Catastrophic Personal Injury

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

This month marks National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in America. The attorneys at Shaw Cowart would like to take the opportunity to revisit some of the major sources of distraction and encourage all our readers to take steps to eliminate distractions behind the wheel. Distracted Driving Remains a Problem According to the National Highway Traffic …

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What Do Seat Belts Do?

Using three points of contact, seat belts prevent the ejection of vehicle occupants in the event of a collision, rollover, or other type of motor vehicle crash. By restraining the person during an impact, seat belts also reduce the severity of injuries in many circumstances (source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Seat belts are a …

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October is National Pedestrian Safety Month

Several thousand people are killed in pedestrian accidents each year in the U.S. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2019, 6,205 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents. Many thousands more are seriously injured each year. October is National Pedestrian Safety Month, and it’s a fitting time to revisit some basic safety pointers. …

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The Basics of Personal Injury Law

As someone who has just suffered a severe physical injury, you may be wondering if you have a claim to make against the responsible party. This area of law is known as personal injury. It is based on the premise that you have a right to pursue justice and compensation if someone else’s negligence leads …

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What Damages Can You Get for Personal Injury?

When you are seriously injured because of someone else’s negligence, you most likely have the option to pursue compensation from the responsible party. This compensation is known as damages. Compensatory damages may be general (non-economic, not directly tied to financial losses or costs) or special (financial costs and losses directly related to the injury). Below …

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What Types of Cases Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Handle?

Our Austin personal injury lawyers handle cases in which serious injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence. Oftentimes these claims fall into the following categories: Motor vehicle accidents, including those involving cars, semi-trucks, commercial vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcycles. Construction site accidents, in which workers are injured while performing their job or develop a serious …

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What Counts as a Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury is any harm that is so severe that it causes a permanent change to the victim’s day-to-day routine. In addition, the consequences of the injury also affect the victim’s family, often requiring long-term care. Here are some of the most common catastrophic injuries that a victim may suffer in an accident. Traumatic …

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Common Brain Injury Symptoms

For Brain Injury Awareness Month, we are taking a look at the common causes for traumatic brain injuries in personal injury cases. If you have sustained a serious brain injury due to the negligence of another, the attorneys of Shaw Cowart LLP can help fight for the compensation you deserve. To setup a complimentary consultation …

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