YOUR PERSONAL INJURY RESOURCE CENTER
At Thomas J. Henry, we want to ensure that injured victims are informed and knowledgeable about their rights. The legal process can be complicated, confusing, and overwhelming, but we are here to make your life easier. In our Personal Injury Resource Center, you will find a trove of information pertaining to a wide variety of personal injury topics.
- What should you do after an accident? Do you have a personal injury case? Have your personal injury questions answered by Thomas J. Henry in our FAQ videos.
- Learn about different accidents and injuries in our practice area infographics.
- Have a legal question? Don’t worry — we have the answer. Discover the answer to common personal injury questions in our FAQs section.
LATEST LEGAL GUIDES
Texas Motorcycle Accidents GuideLearn about Texas motorcycle accidents and how to protect your livelihood after a serious wreck.
Texas Trucking Accidents GuideLearn about trucking accidents in Texas and what steps to take to protect your rights.
Texas Personal Injury Law GuideLearn about personal injury law in Texas and how individuals can seek compensation for their injuries.
PERSONAL INJURY LEGAL VIDEOS
What can I recover if I win my Texas personal injury case?
Find out what damages you may be able to recover in a personal injury case.
Are employers responsible for car accidents caused by their employees?
Find out if your injury was caused by a company vehicle.
Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics
Motor vehicle accidents cause thousands of catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths each year.
Trucking Accident Statistics
Crashes involving semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and 18-wheelers oftentimes cause debilitating injuries.
Workplace Injuries Statistics
When an employer puts profit before safety, employees suffer on the job injuries.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
632 Pedestrian Deaths in Texas Last Year Prompts State-Wide Safety Initiative
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is launching their a new safety campaign in response data showing that an astounding 632 pedestrian deaths were recorded in Texas last year. The “Be Safe. Drive Smart” campaign will urge drivers and pedestrians to “slow down, stay alert, and obey traffic laws to increase their safety.”
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What do I do if I'm in a car accident?
If you are involved in an automobile accident, you should never leave the scene; otherwise, you could face criminal charges. Your first step is to call an ambulance if someone has been injured. Make sure your vehicle is not creating a hazard to other motorists by moving it from traffic, when possible. Call the police and file an accident report. Never admit liability — this is a legal matter that will be investigated later. Be sure to collect the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any witnesses, or others involved in the accident. It is also a good idea to take photographs to document skid marks, vehicle damage, road obstructions, and injuries.
- What should I do after an industrial accident?
Immediately report your accident to your employer and get medical assistance. If you fail to report the accident — orally or in writing — it could adversely impact your right to recover compensation. You also have the right to choose your own doctor at the outset, and you should exercise that right to make sure you obtain the best treatment possible. Industrial employers and their insurance companies will look for ways to avoid liability. For instance, if you admit fault, they will seize on that information to try to deny or significantly reduce the amount of your claim.
- I feel fine. Should I still see a doctor after my automobile accident?
Definitely. Many times injuries sustained during an automobile accident are not recognized or noticeable until days or weeks after the accident. This means that even though you may feel fine now, you may be suffering from internal injuries. You should always seek medical attention after being involved in an auto accident. When you do see the doctor, make sure to mention any complaint you may have, no matter how minor. Don’t play medical expert and evaluate the importance of a symptom. If you did not cause the auto accident, the law allows you to seek and receive compensation for any medical bills you have incurred after the collision.