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How to Build Your Claim After a Catastrophic Injury in Dallas

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on February 22, 2017

Catastrophic injuries are injuries that have the potential to destroy a person’s financial, emotional, or physical well-being. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, and it’s due to the negligence or misconduct of someone else, you may be entitled to receive compensation for it. This can help you recover the costs of medical bills, loss of income, and more. However before you file your claim, you’ll need to build a pretty good case in order to get the most compensation possible. So, how do you do it?

The first thing you’ll need to do is get treatment for any injuries or wounds. This should be done even before you get a lawyer, because putting treatment off can further worsen your injuries. Be sure that you keep records of everything you receive at the hospital including any bills, reports, test results, and even the admission bracelet, as it can prove the date and time of admittance to the hospital. All of these documents can be used in court as proof of your injuries, and even that someone else’s negligence or misconduct caused them.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

How to Detect Nursing Home Financial Abuse in Dallas

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on February 20, 2017

Nursing home abuse is something that’s received more attention in the past few years than it ever has in the past. Nursing home abuse occurs when the nursing home staff abuses the residents, either physically or emotionally. But there’s another type of nursing home abuse that’s not given as much attention and so, many people aren’t even aware of it. That’s financial abuse, and it can be devastating to nursing home residents and their families.

Nursing home financial abuse can happen in a number of ways. Nursing home staff can simply steal money when the resident isn’t looking, or isn’t in their room, or residents can be tricked into signing financial documents. Checks can be stolen and cashed, or the staff could just charge money for unnecessary services, or services that were never even rendered.

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Are You Familiar With Your “Lemon Law” Rights?

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on February 16, 2017

Anyone who’s driven a “lemon,” or a vehicle that has a number of flaws and defects, knows just how frustrating it can be. Being stuck on the side of the road, facing immense repair costs, and not having a vehicle when you need it are just a few of the inconveniences that come with driving a lemon. That’s why buying a new car is so exciting! Not only do you now have a very nice car, but you can also enjoy the ride, knowing you’ll get to your destination safely. But when that brand new car turns out to be a lemon in disguise, what are you supposed to do?

Texas has a consumer protection law which, in the case of vehicles, is known as “Lemon Law”. This protects consumers that have purchased a new car only to later find that it has serious issues that are being covered under warranty, but that simply can’t be fixed. While laws are in place to hold manufacturers responsible for defective vehicles, there’s a lot consumers need to do in order to prove that they do in fact have a lemon, and that they have done everything they can to have the issue fixed.

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Posted in: Consumer Fraud

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall, a Case in Product Liability

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on February 14, 2017

Typically when a company issues a recall, it’s done very quietly and often, without severe consequence. Unfortunately for Samsung, that has not been the case with their Galaxy Note 7, their latest smartphone that was released in the middle of August. Since then, reports have been coming out that the smartphone heats up and can even explode, causing damage to the person carrying it, or their personal belongings.

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Posted in: Product Liability

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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Posted in: Truck Accident

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 »

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