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Unsafe Pharmaceutical Drugs

Pharmaceutical companies are supposed to be in the business of developing drug that will improve health and save lives. But too often, greed for profits causes them to cut corners, misrepresent the benefits of a drug, and push off-label use on doctors for the sole purpose of increasing the company’s sales. Drugs can cause serious …

Accidents at Sea

Working at sea is demanding, and it comes with risks. Should an accident occur far from shore, medical care is not readily available. The same is true if you are a passenger on a ship and a serious accident occurs, either on board a stable, seaworthy ship, or if a ship runs aground, catches on …

Product Liability

As a consumer, you rely on the many products you purchase and use every day, and as long as you are using them in the manner intended, it is unlikely to enter your mind that you might be injured. But it does happen, and due to human error or lack of care in the process …

Nursing Home Accidents

You’ve had to make the difficult decision to place your aging parent in a nursing home because he or she could no longer live alone safely. The purpose of making the placement was your concern for the elderly person’s wellbeing, and you expected the nursing home to be able to provide a safe environment, but …

Slip and Fall

The cartoon character slips on a banana peel, flies through the air, and lands with a thud. We’re supposed to laugh, but there’s really nothing funny about a slip and fall accident. They can be deadly and cause catastrophic injuries that destroy lives. If you or someone you love has had a serious fall, you’re …

Dog Bites

Dogs may be man’s best friend much of the time, but they have dangerous teeth, are territorial, and are prone to using their teeth in the protection of what they perceive to be their realm. This propensity can be overcome in most dogs by training and socialization, earmarks of responsible pet ownership. But not all …

FELA Accidents

Are you a railroad worker who has been injured on the job or developed an illness related to your work? It can be difficult to have your career interrupted by illness or injury. Worse yet is the worry about how you will live and how the bills will be paid. You may be able to …

Railroad Accidents

Passenger and freight trains transport people and cargo to and from destinations around the country as well as within metropolitan areas in which light rail is a mainstay of the public transportation system, for example Houston’s METRORail. Accidents involving trains occur regularly. The Federal Highway Administration has reported that a train accident occurs once every …

Construction Accidents

More than 5 million workers are injured annually on construction sites, many seriously. Fatal injuries in private construction in the United States increased by five percent from 2011 to 2012, with 775 in 2012, up from 738 in 2011. Construction is among the most dangerous occupations everywhere, but it is especially hazardous to your health …

Spinal Cord Injury

Approximately 11,000 people are afflicted with new spinal cord injuries every year, adding to the roughly 200,000 who are already dealing with the life-changing effects of a damaged spine. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of spinal cord trauma in people under the age of 65, while falls cause the most cord injuries in …

Traumatic Brain Injuries

What is a person without a fully functioning brain? If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic injury to your brain, you may wonder if you’ll ever be yourself again. The changes in personality, intellect, temperament, and mental acuity may be seriously limiting your ability to function as you once did. The mental …

Burn Injuries

Physically, burns are among the most painful of all injuries. But the psychological pain may be even worse than the physical. Serious burns leave scars and contractures that are so disfiguring the victim may become isolated and withdrawn, and unable to work because of the stares and discomfort when other people see the horrific damage. …

Texting Accidents

Everyone knows that drunk driving kills, and getting caught drinking and driving will land you with a criminal record in Texas. But how many people are aware that texting while driving is six times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated? (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) The Facts about Texting and Driving Like drunk driving, texting …

Car Accidents

Texas has a poor record when it comes to car accident fatalities and injuries. In 2012, one person was injured every two hour and thirty-five minutes; a person was injured every two minutes and 17 seconds. This amounts to a shocking 3,399 deaths and 87,087 serious injuries on Texas roads, as reported by the Texas …

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

A sound body is essential for a full life. When you’ve suffered an injury to your body, the limitations on your activities can be devastating. Your ability to work to your former capacity and to enjoy the activities you love may be severely restricted, damaging you and your family financially and affecting your ability to …

Pedestrian Accidents

Walking is good for your health, and anyone living within a reasonable walking distance from their job or other destination might do well to go on foot. Many Texans are doing just that, and looking and feeling better for the effort. But there is a downside to this move toward healthy self-propulsion: drivers who are …

Motorcycle Accidents

The numbers are grim: in 2011, 4,612 motorcyclists were killed in accidents in the United States.; in Texas, 467 bikers died, and 5,970 sustained serious injuries. Nationwide, motorcyclists constitute eight percent of all road fatalities. Motorcycles make up two percent of the vehicles on road, but 8 percent of the fatalities. Unprotected motorcyclists are vulnerable …

Truck Accidents

Trucks are essential to a robust economy, but they pose a great hazard to other drivers on the road. Commercial trucks are required by federal and state law to carry large liability insurance policies to protect those they injure. With an experienced lawyer representing you, you will often be able to obtain compensation when you’ve …

DUI Accidents

Texas Leads the Nation in Drunk Driving Accidents If you’ve suffered a serious injury caused by a drunk driver in Texas, or if someone you love died in a drunk driving wreck, you are among a growing number of victims of this reckless and unconscionable behavior that is a blot on the state’s reputation. Over …

Bus Accidents

Some urban dwellers wishing to avoid the stress of driving in city traffic or the expense of keeping a car are turning to public transportation to get around. In Houston, many choose public buses as their preferred means of transportation. Buses also connect Houston with other cities in Texas and across the country on interstate …

Bicycle Accidents

Anyone who has taken to the streets in Texas on a bicycle, whether for commuting or recreation, knows that Texas drivers don’t seem to believe that cyclists have any right to be sharing the road.  Many can’t be bothered to leave clearance of three feet or further when passing a bike, as Texas law requires, …

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