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Friday, April 20, 2018

Top 5 Causes of Spinal Cord Injury or Paralysis


A spinal cord injury (SCI) can change a person’s life forever. Trauma to the cord can cause a variety of SCI injuries including bruising, damage to the nerves, dislocated vertebrae, fractures, and paralysis. The consequences of an SCI can result in substantial financial and personal losses.

Because most injuries to the spine are the result of trauma from an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Contact our Read more . . .


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Car Accident Victims Beware: Know Your Statute of Limitations


How long do I have to file a personal injury claim after my car accident in Texas?

A case out of Texas should serve as a reminder to all car accident plaintiffs of the importance of filing early. A Texas appeals panel recently held that a car accident plaintiff lost her right to pursue damages against a tire company because the suit, while filed timely, was not served within the statute of limitations against the defendant. This case illustrates the harsh stance that the law takes on untimely claims. Anyone injured in a Read more . . .


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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