28 episodes

Where Personal Injury Law Meets Storytelling - The Verdict is not your average legal podcast. We embrace the art of storytelling and take you through the legal process to examine how personal injury law intersects with your daily life. Join The Carlson Law Firm’s lawyers, case managers, legal assistants and clients as we explore acts of negligence, liability, and damages to give you The Verdict.

The Verdict The Carlson Law Firm

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Where Personal Injury Law Meets Storytelling - The Verdict is not your average legal podcast. We embrace the art of storytelling and take you through the legal process to examine how personal injury law intersects with your daily life. Join The Carlson Law Firm’s lawyers, case managers, legal assistants and clients as we explore acts of negligence, liability, and damages to give you The Verdict.

    Recreational Boating Crashes

    Recreational Boating Crashes

    On Season 3, Episode 11 of The Verdict, Managing Partner Craig Carlson and Killeen Personal Injury Partner Michael Erskine discuss recreational boating crashes, boating while intoxicated, and more.

    Timestamps
    00:00 - Intro
    1:42 -  How does the legal process differ from a boat crash to a car crash?
    3:33 - Is boat insurance mandatory?
    10:17 - Is boating insurance similar to car insurance
    11:58 - If someone is driving a rented boat and gets in a crash, does it fall back to the driver or someone else?
    16:33 - Does boat insurance cover if I’m in a collision while transporting my boat?
    18:34 - What happens if people are in a boat while it’s being transported and a collision occurs?
    19:43 - Are boating while intoxicated cases similar to driving while intoxicated cases?
    23:45 - Can there be a possible lawsuit for poor weather conditions for causing a boating collision?
    27:12 - What are some common mistakes for new or inexperienced boaters
    32:15 - When does a boating case turn into a maritime case?
    34:37 - Additional stories and comments from attorneys
    38:12 - Outro

    Need a personal injury lawyer?
    https://www.carlsonattorneys.com/practice-area/personal-injury

    Where Personal Injury Law Meets Storytelling - The Verdict is not your average legal podcast. We embrace the art of storytelling and take you through the legal process to examine how personal injury law intersects with your daily life. Join The Carlson Law Firm’s lawyers, case managers, legal assistants, and clients as we explore acts of negligence, liability, and damages to give you The Verdict.

    Recreational Boat Accidents: Do You Need Boat Insurance? - https://www.carlsonattorneys.com/news-and-update/recreational-boat-accident

    Choques de botes recreativas: ¿Necesita un seguro para botes? - https://www.carlsonabogados.com/news-and-update/fiesa-de-barco-4-de-julio/

    Auto collisions can have lasting effects on your ability to live a happy and fulfilled life. The lawyer you want on your side will understand your losses and help start you on the road to recovery. An injury attorney from The Carlson Law Firm is ready to help.

    The PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS at The Carlson Law Firm can help.
    When filing a personal injury claim, one of the most important steps you can take is to find a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer to be your guide through the often tedious injury claim process. After an injury, The Carlson Law Firm encourages individuals to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Our Personal Injury Attorneys will provide you with the necessary information you need to begin the process of recovery, both physically and financially. Our Personal Injury Attorneys want to help you to take the very best course of action to ensure that the compensation you receive is of fair value.

    • 39 min
    Crashes Because of Poor Road Conditions & Road Construction

    Crashes Because of Poor Road Conditions & Road Construction

    On Season 3, Episode 10 of The Verdict, Temple Personal Injury Partner Julie Peschel and Killeen Associate Attorney, Philip Koelsch, discuss the different crashes because of poor road conditions, the impact of severe weather with driving such as ice storms, and crashes because of road construction.

    Timestamps
    00:00 - Intro
    02:18 - Can someone file a lawsuit for a collision due to poor road conditions?
    05:30 - Does the extreme weather have to be unusual for a specific area to be able to file a lawsuit?
    07:19 - How does insurance play a factor when it comes to poor weather conditions?
    08:35 - What is the success rate for lawsuits with inclement weather?
    11:18 - Acts of negligence when it comes to poor road conditions
    13:00 - Would someone be able to file a lawsuit against someone else if they left snow on their car and it came off and damaged mine?
    15:58 - Do cities have to warn residents about upcoming inclement weather?
    17:00 - Will someone’s auto insurance step in when there is an act of God?
    21:21 - Do road construction cases deal with the TTCA?
    25:22 - What is the attorney’s experience when dealing with the TTCA?
    27:45 - What are some of the common instances of negligence with road construction?
    31:50 - Who would ultimately be responsible for collisions due to construction?
    33:25 -  What are some common signage mistakes that can lead to car collisions?
    35:38 - What is the legal process like when someone is involved in a crash because of road signage?
    41:22 - How long does it take for the review process of design documents of signs during the legal process?
    43:36 - Additional stories and comments from attorneys

