If you or someone you love has recently been injured in a car accident, know that you’re not alone. In 2021, there were nearly 240,000 individuals who sustained an injury due to a car accident in Texas, and over 19,000 had serious injuries that left them incapacitated.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were about 127,000 traffic crashes involving large trucks and buses in the United States in 2018. Accidents involving semi-trucks and 18-wheelers are often severe due to the vehicle sizes and weights being transported. Fortunately, Texas personal injury laws allow victims of semi-truck accidents to hold the responsible party liable and seek damages for their injuries.
As a professional athlete, working with a certified sports agent is crucial for assistance in all aspects of your career. Your agent will advocate for your rights and represent you in various legal and business affairs. Due to the significant role a sports agent plays in a professional athlete’s career and life, working with the right person can never be overemphasized.
Car accidents happen without warning and can have a devastating impact on your life. When you are involved in any type of accident, your first priority is to ensure you are safe and address the nature of your injuries. Along with the immediate concern for personal health and safety comes the unexpected and overwhelming reality of dealing with insurance companies.
From minor fender benders to serious auto collisions, there are around 6 million car accidents across the U.S each year.
According to statistics from the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), there are over 850 NFLPA-certified agents representing players in the league. Sports agents are responsible for advocating for and representing a player’s business and legal affairs.
In 2020, there were nearly 137,000 active injury cases on the civil docket of Texas district courts. Plaintiffs injured at the hands of a negligent party were seeking just compensation for their damages under the law.
The Justice Department settled a lawsuit with 3M in July 2018 that the company defrauded the government by selling earplugs with “dangerous design defects” to the military for “more than a decade” from 2003 to 2015. 3M agreed to pay $9.1 million to the government to settle the government’s complaint. This money did not go to the individuals injured by these defective earplugs.