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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Understanding The Cost of Living With Severe Burn Injuries


Many of us suffered first-degree burns while cooking or working with chemicals. These burns may hurt, but they are minor and do not penetrate the outer layer of the skin. For minor burns, we may apply a skin cream or antibiotic and move on with our lives.

Some people, however, suffer from more serious second- or third-degree burns if they are involved in a house fire or fire caused by a car accident, or when working with caustic chemicals. These burns may penetrate all the layers of the skin and even damage tissue underneath.
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Friday, September 15, 2017

What To Do When You Are Involved in an Accident With a Commercial Truck in Texas


Commercial truck accidents are traumatic events. You do not wish to ever be involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, a construction vehicle, bobtail truck, cement mixer or any other commercial truck. Because of their size and weight, a collision with such a truck can cause severe personal injury, property damage and in the worst cases, death.

If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, there are a number of steps you should take immediately afterward. Often, injured drivers or passengers fail to act responsibly at the scene of the accident, costing them their compensation claims or even worse, committing an offense.
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Monday, September 11, 2017

Proving Negligence in Commercial Trucking Accidents


The Great State of Texas is crisscrossed with highways, and those highways are full of 18-wheelers and other heavy trucks.  Most truckers are hardworking, responsible drivers because they know that in big trucks even little mistakes can cause tremendous damage.  But sometimes, even truckers make mistakes, and because Texas highways are often crowded, those mistakes frequently involve other people. Read more . . .


Monday, August 28, 2017

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?


Can I sue for a car accident?

If you have been injured in a serious accident, you have likely wondered whether you are entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.  Your right to sue after a car accident, slip and fall, or other severe accident is not automatic; rather, you must meet certain legal criteria to have a viable personal injury claim.  You can begin analyzing your right to sue by considering the following three factors:

  1. Did you suffer personal injuries?

    To bring a personal injury lawsuit in addition to or instead of an insurance claim, you need to have suffered a personal injury.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

What is my Personal Injury Case Worth - Determining Damages in Texas Auto Accidents


If you’ve been injured in an automobile accident, you probably have lots of questions.  Unraveling who is responsible for what damage and then figuring out how much that damage cost can be a maddening affair.  And while there is no set formula or equation the courts use to determine the amount of damages, there are a handful of factors that they usually consider, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Lost income
  • “Non-economic” damages

Medical Expenses and Property Damage

One of the easiest steps in calculating damages from an accident is tallying up the bills.
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Reason For Afternoon Motorcycle Accident Unknown, One Severely Injured


What You Must Know if you are Involved in a Motorcycle Accident With a Municipal Vehicle

On the afternoon of June 30 in San Angelo, Texas, there was a traffic collision that appeared similar to many others.  A motorcyclist and her passenger were out for a ride on a 2002 Honda; that Honda ended up underneath of an F-150. Thankfully, although the rider had to be flown to Dallas for emergency medical care, her condition is now stable and she is recovering; her passenger suffered only minor injuries and declined treatment at the scene of the collision.  The officers that responded conducted a preliminary investigation into Read more . . .


Monday, August 7, 2017

Who May Be Found Liable in Texas Airplane Accidents?


Flying an airplane is a marvel of modern technology, using thousands of intricate and complicated machines to hold many tons of people and equipment in the air.  So when planes crash, the reasons tend to be equally complicated.  For that reason, many states have chosen to write special laws that apply to liability for damages caused by an airplane accident.  

Texas, however, applies the same law to plane crashes as it applies to any other sort of claim for damages based on negligence, an approach that was affirmed by the United States Supreme Court in 1983 (see Brooks v.
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

What You Must Know if you are Involved in a Motorcycle Accident With a Municipal Vehicle


On the afternoon of June 30 in San Angelo, Texas, there was a traffic collision that appeared similar to many others.  A motorcyclist and her passenger were out for a ride on a 2002 Honda; that Honda ended up underneath of an F-150. Thankfully, although the rider had to be flown to Dallas for emergency medical care, her condition is now stable and she is recovering; her passenger suffered only minor injuries and declined treatment at the scene of the collision.  The officers that responded conducted a preliminary investigation into Read more . . .


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Famed Voiceover Artist Dies in Parachuting Accident in Texas


Who is liable in the event of a parachuting accident?

Randy Schell, a well-known voiceover artist whose work appears in several popular TV shows, such as Dancing With the Stars and Fear the Walking Dead, recently died in a parachuting accident in Houston.  The accident occurred when Schell collided with another skydiver when skydiving with Houston’s Skydive Spaceland.  Skydive Spaceland released a statement claiming that both jumpers involved in the accident had made at least one successful skydive earlier in the day.  The jumpers deployed their parachutes in a normal manner than collided afterwards.  Schell did not survive the landing.
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Monday, July 17, 2017

How Texas Damages Caps Can Affect Your Traumatic Brain Injury Case


Traumatic brain injuries can have life-long effects for both you and your family. It is estimated that 5.3 million Americans suffer lifelong disabilities as a


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Friday, July 14, 2017

Top 5 Small Airplane Accident Causes


For hundreds of years, the human species has been obsessed with taking to the skies. Since then, thousands of people have died in plane crashes. In fact, statistics are now showing that traveling in small planes is more dangerous than traveling in a car, about Read more . . .


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