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  • Car Accidents

    The latest posts for Car Accidents are listed below.
    • The Elements of a Car Accident Negligence Claim

      When a car accident occurs and a person is injured as a result, the injured victim may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver. However, in order for the claim to be successful, a victim must prove the following three elements: the duty of care, the breach of this duty of care, and causation. Element #1: The Duty of Care Every driver has a duty to operate a ...
    • Avoiding These 5 Common Mistakes Could Strengthen Your Auto Accident Claim

      Victims injured in preventable car accidents have the right to pursue compensation for their damages by filing a personal injury claim. Although working with an experienced attorney after a wreck can put you on the path toward the compensation you deserve, there are things you can do to strengthen your case and improve the likelihood of recovering full and fair compensation. Should you ever find ...
    • DUI/BUI Enforcement to Increase this Memorial Day Weekend

      Memorial Day Weekend is here! In the interest of safety, we’d like to take the time to remind you to be extra careful if you plan on driving or being out on the lake. DUIs (driving under the influence) and BUIs (boating under the influence) dramatically increase around holidays and long weekends as people tend to consume more alcohol. With so many people planning to hit the road to visit family ...

    Medical Malpractice

    The latest posts for Medical Malpractice are listed below.
    • What are Surgical Never Events?

      Under medical malpractice laws, physicians, nurses, and health care providers are obligated to provide patients with a reasonable standard of care. When they provide substandard care and patients suffer harm as a result, medical professionals can be held legally accountable for their failures and liable for victims’ damages. Substandard care can occur in many ways, and it can often be difficult to ...
    • Dangers of a Delayed Diagnosis

      When a person is suffering from a physical ailment, he or she will likely go to the doctor or to a hospital to get the appropriate medical advice and assistance. Sadly, sometimes medical practitioners make mistakes in diagnosing a person, causing a potentially devastating delay. Such a delay might be caused by a failure to test a person, a mistake made in testing, a loss of paperwork, or other ...
    • Common Surgical Errors

      Doctors and specialists perform millions of surgeries every year across the United States. No matter the degree of difficulty or seriousness of the procedure, every surgery has inherent risks. However, the risks that a patient faces should never be ones brought on by the surgeon’s own actions and negligence. Unfortunately, all too often doctors make surgical errors that cause health complications ...

    News

    The latest posts for News are listed below.
    • County Pays $30K Settlement After Police Dog Attack

      The Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. recently settled a dog bite case involving an aggressive police dog who injured the two young sons of a McLennan County Sheriff’s Office handler. Penny Walter, the handler’s ex-wife, has collected $30,000 in compensation for a dog bite to her eldest child’s forehead that required stitches. Her younger son also sustained leash burns along his neck. The former ...
    • Texting Bans Connected to Drop in Car Accident Injuries

      A report recently published in the American Journal of Public Health found that car accident -related injuries, as documented by hospital records, have decreased by 7% between the years 2003 and 2010 in states that strictly enforce texting while driving bans. Texas A&M School of Public Health assistant professor Alva Ferdinand said the decrease in car crash injuries is especially evident in states ...
    • Texans Support Money for Transportation - Survey

      A new survey released on September 25 by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute showed that nearly two-thirds of the 5,000 Texas citizens interviewed favor adding to the statewide transportation funding, KSAT 12 reported. Among the suggested improvements of the Texas Transportation Poll, conducted by the institute’s Transportation Policy Research Center, that were supported the most were improved ...

    Personal Injury

    The latest posts for Personal Injury are listed below.
    • Can I Get Compensation if an Accident Was Partially My Fault?

      Personal injury cases are complex, which can make it difficult to determine who was at fault for an accident. Liability is an important aspect of calculating compensation, and insurance companies will do everything they can to ensure that liability is assigned correctly, especially if it seems that the plaintiff may be liable for their own injury. If the injured party is responsible for their own ...
    • How Texas's Comparative Negligence Statute May Affect Your Case

      After an accident, you may file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your injuries. If another party is liable for your accident, you may be able to receive damages for your injury, but you should understand how your own actions may affect your claim. In some states, you are not able to recover damages if you are found to be even slightly at fault for your accident. In Texas, ...
    • How to Protect Your Child From Common Summertime Injuries

      You and your children may be excited about summertime fun, but you should be aware of the dangers of summer activities. Plenty of common summer pastimes can have hidden risks, and your child may be in danger if you don’t take steps to protect them. Learn more about how you can keep your kids safe this summer with these tips. Certain injuries are more prevalent over the summer months than they are ...

