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Author: Augustus Corbett

Corbett & Corbett LLP > Articles posted by Augustus Corbett

Corbett Family Statement

Recently, my family experienced a gross injustice that has made us even more determined to fight racial profiling, police misconduct and the mistreatment of the accused. I cannot provide details now because this matter is in the court system. But what I will say is we aren’t deterred or defeated. We’re committed Christ followers, activists and we will fight back vigorously. The experience was just what my family needed to double down against injustice. ...

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What Clients Want From Their Lawyers

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] We heard you. Recently, we conducted a survey that asked people what they wanted if they were injured in a truck accident. We got great feedback. We’ll use this feedback to get better and better as a law firm. According to our survey, there are four main things you want from your lawyer. Let’s review what you told us: 1.    SPEEDY YET GREAT FINANCIAL COMPENSATION First, a majority said you want great financial compensation for your injuries, and you want it fast. We understand this desire since the accident caused you lots of pain, medical bills, credit damage, lost wages, mental anguish, and often...

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The Benefits To Our Clients That We’re Skilled, Smart Trial Lawyers

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The Benefits To Our Clients That We’re Skilled, Smart Trial Lawyers Better Offers and Better Verdicts Growing up I watched television shows and movies such as To Kill A Mocking Bird, Perry Mason, and Matlock. These lawyers had very different personalities, but there’s something they shared: they were skilled, smart trial lawyers. Hollywood embellished the trial process, but lawyers during that era were trial lawyers first. Lawyers were expected to know how to try cases well for their clients. The legal profession has changed dramatically. Many lawyers never see the inside of a courtroom. They can practice law from their offices and...

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Safety Facts About 18-Wheeler Truck Wrecks

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Sharing The Road Safely With Large Trucks 4,761 Americans died in crashes involving large trucks in 2017.[1]Most of these fatalities were avoidable and needless deaths. Negligent or reckless drivers caused most of them.  Every year the National Highway Transportation Safety Authority (NHTSA) publishes a report about specific facts regarding 18-wheeler accidents. The report enhances safety. Our firm reviews and uses the report to make safety suggestions. We’d rather not see another person experience such injuries or death although we assist injured persons or their families in seeking justice when accidents occur. The devastation from an 18-wheeler accident can be horrific. Knowledge is...

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The Work Of The Criminal Defense Lawyer

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Standing With The Accused Bob walked into my office nearly a broken man. Law enforcement had recently charged him with assault family violence and strangulation on his wife. This charge is a third-degree felony that carries up to ten years in prison. Besides the damage to his marriage and family, Bob was also concerned about losing his professional job. He’s an architect at a huge architectural firm. His salary exceeded six figures. A felony conviction would have ruined his career. I learned that Bob is a good man from our investigation. He had no prior record and volunteered in the community. I...

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Hit And Run Car Wrecks

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Stop and Check To If Anyone Needs Help Recently, a witness said she saw a Dallas city councilman allegedly hit a disabled pedestrian and say to the victim “don’t you know who I am before driving away. His lawyer tells a different story. We’ll wait for the facts to come out before reaching any conclusions. Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court based on credible evidence. Notwithstanding the presumption of innocence in the above case, drivers sometimes leave the accident scene after crashing into pedestrians or someone’s car. That’s a hit-and-run car wreck. Besides being illegal, hit-and-run car wrecks...

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CRIMINAL RECORDS AND DEFERRED ADJUDICATION

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[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] What is deferred adjudication? There are two types of community supervision or probation: straight probation and deferred adjudication. With a straight probationer, the judge or jury finds him guilty and sentences him to prison or jail, but the judge will probate his sentence for a specified number of years. This means the straight probationer will not have to serve the sentence while he’s on probation if he doesn’t violate his probation conditions. Nonetheless, a guilty verdict will be placed on his criminal record. With a deferred adjudication probationer, he pleads guilty before the judge, but the judge does not find him...

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Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Who’s Going To Pay For My Damages? You’ve just been in a car accident with an uninsured driver; you’re shaken up and scared.  You don’t seem to be hurt, but it could be the adrenaline. What now?  Well, don’t panic. There are some simple steps that you should take in any car accident.  These steps are discussed in a previous article.  What I will cover in this article is what happens when an uninsured driver crashes into your car. Texas is an “At-Fault” Insurance State Texas is an at-fault insurance state, which means the at-fault driver pays for the accident.  Most drivers do this by buying...

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Six Ways You May Suffer From A Severe Car Wreck

Calculating Damages From Car Accident Injuries and Other Issues Following A Serious Accident We hate being the bearer of bad news but the misery is just starting now that a negligent driver injured you in a severe car accident. The good news is you're entitled to compensation for the misery. To help you navigate the terrain ahead, we wrote this article to prepare you. It enables you to think about some of the possible contingencies and questions of being injured in an accident such as do I need a lawyer or calculating damages for car wreck injuries. It allows you to know...

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