumstances that put the other driver accountable may be hard to prove, so it is wise to get legal counsel to help you through litigations if you plan to pursue a personal injury claim for serious injuries or damages.

    When It’s Time to Contact a Texas Personal Injury Attorney

    If you or a loved one was injured in a serious auto accident in which you were rear-ended, call 713-226-9900 or 844-301-KAHN to speak to a personal injury attorney at The Kahn Law Firm today. You may be eligible for compensation.

  • What is bad faith insurance, and how might it come into play in a personal injury claim?

    “Bad faith” in the insurance field is a term used to describe when an insurance company intentionally refuses to acknowledge the terms of an insurance policy during a personal injury claim.

    When you enter into a contract with an insurance company for an insurance policy, whether for your car, home or health, there is generally an implied promise that the company will act in good faith.


    Unfortunately, insurance companies are largely about making and keeping their money, meaning they’ll use certain strategies to damage your claim. Insurance adjusters are notorious for using tactics like demanding recorded statements or telling you not to get a lawyer so they can try to reduce or deny your claim.


    Some examples of bad faith tactics include: 

    • unreasonably delaying settlement or payment in a personal injury claim;
    • post-claim underwriting, in which an insurer reevaluates your policy eligibility only after you file a claim; and
    • low-balling repair or damage estimates on your personal property. 


    It may be difficult to tell when an insurance company is handling your personal injury claim unfairly, which is why you should exercise your right to legal counsel.


    A personal injury attorney can help you review the insurance company’s conduct and determine if the actions they are taking in your claim are fair and in your best interest. If they are not, your attorney may be able to help you file a lawsuit against the insurance company to seek the damages you are entitled to under your policy.


    Don’t Let the Bad Faith of Insurance Companies Ruin Your Personal Injury Claim


    A bad faith insurance claim can happen in any legal situation, especially a personal injury claim. When the insurance company is willfully neglectful or unfair in their dealings with your claim, you may need the help of an attorney to get things right.

    Don’t let the insurance companies take advantage of you – fight for your rights! At The Kahn Law Firm our husband-and-wife personal injury attorney team is here to help advocate for your rights so you can focus on recovery. Contact us today – 1-713-226-9900 or toll-free 1-844-301-KAHN. 

  • What kind of attorney should I contact in the event of a construction accident in Texas?

    If you have been seriously injured due to the negligence of another in a construction accident, you should get in touch with a Texas Workers' Compensation attorney to determine if you have a claim worth pursuing. You may be able to collect compensation to pay for your medical bills and lost wages.

    Serious Injuries Caused By Construction Accidents

    Common construction injuries include:


    • Broken bones or sprains from falls (from roofs, scaffolding, elevator shafts, etc.);
    • electrical shocks/electrocution; and
    • lacerations from defective tools and equipment (including hoists, conveyors, derricks, scrapers and tractors).
     
    More serious injuries, such as paralysis and death also can occur, depending on the severity of the injury and accident. If you have suffered any serious type of injury that will leave you out of work, an attorney can help you prove your case by gathering the necessary paperwork.

    Qualifying for Workers' Comp in Texas
     
    In order to qualify for Workers' Comp in Texas, you must be able to prove the following:


    • your company provides Workers' Compensation coverage;
    • you are an official employee of the company; and
    • that you were injured on the job while being paid by your employer. 

    By hiring a Texas Workers' Compensation attorney from The Kahn Law Firm, you can ensure you meet all the qualifications required of filing for Texas Workers' Compensation. An attorney can give you the best chance of success in filing a Texas Workers' Compensation claim to recoup your medical costs and lost income.

    For more information on Texas laws regarding Workers' Comp in the event of a construction accident that leaves you impaired, call The Kahn Law Firm at 1-713-226-9900 or 1-844-301-KAHN.

  • Who can be held liable in a Texas school bus accident in Texas?

    There are several types of school bus accidents that can occur in Texas. You could be a driver struck by a recklessly driven bus or your child could have been injured when a negligent bus driver failed to heed school bus safety rules. No matter who in your family was injured or how, the bottom line is that someone is liable for your injuries.

    Depending on the nature of your accident there are many third parties that could be held liable in a school bus accident claim. 

    By bringing your case to a personal injury lawyer you can have a professional review of your situation to determine who is liable for paying a settlement for your damages.

