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Houston Personal Injury LawyerWhile most dogs are friendly companions, some can pose a threat through aggressive behavior. No matter the size of the dog, any attack can lead to severe injuries including major wounds, broken bones, nerve damage, brain and spine injuries, and more. Even seemingly minor wounds can become infected and lead to serious medical problems if untreated. After an attack, you may be left with psychological trauma, including anxiety and post-traumatic stress. No matter the severity of the dog bite, after you seek medical attention, you should contact a personal injury lawyer who will learn the details of the attack and help determine whether you can pursue a personal injury suit.

Seek Medical Attention After a Dog Attack

After a bite, you should clean the wound, apply antibiotic cream, and cover it in a sterile bandage. More serious wounds require immediate medical attention. However, for any bite, medical professionals recommend seeing a doctor within eight hours in order to have the bite treated and to prevent infection. About 50 percent of dog bites transmit some type of bacteria, so the doctor will likely clean the wound again and then provide any additional antibiotic treatment, especially for those with diabetes or who are immunocompromised and have a higher risk of infection. Depending on your vaccination history, you may receive a tetanus booster.

Compensation for Dog Bites in Texas

You may be entitled to compensation if you have been injured in a dog attack. Under Texas law, dog owners can be held financially liable when:

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Houston Motorcycle Accident LawyerMotorcycle riders have a much greater risk of being injured and killed while on the road when compared to drivers of cars, trucks, or other motor vehicles. Given the more exposed nature and lack of protection that motorcyclists have when riding, any collision has the potential of a severe injury or even death. This is why it is so important to avoid motorcycle accidents and stay safe while on the road.

Ways to Stay Safe When Riding a Motorcycle

While no amount of precaution can ever fully prevent any road user from being involved in an accident, there are some preventative actions and precautions on the road that every motorcycle rider should be aware of which could help save their life or prevent a serious injury.

  1. Wear a helmet and proper gear – Unless you meet an eligible helmet exemption, Texas requires all motorcycle riders to wear a helmet. Further protective gear is also recommended, including protective clothing, boots, and eye protection. High visibility gear can be especially helpful to ensure other drivers are aware of you, especially in poor weather or at night.

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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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