Texas Personal Injury Blog

Truck Accident Wrap-Up for the Permian Basin

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on December 27, 2019

As the price of oil rises, we should expect to see more accidents in the Permian Basin. In 2017, 93 people died in trucking accidents on the Texas side of Route 285, which runs through Pecos, Texas, and Carlsbad, New Mexico. In 2015, the price of oil dropped… and the number of accidents dropped as well.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

Too Many Antibiotics, Not Enough Sanitation in Nursing Homes

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on December 23, 2019

The overuse of antibiotics is a serious problem in nursing homes. Over the course of a year, 50% to 70% of nursing home residents receive antibiotics. Up to 75% of antibiotics in nursing homes are prescribed incorrectly, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To address this problem, the CDC has released its Antimicrobial Stewardship Guide, with toolkits to help nursing homes optimize their use of antibiotics.

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Posted in: Nursing Home Abuse

Risks Associated with Tanker Trucks

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on December 20, 2019

U.S. oil production has experienced explosive growth over the past decade, largely due to drilling in the Permian Basin. Although the growth of crude oil production in the U.S. has had a stabilizing influence on the world’s oil markets, it has also created risks associated with tanker trucks for people traveling on smaller highways in rural New Mexico and Texas communities. Traffic is congested and accidents occur more frequently on routes to and from the Permian Basin.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

What “Damages” Can You Get in a Personal Injury Claim in Texas?

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on December 16, 2019

Damages recoverable for a personal injury claim in Texas depend on the extent of harm you have undergone and the amount fault you share for the accident or incident that caused your injuries. For purposes of damages, harm suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence in measured in dollar amounts.

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Falls: The Surprising Danger of Long-Term Care

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on December 12, 2019

Falls are a common occurrence in nursing homes and can have serious consequences for frail, elderly residents. Of the 1.6 million nursing home residents in the U.S., approximately half fall in a year, and one in three fall two or more times in a year, as reported by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Serious injuries from falls are a major reason for lawsuits against nursing home facilities and their staff.

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Posted in: Nursing Home Abuse

Insurance Denials: Why You Shouldn’t Take “No” for an Answer

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on October 28, 2019

Policyholders pay their premiums, and, in return, they expect to have insurance coverage when the need arises. To their dismay, too many policyholders find that their legitimate claims are being denied. In addition to claims denial, bad faith insurance tactics may include unreasonably delaying processing or payments or making a quick, lowball settlement offers.

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Why a Truck Crash Isn’t the Same as a Car Crash (and You Need a Different Lawyer)

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on October 15, 2019

If you are looking for an attorney after a serious truck crash, you should know handling car accidents is an entirely different legal skill set than handling truck accident cases. You need a lawyer with experience, and a history of success, getting settlements and awards for clients who have been hurt by trucking companies and their drivers.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

What’s in a Name? That Which We Call Trucks

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on October 1, 2019

The U.S. government classifies trucks according to their maximum operating weight, which includes the maximum load the truck can carry and the weight of the truck itself. The Department of Transportation (US DOT) assigns trucks a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and classifies them accordingly, ranging from Class 1 (the smallest) to Class 8 (the largest). One thing we know about trucks is the bigger they are, the harder they crash.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

“Death Highway” in Texas – What You Need to Know

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on August 26, 2019

Truck on Highway

US Route 285 has gained the name “Death Highway,” a reflection of the staggering number of fatal accidents that occur on this stretch of road. Route 285 once provided access to small farming communities. But with the discovery of oil and gas fields in the Permian Basin, it became a major thoroughfare for oil and gas trucks.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

Permian Basin 18-Wheeler Accident Statistics

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on August 19, 2019

Arid Region in Permian Basin

The booming oil and gas production in the Permian Basin comes with a cost: a shocking increase in tractor-trailer accidents. The staggering rise in 18-wheeler crashes has led to U.S. Route 285 being nicknamed “Death Highway.”

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

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