Houston Personal Injury Blog

Suffering a Ruptured Spleen in a Bike Accident Is Serious

Many individuals use bicycles as a form of transportation or for recreation or exercise. Unfortunately, there are many injuries that a person might suffer in an accident while riding a bike.  While head injuries have received a lot of attention, and rightfully so, many other catastrophic injuries can occur. One of these is spleen damage,… read more

Vehicle and Driver Requirements For Uber and Lyft in Texas

A common complaint about public transportation is the condition of the vehicles. The vehicles may be dirty, poorly maintained, and older. In addition, drivers may not be polite or friendly. The popularity of rideshare companies has given taxis and other public transportation options serious competition. In addition to the cost and convenience of rideshares, Uber… read more

5 Leading Causes of House Fires in Texas

The numbers tell us that most house fires in Texas are preventable. Nevertheless, they occur regularly and leave extensive property damage, and sometimes human casualties, in their wake. By understanding how these blazes occur, you can help reduce the risk of one in your home.  1. Cooking It’s unfortunate that an activity virtually all households… read more

FAQs: Car Accident Reports in Texas

If you drive a car, you are likely to be involved in a car accident at some point in your life. With any luck, it will be a minor accident.  But whether it is minor or major, you have responsibilities after getting into a car accident. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, one of… read more

Why All Motorcycle Riders Should Wear a Helmet Camera

Helmet cameras have become an increasingly popular choice for motorcyclists. Yet despite their availability and convenience, they’re still not considered a staple for biking safety.  Some bikers may feel that wearing a helmet is an unnecessary hassle. Others might view the choice to wear a helmet camera as indicating fear of an accident. However, wearing… read more

Should I Hire a Lawyer After a Minor Car Accident?

You might question your need for a lawyer to handle a minor car accident. Your skepticism may be justified – it all depends on how serious the accident was. If it was a minor fender-bender, your body suffered no impact, and your airbags didn’t inflate, you might not need a lawyer.  If you suffered anything… read more

IV Infiltration Can Cause Nerve Damage, Burns, or Amputation

An intravenous catheter (IV) is an essential piece of medical equipment that helps medical professionals save countless lives and allows millions to recover from illnesses and injuries. It is used to administer fluids — including blood, water, saline solutions, medications, and other liquids — directly into a patient’s vein. Although IVs are used every day,… read more

Dangers of Overloaded Trucks

We’ve all felt a sense of apprehension at the sight of an overloaded semi barreling down the highway. Instinct sends a natural warning to give a heavily-loaded truck a safe distance. This reaction exists for a good reason: an overloaded truck poses a life-threatening danger.  Overloaded trucks can be deadly, and strict regulations exist that… read more

5 Leading Causes of House Fires

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), across the nation, fire departments responded to nearly 350,000 home fires on average each year from 2015 to 2019. The devastating results for each of those years include an average of 2,620 civilian deaths, 11,070 injuries, and over $7 billion in property damage.  Fire prevention saves lives… read more

Johnson & Johnson Sunscreen Recall: Benzene Found in Sunscreen Products

In May 2021, Valisure LLC released a statement that it had detected benzene in several brands of sunscreen products, including Johnson & Johnson sunscreens. Valisure submitted a Citizen Petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asking the FDA to request a recall of the identified batches of contaminated sunscreen products. The petition contains… read more