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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Truck Accidents Can Cause Serious Burn Injuries

What causes burn injuries in truck accidents?

Commercial trucks travel roadways across Texas every day.  Each year, hundreds of Texans are killed in fatal semi-truck accidents and thousands of others are injured.  The force of a truck accident can inflict serious injuries, but injuries can be even graver when one of the vehicles bursts into flames and the victim also suffers burn injuries.  Burns range in severity, with more extensive burns potentially requiring surgery and often leading to permanent disfigurement.  Anyone who has suffered a burn injury in a truck accident should contact an experienced


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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Top 5 things to do following a car accident

You might not think that a car accident will ever happen to you, but really, few people do.  According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2014 there were 13,675 serious crashes reported in a year, leading to the injuries of 17,152 people.

The aftermath of a car accident can sometimes be a scary affair. You or someone you love could be injured, your car might be severely damaged, and your life may be forever changed.

Always keep in mind that the steps you take after a car accident are very important.


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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

What are the main causes of traumatic brain injury?

Even though a person’s skull is pretty hard compared to other areas of the body, the brain is still vulnerable to devastating damage. A strike to the head or whiplash can cause serious and irreparable damage to the brain. Since the brain is the control center of the body, an injury can lead to emotional, physical and mental harm, changing someone’s life in an instant.

 


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Monday, March 6, 2017

Can I get punitive damages for injuries sustained in a DUI accident?

The aftermath of a DUI accident can be extremely devastating. Drunk drivers pose a significant risk to themselves and others, and many drunk driving accidents result in severe injuries or even death.  

The law takes DUI cases extremely seriously.


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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Spinal Cord Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

What are the financial costs of a spinal cord injury?

Spinal cord injuries are some of the most serious injuries you may suffer in a car accident.  Your spine contains a vertebral column with 33 vertebrae, numerous ligaments, and the spinal cord. If your spinal cord is damaged, you could experience an array of serious symptoms, including paralysis, numbness, tingling, loss of mobility, and more.  The costs of a spinal cord injury can be tremendous, making it important for spinal cord injury victims to consult with a


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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Texas Could Soon Ban Texting While Driving

What should I do if I am hit by a texting driver?

According to some lawmakers, this year could be the year that Texas finally passes a law banning drivers from texting while behind the wheel. Currently, all but four states in America have some sort of law in place that makes it illegal to text while driving.  Several states have taken it a step further and banned all use of cell phones by drivers.  Texas has remained in the minority of states yet to take decisive action on the issue of distracted driving.  Our


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