    While it may have been the bus driver’s negligent behavior that caused the accident they may be protected by their employer. In most cases, a public school bus will be owned by the local school district, which can mean you’ll be filing a claim against a government entity. 

    Other cases may have you filing your claim against a private bus company or the driver themselves – even the bus manufacturer may be liable for a mechanical defect!

    With all of these potential parties to be named in your claim it’s in your best interest to have a personal injury lawyer to help you keep control of your settlement progress. 

    If you’re unsure about liability in your claim your first source of information is a lawyer experienced with pursuing school bus accident claims.

    Injured in a school bus accident? A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

    It’s not just children who can suffer injury in a school bus accident – when a bus collides with a passenger vehicle or pedestrian the consequences can be serious or even fatal. An injury claim against a school bus company is typically against the school district, which is a government matter.

    Filing a claim against a government entity like a school district is much different from filing a normal injury claim on your own. You owe it to yourself and your family to have professional legal help to guide you through the process. At The Kahn Law Firm our husband & wife personal injury lawyer team is here to help advocate for your rights. Contact us today – 713-226-9900 or toll free 844-301-KAHN.

  • What are some of the drugs most commonly involved in Texas dangerous drug claims?

    Although most prescription medicines provide patients with beneficial and life-saving treatments, there are some drugs that can have serious side effects that can lead to personal injury claims. 

    Some users of these drugs have successfully filed claims against the drug maker and received personal injury compensation on account of the harm caused. 

    For help with your claim, consult with Texas drug injury lawyers.

    5 Common Prescription Medications that May Turn Dangerous

    Many dangerous medications belong to classes of drugs, listed below, that are prescribed to millions of people every year.

    Antidepressant drugs – these medications are prescribed to regulate and balance levels of serotonin in the brain. When reactions to these drugs go awry, patients can have dangerous suicidal thoughts, hostility and violent behavior. After tragic and irreversible events have occurred, the only course left has been for remaining family members to contact drug injury lawyers.

    Statins for cholesterol reduction – statins represent a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol levels. Prolonged use of statin medication can produce side effects such as liver toxicity, muscle inflammation and cataracts.

    Narcotic analgesics (painkillers) – painkillers, such as OxyContin and Percocet, can cause potentially life-threatening situations requiring the services of a drug injury attorney.

    Beta blockers –  beta-adrenergic blocking agents or beta blockers are prescribed to reduce rapid heart rates and blood pressure. Serious side effects have developed, causing loss of libido and even impotence, elevated blood lipids, and cardiac impairment.

    Diabetes drugs –  as a means to control type 2 diabetes, drugs such as Glucotrol are taken by millions of individuals each year to regulate blood sugar levels. Serious side effects that may be become the subject of personal injury claims include hypoglycemia, fatigue and liver damage.

    Contacting Drug Injury Lawyers in Texas

    Understanding the implications of when a prescription medication turns dangerous requires a knowledgeable and competent drug injury attorney who can step in to help you receive personal injury compensation.  Before you even meet with an attorney, check out our free eBook: The 7 Biggest Mistakes that Can Wreck Your Texas Injury Case. For further information contact the Kahn Law Firm for a free confidential consultation to discuss your claim in Texas at 713-226-9900 or toll-free 1-844-301-KAHN.

  • What kind of compensation can I seek in Houston for a defective product claim?

    If you are filing a defective product claim in Houston, your lawyer can help you receive 2 different types of damages: compensatory and/or punitive.

    Compensatory Damages

    Compensatory damages are designed to place a monetary value on the injuries received as a result of defective products. A claim may benefit from outlining each individual area of your life that has been adversely affected because of a faulty product and assigning a respective amount to each.

    These areas may involve the medical expenses you incurred to treat your injury, any lost wages or profits lost because of the resulting injury and the amount of property damage the defective product caused. 

    Calculating these types of economic damages may apply to the present and future. Additionally, non-economic losses may be warranted for any pain and suffering the accident and/or injury has caused you. 

    Considering this, there is no set formula that will adequately calculate the amount you should receive; however, based on your attorney’s past experience with similar cases, he or she can estimate the approximate amount of compensation you deserve.

    Punitive Damages

    Punitive damages may be awarded if a defendant is found to have acted in blatant disregard for your safety. Through a claim, a defendant may be fined as a form of punishment for overt negligence. These types of damages often are placed on a defendant to set an example for future cases and prevent anyone else from acting in a similar manner. 

