Archive for August 2012

Roadside Safety Check Prevents Serious 18-Wheeler Accident

Case proves an ounce of prevention can prevent a serious accident. “If the police had not been out checking tractor trailers for various infractions of the law, the rig in this story could have seriously injured or killed someone. There are times when an ounce of prevention may avert a disaster. It did in this…

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Austin Car Wrecks — Austin Doesn't Fare Well In Safe Driver Survey

Allstate recently released their 8th Annual “Best Driver’s Report.”  While Austin driver’s weren’t the worst in the country, they were way down the list.  Austin ranked 149 out of the 200 cities surveyed (and sadly, this was an improvement over last year).   According to the survey, Austin drivers were about 24% more likely to be…

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Age May Be a Factor in Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury

New evidence shows brain trauma healing rates in children may not be predictable. There is good news and bad news on the horizon for child victims of brain trauma. The bad news is recent studies suggest it is difficult to predict with any degree of accuracy how well the children will do in the long…

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Brooks on Judicial Tort Reform

We’ve been in trial so we haven’t had time to share this, but a week or so ago, Brooks was interviewed for an Austin YNN story about a recent case and judicial tort reform.  For some reason, YNN doesn’t allow the embedding of their stories, but you can watch the story  by clicking on this…

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Hit and Run Drunk Driver Kills Pedestrian

Texan arrested in fatal hit and run was driving under the influence. “In this case, two brothers were walking beside I-37 when one of them was hit by a blue Chrysler PT Cruiser that took off. The man, a 39-year-old, died at the scene,” said Brooks Schuelke, a personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke,…

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Has Tort Reform Gone Too Far?

Of course it has, but we’ve been telling you that for years. Now, it seems that others are starting to recognize it as well.  Late last week, the Houston Chronicle ran a column agreeing with what we’ve been telling you.  In it, the writer noted: In Texas, we’re learning what happens when you can’t turn…

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Car Wrecks: Good News/Bad News On Car Wreck Deaths

Late last week, Austin American Statesman writer Ben Wear had a great story on auto accident fatalities. The good news: a Texas Department of Transportation report found that traffic fatalities in Texas have decreased by almost 15 percent since 2006. The bad news: Texas is still significantly more dangerous than the United States as a whole.…

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Nanotechnology May Revolutionize Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Protocols

Exciting new technology may hold the key to better treatment for brain injuries. An exciting development in science is the increasing use of innovative technology in the medical health field. The latest new research, being conducted by the Department of Defense, deals with using nanotechnology to treat a wide range of injuries from infections to…

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