    Need a personal injury lawyer?
    https://www.carlsonattorneys.com/practice-area/personal-injury

    Where Personal Injury Law Meets Storytelling - The Verdict is not your average legal podcast. We embrace the art of storytelling and take you through the legal process to examine how personal injury law intersects with your daily life. Join The Carlson Law Firm’s lawyers, case managers, legal assistants, and clients as we explore acts of negligence, liability, and damages to give you The Verdict.

    Icy Road Driving: 8 Tips to Stay Safe From Car Crashes - https://www.carlsonattorneys.com/news-and-update/icy-road-driving

    Consejos para evitar un accidente por carreteras con hielo - https://www.carlsonabogados.com/news-and-update/conducir-por-carreteras-heladas/

    Tips to preparing yourself and your vehicle for winter driving - https://www.carlsonattorneys.com/news-and-update/preparing-winter-driving

    Consejos para cuando este preparándose para conducir en invierno

    Auto collisions can have lasting effects on your ability to live a happy and fulfilled life. The lawyer you want on your side will understand your losses and help start you on the road to recovery. An injury attorney from The Carlson Law Firm is ready to help.

    The PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS at The Carlson Law Firm can help.
    When filing a personal injury claim, one of the most important steps you can take is to find a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer to be your guide through the often tedious injury claim process. After an injury, The Carlson Law Firm encourages individuals to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Our Personal Injury Attorneys will provide you with the necessary information you need to begin the process of recovery, both physically and financially. Our Personal Injury Attorneys want to help you to take the very best course of action to ensure that the compensation you receive is of fair value.

    • 47 min
    Crashes with Government Entities

    Crashes with Government Entities

    On Season 3, Episode 9 of The Verdict, Managing Partner Craig Carlson and Killeen Personal Injury Partner Michael Erskine discuss crashes with government entities such as police vehicles, EMS, post office vehicles, and more.

    Timestamps
    00:00 - Intro
    02:35 - Can I sue the government?
    05:27 - What are some conditions that someone might need to build a successful case against federal government vehicles?
    13:28 - What is the process like when suing the federal government?
    17:32 - How long does it take for a case with the federal government to resolve?
    19:06 - What is it like navigating cases with post office vehicles?
    25:54 - Does auto insurance get involved when there is a collision with a federal vehicle
    32:02 - Details about Craig Carlson’s case with a tank
    37:15 - Is the jargon on required forms present to make it difficult for people to understand?
    40:35 - Does the presence of children on a school bus change the way the lawsuit is handled?
    48:24 - Unknown aspects about the tort claims act
    51:04 - Additional stories and comments from attorneys
    56:31 - Outro


    Need a personal injury lawyer?
    https://www.carlsonattorneys.com/practice-area/personal-injury

    Where Personal Injury Law Meets Storytelling - The Verdict is not your average legal podcast. We embrace the art of storytelling and take you through the legal process to examine how personal injury law intersects with your daily life. Join The Carlson Law Firm’s lawyers, case managers, legal assistants, and clients as we explore acts of negligence, liability, and damages to give you The Verdict.

    The PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS at The Carlson Law Firm can help.
    When filing a personal injury claim, one of the most important steps you can take is to find a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer to be your guide through the often tedious injury claim process. After an injury, The Carlson Law Firm encourages individuals to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Our Personal Injury Attorneys will provide you with the necessary information you need to begin the process of recovery, both physically and financially. Our Personal Injury Attorneys want to help you to take the very best course of action to ensure that the compensation you receive is of fair value.

    • 57 min
    Texas Tort Claims Act & Federal Tort Claims Act

    Texas Tort Claims Act & Federal Tort Claims Act

    On Season 3, Episode 8 of The Verdict, Killeen Personal Injury Partner Michael Erskine and Timothy Roehrs, Associate Attorney, discuss the Texas Tort Claims Act & the Federal Tort Claims Act and the government's power when it comes to filing a lawsuit against them.

