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What You Should Know About Police Brutality

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on February 21, 2018

As of February 2018, 108 people have already been shot and killed by police, an average of 3 people per day. In a news conference in January, the family of Tommy Le, a high school student shot three times by police last year, announced that they have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against King County, Washington, where he was killed.

Although officers on the scene claimed that Tommy had a knife and lunged at them, evidence proves that he had a pen, not a knife, and that he was moving away from the officers at the time he was shot. Stories like Le’s are becoming all too familiar in the American media, and make many people rightfully question police officers’ use of excessive, unnecessary force. Read the rest »

Posted in: Wrongful Death

Pedestrian Crosswalk Systems May Not Be Reliable

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on February 7, 2018

In 2017, the United States saw an alarming rise in pedestrian deaths. So did Texas. According to the Los Angeles Daily News, there were 6,000 pedestrian fatalities, marking an 11% increase from the year before. Pedestrians now account for the largest proportion of traffic deaths in a quarter-century. Read the rest »

Medicated Driving Is as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on January 31, 2018

“Don’t drink and drive.” You’ve heard it over and over again for years, and you are aware of the strong stigma attached to drinking and driving.

But have you ever heard “don’t take your prescription medication and drive?” It’s not quite as catchy. It is, however, just as important of a message. Read the rest »

Watch Out for “Valentine’s” Road Rage

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on January 24, 2018

It’s the most romantic time of the year…right? Unfortunately, not everyone on the road feels the St. Valentine’s Day spirit. As much as we worry about car accidents caused by distracted driving, unfortunately, injuries can be caused intentionally by drivers’ rage. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Confusion Surrounds Houston Toxic Waste Leak

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on January 20, 2018

Although Hurricane Harvey made landfall months ago, the storm is still fresh on Texas residents’ minds, especially those living in areas still feeling Harvey’s effects. ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight reported that the storm was one of the most damaging natural disasters in U.S. history. Harvey has cost the United States billions of dollars, set a record for tropical rainfall in any one place in the U.S. over the past 50 years, and taken a toll on the oil and gas industries. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

The Dark Side of Senior Care in Texas

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on December 12, 2017

Putting a family member into a nursing home is fraught enough with emotion. But for those in Texas, it is also imbued with a sense of concern. Why? While some facilities have demonstrated improvement, the fact remains that within the recent past, Texas has held the dubious honor of being ranked the single worst state for senior care. Read the rest »

Dallas Dogs on the Loose

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on December 6, 2017

While known as “man’s best friend” in more cozy environments, the stray dogs roaming the streets of Dallas pose a very real threat to the residents. Read the rest »

Posted in: Dog or Animal Bites

What to Do After a Slip-and-Fall While Shopping on Black Friday

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

On Black Friday, hundreds of thousands of Dallas-area shoppers will hit the stores in the hunt for the perfect deal on a coveted Christmas gift. The stores will be crowded, disorganized, and poorly managed, resulting in an increased risk of an accident. With frazzled employees who are more focused on quickly cashing out stressed customers, dangerous conditions often arise in the store.

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How to Ensure You Are Buying Only Safe Toys This Holiday Season

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on November 21, 2017

With Christmas just around the corner, you likely have been keeping your eye posted for good deals at stores like Walmart, Best Buy, and Target when shopping for your children. However, you should also be paying attention to whether these toys are safe.

Toys made for children include information on the box about the ideal age range of the child that the toy was designed for. However, these are merely suggestions and do not highlight the possible dangers inherent in the toys, especially for younger children such as toddlers. As a parent, you have become an expert on baby-proofing your home, but did you know that you should also baby-proof your child’s toys?

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Avoiding the Madness and Staying Safe on the Roads During Dallas’s Black Friday Rush

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

Every year, on the Friday after Thanksgiving, stores open early while it is still dark outside to crowds of eager shoppers hoping to score a discounted deal on a hot item, such as a television or laptop. While many of the deals are attractive and can help bargain shoppers score holiday gifts for loved ones at a fraction of the regular retail price, Black Friday has a darker side. In recent years, the shopping holiday has become notorious for overzealous shoppers who will stop at nothing to nab a coveted deal in short supply. The Dallas news has extensively covered reports of stampedes at retail giants like Walmart. One spate of injuries that has been overlooked, however, have not occurred inside the stores on Black Friday but rather, on the streets.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

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