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Is the Texas State Fair Safe?

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

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 »

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Avoid Accidents the Whole Year Round

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

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 »

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How Do I Protect My Children from Defective Child Seats?

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on February 24, 2017

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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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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Top 5 Child Sports Injuries In Texas

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on March 7, 2016

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 »

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This February, Think About Electrical Safety

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on February 9, 2015

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 »

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Plan Ahead for a Happy, Injury-Free New Year

By The Law Office of WT 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 Dallas accident lawyers reduce their own risk of a serious injury: Read the rest »

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Four Ways to Avoid Injuries While Holiday Shopping

By The Law Office of WT 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 Dallas 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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Four Ways to Prevent Injuries at Railroad Crossings

By The Law Office of WT 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 »

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Safer Costume Design Means a Safer Halloween

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on October 22, 2014

Halloween and fall festival parties top the list of favorite holidays for many Texas kids. Parents, caregivers and teachers can help make these holidays more fun and memorable for kids by keeping safety tips in mind.

Every year, experienced personal injury lawyers throughout Texas talk to families whose children have been injured due to a thoughtless or careless costume design. You can help reduce the risk of a costume-related injury for those you love by planning out costumes that are less likely to cause accidents. For example:

  • Choose a costume kids can move in. Have your child try on the costume before you buy. Can the child move freely? Does the costume allow the child to walk normally, without holding a long cape, billowing skirt or other item out of the way? Can the child wear his or her normal shoes with the outfit? If the costume has a mask, does it allow for full range of vision? Read the rest »

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