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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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Harris County Medical Malpractice LawyerDoctors, surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare professionals are held to extremely high standards. When you work in healthcare, making even a small error can cause devastating results. For example, misreading a mediation order by misplacing one decimal point can mean that a patient receives 10 or even 100 times the amount of medication he or she should receive.

If you or a loved one were harmed by a medical mistake, you may be able to hold the at-fault party accountable through a medical malpractice claim. You may also be entitled to financial reimbursement for medical expenses, lost income caused by missed work, pain and suffering, and more.

Medical Negligence Can Take Many Forms

In the context of a civil case, negligence refers to a party’s failure to meet a certain duty or standard. Medical professionals are expected to meet the medical standard of care when providing services to patients. When a professional breaches the standard of care and a patient is injured or killed as a result, the patient (or the patient’s surviving family) may sue the medical professional or facility for medical malpractice.

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Houston Catastrophic Injury LawyerConcussions are considered one of the mildest forms of traumatic brain injury. However, concussions can cause debilitating symptoms. In typical cases, concussion symptoms fade after a few days or a few weeks. However, those with post-concussion syndrome can be left with splitting headaches, nausea, insomnia, and even behavioral changes for several months or longer.

Trauma to the Brain Can Cause Physical, Emotional, and Cognitive Harm

Concussions and brain trauma can occur when the brain strikes the inside of the skull. Car accidents are one of the top causes of concussions. Even something as simple as tripping over an electrical cord and falling can cause a serious concussion. Many concussion victims lose consciousness for a few moments after the crash. They may also suffer from lingering headaches, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and even seizures. Unfortunately, these physical symptoms are not the only consequences of a concussion. Many sufferers also experience psychological and cognitive problems, including dramatic mood swings, depression, irritability, memory loss, and difficulty communicating with others.

Typically, concussion symptoms fade after a few weeks. However, some people develop post-concussion syndrome. These unfortunate individuals suffer from physical and mental concussion symptoms for up to a year. The symptoms are often severe enough to prevent the person from working, engaging in hobbies, caring for their families, and completing household tasks.

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Houston Dog Bite Injury LawyerA young woman who was viciously attacked by a pair of dogs in Texas is speaking out about the ordeal to news outlets for the first time since surgeons reconstructed her face. The woman was dog sitting for a family when she suddenly found herself fighting for her life in a horrific dog attack. She suffered devastating injuries to her face that left her unrecognizable. Her nose, ears, and lips were torn from her face, and she lost nearly a third of her blood.

The case highlights the very real threat of dog attacks as well as the profound impact injuries to the face can have on a person.

Severe Facial Injuries Often Require Extensive Medical Treatment

Whether face injuries are caused by a vicious dog, car accident, assault, work accident, or another incident, the effects are often devastating to the victim. The woman who suffered the dog attack needed to be placed in a medically induced coma while recovering from the attack. She needed a seven-hour emergency surgery and extensive facial reconstructive surgery, including skin grafts, to rebuild her face.

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Houston Car Accident LawyerAlthough veteran drivers rarely think about it, driving is a complex task that requires our full attention. When a driver is distracted, he or she can make mistakes that increase the chances of a collision. It is hard to know for certain how many car crashes are caused by distracted driving. One study showed that over a quarter of all accidents are caused by distracted driving. Many experts believe that this number is even higher. Houston is among the most dangerous cities in the country when it comes to distracted driving.

If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a crash caused by distracted driving, it is important to know your rights.

Injury Claims for Victims of Distracted Driving

Texas law makes it illegal to text and drive or use a handheld electronic device in school zones. Unfortunately, texting and driving continues to be a huge problem. Distractions often come in the form of social media notifications, text messages, or phone calls. However, cell phones are not the only source of distraction on the road. Vehicle occupants, eating or drinking while driving, putting on makeup, and countless other factors can lead to distracted driving accidents. Anything that takes a driver’s attention away from driving safely can cause an accident.

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