Austin Personal Injury Blog

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 . . .

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Common Types of Car Accidents: T-Bone Accidents

Who is liable in a side impact crash?

Side impact or t-bone accidents are some of the most common, but serious types of car accidents to occur on Texas roadways.  T-bone accidents happen when one vehicle is hit on the side by the front or rear of another motor vehicle, creating an accident in the shape of a “T.”  These accidents often happen in intersections, and depending on the area of impact, they can result in serious injuries.  Our Read more . . .

Monday, June 19, 2017

Scientists Link Fracking to Explosion That Severely Injured Texas Family

Who May Be Found Liable For The Family’s Injuries?

A Texas family was severely injured by an explosion in their family’s pump house, which was linked to a fracking expedition occurring less than half a mile away, according to a recent EcoWatch article.

The explosion in August 2014 caused severe burns to a former oil field worker and his father, wife, and daughter, after the pump house on their property exploded in a “fireball.”  The four members of the family were all within twenty feet of the pump house when it exploded, and all four suffered serious injuries, including severe burns, according to the complaint filed in their case against the fracking company.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Car Accident Injuries: Broken Bones

What damages could I receive if I break a bone in a car accident?

Broken bones are some of the most common injuries you may suffer in a car accident.  The force of a collision has the potential to break nearly any bone in the body.  Broken bones can be incredibly painful and may even require surgery, which could lead to long recovery times and potential complications.  Car accident victims who have sustained a broken bone will need to seek immediate treatment to ensure their injury heals correctly.  Read more . . .

Monday, May 29, 2017

Top 6 Ways to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents This Summer

Nice weather and sunny skies make the summer an appealing time for motorcyclists. However, the small size of a motorcycle can make them hard to see by other drivers, and accidents often result in devastating injuries since the rider is exposed to the elements. The Insurance Information Institute reported bikers in 2014 were 27 times more likely to die in a collision per mile traveled than those who were riding in a car.

Maintaining vigilance of your surroundings is the best way to avoid an accident, but keep the following tips in mind this summer season. If you do find yourself involved in a motorcycle accident, talking with an experienced Read more . . .

Saturday, May 27, 2017

What are the Top 5 Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?

An off-duty Waco Fire Department officer suffered burns and a spinal cord injury on May 10, 2017 after an unfortunate accident. Garth Goodwin, 46, was conducting routine maintenance of a billboard near McGregor when he came into contact with power lines. He was electrocuted before falling 10 feet to the ground.

Goodwin lay helpless on the ground for at least an hour, unable to move, before someone heard his phone ring and found him below the billboard. He was immediately rushed to a nearby medical center for immediate medical care before being airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas for surgery.
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Monday, May 22, 2017

Top 4 Tips to Avoid a Commercial Truck Accident in Texas

Top 4 Tips to Avoid a Commercial Truck Accident in Texas

Commercial truck accidents are some of the most dangerous accidents in which to be involved. They often lead to severe physical injuries, damage to property and in worse scenarios, death. In 2013, there were 338,000 road accidents involving large trucks in the country. Of these, 3,906 were fatal, 73,000 caused physical injury and 265,000 caused damage to property.

The reason truck accidents are so dangerous is because of their sheer size and weight.
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Texas Aims to Prevent Distracted Driving

How can I prevent distracted driving?

Distracted driving is a serious national problem, and statistics suggest it is only getting worse.  An estimated one out of every five traffic accidents in Texas is caused by distracted driving.  The month of April has been designated as distracted driving awareness month.
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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Had an Accident? No Auto Insurance? Here's What to Do

A car accident is a horrifying event. You may suffer severe injuries causing you to spend days or even months in hospital. If you are lucky enough to escape unscathed, your car may be damaged. These damages can total thousands of dollars.

If you have auto insurance, your insurer will be able to cover the costs of personal injury and damage to property within the extents of your coverage.
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Saturday, April 29, 2017

What Types Of Compensation Can I Get If I Am Paralyzed In An Automobile Accident?

Automobile accidents cause serious injuries to drivers, passengers and even pedestrians. Sometimes, accidents can cause spinal cord injuries that result in paralysis. This can be devastating for the family of the injured person. Besides medical expenses, there are numerous other costs and struggles associated with the loss of mobility, many of which insurance companies either do not consider in their compensation calculations or significantly undervalue.

If you or a loved was involved in an automobile accident as a result of someone’s negligence and you were left paralyzed, you can seek recovery for your physical, emotional and financial pain.
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