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How to Settle a Car Accident Claim

December 20th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Many people who have car accidents may want to settle the claim without a personal injury attorney. In a case where injuries and damages are minor, it can be a good idea to manage the claim alone. If you are successful, you can negotiate a good settlement and keep all of the money, rather than […]

Everything You Need to Know About Wrongful Death Claims in Texas

December 10th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

If you lose a loved one in an accident based upon someone else’s negligence, you may be considering a wrongful death lawsuit. If you have lost a loved one and you are thinking about pursuing a wrongful death claim, there are some important things to know before proceeding. The Texas Definition of Wrongful Death Wrongful […]

Fewer Car Accident Deaths in Texas, but the News Isn't All Good

The good news in Texas is that road deaths in The Lone Star State dropped in 2017. But they did not drop enough to keep Texas out of the top spot for traffic fatalities. Figures released last month by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed 3,722 people died on Texas roads last year. This […]

Parents Should Beware of These Dangerous Toys At Christmas

December 1st, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

When parents are shopping for Christmas toys for their children, they often think of fun first. But it is important for parents to also consider the safety of the toys they purchase; sometimes, toys can be deadly. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported 11 toy-related deaths in 2015 for children who were under the […]

What Are Compensatory Damages?

What Are Compensatory Damages?    

November 26th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

If you are in an accident and win a lawsuit, you may be entitled to damages, as they are called in the legal profession. Damages in most cases are either punitive or compensatory. Punitive damages are intended to punish the person for what they did wrong. Compensatory damages are intended to compensate the injured party. […]

What Do I Do After a Truck Accident?

What Do I Do After a Truck Accident?

November 12th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

A truck accident is very different from a regular car accident. Truck accidents tend to be more serious because of the size and weight of the rig. Also, both the truck driver and the trucking company can be held liable for your personal injuries. Because they are commercial vehicles, truckers and their companies must follow […]

How to Deal With a Car Accident

How to Deal with Insurance Adjusters After an Accident

October 29th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

No one enjoys being in a car accident. Not only do you need to contend with your personal injuries and car damages, you also have to deal with auto insurance adjusters. While you will need to speak with the adjuster from your own auto insurance company, you may also be contacted by the adjuster for […]

Has IKEA's Furniture Recall Been Successful?

Has IKEA’s Furniture Recall Been Successful?

October 2nd, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Two years have passed since the Ikea furniture recall – the largest product recall in history. How well is it working? Four product safety groups in the U.S. wish they could provide a definitive answer to that question, but they claim that IKEA has kept both them and consumers in the dark about the impact […]

Playskool Crayons Contain Asbestos

Playskool Crayons Contain Asbestos

September 27th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Most parents probably think that nothing can be more harmless than a child’s crayons. But according to a consumer advocacy group, a popular type of crayons actually contains dangerous levels of asbestos. That group is calling upon major retailers such as Amazon.com and Dollar Tree to pull the dangerous items from their stocks. The US […]

Here Are the Most Dangerous Zones Around Large Trucks

Here Are the Most Dangerous Zones Around Large Trucks

September 25th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

When a fatal accident occurs between a truck and a passenger vehicle, the driver of the smaller vehicle is more likely to be killed, according to Consumer Reports. To reduce the chances of being in a serious crash with a tractor trailer, there are some basic safety tips you should follow. Generally, truckers have been […]