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  • Brain Injury

    The latest posts for Brain Injury are listed below.
    • Common Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

      Traumatic brain injuries, also called TBIs, can have devastating consequences. Possible side effects include memory loss, seizures, and temporary or permanent brain damage. Because the ramifications are so serious, it is crucial that you know how to recognize the signs of a traumatic brain injury in the event that someone you love should ever suffer a serious head wound. Learn more about traumatic ...

    Car Accidents

    The latest posts for Car Accidents are listed below.
    • What Are the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer?

      Summer is a time for fun when you’re from Austin, Texas and anywhere else. More people are hitting the road to go on day trips, taking extended vacations and engaging in fun activities specific to this time of year. At the same time, parents and teens must take extra care as the summer season is known as “the 100 deadliest days of summer.” The 100 deadliest days of summer are the days from ...
    • Drunk Driving vs. Distracted Driving: Which Is More Dangerous?

      You hear all the time about the dangers of driving and the potential acts of negligence that can result in significant crashes and injuries. Unfortunately, there are several causes of car accidents, but few are as prominent as drunk and distracted driving. Both of these situations cause the driver to be significantly impaired, removing their focus from the road, and making it longer for crucial ...
    • Why You Shouldn't Say "Sorry" After a Car Accident

      Most people are quick to say “sorry” in a variety of uncomfortable social situations, whether it’s a simple bump on the sidewalk or a serious car accident on the road. But while saying “sorry” for an accidental spill may set the other person at ease, a car crash is different animal altogether. Because Texas is on a fault or “tort-based” system for car accidents, even a simple apology can count ...

    Dangerous Drugs

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    • Studies Show Doctors Prescribe Opioids Without Valid Reason

      If your doctor were to prescribe a medication for you that kills nearly 50,000 people per year, you’d probably think they were out of their mind. To make matters worse, you’d probably want to have them investigated for malpractice if your doctor prescribed this medication without any evidence or medical reason to support that it’s even necessary. Yet, that’s exactly what happens with opioid ...

    Medical Malpractice

    The latest posts for Medical Malpractice are listed below.
    • Studies Show Doctors Prescribe Opioids Without Valid Reason

      If your doctor were to prescribe a medication for you that kills nearly 50,000 people per year, you’d probably think they were out of their mind. To make matters worse, you’d probably want to have them investigated for malpractice if your doctor prescribed this medication without any evidence or medical reason to support that it’s even necessary. Yet, that’s exactly what happens with opioid ...
    • Do You Have a Birth Injury Case?

      Childbirth is one of the most natural, miraculous medical miracles, but it is also one of the most dangerous. There is always a certain level of concern regarding childbirth because the process is often long, difficult, and painful. However, the challenges of labor and delivery can be even more perilous if the hospital, birth center, doctors, nurses, or medical staff are in any way unqualified or ...
    • Consequences of Anesthesia Errors

      Each year more than 4,000 people who undergo surgery are injured by a preventable surgical error . Some of these errors include mistakes made with anesthesia. Anesthesia is a state of temporary induced loss of sensation of awareness needed to conduct standard medical procedures, such as surgery. Putting a patient under anesthesia can be incredibly complicated and requires a physician who ...

    News

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    • 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.
    • Common Instances of Summer Premises Liability

      Summer is here, which means more people are out enjoying the nice weather and a variety of activities. However, it also means there are certain dangers for which to be aware. With the onset of summer, you are probably visiting certain places you don’t go to during other times of the year. Certain types of premises liability are more common during these summer months. Knowing about them can help ...
    • Why You Should Never Post About Your Accident on Social Media

      Social media has infiltrated nearly every aspect of our lives and while it offers countless benefits, there are significant disadvantages to posting even the most innocent updates about your accident. Though you may be tempted to vent your frustrations or share details online, nothing could be worse in the long run. The truth is, even the slightest comment can come back to haunt you when you are ...
    • Who Is Liable for Injuries Sustained at Music Festivals?

      Music festivals can be a fun summertime activity, but they can also pose dangers to concertgoers, particularly when negligent parties are in charge of organizing and overseeing the event. If you plan to attend a music festival sometime this summer, make sure to read up on premises liability laws to protect your rights. Music Festival Hazards Large numbers of people, such as those present at music ...

    Premises Liability

    The latest posts for Premises Liability are listed below.
    • Common Instances of Summer Premises Liability

      Summer is here, which means more people are out enjoying the nice weather and a variety of activities. However, it also means there are certain dangers for which to be aware. With the onset of summer, you are probably visiting certain places you don’t go to during other times of the year. Certain types of premises liability are more common during these summer months. Knowing about them can help ...
    • Who Is Liable for Injuries Sustained at Music Festivals?

      Music festivals can be a fun summertime activity, but they can also pose dangers to concertgoers, particularly when negligent parties are in charge of organizing and overseeing the event. If you plan to attend a music festival sometime this summer, make sure to read up on premises liability laws to protect your rights. Music Festival Hazards Large numbers of people, such as those present at music ...
    • 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 ...

    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.
    • Motorcyclist In Critical Condition Has to Be Flown to Hospital After Accident in Killeen

      On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, a man suffered serious injuries after a pickup truck crashed into his motorcycle at busy intersection in Killeen. The injured man was in critical condition and was flown to Scott & White Medical Center in Temple. The incident was first reported right around 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The accident occurred at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Boulevard and Highland ...
    • 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 ...

    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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