Most Common Causes of Forklift Accidents

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There are approximately 1 million forklifts in operation in the country. There are also 1.5 million truck operators. The United States is one of the largest lift distributors on the planet. With warehouse industry jobs growing ever year, forklifts aren’t going anywhere in the near future. Unfortunately, with the sheer amount of heavy equipment in operation in the country, accident happen. Here are the most common causes of forklift accidents. 1. Poor Training The leading cause of these accidents is poor operator training. Someone driving the forklift may not know how to respond to a hazard. Inventory changes,… Read More

Celebrating Father’s Day in Austin

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You may not tell your dad everyday how much you appreciate all that he has done for you, but you can certainly thank him on Father’s Day. Celebrate dad not with a tie, a mug or a T-shirt, but with an afternoon out in the city. There are plenty of things to see and do in Austin that are sure to give you and your father a great bonding experience. Here are a few of the best. 1. Hiking Why not spend an afternoon soaking in nature with your dad? There are dozens of fantastic opportunities that will get you… Read More

How to Prove Soft Tissue Injuries in Personal Injury Claims

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In many personal injury cases, injuries are obvious and easy to prove. In other instances, injuries are to soft tissue and can certainly be felt, but can rarely be seen. These injuries can be hard to prove when compared to something like a broken arm. People do recover compensation for soft tissue injuries everyday, so it is not impossible, but can require a bit more work. Here is what you need to know about proving soft tissue injuries. Soft Tissue Injuries Let’s start by discussing exactly what a soft tissue injury is. These are damages to soft areas… Read More

What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney

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Choosing a personal injury attorney is essential if you hope to be awarded the compensation you deserve. How do you choose the attorney that is right for you and your family? Continue reading and discover five tips that will help you find the personal injury lawyer that is best for you. 1. Experience Everyone needs to start somewhere, but does it have to be with you? You don’t want to be the first client an attorney accepts for a personal injury case. You want an attorney who has experience with personal injury law in your local… Read More

Girl Killed in Hammock Accident

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A girl in Des Moines, Iowa was involved in an accident her family never saw coming. Hundreds of thousands of people have the same item in their own backyards, and few have considered that the object could be deadly. The 13-year-old girl died in a hammock. According to reports, Peri Segun, a teenager was set to graduate from the eighth-grade last week. Instead, her parents are planning her funeral. Police say that Peri jumped into a hammock in her backyard. The hammock was secured at one end to a tree and at the other to a pillar of… Read More

How to Help Texas Flood Victims

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One of the great things about Texas is how we all step up to help our neighbors. Residents in Houston are in need due to flooding that has left many without the comfort and safety of their homes. If you have been wondering how you and your family can help those in need, we have put together this list for reference. Food Banks One of the things that people always need in disaster situations is food. Several food banks are asking for volunteers and donations. The Houston Food Bank is located at 535 Portwall Street. You can register as a… Read More

Best Things to Do In Austin

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Whether you have lived in Austin all your life or are visiting our beautiful city and wondering what to do or see, we have some great ideas for you. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Austin this year. 1. State Capitol Visit the breathtaking state capitol building. It is the oldest surviving building housing a state office and is truly a sight to behold for anyone who loves history and architecture. Tours are free during business hours Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays and Sundays at specific times. 2. Baylor Street Art Wall There… Read More

A Look at the “Competitive Sports Doctrine”

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Sports injuries happen during thousands of games played at both the amateur and professional levels. Determining fault and whether or not compensation is due can be difficult on your own. This is especially true in Texas, where the competitive sports doctrine is in place. How the Doctrine Works When you willingly participate in a sporting event, you are said to have assumed the risks that come along with that play. In plain English, adults are free to do whatever they like, within the confines of the law, and when the thing they choose to do is dangerous, they… Read More

Understanding Personal Injury Laws in Texas

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When you file a personal injury lawsuit in the state of Texas, there are a number of laws that will come into play at some point. We want to provide you a brief overview so you can understand what you should reasonably expect. Statutory Limitations You cannot wait forever to file a personal injury claim in Texas. In fact, depending on the type of lawsuit you wish to file, you may not have much time at all. When it comes to personal injury cases, you have two years from the date of injury to file your claim in… Read More

Texas’ Statutes of Limitations

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There are laws in place that limit the amount of time a person can pursue a lawsuit after being injured. These are called statutes of limitations. It protects people from having suit filed against them several years or decades after an incident occurs. If you have been injured in a car or any other type of accident, it’s important that you understand what these limitations are. Specific Civil Suits There are a number of statutory limitations in Texas. Not all acts of negligence or injury are treated the same. In most cases, your best choice is to… Read More