Legal News from Lufkin Personal Injury Lawyers

Auto Recalls Hit Record High: Here’s What You Can Do if Your Vehicle Has a Recall

Recalls on defective auto parts have hit record highs for the third year in a row. In 2016, 53.2 million vehicles and 927 recall campaigns were enacted. The Takata airbag recall is the largest in U.S. history, responsible for over 42 million recalls. Recalls on Ford, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, and General Motors make up the rest of the list. These auto manufacturers are liable for injuries caused by these parts and need to be diligent in repairing the issue. Toyota recently had to pay $1.2 billion to the U.S. Department of Justice for not repairing an accelerator issue. Given that there are more recalls than ever, let’s take a moment to go over some helpful tips for dealing with a recall that involves your vehicle. Questions to Ask About Your Recall How serious is the recall? There may be a long delay in repairing your vehicle depending on how large it…
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What Happens After You’re Hit by an Intoxicated Driver?

New information has surfaced about the driver who allegedly caused the large bus crash involving the death of 12 people in Uvalde county, TX. The driver allegedly was on prescription drugs and stated that he was texting during the accident after he was caught on video swerving over the edge line more than 37 times. People are hit by intoxicated drivers on a regular basis, and there are some steps you can take to see if you were hit by an intoxicated driver in an auto accident. How Do You Know if A Driver Is Intoxicated? Look for signs prior to the accident: Swerving on the road or stopping slowly at a stoplight can be signs that a driver is intoxicated. While communicating with a driver after an accident, listen for slurred speech and look at the driver to see if they have a vacant or dull look in their…
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What Should I Know If My Employer Doesn’t Offer Workers Comp?

Many Texas employees work for non-subscribers, meaning that the employers they work for do not offer workers compensation. In Texas, offering workers comp is not required. However, this does not mean that you do not have options for getting compensation in the event of a serious work-related injury. You can get the financial help you need through a personal injury case. Sometimes injuries are caused because of contractor negligence or equipment made by a third party. This means that your employer was not at fault, but a third party may have been. Make sure you have information related to the circumstances of your injury documented to help your claim be the strongest it can be. How Did the Injury Occur? Were you injured because the equipment you were using had improper instructions? Did the accident happen because you weren’t properly trained by your employer? Was a contractor negligent in providing…
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