Archive for March 2012

Austin Auto-Pedestrian Collisions, Part II

Last week, I wrote about the Austin American Statesman’s feature on the increasing problem of auto-pedestrian accidents.  I noted that this was a reflection of the increasing number of auto-pedestrian accidents we’re seeing in our practice.  Today, I saw that Drew Finke, a University of Texas architecture student, had his own interpretation of the issue in…

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BBQ Food Poisoning? A Southside Market Recall

I’m a barbecue guy.  I was born in Lockhart (BBQ capital of the world), my first job was in a BBQ restaurant, and I enjoy hanging out around my own smokers when possible.  That’s why I was so distressed to see that Elgin’s Southside Market has recalled more than 2,000 pounds of sausage  that may…

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements On Auto Accident Litigation

My schedule for April is heavy on speaking engagements. On April 10, another lawyer and I are leading a four hour seminar on the basics of car wreck cases.  This will be a basic seminar directed to young lawyers and paralegals that cover the basics of most cases.  On April 13, I’ll be speaking in…

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Austin Auto-Pedestrian Wrecks An Increasing Problem

Sunday’s Austin American Statesman had a great article about the increasing number of auto-pedestrian fatalities in Austin.  While the bigger trend is for fewer traffic fatalities, the number of auto-pedestrian accidents and fatalities is increasing.  Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo has two theories about the increase.  One, increased alcohol usage by motorists and pedestrians could explain…

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Brain Trauma Can Occur Even When Not Diagnosed with a Concussion

Head trauma without signs of a concussion is deceptive and may be just as deadly as trauma that clearly indicates the presence of a concussion. While it is a good thing that the National Football League (NFL) appears to be taking the issue of concussions seriously, one has to wonder, since they did know about…

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Backup Cameras Can Help Reduce The Risk Of Backover Accidents

I was recently reading the book Out Of My Mind to my son.  It’s the story of a young girl who is brilliant, but who can’t communicate with others because she was born with cerebral palsy.  One of the most difficult “scenes” in the book is when  (SPOILER ALERT HERE), the young girl sees her…

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Soccer May Also Result in Traumatic Brain Injury

The more you look, the more the world of sports is becoming a dangerous place to play. Head trauma is a serious issue. Just when you thought you had heard all there was about traumatic brain injury in football and hockey, you then find out this type of injury is prevalent in soccer. Players perform…

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