AUSTIN, Texas. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident or due to a slip and fall or other accident, the road ahead might feel daunting. Fortunately, you are not alone. There are many avenues available to you to help you heal, recover, and move forward with your life. So, what can help you walk this … [Read more...] about Healing After Your Personal Injury: A Roadmap
AUSTIN, Texas. According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, free will is the concept that humans, and other rational beings, have the ability to actively choose a course of action from a range of options. Yet, as scientists have learned more about how the brain works, the idea of free will … [Read more...] about Could Your Belief in Free Will Affect How Your Drive?
AUSTIN, Texas. It’s known as the “In My Feelings” challenge. People have been posting videos of themselves dancing to Drake’s new song. This, in itself, can be a fun way to connect with friends, family, and strangers but when individuals involve their motor vehicles in their dance moves, the videos … [Read more...] about Jumping Out of Moving Cars is Deadly—Don’t do the “In My Feelings” Challenge
AUSTIN, Texas. According to Scientific American, living in a low-income neighborhood could increase your risk of car accident injuries or death. Why? Poorer neighborhoods have poorer road design. Researchers found that residents in the poorest neighborhoods were six times more likely to suffer … [Read more...] about At Risk of Injury—Your Health Insurance Company Might Know, And May Be Charging You Accordingly
AUSTIN, Texas. The New York Times reports that 22 women and their families will receive $4.7 billion in a lawsuit that claims that asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products resulted in the women’s ovarian cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, talcum powder that contains … [Read more...] about Johnson & Johnson Must Pay $4.7 Billion in Baby Powder Lawsuit
AUSTIN, Texas. Pain and suffering damages are considered the most subjective figure in any personal injury settlement. While medical bills and lost wages often come along with pay stubs and receipts as evidence of loss, pain and suffering damages are based on each person’s subjective experience … [Read more...] about Could New MRIs Make Pain and Suffering Settlements Easier to Determine?
AUSTIN, Texas. On July 1, Georgia will join 16 other states and the District of Columbia to outlaw the use of hand-held phones while driving. As more people are injured and hurt due to distracted driving, other states have considered following suit. Yet, according to the Insurance Institute for … [Read more...] about It is Still Legal to Use a Hand-Held Phone While Driving in Texas. Should It Be?
AUSTIN, Texas. Brass knuckles are illegal in Texas. However, a new popular kitty key chain that also doubles as a brass knuckle has some worried that people could get injured. Not only are the kitty key chains hard and sharp, if they are used as a weapon, they can penetrate the skin or eyes, … [Read more...] about Own a Self-Defense Keychain? You Might be Breaking the Law
AUSTIN, Texas. The New York Times reports that a doctor is being sued after it was discovered that she was recording videos of herself dancing during surgery. Lawyers representing clients who are suing the doctor for medical malpractice discovered videos that the doctor had been posting online to … [Read more...] about Doctor Dances During Surgery: Why It’s a Problem