5 Ways to Prevent Elderly Falls and Injuries.

Children are seen tumbling around and falling down all of the time. It can be quite adorable. However, as people age, the consequences of falling become more and more severe. Falls are unfortunately common in seniors, and they can cause some serious injuries that could even be fatal. Learn about the dangers of of falls and how to prevent them. Injuries and Consequences from Falling Lacerations Hip fractures Impaired movement Traumatic brain injury Spinal damage Other fractures Developed fear of falling, which limits a person’s range of physical activity Death… Read More

Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms in Children

Children can be very self aware, but they are sometimes unable to properly express what they are experiencing. As a result, brain injury symptoms in children need to be observed by an adult, since they may not communicate their pain or confusion to you. General Symptoms First, let’s go over a list of general symptoms for severe traumatic brain injury—in anyone. These symptoms can sometimes be obviously disruptive and painful, but other times they might be just subtle enough to be waved away as a passing ailment. They are not mutually exclusive or inclusive of each other; they… Read More

Sports with Highest risk of Brain Injury

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Playing sports is a good way to stay active, relieve stress and have some fun. However, there is always a chance you or someone else can get injured if you participate in any physical or sports related activity. This is why there are particular rules and safety measures to keep those involved safe. Even if you do everything you are supposed to, accidents happen and people can become severely injured. One serious injury that happens in sports and various activities is brain injury. Brain injury occurs in over 1.7 million Americans every year. Brain injury can be caused by variety… Read More

Personal Injury Prevention: 4 Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating

Halloween is tomorrow and you’re kids are most likely beside themselves at the prospect of costumes, jack o’lanterns and bags of free candy. It’s a great, festive holiday, but there are some safety issues to keep in mind to prevent your little ghouls from getting hurt. Listed below are some helpful tips on how to stay safe during tomorrow night’s festivities! 1. Costume Selection and Darkness Certain costumes pose higher visibility risks than others. Due to the dark, evil traditions of Halloween, a lot of black is usually incorporated into costumes. The darkness of night mixed with dark colored… Read More

Holding Distracted Drivers Liable for Car Accidents in Austin

Distracted driving has become an epidemic on roadways throughout Texas and the United States. In recent years, the rates of car accidents and traffic accidents caused by distracted driving have skyrocketed. This is due in large part to new technology, cell phones, and text messaging. In 2011 alone, 3,331 people died in accidents caused by a distracted driver and more than 387,000 were injured, according to statistics published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Whether or not distracted driving is illegal is not the most essential point of a personal injury claim. What is important, however, is demonstrating the fact… Read More

Proving Negligence in Austin Car Accident Claims

Victims injured in car accidents have the right to file a personal injury claim to hold other drivers or entities financially liable for the damages they caused. Although the legal pathway to justice and compensation are available, securing these results are not without their conditions. Most importantly, victims who bring claims will have what is called the “burden of proof.” This means that it is their obligation to prove by a “preponderance of the evidence” that the defendant is at fault and should therefore be held liable. The standard of preponderance of the evidence essentially means that victims must prove that another… Read More

Accident Caused by Defective Auto Parts

Victims who are injured in a car accident, truck accident, or any other type of motor vehicle accident have the right to pursue legal recourse against the party responsible for causing their damages. In most traffic accident cases, the responsible party is often another driver – as driver error and negligence causes a majority of accidents. There are times, however, when accidents may be caused by other factors, particularly by defective auto parts. Anyone who has paid attention to the news will surely realize that auto part manufacturers are frequently issuing recalls for unsafe products. When auto products are defectively designed,… Read More

Austin Truck Accidents & Distracted Driving

In recent years, distracted driving has become a serious threat to public safety. Each year, driver distraction is responsible for thousands of injuries and deaths – all of which were entirely preventable. As states throughout the nation have recognized the horrific dangers distracted driving creates, numerous organizations and jurisdictions have adopted regulations and laws to reduce distracted driving accidents. Currently, Texas remains one of the few U.S. states without a statewide ban on texting and cell phone use for all drivers. Although Texas may be sluggish in recognizing the importance of these safety laws, the state has enacted several laws that target… Read More

Bicycle Accident Statistics & Victims’ Rights

By Texas law, bicycle riders have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of passenger vehicles. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, this means that bicyclists have the duty to ensure that they take reasonable measures to reduce the risk of causing preventable harm and to adhere to all traffic laws, including: Stopping at red lights and stop signs Staying within a lane and being aware of lane markers Riding near curbs and traveling in the same direction as vehicles Using lights at night and using proper signals for turns Unfortunate as it may be, even bicyclists who obey… Read More

What to Do After a Car Accident in Austin

Car accidents – or any type of auto accident – can be frightening, chaotic experiences. When emotions run hot and especially when injuries occur, victims may forget important steps they can take to not only protect their own well-being, but also the future strength of their personal injury claim. As the actions individuals take in the immediate aftermath of a car accident are of such crucial importance, the Texas Department of Transportation has focused on educating drivers about things to remember after a car accident in Texas. While situations will always vary, there are a few general measures motorists can take… Read More