Staying Organized During a Personal Injury Lawsuit

The last thing you’re thinking about after getting hurt in an accident is paperwork. Your top priority is to heal and get better. This is the first step for improving your well-being. Next is your rights. They are also important. If you need to take legal action, providing the facts about your injury to an attorney is critical. The sooner, the better. While a claim for injury compensation is based on what occurred and who was at fault, it’s crucial you are able to provide concrete information ab

Five Things Every Millennial Needs to Know About Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

The world is full of misinformation and sound advice is hard to come by. That’s why, if you’ve been injured in an accident, it’s important to know exactly what to do to protect yourself. If you’re hurt, the last thing you want to think about is a long, drawn-out court case. However, the faster you contact a personal injury lawyer, the better your chances are for a positive outcome. As millennials, we tend to arm ourselves with knowledge. The following are the top five things you need to know abo

Do Pre-Existing Conditions Affect a Personal Injury Claim?

Pre-existing means the injury needs to have occurred before the accident - it does not have to be chronic or long-term to qualify as pre-existing. Some examples of those are previous injuries, including: A pre-existing illness or conditions can also be exacerbated by an accident. Arthritis, anemia, and mental health illnesses such as PTSD can all get worse due to a car crash. If you have any illnesses or medical conditions, it's especially important that you receive a full medical exam as soon

Postponing Student Loans After a Car Accident

If you’ve found yourself out of work, unpaid, due to a car accident, bills will become an issue. While most people will not skip rent or a car payment, it’s harder to justify paying the pesky student loan when you can’t afford it. But, hold up! Missing payments can also hurt your credit and your chances of getting approved for loans later on. You can’t just skip paying them and do nothing. Don’t worry. There are options to help you through a serious injury, while staying current on your student

Stay Out of My Rear! How Close is Too Close When Driving?

Tailgating is a fact of life but in many states, it can cost you an accident. Drivers are required to perform reasonable care on the road. You have the responsibility to drive safely to ensure the safety of others. A driver that follows too closely and rear-ends the vehicle in front of them is always liable in an accident. To keep you from experiencing this situation, here are a few tips on tailgating, response times, and how to be a more proactive driver. Traveling at the speed of 55 miles per

How some law schools are teaching smart contracts to students

By now, the fact that contracts can be created by artificial intelligence and agreements executed through automation has already had significant implications for the practice and business of law. But while disruptive technology may not necessarily call for pioneering jurisprudence, it often requires legal education to adapt their curricula. Many law schools across the country are therefore finding ways to discuss smart contracts in the context of traditional legal analysis.

Interdisciplinary collaboration is necessary for the future of legal education

Law is often viewed as a conservative practice that is not defined by innovation or agility, but legal tech and the new sharing economy are changing such assumptions. To deal with the influx of technology, creativity and innovation are increasingly fused into an otherwise traditional law school curriculum, helping to equip future lawyers with the tools needed to operate effectively. This trend does not just benefit legal educatiolan, though; it also imparts essential knowledge to other fields th

A Quick Guide to Protecting Your Invention with a Provisional Patent Application

You’ve always been a dreamer, a thinker, and a creator who adds to the world. Yet, we live in a place where light-fingered opportunists “borrow” ideas all the time, and you can’t afford to have yours taken away for free. It just so happens your fears are very grounded. If you are unaware of your invention, how can you know when you are giving it away? In fact, research shows that 50% of all inventions occur by accident. It comes as no surprise that many people may be confused as to how to move

The Dangers of Truck Driving Fatigue

A very real threat to the road, truck driver fatigue is a major problem in the industry. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, ”Nearly 4,000 people die in large truck crashes each year and driver fatigue is a leading factor.” The vast majority of those deaths are passenger vehicle occupants.  Most trucks weigh close to 80,000 pounds, so it’s easy to see why.  With the wide open roads in Texas, it can be a big problem. Fatigue is the number one reason that commercial trucks are inv

Top 3 Common Causes for Auto Accidents

Auto accidents happen every single day in Texas.  Generally people exchange insurance and walk away.  In some cases, however, the accident can be life altering.  Knowing the common causes for car accidents can help to prevent them in the first place.  Should you experience a life altering accident, however, there are steps you can take to improve the quality of your life.  Your first step would be hiring a the premier San Antonio accident attorney – The Welmaker Law Firm. The following are the

What Are My Rights and Responsibilities if I am Injured in The Workplace?

When you are injured in the workplace, it is imperative that you know you’re rights and responsibilities.  As a Texas employee, being well informed will ensure you protect yourself both legally and physically.  These tenets are equally important, and should be handled accordingly.  The following is a brief overview of the Texas workers’ compensation system. If you are unsure about any of the above rights or responsibilities involving your claim, it is always best to consult your workplace injur