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My Baby Choked on a Toy, Can I Pursue Legal Action?

 Posted on January 15, 2023 in Personal Injury

El Paso product liability lawyerIt is most parents' worst nightmare: what started as their baby innocently putting something into their mouth ends in a terrifying choking incident. Most people know that babies putting toys in their mouth is a common and important form of early childhood development. However, things can become scary and even deadly when a baby begins choking on a toy. Parents are responsible for ensuring that toys carrying a well-known risk to babies, like marbles or building blocks, must be kept safe from their children. But what about toys that are supposed to be safe for babies and infants?

When a toy that is supposed to be safe for babies and infants malfunctions—perhaps breaking into small piece—or if the packaging fails to warn the parents of the possible danger, resulting in your child being injured or even killed by a toy or defective piece of a toy, you may be able to take legal action. Consider contacting an experienced attorney who has worked in cases that deal with babies or infants sustaining injuries or death by choking on a toy that was supposed to be safe for their age. 

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What Are the Most Common Vehicle Defects?

 Posted on December 20, 2022 in Car Accidents

El Paso personal injury lawyerSince driving a car is such an integral part of our everyday lives, we often forget that driving is a privilege under the law and not a right. As a result, we take driving for granted. Cars are excellent forms of transportation, and, for many Americans, they are a necessary form of travel. In Texas especially, we rely heavily on our cars to work and elsewhere. However, what happens when a vehicle is hindered by a defect? Well, the results can be devastating. 

When a car is affected by a defect, they often turn into 5,000-pound projectiles, resulting in catastrophic car accidents. This is because many defects often cause the vehicle operator to lose control. When this happens, people are often severely injured and sometimes even killed. If you have suffered a personal injury because of a vehicle defect, please consider contacting a skillful vehicle defects attorney knowledgeable in product liability and who can help you pursue the compensation you may be entitled to.  

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Pursuing Damages After a Motorcycle Accident Left You Paralyzed

 Posted on December 08, 2022 in Personal Injury

El Paso motorcycle crash lawyerWith thousands of miles of open roads in Texas, motorcycle riders can experience a profound sense of freedom and exhilaration that only a Texas road can provide. However, if history has taught us anything, serious injuries can transpire when we least expect them. This is especially true for motorcycle accidents. Motorcycles can be enjoyable, but they can also be exceedingly dangerous. Unlike driving in a car, where you are relatively protected by what is around you through the car's construction and airbags, a motorcycle leaves you much more exposed to what is around you.  

Since you are more exposed to what is around you, motorcycle accidents can lead to devastating injuries such as spinal cord injuries. Such injuries are often permanent and can be debilitating to the point where you can no longer work or do anything on your own. Rehabilitation for a spinal cord injury can be a lifelong process. This is often a devastating reality, especially if your injury was caused by the negligence of someone else. If you have been paralyzed in a motorcycle accident, contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who will protect your rights and help pursue the compensation you may be entitled to. 

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Overloaded Trucks Can Cause Lethal Accidents

 Posted on November 28, 2022 in Truck Accidents

El Paso personal injury lawyerTrucks are an essential part of our economy, but they cause serious dangers when the people responsible for transporting goods are careless about ensuring that trucks are properly loaded. There are strict federal and state regulations that dictate how much cargo can be loaded in a certain amount of space and how that cargo needs to be distributed across a truck bed so that unsecured cargo accidents can be minimized. Unfortunately, these regulations are sometimes disregarded, causing truck accidents that have serious and fatal consequences. 

Why Is Overloading a Truck Dangerous? 

When a vehicle as strong and large as a truck is capable of carrying tons of cargo, a few extra pounds may not seem like a big deal. But an overloaded truck carries serious safety problems, including: 

What Should I Do if an Insurance Company Offered Me a Low Settlement?

 Posted on November 10, 2022 in Personal Injury

El Paso personal injury lawyerAs anyone who has been hurt in a serious car accident can tell you, the impact of a car crash can be long-reaching and unpredictable. In addition to the medical treatment that the driver and passengers often need, people injured in car accidents often miss work, have long-term changes in their physical or cognitive abilities, and suffer from psychological trauma that requires professional intervention. 

Finding out that an insurance company has given you a lowball offer for your settlement can quite literally add insult to injury. The last thing you want to do as you recover from a car accident is to have to fight for fair compensation for your injuries, yet because of the enormous expense and long-term implications of your injuries, taking the time to get a fair offer is crucial. If you have been in a car accident and have received what seems like a low or unfair offer from the responsible driver’s insurance company, you do not have to manage the situation by yourself. Get help from a Texas personal injury attorney who is familiar with insurance companies and their tactics. 

