Archive for November 2012

Seven Ton Postal Truck Crushes Cyclist

This gruesome case demonstrates that bicycles and large trucks do not mix. “This is a horrific case. A seven-ton U.S. Postal Service truck crushed a woman on a bicycle and then left the scene of the accident,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “As the facts unfolded, it turned…

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Coaches are behind the times when it comes to traumatic brain injury

Even though traumatic brain injury is receiving more attention than every before, many coaches are lagging behind when it comes to doing something about it. For many areas of the U.S., football is the social stitching that holds the fabric of a community together. Playoffs are a time of intensity, hard-hitting action, and a stand…

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Assault in Nursing Home Results in Wrongful Death

Nursing home abuse may escalate into a wrongful death scenario. This case did. “It’s difficult to read and hear about senior citizens being mistreated so badly that they die as a result of someone’s abuse. In this case, an 85-year-old woman was viciously throttled, then thrown on the ground. She was further neglected by assisted-living…

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Traumatic brain injury is not a pillow fight

Many parents these days think their little football player will be fine with protective headgear. They will likely be wrong. Over the last few years, a significant number of sports celebrities, and other not-so-famous players, have taken their own lives due to traumatic brain injury. Over time, repeated impacts can destroy the brain and create…

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Happy Thanksgiving & Safe Driving

We hope you have a great & safe Thanksgiving.  It’s easy to just celebrate Thanksgiving as a day of Turkey, football and food.  But I hope that you do take a few minutes to take stock of your blessings. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving isn’t just a day to celebrate; it’s also one of the most deadly travel…

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Things Your Personal Injury Lawyer Need To Know

Fellow trial lawyer Bob Kraft, who is Dallas injury lawyer, had a guest post on his blog this morning about things a potential client should tell a personal injury lawyer. The author identified three things: Medical history and pre-existing conditions. Whether you have a criminal history. Whether you are having financial troubles or have filed…

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Austin Pedestrian & Bike Accidents An Increasing Problem

According to this morning’s Austin American Statesman, Austin has seen a record number of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities despite the fact that there are still six weeks to go in the year. About half of the pedestrian fatalities were caused in large part by the pedestrians not being careful.  For example, a number of the…

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Texas Is No. 1 —- For Fried Turkey Fires

  Earlier this week, State Farm released a study finding that we’re once again tops in an unwanted category — number of fires from frying turkeys.    The study notes that between 2007 and 2011, Texas had 19 reported fires started by those frying turkeys.  We just inched ahead of New York and Illinois, who each…

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