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
  • Workplace injuries are terrifying situations. When hurt on the job, not only will you feel pain from your injury, but you may also start to worry about the consequences that will come with the injury. Will I have to take time off from work? Will I Read More
  • A car crash is one of the scariest and most stressful situations we, as drivers, can experience. But what about the other people in the car at the time of the collision? Passengers in car crashes are often overlooked, even though they are injured Read More
  • Not many people realize how catastrophic the aftermath of a spinal cord injury will be unless they experience it. Because of their traumatic nature, spinal cord injuries often greatly impact the lives of injured individuals. The reality is that Read More
  • Sustaining a workplace injury is painful for the worker, the worker’s pocketbook and the employer. One of the most difficult and stressful decisions after a workplace injury is deciding when to return to work. The injured worker may risk further Read More
  • More than one person may be injured in a serious motor vehicle collision. In that situation, you may not be sure if you should retain separate counsel to represent you as opposed to having one law firm represent all of the victims. Protecting your Read More
  • Many of the nation’s nursing homes are routinely ignoring the basics of hygiene and infection prevention including washing hands and preventing nurses and nursing aides that are ill from coming to work. Despite putting their residents’ health in Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer A bill has been working its way through Congress that, if passed, would abolish the use of fluorinated chemicals used at airbases around the country. According to the new bill, entitled the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 Read More
  • Unfortunately, drunk driving is far too common in the US. There at least 1.4 million arrests made annually. And those are only the ones that get caught. Even worse, drunk driving is responsible for 30 percent of traffic related fatalities that occur Read More
  • Women have been using baby powder as a feminine hygiene product for decades. More specifically: Hispanic women.  But it wasn’t until more recently that scientists discovered a possible link between baby powder usage and ovarian cancer. The cancer- Read More
  • In 2018, it is difficult to imagine life without electricity. In today’s modern society, electricity powers everything in our lives. Every day we rely on currents in the workplace, during travel and, of course, in the home. While most interactions Read More
  • You are caught in stop-and-go traffic on the freeway, when you suddenly get hit by the car behind you. At first you think the accident is over, but you then feel a secondary impact as another car hits the vehicle that rear-ended you. This chain Read More
  • It’s a parent’s worst nightmare - your child ends up in the hospital with severe injuries following a motor vehicle accident. Even though you took the proper safety precautions and restrained your child in an approved car seat, your child was still Read More
  • By Sandra Dalton, Staff Writer Road damage and other hazardous conditions are common annoyances, but many of these annoyances can also cause serious crashes. Car accident cases involving hazardous road conditions can be very complex. Determining who Read More
  • A single spark can cause catastrophic damage. Depending on the location of where the spark occurred, there is the potential of experiencing a tragic explosion. When explosions occur in a confined space, the mortality rate is 49 percent compared to Read More
  • For parents of young children, preventing child injuries is almost always top of mind. But the reality is, a parent isn’t present 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Children are often left in the care of others, such as at daycares, schools, day camps Read More