Austin Personal Injury Blog

  • 24-May-2016

    Making Streets Safer for Pedestrians

    Most of us switch back and forth between being a driver and pedestrian on a daily basis. Usually, we spend more time walking than driving. Whether we are taking a brisk walk for exercise, jogging, or walking from our car to an office building or ...
  • 17-May-2016

    When Accidents Aggravate Pre-Existing Injuries

    In 2012, the United States Census Bureau reported that nearly 1 in 5 people in the U.S. had a disability in 2010. The agency further reported that about 56.7 million people were living with a disability in 2010 – 19 percent. The report, known ...
  • 10-May-2016

    How Do I Know if I Have a Claim?

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2011 alone there were 31 million visits to emergency rooms due to “unintentional injuries.” In that same year, the CDC reports that unintentional injuries resulted in ...
  • 3-May-2016

    Time Limit for Filing a Personal Injury Claim

    If you were injured in a car wreck or some other type of accident, you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2013, 130,557 people were killed in “unintentional injury deaths” in the United States, an ...
  • 25-Apr-2016

    Do I Have a Premises Liability Claim?

    Accidents happen all the time, and the moment you step outside your front door, you run the risk of getting injured on someone else’s property. You could walk over to your next-door neighbor’s house for a barbeque and their Rottweiler can ...
  • 18-Apr-2016

    Teen Driver Accidents

    For many parents, the day their teenager obtains their first driver’s license, they feel excited for their son or daughter, but at the same time nervous about them being involved in a crash. Teens are young, they’re known to take risks, ...
  • 11-Apr-2016

    Traumatic Brain Injuries: What Not Everybody Sees

    What is a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a TBI occurs whenever a sudden bump, blow or jolt to the head disrupts the normal function of the brain. A TBI can also involve a penetrating ...
  • 8-Apr-2016

    Drugged Driving Accidents in America

    Americans are well-aware of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or an illegal controlled substance, such as marijuana, LSD, heroin, or methamphetamines. However, what many people do not realize is that there’s another danger ...
  • 5-Apr-2016

    10 Clear Signs that Another Driver Is Drunk or Impaired

    As drunk driving accident lawyers, we are proud to help victims of drunk drivers fight for justice from those that irresponsibly and recklessly injured them. At the same time, we want to make sure that people have the knowledge to prevent drunk ...
  • 29-Mar-2016

    Stay Connected With Fogelman & Von Flatern, LLP

    At Fogelman & Von Flatern, LLP, our goal is to remain connected with all existing and potential clients. Our team is active on a number of social media outlets and encourage you to check us out! You can follow us on any and all of the following: ...
  • 22-Mar-2016

    Deadly Causes of Truck Accidents

    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute, about 1 in 10 traffic fatalities involve large truck accidents. Of those, the majority of the people killed are the occupants of passenger-sized vehicles, and not ...
  • 15-Mar-2016

    Health Insurance & Personal Injury Settlements

    If you are injured in an accident and you have health insurance, before, during, or immediately following treatment, the clerical staff at the hospital or doctor’s office is going to ask to see and make copies of your health insurance card. ...
  • 8-Mar-2016

    What Not to Say After a Car Accident

    Until you are involved in a car accident, you may have not put much thought into what you say to auto insurance companies. But once you’re involved in a wreck, you need to watch what you say and do. If you aren’t careful, a misstep can ...
  • 1-Mar-2016

    Negotiating With the Insurance Company

    By far, the vast majority of personal injury claims do not end up in court. That is because when a settlement is reached, everybody wins. Litigation is expensive and risky, whereas settlement is usually the opposite. Still, there are those cases that ...
  • 23-Feb-2016

    Construction Accidents & Third Party Claims

    If you work in the construction industry, you know quite well the dangers involved. From careless coworkers, to employers who refuse to enforce safety regulations to poorly maintained equipment, the possibilities for an injury are endless. When it ...
  • 16-Feb-2016

    Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury

    What is a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? It is a type of brain injury that is caused by a sudden jolt or blow to the head. A TBI can also occur when an object penetrates the skull and enters the person’s brain, for example, from a gunshot wound ...
  • 9-Feb-2016

    When It's More Than a 'Whiplash' Injury

    Were you injured in a rear-end car accident? If so, there’s a good chance that you’ve experienced a whiplash injury. A whiplash injury is an injury to the neck, and it occurs when a car behind you slams into the rear of your vehicle. With ...
  • 3-Feb-2016

    City of Austin Pushes for Zero Traffic Deaths

    Officials in Austin have joined together to reduce the number of people who are killed in crashes on Austin’s roads. These efforts are coming to fruition a year after Austin had a record number of deaths – 102 in 2015. Last year Vision ...
  • 26-Jan-2016

    Can Truck Drivers Be Liable For Truck Accidents?

    Everywhere you turn, you see semi-trucks. They’re busy hauling goods across the country, for without them, our economy as we know it would come to a standstill. These eighteen-wheelers are the giants on the road and while they may account for a ...
  • 19-Jan-2016

    Workplace Violence: What You Need to Know

    Many people mistakenly believe that the workplace is always safe, that it’s free from violence. This is simply not the case. It’s true, violence can happen at home, or while you’re walking to your car at night in a dark parking lot. ...
  • 11-Jan-2016

    Dangers of Texting While Driving

    Drivers have one primary responsibility: To operate their vehicle in a safe manner. Since the task of driving requires a person’s full attention and focus, all drivers should resist the urge to engage in activities that take their eyes off the ...
  • 5-Jan-2016

    Premises Liability: Slip & Fall Claims

    With it being the winter season, we can expect more rainfall in the upcoming months, and when there’s more rainfall, the number of slip and fall cases increase accordingly. Of course, winter weather aside, people can sustain serious injuries in ...
  • 22-Dec-2015

    Dog Bite Claims in Texas

    Dogs can be excellent pets and great companions. More than that, they can be reliable guard dogs, loving friends for children, and even help people manage their stress or PTSD. These animals are truly unique creators that connect with us in many ...
  • 15-Dec-2015

    Workers' Compensation Laws in Texas

    If you recently suffered a work-related injury or discovered that you have an occupational disease, you may be wondering about your rights to workers’ compensation. If you happen to work for a private employer in Texas, you may or may not be ...
  • 7-Dec-2015

    Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?

    Under Section 71.001, when an innocent person is killed due to someone else’s reckless, negligent, or careless actions, certain family members have the right to file a “wrongful death” claim on behalf of the deceased. Let us say ...

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