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What Are the Types of Distracted Driving?

The Dangers of Distracted Driving Distracted driving can increase the likelihood of a serious motor vehicle crash, which can lead to serious injuries and even fatalities. In 2020, 3,142 people were killed in accidents involving distracted driving, which refers to activities that divided or divert your attention from driving. Teen and young adult drivers, specifically drivers aged 15-20 years old, are most at…

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…

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…

How Long Does a Concussion Last?

A concussion is one of the most common and least serious types of traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, all concussions should be taken seriously.  The brain is comprised of soft tissue, encased in the skull and cushioned by spinal fluid. When there is a direct or indirect blow to the head, the impact can jolt your brain or even cause it to violently shake within your skull.  Common…

Illinois Car Accident Laws

Injured in a car accident in Illinois? If so, you may be wondering what you must do to obtain financial compensation to pay for your medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and even pain and suffering. The following is an overview of car accident laws in Illinois.  Reporting a Car Accident  According to state law, you must report a car accident to the…

5 Common Accidents During the Holidays

Now that we have entered November, the holiday season is just around the corner. Starting with Thanksgiving and ending with New Year’s Day, this time of year is associated with festive gatherings with loved ones, decorating homes, shopping for gifts, long road trips, and being jolly and merry during the last two months of the year.  However, the cold winter months present several hazards that we…

Third Party Claims & Work Injuries in Texas

If suffer an injury while on the job in Texas, whether you work in construction or inside an office, you generally qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, which are designed to cover medical expenses, some of your lost wages, and help you return to work or even provide lifetime income benefits if a workplace accident results in total disability.  However, workers’ comp benefits have certain limits, such as only paying for a portion…

Common Causes of Amusement Park Accidents

Amusement parks are a fun experience for the entire family. Some of the world’s finest amusement parks are in Texas, from Six Flags Over Texas to ZDT’s Amusement Park. However, amusement parks also contain many dangers that can lead to serious injury or even death.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an estimated 30,900 amusement park injuries ended up in the emergency room in 2016. Rather than having a national agency that oversees…

Dram Shop & Social Host Liability Laws in TX

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver in Texas, not only can you file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party, but you may also pursue damages against a business or even a third party that provided the labile driver alcohol. Claims against alcohol vendors are known as “dram shop” cases, while cases against…