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Houston Car Accident LawyerOne of the most common injuries that victims of motor vehicle accidents suffer is whiplash. Whiplash is caused by the sudden back and forth motion caused when your vehicle is struck from behind or when your vehicle runs into the back of another vehicle or object. While some cases of whiplash heal relatively quickly through medication and exercise, others can cause chronic neck pain and other complications. If you have suffered a case of whiplash, an experienced attorney can work with you to recover compensation.

Whiplash Signs and Symptoms

After the quick, sudden impact of a car crash, it is common for certain injuries to develop. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, you may have injured bones in the spine, ligaments, muscles, tissues, or nerves in the neck, or disks in the neck and spine. You should seek medical attention to begin treatment and prevent them from worsening:

  • Neck pain or stiffness

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Harris County Burn Victim LawyerFor victims of serious burns, the pain of the initial injury is unfortunately often just the beginning of the impact they will feel. It can be a long and painful road to recovery and many third-degree burn victims face additional complications from their burns which could set back any progress they and their doctors have made. To help ease the financial burden you may be facing as a burn victim, it is important that you have a law firm working with you who are experienced in burn cases and can allow you to focus on your recovery.

Recovering From Serious Burns

First-degree and second-degree burns often have similar treatments. While you still have to carefully treat these burns to avoid infection, discoloration, and scarring, you will typically recover in less than a month. For third-degree burns, the prognosis can often involve much more serious treatment and they can even be life-threatening.

Third-degree burns impact all the layers of your skin and even reach the tissue beneath it. They often require hospitalization for treatment, which can include skin grafts. A skin graft replaces the burned, damaged skin and tissue with skin from an unaffected portion of your body. This procedure requires intravenous fluids to keep you hydrated, keep your blood pressure steady, and prevent shock.

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Harris County Train Wreck LawyerTexas ranks first in the nation in the number of collisions at railroad crossings with 247 in 2021. These collisions between trains and vehicles crossing the tracks led to 57 injuries and 17 deaths. While happening less frequently than car accidents, the severity of train accidents can be much greater. 

The speed and weight of a train can cause serious damage to the car or other vehicle involved in the crash and severe injuries and even death to the driver and passengers. Other train related injuries can be sustained by those riding on the train or bystanders who are injured indirectly from the collision at a railroad crossing, by a collision with another train, or by a derailment. For all railroad accidents in Texas, these are the most common causes:

  • Train Equipment Failure - Mechanical and electrical failures onboard a train can cause collisions with other trains or with vehicles at railroad crossings. 

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Harris County Personal Injury LawyerFor many people, falling down results in little more than a few scratches and bruises. However, some fall victims suffer critical injuries that leave them permanently disabled. Something as simple as walking through a parking lot or shopping at a grocery store can lead to severe slip and fall accidents that cause life-changing medical problems. If you or a loved one suffered a debilitating injury in a slip and fall accident, contact a skilled premises liability attorney for help taking legal action.

Falls Resulting in Severe Injuries

According to the CDC, about one in five fall accidents leads to a serious injury such as a traumatic brain injury. Elderly people are especially vulnerable to severe injuries in a fall accident because their bones are often weaker than the bones of young people. Individuals taking blood thinners and those with vitamin D deficiency are also at increased risk of severe and fatal injuries in a fall accident.

Brain injuries can lead to physical and mental injuries that dramatically impact the victim’s life. The initial head injury usually heals. However, secondary injuries such as oxidative stress and excitotoxicity can permanently damage the neurons in the brain. Traumatic brain injury sufferers can experience difficulty communicating, memory loss, reduced problem-solving abilities, and psychological problems like depression and irritability.

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Houston Personal Injury LawyerSemi-trucks, tanker trucks, flatbed trucks, and other commercial trucks transport nearly every type of cargo one can imagine. This includes hazardous cargo such as flammable gas and liquid, toxic chemicals, radioactive materials, and substances that can burn and corrode. Any type of commercial truck wreck has the potential to cause serious injuries; however, hazmat truck accidents are often especially disastrous.

Injuries from Accidents Involving Hazardous Materials Are Often Catastrophic

Hazardous materials being transported by truck can leak out of the truck during a crash. Harmful gases, liquids, or solids can spread quickly – especially if the crash causes a fire or explosion. Sadly, many hazmat truck crash victims cannot survive their injuries. Those that do are often left permanently disabled or disfigured.

In addition to typical car accident injuries like broken bones and traumatic brain injuries, hazmat truck wrecks can cause:

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