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Suffer brain injuries from a dangerous product? We can help

When you purchase a product, you should be able to expect that it is not only effective, but also safe. This extends to everything from school supplies to food to technology. When companies do not safely design, manufacturer or distribute their items, Texas consumers like you might be at risk for brain injuries or other serious complications.

Sometimes injuries may seem so commonplace that it never even occurs to victims that they have a right to seek compensation. However, it does not matter how frequent or rare a type of injury is -- if a company's or manufacturer's negligence caused your injury, you may be entitled to legal recourse. Here are just a few examples of defective products and related injuries that are usually involved in products liability suits.

  • Defective medical devices
  • Food poisoning
  • Motor vehicle defects
  • Dangerous Toys
  • Oil spills

Wrongful death: 2 minors killed in Texas wreck

Authorities in Texas expect to file criminal charges in a recent fatal accident that left two children dead. The accident was apparently caused by a driver who failed to notice that another car was slowing down to make a turn. Although criminal allegations are not a required prerequisite for pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court, families may be able to use evidence collected by authorities in cases such as this to further support their claims of negligence.

A 33-year-old woman was heading northbound on U.S. 281 just before the wreck. She had slowed her SUV to a stop as she waited to turn left onto another road. However, another 33-year-old woman who was driving a pickup truck and traveling on the same road did not notice that the SUV in front of her had come to a stop. The truck driver struck the back of the SUV, pushing it into southbound traffic.

Tips for driving around large trucks

Many times, truck accidents are deadly. Sometimes, accidents are the result of the truck driver, such as one case in Texas where the trucker was under the influence of marijuana and prescription drugs, resulting in 13 fatalities. 

Other times, the individual in the regular car shares some of the blame. One big reason for truck accidents is many people do not know how to safely drive around a big rig. Here are some tips for when you have to pass a large truck on the freeway.

Fatal truck accident claims 13-year-old Texas teenager

Losing a child is one of the most devastating things that could ever happen to a parent. For one Texas family, this nightmare recently became a reality. The fatal truck accident involved a large gravel hauler, which struck a vehicle in the intersection of a red light. The victim may have been riding with friends.

The wreck occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m., when a 37-year-old mother was driving with at least two of her children and one other child. As she passed into the intersection, the gravel hauler T-boned the vehicle, killing a 13-year-old passenger. It is does not appear as if the victim was related to the driver, who was injured in the wreck and had to be transported to an area hospital.

Wrongful death: Driver charged in single-vehicle wreck

Texas police arrested the driver who they say is responsible for a fatal, drunk driving accident. The victim was a passenger in the driver's vehicle. However, being a passenger in a negligent driver's vehicle does not prevent the victim's surviving family from seeking compensation. As with many fatal accidents, families can usually seek a judgment for monetary damages through a wrongful death claim.

The wreck occurred at approximately 3 a.m., when the driver was trying to exit FM 1960. Police believe that he had trouble staying in his lane and accidentally collided with a concrete divider that separated the exit ramp from the main road. According to reports, neither the driver nor his passenger -- a woman -- were wearing seat belts at the time of the wreck.

Can you recognize the symptoms of brain injuries?

Injuries such as broken bones or deep cuts are easy to spot, but injuries inflicted on the brain are often less obvious. Understanding the symptoms associated with brain injuries can help victims of car accidents who may not understand the serious nature of their situation. Perhaps just as important is understanding any legal options that Texas victims of brain injuries might have.

Brain injuries are the result of an impact to a person's brain. In America, an average of 138 people die from these types of injuries every single day. While many types of accidents or impacts might cause a brain injury, some of the most frequent causes include car wrecks, slip-and-fall accidents, medical malpractice and more.

Victims suffer burn injuries in natural gas explosion

Two people in Texas were injured after a recent home explosion in Austin. Both of the victims suffered serious burn injuries across their bodies, for which they were hospitalized. Investigators say that the explosion was the result of a natural gas buildup, but they are still trying to figure out exactly what caused that buildup in the first place.

The explosion occurred at 1:30 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon, causing catastrophic damage to the home and significantly damaging at least one neighboring house. Five other houses and multiple vehicles were also damaged. Emergency responders noted that the victims who were in the home that exploded had critical burns across their bodies. However, they said that the injuries were likely not life-threatening.

Truck accidents: Collision sends students to hospital

A terrifying 18-wheeler accident recently sent 10 Texas students to the hospital. The driver who caused the wreck was apparently not injured. While serious injuries are not uncommon with these types of truck accidents, victims apparently only suffered minor injuries. However, this does not mean that they will not have potentially time-consuming or costly recoveries.

The driver of an 18-wheeler claims that the brakes on his vehicle failed as he was traveling on Texas Highway 71. He was apparently attempting to make a turn when, realizing that he could not stop, he tried to take evasive action to avoid causing an accident. Instead, his truck struck the highway's shoulder and ended up broadsiding the school bus, which was traveling in the same direction.

When a defective product causes brain injuries, legal help is key

As a consumer, you expect the products that you purchase to be effective and safe. Unfortunately, companies often prioritize their own profits over the safety of their customers. If you or loved one suffered harm -- including brain injuries -- from a dangerous product, you can seek compensation through the careful actions of a products liability suit. 

Purchasing a product is about more than expecting it to be safe; it is about your right to make a purchase that will not cause you serious harm. Companies and manufacturers are responsible for producing and selling items that meet established safety standards. Despite this responsibility, consumers across Texas suffer serious injuries from dangerous products each and every year. 

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