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Is Harm to a Prosthetic Limb Property Damage or a Personal Injury?

The first prosthetic limb that was used by a human was a toe. This toe was found attached to a woman’s body in Egypt, and it dates back to the years of 950-750, B.C..

Since then, technology has developed significantly. Johns Hopkins University has worked to develop a prosthetic limb that allows individuals to control prosthetic limbs with their minds. People are able to operate the limbs because the prosthetic limbs connect to nerve endings.

The cost to develop each of these limbs is about $500,000. While the researchers’ ultimate goal is to reduce the cost of production, prosthetic limbs are currently a very costly items.

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How to Protect your Personal Injury Settlement from your Divorce

What is the difference between Community Property and Separate Property?

It is important to know the difference between community property and separate property because a spouse’s recovery in a personal injury case will be treated just like any other in the event of a divorce.

Texas is a community property state. Eight other states including Arizona and Nevada are also community property states. In these states, marital property is either community property or separate property.

Generally speaking, separate property includes property owned by one spouse prior to the marriage, a property that one spouse acquires through gift, descent or devise during the marriage, and personal injury awards (except for awards for lost earning capacity).Read More

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Commercial Truck Drivers’ Rest Requirements Rules

Rules that regulate truck drivers began to be enacted as early as 1939. These rules are designed to increase safety and decrease trucker fatigue.

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What is Drowsy Driving?

Drowsy driving is another term for sleep deprived driving. Generally, drowsy driving refers to being impaired while driving due to sleep deprivation or fatigue.
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Are Texas Juries being kept in the Dark about Insurance?

In personal injury lawsuits, the fact finder is supposed to determine whether the defendant is liable to the plaintiff. There are two types of trials: bench trials, and jury trial.

During a jury trial, the Judge informs the jury about the law, and the jury is supposed to take all of the information that they learn at trial and apply the law to the facts.

Lawyers and clients want to use every available avenue they can to persuade the jury to rule in their favor. As such, lawyers like to present juries with all the relevant information during the trial. It would make sense for all of the relevant facts to be disclosed to the jury. However, sometimes lawyers are prevented from disclosing certain facts to the jury. Thus, some people argue that Texas juries are left in the dark during the trial.Read More

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Home for the Holidays: 8 Tips for a Safer Holiday Commute

Why are more people traveling this year?

Marshall Doney, the president of AAA, cites rising incomes and low gas prices as the reason why more Americans plan to travel to celebrate Christmas and New Years in 2016. Most of these holiday travelers will commute to their destination by motor vehicle. In fact, AAA estimates that 93.6 million people will take a road trip this holiday season. This is an increase of 1.5% from last year.Read More

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What to Expect from a Deposition in a Personal Injury Case

If you are a involved in a personal injury case as the plaintiff, the defendant, or as a witness, you might be going into the Deposition not knowing what will be involved. If you want to be as prepared as possible, here is a quick guide on the basics that should know going into it.Read More

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Nursing Home Liability Actions in Texas

One of the reasons we place our loved ones in nursing homes or assisted living facilities is because we believe that the caregivers at these facilities can better provide for the needs of our aging loved ones. Often the decision to place an aging loved one in a nursing home comes with fears about whether our loved ones are receiving the necessary care they need to live happy, healthy lives.Read More

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Can I Sue for Injuries at a Water Park or Amusement Park?

Water Park Personal Injury Cases

There are many family-centered attractions in Dallas and Fort Worth. Often families visit local water parks in order to escape the Texas heat. Unfortunately, these days of family fun can turn tragic in a split second. For example, ten-year-old Caleb Schwab was killed as a result of a neck injury on a water slide at a water park in Kansas City. The sad reality is that these water park injuries could often be prevented. Read More

What is a Stowers Demand?

A Stowers demand is a tool that personal injury attorneys use to settle insurance claims. The term “Stowers demand†is named after the Texas Supreme Court case G.A. Stowers Furniture Co. v. American Indemnity Co. (15 S.W. 2d 544). A “Stowers Demand†is a tool unique to Texas law, but other states have similar doctrines.Read More