    The amount of punitive damages varies from case to case. It depends on the level of how reckless or willful the defendant’s misconduct was.

    Injured by a defective product in Houston? Call a Lawyer

    Texas injury claims need a qualified lawyer. When you have experienced legal representation on your side, you can rest assured that your attorney will fight for all compensation to which you may be entitled, including past, current and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; lost earnings or earning potential; or wrongful death benefits.

    While you focus on your recovery and emotional wellbeing, you should have a Texas personal injury lawyer at The Kahn Law Firm advocating for your rights. Contact us today – 1-713-226-9900 or toll free 1-844-301-KAHN.

  • What are the most common drugs that are a subject of a dangerous drug claim?

    Manvel lawyers will tell you that dangerous drugs and their associated claims run the gamut on the types of medications causing injury to their clients. 

    10 common prescription drugs often cited in dangerous drug claims include: 

    • Beta blockers – serious side effects have been reported, including compromised cardiac function and elevated blood lipids, among others.
    • Arthritis drugs - non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) may cause stomach upset, gastrointestinal bleeding and kidney and liver damage.
    • Diabetes drugs – injuries associated with hypoglycemia, fatigue and liver damage have been found in some individuals.
    • Pain killers – a slow heart rate and restricted breathing may result and cause serious medical consequences. If mixed with alcohol, results may be even more exaggerated.
    • ADD/ADHD medications – severe psychological dependency is common, along with anxiety, insomnia and hostility.
    • Prozac - a condition known as akathisia, where constant agitation is experienced, has occurred and been reported in conjunction with suicidal thoughts, hostility and violent behavior.
    • Blood thinners – severe bleeding may result from a minor cut or scratch, and death may result because of the excessive blood loss.
    • Cholesterol reducing statins - prolonged use of statin medication can produce side effects such as liver toxicity, muscle inflammation and cataracts.
    • Chemotherapy drugs – risks associated with extended use includes liver and/or kidney toxicity, lung disease, a suppressed immune system, fetal death and congenital abnormalities.
    • Prednisone - health disorders such as hypertension, osteoporosis, peptic ulcers, diabetes, cataracts and intestinal bleeding have been associated with extended use. 
    Contacting a Texas Personal Injury Attorney

    If you or a loved one has been adversely affected by one of these or another medication, contact a qualified drug injury lawyer. A Manvel lawyer familiar with dangerous drugs and their respective claims can assess your case and provide legal guidance on your next steps. 

    When you have experienced legal representation on your side, you can rest assured that your attorney will fight for all compensation to which you may be entitled, including past, current and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; lost earnings or earning potential; or wrongful death benefits. 

    While you focus on your recovery and emotional wellbeing, you should have a Texas personal injury attorney at The Kahn Law Firm advocating for your rights. Contact us today – 1-713-226-9900 or toll free 1-844-301-KAHN.

  • Who can be held liable in a truck accident claim in Texas?

    Truck accident attorneys routinely help clients pursue restitution from various sources through a truck accident claim in Texas. Large trucks cause many serious, catastrophic crashes each year, and there are a number of parties that you and your Houston truck accident lawyer may be able to hold responsible through your Texas personal injury claim if you have been involved in an accident.

    Trucks cause an enormous amount of destruction when they collide with other vehicles, and it is usually the people in the passenger vehicles who suffer the brunt of the injuries. 

    Victims and their families have several legal options after a truck accident. However, determining who is actually responsible for an accident can become fairly complicated, especially when more than one party may be legally liable for the injuries in your truck accident claim in Texas. 

    When you consult with a truck accident attorney, you will explore all the potential parties that you may be able to hold liable in your Texas personal injury claim, such as: 

    • the truck driver;
    • the truck company;
    • manufacturers whose defective parts contributed to the accident (e.g., tires, brakes, etc.);
    • the company that leased the truck or the trailer; and
    • shippers or loaders of the truck’s cargo. 

    Each case is unique and usually necessitates the counsel and investigation of a Houston truck accident lawyer to determine which parties are liable for your injuries. Contact an attorney for questions regarding the specifics of your truck accident claim in Texas. 

