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What Is Wrongful Death?

Published on Feb 3, 2023 in Wrongful Death.

A sudden and preventable death of a loved one is a loss that no family should have to endure. Unfortunately, 2021 saw 4,489 traffic fatalities in Texas and medical errors are believed to be the third leading cause of death nationwide. At The Mejia Law Firm, we have seen time and time again how a […]

What You Need To Know About How Uber Drivers Are Insured

Published on Jan 27, 2023 in Car Accidents.

Rideshares have become a vital part of the Texas transportation system, filling in the gaps created by lackluster public transportation and the high cost of owning a vehicle. However, it is important to remember that rideshare drivers, including those who work for Uber, are not professionally trained drivers. To become an Uber driver, you only […]

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Texas?

Published on Nov 8, 2022 in Wrongful Death.

In Texas, wrongful death lawsuits can be filed by various people, depending on the circumstances of the case. Generally, the spouse or children of the deceased person can file a lawsuit. In some cases, parents or grandparents may also be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The estate executor may file a wrongful death […]

What To Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

Published on Sep 30, 2022 in Premises Liability.

Slip and fall accidents fall under the umbrella of premises liability, an area of personal injury law that addresses the legal responsibility of property owners to maintain safe premises that are reasonably free from dangers. When a property owner fails to meet that responsibility, and as a result, someone is hurt, the victim may be […]

Texas Dram Shop Laws

Published on Sep 1, 2022 in Car Accidents.

An intoxicated motorist might not be the only party liable in a drunk driving accident. Consider this example: A bartender knowingly overserves an already-intoxicated customer and then watches them stagger to their car and drive away. Can the bar be held liable for a drunk driving accident the customer causes later that night? Texas dram […]

What Are the Commercial Policy Limits of 18-Wheeler Trucks and How Do They Differ From Cars?

Published on Aug 18, 2022 in Truck Accidents.

In 2020, there were 32,562 motor vehicle crashes involving commercial trucks in the state of Texas alone. At least 581 people are known to have been killed in a truck-involved accident, and it’s estimated that nearly 7,000 sustained injuries. We also know that the majority of people injured or killed in tractor-trailer accidents are not […]

What Is My Next Step After I’ve Sustained Car Accident Injuries?

Published on Jun 20, 2022 in Car Accidents.

As a Houston resident, you don’t likely need any reminding of how heavily congested our city’s roadways are. The traffic is overwhelming, no matter whether you drive down city streets or take your car out on the interstate. The heavy congestion doesn’t just impact commute times but instead gives way to The Bayou City’s above-average […]

Should I Go to the ER After I’ve Been Injured?

Published on May 20, 2022 in Car Accidents.

Car accidents are often traumatizing events, and the period of time that immediately follows may be marked by feelings of confusion and uncertainty. You might not be sure what you should do or where you should go when leaving the scene of the accident. If you were injured, there is one obvious answer—the emergency room. […]

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Understanding Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurance (UIM) in Texas and Why You Need It

There are plenty of consequences to go around following a motor vehicle accident. Even those involving properly insured parties and with a clear-cut at-fault party bring hours of inconvenience at best and the potential for prolonged physical and emotional recovery at worst. Accidents with uninsured or underinsured motorists are even more problematic. Who covers the […]

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Top Causes of Car Accidents in Texas (2024) & Legal Options

Car accidents happen for a variety of reasons and, unfortunately, are not uncommon occurrences in Texas. After a wreck involving injuries, it is important to connect with a Texas car accident lawyer. You can trust The Mejia Law Firm to present you with your legal options and fight to help you recover compensation for your […]

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What Is a Personal Injury Claim?

You suffered a serious injury or were involved in a terrible accident. Maybe you’re out of work, or your bank account is shrinking as medical bills pile up. All you know is that you need help, and you need it sooner rather than later. So, what is a personal injury claim, and how can it […]

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