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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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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.


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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 . . .


Friday, November 24, 2017

How Do I Recover Monetary Compensation from a Drunk Driver in Texas?


If you’ve been hit by a drunk driver, the police and district attorney will take care of prosecuting him or her criminally.  And while that’s a necessary step, the fines the driver pays generally go to the State of Texas, so it’s not very helpful to accident victims who have had injuries and setbacks as a result of the collision.  To address those issues, the injured driver needs to seek justice in the civil courts. This is where having a Read more . . .


Monday, November 20, 2017

Woman checking on her Disabled Vehicle Hit, Killed by Motorist on Texas 114


Tips on Avoiding Injury Following a Highway Breakdown

A Fort Worth woman was killed when she was hit by a vehicle while she was checking on her disabled car on 22 September, 2017. The accident occurred at about 9p.
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