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Posted on in Accident Attorney

Bicycle riding is a popular year round activity in Texas. Residents here cycle for commutation, exercise and fun. This popularity also puts bicyclists at a higher risk of getting injured in an accident. From 2007 to 2012, there have been 12,789crashes in Texas involving bicycles, resulting in 12,132 injuries and 297 fatalities. Over one-quarter (27%) of cyclists involved in crashes are younger than 15; another 25% are between 15 and 24. Males represented 81% of bicycle crash victims.

Other studies have revealed eye-opening facts about bicycle accidents such as:-

  • Bike accidents are most likely to occur between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Males are more likely to be involved in bicycle accidents compared to females.
  • Alcohol is a contributory factor in 37% of all fatal bicycle accidents.

For most victims of bicycle accidents, pursuing a Bicycle Accident Claim can be intimidating. Many victims doubt that their case is not strong enough or their injuries not serious enough for them to hire a lawyer to represent them. Others fear that the entire process will be an expensive exercise.

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Posted on in Accident Attorney

Holidays are meant to be a time for celebrations, giving and spending time with loved ones. There are many hazards such as dangerous motor vehicle accidents, slips at stores, falls off ladders and home fires that occur during the holiday season.

It is important for you to know the steps to take immediately after a holiday accident which can significantly help your case. Following an accident you should:

  • Call emergency services and get medical attention.
  • File a police report.
  • Contact your insurers.
  • Take photographs of the scene of the accident or obtain video footage of the accident occurring.
  • Obtain witness statements from anybody who saw the accident happen. This could include friends or family who were with you at the time, but independent witnesses add more credibility to a claim.
  • In case of a motor vehicle accident, you should obtain the other driver’s details.
  • Do not admit fault.
  • Keep a record of medical expenses.
  • Contact an experienced Houston personal injury attorney.

If you are seriously injured, seek medical attentions as quickly as possible. But if you have a choice, consider waiting until the morning after a holiday or for a few days more.

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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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