Austin Personal Injury Blog

Thursday, March 29, 2018

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Commercial Airplane Accidents

Boeing released a Statistical Summary of Commercial Jet Airplane Accidents for Worldwide Operations from 1959 through 2016 in 2017.
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Damages in a Wrongful Death Case in Texas

What damages can I seek if my loved one was killed in an accident?

Losing a loved one is tragic no matter what the circumstances, but losing a family member unexpectedly in an accident renders the death truly horrific. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are killed in preventable accidents.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Handling Your Medical Bills After a Car Accident in Texas

Even if your car accident is relatively minor, it is still a good idea to seek medical attention. Sometimes serious injuries may not appear right away. You also may not fully appreciate how severe your damage actually is. Keep in mind that you should also consult a Texas..

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Proving Diminished Earning Capacity in Texas

Everyone has certain mental and physical abilities that impact their ability to earn a living. Every person also has specific skills or attributes that influence how much money they will be able to make in a career over time. 
However, after you go through an accident, you may suffer from injuries that affect your physical and mental capabilities. This, in turn, can affect your ability to earn money in the future. A Texas Read more . . .

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Common Aviation Accidents

What are the Most Common Aviation Accidents?

Many people have a fear of flying. Generally speaking, that fear is unfounded. You are more likely to die in a car crash than a plane crash. In fact, you are 73 times more likely to die in a car than a plane. That doesn’t negate the fact that some people do die or get injured every year in place crashes.
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Monday, February 26, 2018

Long Term Effects of TBIs

Do head injuries lead to long term brain injuries?

Nationwide, traumatic brain injuries are a leading cause of death and serious injury.  The brain is the command center for the entire body and injury to it can have potentially devastating results.  Researchers are only now uncovering the full effects of traumatic brain injuries or TBIs overtime.  New research suggests that not only do TBIs impact your thinking and memory, they may also lead to dementia.

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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

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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.

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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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