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The Five Most Common Medical Malpractice Claims

Medical malpractice happens every day in the United States. However, it can be difficult for patients to identify when they are the victims of substandard or negligent health care. Physicians, surgeons, and medical facilities are not quick to point out or accept blame for medical mistakes. Yet medical mistakes may happen as frequently as 440,000 times per year. If you suspect you…

Can I Be Found Liable If My Car Is Rear-Ended in a Crash?

In Texas, you may be found liable if your car is rear-ended in a crash. While this may sound counterintuitive, it can happen. Read on to find out more about accident liability in Texas and how Texas’s system of modified comparative negligence could leave you holding the blame, at least partially, for your rear-end crash. What is a Rear-End Accident? A rear-end…

National Construction Accident Statistics

Construction sites are considered to be one of the most hazardous workplaces, with a high risk of accidents and injuries. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 20% of all workplace fatalities occur in the construction industry. Additionally, construction workers are also at a higher risk of non-fatal injuries compared to other occupations. Mathias Raphael PLLC Accident & Injury…

What to do After a Slip and Fall Injury

A slip-and-fall injury can happen out of nowhere. All it takes is an unmopped floor, some poor lighting, or an uneven sidewalk and you find yourself with a serious injury. Worse yet, depending on where it happens, the process to get compensation for your injuries can become complicated. To help, we’re going to break down what to do after your slip and…

How Car Accidents Can Cause Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are caused by damage to a person’s vertebrae, ligaments, or spinal column disks or to a person’s spinal cord itself. According to the Mayo Clinic, a traumatic spinal cord injury can result from a sudden blow to your spine that can fracture, crush, or compress your vertebrae. Vehicular accidents are amongst the top causes of spinal cord injuries. According…

Deportable Offenses | What Crimes Can Lead to Deportation?

Whether you are hoping to become a U.S. citizen or have already received a green card, you must have or demonstrate “good moral character.” You can face deportation if you violate U.S. laws and removal actions may be taken if it is shown that you have been convicted of a deportable offense (i.e. a crime of moral turpitude, an aggravated felony, etc.)….

Summertime Driving Dangers & Safety Tips

Just as each season is beautiful in its own way, each season presents its own dangers to drivers. While many people equate summertime with family road trips, days spent at the pool or park with friends, and endless sunshine, the summer season can also be associated with unique driving hazards. Below, we will discuss summer driving hazards to be aware of and…

Common Causes of Truck (or 18-Wheeler) Accidents

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in 2019, large trucks and buses increased by about 2% from the previous year, and 5,237 of these vehicles were involved in fatal crashes. Victims in truck accidents can suffer from very injuries that range in severity and that are dependent on the circumstances of the accident (i.e. where and how they crashed,…

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries

What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury? Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are injuries that affect how a person’s brain functions and are often caused by penetrating injuries to the head (like a gunshot) or hits or jolts to the head. According to the CDC, in 2019 over 223,000 hospitalizations were TBI-related, and in 2020, about 176 people died from a TBI-related injury in…

Slip & Fall Claims in Texas

If you slip and fall on someone else’s property (residential, commercial, or governmental), you may be entitled to compensation. To file a claim, you will need to prove that your fall was caused by negligence and that: The property owner owed you a duty of care to protect you from the hazardous conditions that caused your fall. The property owner (or staff/liable…