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Friday, February 15, 2019

When Should I Seek Medical Treatment Following an Accident?

Unfortunately, auto accidents can result in severe injuries that require immediate medical attention.  Accident victims with severe injuries are transported to the emergency room directly from the accident scene by emergency medical services. However, some accident victims refuse immediate medical treatment because they believe their injuries are not severe or they were not injured in the accident. In this article, our

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Electronic Scooters Cause Broken Bones and Head Injuries

Why are e-scooters causing injuries at high rates?

Electronic scooters or E-scooters have jumped tremendously in popularity in recent years. E-scooters resemble a traditional Razor scooter that many of us had as a kid, but with their electric power, they can operate at up to about 15 miles per hour, depending on the model.  In cities across the country, makers of e-scooters have started renting the devices out to users, while some people purchase the scooters for more permanent use.  Despite their popularity, e-scooters have been linked to a high number of Read more . . .

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

How Do Truck Accident Claims Work?

Most people are familiar with how accident claims work after a minor car crash. Both drivers report the crash to their insurance providers and the insurance company for the at-fault driver usually works with the accident victim to settle the claim. However, accident claims can become complicated very quickly, as in the case of an accident involving a large truck or commercial vehicle. In those cases, accident victims may need the assistance of experienced Read more . . .

Monday, January 28, 2019

Ten Things You Should Do After a Motorcycle Accident

Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be overwhelming. It may be difficult to know what you should do after the crash to protect yourself. Our Texas motorcycle accident attorneys discuss ten things you should do after a motorcycle accident to protect your health and your legal rights.
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Friday, January 25, 2019

How Delayed Symptoms Can Indicate Serious Brain Injuries

Serious brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), are some of the most common injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents and falls. Some accident victims are unaware that they suffered a brain injury because symptoms may be delayed for several days or weeks after the initial injury. However, delayed symptoms could indicate a traumatic brain injury.
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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Dangerous Truck Accidents in Texas

What are the most common injuries suffered in commercial truck accidents?

Accidents involving commercial trucks are among the most serious accidents to occur on the roadways in Texas and nationwide.  Eighteen wheelers are massive vehicles that weigh easily 20 to 30 times the average passenger motor vehicle. Given the size and weight of these massive commercial vehicles, when they collide with a car or SUV the result is often catastrophic.  Truck accident victims may experience a wide array of devastating injuries or death.  Due to the severity of many truck accident injuries, truck accident victims will want to engage the assistance of an Read more . . .

Monday, December 31, 2018

Four Tips to Prevent Traumatic Brain Injuries in Your Student Athlete

Many students participate in athletic programs, including contact sports that could result in traumatic brain injuries. Sadly, many of these students suffer one or more concussions or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) while they are student athletes. Parents who are concerned that their child’s brain injury was caused by negligence or wrongdoing can consult a Texas traumatic brain injury attorney to discuss their concerns with an experienced legal advocate.
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Thursday, December 27, 2018

NTSB Finds Driver Fatigue Contributed to Fatal Texas Bus Crash

How does fatigue impact one’s ability to drive?

A horrific bus accident in Dallas recently killed nine people and injured nearly 40 others.  The National Transportation Safety Board launched an investigation following the roll over crash.  In its report released on the incident, the NTSB found that the bus driver was suffering from an acute sleep deficit which likely contributed to the driver leaving the road and overcorrecting, causing the bus to flip.  Our Austin, Read more . . .

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Three Common Myths About Heavy Equipment Accidents

Working with heavy equipment poses certain risks for accidents and injuries. Whenever a heavy equipment accident occurs, it can result in traumatic injuries and death. The causes of these accidents vary, but some heavy equipment accidents may involve negligence or faulty equipment. When a heavy equipment accident involves negligence or defective products, the victim may have several options for recovering compensation for losses, injuries, and damages.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Protecting Your Student Athlete From Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries sustained by student athletes can result in lifelong disabilities and impairments. Some of the conditions a student athlete may sustain from spinal cord injuries include:

  • Complete or partial paralysis
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Problems with circulatory control
  • Loss of skin sensation
  • Respiratory problems
  • Loss of or reduced sexual function
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Physical pain, including muscle, joint, and nerve pain
  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Muscle atrophy and weight loss
It is important that parents, trainers, coaches, schools, and sports organizations work together to protect a student athlete from spinal cord injuries.

How Can Parents Protect a Student Athlete from Spinal Cord Injuries?

There are many ways you can protect your student athlete from spinal cord injuries.
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Friday, November 30, 2018

NTSB Searches for Cause of Deadly Texas Helicopter Accident

What are the most common causes of helicopter crashes?

A horrific Texas helicopter accident recently claimed the lives of two newlyweds.  Will Byler and his wife Bailee had been wed for an hour and a half when they set off on a family owned helicopter piloted by Gerald Lawrence.  The helicopter containing the newlyweds crashed for unknown reasons in Uvalde, Texas, 85 miles west of San Antonio.  According to the National Transportation Safety Board, skies were clear on the day of the accident.  The preliminary NTSB report reveals that the Bell 206B helicopter crashed on dangerous, rocky terrain which complicated investigations.  So far, the cause of the tragic crash that claimed the lives of two newlyweds too soon is still unknown.

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