Understanding Economic, Non-Economic and Punitive Damages

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When you are injured in an any type of accident, there is the possibility of recovering damages or, in other words, compensation for monies lost. If you were to believe the things you see on television, you would think that you stand the chance of winning millions in court because you were hurt in a car accident. While this may be a very rare truth, it is certainly not typical. In the real world, people are awarded two types of damages: economic and non-economic. In rare cases, people are also awarded punitive damages. Here is the difference between the three. Read More

Texas Officer Who ‘Body-Slammed’ Girl on Video is Fired

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When you send your child to school, you expect them to be safe. When you send your child to school, you never expect that they are going to be physically assaulted by the police, especially when that child is only 12-years old. That is what happened in the San Antonio Independent School District, and the officer was recently fired. According to footage made available to the media, officer Joshua Kehm restrained young Janissa Valdez before throwing her to the ground. The incident occurred on March 29 of this year, but the video was not posted until the past… Read More

Most Common Sports Injuries

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You sit behind a computer for eight hours a day, but on the weekends, you are a warrior. You run the track with your friends, shoot hoops at the neighborhood park or play second base for the local softball league. No matter what sport you participate in, you are putting yourself at risk for injury. Sports injuries aren’t always the major events you see on television. While you can certainly break a bone, you are more likely to pull a muscle or tendon. Here are seven injuries that you are most likely to incur: Ankle sprain Pulled groin… Read More

Escalator Dangers: What Goes Up, Must Come Down

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Escalators are seen in shopping malls and airports around the country. People hitch a ride because it is easier than putting forth the effort of climbing stairs. But is it worth the risk? First patented in 1892, the escalator’s design has changed very little since it was first made available to the public. Escalators are moving staircases that are ripe with the opportunity for injury. In recent years,  a child has lost a toe, riders have been bucked off, and a man was strangled. These injuries and fatalities made the news because of their severity, but smaller injuries… Read More

March Madness Can Lead to Injury

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March Madness is here, are you ready? If you are like thousands of people across the country, you are putting your money down on brackets, passes to games and even airline tickets. March Madness is a favorite time of year for anyone who follows college basketball. While watching a game can be a good time, it can also be dangerous, especially when you choose to see a game in person. People are injured in stadiums frequently, and many of those accident are preventable. But what if they aren’t? In order to prove an effective premise liability case, you… Read More

Larry Jackson’s Family Receives $600,000

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Austin police detectives shot and killed Larry Jackson. As part of a settlement, the parents of Jackson will receive $600,000 from the city. According to police reports, Charles Kleinert was investigating an unrelated bank robbery at the Benchmark Bank on West 35th Street. Jackson attempted to enter the bank, but the doors were locked. Kleinert stepped outside to speak with Jackson, but Jackson ran away. Kleinert gave chase and ended up in a struggle with Jackson. Kleinert’s gun went off after the struggle, striking Jackson in the back of the head. Said Adam Loewy, attorney for Jackson’s parents,… Read More

Which Breed of Dog Is Most Likely to Bite?

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The truth of the matter is this: Any dog with or without teeth has the ability to bite. When threatened, it is reasonable that a dog will lash out. When choosing a breed for your family or deciding which dogs you will freely offer your hand to and which you won’t, knowing the breeds that are most likely to bite is important. Here is a quick rundown. 1. Chihuahua They may look small and innocent, but a Chihuahua can pack a big punch when frightened. Their tiny, sharp teeth can easily puncture the skin. This breed is not… Read More

Valentine’s Day Ideas in Austin

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Are you looking for something to do this Valentine’s Day? If you are searching for a way to make your loved one feel special, you don’t have to look very far. Austin is full of activities for singles and couples alike this holiday. Here are just a few ways to spend your day, night or weekend. 1. Wineries Wineries are always a popular choice for single and couples. You can enjoy an evening out or a romantic weekend getaway for two. There are more than 30 wineries in the city, each with its own flair. No… Read More

Handling a Holiday Dog Bite

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Good dogs bite. It’s a simple statement and a true one. You don’t have to be jogging down the road to be bitten by a dog. You can be visiting a friend and petting a familiar dog and still receive a puncture wound. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, pets can get nervous and out of sorts. If you will be partying the year away to welcome the new, be wary of any pets that you may run into. Why Good Dogs Bite Any dog will bite under different circumstances. A dog may be feeing under… Read More

8 Most Common Holiday Injuries

You have heard that old phrase: “It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.” It is true all year, and it is even more accurate during the holidays. Now is the time of year that is supposed to be filled with joy and laughter, and an injury can put a serious damper on any good times you hope to have. Thousands of people end up in the hospital every year as a result of holiday-induced injuries. If we all just keep in mind that we need to be a little bit more cautious and have a touch… Read More