    Contacting a Houston Truck Accident Lawyer

    When you have experienced legal representation on your side, you can rest assured that your attorney will fight for all compensation to which you may be entitled, including past, current and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; lost earnings or earning potential; or wrongful death benefits.

    While you focus on your recovery and emotional wellbeing, you should have truck accident attorney at The Kahn Law Firm advocating for your rights. Contact us today – 1-713-226-9900 or toll free 1-844-301-KAHN.

  • Who can be held liable in a defective product claim?

    If you’re looking to file a defective product claim, you should be aware that there are numerous parties that may be held liable for your injuries. It’s important to get legal counsel for your Texas injury claim because defective product lawyers will be able to help you determine all the parties that may be legally responsible, and therefore, potential defendants in your Texas defective product case. 

    Determining the liable parties is a somewhat complex process. A key element in defective product claims is the chain of distribution, i.e., everyone who's involved in the product, all the way from the manufacturer down to the consumer.

    There are several different types of parties that you may be able to name as defendants on your Texas injury claim: 

    • Manufacturers – there are various parties involved in manufacturing a product, all of which potentially could be held liable for your injuries, including parts manufacturers, design engineers, marketers, technical experts and other contracted consultants.
    • Middlemen – any party involved with the product from the time it leaves the manufacturer to the time it reaches the consumer may be a viable party as well. This could include suppliers, wholesalers and distributors.
    • Retailers – you also may be able to include the retail store where you purchased the product on your Texas defective product claim, but you’ll need to speak with your attorney to go over the details of your case to be certain. 

    If you decide to enlist the help of an attorney for your case, you can start by searching for experienced defective product lawyers on the State Bar of Texas website.

    Contacting Texas Defective Product Lawyers

    When you have experienced legal representation on your side, you can rest assured that your attorney will fight for all compensation to which you may be entitled, including past, current and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; lost earnings or earning potential; or wrongful death benefits.

    While you focus on your recovery and emotional wellbeing, you should have Texas defective product lawyers at The Kahn Law Firm advocating for your rights. Contact us today – 1-713-226-9900 or toll-free 1-844-301-KAHN.

  • What should I know about the insurance industry before I contact my insurance adjuster?

    Before you contact your insurance adjuster regarding a car accident claim, you should know that the adjuster's goal is to minimize or deny your claim in an effort to save the company money. If you’ve suffered serious injuries, you may benefit by speaking with a Houston, Texas personal injury lawyer before you speak with an insurance adjuster.

    If you’re wondering how to hire a lawyer, you should get referrals from people whose opinion you trust and take advantage of the free consultations many lawyers offer. Interview a few potential lawyers and then pick someone who you believe will keep your best interests in mind.

    Tips for Speaking with an Insurance Adjuster 

    • Give limited information, such as your name, address and phone number. There’s no need to discuss your work, income or family situation.
    • Don’t discuss accident details with the other party's insurance adjuster, and don’t agree to give a recorded statement. Whether you’re obligated to discuss the details with your own insurer depends on the fine print in your policy. This is why it’s a good idea to first speak with a Houston, Texas personal injury lawyer.
    • Don’t identify witnesses for the insurance adjuster. If there were witnesses, give their contact information to your attorney.
    • Don’t discuss the details of your injuries and avoid any statements such as, "I’m feeling OK," which could be used against you to downplay your injuries. Since your injuries could be worse than you thought, it’s best to wait until you have a definitive diagnosis and plan of care.
    • Don’t sign anything that your lawyer hasn’t reviewed and approved.

    Once you’ve gotten past the predicament of how to hire a lawyer, you can have good legal counsel on your side to stand up to insurance adjusters and help you receive full compensation in your car accident claim.

    Contact a Houston, Texas Personal Injury Lawyer

    When you have experienced legal representation on your side, you can rest assured that your attorney will fight for all compensation to which you may be entitled in your car accident claim, including past, current and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; lost earnings or earning potential; or wrongful death benefits.

    While you focus on your recovery and emotional wellbeing, you should have a lawyer at The Kahn Law Firm advocating for your rights. Contact us today – 1-713-226-9900 or toll free 1-844-301-KAHN.

  • How are claims for dog bites compensated? Who pays?

    Claims for dog bites are typically compensated through homeowners and renters insurance policies. However, since it can be difficult to get insurance companies to pay after a tragedy such as an animal attack, you may benefit by acquiring the guidance of a Texas dog bite lawyer.

