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Plan Ahead for a Happy, Injury-Free New Year

By The Law Offices of W.T. Johnson on December 22, 2014

Few things make a better ending to the winter holiday season than a New Year’s party with family and friends. And many Texans feel that a New Year’s party isn’t complete without a New Year’s toast. If you’re planning to drink at a party or to serve alcohol to your guests this New Year, plan ahead to help everyone avoid a drunk driving accident and start 2015 safe and injury-free.

Here are some ways experienced Texas car accident lawyers reduce their own risk of a serious injury: Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

Understanding Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation

By The Law Offices of W.T. Johnson on December 17, 2014

Texas’s office of Adult Protective Services (APS) often steps in when concerns about nursing home neglect, abuse, or exploitation arise. APS works to keep elderly adults safe while investigations are taking place. They also offer information and support to families whose loved ones may have been harmed.

APS and other Texas departments that handle elder abuse and neglect cases sort maltreatment into three broad categories: abuse, neglect, and exploitation. By understanding how APS and other offices define these words, you can be better prepared to help your loved one avoid harm and to seek the compensation and protection your loved one needs. Don’t hesitate to contact an experienced Texas nursing home abuse attorney for more help. Read the rest »

Study Finds Number of Toy Related Injuries Is Climbing

By The Law Offices of W.T. Johnson on December 12, 2014

Dallas Product LiabilityNo one who buys a new toy for a child they love wants to see that child harmed. But a recent study published in Clinical Pediatrics has raised concerns among experienced Texas personal injury lawyers for its findings that toy-related injuries among children are increasing.

The study examined dates from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), which is operated by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The system gathers data on defective products, including children’s toys, and the injuries those products cause. Read the rest »

Posted in: Product Liability

Xarelto Recalls 13,500 Bottles, But Risks Remain

By The Law Offices of W.T. Johnson on December 10, 2014

In October 2014, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen unit recalled 13,500 bottles of the blood thinner Xarelto over concerns that bacterial contamination had infected the affected bottles. Although the recall is underway, other concerns – linked to the drug’s actual blood-thinning effects rather than to a momentary contamination problem – remain.

Xarelto is a blood thinner used to reduce the risk of blood clots and strokes in patients. However, several patients have sought the help of experienced Texas Xarelto recall attorneys after cases of uncontrollable bleeding resulted in severe injury or death. Read the rest »

Posted in: Product Liability

Are You At Increased Risk of Fire Injury or Death? Know the Signs

By The Law Offices of W.T. Johnson on December 8, 2014

Every year, about 3,000 Americans lose their lives in a home fire, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), and many more are injured. Experienced Texas fire injury attorneys know just how devastating fire deaths and injuries can be.

Whether a home fire is started by faulty electrical wiring, a defective appliance or a dropped cigarette, family members need to know how to protect themselves from fire and escape if one starts. To review your home for fire safety, consider the following checklist: Read the rest »

Posted in: Burn Injury

Four Ways to Avoid Injuries While Holiday Shopping

By The Law Offices of W.T. Johnson on December 5, 2014

Texas Personal InjuryFor many Texas families, holiday shopping is an annual tradition as well as a good deal of fun. But with so many people crowding the roads, parking lots, and aisles of malls and stores throughout the state, the risk of injuries can also increase. Here are four common causes of holiday shopping injuries known by every experienced Texas personal injury lawyer, and some easy ways to avoid them.

  1. Slip and fall injuries. Slip and fall injuries can occur on icy or snowy sidewalks, or in slushy entryways. Wet floors, torn carpets, burned-out lightbulbs, dropped food or other items, and escalator malfunctions can also cause slip and fall injuries. Avoid these by moving a bit more slowly when you shop and watching where you step, especially if the weather is bad.
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Posted in: Personal Injury

Four Ways to Travel More Safely This Holiday Season

By The Law Offices of W.T. Johnson on December 3, 2014

This holiday season, millions of Texans will make plans to hit the road, whether that means doing some holiday shopping or traveling across several states to be with loved ones. Experienced Dallas car accident attorneys will join those on the roads, always aware that practicing safe driving can reduce the risk of a serious crash – but that not all drivers will pay such careful attention.

Because traffic increases during the holiday season, it’s important to keep safety in mind when you head out. Here are four ways to improve your safety behind the wheel this holiday season: Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Bicycling in Dallas? Know the Rules

By The Law Offices of W.T. Johnson on November 21, 2014

Like other states, Texas allows bicyclists to use the public roadways as long as they follow all the rules required for drivers, such as stopping at stop signs or red lights, signaling turns and using the correct lanes. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) gives specific information in its FAQ page for bicyclists. Here are a few highlights:

  • As a rule, bicyclists must follow all the same “rules of the road” as motorists. Exceptions apply when the Texas Transportation Code specifically states that a rule applies differently to bicyclists. Read the rest »

Posted in: Bicycle Accidents

Making a Holiday Visit to an Elderly Relative? Three Ways to Check that Everything Is Okay

By The Law Offices of W.T. Johnson on November 19, 2014

At the winter holidays, every Texas family wants parties, visits and family time together to be merry and bright. Few families want to think about abuse and neglect – especially if it’s happening to someone they care about.

Holiday visits to relatives who live in nursing homes or assisted living facilities, however, offer an opportunity for family members to identify and report situations of suspected abuse or neglect. Simply knowing what to look for can help you notice if something is wrong. Seeking the help a loved one needs to escape abuse or neglect is truly “the gift that keeps on giving.” Read the rest »

Four Ways to Prevent Injuries at Railroad Crossings

By The Law Offices of W.T. Johnson on November 17, 2014

Over 2,000 people are killed or injured at railroad crossings each year, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Each year, more people are hurt by trains than in all airplane accidents combined.

A passenger vehicle stands little chance against a fully-loaded freight train, and an unprotected pedestrian or bicyclist has even less. Whether you are walking, biking or driving, you can practice simple safety tips in order to stay safer at railroad crossings. Here are four ways to protect yourself and those you love, courtesy of experienced Texas car accident lawyers: Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

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