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Injuries Blogs - Page 2

Injuries happen to everyone. They occur regardless of age, race, or income. In the first half of life, more Americans die from injuries sustained in motor vehicle crashes, falls, or homicides, than from any other cause, according to the Center for Disease Control. No one plans to become injured, but the fact is accidents happen unexpectedly, and can have lasting detrimental effects.

Aside from the physical and mental pain injuries can cause, there is an economic toll as well. Nonfatal injuries accounted for more than $457 billion dollars spent and fatal injuries racked up a $214 billion price tag, according to the CDC. These costs do not even account for the loss of wages some might experience due to their injuries.

The Shell Games of Insurance Companies

Posted: October 7th, 2014 | Categories: Injuries

Some trucking companies are avoiding paying damages for accidents by playing a legal shell game. Such a game leaves families in the lurch to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of a crash. It is happening so often, that …

District Attorney Under Scrutiny After Settling Case

Posted: August 27th, 2014 | Categories: Injuries

Whenever you are involved in an accident, it’s important to have good, solid and ethical advice in handling any case.

This may be the case involving a Dallas area elected official. District Attorney Craig Watkins and his offices have recently …

Family Seeks Justice Despite Apology

Posted: February 17th, 2014 | Categories: Injuries

The most tragic events can take place after an accident involving a drunk driver. It is common to feel anger, regret, and loss, but there is help to be found when you have the right legal professionals by your side. …

Beef Products Recalled due to Possible E. Coli

Posted: February 6th, 2014 | Categories: Injuries

A Fort Worth meat products company is recalling approximately 15,865 pounds of beef products because of possible contamination with E. coli O103, E. coli O111, E. coli O121, E. coli O145, E. coli O26 and E. coli O45 after U.S. …

Fire Destroys Apartment Building on Eastridge

Posted: January 16th, 2014 | Categories: Injuries

A fast-moving fire at a northeast Dallas apartment complex was so intense that it prevented first responders from battling it early Thursday morning.

Firefighters were called to the Northpark Terrace Apartments at 6759 Eastridge Drive at 4:32 a.m. following reports …

16-year-old that Killed 4 Receives 10 Years Probation

Posted: December 24th, 2013 | Categories: Injuries

A 16-year-old juvenile defendant has been sentenced to 10 years of probation on Tuesday following his involvement in a DUI crash that took the lives of four early this summer.

While Judge Jean Boyd could have sentenced Ethan Couch to …

Man With Hatchet Attacks Three in Walmart

Posted: December 13th, 2013 | Categories: Injuries

Three people were injured at an East Texas Wal-Mart store when a transient man attacked them with a hatchet.

According to authorities, two female workers and a male shopper were attacked early Sunday by Christopher Hamilton of Crawford, Arkansas. Crawford …

Log Cabin Shattered in Propane Explosion

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 | Categories: Injuries

A Grandview grandmother had died after her log home was literally turned inside out in a propane explosion over the weekend. Sixty-two year old Wanda Davis was home alone when the explosion occurred around 10:58 p.m. Saturday.

According to preliminary …

Man from Yesterday’s Story Identified

Posted: November 20th, 2013 | Categories: Injuries

The man who drove his car into a Fort Worth Home on Friday and died while attempting to flee the scene of an accident has been identified.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner says the dead man is 39 year old …

Pipeline Explosion Near Milford Forces Evacuations

Posted: November 15th, 2013 | Categories: Injuries

 

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that a Chevron pipeline exploded near a drilling rig near Interstate 35. Flames could be seen shooting into the air and some vehicles at the work site had been burned.…

Yellow Cab Under Investigation for Insurance Violations

Posted: November 12th, 2013 | Categories: Injuries

 

In an investigation conducted by a Dallas news station, the agency found that the City of Dallas allowed Yellow Cab — the region’s largest taxi company — to operate without the required insurance coverage needed to process and pay …

Are You Familiar with “Dram Shop” Laws?

Posted: November 11th, 2013 | Categories: Injuries

An area nightclub is being sued by the family of a Dallas Cowboys practice squad player who was killed in a drunken-driving crash that happened last December.

