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What Qualifies as a Catastrophic Injury?

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Catastrophic injuries are just what they sound like - injuries that have catastrophic consequences on a person’s life. But if we want to get specific about it, knowing what does...
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What is the Jones Act?

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With extensive coasts on the Gulf of Mexico, it is no surprise that both Louisiana and Texas have an extensive offshore workforce. However, what happens when these seafarers get injured?...
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What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

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Being involved in an accident can be a truly traumatizing experience, even if you are lucky enough to walk away without any major bodily injuries. While a bone fracture or a burn...
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What Is Force Majeure in an Insurance Contract?

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You take out insurance coverage to protect yourself from foreseeable bad events. For example, when you buy car insurance, the insurance company understands that you may crash your vehicle in...
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What Is Considered Sexual Abuse in Texas?

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Understanding sexual abuse in Texas can help you protect your legal rights. If you or someone you know is a sexual abuse victim, there are ways to protect yourself and...
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What Is Considered Sexual Abuse in Louisiana?

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Sexual abuse is highly traumatizing for victims. It can include several types of conduct, including unwanted touching, sexual advances, and much more. Sexual abuse in Louisiana is also a crime,...
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What Is a Texas Worker’s Comp Waiver Form?

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Navigating Texas worker's comp can be fraught with difficulty. State laws confuse the process, and claims are frequently denied or underpaid. Employees may be better served by signing a worker's...
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What Is a Mass Tort?

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A mass tort case handles many plaintiffs who suffered similar injuries from the same circumstance or incident. It can cover a few dozen to tens of thousands of plaintiffs in...
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What Is a Jones Act Vessel?

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If you were injured while working on a boat or similar vessel, you may recover compensation for your injuries under the Jones Act. However, there are strict requirements you must...
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What Is the Statute of Limitations for Sexual Abuse in Texas?

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Sexual abuse is one of the most tragic crimes, whether it occurred to you as an adult or as a child. The damage done to you and others can include...
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What Are the Risks of Persistent Headache After an Accident?

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Motor vehicle crashes, sports injuries, occupational accidents, assaults, and falls may result in concussions, a type of head injury that causes bruising of the brain. Concussions are also known as...
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What are the risks of fracking on your property?

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Hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as fracking, is an unconventional way of extracting oil from the ground for commercial purposes. This technique blasts water, sand, and chemicals into the bedrock...
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What Are the Risks of Nerve Damage?

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Nerve damage, or peripheral neuropathy, affects 2.4% of people worldwide and carries a number of long-term risks, including burns, falls, foot wounds, infection, sepsis, and amputation if left untreated. Early...
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What Are the Most Common Industrial Accidents?

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Employers have a responsibility to protect workers from harm while in their employment. Failure to do so leaves the employer open to liability for any injuries that occur. Many common...
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What Are the Most Common Injuries From Head on Collisions?

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Car accidents are deadly. Especially head-on collisions when the force of impact is tremendous. In the cases where this type of accident isn’t fatal, the injuries can be life-changing. In...
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What Are the Most Common Injuries Sustained in Motorcycle Accidents?

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Motorcycle accidents occur for different reasons, with varying degrees of impact. Some have more severe adverse effects than others. Sometimes, the negligence of motorists causes motorcycle accidents, and other times...
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What Are the Most Common Spinal Injuries From Accidents?

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The spine is central in the human body’s structure, and unfortunately, it is highly vulnerable to the violent force of an accident. And when a person injures their spine, it...
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What Are the Psychological Effects of a Serious Vehicle Accident?

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Survivors of serious motor vehicle accidents often suffer from psychological damage, particularly if a crash was especially violent or a death was involved. Drivers, passengers, and even witnesses can develop...
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What happened at the Deepwater Horizon?

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The Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010 caused 134 million gallons of oil to pour into the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 people and injuring 17 more. It had devastating ecological...
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What Are the Risks From a Shattered Knee Injury?

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A person's ability to walk, run, crouch, and jump are all dependent on healthy, functioning knees. A shattered knee injury can cause significant pain, and you may need extensive medical...

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