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Monday, September 18, 2017

Dangers of Eating While Driving

Is it illegal to eat and drive in Texas?

Eating while driving is an often unrecognized danger for drivers across Texas and the rest of the nation. While most of us realize that texting and driving is illegal and hazardous, we may not be aware that we can put ourselves and others in immense danger by attempting to eat and drive.  Distracted driving is said to be the cause of about a quarter of all car accidents, but many believe the true figure is far higher due to difficulties in identifying distracted drivers.  Before you eat while driving again, take a look at some frightening facts about eating and driving below.  If you or a loved one is injured in a distracted driving car accident, contact our Read more . . .

Friday, September 15, 2017

Texas Lawmakers May Soon Eliminate Local Texting Laws

Is it illegal to text and drive in Texas?

While most other states have had a ban on texting and driving in place for years, Texas has just recently adopted such a measure.  Texting while driving is known to be incredibly dangerous, not just for the texting driver, but for all other road users as well.  According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 1,600,000 accidents are caused by texting each year, resulting in over 330,000 injuries and thousands of deaths.  Texting while driving makes you 23 times more likely to crash.  Yet despite widespread knowledge of the dangers of distracted driving, drivers of all ages continue to engage in this hazardous behavior.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Golf Cart-Related Injuries

Golf carts are slow-moving vehicles, but that does not mean that they cannot cause injuries. In fact, golf car accidents are more common than you might think, and they can result in severe and even life-threatening injuries. If you have been injured while riding or driving a golf cart, you may have a legal claim. Our team can help you understand your options.

Prevalence of Golf Cart Accidents

There are approximately 15,000 golf cart accidents in the United States every year that lead to a trip to the hospital.
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Monday, August 28, 2017

Wrongful Death at Denny’s?

Q: Can a wrongful death lawsuit stem from a criminal activity?

Someone going to a Denny's restaurant might order a slam from the menu. What they would not expect would be a fatal chokehold on the side. But that's exactly what was reportedly served up to one man at the popular chain one night. And it wasn’t delivered by the staff.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Exploring Texas’ Dram Shop Laws

Can I sue a bar after an alcohol-related accident?

Each year, over 10,000 people die in alcohol-related crashes in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  On top of alcohol-related car accidents, excessive consumption of alcohol also commonly gives rise to slip and falls and acts of violence.  If you have been injured by an intoxicated individual, you may wish to pursue a claim against the bar or other establishment that served him or her alcohol.  The law in Texas concerning the liability of sellers of alcohol for negligent acts committed by customers is known as the dram shop law.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Age and Car Accidents: Are They Related?

Car accidents are unfortunately one of the leading causes of death in the United States. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that the highest rates of crashes by population occur when the drivers are between the ages of 16 and 17.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Drug Used to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis Has Caused Many Deaths

Why don’t the warning labels on Actemra list its most dangerous side effects?

According to a June 7, 2017 report, Actemra (tocilizumab), an FDA-approved medication manufactured by Roche/Genentech for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, has been associated with the deaths of more than 1,000 patients. Especially troubling is that the causes of these deaths are not listed on the drug’s label as among the drug’s potential side effects.

Frightening as this is for patients who have been prescribed Actemra, it is, unfortunately, not an isolated situation. Over the years, a number of theoretically “safe” medications have resulted in serious unpredicted side effects, sometimes resulting in the deaths of unsuspecting patients.
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Monday, July 31, 2017

What to Do When the Insurance Adjuster Requests Your Medical Records

If you are asserting a personal injury claim, your medical treatment and information regarding your recovery are going to be very important to your case. The doctor’s records about your care are perhaps the most important evidence of your treatment and potential long-term health effects of an accident.

If these files did not exist, the insurance company would have to just “take your word for it.
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Friday, July 28, 2017

“Sovereign Immunity” Makes Texas Schools Virtually Bulletproof

Q: Is a Texas public school liable for personal injuries to students?

When you put your precious cargo on the school bus each day, you probably rest assured that the driver --and then later the teachers and staff --will keep your child safe from harm until they're returned to your loving care.

You might assume that if your child suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of the school personnel, that you would be entitled to compensation for any damages and injuries from the school and its district through a personal injury lawsuit.

You might also figure that the doctrine of Read more . . .

Monday, July 17, 2017

Common Types of Car Accidents: Side Impact Crashes

Who is liable in a T-bone accident?

Side impact, or T-bone, crashes are a common and serious type of car accident that occurs on Texas roadways every day.  Side impact accidents happen mostly at intersections.  These crashes often involve two vehicles traveling in different directions through an intersection.  One vehicle hits the side of the other vehicle, causing a T-bone crash.  Our Read more . . .

Monday, July 10, 2017

Traumatic Brain Injury Basics

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can occur any time the head suffers a blow, jolt, or bump. The most frequent cause of traumatic brain injuries is personal injuries, such as auto accidents and falls.

Every year, millions of Americans suffer from brain injuries, and over half of those are severe enough to warrant a visit to the hospital.
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