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Personal Injury

Who is At Fault in an Accident with a Borrowed Vehicle?

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Q. If somebody is driving a vehicle that is in your name and gets in an accident without insurance, who is responsible – the driver or the owner of the vehicle? — Mike A. The answer to this question depends on two important facts: first, who was at fault? If the driver of the other vehicle was at fault, then their liability insurance should pay for any damage to your vehicle and for any injuries the driver of your vehicle sustained. However, if the person driving your vehicle was at fault, then they are responsible. Although, if they were driving the vehicle with your permission, your liability insurance policy may pay for the other driver’s damages under a “permissive use”…

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Is There a Statute of Limitations for a Work Related Injury?

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Q. I got injured on 10/01/04 and was earning $900 a week driving a tractor trailer now I’m disabled because of the injury, and on Social Security getting $900 a month. This put me below the poverty level because I went from making $3600 a month to $900. I lost everything because of this. Can something be done? — Anonymous A. Unfortunately, in Texas there is a two year general statute of limitations on all tort claims, including personal injury claims. That means that unless there has been a lawsuit in file by the two year anniversary of your injury, any future law suit would be barred by law and you will not be able to pursue a claim. This…

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