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Woman files lawsuit after cherry-picker crane causes brain injury

In Texas and elsewhere, an injury to the brain can be one of the most devastating of all types of injuries. Even for those lucky enough to retain cognitive function, a brain injury can leave a person struggling with lifelong health issues. When the injury occurs, it is often difficult to determine just how severe or far-reaching the effects will be, or the degree of medical care that will be required throughout the remainder of the victim's life.

To this end, a woman in another state filed a lawsuit against a signage company after its alleged negligence resulted in a variety of injuries, including a traumatic brain injury. In March 2015, the woman walked by a crane device commonly known as a cherry picker. The company was using the cherry picker to perform work on a sign. As the woman passed beneath it on the sidewalk, the crane operator lowered the bucket without warning.

4 common causes of truck accidents

Commercial trucks present unique risks to motorists and passengers in smaller vehicles. Tractor trailer operators must be aware of the risks associated with their large vehicles and drivers of passenger vehicles must be cautious when sharing the road with trucks. Small mistakes and errors can lead to injuries and fatalities. Even the most skilled and patient truck drivers can cause or contribute to accidents due to the risks associated with the weight and size of their vehicles. Common causes of truck accidents are discussed below.

Common Texas playground surface material may be dangerous product

Texas playgrounds and many other school and public play areas across the nation have been outfitted with a surface made from ground-up tires. The substance, known as rubber mulch or tire crumbs, is supposed to provide a softer surface to protect kids in case of falls. Many parents, however, are now claiming that the dangerous product is exposing their children to toxins.

A group of parents in another state has recently filed a suit against a school district in regard to the allegedly hazardous material. The group, which goes by the name Keep Turf Safe, is suing on the grounds that the school district installed the tire crumb fields without conducting an environmental review or notifying parents ahead of time. Their children, the parents complain, are now in danger from exposure to the carcinogens, heavy metals and other toxic substances contained in the crumbled rubber.

Car crash into side of Texas day car injures 6 children

It's a huge fear for many parents: they head in to work only to get a phone call informing them that there has been an accident involving their children. In this case, the car crash at the Texas day care thankfully did not result in any fatalities. However, six children were injured when a woman ran her SUV into the side of the building on Feb. 3.

Police report that an elderly woman was attempting to park that Friday morning in front of the day care center. Somehow, instead of applying the brakes, she accidentally accelerated her SUV. The vehicle smashed through the front of the day care.

Important facts about traumatic brain injury

Brain injuries are common with deadly effects. According to the Center for Disease Control, traumatic brain injury contributes to roughly 30 percent of all injury-related deaths. A TBI is caused by external trauma and can range from mild concussions to severe disabilities.

People with TBI often experience impaired cognitive functions, physical movement and emotional functioning. To determine if you or a loved one may have a TBI, learn more about the causes, symptoms and facts about TBI.

Fatal car accident in Texas claims lives of 2 sisters

A Texas man is facing homicide charges after allegedly causing a car crash on Jan. 14. The 30-year-old driver was arrested for his involvement in a fatal car accident that killed two sisters and injured at least one individual. In lieu of $20,000 bond, he was reportedly remanded to the Hidalgo County Jail.

According to police reports, at approximately 7:45 that Saturday morning, the man was driving his pickup truck south on Farm-to-Market Road 490. As he drove around a bend, his pickup crossed into the northbound lane. This resulted in a head-on collision with an oncoming Nissan Sentra that contained four passengers, per police reports.

Samsung appliance declared a dangerous product after injuring 9

Many, if not most homes in Texas and across the United States contain a washing machine. How frustrating would it be, though, to have paid for such an expensive home appliance and then not be able to use it? This is the issue that many consumers of a Samsung washing machine are now facing, afraid to use the dangerous product despite the company's promise to repair it.

Almost three million washing machines were recalled by Samsung in November 2016 after reports that the appliance was shaking so violently that some exploded. So far, a total of nine injuries have been reported, including one incident of a broken jaw. One mother of three has a washing machine in her home but cannot use it to do her laundry, for fear it might hurt her children.

Burns can cause unexpected health complications

Almost everyone suffers a burn at one time or another, and while painful, the injury is usually not severe. However, according to the National Institute of Health, burns are most common in young children and the elderly, and the statistics show that more than two million people require treatment each year. The effects of severe burns range from infection to joint problems, and some of these devastating medical issues can be traced back to negligence.

Multi-vehicle fatal accident on I-10 leaves 2 dead, 2 injured

Traffic was closed for hours on Interstate 10 close to Vidor after an 18-wheeler collided with two trucks on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the multiple vehicle crash at approximately 12:15 p.m. Sadly, the fatal accident left two people dead and two more injured.

An Isuzu flatbed truck was headed west on the interstate in the inside lane when the driver slowed down for upcoming traffic. As the truck began to decrease its speed, a Kenworth tractor semi-trailer read-ended it. The semi then crossed the concrete divider and entered eastbound traffic, where it struck an oncoming Ford pickup in a head-on collision.

Getting the care you need after a traumatic brain injury

Brain injury is a national epidemic, according to the Texas Brain Injury Alliance. It is estimated that more than 144,000 Texans sustain brain injuries each year. That is one every four minutes. More than 381,000 live with a disability caused by a brain injury.

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