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Houston Commercial Trucking Accident LawyerFrom 18-wheelers down to small cargo vans, trucks keep our economy running. Given the increased weight of these vehicles, it is important that the cargo is both properly secured and distributed in the trailer, flatbed, or cargo area of the vehicle and that the vehicle is not overloaded. There are various ways that improperly secured or distributed cargo or an overweight truck can lead to an accident, putting drivers of other vehicles at risk and potentially causing serious injuries and even fatalities. Truck accidents can have many causes and it is possible for multiple parties to be found liable when injuries occur. It is essential to work with a lawyer who is experienced in truck accident cases.

Potential Risks from Improperly Loaded Trucks

If items are not properly balanced within a truck or are not secured to prevent shifting during travel, it could cause the truck to become unbalanced. This impacts the truck driver’s ability to maintain control, especially on a highway or at high speeds. This could lead to a rollover crash, a collision with other vehicles, or could cause the truck to jackknife.

Overloaded trucks or trucks that are top heavy impact the driver’s ability to properly slow down or stop in traffic. It can also impact the maneuverability of the truck and the ability to properly navigate turns.

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Harris County Eye Injury LawyerOur eyes are a sensitive and valuable part of our body and play a vital role in how we view and operate in the world every day. The loss of our sense of sight can have a devastating impact on our quality of life, our interactions with others, and our ability to earn a living.  Two of the most common types of accidents that cause vision loss are work-related accidents and car accidents. Based on the causes of the accident, a victim may be eligible for compensation for their damages.

Causes and Compensation for an Eye Injury

An eye injury and vision loss can happen at any time and in virtually any setting. Vision loss or other eye-related injuries from an accident can have many different causes:

  • An injury from a foreign object entering the eye

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Harris County Personal Injury LawyerHouston and the surrounding areas are becoming more bicycle-friendly as increased numbers of people use bicycles for recreation, running errands, or everyday commuting. While many ride for the health benefits, bicyclists account for a disproportionate share of injuries and deaths when involved in an accident with a vehicle. This is unsurprising given the vulnerability of bicyclists when involved in a collision with a much larger and heavier vehicle. It is important for vehicle drivers and bicyclists to know the leading causes of accidents so that they can both work to avoid dangerous situations. It is also important to seek out an experienced attorney if you have been injured in a bicycle accident in order to pursue compensation for medical bills, time missed from work, and pain and suffering.

Statistics and Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Every year in the United States, almost 1,000 bicyclists are killed and over 130,000 are injured in accidents on our roads. The total annual costs from these injuries and deaths are estimated at over $23 billion from health care costs, lost work productivity, lost quality of life, and the lives that are lost. Here are the leading causes of bicycle-vehicle accidents:

Speeding – The top cause of accidents involving a vehicle and a bicycle is speed. Drivers are less able to stop or take action to avoid a bicyclist if they are traveling too fast. Speed-related accidents can also contribute to more severe injuries and a higher likelihood of wrongful death. Perhaps surprisingly, 63% of fatal bicycle accidents happen away from intersections, mostly on more open stretches of road.

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Houston Car Crash Injury LawyerThe results of a car accident caused by a defective tire can be catastrophic. Having a tire fail on a car, truck, or another motor vehicle can cause the driver to lose control and collide with roadside objects, other vehicles on the road, or pedestrians. This could put the driver, the passengers in the vehicle, and many others at risk of injury and even death. There are multiple reasons that a tire can be defective, and it may not always be possible to tell if there is a defect but knowing what possible signs to look for could help prevent a devastating accident in the future.

Tire Failure Warnings to Look For

Defective tires could cause tires to blowout while on the road, putting the driver, passengers, and others at risk. They could also lead to a lack of traction leading to a loss of control or an inability to stop the vehicle. No matter the cause, the higher the speed that the vehicle is traveling, the greater likelihood there is of an accident and injuries. If you see any of these signs, you should have the tires inspected by a professional and replaced if necessary.

  • Cuts or cracking - These typically appear on the sidewalls of the tires.

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Houston Traumatic Brain Injury Compensation LawyerTraumatic brain injuries (TBI) contribute to almost 3 million trips to the emergency room for Americans every year. They are caused when a blow to your head causes your brain to hit against your skull. The impacts of a TBI can be long-lasting and have a variety of symptoms. While there are many causes of TBIs, accidents are one of the leading contributors. If you have suffered a TBI in a slip and fall, motor vehicle crash, or other accident, it is important that you contact a personal injury attorney who can help determine if you are entitled to compensation.

How TBIs Happen and What Symptoms They Cause

The most common cause of traumatic brain injuries is falling. People who have suffered a fall account for almost half of TBI-related emergency room visits. Other accident-related causes of TBIs include motor vehicle accidents and work injuries.

Depending on the severity of the injury, there can be a wide variety of symptoms associated with TBIs. In mild cases, the injury may cause headaches, sensitivity to light and sound, and mild confusion. These symptoms will usually not last long and do not permanently damage the brain.

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