    Premises Liability

    The latest posts for Premises Liability are listed below.
    • Man Sues Texas Roadhouse Restaurant After Slipping on Peanut Shells

      An Iowa man has sued a Cedar Falls Texas Roadhouse restaurant after slipping on peanut shells and shattering his kneecap. The restaurant is known for serving customers buckets of dry roasted peanuts and allowing (and even encouraging) diners to throw the empty shells onto the floor. According to the premises liability and negligence lawsuit, this “marketing gimmick,” which is also practiced by ...
    • What Accidents are a Property Owner Responsible For?

      Most people know that accidents on publicly-accessible property might be the responsibility of the property owner if the property is unsafe. However, this same rule also applies to private property. Any property owner might assume what is called “premises liability,” and might be held responsible for accidents that result in injuries of other people on the property. These accidents can take many ...
    • Stair Collapse and Premises Liability

      Although it is not a particularly common occurrence, stair collapses in Austin are very dangerous events that may potentially result in a wide range of severe injuries. As such structures are utilized on a daily basis by people all over Austin, the structural stability of staircases are often taken for granted. When poorly maintained, however, stairs may give way and collapse when being used. ...

    Product Liability

    The latest posts for Product Liability are listed below.
    • GM to Start Facing Personal Injury Trials This January

      Detroit, Michigan-based automaker General Motors is gearing up to face at least sixteen personal injury lawsuits in the wake of accidents allegedly caused by a defective ignition switch in their vehicles that allowed cars to go into “accessory” mode during operation. In accessory mode, the vehicles’ engines shut off, the power steering is rendered useless, and the airbags are unable to deploy. The ...
    • GM May Have to Pay Punitive Damages Over Ignition Switches

      General Motors may be facing punitive damages in lawsuits stemming from the defective ignition switches in millions of recalled vehicles. According to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Gerber on Monday, Nov. 9, GM may face punitive damages in the lawsuits that raise legal claims about the knowledge and conduct of “New GM” — GM’s new company since its 2009 bankruptcy reorganization. Judge Gerber ...
    • Deaths from Defective Airbags Prompt Largest Recall Ever

      A driver in a fender-bender that happened earlier this year in Houston died when his airbags deployed, spraying metal pieces at a high speed in his direction. His death, along with the deaths of many other people in the United States, have led to the biggest recall in the automotive industry, according to KXAN on May 19. 34 million vehicles have so far been recalled for the defective airbags ...

    Truck Accidents

    The latest posts for Truck Accidents are listed below.
    • Who Can Be Held Liable for a Truck Accident?

      Victims injured in auto accidents involving trucks and other commercial vehicles commonly suffer serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment. Because the needs of truck accident victims are so great, it becomes essential that they work with proven attorneys who are capable of holding the at-fault party liable for the full amount of their damages. At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, ...
    • Trend in 18-Wheeler Crashes Continues to Rise

      An alarming rise in commercial truck accidents is occurring across the country, and has resulted in heated debates over its cause and possible solutions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, produced a report showing research that vehicle accidents involving large trucks accounted for nearly 4,000 deaths in 2013. This is the fourth year of a continuous rise in large-truck ...
    • Choking Hazards Of Certain Child Products

      When someone chokes, the airway is blocked by a small object and unable to bring air into the lungs. Consequences of choking can be as serious as brain damage and even death. Though anyone can be the victim of a choking accident, it is extremely common for children to choke on small objects. The most effective way to prevent a choking accident is to make sure that child products available to ...

    Wrongful Death

    The latest posts for Wrongful Death are listed below.
    • Top 8 Risks Facing Texas Construction Workers

      According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than 6.5 million Americans work on construction sites, and are at risk for serious injuries. The fatal injury rate of the construction industry is higher than the national average for any other industry. Due to the number of risks faced by construction workers, it isn’t surprising that they are more likely to be injured ...
    • Austin Police Chief Calls for Public Action After 67th Death This Year

      Police Chief Art Acevedo made a public statement on Tuesday asking Austin residents to make “better choices” behind the wheel in an effort to stem the high rate of traffic deaths. In his speech, Acevedo reported that 67 people have died this year in traffic-related accidents, which represents an alarming increase from the 37 deaths that occurred in 2014. Acevedo’s talk came just one day after a ...
    • Deaths from Defective Airbags Prompt Largest Recall Ever

      A driver in a fender-bender that happened earlier this year in Houston died when his airbags deployed, spraying metal pieces at a high speed in his direction. His death, along with the deaths of many other people in the United States, have led to the biggest recall in the automotive industry, according to KXAN on May 19. 34 million vehicles have so far been recalled for the defective airbags ...
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