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Dallas Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on October 6, 2016

nursing-homeAbuse and neglect at nursing home facilities is a serious problem that affects elderly residents throughout the country. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2014 Texas alone had more than 90,000 senior citizens residing in nursing facilities (as of 2014). If your loved one or family member has been the victim of abuse at one of these facilities, it is of critical importance that you take action and fully understand your rights.

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Dallas Truck Accidents

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on October 3, 2016

truck-turnoverEvery driver understands the trepidation when a large tractor-trailer pulls alongside him or her on the highway. The massive size and poor maneuverability of these vehicles can easily create a sense of unease, and smart drivers do their best to maintain a safe distance on the road.

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Heat Exhaustion Suffered By Elderly in Dallas

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on September 30, 2016

elderly-heat-exhaustionIn the middle of another long Texas summer, the last thing we want to think about is the heat. Unfortunately, the ninety- and one-hundred-degree days pose a real threat to our health, especially the health of the elderly.

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Who is Responsible for an Accident with a Drunk Truck Driver?

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on September 29, 2016

Truck-crashConsuming alcohol and then getting “behind the wheel” is a serious problem in the US. Alcohol has proven to play a role in over 20,000 traffic fatalities annually. The problem stems from alcohol’s ability to impair judgement, coordination, reaction time, vision and perception.

Simply a single drink can partially impair some people, and nationally the level of awareness and the criminal penalties have been heightened considerably over the last 25 years. Current Texas law states that having a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08 is the threshold for legally operating a motor vehicle. Drivers found guilty of operating a vehicle (OVI) under the influence of alcohol face penalties including fines, license suspension, jail time, legal fees and costly future insurance premiums. Those whose occupation is linked to operating a vehicle can potentially lose their job as a result of a conviction.

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Possible Penalties For A Texas DUI Arrest

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on September 26, 2016

dui-penalties-in-dallasIn Texas in 2011 there were over 2,500 crashes involving drunk driving, resulting in over 3,000 deaths. Sadly, these could have been avoided if motorists simply made better decisions then to get “behind the wheel” while intoxicated. In the US, the local authorities have increased the enforcement of those operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

Organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving has kept awareness of this issue at the forefront. A driver with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher is considered legally intoxicated and will be arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). Keep in mind that you can still be considered under the influence if slightly below the 0.08 threshold if other tests suggest that you are impaired. Read the rest »

Leading Causes Of Dallas Spinal Cord Injuries

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on September 23, 2016

xray-spine-neckSpinal cord injuries can be traumatic and life-changing. These injuries are often caused by heavy blows to the back that compresses, fractures, dislocates, or crushes one of the vertebrae.

While initial damage to the spine is painful enough, complications often occur after the injury—including bleeding, swelling, inflammation, and fluid accumulation.

Not all spine injuries are traumatic, and can be caused by diseases such as arthritis, inflammation, infections, or even cancer.

The spine is directly connected to the brain through nerve fibers, so a direct impact to this region can impede basic body function and movement. Whether the cause is traumatic or non-traumatic, the damage may impair all or part of the muscles and limbs below the area of impact. A chest or lower back injury can affect everything from your torso to sexual function. Read the rest »

Accidents Involving Water Parks in Dallas

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on September 22, 2016

waterparkThe recent news that the family of a man who died in a tragic drowning accident at Hawaiian Falls waterpark has filed a lawsuit has refocused attention on safety issues at Texas amusement parks . While a resolution for this case is still pending, everyone agrees such pool-based accidents are needless tragedies that will inalterably affect the families involved. Unfortunately, they are far too common.

Not all water accidents occur at amusement parks of course. According to Child Protective Services, there have been 77 children who have died from drowning this year in the state of Texas. Such a high number of such accidents is troubling. Unfortunately, amusement and swimming parks can be especially prone to accidents. While parents expect a high level of safety precautions and monitoring to be in place, the parks are often overcrowded and understaffed, a dangerous combination when it comes to the potential for accidents. And while some accidents might be the fault of guests who willfully disobey posted safety regulations, many others are the fault of negligence on the part of the company or its operators. Accidents at water parks tend to fall into one of the following categories: Read the rest »

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries Suffered in Dallas Car Accidents

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on September 21, 2016

dallas-car-accident-spinal-injuryCar accidents are among the most common cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States, and Dallas is no exception. According to the Center for Disease Control, car accidents account for 46 percent of all spinal cord injuries each year.

Traumatic spinal cord injuries put a tremendous amount of stress on that area of the body, causing it to flex outside of its normal range of motion. Because car accidents can happen at tremendous speeds, often jolting the passengers forward and backwards, the spine is left helpless along with the rest of the body. Read the rest »

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Dallas Nursing Home Abuse

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on September 19, 2016

nursing-home-abuseA report last year from Fox7 and Adult Protective Services has called attention to a prevalent problem in the State of Texas: elder abuse. The investigation revealed examples of financial, physical, and emotional abuse of residents of area nursing homes, crimes that often go unreported and are difficult to prosecute. Statistics indicate more than 1,000 cases a month occur in the state.

The website for the state Attorney General states, “The Office of the Attorney General and the State of Texas are committed to protecting you from verbal, emotional and physical abuse, as well as financial exploitation, whether you are living in your own home, with family or in a long-term care facility.” There are strict state laws that protect senior citizens from such abuse, and it’s important for anyone who has elders in their care to know what their rights are. Read the rest »

Dallas Neck and Back Injury

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on September 16, 2016

back-and-neck-injury-in-dallasAs anyone who’s suffered one knows, injuries to the neck and back are among the worst types of trauma that can happen to a person. The pain from such an injury can be chronic and debilitating, limit your range of movement, and often take the longest to heal. At the same time, symptoms from such an injury do not always manifest themselves immediately, and you may not even realize at the time of an accident that you’ve been injured.

Neck and back injuries are common in many types of accidents and from a number of activities. Examples include all of the following: Read the rest »

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