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The Danger of Infection After a Motorcycle Accident

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on April 21, 2021

Motorcyclists lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle. Thus, they are vulnerable to serious injuries in a collision. Many injuries that bikers sustain involve open wounds, which allow bacteria to enter the body. For this reason, bikers face an extra danger after a crash and should keep an eye out for any signs of infection.

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Why Do Insurance Companies Act in Bad Faith?

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on April 12, 2021

Insurance adjusters are paid to focus on their company’s bottom line, and it is not in the company’s best interests to make you a high settlement offer. It is common practice for insurers to employ a variety of tactics to minimize payouts or avoid them altogether. For example, an insurance adjuster might make a lowball settlement offer, hoping you will accept, so your claim can be put to rest with the lowest possible price tag to the company.

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Why Tailgating Is a Risky Behavior

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on March 29, 2021

All of us have experienced drivers who follow too closely, riding our bumpers and trying to force us to speed up or change lanes. This puts the driver in front in a dangerous position, as he may risk being rear-ended due to another driver’s impatience. It also puts the lead driver at risk of being run off the road, hitting objects in the road, or have difficulties stopping at red lights.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

How a Car Collision Can Lead to PTSD

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on February 16, 2021

Even low-impact car collisions can be traumatizing to the victims. In fact, recent studies have shown that an alarmingly large number of crash victims develop a serious anxiety disorder following the crash. Yet, in general, few people seem to realize the damage that these kinds of accidents can cause to the victims’ brains.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

The History of the Fair Labor Standards Act

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on February 9, 2021

Few people are aware of how much they owe the Fair Labor Standards Act. However, this 83-year-old piece of legislature is the bedrock for workers’ rights in America. Without it, employees would still be making pennies an hour, working gruelingly long shifts, and barely bringing home enough money to feed themselves or their families.

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Posted in: Workplace Accidents

Self-Driving Trucks: Miracle or Menace?

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on January 20, 2021

A driverless truck may sound like far-flung technology from a science fiction book, but this new stage in transportation is already here. In fact, the very first test of a self-driving truck took place in 2016 by Uber.

Since then, more and more companies have decided to try their hand at making a road-ready self-driving truck. Most of these inventions aren’t ready for the real road yet, but that hasn’t stopped these companies from testing them on our Texas highways, putting our people at extreme risk.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

Watch Out for the Most Common Causes of Brain Damage

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on January 12, 2021

While we all know there is a chance we might be involved in a car accident, or slip at the swimming pool and slam into the wet pavement, most of us go through life assuming we will never suffer serious injuries.

The truth is, you could very well suffer a permanent brain injury in the blink of an eye. After all, there are countless ways that your brain could become injured.

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Have Speeding Accidents Increased Due to COVID?

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on January 2, 2021

COVID-19 has made a heavy impact on our way of life. Where most schoolchildren would be in the classroom, now they stay at home on video calls all day. When you would expect to see trick-or-treaters, you instead find empty sidewalks. Hospitals are full, and offices are empty. America under lockdown is a strange sight to see. However, a place that people may not realize is impacted are the roads and highways. With empty streets, many drivers have opted to speed, increasing the level of danger on the road.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

The Dangers of Dooring Accidents

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on December 26, 2020

When riding a bike or a motorcycle, most bikers know to keep their eyes open for nearby traffic. After all, cars are much larger, heavier, and more powerful than bikes, which means most any collision will result in the cyclist getting injured. However, one danger that many forget is dooring. Dooring is a serious problem, one that many car drivers and passengers are completely unaware of. So let’s all be a little safer with this knowledge. And if you were injured in a dooring accident, here’s what you should know about filing a personal injury claim.

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How Negligent Drivers Make the Holidays Dangerous

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on December 17, 2020

Every year, during the winter holiday session, car accidents spike. This also means a spike in catastrophic injuries and fatalities. The holidays are supposed to be the happiest times of the year – why are they so dangerous, even deadly?

Unfortunately, a lot of that danger can be chalked up to negligent drivers shirking their duty of care toward other on the roads.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

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