    Timestamps
    00:00 - Intro
    02:23 - Can I sue the government for personal injury?
    03:16 - What is sovereign immunity?
    07:21 - What is the Texas Tort Claims Act?
    11:20 - What is the process like when dealing with a case under the Texas Tort Claims Act?
    19:52 - Why does the government make it so difficult for people to file cases under the TTCA?
    35:08 - Why should someone try to pursue a case even though it may be difficult?
    40:44 - Are there any factors that change with the TTCA depending on the city or county?
    43:36 - Thoughts about frivolous lawsuits
    50:34 - What is the Federal Tort Claims Act and how does it differ from the TTCA?
    55:39 - Does the FTCA have stricter guidelines for filing than the TTCA?
    58:06 - Are there any limits when it comes to the FTCA?
    1:00:30 - Why is there no jury for FTCA cases?
    1:05:53 - Additional stories and comments by attorneys
    1:15:17 - Outro

    Need a personal injury lawyer?
    https://www.carlsonattorneys.com/practice-area/personal-injury

    Where Personal Injury Law Meets Storytelling - The Verdict is not your average legal podcast. We embrace the art of storytelling and take you through the legal process to examine how personal injury law intersects with your daily life. Join The Carlson Law Firm’s lawyers, case managers, legal assistants, and clients as we explore acts of negligence, liability, and damages to give you The Verdict.

    Find us on Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-verdict/id1453859360

    The PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS at The Carlson Law Firm can help.
    When filing a personal injury claim, one of the most important steps you can take is to find a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer to be your guide through the often tedious injury claim process. After an injury, The Carlson Law Firm encourages individuals to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Our Personal Injury Attorneys will provide you with the necessary information you need to begin the process of recovery, both physically and financially. Our Personal Injury Attorneys want to help you to take the very best course of action to ensure that the compensation you receive is of fair value.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Traumatic Brain Injuries & Motorcycles

    Traumatic Brain Injuries & Motorcycles

    On Season 3, Episode 7 of The Verdict, Temple Personal Injury Partner Julie Peschel and Bryan Personal Injury Partner Kathryn Knotts discuss the different traumatic brain injuries, the consequences because of head injuries, and motorcycle crashes.

    Timestamps
    00:00 - Intro
    02:08 - What is a traumatic brain injury
    06:50 - How will I know If I have a TBI after a car crash?
    11:07 - How does auto insurance work when dealing with a TBI?
    12:18 - If someone falls in a coma at the time of a car crash, how do they proceed?
    14:30 - Can an insurance company try to settle when someone is in a coma following a car crash?
    17:23 - What is the lifelong impact of a TBI?
    20:28 - How does a TBI impact a case that is ongoing?
    23:23 - Is there a difference in the legal process when dealing with a motorcycle crash compared to a “normal” car crash?
    26:31 - Does not using a helmet factor into a legal case?
    28:48 - What if I have a passenger on the motorcycle, does the differentiate the legal process?
    31:00 - Is there certain insurances that cover Traumatic Brain Injuries
    32:32 - Can motorcycle helmets be defective?
    35:31 - What happens if I buy a motorcycle helmet secondhand? Does it have an impact on the case?
    38:25 - Can customizing a helmet be used against me during a defective helmet case?
    40:33 - Additional stories and comments from attorneys
    47:54 - Outro

    Need a personal injury lawyer?
    https://www.carlsonattorneys.com/practice-area/personal-injury

    Where Personal Injury Law Meets Storytelling - The Verdict is not your average legal podcast. We embrace the art of storytelling and take you through the legal process to examine how personal injury law intersects with your daily life. Join The Carlson Law Firm’s lawyers, case managers, legal assistants, and clients as we explore acts of negligence, liability, and damages to give you The Verdict.

    How To Treat Traumatic Brain Injury - https://www.carlsonattorneys.com/news-and-update/how-to-treat-traumatic-brain-injury

    Cómo Tratar Una Lesión Cerebral Traumática - https://www.carlsonabogados.com/news-and-update/como-tratar-una-lesion-cerebral-traumatica/

    How do I know if I have a traumatic brain injury after a wreck? - https://www.carlsonattorneys.com/news-and-update/tbi-after-wreck

    ¿Cómo sé si tengo una lesión cerebral traumática después de un choque? - https://www.carlsonabogados.com/noticias-actualizaciones/lesion-cerebral-choque/

    The Dangers Of Motorcycle Crash Head Injuries - https://www.carlsonattorneys.com/news-and-update/dangers-of-motorcycle-crash-head-injuries

    Los peligros de lesiones en la cabeza en accidente de motocicleta - https://www.carlsonabogados.com/news-and-update/los-graves-peligros-de-lesiones-en-la-cabeza-en-un-accidente-de-motocicleta/

    Find us on Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-verdict/id1453859360

    The PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS at The Carlson Law Firm can help.
    When filing a personal injury claim, one of the most important steps you can take is to find a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer to be your guide through the often tedious injury claim process. After an injury, The Carlson Law Firm encourages individuals to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Our Personal Injury Attorneys will provide you with the necessary information you need to begin the process of recovery, both physically and financially. Our Personal Injury Attorneys want to help you to take the very best course of action to ensure that the compensation you receive is of fair value.

