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Laptop Explosion Makes Headlines

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on September 7, 2017

When you think of “accidents involving technology,” most of us imagine knocking our smartphones off the table.

But a man living in Dallas had a different kind of technology accident. Coworkers pulled him from a meeting to show him that his laptop was emitting sparks. After the smoke cleared, three explosions had come from the laptop, and the battery cells were “flying across the room.” Read the rest »

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Help Children Avoid Burn Injuries

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on February 27, 2015

Texas Child Injury LawyerBurn injuries are among the most painful types of injuries, especially when they are severe. The risk of a secondary infection after a severe burn is also high. Young children are at a higher risk for burn injuries at home, because they do not yet understand the risks posed by everyday items like stoves, hot water, and candles.

Parents and other adults should do everything they can to prevent children from suffering burn injuries. Here are some tips for preventing injuries, courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Check your smoke alarms. Smoke alarms are one of the easiest ways to alert the whole family to the danger of a house fire caused by faulty wiring, a defective heater, or another danger. Check your smoke alarms at least once a month and change their batteries at least twice per year. Read the rest »

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This January, Add House Fire Protection to Your List of Resolutions

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on January 5, 2015

Burn Injury LawyerJanuary is one of the most common months of the year for house fires, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). The addition of heating equipment to a household’s daily routine increases the risk of fire during the winter months.

Although cooking-related fires remain the number-one cause of house fires in the U.S., heating equipment follows a close second, according to the USFA. Fireplaces, wood stoves, chimneys, and space heaters greatly increase the risk of a fire, especially when they are not maintained properly or they contain hidden defects. Between 2008 and 2010, 87 percent of heating-related fires were caused by problems with chimneys, flues, or the fireplaces or wood stoves attached to them. Space heaters can also increase the risk of causing carbon monoxide poisoning, especially if they are older models or contain hidden defects. Read the rest »

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

By The Law Office of WT 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 »

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Four Ways to Avoid Holiday Cooking Cuts and Burns

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on November 10, 2014

With the winter holidays just a few weeks away, families throughout Dallas, Mesquite and Fort Worth are making plans, buying supplies and preparing to start their holiday cooking. Although working in the kitchen always carries some risk of injury, you can reduce these risks for the ones you love by keeping some basic safety tips in mind.

Here are four ways that experienced Dallas injury lawyers protect themselves when cooking up holiday treats: Read the rest »

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Help Prevent Fires This Winter by Checking Your Home Heating Equipment Now

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on October 1, 2014

The winter months still seem far away when Texas families are headed to high school football games and other fun fall events. But by checking on your home heating equipment now, you can be ready when the cold weather rolls in.

According to the National Fire Prevention Agency (NFPA), half of all home heating fires are reported in the months of December, January and February – the coldest months of the year in the U.S., including Texas. Experienced Texas product liability injury lawyers recommend that you reduce your chances of a home fire by taking the time to examine your home heating equipment now, before you need it. Read the rest »

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