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Posted on in Burn Injury

Burn injuries tend to have long lasting physical, emotional and financial impact on a victim. A victim may require extensive surgeries, prolonged spells of hospitalization and intense rehabilitation to recover from them. Catastrophic burn injuries cover large portions of the body and can cause nerve damage and loss of bodily functions.

To restore and repair the skin and bodily functions, victims often require procedures that include:

  • Skin Grafting.
  • Cosmetic and functional reconstructive surgeries.
  • Amputations, or
  • Rehabilitative care.

DEGREES OF BURN.

Burn injuries are categorized by degrees based on the severity of the injury and how deep the damage is. The higher the degree of the burn, the more serious the injury is.

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Driving is a privilege, not a right. Every driver has a legal obligation to act in a manner prescribed by law. Failure to do so can result in an accident. Distracted driving is anything that takes an individual’s hands off the wheel, eyes off the road or mind off driving. It is extremely risky behavior that endangers everyone on the road. Distracted driving has become the new drunk driving.

DISTRACTED DRIVING STATISTICS IN TEXAS.

In 2018, there were 540,561 motor vehicle crashes on Texas roadways, according to TxDOT. Of those, 95,572, or 17.6 percent, were caused by distracted driving (driver distraction, inattention or cell phone use). The 95,572 distracted driving crashes resulted in 394 deaths and 2,340 serious injuries.

Distracted driving is a form of negligence. Negligence is defined as “Failure to take reasonable care to avoid causing injury or loss to another person.”

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Posted on in Premises Liability

An attractive nuisance is something that could be very dangerous to children, perhaps leading to catastrophic injuries, that is located on someone’s property. Even if the children should not trespass on that property, the homeowner may be liable for injuries that occur if they did not do enough to keep the children safe.

Say, for instance, that a homeowner installs a pool. They have neighbors but no fence. They put up signs on the pool deck that say, “No trespassing” and “No swimming” and assume that covers them from liability. Then, while they are out of town one day, a 3-year-old neighbor wanders onto the property and falls into the pool.

The homeowner may argue that it’s not their fault. They put up signs, and the child shouldn’t have been there to begin with. However, the court could find them liable since they did not have anything — like a fence with a locking gate — to actually prevent the incident from happening.

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There are times when you know that you’re driving into a traffic jam, such as during your morning or evening commute. And there are also times when traffic congestion may suddenly pop up out of nowhere, such as the result of a new construction project or an accident.

There are specific steps you can take to drive safely when traffic picks up. Here’s what you should do:

  • Focus on the road, and nothing else: This is a good tip to follow at all times, especially in heavy traffic. Even though you’re moving slowly, it doesn’t mean you should take your attention away from the task at hand.
  • Leave a greater following distance: Yes, traffic has slowed to a crawl, but don’t sit too close to the bumper in front of you. A few car lengths gives you plenty of time to stop in the event of an emergency.
  • Don’t get involved with aggressive drivers: Should you come across an aggressive driver, such as someone who is swerving all over the place or changing lanes without signaling, keep your distance. Engaging them, such as by yelling or using hand motions, will only put you at greater risk of an accident.

These are the types of tips that can help you drive safely when traffic picks up. If you’re injured in an accident despite your best efforts to avoid trouble, call for help and accept medical treatment. You can then turn your attention to the accident's aftermath, including filing an insurance claim and protecting your legal rights.

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No matter how safety-conscious you may try to be, the behaviors and decisions of other people can still lead to you or someone you love suffering a serious injury or even dying. You probably already recognize that the actions of other people can immediately affect you on the road. What may not be quite as obvious as that you could also wind up hurt in your own home because of what someone else does.

The vast majority of adults in Texas have the legal right to own and safely store a firearm in their home. If your neighbor is not safe about how they store their firearm, how they store their ammunition, how they clean their weapon or how they practice with it, you or someone in your family could wind up accidentally wounded when a bullet enters your residence.

Bullets can sometimes go through multiple walls

Being inside your house won't necessarily stop you from getting hurt when someone fires a weapon outside or in an adjacent unit in a multi-unit building. There have even been cases of bullets traveling through the home of the person who fired the gun, through an empty apartment and then into someone's home.

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