    Do you need a lawyer? It Depends on Your Circumstances

    If the dog bites you are dealing with barely broke your skin and there is no sign of infection (redness, inflammation, pus), you might not need a lawyer. However, you probably do need a lawyer if you or a loved one has sustained serious injuries such as: 

    • damaged nerves or tissue resulting from crush injuries;
    • avulsion injuries;
    • deep lacerations;
    • infection;
    • broken bones; or
    • disfiguring scars requiring cosmetic surgery. 

    Dog owners can be held liable when their pets attack. After all, it is usually the owner who teaches the pet how to behave around people or trains it to be aggressive. Aside from homeowners and renters insurance, general liability policies held by public entities and businesses also pay for dog bite claims.

    However, it has been estimated that only about 16,000 victims receive compensation annually, although millions of people are bitten. To increase your chances of being fairly compensated after a dog attack, do not hesitate to hire a lawyer who can handle negotiations with insurers to help you receive adequate compensation for your injuries to address cosmetic surgery, if necessary, and any other future expenses you or your child may incur.

    Contact a Texas Dog Bite Lawyer

    Do you need a lawyer? Our firm can help. When you have experienced legal representation on your side after you have been injured by dog bites, you can rest assured that your attorney will fight for all compensation to which you may be entitled, including past, current and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; lost earnings or earning potential; or wrongful death benefits.

    While you focus on your recovery and emotional wellbeing, you should have a Houston lawyer at The Kahn Law Firm advocating for your rights. Contact us today – 1-713-226-9900 or toll free 1-844-301-KAHN.

  • Is liability automatic in Texas for a rear-end car accident?

    Liability is generally automatic in a rear-end collision in Texas, but there are exceptions. If you have been injured and need to file a bodily injury claim, you probably have many questions such as "Should I get a lawyer?" and "Who is to blame for the accident?"

    The answer to "Should I get a lawyer?" is yes if you have suffered serious injuries and face costly medical bills and significant time off from work. Don't make the mistake of relying on insurance companies to hand you a fair settlement without a fight. As for who is to blame for a rear-end collision, the driver who hit you is most likely at fault.

    A Close Look at Rear-End Collisions

    The driver who hit you could present evidence showing any of the following: 

    • a mechanical failure that prevented the car from stopping;
    • evidence that the car in front stopped abruptly or unexpectedly switched lanes; or
    • that the car in front illegally stopped. 

    Any reasonable evidence of the fact patterns listed above could indicate that negligence on the driver in the rear would be misplaced, but ultimately it may be up to a jury to determine negligence.

    For this reason, it's crucial that you have a Texas car accident lawyer advocating for your rights. A bodily injury claim can be very complex when issues of negligence are not clear cut. It would be best if you contact an attorney soon after your car accident so evidence can be preserved and any eyewitnesses can be tracked down.

    Contacting a Texas Car Accident Lawyer

    When you have experienced legal representation on your side after a car accident, you can rest assured that your attorney will fight for all compensation to which you may be entitled, including past, current and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; lost earnings or earning potential; or wrongful death benefits.

    While you focus on your recovery and emotional wellbeing, you should have a lawyer at The Kahn Law Firm advocating for your rights. Contact us today – 1-713-226-9900 or toll free 1-844-301-KAHN.

  • How do I know if I need to hire a personal injury attorney after an accident in Houston?

    If you have been injured in a car accident, your questions are likely a little more sophisticated than the basic, “who can I sue for this?” A more immediate question is: do you need a lawyer? You need to be able to determine if the accident’s damage is significant enough that a Houston lawyer is required to handle your claim, and to do that, you need to know what qualities in an accident demand the involvement of an attorney. 

    If you have been injured in an accident, use the following criteria to help determine whether or not you need the assistance of a Houston, Texas, personal injury lawyer. Ask these questions about your injury claim: 

    • did significant injury result from the accident for you, your passengers, or occupants of the other vehicle;
    • is the fault of the accident contested by both sides (both parties insist that the other driver was the cause of the accident);
    • did the collision result in substantial property damage for you or the other driver; and
    • is your insurance provider threatening to deny you any reimbursement for lack of documentation, or any other reasons? 

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, consult with a Houston, Texas, personal injury lawyer about your case. You may be entitled to thousands in medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, and other fees from your accident, and a Houston lawyer is ready to meet with you in a free, one-on-one consultation about the facts of your case.

