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What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death claim is a suit that’s brought by certain surviving family members for someone that’s deceased. These family members can be parents. They can be children, and they can also be a surviving spouse. And the damages that we’re looking for here are economic damages that that person was providing for their family, and it can also be loss of consortium, or love support, and it can also be… Read more

How Much is a Dog Bite Settlement?

If we handle a claim that involves any type of animal bite, we really investigate it just like we would any personal injury claim. We have to look at the extent of the damages, we have to look at the type of ongoing treatment that our client is going to have to require. And of course we have to look at the ownership, what type of animal is involved, whether the owner has had this problem before, if… Read more

How to Claim Pain and Suffering from an Auto Accident

One common question that we get is how do we calculate pain and suffering damages. Normally what we do is have a multiplier take medical bills, medical damages, economic damages, and we put these figures together & add them up. We might multiply it by two we may multiply it by three. That is just determined by the extent of the damages, whether they are really severe damages that are going to require… Read more

How Long to File a Claim After an Auto Accident

After an auto crash in Texas, there is a two year statute of limitations someone has before they must file a claim. Naturally, we would like to talk with a person as soon as possible after an accident so we can start investigating it. We do not wait until right before the statute of limitations is going to run out before deciding to file a claim or start investigating. The evidence is going to be much… Read more

What to Do If I’m Arrested for Shoplifting

One of the most common calls that we get is for shoplifting cases. Many people think that these are relatively minor infractions, that it is not a big deal. It is in fact a huge deal. I also get several calls from people who can’t rent apartments, who can’t go to school, who can’t get student loans, their credit is bad. All because they have some minor theft conviction that is on their record. It… Read more

Is Evading Arrest a Felony in Texas?

In Texas, evading arrest comes in two forms. Misdemeanor evading and felony evading. Misdemeanor evading is on foot, if some officer is trying to stop someone and they keep running, they can be arrested for evading arrest on foot. If the person is in a motor vehicle, the officer is trying to pull them over and the person is disregarding the officer trying to initiate a traffic stop, that person can… Read more

What is Online Solitication of a Minor?

We have a lot of cases that are “online solicitation of a minor.” These involve local police agencies that get together and put fake advertisements in local media. This includes online, in the Houston back page, it can be in Craigslist or social media applications. They set up a profile where they are over 18 and they start communicating with someone. Eventually they change their age to be under 18,… Read more

What to do After an Auto Accident

After an auto accident, if you’re hurt you should definitely go seek medical treatment. After that’s resolved, you should probably contact an attorney or have a family member contact an attorney as soon as possible. Because the 24 to 48 hour period after the accident, that’s the window of opportunity. And that’s the most critical time to make sure that you get witness statements, investigation, police… Read more

How to Make and Win a Personal Injury Claim

If you want to file a claim for personal injury, your best bet is to go through an attorney. The attorney will know the right paperwork and documents that need to be filed. And know the right investigation that needs to be done, the right people to talk to, how to obtain medical records and how to deal with the insurance companies. So talking to an attorney, they’re going to be able to facilitate filing… Read more

What is Personal Injury?

Personal injury covers a lot of different claims. It can be auto accidents, it can be employment accidents. It can be wrongful death situations. But really it’s if there’s any type of negligence on the part of a company or another person that’s caused an injury to someone else. A lot of times, after an accident, sometimes the other driver’s insurance company will contact our client in order to try… Read more
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Matt Horak Matt Horak is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2014