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Emotional Abuse: An Under-Reported Menace in Nursing Homes

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on April 2, 2020

When an elderly nursing home resident is physically or sexually abused or financially exploited, it usually leaves some physical evidence that a careful observer will notice. Emotional abuse, on the other hand, leaves no bruising, welts, or any physical signs of damage. The harm is psychological and invisible, but that doesn’t make it any less dangerous.

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Two Truck Collision in Reeves, TX Results in Tragedy

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on March 30, 2020

On January 8, 2020, 44-year-old Wajma Popal was killed in Reeves, Texas when her car was hit by a tractor-trailer. The crash, which involved three vehicles, occurred roughly 28 miles west of Balmorhea on Interstate 10, at approximately 1:15 p.m. The accident involved a head-on collision when the truck drifted across the center divide and struck Ms. Popal’s Nissan Altima. This resulted in the 18-wheeler rolling over and colliding with another tractor-trailer. Neither truck driver was injured. Wajma Popal died at the scene.

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Do You Know Your Aggressive Dog Breeds?

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on March 27, 2020

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but they can be a danger in the right circumstances. Sadly, as a result of rampant animal abuse and social bias, some breeds are more likely to bite or harm a person than others. While most people do not wish to demonize dogs, it is important to understand the statistical risks associated with each dog breed. Being keenly aware of these dangers can help a potential owner identify dangerous behavior and curb it through proper training and guidance. In addition, victims of dog bite attacks will have a better understanding of the larger problem when preparing a personal injury claim.

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How to Respond to Nursing Home Abuse

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on March 24, 2020

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, then you trust that nursing home to provide compassionate and competent care. However, abuse in nursing homes is a widespread issue in Texas and New Mexico. Your loved one may be at risk of financial, emotional, sexual, or physical abuse.

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What are the Limits of Workers Comp in Texas?

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on March 9, 2020

Injuries and illnesses on the job are challenging, especially when you are left disabled. Workers’ compensation is an insurance program for businesses that provides limited benefits to workers injured on the job. There is, however, a trade-off: under worker’s compensation, you waive the right to file a civil lawsuit to recover damages.

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What Information Should You Collect After a Trucking Accident?

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on February 28, 2020

When you or a loved one are involved in a trucking accident, the moves you make next can help make or break your case and your ability to receive fair compensation. Collecting the right information is crucial, and at Sorey, Gilliland & Hull LLP, we want you to understand the exact steps to take and information you should gather after a trucking accident.

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Whispering Pines Lodge’s History of Negligence

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on February 18, 2020

Recently, the Whispering Pines Lodge in Longview, Texas was fined for not providing immediate action following the reported abuse by one of their residents by a staff member. The abuse was reported on May 13th, 2019, but the nursing home did not contact the police until the next day. This violated Section 483.12 of the Department of Health and Human Services’s rules and regulations regarding long-term care facilities, which was placed into effect across the U.S. on October 4th, 2016. The federal law outlines the steps nursing homes must take to protect residents, which includes instant action when presented with potential danger or abuse. The nursing home has had many more incidents before this most recent 2019 case.

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How Caregiver Burnout Affects Seniors in America

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on February 8, 2020

Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion, as defined by the Cleveland Clinic. Stressed, burned-out caregivers may experience anxiety, depression, and fatigue. This state is often accompanied by a change in attitude toward seniors from positive and caring to negative and uncaring.

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How Social Media Can Affect Your Personal Injury Case

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on February 4, 2020

Most adults today use some type of social media. It allows us to stay connected with our friends and families and share information and updates about our lives. In very little time, users can relay vast amounts of personal information to large numbers of people.

In some cases, however, social media users post something that comes back to bite them. Speaking specifically, social media posts can impact your case if you are pursuing a personal injury claim for compensation.

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Top Reasons for Truck Accidents in Texas

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on January 31, 2020

A total of 4,136 people were killed in U.S. truck accidents in 2018, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Many factors can contribute to truck accidents nationwide, from negligent driving behavior to equipment failure to hazardous road conditions. In Texas, the following are the most common reasons for large commercial truck crashes.

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