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As a brain injury lawyer, we often warn our clients that there are few things that can be done for a concussion besides resting the brain in various ways. But that doesn’t mean you should avoid getting medical care. In fact, the opposite is true. A brain injury study released in January found that people…

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As someone who represents clients who have endured brain injuries, I try to stay on top of the literature. This week, I ran into a summary of a recent brain injury study that was terrifying. The study found that high school athletes who had suffered a concussion in the prior 12 months were 20-25% more…

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I don’t want to get into politics, but there is a real lesson for personal injury victims in a recent news story. As you probably know, the United States killed an Iranian official. To retaliate, on January 8, 2020, Iran fired missiles on US bases in Iraq. The United States’ immediate response was that no…

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Each year, we end the year by giving several donations to non-profits that we support. This year, one of the organizations we donated to was inspired by my son. This spring, Ryan, my 16 year old son, tried out for the RBI Austin 18 year old regional baseball team. Not only did Ryan make the…

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In 2006, the Texas Supreme Court handed down a trilogy of court decisions that affected every uninsured/underinsured motorist claim presented. Before the cases, when you presented an uninsured/underinsured motorist claim to your own insurance company, if the insurance company didn’t act fairly, they were subject to payment of your attorneys’ fees incurred in presenting the…

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One of the key cornerstones of trucking safety is the hour of service rules. Federal laws have limits on how many hours truck drivers can drive. Because driver fatigue is one of the biggest contributors to big rig and trucking accidents, these rules are critical to protecting the public. But the trucking industry doesn’t like…

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Austin ISD Working To Reduce Bus Crashes As I was working on a bus crash case, I received an article from the Austin American Statesman about the Austin ISD taking efforts to reduce bus wrecks. I certainly applaud this effort.  The article notes that in the first five months of 2019, there have been 99…

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Today is one of those horrible, no good, very bad days. It finally happened. After more than a decade of working with me, my wonderful assistant Jillian notified me in May that she was leaving.  This is great news for Jillian.  Her husband’s business is taking off, and Jillian is leaving to go to work…

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We represent a number of clients who have suffered brain injuries.  One of the hardest things they have to do is try to explain the brain injury to friends and family members.  That’s why I like sharing real world stories — to help people understand what people who have brain injuries are going through. Today’s…

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I’m not sure what it is about football players. As you may know, I had a dog attack trial against former UT and NFL running back Cedric Benson last year.  Now, a new football player is in the news. According to news stories, two dogs belonging to Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott got out of…

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