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Commercial truck liability and jackknifed trailer accidents

When a commercial truck hauling a trailer jackknifes, the damage is often enormous. A single truck and trailer that jackknifes out of control can crush many other smaller vehicles or send them flying into other lanes of traffic and nearby obstacles. On the highways and interstates, jackknifed trucks often cause death or serious injury to others, as well as immense property damage.

If you recently experienced an accident involving a jackknifed truck and trailer, you understandably have some concerns about who will ultimately pay for your medical expenses and compensate you for other losses you suffer in the accident -- like wages from a job you cannot work -- or bodily function lost because of injuries. 

Determining owner's liability in slip and fall accidents

After people suffer injuries in slip-and-fall accidents, some may assume that they can sue the owner of the property where the injury occurred for their damages. In many instances, this is a successful path to resolving the matter. But that is not always the case.

Texas law requires slip-and-fall accidents — and all other premises liability lawsuits — to meet certain standards in order to justify suing property owners for any damages that allegedly occurred on the premises. Any injured parties considering filing personal injury litigation should fully understand the legal issues at hand, including how to preserve their rights.

What if you suffer an injury near a construction site?

Construction companies and other entities running construction projects have a responsibility to keep both a worksite itself and close by areas free of hazards. While the specific party holding liability may shift depending on the nature of the worksite, members of the public who encounter the worksite can expect the responsible party to keep the area reasonably safe and post appropriate warnings around hazards.

If you recently suffered an injury in or near a construction site and believe that a construction hazard caused your injury, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim against the party liable for the construction site. In cases like these it is often useful to consult with an experienced attorney who understands the intricacies of personal injury law and local construction oversight regulations.

Tips to stay safe on Texas highways

Sometimes it seems like it's impossible to get anywhere in San Antonio without driving on IH 35, I-10 or Highway 281 for at least part of the way. This is especially true if you are heading out of town. Driving on the highway is drastically different from diving on city streets. For one, traffic moves much faster. In addition, you have to constantly watch what is going on in front, behind and on each side of you.

It takes practice and skill in order to navigate highway traffic safely. Here are some tips to help you stay safe.

This is what you should do after a car accident

It doesn't matter how much time you spend on the road, you should always realize that you could be part of a motor vehicle accident at some point in the future. It only takes one mistake by another driver to cause a crash that changes your life forever.

Although you hope to avoid a car accident at all costs, it's good to know which steps you should take if you find yourself in this difficult spot. This knowledge will help you operate with a clear mind.

Calling an attorney to the scene of a commercial vehicle accident

Accidents that involve commercial trucks are innately capable of causing enormous damage, but they can also produce injury claims that are difficult to follow through. The actions that you or someone you love takes immediately following a truck accident may seriously alter the direction of a potential personal injury claim.

Assuming that you receive the medical care that you need, or already have plans to address injuries, it is often wise to call for an experienced attorney to come out to the site of a commercial truck accident. An experienced attorney offers many benefits and protections, which may prove valuable as the process of seeking fair compensation for your losses moves forward.

What If I am injured by government or city property?

When a person suffers an injury on someone else's property, this often leads to a premises liability lawsuit. But what if a person receives and injury on property belonging to a government entity, such as city property?

If you suffered an injury on government property in the state of Texas, and in San Antonio, you may sue the entity responsible. However, doing so may require following a few extra procedures in addition to the basic steps one might take in a premises liability suit between two private individuals.

Did you suffer amputation after taking Invokana?

When you live with type 2 diabetes, you depend heavily on your medical care providers to help you manage your condition and avoid dangerous complications. Unfortunately, for many type 2 sufferers, depending on the guidance of their medical care provider may place them at serious risk of amputation.

Over the last several years, the drug Invokana left many type 2 diabetes sufferers facing serious amputations. Despite the fact that the drug purports to prevent the need for amputations in diabetic patients, it did just the opposite for a disturbingly large portion of patients who took it.

Living with a mild traumatic brain injury

After a car accident, you might think that you got away free and clear of injury -- except for that blow to the head. At least you don't have a broken arm or leg, right? While it is always a good policy to practice gratitude, don't celebrate too much too soon.

If you suffered a blow to the head, you may have a brain injury, even if you don't feel the symptoms immediately. Brain injuries come in many varieties and can range from affecting you like a particularly heavy night of drinking to putting you in a coma or killing you outright.

You need enough sleep to prevent a car accident from drowsiness

Most people have done it. They know they're too tired to drive, but what they have to do is important, so they do so anyway. The problem with getting behind the wheel without enough sleep is that it's very similar to driving while intoxicated.

Driving without enough sleep makes you react more slowly and it results in you losing focus. When you're not focused, you put yourself and others at risk of being in an accident due to falling asleep. Why? Here are a few facts you should know about driving while you're tired.

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