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Saturday, May 27, 2017

What are the Top 5 Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?

An off-duty Waco Fire Department officer suffered burns and a spinal cord injury on May 10, 2017 after an unfortunate accident. Garth Goodwin, 46, was conducting routine maintenance of a billboard near McGregor when he came into contact with power lines. He was electrocuted before falling 10 feet to the ground.

Goodwin lay helpless on the ground for at least an hour, unable to move, before someone heard his phone ring and found him below the billboard. He was immediately rushed to a nearby medical center for immediate medical care before being airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas for surgery.


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Monday, May 22, 2017

Top 4 Tips to Avoid a Commercial Truck Accident in Texas

Top 4 Tips to Avoid a Commercial Truck Accident in Texas

Commercial truck accidents are some of the most dangerous accidents in which to be involved. They often lead to severe physical injuries, damage to property and in worse scenarios, death. In 2013, there were 338,000 road accidents involving large trucks in the country. Of these, 3,906 were fatal, 73,000 caused physical injury and 265,000 caused damage to property.

The reason truck accidents are so dangerous is because of their sheer size and weight.


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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Texas Aims to Prevent Distracted Driving

How can I prevent distracted driving?

Distracted driving is a serious national problem, and statistics suggest it is only getting worse.  An estimated one out of every five traffic accidents in Texas is caused by distracted driving.  The month of April has been designated as distracted driving awareness month.


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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Had an Accident? No Auto Insurance? Here's What to Do

A car accident is a horrifying event. You may suffer severe injuries causing you to spend days or even months in hospital. If you are lucky enough to escape unscathed, your car may be damaged. These damages can total thousands of dollars.

If you have auto insurance, your insurer will be able to cover the costs of personal injury and damage to property within the extents of your coverage.


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Saturday, April 29, 2017

What Types Of Compensation Can I Get If I Am Paralyzed In An Automobile Accident?

Automobile accidents cause serious injuries to drivers, passengers and even pedestrians. Sometimes, accidents can cause spinal cord injuries that result in paralysis. This can be devastating for the family of the injured person. Besides medical expenses, there are numerous other costs and struggles associated with the loss of mobility, many of which insurance companies either do not consider in their compensation calculations or significantly undervalue.

If you or a loved was involved in an automobile accident as a result of someone’s negligence and you were left paralyzed, you can seek recovery for your physical, emotional and financial pain.


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Monday, April 17, 2017

What Are The Car Accident Injuries I Can Sue For?

Car accidents can be traumatizing, especially when they lead to severe personal injuries. When drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists use the road, they all hope to reach their destinations safely. Sadly, this is not always the case. Every year, hundreds of


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Traumatic Brain Injury After A Motor Vehicle Accident - What Are Your Legal Options

Traumatic brain injuries can result from a variety of factors and are extremely common in motor vehicle accidents. Traumatic brain injuries can vary in severity, from mild concussions to permanent brain damage. If you have been in a motor vehicle accident and are experiencing the effects of traumatic brain injury, seeking the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney can help you preserve your rights.


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Sunday, March 26, 2017

What are the minimum motorcycle insurance requirements in TX?

No one likes paying out hard earned money for motorcycle insurance, but unfortunately, mandatory liability coverage is a reality in Texas. All motorcycle drivers are required to prove financial responsibility in the event that they are involved in a motorcycle accident.

Proving Financial Responsibility

Most motorcycle drivers prove financial liability through the purchase of an insurance policy.


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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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