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Choosing the Right Attorney May Be the Most Important Decision That You’ll Ever Make for Yourself and Your Family

By Williams & Brown LLP on March 8, 2017

No one ever wants to need an attorney. But, if you or someone in your family has been seriously injured or killed because of the carelessness or negligence of another person or company, choosing the right attorney may be the most important decision that you ever make for yourself and your family.

Unfortunately, most people have no idea how to choose the right lawyer for a serious injury or wrongful death case. These types of cases are very significant because the outcome of the case can affect the medical care that the injured person receives and the financial future of your family for the rest of their lives.

Choosing the Right Attorney – one that is experienced and highly successful in obtaining results for his or her clients – is one of the most critical factors in determining the outcome of a serious injury or wrongful death case. Most lawyers know this, but most non-lawyers do not.

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4 Common Causes of Texas Broken Bone Injuries

By Williams & Brown LLP on April 12, 2016

While most broken bone injuries will heal normally, there are some accident victims who suffer more complex and significant broken bone injuries. A compound break (a broken bone that sticks out of the skin) or a break in a weight-bearing joint like the hip can lead to serious complications. These types of broken bones can leave people in debilitating pain that can severely impact their quality of life.

Common Causes of Texas Broken Bone Injuries

Williams & Brown LLP have helped many people who’ve suffered broken bones pursue personal injury claims. Here are the most common causes of broken bones our clients have faced over the years: Read the rest »

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What Are the Biggest Summer Drowning Risks?

By Williams & Brown LLP on June 10, 2015

Accidental drowning is the number one cause of death for children under age 5, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Near-drowning accidents cause tens of thousands of injuries each year, some of which result in permanent brain or organ damage.

Summertime in Texas means that families will be flocking to the state’s lakes, rivers, and the Gulf Coast, or staying home to enjoy family swimming pools and hot tubs. You can help yourself and those you love stay safe while enjoying summer water fun by keeping in mind the biggest summertime drowning risks and ways to prevent them: Read the rest »

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Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Concussion

By Williams & Brown LLP on August 11, 2014

Waco LawyerConcussions send over 173,000 children to the emergency room every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  While children under age 10 are more likely to suffer a head injury from playing or bicycling, the top cause of head injuries in older kids and teens is organized sporting events. As Texas school kids head back to their classrooms, practice fields, and courts this year, parents and teachers need to stay alert for the signs of concussion in students.

Experienced Texas brain injury lawyers encourage grownups to review the CDC’s checklist of concussion signs and symptoms.  Some of the more common signs include: Read the rest »

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Texas Upgrades Work Safety Hotline

By Williams & Brown LLP on July 28, 2014

Over twenty years ago, the Texas Legislature passed a law creating a 24-hour work safety hotline.  Now, the hotline isn’t just open round the clock – it’s also manned by live staffers, according to a recent article in The Texas Tribune.

While many experienced Texas work injury lawyers have known about the hotline, fewer have tried calling it, especially after the work day ends.  This is because a glitch in the voicemail system was turning away callers who tried to connect to the hotline after business hours. Read the rest »

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Kick Off the School Year with a Lesson in Safety

By Williams & Brown LLP on July 21, 2014

Child Injury LawyerThe new school year is just around the corner, and experienced Texas pedestrian accident attorneys are encouraging families to help their kids stay safe while traveling to and from school.  Each new year represents new accomplishments and new freedoms for children.  Whether your kids have been walking themselves to school for many years or are just starting to travel on their own, don’t forget to remind them of a few essential safety tips.

Here are some back to school pedestrian safety tips for kids and families, courtesy of the National Safety Council:

  • Know your route.  Before school starts, walk or bicycle the route to and from school with your children.  Be “safety sleuths” during the trip: practice identifying places where accidents might occur and safe ways to help prevent them.  If your kids wait at a bus stop, tell them to always wait away from the road until the bus comes to a complete stop. Read the rest »

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Four Ways to Protect Your Family’s Health during a Long Power Outage

By Williams & Brown LLP on June 24, 2014

Power outages can happen any time of year. During summer, storms or rolling blackouts or brownouts caused by stress on the power grid can result in power outages. While most Texas families are used to power outages that last only a few hours, an outage that continues for days can put unnecessary stress on your family or even put you at greater risk of illness or injury.

Experienced Texas personal injury attorneys recommend that families prepare for longer power outages in order to prevent injury and protect their health. Here are four things to consider when preparing your household: Read the rest »

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Combine Safety and Fun by Teaching Kids to Swim This Summer

By Williams & Brown LLP on June 6, 2014

Nearly 400 children under age 15 drown in swimming pools and hot tubs in the U.S. each year, according to recent research from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Three in every four of these tragic accidents involve a child under the age of 5. Half of swimming-related injuries and 85 percent of deaths take place at someone’s home.

Because drowning is still the number-one cause of death for young children, the CPSC and dedicated Waco, Texas personal injury lawyers recommend that families teach children to swim. Signing children up for swim classes and teaching them at home are both options for many families. Because kids learn best when there’s an element of fun, add regular swim lessons to their summertime routine to build skills and encourage family togetherness. Read the rest »

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Four Ways to Stay Safe This Memorial Day Weekend

By Williams & Brown LLP on May 19, 2014

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and families throughout Texas will be enjoying the warm weather with fun and friends.  Help the people you care about enjoy their Memorial Day safely with these four tips from experienced Texas personal injury attorneys:

  1. Drive safe.
  2. Make sure everyone wears a seat belt on every trip.  Summer is also a good time to check children’s car seats to ensure they fit the child’s height and weight and that they are installed correctly.  Keep your cell phone available only for emergencies or when the vehicle is parked in a safe place. Read the rest »

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Are You Ready for Dog Bite Prevention Week?

By Williams & Brown LLP on May 14, 2014

May 19-25 is Dog Bite Prevention Week. If you have a dog or know someone who does, this week is a good time to review ways to prevent dog bites. Although most dogs are well-behaved, even the calmest dog may bite if it feels threatened or afraid.
Texas Personal InjuryIf you own a dog, keep these tips in mind:

  • Socialize puppies so they feel comfortable around people and other animals.
  • Train your dog to follow your basic commands, like “sit,” “stay,” “no,” and “come.” Always use a leash when in public. Read the rest »

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