Recent Posts in Personal Injury Category

  • Labor Day: Perks and Problems

    This year, Labor Day falls on Monday, September 2 nd . While the holiday can be a fun time for travel and celebration, it can also lead to dangers on the road. If you’re planning to travel, or even if you’re staying in for a family BBQ, a few tips and tricks can make your holiday as fun and safe as possible. Safety Tips for Your Trip If you are heading out on the open road, there are a few steps ...
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  • What Does Premises Liability Really Mean?

    If you’ve ever worked in food service, or even seen the “Caution Wet Floor” sign in a restaurant or other public place, you probably already have some idea of premises liability . These signs are put out to warn the building’s visitors of an unsafe or hazardous condition. If the owner of the building did not take this step and knew the floors were wet, they could be held responsible if a guest ...
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  • What to Do After an Accident

    Accidents happen every day. Merriam Webster defines an accident as any “unforeseen and unplanned event or circumstance.” Spilling your orange juice can be an accident. Being late to a meeting can be an accident. There are even happy accidents. Some accidents, however, are more serious. If you get hurt because of someone else’s mistake, especially if your injury or loss is severe, you may want to ...
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  • The Legal Realities of Wrongful Death

    In movies and television, when someone is killed by another, the police immediately investigate the crime and there is a courtroom trial right after the arrest. The answer is simple: guilty or not guilty. Additionally, the family’s peace of mind is based solely on the verdict of a dramatic criminal trial. In reality, the process is more complex. Criminal trials may not be enough to assure the ...
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  • What House Bill 1693 Means for Your Medical Expenses

    With all the national news right now, it can be easy to miss everything that’s happening with civil justice law right here in Texas. To that end, with the state legislature’s session having recently ended, our Dallas personal injury lawyers at MR Civil Justice thought it would be a good time to discuss one in particular. Specifically, we’re going to take a look at what House Bill 1693 means for ...
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  • When Is My Landlord Responsible for My Injuries?

    When you live in an apartment, it’s possible to be exposed to a number of dangerous situations, depending on how well your landlord has maintained the building. In some cases, those who become injured on apartment premises can pursue a lawsuit against their negligent landlord, to recover for medical expenses, time off work, and other losses. However, it’s important to consult with a seasoned ...
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  • Understanding the Texas Eggshell Skull Rule

    If you have a pre-existing condition that aggravated your accident injuries, you may assume that you don’t have a shot at recovering compensation. Fortunately, there’s a principle in Texas civil law that allows you to pursue a personal injury lawsuit even with a prior condition. This is known as the eggshell skull rule, or the “thin skull rule” in some jurisdictions. The eggshell skull rule is a ...
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  • Dealing with Aggressive Drivers & Road Rage

    Though it may just seem like a term for someone in a rush, road rage is extreme. Simply put, it can cost the lives of innocent people. Many recognize the experience of driving according to traffic laws when suddenly, a vehicle dangerously speed past as the driver furiously honks and spews profanities. Despite being a safe and aware driver, you cannot predict who you will encounter on the road. ...
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  • What is the 3-Second Rule?

    Of the millions of people on the road, not everyone drives safely and responsibly. Unfortunately, you cannot rely on others to uphold optimal or even acceptable standards of safety. Studies have shown the majority of car accidents happen in under 3 seconds. When you are traveling at high speeds, this may as well be faster than the speed of light for the lack of response time. In 3 seconds or less, ...
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  • It’s National Brain Injury Awareness Month: Here’s What You Need to Know

    The Brain Injury Association of America, or BIAA, has declared March Brain Injury Awareness Month . As a part of their Change Your Mind Campaign, the BIAA is devoting their efforts this month to de-stigmatizing brain injuries through community outreach, empowering survivors of brain injuries as well as their caregivers, and promoting support for patients living with brain injuries. As Dallas ...
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  • Can I Sue For Defective Pharmaceutical Products?

    If you or someone you know, has recently been injured by a defective pharmaceutical product, you may be wondering if it’s possible to file a lawsuit, and if so, against whom. Fortunately, the Dallas product liability attorneys at MR Civil Justice have all the answers you need. Read on to learn more, and contact MR Civil Justice for compassionate and tireless representation today. Defective ...
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  • Are Dog Bites a Criminal Offense?

