Archive for June 2012
Former football player with Traumatic Brain Injury Related Dementia Takes his Own Life
Traumatic brain injury is often misunderstood because it is not seen. Only the symptoms indicate there is a problem. The difficulty with traumatic brain injury is that many in the sports world still laugh about having their ‘bell rung.’ Many also pick up and get on with their game, not wanting to look less than…Read More
Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?
One of my favorite things is disbursements — giving clients their checks from settlements or judgments. Today, I’m making disbursements in a settlement of a car wreck case, and the case is an example of how personal injury lawyers can help. Before his hiring of me, the insurance company had made an offer of $924.12…Read More
Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accidents
The past two weekends, I’ve had to make working trips to the Texas coast (and I didn’t even see the beach on either trip). The one thing that struck me on the drives was the increase in traffic, especially trucking traffic. That’s why it didn’t surprise me to see the headline in Sunday’s Corpus Christi…Read More
Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalities
Austin’s annual Republic of Texas (ROT) Rally has come and gone, and again we’ve had too many motorcycle fatalities. This year, three motorcyclists were killed during the weekend. In the first incident, a rider crashed into a guardrail on the Highway 290 flyover and fell off the flyover. In the second incident, the rider was…Read More
Personal Injury Claim: What If The Victim Dies Before Bringing A Lawsuit?
If a person is injured and later dies as a result of a car wreck or other type of accident, then the nature of the claim is changed. In such a situation, there are two types of claims. The person’s family members may bring a wrongful death lawsuit to seek a recovery for the damages…Read More
A Video Game To Help Head Injuries And Brain Injuries?
I’m a huge fan of TED, the Technology, Entertainment, & Design conference. It’s an annual event that asks some of the world’s most brilliant people to give short speeches on a wide-range of topics. People pay thousands (or tens of thousands) of dollars to attend live, but most of the talks are presented on the…Read More
Phases of a Personal Injury Trial: The Jury Questions
In Texas, juries don’t just decide who they want to win and then award money. Instead, they’re given a series of questions that they answer. The judge then takes those answers, applies the law, and creates the ultimate award. To explain how this works, I’m going to show you the jury instructions in a simple…Read More
Phases of a Personal Injury Trial
As we’ve mentioned previously, one of our goals is to make sure our potential clients and clients know as much as possible about the process so that they can make informed decisions along the way. We previously discussed the phases of a personal injury claim. This piece describes the phases of the actual personal injury…Read More
Phases of a Personal Injury Lawsuit
We’re big believers in the idea that clients and potential clients need to know as much as possible about their claims and the claim process so that the clients can make informed decisions when deciding how to proceed witgh their claims. One of our repeated conversations is a description of the phases of a personal…Read More
Auto Accident & Workplace Injuries: Herniated Discs
We have seen a rash of clients who have experienced herniated discs as a result of an auto accident. As a result, I thought I’d take this opportunity to let you know a little more about the injuries. WHAT IS A HERNIATED DISC? As you may remember from high school science, our spinal cord goes…Read More