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El Paso Semi-Truck Crash Kills Two

 Posted on October 26, 2022 in Truck Accidents

El Paso personal injury attorneyLast week in El Paso’s Upper Valley, two women were killed when a semi-truck pulling a cargo trailer crashed into a passenger vehicle as the vehicle attempted a U-turn at an intersection. Texas has several hundred fatal trucking accidents every year, each accident leaving behind grieving loved ones looking for reasons for their loss. 

If you have lost someone you love in a Texas car crash, it is important to determine whether the other driver’s actions were responsible for the accident. An experienced personal injury attorney can complete an investigation into the causes of the accident on your behalf. If the other driver had even partial responsibility for the crash, you may be able to recover compensation for a wide range of losses, including lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and more. 

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Common Causes of Rollover Car Accidents

 Posted on October 12, 2022 in Car Accidents

El Paso rollover car crash injury lawyerWhile all types of car accidents have the potential to cause serious and even fatal injuries, rollover car accidents are responsible for a disproportionate share of car crash fatalities. The majority of rollover accidents happen on highways at high speeds and a car may roll laterally or longitudinally, depending on the speed and direction of the accident. Because drivers and passengers are commonly ejected from the car in these accidents, they easily suffer extreme injuries or death upon impact with the ground. Even when passengers’ bodies remain in the car, the chance for severe injuries is still high.

When rollover accidents occur, it is important to determine whether another driver, motorcyclist, pedestrian, or other third party was responsible for causing the accident so injured parties can bring a personal injury lawsuit. If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a rollover car accident, a Texas personal injury attorney may be able to help. 

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What Can I Do If My Baby Choked on a Toy? 

 Posted on September 27, 2022 in Personal Injury

Van Horn Defective Product LawyerAs every parent knows, children–especially infants–cannot help but put everything in their mouths. While this behavior may be an important part of childhood development, it is also a major source of stress for parents who are constantly trying to keep their children from choking to death on small objects. 

Parents are responsible for making sure that toys with small parts and known risks, such as building blocks and marbles, are kept safely out of the reach of young children. But what about toys that are supposed to be safe for infants? What about toys that break into small pieces, or packaging that fails to notify parents of the toy’s hazardous potential? If your child has been injured or killed by a toy or broken piece of a toy, you may be able to take legal action. 

Non-Fatal Choking Accidents Can Still Cause Serious Injuries

News headlines stand as a warning to parents all over the country when a young child tragically chokes to death on a toy. But even when a child does not die in a choking accident, she can still suffer serious and even life-threatening injuries. Examples of such dangerous circumstances include:

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How Is Property Damage Determined After a Texas Car Accident? 

 Posted on September 07, 2022 in Car Accidents

El Paso County Personal Injury LawyerAfter a car accident in which another party was at fault, the other party’s insurance company will be responsible for compensating you for the damage done to your vehicle in addition to any personal injuries you may have suffered. But how do insurance companies assess a car’s value? And more importantly, how can you make sure that you are not getting shortchanged by a company trying to save a few bucks? Read on to learn more and then contact a Texas car accident injury attorney for help with your case. 

How Do Insurance Companies Assess the Value of Car Damage? 

Insurance companies use a claims adjuster to verify the basics of the accident and make an initial assessment of the cost of the damage. To do this, they need to see the car in person as soon after an accident as possible. Remember that while a claims adjuster is responsible for accurately assessing the damage done to your car, they are also looking out for the insurance company’s financial interests–meaning they might try to minimize or overlook certain damage or attribute it to a cause other than the crash. For this reason, it is always a good idea to try to be present during the adjuster’s visit.

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3 Questions to Ask After a Trucking Accident

 Posted on August 23, 2022 in Truck Accidents

el paso truck accident lawyerWhen an 18-wheeler crashes, it can cause extreme harm to others involved. Smaller personal vehicles offer little protection from the forces involved in trucking accidents. You may be worried about how you can prove that the trucker or trucking company was at-fault if their insurance company resists admitting liability. You will need to know exactly what kind of negligent behavior the trucker was engaged in during the moments leading up to the crash. If the crash was cauesd by an equipment malfunction, you will need to know whether a part of the truck failed and contributed to the crash. Most importantly, you will need an aggressive attorney to fight for the settlement you deserve. There are a series of questions that your attorney will want to determine answers to during the truck accident injury claim investigation. 

Information Your Attorney May Seek Out

Investigating a trucking accident can be complicated. Because these crashes involve extreme forces, the accident scene may be quite a mess. Finding out exactly what happened can be quite an undertaking, but our lawyers are always up for the task. Some questions your lawyer will want to determine include:

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