I Have Been Hurt, Now What?

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Being involved in a car accident or truck accident can be a very traumatic experience especially if the accident was not your fault.  If you have been involved in an accident and you been injured, it is common to have questions regarding the legal course of action. Springer & Lyle is available to answer your questions, such as who pays for the damages and who will be responsible for the medical bills.   It is a good idea to understand some of your basic rights in case an accident happens.  Here are some helpful tips: What is Personal Injury? A personal injury or wrongful death caused … [Read more...]

Dangers of Distracted Drivers

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From the moment everyone learns to drive, we are reminded, "Keep your eyes on the road and your mind on your driving," as well as "You have to drive for yourself as well as everyone else on the road." The reality is that we often do anything but. That's why, at the law firm of Springer & Lyle, we represent those who have been injured through the negligence of others, regardless of the cause. The causes of car or truck accidents are numerous, but when a driver causes an accident because of those distractions they need to be held accountable. Cell phone use is becoming a major cause of … [Read more...]

What To Do If You Are In a Car Wreck

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If you are like the majority of the population, you spend a great deal of time in your vehicle. With all of daily commuting to work and/or school, running errands and vacationing, the chances are fairly high that you will be in at least a minor car wreck at some point in your life.  Because of distracted driving due to cell phones, the chances of being in an accident are increasing regardless of how responsibly or defensively you drive.  A car accident can happen at any time, so it is essential to know what to do if you are in a car or truck accident and the importance of contacting either … [Read more...]

Six Things You Hope Truck Drivers Are Not Doing

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When a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle collide, the consequences can be deadly. Although accidents happen, there are generally causes for these accidents that could have been avoided. A truck and car accident is often fatal, because the size of the commercial truck makes it a more serious threat to other vehicles on the road. Like any type of accident, each truck accident is unique. However, there are several causes of truck accidents that can often be avoided and Springer & Lyle are here to help if you get injured as a result of a negligent truck driver that fails to take proper … [Read more...]

What To Do If You Are Hit By a Drunk Driver

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Each time you get on the road, you take care to follow the traffic rules and regulations. Unfortunately, there are others who do not abide by the same rules as you, so there is always a risk of being involved in a car accident.All too often there are people who endanger all of those who cross their path by drinking and driving. When a drunk driver makes the decision to get behind the wheel of their car, they are putting themselves and the lives of all those they come in contact with at risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drunk driving kills one person every 48 … [Read more...]

Physicians Observations Preceed Generic Drug Recall

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Cleveland Clinic's cardiologist, Dr. Harry Lever, noticed repeat occurrences patients reporting chest pain when switched off of brand name Toprol and onto generic equivalents of this beta blocker used to treat high blood pressure. Once returned to Toprol brand version of the drug, the chest pains disappear. Dr. Lever reported this to the FDA but had no proving evidence aside from his observations. Sadly, his observations had a base as we now see two large Indian manufacturers, Wockhardt and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, announcing recalls of more than 100,000 bottles because their products were … [Read more...]

City of Denton Bans Texting and Other Cell Phone Activities

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The Denton City Council voted unanimously to outlaw texting and most usage of mobile phones with the exception of vocal conversation in the entire city excluding interstates and their service roads. The following information is gathered from reports by the Denton Record-Chronicle, The Dallas Morning News, and NBC-5 News. Heated testimony filled the council chamber as citizens reported of incidents where pedestrians and bicyclists are injured as a result of neglectful and distracted driving while using cellular devices. One pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on the historic Denton Square and … [Read more...]

Air Bag Failure Spurs Nissan Recall

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Fred Meier and James R. Healey of USA Today report of nearly one million Nissan and Infiniti brand vehicles being eligible for recall due to passenger air bag failure. Here's the article posted March 26 at USAToday.Com : Nissan is recalling 1 million vehicles because the air bag system software might not be able to tell whether there is a person sitting in the front passenger seat, so the air bag might not inflate in a crash. It's the second passenger air bag recall for some of the vehicles. Last April, 82,038 2013-model vehicles from the same group were recalled because a sensor was … [Read more...]

Attorneys Refusing Medical Cases

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There is problem faced by many who are harmed in a medical setting: Attorneys refuse their cases, not because the harm didn’t happen but because the potential economic damages are too low. It’s estimated that hundreds of thousands of patients a year suffer some type of preventable injury or die while undergoing medical care. For many of these patients or surviving family, a lawsuit is the only hope to recover losses, learn the truth about what happened and ensure the problem is corrected. But lawyers may have to invest $50,000 or more to pursue a case, and they usually only get paid if they … [Read more...]

Callous Workers Comp System To Blame for Unnecessary Injuries and Deaths

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Houston Chronicle Columnist Patricia Kilday Hart reports how legislative "reforms" that favored insurance companies have gone too far. Delays in response to doctors' recommendations led to the premature fatal condition of a Harrison County deputy sheriff who was injured in a high speed chase. Read this compelling article from the Houston Chronicle, August 25, 2013. Further … [Read more...]