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Monday, February 19, 2018

Top 5 Rules Commercial Trucking Companies Violate That Cause Accidents

Top 5 Rules Commercial Trucking Companies Violate That Cause Accidents

Commercial trucking is regulated by a host of federal and state laws. To ensure compliance with these laws, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) undertakes compliance reviews, trucking company audits, complaint investigations and even roadside inspections. Violations can lead to hefty fines. Repeat violations can result in license revocation.

Here are the top five rule violations by trucking companies, according to Texas Read more . . .

Monday, February 12, 2018

What Are Texas Damages Caps and How Do They Affect My Case?

If you are injured in Texas because of the negligence of a person or an entity, you can file a personal injury lawsuit to obtain compensation for your injuries. Courts award compensation in the form of damages to plaintiffs in these suits. However, there are caps - limits to the amount of money you can recover in damages from the negligent party.

Consult a Read more . . .

Monday, February 5, 2018

Understanding the Costs of Living With a Spinal Cord Injury

The World Health Organization defines spinal cord injury (SCI) as damage to the spinal cord as a result of trauma, disease or degeneration. According to data from the National Spinal Cord Injury Center (NSCIC), 12,500 people suffer SCI in the United States every year. That’s about 34 new cases every day. The leading causes of these injuries are vehicle crashes (38 percent), falls (30 percent), violent acts (14 percent), sports (9 percent) and medical surgeries (5 percent). 
Owing to the painful and debilitating nature of SCI, victims have to endure sky-high medical costs that can be a real burden.

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

What Are the Most Common Causes of Burn Injuries?

Burn injuries can range from relatively mild problems all the way up to a life-threatening emergency. The American Burn Association estimates that about 450,000 people head to the emergency room each year for burn treatment, and that about 3,400 people pass away each year due to a burn injury. The vast majority of burn deaths are due to residential fires.

Treatment for a burn injury depends on the severity.
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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Spinal Stenosis Caused by Car Accidents

Who is liable if I develop spinal stenosis after a car accident?

You may have never heard of the term “spinal stenosis,” but if you are injured in a car accident at some point in your life, you could be at risk of developing this painful condition. Spinal stenosis is a back condition caused by narrowing in your spine.  As the spaces in and around the spine narrow, it can put pressure on your nerves and spinal cord, leading to pain, numbness, or even paralysis.  

Spinal stenosis can have several causes.  At times, the condition is congenital or it may develop with age, but often it occurs due to trauma.
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Monday, January 22, 2018

Understanding the Dram Shop Law and How it Can Affect Your Drunk Driving Case

Car crashes involving drunk drivers are usually associated with more damage than those that involve sober drivers. This is because alcohol impacts the central nervous system, slowing down a person’s reflexes. A drunk driver will not be able to brake quick enough or take action fast enough to avoid a car accident.

Many people involved in road accidents that involve a drunk driver suffer severe physical injuries, property damage and in the worst cases, death. For these persons and their families, the law allows them to claim against the drunk driver for damages caused by drunk driving and also from the bar or club that over served the drunk driver through Texas’ dram shop law.
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Monday, January 22, 2018

Top 4 Issues to Consider When Pursuing a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas

Losing a loved one is a painful and heart wrenching ordeal. If you lost a loved one because of the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of an individual or organization, you have a cause of action against the party at fault. While compensatory damages can never truly make up for the loss, they do help make the burden lighter. If you have lost a loved one and feel that someone else is responsible, talk to a

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Drunk Drivers Continue to Claim Lives in Texas

What damages could I receive if a drunk driver injures me?

An innocent person was recently killed in a drunk driving accident in downtown Houston.  The accident occurred in the early morning hours.  A suspected drunk driver in an SUV ran a red light at an intersection and collided with a car attempting to cross traffic.
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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Common Types of Bone Fractures in Automobile Accidents

Car crashes are devastating. The sheer force of two or more vehicles colliding with each other or with a stationary object can cause the body to absorb tremendous bone-shattering shock. The force will be even greater and the negative impact on the body more severe if the vehicles were moving at a high speed.

In some instances, the force of impact is enough to throw a person out of the vehicle if he is not wearing a seatbelt or send the vehicle rolling. These lead to severe internal body injuries such as Read more . . .

Friday, December 15, 2017

Understanding Herniated Disc Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are not something you want to take lightly. Herniated discs are one of the most common spinal injuries. They affect the discs between the vertebrae of the spinal cord.

The spinal cord is made up of 24 vertebral bones that stack up from the neck all the way to the lower back. These bones protect spinal nerves and support the body’s frame.
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Friday, December 8, 2017

What Is My Texas Personal Injury Case Worth?

How much could I receive for my pain and suffering caused by the car accident?

If you have been injured in a car accident in Texas, you may have sustained a variety of financial losses.  The car accident could have cost you tremendously in medical expenses, time off work, and pain and suffering.  Determining the precise value of your personal injury case is complex.  Our Read more . . .

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