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6 Questions to Ask During a Consultation With a Personal Injury Lawyer

Getting the right lawyer to represent you in your personal injury lawsuit is of great importance for your case. When searching for a lawyer you want to look for someone who has experience with personal injury cases such as yours, and has a proven track record of positive verdicts and settlements in these cases. Finding such an attorney is not easy, which is why you need to make sure that you ask the right questions during a first consultation. Here are six questions you should ask that can help you determine whether a personal injury lawyer is the right fit for your case: 

October CPSC's Children's Products Recalls

You would never imagine that the toys or clothes you buy your children harming them, but they can because of negligent companies. Product recalls are important to stay on top of to avoid injuries. To help protect your children from injuries, here are some of the October Consumer Product Safety Commission's children's products recalls: 

What to do After a Hit-and-Run Accident

You never dream that you would end up the victim of a Texas hit-and-run accident, but it happens more often that you would expect. A hit-and-run occurs when someone flees the scene of an accident to avoid taking blame, and it's a serious crime. To help prepare you in case you ever end up in a hit-and-run accident, here is what to do: 

How to Choose a Motorcycle Helmet

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that motorcycle helmets saved 1,829 motorcyclists' lives in 2008, and that 823 more could have been saved if all motorcyclists had worn helmets.Motorcycle accidents can be fatal, especially if you aren't wearing a helmet, or didn't choose a helmet that fits you properly. Here are three tips on how to correctly choose a motorcycle helmet: 

Some of the Most Common Personal Injury Claims

Accidents caused by another person's negligent behavior happen often and can have serious consequences for the victim. Personal injury can involve high medical bills, loss of income due to not being able to work and even psychological trauma. If you've suffered personal injury caused by someone else's negligence you are entitled by law to be compensated for any damages from the person that was negligent. 

What to do After a Head Injury

Head injuries are frightening since they can lead to traumatic brain injuries. A traumaticbrain injury can change your life forever, and many times are caused by the negligence of someone else. It's important to know what to do if you or a loved one ever experience a head injury, so here are four tips on what to do after a head injury: 

Salmonella Outbreak Spreads to Texas

A public health alert has been issued for Foster Farms raw chicken after 278 people have developed salmonella food poisoning, most likely from the Foster Farms chicken. There have been five cases of salmonella food poisoning in Texas that have now also been linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak.

How Serious is a Texas Marijuana Possession Charge

Being charged with marijuana possession is something that shouldn't be taken lightly. In Texas, marijuana possession will at least be charged as a Class B misdemeanor (if you were caught with 2 ounces or less). Most minor possession charges are not the end of the world, though you do want to see a lawyer to learn about your legal defense options. Misdemeanor charges can still cost you a lot of money and in more rare cases, send you to jail. Your driver's license can also be suspended for up to six months following a possession conviction. If you need your driver's license for your work, this can be disastrous. 

5 Tips on How to Drive in the Rain

In Texas, usually we don't have to worry about driving in the rain. So when there is rain, car accidents are likely to occur since most Texan drivers don't know how to handle the bad weather. To help protect you and your loved ones, here are a five tips on how to drive in the rain: 

Why You Shouldn't Text and Drive

Texting and driving has become a bit of an epidemic in the U.S. Our phones are asking for our attention at all times of the day and even though most people realize that texting behind the wheel is dangerous, many still regularly engage in the activity. Statistics show that half of all teenage drivers admit to regularly texting while driving and another 18% admit to sometimes text and drive. Not only teenagers engage in this dangerous behavior however, with about 40% of people between 20 and 34 admitting to regularly text behind the steering wheel. 

The Reality of Injury Caused by Medication

With the amount of people that regularly take prescription and over-the-counter medication it is obvious that there is a lot of money involved in the pharmaceutical industry. While there's a lengthy procedure including many clinical trials to follow to get a drug approved to be sold in the U.S., sometimes unsafe drugs are still pushed onto the market. 

How to Deal With Police Officers That Abuse Their Power

While law enforcement is there to help you, truth of the matter is that sometimes police offers abuse their power to get you to make incriminating statements, or let them search your car or home. In order to deal with such situations, you need to know what your basic rights as a citizen are and how to make sure that they are not violated when you are dealing with police officers. 

How to Act When You Get Pulled Over

When you get pulled over by the police, there are a few things that you should do that can help you challenge the ticket in court if you are charged with a traffic violation. While being pulled over can be a stressful experience, it is important that you stay calm and polite because anything you do can be used against you later on.

How Does an Alibi Work

If you are being charged for a crime that you didn't commit, an alibi could provide the evidence that you didn't have anything to do with the committed crime. We're not talking about made up alibis here of course. If you didn't commit the crime that you're being charged for, there's a good chance that someone can truthfully provide you an alibi. Let's have a look at some of the intricacies involved with using an alibi defense. 

Tips for Preventing Burglary

While the number of burglaries has declined most years in the last few decades, still more than 2 million burglaries were reported in the U.S. in 2012. This is still a very large number, which is why it's a good idea to take some measures that can help prevent your house from being burglarized. A few simple to implement tips can already stave off many burglars. 

4 Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

When your spinal cord is injured, your life is changed forever. Spinal cord injuries can paralyze you, affect your bladder control and sexual function, restrict your ability to breath, or even lead to death. To help protect you from becoming a spinal cord injury victim, here are four common causes of spinal cord injuries: 

Three Common Misdemeanor Offenses

Misdemeanors and felonies are the two major types of crimes defined by the United States federal criminal code. Misdemeanors are lesser offenses that are normally less severely punished than felonies. For the same general category of crime it is possible to be charged with either a misdemeanor or felony depending on the level of severity. For example for assault, if someone only threatens to harm a person without actually doing it then this would usually be classified as a misdemeanor; if however someone actually executes an assault, bodily harming someone, then a felony will be charged.

Common Distractions While Driving

Every year many people get into car accidents that involve a distracted driver. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation in 2011 around 387,000 people were injured and almost 3,500 killed in accidents caused by a distracted driver. Many seemingly innocent actions performed while driving a car can distract a driver and increase their chances of getting into an accident. Let's look at the most common activities that cause distraction while driving. Avoid these activities as much as possible while behind the steering wheel to decrease your chances of getting into an accident. 

How to Exercise Your Right to be Silent

It's not just in the movies that people have the right to remain silent when arrested. The famous "you have the right to remain silent" speech that you've surely heard many times in movies and TV shows during an arrest scene actually represents one of the few instances in which Hollywood is being true to U.S. criminal law. Police officers warning you about your rights - the so-called Miranda rights - is normal procedure. So if you are being questioned by the police, when do police officers need to warn you about your Miranda rights and how can you exercise your right to remain silent? 

3 Common Causes of Construction Accidents

Construction is a booming industry in Texas, which is great for the economy, but construction sites are also one of the most dangerous workplaces in America. In 2011, there were 738 construction accidentfatalities in the U.S. To help you avoid serious construction accident injuries and fatalities, here are three common causes ofconstruction accidents: 

Personal Injury From Skiing and Snowboard Accidents

Skiing and snowboarding has become very popular over the last decade. With more people being on the slopes, accident numbers have also increased. Skiing and snowboarding accidents can be very serious and sometimes even lead to death. If you have been involved in a skiing or snowboarding accident, you might be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. 

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