Defective Sleep Apnea Devices

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…

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How to Protect Your Rights After A Truck Accident

Truck accidents are often severe or deadly for the occupants of smaller vehicles. They may also have more than one liable party, further complicating these already complex cases. The steps you take after your truck accident will play a role in your ability to seek compensation. It is essential that you know which steps are needed…

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Are There Caps on Personal Injury Damages in Texas?

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…

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SUVs and Bicycles

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,…

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How Long Will it Take to Settle My Claim?

The time it takes to settle a personal injury claim depends on several factors specific to the case. Many personal injury claims are settled during mediation or negotiations and resolved within a year. However, those that go to trial can take much longer, though a trial may result in a more substantial verdict. During your…

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Cellphone Use and Car Accidents

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,…

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47.9 Million Expected to Travel for Fourth of July

AAA predicts nearly 48 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home to celebrate with friends and family this Fourth of July holiday period (July 1st – 5th). According to the auto club, close to six million people will travel by bus, train, or air, with the remaining traveling primarily by car….

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What is the Statute of Limitations for a Boat Accident Injury in Texas?

Generally speaking, the statute of limitations for a personal injury in Texas is two years from the date of the accident. This is the same for motor vehicle accidents as it is for boating accidents. It is best to take action long before the statute of limitations expires. Taking action immediately following a boating…

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Drive Carefully This Summer

Drunk driving accidents increase during the summer. Between May and September, serious and fatal car accidents involving drunk drivers become much more common. Many of these occur during the major summer holidays of Memorial Day, July Fourth, and Labor Day, but an accident caused by a drunk driver can happen at any time. If…

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Common Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Workplace injuries are a common thing. The worst thing is that some employers fail to implement appropriate measures that would help in mitigating workplace accidents and injuries. When involved in an accident or get injured while working, we at Shaw Cowart LLP can help you negotiate your case and file for compensation. With our…

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