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What Are Non-Economic Damages in a Settlement?

What Are Non-Economic Damages in a Settlement? Immediately after being injured in an accident, you will be confronted with making important decisions. These decisions will affect the settlement value of your case. For example, waiting too long to seek medical treatment and not consulting with an attorney early on may be detrimental [...]

Date: November 3, 2020 / Verdicts & Settlements
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How Do You Know Whether You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical malpractice happens when doctors, nurses, or other healthcare workers make negligent mistakes that hurt patients. If you’ve been injured in a medical setting, how do you know whether you have a medical malpractice case? Sometimes doctors and others make errors that don’t rise to the level of medical malpractice. To h[...]

Date: October 27, 2020 / Medical Malpractice
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What Does “Wrongful Death” Mean?

In the personal injury context, wrongful death refers to a victim’s death caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless act or behavior. Although the deceased victim can no longer pursue a personal injury claim and seek compensation for his or her injuries in a manner the victim would have been able to had he or she lived, the v[...]

Date: October 19, 2020 / Wrongful Death
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Is Cerebral Palsy Preventable?

Was my child’s cerebral palsy preventable? The answer to this question is “it may have been.” But it depends upon the cause. Sometimes even with the best medical care possible, cerebral palsy can develop. In other cases, though, cerebral palsy may be due to subpar treatment of mothers and babies by doctors, nurses, or other hea[...]

Date: October 16, 2020 / Medical Malpractice
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Can I Sue for Side-Effect Injuries if I Took an FDA-Approved Drug for Off-Label Use?

If you’ve had side-effect injuries after taking an FDA-approved drug for off-label use, you may be able to sue. Whether you can sue depends on the specifics of your unique case. But if it’s a case where a drug maker illegally promoted their product for off-label use and you were hurt, the manufacturer may be liable. Or if a docto[...]

Date: October 9, 2020 / Drug Injury
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Can a Brain Injury in an Accident Cause Dementia?

Brain injuries in an accident often have long-term consequences. But can a brain injury in an accident cause dementia later on? Scientific studies say “yes.” People who suffer serious brain injuries have a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Signs of dementia can show up days, years, or even deca[...]

Date: October 2, 2020 / Traumatic Brain Injuries
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How Much Money Can a Passenger Get in a Car Accident?

The amount of compensation that a passenger can get after a car accident depends on the extent of damages they’ve experienced from the crash. Some meritorious claims may only be worth a few hundred dollars, while the most severe cases could result in millions of dollars in payment. Of course, most claims fall somewhere in between t[...]

Date: September 25, 2020 / Vehicle Wrecks
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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