    You may already know that owners can be held responsible for negligence in dog bite cases . But what about incidents where the owner’s negligence was so substantial it was actually criminal? At MR Civil Justice, we represent victims who have suffered as a result of dog attacks. Read our blog to learn more about criminal liability for dog bite claims, and contact our Dallas personal injury lawyers ...
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  • Ford Recalls 550,000+ Vehicles with Gearshift Malfunctions

    Ford Issues Recall of Hundreds of Thousands of Escape & Fusion Vehicles, Citing Rollaway Risk If you drive a 2013 – 2016 Fusion or a 2013 – 2014 Escape , you may have a dangerous gearshift problem on your hands. Ford has recently recalled these vehicles because of an error with a bushing intended to keep the car’s shifter cable in place. This can cause you to believe your vehicle is in park when ...
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  • What to Do When a Defective Car Part Causes an Accident

    Common Defects that Cause Car Accidents You’re probably aware of the specific human behaviors which tend to cause car accidents, such as: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (or both) Failure to adhere to traffic rules, signs, and lights Putting on makeup while driving Road rage and aggressive driving Texting while driving Talking on the phone while driving Driving in the wrong ...
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  • Injured due to Faulty Construction? Let MR Civil Justice Help!

    Late last month, our clients—Brandon and Christina Roy—experienced an unpleasant wake up as their apartment’s ceiling completely collapsed. Hundreds of pounds of plaster-covered sheetrock and insulation plummeted in the early morning. Fortunately, no one was harmed when the collapse occurred after Brandon alerted his wife, Christina, upstairs after hearing the first crack. “Had it not been for ...
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  • Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit on Behalf of My Child?

    Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit on Your Child's Behalf As a parent, you are legally able to file a personal injury lawsuit for your injured child. Legal guardians also have this right. Parents and legal guardians are able to negotiate and speak for their child in legal matters If injured through a negligent or irresponsible third party, children under the age of 18 have the right to receive ...
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  • What Should I Do After Being Involved in a Hit and Run?

    Call (214) 307-8387 Immediately if You Have Been Injured in a Hit and Run Accident. One of the best things you can do for yourself in the immediate aftermath of a hit and run accident is to secure qualified legal representation. As soon as you reach out to our team at MR Civil Justice, we go to work and begin investigating your case, helping you assess your damages, and doing everything necessary ...
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  • How Can I Prove the Driver Who Hit Me Was Distracted?

    Common Examples of Distracted Driving Distracted driving causes innumerable car accidents every year, injuring and killing many people as a result. Being hit by a distracted driver can cause very expensive and personally costly harm, including everything from medical bills to permanent disability and mental anguish. Distracted driving takes many forms, including: Texting while driving Reading ...
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  • What Can I Do if My Child Was Bitten by a Neighbor’s Dog?

    It can be a terrifying experience to see your child attacked by a vicious animal or learn about it afterward. In addition to being scary, it can also result in some surprise expenses, such as hospital stays, surgery, medical treatments, and more, depending on the nature of your child’s injury. If your child’s injury and the related expenses came about because the dog’s owner failed to secure their ...
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  • Product Liability in Gun Accidents

    If you have been harmed in an accident involving a gun, you already know how scary it can be. Guns are powerful machines and an error, whether human or mechanical, can result in serious injury or death. Many gun-related accidents occur because of user error or recklessness. In such cases, the person who made the mistakes that led to your injuries is almost always liable. However, there are some ...
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  • 4 Elements of a Catastrophic Injury Claim

    Catastrophic injury cases fall under the umbrella of personal injury, despite being uniquely different in comparison to a standard personal injury case. This is due to the fact that catastrophic injuries are often life-altering and permanently debilitating, requiring life-long treatment and care, which can become incredibly expensive over the course of one’s life. In addition to the financial ...
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  • Tips for Talking to Your Insurance Company After an Accident

    Accidents are overwhelming and chaotic incidents, especially if you sustained injuries. However, oftentimes the aftermath can be just as difficult to navigate, especially when the time comes to speak with your insurance company. They do everything to win your favor when you are looking for a company to sign up with, but sometimes they can prove to be less than friendly when you actually need them ...
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  • How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Texas?

    All states, including Texas, has imposed statutory limits on the amount of time you have to go to court and file a personal injury lawsuit. In general, the time limit is known as the “statute of limitations.” These deadlines vary based on the type of case you wish to file. For personal injury cases in Texas, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit in ...
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  • How Long Does Whiplash Last?

    One of the most common injuries in car accidents is whiplash. This occurs when the neck is suddenly or violently jolted in one direction and then another, causing a whip-like motion that results in sprains or strains to the structures in the neck. The most common symptoms associated with whiplash are pain and stiffness in the neck, but they can also extend to the shoulders, arms, upper back, and ...
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  • Brain Injuries and Memory Loss

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result in a variety of debilitating consequences, such as memory loss. Whether someone temporarily loses specific memories or lose the ability to form long-term memories, memory loss from head injuries vary widely in scope and severity. The following types of memory loss can happen due to a traumatic brain injury: Short-term memory loss Long-term memory loss ...
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