Personal Injury Blog

Can You Get a Concussion Without Hitting Your Head?

The short answer is yes! Even if your head has not come into contact with another object or surface, you may have a concussion. Concussions are a category of traumatic brain injury (TBI) — they actually tend to occur more often than other types of TBIs. Sometimes, concussions are not reported because the person with… read more

Brain Injury Symptoms to Look for After a Fall

Falls are a leading cause of unintentional injury and death across the nation. When you fall, the chances of sustaining an injury are high. While your internal organs will likely be protected, your head is quite vulnerable. Victims of falling accidents often suffer from traumatic brain injuries, also known as TBI. Brain injuries often occur… read more

Common Factors in Tow Truck Accidents and How To Avoid Them

If you have ever been stuck by the side of the road after a breakdown or an accident, an approaching tow truck can be a welcome sight. But while tow trucks often indicate that help has arrived, accidents involving tow trucks are incredibly dangerous. Tow trucks are extremely heavy vehicles on their own. When they… read more

Six Killed, Dozens Injured in Icy Fort Worth Car Accident

Over the weekend, 133 cars were involved in a massive chain-collision car wreck on Interstate 35W in Fort Worth, TX. Icy road conditions – a rare occurrence in the heart of Texas – set the stage for the devastating car accident that spanned more than half a mile. At least six people were killed and… read more

Texas Motorcycle Laws

Motorcyclists must follow the same traffic laws as automobile drivers. But some differences in the legal treatment of motorcycles and automobiles exist. For example, motorcycle licenses and driver licenses have separate requirements. Motorcycle accidents usually do not occur because of any unique motorcycle laws. Rather, they often occur because car and truck drivers do not… read more

Rideshare Sexual Assaults

More information comes to light every week about rideshare sexual assaults. Businesses like Uber and Lyft sometimes hire drivers who commit bad acts. The most disturbing part of these stories is the role the companies have played in covering up the assaults. You can hold the driver who committed the assault responsible in both criminal… read more

Treating Post-Accident Vehophobia – The Fear Of Driving

A lesser known injury after a car accident is the development of vehophobia. Vehophobia is the medical word for a serious and unrelenting fear of driving, to the extent that it interferes with one’s quality of life. This uncommon problem is real and it’s devastating.  From a clinical standpoint, a fear of driving after a… read more

The Most Common Bicycle Accidents

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 16,807 crashes between bicycles and motor vehicles occurred between 2010 and 2016. These crashes were responsible for 362 deaths and up to 15,415 injuries. The U.S. government and the state of Texas have compiled statistics about the factors that lead to bicycle accidents in hopes that improved education… read more

What Happens To the Brain in a Motorcycle Crash?

Motorcycle drivers often enjoy the adventure and exhilaration their bikes can offer. Motorcycles connect riders with their surroundings. They also provide a feeling of freedom that typical passenger vehicles do not afford. Despite the excitement motorcycles can deliver, they can also be very dangerous. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 80%… read more

T-Bone Truck Accidents

All motor vehicle accidents are dangerous. No matter the type of collision, car crashes present the potential for catastrophic injuries or death. But some types of accidents make serious injuries more likely. One of the most dangerous kinds of traffic accidents happens when one vehicle rams head-on into the side of another. This is known… read more