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Friday, November 30, 2018

NTSB Searches for Cause of Deadly Texas Helicopter Accident

What are the most common causes of helicopter crashes?

A horrific Texas helicopter accident recently claimed the lives of two newlyweds.  Will Byler and his wife Bailee had been wed for an hour and a half when they set off on a family owned helicopter piloted by Gerald Lawrence.  The helicopter containing the newlyweds crashed for unknown reasons in Uvalde, Texas, 85 miles west of San Antonio.  According to the National Transportation Safety Board, skies were clear on the day of the accident.  The preliminary NTSB report reveals that the Bell 206B helicopter crashed on dangerous, rocky terrain which complicated investigations.  So far, the cause of the tragic crash that claimed the lives of two newlyweds too soon is still unknown.


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Monday, November 19, 2018

Understanding Burn Injuries

Burns are painful. However, burns can cause life-threatening conditions, scarring, disfigurement, and disability. It is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after a burn to reduce the risk of permanent impairment. Your physician can help you understand your treatment options. It is also important to seek legal counsel from experienced Texas burn injury attorneys who can explain your legal options for recovering compensation from the party who caused the burn injury.


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Friday, November 16, 2018

What are the Most Common Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents?

Traffic accidents involving commercial trucks can be extremely dangerous. Accidents with large trucks typically result in catastrophic injuries and deaths. In many cases, the injuries sustained and the fatalities in the accident involve the occupants of other vehicles. On average, over three-fourths of the fatalities in large truck accidents are occupants of other vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

The causes of commercial truck accidents vary. However, it is crucial to identify the exact cause of the crash to recover compensation from the party or parties liable for damages. Texas commercial truck accident attorneys can help you identify the cause of the crash and the liable parties by conducting a thorough accident investigation.


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Sunday, November 11, 2018

How Much is My Automobile Accident Case Worth?

The value of a car accident claim depends on many factors. An insurance adjuster may try to convince you that he knows exactly how much your car accident case is worth. However, the adjuster may be attempting to settle your claim for a lower amount before you have time to consult with a Texas automobile accidents attorney or complete medical treatment.

Beware of insurance companies that try to settle your car accident claim quickly. The offer of settlement may appear tempting, but the amount of the settlement offer may be much lower than the actual value of your claim. It is usually in your interest to allow Texas personal injury attorneys to review the offer before accepting the offer or signing any documents for the other driver’s insurance provider.


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Monday, October 29, 2018

Airplane Accidents Explored

What are the top causes of plane crashes?

Perhaps nothing is so terrifying as the thought of a plane crash.  Fortunately, commercial airplane accidents are quite rare.  Overall, per the National Transportation Safety Board, your odds of dying in a plane crash are one in 11 million.  Nonetheless, plane accidents can and do occur, especially when smaller aircrafts are involved.  Just this year, a woman died on a Southwest flight after the window shattered during flight.  Several people additionally died in private plane accidents, including a Hamptons crash in which the wing of the plane broke off mid-flight, killing three.  Our Austin airplane accident attorneys discuss the incidences and causes of plane accidents below.


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Friday, October 26, 2018

Will I Ever Walk Again? The Truth About Treating Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are some of the most traumatic injuries a person can sustain in an accident. An injury to the spinal cord can result from a fall, motor vehicle accident, bicycle accident, pedestrian accident, sports injuries, assault, or accidents involving defective products. When a spinal cord injury is caused because of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, the victim may want to contact a Texas spinal cord injury attorney to discuss options for filing a legal claim for damages.

A victim may be partially or completely paralyzed depending on the severity and location of the spinal cord injury. In extreme cases, a victim may require ongoing personal care and medical care for the remainder of his or her life. Therefore, the costs of a spinal cord injury can be considerable. For that reason, many spinal cord injury victims work with an experienced Texas spinal cord injury attorney to recover as much compensation as possible for their claim.


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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Examining Youth Football Deaths

What steps should youth sports organizers take to protect young athletes?

Recently, an eighth grader at Summer Creek Middle School in Tarrant County died after collapsing at football practice.  The 13-year old boy, who had no known health problems, had been playing football outdoors when he began moving erratically.  Temperatures that day were in the low 90s.  He suddenly collapsed and arriving paramedics performed CPR.  Tragically, he later passed away at the hospital. Currently, the medical examiner’s office has not released an official cause of death.  Deaths while playing football and other sports at a middle and high school level are relatively rare, but all contact sports bring a risk of traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other serious conditions.


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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Uber’s 911 Button

What should I do if I am injured in an Uber accident?

Ridesharing app Uber took the world by storm when it launched in 2011. Since its widespread growth, the app has been plagued with safety issues. Over 100 Uber drivers in the United States have been accused of sexual assault or abuse of passengers, and worldwide numbers are far higher. In response to customer fears, Uber has added a way for users to call 911 within the app.


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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Burns and Other Catastrophic Injuries Explained

What is a catastrophic injury?

Some injuries are so severe that the injured will never return to his or her previous level of functioning.  These kinds of injuries are often referred to as catastrophic, and a catastrophic injury will impact all aspects of a person’s life.  Life altering injuries may prevent an accident victim from returning to work and performing daily living functions. Individuals that sustain a catastrophic injury like a disfiguring burn may be able to


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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 . . .


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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