Catastrophic Personal Injury

Pedestrian Accidents on Halloween

Children Trick or Treating

No one deserves to be struck by a car while walking down the street. Unfortunately, these things happen with alarming frequency during certain parts of the year, notably times when more children are out and about, such as before and after school, and on special occasions like Halloween. Why the Spike? As tragic as this …

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Eye Protection on Construction Sites

Welding with Eye Protection

Working at a construction site ranks among the most dangerous occupations in the world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that each day, around 2,000 workers seek medical attention due to an eye injury. That underlines the significance of wearing protective eyewear on the job site to shield workers from existing eye …

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Five Tips to Prevent Fires

Fire and embers

Fire prevention week runs from October 9th through the 15th this year, and learning how to avoid accidentally creating a fire within your home is crucial. Fires are dangerous and can cause bodily harm and massive damage to your home or workplace. Avoid starting a fire by following these five tips to prevent fires: Make …

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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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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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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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