Yes, You CAN Afford a San Antonio Injury Lawyer

Many injured people assume that hiring an attorney is extremely costly—an expense they cannot afford, particularly if they are unable to work due to an accident and are watching their bills pile up. However, most San Antonio personal injury lawyers, including at the Law Offices of Pat Maloney, handle injury cases on a contingency basis.…

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The Dangers of Empty 18-Wheelers

When most of us think of large trucks, we see them pulling massive trailers filled with cargo. However, 18-wheelers are often between pick-up points, meaning they are either deadheading (pulling an empty trailer) or bobtailing (aren’t pulling a trailer at all). Although many assume these circumstances are safer than operating a fully-loaded truck, the opposite…

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Are You Always Following at a Safe Distance on the Road?

Following another vehicle too closely (tailgating) typically involves maintaining a shorter distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you than is considered safe. Tailgating is often characterized by the inability to stop safely if the vehicle ahead brakes suddenly, as well as the potential for rear-end collisions. The formula for following at…

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The Challenges of Autonomous Vehicles

In the heart of San Francisco, a pedestrian faced a life-threatening series of events when attempting to cross an intersection. Struck first by a conventional vehicle, she was then thrust beneath a Cruise autonomous vehicle and was pinned for several critical minutes before firefighters came to her rescue. It’s an issue Texans should care about,…

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What Medical Tests Do You Need After an Accident?

After any accident or crash, the very first thing you should do (after calling the police, that is) is seek medical attention. Even if you don’t think you are injured, you should make an appointment with your doctor for a wellness check, so that there is a record of how your body responded to the…

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Can I File a Claim if My Passenger Causes a Car Accident?

As a driver in Texas, you are responsible for your own actions. You are required to keep your focus on the road and hands on the steering wheel the entire time. You’re legally not allowed to drive while intoxicated or drunk. You’re legally required to follow the speed limit. If you are injured in a…

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Electrocutions Can Cause Serious Injuries

Electrocution accidents pose significant risks that extend beyond burns. The construction industry, with its heavy reliance on electrical equipment and power tools, is inherently susceptible to incidents involving electrical contact. These accidents can result from various factors, including faulty wiring, exposed electrical components, and unsafe work practices. The consequences of electrocution can lead not only…

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Do You Know Texas’ Move Over Law?

Knowing and following move over laws keeps workers and fellow motorists safe on the road. These laws, found in all 50 states, lay out what you need to do when you come across certain vehicles, like emergency or maintenance vehicles, on the side of the road. Whether it’s changing lanes or slowing down significantly, these…

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I Was Injured While Driving a Work Truck; Now What?

If you get into a work-related accident while driving in Texas, it’s essential to know your rights. Whether you’re using a company vehicle or driving for work purposes, understanding what you’re entitled to is crucial. From who is responsible for the accident to the details of insurance coverage, having this knowledge helps you navigate the…

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