Month: September 2016

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  • September
    29 2016

    MAJOR ACCIDENT CAUSED BY UNATTENDED 18 WHEELER ON BEAUMONT HIGHWAY, TEXAS

    On September 17, 2016, a young woman was transported by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital after she collided with the rear of an 18 wheeler that stopped on a Beaumont highway.  According to authorities, the driver of the 18 wheeler stopped his truck in front of the business where he was dropping his load […]

  • September
    29 2016

    COMMON INSURANCE DEFENSE TACTICS IN HANDLING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASES

    In traumatic brain injury cases, insurance companies often employ the same defense tactics.  We all know that insurance companies are in the business of making money.  As such, they usually face a tremendous amount of pressure from their shareholders and board of directors to cut expenses and increase their profit margins.  To that end, insurance […]

  • September
    28 2016

    TEXAS CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE § 140: HOW DOES IT APPLY TO SUBROGATION RIGHTS IN TEXAS?

    An issue often arising in personal injury settlements is a health insurance company’s right to subrogation.  In Texas, there are two types of subrogation: those existing by contract and those in equity or law.  Equitable subrogation arises in every instance in which one person has paid a debt for which another was primarily liable and […]

  • September
    26 2016

    IS A CONCUSSION A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY?

    There is a common misconception that a concussion and a traumatic brain injury are the same thing.  However, there are studies that suggest that using these terms interchangeably can lead to improper diagnosis, treatment, and/or recovery.[1]  So, is a concussion a traumatic brain injury?  Even though all concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries, not all […]

  • September
    22 2016

    NEW TECHNOLOGY IN DIAGNOSING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES

    Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are a serious health problem, and it is a major cause of death and disability in the United States, accounting for 30% of all injury related deaths.[1]  TBI is commonly referred to as the “silent epidemic” because in many cases the consequences related to the injury and which affects a person´s […]