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Can Someone Fully Recover from a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Whether someone can fully recover from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) depends on the severity of their injury. Traumatic brain injuries range from mild to severe. In mild cases it may take only days to fully recover. The more severe the injury, the longer recovery will take. In the worst cases, recovery isn’t possible. The Mode[...]

Date: September 18, 2020 / Traumatic Brain Injuries
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How Car Accidents Can Cause Spinal Injuries

The most common cause of spinal injuries is motor vehicle accidents, which account for almost half of new cases annually. How car accidents can cause spinal injuries depends upon the details of the accident. Speed, the location and angle of the crash, the size and weight of the vehicles involved, and other things influence what kind [...]

Date: September 8, 2020 / Vehicle Wrecks
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When Is a Motorcyclist at Fault for an Accident?

Crashes between motorcycles and other vehicles happen for a variety of reasons. Often drivers of other vehicles are at fault, but sometimes negligent actions by motorcyclists can also be to blame. So, when is a motorcyclist at fault for an accident? Motorcyclists might be found to be at fault for accidents if they were drinking and d[...]

Date: September 4, 2020 / Motorcycle Accidents
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What Is the Most Common Complication of a Head Injury after an Accident?

Some head injuries from accidents involve only minor bumps and bruises. But more serious head injuries can cause deadly complications. What is the most common complication of a head injury after an accident? Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are common complications. TBIs can happen from strong blows or jolts to the head or when an obj[...]

Date: August 31, 2020 / Traumatic Brain Injuries
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What Happens If an Employer Does Not Have Workers’ Comp?

It’s an important question that many Texas workers are forced to grapple with: What happens if an employer does not have workers' comp? Unfortunately for workers, when an employer does not have workers' comp, employees are not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. However, this doesn’t mean that a worker is without o[...]

Date: August 24, 2020 / Workers Compensation
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Cancer Victims Get More than $10 Billion from Bayer in Roundup Settlement

Popular Weedkiller Is Widely Blamed for Causing Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Other Cancers In a financial victory for cancer victims and their families, Bayer will pay more than $10 billion in a Roundup settlement to resolve tens of thousands of lawsuits. The company recently made the announcement. The popular Roundup weedkiller[...]

Date: August 17, 2020 / Product Liability
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What Is the Most Common Brain Injury?

What is the most common brain injury? Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are the most common type of brain injury. Each year in the U.S., millions of people are victims of traumatic brain injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And, sadly, tens of thousands of people die annually from these injuries. Trau[...]

Date: August 11, 2020 / Traumatic Brain Injuries
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How the Four D’s of Medical Negligence Can Impact Your Case?

According to a medical study performed in 2016 by Johns Hopkins patient safety experts, medical errors fall among the leading causes of death in the United States. You can read more about this study by visiting the Johns Hopkins Medicine website. What are some examples of medical errors? Medical errors can include anything from s[...]

Date: July 31, 2020 / Medical Malpractice
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Roadway Safety and Self-Driving Vehicles

According to a recent Facebook survey, Houstonians have pronounced opinions about what causes vehicle accidents and how roadway safety can be improved. The poll, conducted by the Terry Bryant Law Firm in April, also shows that Houston drivers are not ready to ride in self-driving vehicles. When asked to analyze their own driving b[...]

Date: July 28, 2020 / Safety Tips
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What Are Non-Economic Damages in a Car Accident Case?

What are non-economic damages in a car accident case? These damages are awarded to compensate you for losses that do not have a specific monetary value, such as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash in Texas due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to re[...]

Date: July 28, 2020 / Vehicle Wrecks
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Can You Sue a Nursing Home for Wrongful Death?

The answer as to whether you can sue depends on whether the nursing home’s neglect or abuse caused your loved one’s death. Although wrongful deaths related to nursing homes are common, proving them can be hard. Nursing home managers will often deny that negligence or abuse has occurred. Workers at these nursing homes may try to[...]

Date: July 6, 2020 / Elder Abuse
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Can You Collect Unemployment if You Are Out of Work Due to an Injury?

The general answer to this question is “no.” To collect unemployment benefits, you must be physically able and available to work. In other words, you will be expected to actively look for work. You will also be expected to accept work if offered when you are on unemployment. However, the reality is that if your injury leaves you [...]

Date: June 29, 2020 / Workers Compensation
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How Much is a Spinal Cord Injury Worth?

There is no set worth of a spinal cord injury. What a spinal cord injury insurance claim or lawsuit might be worth depends on the type and severity of injuries. It could be worth thousands of dollars or millions of dollars. It all depends on the specifics of your individual accident and injuries. Past outcomes cannot predict future r[...]

Date: June 17, 2020 / Personal Injury
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Does Insurance Cover Wrongful Death?

Does insurance cover wrongful death? The general answer to that question is yes. However, wrongful death cases often involve large damage awards. Insurance companies are interested in protecting their own bottom line. They make more money when they don’t have to pay large awards to family members of people who are negligently kille[...]

Date: June 16, 2020 / Wrongful Death
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What Happens If You Get Injured and Can’t Work?

If you get injured and can’t work in Texas, you have several options, depending on your circumstances.  For injuries that happen on the job, both Texas law and federal laws state that workers have the right to a safe work environment, and the OSHA provides many regulations to help ensure safety. Employers do not always abi[...]

Date: June 4, 2020 / Workers Compensation
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Johnson & Johnson Stops Talcum Powder Sales. The Cancer It Causes Continues

Johnson & Johnson will stop selling its talc-based baby powder in North America, the company announced on May 19. The product was once an essential part of the company's sales and image. Now it's the subject of about 19,400 lawsuits claiming it may have caused cancer. Several juries have ruled against Johnson & Johnson. In one 20[...]

Date: May 29, 2020 / Drug Injury
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What to Ask an Attorney Before Hiring Them

When you need an attorney, choosing the right one can seem overwhelming. Personal injury attorneys aren't hard to find, but you should be intentional when selecting the person who will be your advocate. Knowing what to ask an attorney before hiring them can help you determine who is the best fit for your case. There are a few thi[...]

Date: May 28, 2020 / Personal Injury
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What Happens After I Reach MMI Under Texas Law?

What happens after I reach MMI under Texas Law? That’s a question asked by many people who’ve been hurt on the job and are getting workers’ comp benefits. MMI, or maximum medical improvement, means that a doctor has decided you are as well as you’re going to be from your injury or illness. When the doctor says you’ve reache[...]

Date: May 21, 2020 / Workers Compensation