Austin Personal Injury Attorneys' Blog

Are Bus Crashes Becoming More Common in Texas?

Are bus accidents becoming more common in Austin? In October, two school buses and a Jeep collided in southeast Austin. Two people were evaluated for injuries. According to Austin Independent School District, school bus crashes are happening at a slightly higher rate this year compared to 2016. At this time in the year last year, there were 33 school bus crashes. We’ve already hit 39 this year. School Bus Accident Rates According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), school buses are the safest vehicles on the road and one of the safest forms of transportation overall. Despite this, accidents do happen and children can suffer injury or die, especially in high-speed side impact crashes or rollovers. On average, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that about 134 people die in school bus-related crashes every year. Only 8 percent of those are occupants of the bus. Statistically speaking,…
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After Being Trapped in Burning Car, Couple Sues Repair Shop

A harrowing Texas car accident in 2013 led to a $42 million verdict for the victims and their suffering. News of the verdict was first reported in October 2017. Marcia and Matthew Seebachan were driving in Dallas in 2013 when they were in an accident. The accident caused the car to catch fire and the roof to collapse, trapping the couple inside. This resulted in burns and crush injuries, but fortunately, the two made it out alive. The couple then filed a lawsuit against John Eagle Collision Center, alleging that faulty repair work led to their severe injuries. According to the lawsuit, the collision center used glue instead of welding to repair hail damage on the vehicle’s roof. This caused the roof to fail during the accident. The roof separated from the vehicle, bent one of the sides of the car outward and punctured the gas tank below the driver’s…
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Survey Says One in Five Teens Have Suffered This Injury

Has your teen suffered this shockingly common injury? According to the Journal of American Medical Association, one in five students in grades eight, nine and 10 have suffered concussion before. And no – we don’t just mean football players. A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The causes include bumps, jolts and blows to the head. You can also suffer a concussion from forces that cause your brain to bounce around or twist inside your skull. When these injuries occur, your brain releases inflammatory particles that cause damage. It doesn’t just have to be one hit, either. A series of smaller hits can lead to a concussion. Over time, multiple concussions can lead to neurodegenerative conditions like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Some refer to concussions as “mild” traumatic brain injuries, but this language is deceiving. Concussions are serious. Even if you do not show immediate symptoms, such…
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