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Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury: Which is Right for You?

Workmans comp or Personal injury

When you suffer an on-the-job injury, you may have the option of filing a workers’ compensation claim. However, unlike nearly every other state in the nation, Texas does not require businesses to carry this no-fault insurance, meaning it may not be an option at your workplace. Supposing workers’ comp is an option, approved claims will provide …

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How Much is My Motorcycle Accident Worth?

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Motorcycle accidents are often more severe than those involving passenger vehicles. Due to the size and weight differences between motorcycles and larger vehicles, along with the limited protections offered to motorcyclists, these accidents commonly result in issues such as: Traumatic Brain Injury Spinal Cord Injury Disfigurement Loss of Limb/Amputation These and similarly tragic motorcycle accident injuries will …

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Defective Sleep Apnea Devices

Sleep Apnea CPAP

Phillips has issued a recall for over 5 million sleep apnea devices due to an issue with foam used in the respirator. So far, the FDA has received more than 44,000 complaints about this problem. At least 44 people have died due to complications. According to the recall, the faulty foam in Phillips sleep apnea respirators is …

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Are There Caps on Personal Injury Damages in Texas?

Man in Wheelchair

Three types of damages may be awarded in a personal injury claim: Economic Damages. Also known as special damages or consequential damages, these include medical expenses, lost wages, necessary adaptive technologies, and all other expenses and losses that can be accurately accounted Non-Economic Damages. Also known as general damages, these include things without an established economic value, …

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SUVs and Bicycles

Bicycle Accident

Austin is a bicycle-friendly city. From creating dedicated bike lanes to car-free pedestrian paths, the city has made great strides to accommodate the needs of cyclists – and it’s paid off. According to the Austin American Statesman, bicycle-involved accidents have steadily decreased since 2014, dropping from 260 that year to 180 in 2021. But, sadly, a …

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Cellphone Use and Car Accidents

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According to the National Safety Council, more than 1.5 million motor vehicle accidents are caused by cellphone use each year. One out of every four car accidents in the United States is related to texting while driving alone, and nearly 400,000 people are injured in these accidents every year. In the state of Texas, it …

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