Archive for December 2010

Bicyclists Beware This Holiday Season

I suspect my holiday will be like holidays at a number of Central Texas homes.  One of the gifts for one of my children will be a new bicycle  (please don’t tell them).  And kids all over Austin will be getting new bikes too. Unfortunately, a horrific bicycle accident that occurred this week  is a sobering reminder about…

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A Trucking Accident In My Neighborhood

It’s not every day that a trucking accident occurs in a neighborhood street in my neighborhood.  But that’s exactly what happened this morning when an 18 wheeler rolled over on Red Bud Trail near Stratford Lane.  For those of you familiar with Austin, you know this is a small, windy road.  At this point, speculation is…

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Negligence Will Be Apportioned Between Parties Indicates Austin Personal Injury Attorney

Pure comparative negligence determines that injury compensation is divided based on fault. Not all states follow this rule. “One of the key ingredients necessary to determine fault in accidents is the presence of negligence. In the U.S., there are four ways to figure out damage awards: pure contributory negligence, pure comparative negligence, modified comparative negligence…

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Failing To Report A Workplace Injury Could Cost You Compensation

If you’re hurt at work, you must report it. If you don’t, you could lose your compensation. It goes without saying that accidents happen, particularly in the construction industry. If an accident does happen and a worker is injured and the injuries are directly linked to a mistake the employer made, the worker usually has…

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A Trucking Accident Is Not Just A Big Car Wreck Case

You or a loved one is hurt in a trucking wreck.  You go to a lawyer.  The lawyer determines that the truck driver was at fault, and because the trucker was working for a company at the time, the trucking company is liable.  End of story, right?   WRONG! A lot of lawyers treat trucking accidents…

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Avoid Winter's Silent Killer — Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

What you don’t know can hurt you. As most of us in the Austin area are starting our heaters in earnest, it’s important to be aware of the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning.  Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that can be produced by a number of appliances, including gas heaters and stoves.  Unfortunately,…

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Another Austin Hit-and-Run Wreck! Is There a Potential Recovery?

This weekend, someone was seriously injured in a hit-and-run wreck on Nuckols Crossing Road.   The story on the wreck isn’t specific, but it appears that the victim was a pedestrian. A question we often get in pedestrian/hit-and-run driver wrecks is whether there is a way to make a recovery.  And the answer is, “maybe.”  Most…

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