Injury Law Blog

  • Roaming Livestock Crash: How Do Open-Range Laws Affect Liablity?
    Texas is one of a handful of U.S. states that remain open range. An open-range state means that cattle are typically free to roam at large. However, property owners in the state do have a responsibility to keep cattle away from state and federal highways. Roaming livestock crashes are far more
  • E-Cigarettes and Vape Lawsuits
    We all know people who have struggled to quit smoking? It may be for health reasons, aesthetic reasons or other personal reasons, but saying goodbye to your much loved cigarettes is not easy. Most people fail multiple times before they are able to kick the habit. Recently, with the advent of vaping
  • Proposed Bill to Designate PFAS Chemicals as Hazardous Substances
    By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer PFAS is an acronym that stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. It would take a seasoned chemist to explain exactly what substances are in PFAS, but PFAS is an umbrella term used for a number of different chemicals that are extremely hazardous to human health. A
  • Insulators Are Exposed to Asbestos
    By Zac Pingle, Staff Writer Insulation, the material that is responsible for keeping our houses warm and  soundproofing walls, was madewith asbestos for many years. Though the EPA has banned the use of asbestos in insulation, asbestos-containing insulation can still be found today in thousands (if
  • When we dine out, we expect to have a pleasant experience. Rarely do we even consider illness to be because of something we ate. Instead, we put trust in restaurants to handle food safely and responsibly. The bad news is that there are many Read More
  • Children are at risk of suffering devastating, life-altering injuries in car accidents. Motor vehicle collisions are also one of the main causes of child fatalities in the United States. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Read More
  • The start of another school year is just around the corner. In the mix of your child’s excitement of the cool new backpack and your excitement of getting a little bit of quiet time, the conversation regarding the importance of safety when commuting Read More
  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) drivers ages 16 to 19 are nearly three times more likely to be in a fatal crash than those over 20. Read More
  • By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer Some stories in the news are just so disturbing, you don’t want to believe they’re true. This is one of those stories. In March 2015, a division director of the Colorado Department of Health and Human Services, Tracy Read More
  • Each year, approximately 10,000 deaths result from rollover collisions. During a rollover, the strength of the vehicle’s roof is essential to the survival of both the driver and passengers. If a roof collapses during a car crash, the occupants are Read More
  • Sudden deceleration or acceleration, rapid changes in direction, blunt force trauma and forward momentum can all cause the human body to experience extreme force during a car crash. Unfortunately, in more severe crashes, our bones may not be strong Read More
  • By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer While many families are celebrating the joy of childbirth and all that comes with the new addition to your home, other families are discovering the horrifying fact that their precious baby was injured during birth and Read More
  • By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer Millions of Floridians and tourists to the Sunshine State must contend with one of the deadliest highways in the country—Interstate 4, which has three especially dangerous sections in Florida: In the Plant City area: Read More
  • No one plans a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). However, with 12,500 new SCI cases each year, we want to give some advice on what to expect when a serious injury makes living with a spinal cord injury a reality. Suffering a spinal cord injury may mean that Read More
  • Truck accidents often result in severe injuries to those involved. They also often result in serious damage to property. Recovering from the damage or injuries can be difficult and expensive for the victim and for the victim’s family members. You Read More
  • The frailty and vulnerable of some elders in the care of nursing homes or other elderly care facilities can make them a target for neglect, abuse and negligent care, a shocking situation that no one wishes for their aging loved ones. Nursing home Read More
  • The latest research and data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal that falls, being struck by an object and auto collisions are the leading cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) in the United States. These type Read More
  • The key to getting compensation in any personal injury case is to prove negligence. This can be difficult when it comes to recovering compensation for injuries to pedestrian that occur as a result of the driver failing to use appropriate caution in Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer At the beginning of June, John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado, vetoed three bills, bringing the total for 2018 to nine vetoed measures. Perhaps most controversial is a bill that would have allowed kids with autism Read More