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Brain Injuries: The Invisible Rain Cloud Video

We’ve always lamented that when you have a brain injury it’s hard to explain to others how the injury is affecting you. I belong to a nationwide group of lawyers who represent victims of brain injuries.  Recently, my colleagues at De Caro and Kaplen in New York created a video that helps describe what you’re…

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Scooter Injuries and Lawsuits On The Rise

It seems like you can’t go anywhere around Austin or any big city anymore without encountering something dangerous involving an electric scooter.  And if you read a paper or other publication, then you probably see articles about scooters as well. This weekend, my family went out to Los Angeles to see my daughter, and I…

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Swoop and Settle – Insurance Companies Strike Again

I have frequently written about the awful insurance company tactic of swoop and settle.  Far too often, insurance companies contact a car wreck or trucking wreck victim before the victim is represented by an attorney to try and settle the case immediately.  This typically results in a victim giving up the claim before the victim…

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Austin and Texas Brain Injury Claims

We have had the pleasure of representing a number of clients who have sustained brain injuries.  We have represented professionals (including at least one lawyer and one nurse) whose lives were completely thrown upside by their injury and inability to perform their jobs.  And at the other end of the spectrum, we’ve represented retired persons…

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Texas Dog Bite And Animal Attack Claims

We have had the pleasure of representing a number of victims of animal attacks, with most of those claims being dog bite claims. These claims are serious injury claims. Regardless of how minor the physical injuries may appear, almost all dog bite claims are accompanied by significant mental distress.  Most people have an inate fear…

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Back To School: Watch Out For Dogs & Dog Attacks

It’s back to school time in Central Texas, and that means more kids walking and riding their bikes to schools.  Unfortunately, it also means an increased risk that these kids will be attacked by dogs as the kids head to school or the bus stop. Sadly, it has already started.  Unfortunately, a teenager in San…

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I’ve Been In A Wreck. Why Am I Getting Letters From Lawyers About A Lien?

I’ve heard from a number of clients recently who were in car wrecks and received scary letters from lawyers about various hospitals filing liens on the clients’ property.  Sometimes the lawyers’ letters tell the clients that the clients’ bills have gone to collections or that the hospital will be included on a settlement check.  Naturally,…

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Austin and Texas Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims

One focus of my practice has become representing victims in uninsured and underinsured motorist claims.  I literally speak to groups of lawyers throughout Texas trying to educate lawyers about the nuances of these claims.  They are much more complicated than many people think. Most of my speeches are in bigger cities.  I’ve spoken in Houston,…

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Dog Attack Cases: Pit Bull Attacks Woman On Subway

Startling video is making its way around the popular news stories of a pit bull attacking a woman on a New York subway.   I can’t know what happened here, but I do think it’s good that the video has helped raise awareness of the issues of dog attacks. We’ve been able to represent and help…

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