Premises Liability

Emergency Room Not Diagnosing A Concussion, Revisited

A few months ago, I wrote a short article describing why emergency rooms do such a bad job at diagnosing concussions/brain injuries: The emergency room didn’t say anything about a concussion. Does that mean I don’t have a brain injury? Recently, I came across a study that really quantifies the problem I discussed. The study, primarily…

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Brain Injuries: Risk Of Suicide May Increase Three Fold After A Concussion

I’m part of a nation-wide group of lawyers who regularly exchange articles and other information with one another about brain injury cases. This week, we were having an online discussion about suicide, and we shared a study from earlier this year finding that persons who have suffered even a single concussion may be at a…

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New Study Explains Why Rest Is Key Following A Brain Injury

When my son suffered a concussion two years ago, his doctor told him the key was rest.  For this then 11 year old, that meant laying down, with no reading, no television, and no video games.  Just rest. Rest has long been thought to help following a brain injury, but recently, a new study came…

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Do Self-Driving Cars Need Driver's Ed?

I’ve been following the stories of self-driving cars.  As a personal injury lawyer who sees the devastation of car wrecks, I’m interested in technology that can help my clients be more safe.  On the other hand, knowing all the calculations that go into safe driving — watching for other cars, pedestrians, bicyclists, animals, and other…

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What Should I Do After An Injury?

The most important thing you can do after your injury is to get the medical care that you need.  This is important on two grounds.  First, it’s obviously important for your health.  Going to the doctor as soon as possible gives the doctor an opportunity to either provide treatment or to send you to a…

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Head Injuries and Concussions — From Players' Perspective

If you know me, you know I’m a huge University of Texas sports fan.  Because of that, I’m a huge fan of the Longhorn Network.  Usually, the stories just relate to my sports passion, but in light of David Ash’s retirement from football due to his repeated concussions, the LHN ran a great piece that…

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Leading Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

                We represent a number of clients who have brain injuries, and I received this infographic the other day describing the causes of traumatic brain injuries.  I thought it was brilliant, and I wanted to share it here.  

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I fell in a parking lot because of broken pavement/sidewalk. Can I sue?

This question was posed to me recently, and the short answer is “yes.” This is called a premises liability case.  In Texas, a customer can prevail in a premises liability case against a business if the customer can prove several things: (1) that the condition (here the broken pavement or sidewalk) posed an unreasonable risk…

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Brett Favre's Admissions Shed Light On Traumatic Brain Injuries

In an interview this week, retired NFL quarterback (and all around tough guy) Brett Favre discussed memory loss issues he’s been having since retirement.  Favre attributes these issues to potential brain injuries he suffered as a player. Favre isn’t alone in these types of symptoms.  We’ve had the pleasure of representing a number of clients…

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