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Monday, January 22, 2018

Dallas Medical Device Lawsuits-Shooting from the Hip

Q: Can I Sue for personal injury if my artificial hip was defective or dangerous?

A string of several multi-million-dollar verdicts by Dallas medical device injury attorneys against Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) has been a real pain in the...
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Monday, January 22, 2018

Telltale Signs of a Distracted Driver and How to Avoid a Collision

Drivers who drive while distracted are more likely to cause accidents and injure themselves or other road users. Despite the obvious dangers posed by distracted driving, many drivers still engage in the vice while on the road. They text, make or receive calls, eat, drink, smoke, apply makeup, tune the radio, brush hair, adjust a seatbelt, search through a purse, pick something on the floor, or talk to someone in the backseat while behind the wheel.

Driving while distracted is dangerous and increases the likelihood of getting involved in a crash. If you or someone you know was involved in a car accident with a distracted driver, you can claim damages for personal injury and any losses suffered as a result of the accident.
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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Dallas Medical Device Lawsuits-Shooting from the Hip

Q: Can I sue for personal injury if my artificial hip was defective or dangerous?

A string of several multi-million-dollar verdicts by Dallas medical device injury attorneys against Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) has been a real pain in the...
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Officials Fear More Sexual Assault Victims After Texas Foster Parent Arrest

Is There a Time-Limit On Bringing a Sexual Assault Charge When Assaulted as a Minor?

San Antonio officials are in talks with dozens of girls placed in foster care after sexual assault charges were filed against the man in whose care they were placed. The man, Miguel Briseno of Devine, was arrested on Wednesday, October 8, 2017, and charged with five counts of sexual assault. The victims were former foster children. He is currently being held in Medina County jail on a $500,000 bond.
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Did this College Student Die a Wrongful Death?

Q: Can a suicide be a wrongful death?

One of the hardest things for many parents to do is letting their children go away to college.  Beyond the rather benign worries about grades, homesickness, and making new friends, there are so many real dangers to have nightmares about, such as drinking, drugs, and hazing. There's also sexual assault. And suicide.

Two heartbroken Texas parents are suing multiple defendants for the death of their 21-year-old daughter who was a junior at Southern Methodist University at the time of her suicide.
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

What Are Damages and Which Ones Are Available in Automobile Accidents?

Car accidents are traumatic events that can have life-changing impacts, so it’s natural for people who have been involved in collisions to seek to hold the responsible driver accountable.  Because American courts tend to use financial awards as a remedy for wrongs, seeking accountability usually involves tallying up the cost of all of the legal wrongs, or “damages,” the victim has suffered.  Damages are usually divided into two categories: economic and noneconomic damages.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Q: Are post-hurricane clean-up efforts resulting in even more injuries?

While Hurricane Harvey, like most news stories, quickly faded from the national headlines, fully recovering from the devastation this Category 4 storm dealt to the Houston area will likely take years. And it is not without risks to those involved in the clean-up effort. 

Texas workplace injury attorneys expect to see an increase in claims for injuries suffered on the job, specifically due to participation in the cleanup efforts.
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Texas?

Medical malpractice claims can arise in a variety of circumstances, from a bad or delayed diagnosis, to having a medical tool left in your body during a surgery. In some cases, it is immediately known that you have been injured by medical negligence. In other cases though, it may take months or years to fully understand that a medical practitioner has caused you harm. If you suspect that you have been the victim of medical negligence, it is critical to talk to a Read more . . .

Friday, September 29, 2017

Product Liability Claims Against Drug Manufacturers

Q: What can I do if I’m injured from a prescription drug?

They say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, but that’s not always true. Sometimes it leaves you sicker and weaker. In fact, if you’ve been injured by taking a prescription drug, what doesn’t kill you might motivate you to seek counsel from a skilled Dallas product liability attorney.
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Friday, September 15, 2017

2 Boy Scouts killed, 1 hurt in East Texas boating accident

Who May Be Found Liable For These Tragic Losses?

On a Saturday afternoon some young men were on a trip with their Boy Scout troop learning to sail when the unthinkable happened.  As their boat sailed beneath some low-hanging power lines, the boat made contact and two of the young men were electrocuted; a third was seriously injured.  Incidents like this one that result in the unexpected loss of such young lives are followed by shock and grief, as well as endless questions as family and loved ones try to sort out what happened.
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Monday, August 28, 2017

When a Car Repair Goes Wrong

Q: Who is responsible for personal injuries sustained in an accident involving a car not repaired in accordance with the auto manufacturer’s repair manual?

"You hold the car's roof and I will apply the glue". A statement like that might conjure up an image of a parent and child playfully using glue while assembling a model car. Because no one would glue the roof onto a real car, right?

Unfortunately for one Texas couple now embroiled in a personal injury lawsuit, an auto collision shop worker admitted to using adhesive glue instead of welding to attach a new roof to a car damaged by hail dents.
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