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How Pressure Sores Turn Deadly

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on April 11, 2020

Often when a patient is bedridden, unable to move, or confined to a wheelchair, pressure sores begin to build up along their skin. Appearing initially as bruising or blisters, pressure sores – or bedsores, as they are sometimes referred to as – can steadily build up until they damage skin, muscles, joints, tendons, and even bones. They are common in nursing homes where residents are not properly attended to or do not have many options to get up and move around. In the most serious cases, pressure sores can result in life-threatening medical conditions.

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The Fatal Reality of Trucking Accidents

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on April 8, 2020

In a recent year, over 4,100 people died in trucking accidents, and 86% of those that died were driving cars, riding motorcycles or bicycles, or walking. The reality is that large trucks are 20 to 30 times the size of an average passenger car, and when that mass is moving at 55 miles per hour and then collides with a vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian, it’s catastrophic. Every year, staggering numbers of deaths and injuries are the result of commercial truck accidents.

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Patent Proceedings During the COVID-19 Outbreak

By Derek Gilliland on April 6, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has affected patent applications and lawsuits, but not as extensively as other areas of law and both have continued apace. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has made a few concessions for applicants and has closed its Arlington, Virginia office to the public. Similarly, United States District Courts have postponed trials and in-person hearings. Yet a remarkable number of proceedings have continued.

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Why Soft Tissue Injuries Are Hard to Recover From

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on April 5, 2020

In most accidents, our bodies suffer the brunt of the damage in our soft tissue, namely the muscles, ligaments, or tendons. These parts of the body are important for balance, flexibility, and movement, and any untreated injuries can impact every aspect of our lives, from our jobs to how we sleep to our weight. Unlike bruises or broken bones, soft tissue injuries can take longer to heal than you might think.

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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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Posted in: Truck Accidents

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 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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Posted in: Truck Accidents

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