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Seeking Restitution After a Texas Motorcycle Accident

 Posted on April 30, 2022 in Uncategorized

Texas is arguably one of the best states in the country in which to ride a motorcycle. With sunny weather and miles of open roads, the Lone Star State is nearly perfect for motorcyclists. Unfortunately, riding a motorcycle can be quite risky. Other drivers may not pay close enough attention to see a motorcyclist and avoid a collision. In the event of a wreck, the vehicle provides almost zero protection to the motorcyclist. It is no surprise that severe and fatal injuries are much more frequent in motorcycle crashes than crashes involving passenger vehicles. Approximately 16 percent of all fatal accidents in Texas involve motorcyclists.

If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle wreck, it is important to understand your rights. If another party’s negligent actions caused the crash, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your vehicle damage, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and more.

Holding a Negligent Party Accountable for a Motorcycle Wreck

In the context of a legal claim, the term “negligence” means acting with little regard for the safety and wellbeing of others. Negligent driving is one of the top causes of motorcycle accidents.

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Collin County Truck Accident Lawyer

 Posted on April 16, 2022 in Uncategorized

Commercial truck accidents often cause devastating injuries and property damage. If you or a loved one were involved in a truck crash, you may understandably be looking for answers. You want to know who to blame and how to recover financial compensation for the financial losses you have suffered. Finding, obtaining, and preserving evidence is crucial for any successful truck accident claim.

Types of Evidence That May Be Valuable in Your Case

To bring a successful case against a trucking company or other at-fault party, your attorney will need to demonstrate that the at-fault party’s negligent or wrongful actions caused the crash. Your lawyer will also need to show the direct connection between your injuries and the damages you suffered, such as medical bills and lost income.

Evidence that may be useful in your case includes but is not limited to:

McKinney Car Accident Lawyer

 Posted on March 31, 2022 in Car Accident

When more than one car is involved in a crash, it is often fairly clear who is liable to who. One driver ran a red light, or decided to send a text message, and crashed into another driver who was driving responsibly. The careless or law-breaking driver is liable to the driver who got hit. In a single-car accident, recovering compensation can be a bit trickier because first, you will have to prove that someone else was responsible. This does not mean you cannot recover after getting into a single-car accident. There are other parties who may potentially be liable depending on the circumstances. Proving that another party is liable for your injuries when no one else actually crashed may be difficult, but it can be done.

If you got hurt in a car accident where yours was the only vehicle that crashed, you will need a skilled attorney to evaluate your case and determine whether you can pursue compensation from a third party.

Who Could Potentially be Liable for a Single-Car Crash?

The answer to this question is very fact-specific. It depends entirely on the circumstances and the specific cause of your accident. Parties who could potentially be liable to you may include:

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Plano Wrongful Death Attorney

 Posted on March 16, 2022 in Wrongful Death

When you have been injured because someone else was careless about your safety, you can file a personal injury lawsuit on your own behalf. But, what about when the victim passes away as a result of an accident? In Texas, if your parent, child, or spouse lost their life in an accident that some other party should have prevented, you may be able to file what is called a wrongful death suit on their behalf. The party who caused the fatal accident should not be excused from liability just because their victim is no longer here to file a lawsuit themselves, so the right to recover compensation passes to their closest remaining family members.

If you have lost a parent, spouse, or child due to any type of negligence, speaking to a qualified attorney may be the first step towards holding the negligent party accountable in civil court.

What Types of Negligence Can Lead to a Wrongful Death Claim?

While nothing can replace the family member you lost, recovering compensation can help keep your family financially secure after your loss. Wrongful death applies to a variety of different situations - there is almost no limit as to the type of accidents these suits can be based on, so long as they were caused by the defendant’s carelessness. Situations that may give rise to a wrongful death action for qualifying relatives include:

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Plano Wrongful Death Attorney

 Posted on February 28, 2022 in Uncategorized

Most people have experienced some level of anger behind the wheel. Things like getting cut off by a driver, driving behind someone who drives far below the speed limit,or nearly getting run off the road because another driver refuses to allow you to merge onto the highway can be very frustrating. The majority of drivers, however, are able to manage these situations without causing an accident. Endangering others by causing a crash is not a justified response to these circumstances. If you were injured by an act of road rage you may be able to pursue damages.

This type of injury claim may look a bit different from a standard car accident claim arising from simple carelessness. You will need to file a police report, and then find an aggressive attorney who can help you pursue every bit of compensation you deserve.

What Are Some Common Types of Road Rage Accidents?

Road rage accidents can be particularly frightening. Because of the other driver's aggressive behavior, the victim often realizes they are in danger well before the accident. There are a number of ways that enraged drivers cause crashes, including:

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McKinney Personal Injury Lawyer Named Texas Elite Lawyer for Third Consecutive Year

 Posted on February 14, 2022 in Uncategorized


Burress Injury Law, a Texas-based personal injury firm, is pleased to announce that founding attorney, Jason K. Burress, has been named an Elite Lawyer for the third year in a row. Lawyers listed on the Elite Lawyer directory demonstrate continuous dedication, diligence, and outstanding client support. Throughout his career, Mr. Burress has consistently exhibited his commitment to the practice of law by providing vigorous representation and compassionate service for his clients.

