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Traumatic Brain Injury Comes in Many Guises

Traumatic brain injury can come about as the result of a tornado. If the trauma is dealt with in the correct manner, the victim may have a chance at recovery. Recovery from traumatic brain injury is often a long and exceedingly slow process, if it can be accomplished at all. Time is of the essence…

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What Is Mediation?

A mediation is a settlement conference led by a neutral third-party, the mediator. The mediator is often, but not always, a lawyer.  In Texas, most courts require you to go through a mediation before you can get a trial in your case. Generally, the mediation starts with an opening session where all the parties are present. In many cases,…

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Student Suicide Results in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

This case was torture for the family, and ultimately ended in a wrongful death lawsuit. This case involved the worst nightmare of any parent; a child committing suicide. However, this case had a further twist. The young man who took his own life was showing clear signs that he needed help, and no one at…

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Personal Injury: What Should I Bring To My First Meeting With A Lawyer?

In short, everything you think is relevant, and probably more.  I always tell clients that we would much rather have too much information than not enough.    While each type of case is different, there are some general things that you should consider bringing to your initial attorney consultation. 1.  ACCIDENT REPORT.  In many types of…

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Georgetown Car-House Collision. How Frequently Does That Occur?

Early this morning, a car in Georgetown flipped, slid off the roadway, and then crashed through a fence and hit the back of a home.  A passenger in the vehicle was tragically killed, but no one in the home was hurt. You don’t hear about car-house collisions much, but they happen.  In fact, earlier this…

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Car Wreck – Personal Injury Problem: Hospital Liens

Sunday’s Austin American Statesman had a wonderful article about hospital liens, a problem that can really muck up a car wreck or other personal injury claim. Texas law provides that if a person is injured in an accident and is admitted to a hospital within 72 hours of the accident, then the hospital has a…

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"Independent" Medical Exams In Personal Injury Cases

A favorite insurance company ploy in personal injury cases is to request that an order from the Court that the plaintiff be required to undergo an “independent” medical exam — an exam by a doctor hired by the insurance company. Despite the implications of the name, these are not indpendent.  The doctors are hired by…

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If You Have A Personal Injury Claim, You Should Hire A Lawyer Now

I always encourage accident victims to talk to personal injury lawyers as soon as possible to make sure that their rights are protected, but it’s even more important now. As you may know, the Texas legislature is in session.  What you probably don’t know is that yesterday was the Texans For Lawsuit Reform’s lobby day…

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How Might The Texas Budget Crisis Help Reduce Texas Car Wrecks?

If you haven’t been paying attention, the Texas legislature is in session and facing a huge budget shortfall — with most estimates predicting a shortfall between $15 and 27 Billion.  Because the Republican leadership is pledging not to raise taxes or tap into the state’s rainy day fund, the balanced budget will only be achieved…

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