Recent Posts in Personal Injury Category

  • 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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  • Keep an Eye Out for Swimming Pool Accidents This Summer

    With summer in full swing, millions of Americans flock to private and public swimming pools to cool off and enjoy the warm weather. However, swimming pools present dangers that can result in accidents, injuries, and fatalities. According to reports by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 400 people drown in swimming pools and spas every year, while thousands more suffer injuries in ...
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  • Tips for Summer Road Trip Prep

    Road trips are adventures that build memories for many families, but accidents can happen. Prevent mishaps and injuries by preparing for your trip with safety in mind. Here are some tips to help you get ready for your trip. Get Your Car Ready Your car will play a big role in keeping your trip safe and on schedule. Before you take the trip, you should give your car a thorough inspection. Schedule ...
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  • National Safety Month: Our Top Tips to Prevent Common Accidents

    June is National Safety Month, when the National Safety Council (NSC) and thousands of other organizations focus on encouraging safe practices and protecting ourselves and those around us by reducing accidents. Each June, these organizations come together to raise awareness of the leading causes of injury and death on the road, at work, and at home. In honor of National Safety Month, we are ...
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  • Defensive Driving Tips to Help Prevent Accidents

    Preventing car accidents is the duty of every driver on the road. Negligent drivers can cause accidents and injuries, but you can avoid being involved in one with some smart driving. Learn these defensive driving tips to help you prevent a car accident . Think about safety first. Avoiding aggressive driving habits will make you a safer driver, and can make you more aware of other drivers’ actions. ...
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  • Employers Opting Out of Workers' Comp

    Most states in the country require companies to provide workers’ compensation to employees injured on the jobs. However, Texas does not. Texas allows companies to opt out of workers’ comp and replace it with their own regulations. New employees also might not know what they’ve signed up for with all the new-hire paperwork they get handed until they actually get injured. For example, John Hernandez ...
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  • Can I Sue for a Dog Bite in Texas?

    If you were recently attacked or bitten by a dog and suffered serious injury in Texas, it is imperative to understand the state’s rules when it comes to a dog owner’s civil liability. Unlike most states, Texas does not have a statute which specifically covers a dog owner’s responsibility for damages caused by their pet biting another person. However, a victim can file a personal injury lawsuit ...
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  • An Out-of-State Driver Injured Me. Is My Accident Different?

    Getting into a car accident can be frustrating, especially if an out-of-state driver operated the other vehicle that hit you. Why would it be more frustrating? Not many people know this, but insurance minimums are different between states. In places that have a lot of tourist appeal and see tons of traffic moving in and out of the state—like Texas—it is common to see accidents involving Texas ...
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  • What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

    Nobody knows when they are going to be in an accident, so there is no real way to plan for it. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared for when it does occur. At MR Civil Justice, our Dallas personal injury attorneys represent all kinds of motorcycle accidents and accident injury cases. We know what to look for, what is important, and what steps you should take to protect yourself. ...
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  • Don't Post about Your Injury on Social Media

    We live in a society constantly sharing everything they do on social media. It’s natural to want to share your personal injury story on social media, but our Dallas personal injury attorney advises you not to refrain. Sharing your personal injury story could have a serious negative impact on your case. Below are some reasons you should never share your injury on social media. Photos can be used ...
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  • Why You Need to See a Doctor After an Accident

    If you’ve just been involved in a car accident, your first reaction is usually to make sure you don’t feel any pain or injuries. If your car accident was minor, you might not notice your injuries right away and decline medical treatment. You discover weeks after your accident, you were injured; you just didn’t notice the symptoms right away. This situation is more common than you think which is ...
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  • Determining Compensation for Pain & Suffering

    Whether you are involved in a devastating car accident or slipped and fell on someone else’s property, if you have been injured by a negligent party, you may be entitled to recover compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, as well as pain and suffering. However, you may be wondering how anyone can put a dollar amount on pain and suffering anyway? The following are some factors that can ...
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