The family of deceased player Jerry Brown has filed suit against Beamers Private …

Grandmother Saves Child’s Life on Halloween

Posted: November 4th, 2013 | Categories: Injuries

A grandmother in Cleburne risked her life to save her grandson from being hit by a car on Halloween Eve and is listed in serious condition. Police said the accident occurred when Terri Shelby, 61, was struck in the 900 …

Dallas Teacher in Huge Trouble after Injuring Child on Tape

Posted: October 31st, 2013 | Categories: Injuries

A Dallas Independent School District teacher has been arrested and charged with bodily injury to a child. Last Wednesday, Joshua Flores, 12, a student at Thomas Edison Middle school said that teacher, Javier Valladarez, kneed him in the back twice …

Keep your Children Safe from Vehicles

Posted: October 24th, 2013 | Categories: Injuries

A child had been seriously injured after being accidentally run over by a family member late Tuesday afternoon. Balch Police Department officials said in a statement that the two-year old girl’s family was moving furniture out of a home in …

Pedestrian Hit by Commuter Train, Survives

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 | Categories: Injuries

A pedestrian has been hit by a DART light rail train on Monday afternoon at the Dallas Convention Center station and survived. According to investigators, the incident occurred during rush hour when a train was arriving at the station. A …

Three-Alarm Fire Destroys Apartment Complex

Posted: October 15th, 2013 | Categories: Injuries

A three alarm fire ripped through a building in the Parkridge Place Apartments on Tuesday night leaving one person with minor injuries. The fire was reported at approximately 10:10 p.m. Tuesday night. Flames engulfed the three-story building in the 7300 …

Injury at Haunted House may lead to Legal Action

Posted: October 11th, 2013 | Categories: Injuries

An Arlington-area teen said that she was hurt after a seasonal visit to a local haunted house last Thursday. Lauren Mitchell, age 13, loves Halloween. However, when she went to a local haunted house as part of her celebrations she …

Rat Terrier Awakens Family Just in Time

Posted: September 27th, 2013 | Categories: Injuries

A family in Fair Park has been saved from a house fire by the family dog early Thursday morning.

The Olade family was awakened by their rat terrier, whose name is Mommy, at around 2:30 a.m. only to discover that …

Pedestrian Killed in Foot Chase on Interstate

Posted: September 20th, 2013 | Categories: Injuries

Police in Forest Hill are investigating an accident that killed a pedestrian on Thursday afternoon. Witnesses report that the victim may have been running from police. He crossed a gas station parking lot then ran into traffic on Interstate 20 …

Officer Injured by Stick in the Line of Duty

Posted: September 18th, 2013 | Categories: Injuries

A Dallas police officer accidentally discharged his gun while trying to draw it on a man who was running toward him Monday night near West Ledbetter Drive and South Westmoreland Road Tuesday evening.

The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old …

Tree Trimming Service Sued for Damages in 2011 Fires

Posted: September 12th, 2013 | Categories: Injuries

A national tree trimming service company has been named in a $35 million dollar suit filed by a Texas utility company on behalf of its ratepayers. The utility company, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, alleges that the tree-trimming service, Asplundh Tree Expert …

Teacher and Students Injured in Science Experiment

Posted: September 11th, 2013 | Categories: Injuries

A middle school teacher and two of his students were injured in a science experiment on Monday afternoon. According to an official statement from a spokesperson from the Frisco School district, an eighth grader from Roach Middle School suffered first- …

Man Drowns after Being Pinned by Riding Mower

Posted: August 28th, 2013 | Categories: Injuries

According to police reports, it appeared that a golf course grounds keeper who was mowing the grass at The Courses Watters Creek golf course drowned when his mower toppled into a pond and pinned him underwater.

Plano Fire-Rescue Capt. …

Speed Limits are Set to Increase

Posted: August 16th, 2013 | Categories: Injuries

Transportation officials are proposing speed-limit increases on several highway stretches, including Interstate 45 south of Interstate 20; Interstate 35E and U.S. 67 south of I-20 among others. In total there are 60 counties in the state of Texas that will …

If you become injured do to some else’s actions, you may be owed compensation. Our reputable attorneys may be able to help you deal with insurance companies or navigate the Texas legal system, should that become necessary. Being hit with an injury can be a stressful experience, but our lawyers are here to help make things easier for you on your way to recovery.

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