What is Proximate Cause?

What is proximate cause? In law, a proximate cause is an event sufficiently related to an injury that the courts deem the event to be the cause of that injury. There are two types of causation in the law: cause-in-fact, and proximate (or legal) cause. Cause-in-fact is determined by the “but for” test: But for the action, the result […]

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What Are Non-Economic Damages?

When deciding how much a person should be awarded for their personal injury case, there are two categories of “damages” considered. “Damages” make up the monetary compensation the victim of an injury is entitled to receive. The amount of damages is calculated by adding the economic damages (loss of wages, past and future medical bills) […]

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WESTBROOK v. CITY OF EDNA

552 S.W.2d 608 (1977) Mrs. Alice Dean WESTBROOK et al., Appellants, v. CITY OF EDNA, Texas, Appellee. Court of Civil Appeals of Texas, Corpus Christi. May 31, 1977. Rehearing Denied June 23, 1977. Attorney(s) appearing for the Case W. Arthur Combs, Combs, Archer & Peterson, Houston, for appellants. Paul M. Green, Lang, Cross, Ladon, Boldrick […]

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Do I Have to Go to Court?

Do I Have to Go to Court? In most cases, no. Most Corpus Christi personal injury claims are settled outside of court. Chances are yours will be too. The question is: Does your attorney know how to maximize the value of your case in order to obtain an equitable settlement offer? Once you bring your […]

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What should I do after a traffic accident?

Call law enforcement. Seek medical help as soon as possible. Get contact information from the other driver and any witnesses. If you can, take photos of the scene and make notes about what happened while everything is still fresh in your mind. Report the accident to your insurance company. Do not do a recorded statement […]

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