Negligence, which is a lack of care, causes about 90 percent of the car crashes in Tarrant County. So, most vehicle collisions are not unavoidable "accidents." In these cases, victims may be entitled to substantial compensation. This reimbursement usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
The average injury settlement in dog bite cases has increased 94 percent since 2003. These attacks are much more violent than many people believe. When animals attack, the knockdown alone usually causes broken bones and other injuries. Then, when dogs bite, their teeth cause deep puncture wounds as well as severe tearing wounds.
Speed is usually the most critical factor in pedestrian injuries. If the tortfeasor (negligent driver) is travelling slower than 30mph at the time of impact, the pedestrian death rate is less than 10 percent. But the fatality rate skyrockets to 90 percent if the tortfeasor is moving faster than 40mph.
Anyone can fall at any time. In fact, these injuries cost more than $50 billion per year, in terms of things like broken bones and head injuries. Yet these physical wounds only tell part of the story. Many fall victims, especially older victims, are so afraid of subsequent falls that they basically become prisoners in their own homes.
This is not a metaphysical blog about whether or not dogs go to heaven. As a Weatherford personal injury attorney, that issue is far above my pay grade.
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, hundreds of people usually drown in swimming pools across the nation. About 70 percent of these victims are children under 5. Many other victims sustain permanent brain injuries.
A car crash in Central Texas profoundly affected the lives of five North Texas families, as the wreck killed one person and seriously injured four others.
A box truck apparently rear-ended a Corvette on the eastbound side of the freeway, killing the Corvette driver almost instantly.
The vast majority of personal injury cases, over 90 percent in some jurisdictions, settle before trial. But this statistic only tells part of the story.
A sudden personal injury has an earth-shattering effect. Medical bills pile up when there is little money coming in to take care of them. This financial stress adds to the stress of the injury, making it difficult to recover. All the while, insurance company representatives call constantly with settlement offers. But you have no idea whether or not these offers are fair.