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Blog Posts in 2017

  • Can I Appeal a Personal Injury Judgement?

    Unfortunately, not every case is resolved as successfully as you may like. This can present a unique problem for personal injury cases, as you may be left with unpaid medical bills, a loss of work and wages, and an overall financial deficit due to your accident. In these instances, there lies the possibility of appealing your personal injury judgement, in which you are basically asking the court ...
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  • Who Is at Fault for an On-the-Job-Injury?

    When you are injured at work, you may be wondering how you will be able to move on from the process with the compensation you deserve. As a rule, employers are responsible for ensuring the health and safety of their workers. Oftentimes, these accidents are a result of negligence or misconduct, which is why it is vital the guilty parties are held liable for any injury or damage they may have caused ...
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  • Common Causes of Truck Accidents

    Truck accidents occur quite often, and they are so often devastating for all involved. Not only do they result in severe injury and physical damages to any vehicles, they are also especially traumatic in the emotional sense. It is no surprise the sheer size, weight, and power of a truck create an opportunity for catastrophic consequences. This is why it is vital, in case of a truck accident, you ...
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  • Why You Should Never Say “Sorry” After an Accident

    The experience of being involved in an accident can be frustrating and overwhelming, particularly if you sustained any injuries. In the midst of this chaos, it might feel entirely natural to apologize to the other driver involved, even if it was clearly not your fault. While this might seem like a nice gesture during a difficult time, it could cause significant harm to your personal injury case, ...
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  • The Anatomy of a Brain Injury Case

    Due to the fragility of our brains, as well as their vital role in our overall function, brain injuries can very quickly become permanent, lifelong, and irreversible. In case of a brain injury, you must enlist in legal counsel, care, and representation you can rely on. With the help of a qualified, experienced, and skilled Corpus Christ personal injury attorney such as ours at Sico Hoelscher ...
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  • Can You Sue if You are Assaulted on Private Property?

    All property owners and managers have a legal obligation to ensure their properties are safe and properly maintained, which includes providing adequate security. As such, if you were assaulted while on private property, such as a university campus or a bus stop, you might have a valid premises liability case against the property owner or manager and a chance at obtaining just compensation for any ...
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  • Who is Liable if Someone Breaks Into My Gated Community?

    Most people choose to live in gated communities for added privacy and protection. Many gated communities have security guards on staff and gated entrances that make intrusion difficult, but not impossible. So, if those promises of protection are broken and an intruder enters your property, do you know your legal rights? Crime in a gated community can occur just as it would in any neighborhood. ...
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  • Multi-Vehicle Accidents: Who is Liable?

    Determining responsibility in crashes that involve more than two cars or vehicles can be extremely tricky. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly one-third of all accidents are multiple-vehicle crashes, also called “pile-ups.” These types of accidents can be far more dangerous than collisions between two cars. The more vehicles involved, the more metal, ...
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  • Marijuana Friendly States See Rise in Car Crashes, Study Says

    Many people who voted ‘no’ on recent attempts to legalize recreational marijuana usage in their home states did so out of concern that “high” drivers would cause more car accidents. A recent Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) study seems to confirm those fears. The study looked into motor vehicle accident reports from Colorado, Oregon, and Washington collected after each state legalized marijuana ...
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  • The Unexpected Dangers of Summertime Driving

    Just about every motorist expects wintertime driving to be fairly dangerous, especially in regions that will see a moderate amount of snowfall. However, most do not know that the summertime can actually be the most dangerous time of the year to drive. According to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) data, a majority of fatal car accidents occur within the summer months, with some years ...
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  • How to Create a Safe Environment for a July Fourth Celebration

    One of the best highlights of summertime is the 4 th of July celebrations that take place across the country. As we celebrate Independence Day, we are proud of our country’s independence and the birth of a nation we love so dearly. It’s no wonder this is one of the most exhilarating and entertaining celebrations of the year. However, with all of the enjoyable celebrations and exciting fireworks ...
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  • Hidden Dangers: BBQ Grill Defects Cause Serious Injuries

    With warm summer days quickly approaching, folks across the U.S. are undoubtedly getting ready for weekends spent lounging in the backyard with good food and even better company. However, few realize how dangerous outdoor cooking can be, especially if you have a faulty grill. Numerous people are injured each year from defective grills, so before you plan your next BBQ, make sure you aren’t at ...
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  • What Should You Do If Your Child is Injured by Faulty Playground Equipment?

    More than 200,000 children under the age of 14 are injured each year in playground accidents, according to the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). While it may seem normal for children to injure themselves when they play, the NRPA reports that more than half of the annual playground injuries are the result of badly designed or defective equipment. Playground accidents shouldn’t be ...
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  • The Consequences of Handling a Personal Injury Case without a Lawyer

    Many people are tempted to resolve legal cases without the help of a lawyer, because they feel the expenses far outweigh the benefits a lawyer can provide. However, this is incredibly untrue. In fact, the consequences of handling a personal injury case without a lawyer are severe, and you are likely to regret tackling your case without the support and advocacy of a strongminded Corpus Christi ...
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  • 5 Ways to Injury Proof Your Home Pool

    In our recent blog, we discussed some of the most common pool injuries that can result from various risks and hazards – hazards which are certainly present at residential pools. Whether you have a pool at a home you rent or own, it is important to remember that you play a large role in ensuring that you, your family, and any visitors and guests are kept safe by reducing risks. When left ...
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