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What to Do After Suffering a Burn Injury?

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Being involved in an accident of any kind can be a stressful experience, regardless of who was at fault. Among the most devastating injuries a person can sustain are burns. Burn injuries can be the result of many different accidents, from house fires to car accidents and workplace incidents. According to the American Burn Association (ABA), approximately 500,000 Americans are …

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Should You Sue for Personal Injury?

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Personal injury claims are among the most common for many reasons. Not only are there a wide range of accidents that fall under the personal injury (or tort law) umbrella, but these accidents happen all the time throughout the United States. Even though personal injury accidents are common, there are a lot of misconceptions about filing this type of lawsuit. …

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How to Calculate a Personal Injury Settlement

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Injuries happen every single day across America, including right here in Texas. Some of the most common personal injury claims in the Lone Star State include car accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, and defective product cases. However, there are many other accidents and circumstances that can lead to a personal injury settlement. One of the first questions clients …

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Ubers $1 Million Insurance Plan – How Protected Are You?

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Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies have completely changed the way we get from point A to point B. And while these rideshare services are often a safer, more practical option, they are not completely free of accidents. In fact, Uber accidents happen more often than many people realize. That being said, Uber has a $1 million insurance policy in …

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$100+ Million Awarded in Texas Truck Accident

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Over the summer a jury in Texas may have set the record for the largest penalty ever awarded in a trucking accident – $101 million. The case involved an oil services company – FTS International – that owns a fleet of trucks that carry various materials required to frack a well. The truck driver, William Acker, ran into the back …

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The Ultimate Guide to Handling Your Motorcycle Accident

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Having a motorcycle can be one of the most liberating feelings. However, as fun as motorcycles are, they have a laundry list of risks associated with them. In 2016, there were 5,286 motorcyclists killed in the US. This was a 5.1% increase from the 5,029 motorcyclists killed in 2015. It’s safe to say motorcycle accidents are dangerous and potentially life-threatening. …

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Leave that Whiplash Unchecked

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Despite the silly name, whiplash can have symptoms that affect how you live your everyday life. Whiplash is neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip. Whiplash most often occurs during a rear-end auto accident, but the injury can also result from a sports accident, physical abuse or other trauma. If …

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Common Injuries from Pedestrian Accidents

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In 2015, almost 129,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for non-fatal crash-related injuries in the US according to the CDC. Pedestrian accidents can be excruciatingly painful, and recovery can depend on various factors. Common pedestrian injuries include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractures, soft tissue injuries, amputations, and broken bones. As you continue on through this article you …

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5 Common Places Where Car Wreck Happen

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According to Texas Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Facts, 254,853 people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2017. Car wrecks are dangerous and can potentially be deadly. Here are 5 places where car wrecks happen. Busy Two-Lane Roads Roads in non-residential areas which have moderate speed limits are prime places for head-on collisions. Because there is only one lane for …

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4 Scenarios That Can Increase Car Wreck This Holiday Season

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Car wrecks can really put a damper on the holiday season, especially when the accident itself is the result of an unanticipated scenario. Here are 4 scenarios that increase car wrecks during the holidays. Black Ice While Texas isn’t notorious for having roads full of snow, the winter season is notorious for black ice. Black ice is like regular ice …