Texas Personal Injury Resources

The “Lone Star” State is the largest and second most populous in the United States. As its nickname suggests, Texas is known for doing things a little bit differently from the rest of the country. With one of the most complex judiciary systems, Texas has been a target for Tort reform and a difficult state to navigate for lawyers. Texas exceeds the rest of the country in its use of capital punishment, and also has very strong self-defense laws.

Texas has an estimated population of 26,059,203 and, in 2010, had a total of 846,839 civil incoming cases. This is 3,353 cases per 100,000 of total populations. Of the total civil cases, 30,438 are tort cases, tried in the district court. The tort trend in Texas seems to be going down, though it was up in 2010.

Like the rest of the country, in Texas, a signification portion of civil cases in the state courts are personal injury cases. These claims, also called tort claims, all involve some kind of injury to a person or to property due to the actions of another entity. Many lawsuits fall under this category, including medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products, and traffic accidents. Traffic accidents generally make up the bulk of personal injury claims, and this is certainly the case in Texas.

Texas State Resources

State of Texas: http://www.texas.gov/‎
Official Portal of Texas: http://www.texasonline.com/portal/tol
Texas Legislature Online: ‎http://www.legis.state.tx.us/
Texas Government Information Sites w/ Links: http://library.stmarytx.edu/acadlib/doctxgovsit.htm
Window on State Government: http://www.window.state.tx.us/
Travis County Official Website: http://www.co.travis.tx.us/

Texas Court Resources

Texas Courts Online: http://www.courts.state.tx.us/
Texas Office of Court Administration: http://www.courts.state.tx.us/oca/
Supreme Court of Texas: http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/
United States Court Locator: http://www.uscourts.gov/court_locator.aspx

Texas Legal Associates

State Bar of Texas: http://www.texasbar.com/
American Bar Association: http://www.abanet.org/home.cfm
Austin Travis County Bar Association: http://www.austinbar.org/
Center for Justice and Democracy: http://centerjd.org
American Association for Justice: https://www.justice.org

Other Texas Legal Resources

Personal Injury in Texas: http://research.lawyers.com/Texas/Personal-Injury-In-Texas.html
Texas Legal Resources: http://texaslawhelp.org/
Texas Constitution: http://www.constitution.legis.state.tx.us/
Texas Legislature and Statutes Online: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/
Texas Rules of Evidence: http://www.courts.state.tx.us/rules/tre-toc.asp
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/
Texas Public Records finder: http://www.texas.gov/en/discover/pages/records.aspx
Daily Legal News: http://www.law.com/newswire/
Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Locator: http://www.martindale.com