Texas Personal Injury Blog
Once you’ve successfully settled your loved one into a New Mexico nursing home, the last thing you want to deal with is an eviction. Unfortunately, nursing homes may evict residents for financial reasons, which is traumatic for all involved. If you’re loved one was wrongfully evicted from a nursing home or is being threatened with eviction, it is crucial to understand his or her rights, and your recourse. At Sorey, Gilliland & Hull LLP, we understand the importance of protecting your elderly family members. The first step in defending against wrongful eviction is empowering you with the knowledge and understanding of the law.
Cement trucks are a hazard on the roadways. With cement loads weighing up to 30,000 pounds, they rank among the heaviest, if not the largest, trucks. Their top-heavy design makes them prone to rollover, particularly when fully loaded with cement. Their weight makes them difficult to maneuver, and they require more stopping distance to avoid a crash. In a collision with a cement truck, passenger vehicle occupants are likely to suffer serious or fatal injuries.
When car companies design a new vehicle, each model is put through a series of crash tests to identify safety features and weak points in the vehicle’s structure. Most vehicles are designed to properly absorb the impact for the rear and the front of the car, and seatbelts and airbags provide additional support in the event of an accident. However, the side and corners of vehicles offer the least protection for passengers.
When you become a nursing home resident, you expect fair, responsible treatment from staff, doctors, and other residents. But for LGBT residents, there is a constant fear of discrimination and abuse. As a result of the AIDS crisis, there were few elders in the LGBT community to provide guidance for younger generations, fight against discrimination in the nursing home industry, and form inclusive groups for older LGBT individuals. Many LGBT individuals who are in or beginning to enter nursing homes lack the necessary legal and social support to defend against discrimination and, ultimately, abuse.
The Permian Basin has become the breadbasket of the oil and gas industries in Texas, resulting in a massive fleet of trucks running each day throughout this region. Among these high-powered vehicles are frac sand trucks, which provide critical material to the various oil wells in Permian Basin and the Midland oilfields. This material is utilized in the fracking process, which has allowed the energy industry to access a large surplus of oil and gas, but it requires an equally large amount of sand. One well can consume roughly 50 million pounds of frac sand and would require a constant supply from trucking companies.
When you’re in an auto accident, one of the worst things you can do is minimize your injuries. Truthfully, it’s not only about the value of your claim or lawsuit – it’s about your ability to recover and live the rest of your life without suffering from long-term pain and discomfort.
Oil field work is a hazardous occupation in which workers risk serious injury on a daily basis. Potential accidents on an oil field include toxic chemical exposure, falls from heights, heavy equipment failure, and gas explosions. If you have been seriously injured on an oil or gas extraction site, depending on the nature and cause of your injuries, you may be entitled to recover compensation from a third party, in addition to workers’ compensation benefits.
The job of a truck driver is a difficult one. They are required to drive for long periods of time, with no easy place to stop for a shower, or even to just go to the bathroom. A trucker can regularly work 70-hour weeks, and likely won’t see their home or family for days at a time. Taking that into consideration, is it any wonder that our country is facing a trucker shortage?
Unfortunately, that shortage could mean our roadways are becoming far more dangerous.
As surprising as it may be, bed rails are a significant cause of injury and death in nursing homes. Unsafe bed rails can lead to entrapment and falls, causing thousands of injuries every year in the U.S. All bed rails should be used with caution, particularly among older adults, as we are warned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Because of their sheer size and weight, tractor trailers can cause serious injuries when they collide with passenger vehicles. Many truck accidents can be avoided when big rigs are operated by skilled drivers with proper training, rest, and focus, but poor road conditions can affect every type of driver and vehicle. The combination of hazardous roads and 18-wheelers can lead to catastrophic accidents.
18-wheeler Driver Fell Asleep And Killed Driver.