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Legal help to get compensation for injuries in crash

A crash affects not only those who were involved in the accident but also their family members--a car accident can leave accident victims and their loved ones reeling in its aftermath as they try to come to terms with either losing a loved one or seeing a family member suffer through their injuries. The process can be frustrating-as you are trying to come to terms with what happened, insurance companies start hounding you, offering settlements and hospitals come knocking for payment on the bills.

Multiple dead in fatal multi-vehicle car crash

When a sudden car accident claims the life of a loved one, family members often feel devastated not only by their loss but by the senselessness of the act-they do not understand what happened and why the driver who caused the accident was not more careful in avoiding the crash. The daughter of a couple who died in a fatal multi-vehicle car accident in Texas recently voiced the same sentiment, just asking to understand what happened.

Industry's push for heavier trucks could compromise safety

Certain segments of the trucking industry are pushing for new legislation that would allow heavier commercial trucks to take to the nation's roadways. However, some safety advocates fear this would place other motorists in considerable danger.

Know about distracted driving's triple threat

Distracted driving is the cause of many accidents throughout the country. Cellphones, radios, GPS, food and even kids in the back of the car can be huge distractions that take the focus of the driver off the road. Some may get away with driving distracted for a time, but in a split second the consequences can be deadly both for a driver who is not paying attention and those nearby.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

If you suspect you are suffering from a Traumatic Brain Injury ("TBI") after an accident, contact Michalk, Beatty & Alcozer, L.P., even if you haven't been diagnosed yet. If you are still under the care of a physician, but have not yet been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury, you may want to discuss your symptoms with your doctor so that you may receive a proper diagnosis. Symptoms may include:

Texas and Large Truck Accidents

Big rig accidents are a fairly common occurrence in the great state of Texas. Our state beats out the rest of the states in truck accident fatalities by surprisingly high margins. For example, in 2014, there were 532 fatal large truck accidents in Texas, representing a 14.2 percent rate. California, in the number two spot, experienced 281 truck accident-related fatalities, a 7.5 percent rate. Texas even holds the tragic distinction of the record holder for "highest number of large truck accident occupants killed," at 114. Oklahoma follows with a far lower 41 deaths.

Unsecured Furniture Increases the Risk of Traumatic Brain Injury

When you have a small child in your home, you must take precautions to ensure that your home is safe for the child. Even with the best supervision, children move quickly, so minimizing potential hazards is essential. Most parents childproof their homes by securing cabinet doors, placing harmful chemicals out of reach and blocking access to electrical outlets. However, parents often forget that certain types of furniture in the home can pose a risk to children as well.

Car Accidents and Sleep Deprivation

Are you sleep deprived? You're not alone as there are approximately 33 percent of Americans who don't get enough sleep. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of three people in the U.S. get less than 7 hours of sleep per night on a regular basis.

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