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Calculating Lost Income in Personal Injury Cases

Filing a lawsuit can be scary. Filing a personal injury lawsuit can be even scarier, especially because you’ll have to prove what you’ve lost as a result of the injury. One thing you’ll have to prove is the income you’ve lost because of the injury. How do you calculate that lost income, though? Before you


Dealing with the Damages to Your Car and Yourself After a Car Accident

After being involved in a car accident, there are two separate types of damages you could experience: personal injuries and property damages. Personal injuries are those damages where you are hurt as a result of the accident. You might have cuts, scrapes, bruises, broken bones, or more severe injuries requiring hospitalization. Property damages are those


How Do You Prove the Other Driver Caused a Texting and Driving Accident?

In Texas, as of September 1, 2017, texting while driving has been illegal. The new law is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s Talk (DOT), Text, Crash Campaign. In addition to the new law, the Texas Department of Public Safety requires all people seeking a Texas driver license to complete a distracted driving course


18-Wheeler Accidents: The Top 10 Most Dangerous Factors

Every year there are thousands of 18-wheeler accidents that result in serious and fatal injuries. In 2016, the number of fatal truck accidents amounted to 3,986 deaths. The causes of serious and fatal accidents can be linked to hundreds of factors, which are not always the fault of the truck driver. Among those factors linked


Recent Adverse Side Effects and Deaths Related to Diabetes Drugs Prompt Product Liability Concerns

A certain class of drugs used to treat Type II diabetes, which falls into the class of SGLT2 inhibitors, has raised questions about whether the risks of side effects are truly worth the benefits this drug is supposed to provide. The FDA has been continuously reviewing these drugs in various tests since they first came


Why Commercial Truck Collisions Are Not Just Big Car Accidents

It is easy to mistakenly assume commercial truck collisions are just a type of big car accident. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2017 there were 35,635 accidents that involved at least one commercial truck. From these accidents, 8,244 people were injured with 1,529 serious injuries, 1,221 serious crashes, 601 fatalities, and 512


Is a Barge Worker Considered a Seaman for Jones Act Claims Purposes?

The question as to whether a barge worker is considered a seaman under the Jones Act largely depends on the circumstances of the accident and resulting injuries. For purposes of Jones Act claims, a seaman has to be considered in the service of a vessel at the time of the accident and injury. In addition,


The Real Risks of Driving While Fatigued

Operating a motor vehicle of any type is dangerous when you are tired, fatigued, or drowsy. Even if you tell yourself you can fight off the sleepiness, it is highly probable you will still nod off for a short period of time when you “microsleep” for a few seconds. All it takes to get into


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