    • 49 min
    What To Do If You've Been Hit By a Drunk Driver

    What To Do If You've Been Hit By a Drunk Driver

    On Season 3, Episode 6 of The Verdict, South San Antonio Personal Injury Partner Steve Dummitt and Round Rock Personal Injury Partner discuss the proper precautions to take when hit by a drunk driver, the impacts of driving while impaired, and distracted driving.

    Timestamps
    00:00 - Intro
    02:43 - How do I deal with a drunk driver after a collision?
    06:09 - How do insurance companies react to DWI’s
    14:03 - What is the difference between handling a case with a DWI than a “normal” car crash?
    22:04 - If an establishment over serves someone, as a victim, can I only pursue the drunk driver or can I pursue the establishment?
    27:17 - if it is proven that an establishment overserved someone, can those results be used against them in a DWI crash?
    32:12 - What can I do if I suspect a drunk driver?
    34:05 - Usually, why do victims of DWI crashes suffer more serious injuries than the ones who caused the crash?
    36:05 - Can a DWI arrest benefit a civil case?
    46:32 - What happens if two drunk drivers crash into each other?
    53:03 - Can prescription medication impair drivers?
    1:00:21 - What kind of civil penalties can someone face for impaired driving?
    1:01:38 - What challenges do you face in distracted driving cases that are not present in cases when the driver is impaired?
    1:14:09 - Why do drivers care more about talking/using their phones more than focusing on the road?
    1:20:18 - Is highway hypnosis (zoned out, daydream-like state) considered distracted driving?
    1:22:18 - Additional stories and comments from attorneys
    1:25:08 - Outro

    Need a personal injury lawyer?
    https://www.carlsonattorneys.com/practice-area/personal-injury

    Where Personal Injury Law Meets Storytelling - The Verdict is not your average legal podcast. We embrace the art of storytelling and take you through the legal process to examine how personal injury law intersects with your daily life. Join The Carlson Law Firm’s lawyers, case managers, legal assistants, and clients as we explore acts of negligence, liability, and damages to give you The Verdict.

    How To Avoid The Dangers Of Drunk Drivers - https://www.carlsonattorneys.com/news-and-update/avoid-dangers-drunk-drivers

    Cómo Evitar Los Peligros De Los Conductores Ebrios - https://www.carlsonabogados.com/news-and-update/como-evitar-los-peligros-de-los-conductores-ebrios/

    Civil Penalties for Drugged Driving-Related Car Crashes - https://www.carlsonattorneys.com/news-and-update/drugged-driving

    Sanciones civiles por accidentes de auto por conducción drogada - https://www.carlsonabogados.com/news-and-update/conduccion-drogada/

    What Unintentional Driving Habits Make Roads Less Safe? - https://www.carlsonattorneys.com/news-and-update/bad-driving-habits

    Hábitos de Conducción Involuntarios Reducen Seguridad - https://www.carlsonabogados.com/news-and-update/habitos-de-manejo/

    How Prevalent is Distracted Driving in San Antonio, Texas? - https://www.carlsonattorneys.com/news-and-update/distracted-driving-sa

    ¿Qué prevalente es la conducción distraída en San Antonio, Texas? - https://www.carlsonabogados.com/news-and-update/conduccion-distraida-sa/

    What is highway hypnosis and what is the best way to avoid it? - https://www.carlsonattorneys.com/news-and-update/highway-hypnosis

    ¿Qué es la hipnosis de carretera y cómo puedo evitarla? - https://www.carlsonabogados.com/news-and-update/hipnosis-de-carretera/

    The PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS at The Carlson Law Firm can help.
    When filing a personal injury claim, one of the most important steps you can take is to find a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer to be your guide through the often tedious injury claim process. After an injury, The Carlson Law Firm encourages individuals to seek legal counsel as soon as possible.

    • 1 hr 26 min

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