Mr. Burress has been named an Elite Lawyer since 2020. He is a highly accomplished attorney who has received numerous prestigious accolades since being admitted to the Texas State Bar in 2002. He has earned recognition as a Thomson Reuters/Texas Monthly Super Lawyer for the past five years, a D Magazine Best Lawyer five years in a row, and a multi-time Texas Rising Star and Best Lawyer in McKinney Magazine, Allen/McKinney Living Magazine, and the McKinney Courier Gazette. Mr. Burress carries the highest rating (AV) on Martindale Hubbell attorney peer review ratings and previously earned the 7th highest personal injury verdict in Texas.

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McKinney Car Wreck Lawyer

 Posted on January 16, 2022 in Uncategorized

Driving privileges come with a lot of rules to follow. You must keep working headlights on your vehicle. You must obey stop signs. You may not drive while you are intoxicated. There is a very good reason that so many laws exist to govern the way people can use the roads - it is to promote public safety. When a driver breaks a law that is designed to protect public safety, a legal concept called “negligence per se” comes into play. If you were hurt in a motor vehicle accident due to the illegal actions of another driver, an attorney may be able to help you recover compensation.

What Does “Negligence Per Se” Mean in Texas?

“Negligence” can be somewhat subjective at times. Reasonable people may disagree about whether a certain driving behavior truly reflects carelessness. However, the case can become much more objective when the at-fault driver was clearly breaking the law. It is often easier to prove that a driver violated a statute, such as by running a red light, than it is to prove that the driver was, say, distracted talking to their passenger.

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3 Negligent Maintenance Mistakes Collin County Drivers Make

 Posted on December 20, 2021 in Uncategorized


Part of the responsibility of driving is keeping your vehicle in a safe and roadworthy condition. State laws like the one requiring vehicles to have two functioning headlights exist to protect public safety. Other drivers knowingly put everyone around them in danger by putting off needed brake repairs. Some types of maintenance issues, if not addressed, will render the vehicle unsafe–if not illegal–to drive.

If you were hurt in a motor vehicle accident because another driver was irresponsible regarding the maintenance of their vehicle, you will want to speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The negligent driver is likely to begin making repairs promptly, and needed evidence of the vehicle's defective condition could be lost.

What Types of Dangerous Vehicle Conditions Lead to Accidents?

There are some types of vehicle maintenance that cannot be delayed once they are needed. Anything that interferes with the function of the vehicle or its driver's ability to control it must be fixed promptly to avoid an accident. Crashes can happen when drivers fail to maintain:

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McKinney Car Accident Attorney

 Posted on December 06, 2021 in Uncategorized


It can be difficult to tell who is responsible when a car malfunctions in some way, leading to an accident. Drivers are responsible for keeping their vehicles in a safe condition. However, even a driver who is careful about maintenance could have an accident if their mechanic made a mistake, or the manufacturer sent their mechanic a defective part. Determining and later proving liability in this type of accident can require significant professional crash reconstruction and investigation.

If you have been in a car accident that you suspect was caused by a mechanical failure of some kind, you will want to speak with a qualified automotive product defect attorney as soon as possible. Jason K. Burress served as trial counsel for General Motors and many other auto and component part manufacturers before dedicating his practice to helping personal injury victims. As Jason says, a prompt crash reconstruction/investigation (before evidence is altered or destroyed) is paramount to presenting a strong automotive product defect claim.

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Proving That Distracted Driving Caused a Crash

 Posted on November 15, 2021 in Uncategorized


You know the other driver had his eyes off the road before he crashed into you. It may have been very clear from your angle that the at-fault driver was texting when the accident happened. The trouble is proving it. Frequently, drivers who have just caused a car crash will deny that they were distracted, hoping to avoid a ticket or an assignment of fault in the police report. Distracted driving is both illegal and dangerous, so few will admit to it, especially when the police are there.

Fortunately, there are numerous ways a qualified attorney can go about helping you prove that distracted driving caused your crash. If you have been injured by a careless driver, the sooner you get in contact with a qualified injury lawyer, the better. Especially where distracted driving is a concern, evidence at the accident scene may be time sensitive in that it will deteriorate if not obtained quickly.

How Can I Prove the At-Fault Driver Was Distracted?

You say you saw the other driver rooting through her purse when the crash happened. The other driver lies and says she was not, or maybe even tries to flip the script and claim that you were the one not paying attention. Without further evidence, it may be impossible to establish that the other driver was acting carelessly. We can help you prove the other driver's distraction caused the crash by uncovering critical evidence such as:

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