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When a Bus Ride to School Turns Catastrophic

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on March 24, 2020

The school bus is supposed to be an easy, safe way to send your child off to their school for the day. But sometimes, that trusted mode of transportation ends in horror. It’s a question no parent wants to ask, but what should you do if your child was injured while on the school bus?

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Posted in: Car Accidents

The Lenahan Law Firm Announces the 2020 Lenahan Law Launcher-ship!

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on March 13, 2020

The attorneys at The Lenahan Law Firm are thrilled to announce the Lenahan Law Launcher-ship for 2020! The high school students in Carrollton, Texas are dedicated and high achieving, and we know their futures look bright. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t need a bit of a helping hand every once in a while.

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Winter Brings Dangerous Road Conditions

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on March 8, 2020

Texas weather ranges from hot and humid over the summer months, to cold winters, bringing icy streets and dangerous driving conditions. Operating a vehicle on icy roads is challenging, and the cause of many avoidable accidents. Homeowners are asked to turn off their sprinkler systems during freezing temperatures, but not everyone listens, creating sheets of ice and severe driving hazards in residential neighborhoods.

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Car Accidents and Psychological Stress

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on February 27, 2020

Young woman with hands on eyes sitting depressed in car

A car accident is a shocking incident that carries psychological consequences affecting your quality of life. A recent study published by the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) reveals the psychological impact. The research study found compelling evidence that psychological stress has a substantial effect on people who have suffered a musculoskeletal injury, which increases as they go through the process of attempting to recover compensation. The study concludes that shortening the time it takes to get compensation for damages is a factor that could reduce the level of psychological stress.

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Better Motorcycle Safety Gear Is On Its Way

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on February 22, 2020

Over and over, bikers have called on The Lenahan Law Firm after one of their brothers or sisters was cut-off, bumped, rear-ended, t-boned, or otherwise wrongfully put in the hospital or worse.  Having been to so many bedsides and gravesides, we’re always interested in seeing the roads becoming safer for those who ride.

Some new safety gear is catching our eye.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Crime Victims’ Compensation Program

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on February 12, 2020

Because Marc Lenahan has been representing victims of crime for over two decades — terrorism, mass murder, DWI, child abuse imagery, homicide, criminal conspiracy, and too many others — we’ve worked closely with the good people at the Crime Victims Compensation Program over and over.

You may have never heard of the Crime Victim’s Compensation Program (CVC), but it is an incredibly important piece of Texan history and law. Started in 1979 by the Texas Legislature, the CVC is managed by the Office of the Attorney General. It was created with two primary goals in mind.

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Child Passenger Safety Week – September 2016

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on September 15, 2016

September 18th, 2016 marks the first day of Child Passenger Safety Week 2016. This annual campaign is run by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is meant to educate parents, caregivers, and guardians about the right way to secure children and teens in vehicles.

According to NHTSA studies, car accidents are among the top causes of death for children between the ages 1 and 13. It was concluded that roughly 33% of all children who lose their lives in a car accident – or about 220 each year – were not restrained at all, and an unknown number were in the wrong type of restraints. This statistic is heartbreaking, especially since the proper safety restraints have a 54 to 71% chance of preventing serious injury in a collision, also according to NHTSA studies.

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Steps to Take After a Car Accident

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on August 23, 2016

Is your driving record spotless? Do you never text while driving? Are you certain to get a designated driver when you go out drinking with your friends? You should be applauded for helping keep our roads safe. Unfortunately, not everyone acts as responsibly and even the best drivers can be blindsided by a negligent motorist. In such a situation, the most you can do to prepare is to know what to do after a car accident before one ever happens.

If you are ever in a car accident, you should always follow these steps:

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Pokémon Go Leads to Increase in Accidents

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on July 21, 2016

Seemingly overnight, the smartphone app “Pokémon Go” has taken the world by storm and has shot itself to the top of the app store, smashing records left and right as one of the fastest growing and most downloaded applications in history. Now, people everywhere are living out their fantasies of catching and training Pokémon in the real world, with many communities having sprung up throughout the country related to the app. Through the app’s clever use of GPS and augmented reality, players can find the iconic little monsters during their daily travels – making them appear as if they were right in front of players. While much of this is good fun and an excellent method of getting young people off the couch, like most things in life, it is not without its fair share of dangers.

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Dangers of Oilrigs and Oilfields

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on May 24, 2016

A Brownsville man fell off an oilrig and suffered fatal injuries in late February, due to an undisclosed problem with the cabling. While this might seem like a unique and tragic accident, it is actually one incident in a string of many throughout Texas. Working for an oil or gas company in the state has become notoriously dangerous as oilrig and oilfield injuries and fatalities continue to be a frequent problem. Even driving an oil truck has become considerably dangerous as trucking accidents are often reported.

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