Month: March 2017

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  • March
    29 2017

    Studies Show Surge of Concussion Diagnoses

    The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) conducted a study looking at the diagnoses of concussions between 2010 and 2015 and the results are alarming.  BSBSA’s report titled, “The Steep Rise in Concussion Diagnoses in the U.S.,” examines claims from 936,630 insured members for diagnoses of concussions.  Recognition of traumatic brain injury (TBI) injuries has […]

  • March
    27 2017

    Truck Driving – Is Driving in Adverse Conditions Legal?

    Driving in adverse weather conditions causes one in ten accidents involving commercial motor vehicles.  Federal regulations and commercial motor vehicle driver handbooks specifically address driving in adverse weather conditions.  Adverse weather conditions such as snow, ice, sleet, fog, mist, rain, dust, smoke, or other materials negatively affect visibility or traction.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety […]

  • March
    24 2017

    Traumatic Brain Injuries: Symptoms, Treatment Options, and Legal Recourse

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can range in severity and are typically classified from mild to severe. TBIs can create long-term effects unique to each individual often including short term consequences such as headaches, dizziness, sleep problems, changes in mood, and possibly memory problems. The side effects of a minor TBI typically range from days to […]

  • March
    23 2017

    Tips to Prepare For Your First Deposition

    When your case moves to litigation, the defendants will want to take your deposition.  A deposition is form of discovery where you are asked questions, under oath, and are required to answer them.  Depositions are typically used for discovery of your side of the events, obtaining details about the injuries you suffered, your medical treatment, […]

  • March
    22 2017

    The Affirmative Defense of Unavoidable Accidents in Trucking Cases

    Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 94 requires a responding party to plead all specifically enumerating affirmative defenses and “any other matter constituting an avoidance or affirmative defense.”  If a party is going to claim the fault of a non-party, unavoidable accident, or sudden emergency, it must affirmatively plead such claim or defense. Like all affirmative […]