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Trucking Accidents

Over the years, we’ve been fortunate to help a number of clients who have suffered brain injuries in various types of accidents.  After speaking to some recent clients, one of their biggest frustrations is that it’s difficult to find easy to understand information about brain injuries, brain injury treatment, and brain injury prognosis.  As a…

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When an emergency call goes out for help involving a child, the crews know it will be a tough call. This story had one of the worst endings possible, the death of a toddler. A three-year-old boy was run over by a truck backing up through a parking lot. For some reason, like most small…

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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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Yesterday’s Austin American Statesman had a story about the government’s efforts to condemn (purchase) land on the US-Mexico border for construction of the border wall.  It follows the story of Teofilo Flores, who accepted the government’s $1,650 offer for a slice of his backyard.  That didn’t seem like a bad deal until Mr. Flores learned…

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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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One of the most frustrating issues for our personal injury clients is dealing with hospitals and hospital charges that don’t seem to make any sense. Yesterday, Austin American Statesman writer Mary Ann Roser had a great story that looks at the mysterious world of emergency room and hospital charges.  She took the time to research…

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The past two weekends, I’ve had to make working trips to the Texas coast (and I didn’t even see the beach on either trip).  The one thing that struck me on the drives was the increase in traffic, especially trucking traffic. That’s why it didn’t surprise me to see the headline in Sunday’s Corpus Christi…

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We have seen a rash of clients who have experienced herniated discs as a result of an auto accident.  As a result, I thought I’d take this opportunity to let you know a little more about the injuries. WHAT IS A HERNIATED DISC? As you may remember from high school science, our spinal cord goes…

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A constant issue I hear from personal injury clients is that doctors often do a poor job communicating with patients about the patients’ injuries and their course of care. But with the internet, there are a number of ways for clients to learn about their injuries and treatment themselves.  It is the internet, so some…

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Despite the desire to reduce the number of 18-wheeler accidents on the highways, it does not seem to be happening. Unfortunately, even with the latest push to improve big rig safety, there are still far too many devastating accidents taking lives, and often taking them in a grisly fashion. The difficulty is that many passenger…

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