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 »
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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What do you think of when you consider “traditional summertime”? For many in Texas, it’s the Texas State Fair that occurs every year as summer wanes.
But after the tragic accident at the Ohio State Fair, can you feel safe putting your family on the rides? Read the rest »
Accidents can happen anywhere. At home, on the road, at work, even to the most cautious of people. But, when they happen, serious financial and physical damages can be the result. So while accident prevention is and always should be the goal, proper planning also means knowing who to turn to if the worst happens. The Law Office of WT Johnson has over 25 years of experience and offers a free case evaluation if you’re injured. Read the rest »
Recently, a wave of child seat manufacturers have announced recalls of their popular child seats due to defects that render the seats dangerous for young children. For instance, BMW recalled 622,000 X3 and X4 SUVs manufactured between 2011 and 2017 due to a defect in the anchor used to secure the child seat to the back seat of the SUV. According to BMW, some child seats have thick, inflexible connectors that damage the BMW anchor. While a parent may believe their child is safely secured, the seat may become detached from the anchor, which may then result in disastrous injuries to the child. To remedy the issue, BMW has offered to reinforce the anchor even if it has not yet been damaged.
In another recall, the company Baby Trend manufactures the Trendz Fastback child seat, which is a standard 3-in-1 seat with a harness buckle. According to the company, the buckle itself is defective because it becomes stuck in the locked position, rendering the child trapped in the seat. This creates an especially dangerous situation when the parent needs to quickly and safely remove the child from the seat during an emergency. Baby Trend plans to replace the buckles.
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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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About 30 million children participate in sports in the U.S. every year. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), over 3.5 million of these young athletes get injured. While many injuries heal with no lingering damage, others can cause long-term impairments. Experienced Texas child injury lawyers encourage parents, coaches, and fans to watch out for the most common types of childhood sports injuries
. These injuries include:
Sprains and Strains
Ankle sprains are the most common sports injury in children, according to the NIH. A sprain is an injury to a ligament, usually one that connects a muscle to a bone in or near one of the joints. A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon. Read the rest »
Electricity is a must in nearly every Texas home. Most of us use reliable sources of electricity in order to carry out our basic daily tasks – everything from making a cup of coffee to running the pump for our tap water. But while electricity has revolutionized the way humans live, it can also pose certain risks if it is not handled safely in the household.
Experienced Texas product liability lawyers know how a hidden defect in an electrical product can easily cause dangerous shocks, burns, or household fires. Here are some “shocking” facts and figures about electrical safety and its risks:
- Over 30 people are killed each year by faulty electrical wiring or appliances, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Read the rest »
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.
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For 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 Dallas injury lawyer
, and some easy ways to avoid them.
- 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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If you would like to discuss your claim with a member of our team, don’t hesitate to call us at (214) 231-0544. We’re ready to help you, and won’t rest until you receive the settlement you deserve.