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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Pool Safety Tips for Summer

Do I legally need a fence around my pool?

Summer time in Texas is hot, and swimming pools offer people of all ages much needed relief from the heat. Millions of pools dot the landscape across Texas, from residential pools to public pools, water parks, and much more. With proper supervision in a safely constructed pool, swimming is an enjoyable activity. At times, however, pools become the site of...


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Monday, June 25, 2018

Summer Driving Dangers

Why is summer such a deadly time for drivers?

Summertime is one of the most dangerous seasons for car accidents. Summer driving dangers are deceptive because, unlike in winter, the weather is ideal. Summer offers excellent visibility, generally dry roads, and long daylight hours. The dangers for summer driving lie in the sheer number of drivers on the roadways and the increase in drunk drivers. During the summer months, families take advantage of their children being off school and take to the roadways in droves.


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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Amusement Park Accident Death Leads to Lawsuits

Q: Who is responsible for injuries in an amusement park accident?

Amusement park accidents can be the scene of some horrific injuries-- somehow more tragic because they often involve unsuspecting children who only moments before were likely laughing with delight.

The legal doctrine of premises liability, a subsection of


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Monday, June 11, 2018

Liability for Flood Water Electrocution Death in Houston

Q: Who is responsible for electrocution deaths in flooded areas?

A former Eagle Scout committed to rescuing animals died doing just that when he was reportedly electrocuted while wading through knee-deep water in a Hurricane Harvey flooded neighborhood.

As he was walking on a sidewalk en route to his sister’s house he reportedly "felt a current in his ankle" and allegedly told the friend accompanying him not to come near him as he was electrocuted to death. The electric current allegedly came from a light fixture on the property beside the sidewalk. Now his surviving family has commenced a


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Monday, May 28, 2018

Another Tesla Crash Probes More Inquiries

Is Tesla’s Autopilot feature safe?

Recently, another Tesla sedan was involved in an accident while believed to be in semi-autonomous mode. The accident happened in South Jordan, Utah, when a Tesla vehicle rear-ended a fire department truck traveling at about 60 miles per hour. Investigations have thus far revealed that the vehicle never even braked before impact. So far, the driver of the sedan has admitted that she was looking at her phone at the time of the crash, but the vehicle was in Autopilot mode. This is the latest in a


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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Mystery Man Leaving Texas Work Site Crashes Dump Truck

Q: Who is responsible for injuries in a construction accident?

A man driving a commercial dump truck was reportedly leaving a construction site when he crashed into a passenger vehicle. The wreck between the disproportionately sized vehicles left the car’s driver with traumatic brain injuries described as “catastrophic”.  The truck driver was reportedly arrested after being apprehended by a police officer after fleeing the scene.


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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Amazing Medicine: Doctors Grow Texas Soldier a New Ear

What medical advances can we anticipate in the next decade?

A 21-year-old US Army private is getting back something she never imagined could be returned—her left ear. Thanks to amazing medical advances, Shamika Burrage has successfully received an ear transplant through the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso. Burrage was involved in a serious car accident two years ago. She survived, but she suffered the loss of her left ear.

Now, the Army Medical Center has used cartilage from Burrage’s ribs to make a new ear which was then grown under her skin on her forearm.


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Monday, May 14, 2018

The Dangers of Xarelto


What injuries have been linked to Xarelto?

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a drug released by Bayer Healthcare in tandem with Janssen Pharmaceuticals to thin the blood. Xarelto is prescribed to patients at risk of stroke or those with atrial fibrillation in order to prevent clots. The drug is also approved to treat those with deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, or individuals who have recently undergone surgery.
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Thursday, April 26, 2018

TBIs and Suicide


What are the long term consequences of a traumatic brain injury?

As medicine continues to advance, researchers are uncovering more troubling potential long term consequences stemming from traumatic brain injuries. Recently, the mother of a 22-year-old son who committed suicide published a book exploring the link between his death and a childhood TBI. While most doctors treat traumatic brain injuries as a self-resolving incident, the reality is that many TBI sufferers experience lifelong effects from their injury.
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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Wrongful Death Claims and Oil Rig Explosions

What damages can I seek if my loved one was killed in an oil rig accident in Texas?

In January, an oil rig explosion killed five workers in Oklahoma.  Survivors reported hearing a loud boom and seeing fire. They fled, but the five workers closest to the explosion died and several others were seriously injured.  Now, months after the accident, a third wrongful death claim has been filed against the oil and drilling company responsible for the rig. For Texas oil workers, the Oklahoma accident is a harsh reminder of the potential dangers of the field.


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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Examining Charter Bus Safety


What are the most common causes of charter bus accidents?

A tragic charter bus accident involving several Texas students has many parents questioning the safety of traveling cross country by charter bus.  The bus involved was carrying students from a Channelview, Texas school home after a trip to Walt Disney World. Forty students and six adults were aboard the bus when it crashed in Alabama.
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