    Do You Need a Lawyer? Contact a Houston, Texas, Personal Injury Lawyer

    Hiring a Houston lawyer is more complicated than just asking, “who can I sue?” When you have experienced legal representation on your side, you can rest assured that your attorney will fight for all compensation to which you may be entitled, including past, current and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; lost earnings or earning potential; or wrongful death benefits.

    While you focus on your recovery and emotional wellbeing, you should have a Houston auto accident personal injury lawyer at The Kahn Law Firm advocating for your rights. Contact us today to learn more about what a Houston, Texas personal injury lawyer can do for your claim and how to hire a lawyer – 1-713-226-9900 or toll free 1-844-301-KAHN.

  • Can an insurer spy on my Facebook account to hurt my Texas car accident claim?

    Your friends aren’t the only ones reading your status – an insurance company might be watching your Facebook account for evidence that would contradict the facts of your Texas car accident claim. 

    Insurance companies have caught on to the trend of over-sharing made popular by social media and social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and others that have begun to crop up in the past few years. 

    In some cases, insurance companies have even submitted subpoenas and requests to pull the contact information of a claimant’s Facebook friends (although to date, those requests have been largely denied, they do indicate the dangerously invasive trend that insurance providers are pursuing in an attempt to deny claims). 

    If you’re involved in a car accident, your claim could be jeopardized by something you post on Facebook or any other social networking website. In some cases, one photo of a claimant – even someone who has already been awarded benefits – relaxing on a beach, having a good time on a social outing with friends, or doing anything that looks like it might belie or disprove the veracity of an injury claim could result in denied benefits, or even benefit payments being cancelled.

    Speak with a Texas car accident claim attorney who will help you protect your privacy and your claim for the duration of your case’s arbitration. Just because your insurance company is on Facebook, looking for information against you, that doesn’t mean that you have to hand it over to them by playing fast and loose with your privacy. 

    Insurance Company Watching Your Facebook? Call a Texas Car Accident Claim Attorney

    When you have experienced legal representation on your side in a Texas car accident claim, you can rest assured that your attorney will fight for all compensation to which you may be entitled, including past, current and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; lost earnings or earning potential; or wrongful death benefits. To an insurance company, Facebook is just another way to get evidence against you, so speak with your attorney about protecting your privacy online. 

    While you focus on your recovery and emotional wellbeing, you should have a personal injury claims and settlement attorney at the Houston personal injury law offices of The Kahn Law Firm advocating for your rights. Contact us today – 1-713-226-9900 or toll free 1-844-301-KAHN.

  • How long do I have to pursue a personal injury claims settlement after a car accident in Houston?

    Texas law assigns a window of time in which you can file personal injury claims against the person or parties legally liable for causing or contributing to an accident that resulted in your injury. This is called a “statute of limitations” and, in theory, it’s meant to prevent claimants from filing a cause of action years after a substantial part of the evidence has eroded.

    In Texas, the statute of limitations for a bodily injury claim or any other personal injury action is 2 years, meaning that the claimant has 2 years from the date of the accident to file a complaint and pursue a personal injury claims settlement from the responsible driver and his or her insurance company. 

    In cases in which the damages claimed are significant or in which fault is hotly contested between both claimant and defendant, the claim may go to trial, in which case the jury will award damages in the form of a judgment if the defendant is found to be liable for the accident. 

    To many, 2 years may seem like more than ample time to file a claim, but when you take into consideration the work that goes into building a credible case, particularly one in which serious bodily injury occurred and substantial damages are being sought, it’s not as generous a timeframe as previously thought. 

    Reach out one of our injury lawyers in Houston for assistance with your bodily injury claim questions or personal injury claims settlement. You do not have to go through this process alone. 

    Contact Personal Injury Claims Lawyers in Houston

    When you have experienced legal representation on your side in a bodily injury claim, you can rest assured that your attorney will fight for all compensation to which you may be entitled, including past, current and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; lost earnings or earning potential; or wrongful death benefits.

    While you focus on your recovery and emotional wellbeing, you should have a personal injury claims and settlement attorney at the Houston personal injury law offices of The Kahn Law Firm advocating for your rights. Contact us today – 1-713-226-9900 or toll free 1-844-301-KAHN.