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  • Does Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet Decrease Vision?

    Motorcycle riders are among the most vulnerable individuals on our public roads and highways. With virtually no protection against passenger vehicles and trucks, motorcyclists face immensely high risks of suffering injuries in auto accidents, including catastrophic injuries, brain injuries, and death. As these risks are so pronounced, safety advocates across the nation have worked tirelessly to ...
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  • Can I Get a DWI If I’m Driving Under the Legal Limit?

    Driving while intoxicated ( DWI ) is a serious criminal offense in the state of Texas, and those convicted of the crime face a number of serious penalties and consequences. These penalties, including possible terms of imprisonment and license suspensions, can also be elevated when aggravating circumstances are involved, including child passengers, accidents and injuries, multiple convictions, and ...
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  • Why Brain Injuries Need To Be Taken Seriously

    A brain injury is defined as any trauma to the scalp, skull, or brain. It can be a minor bump to the head or a penetrating injury. Regardless of how minor or severe the injury is, all brain injuries should be taken seriously, given the major risks they can pose to one’s health and well-being. If you have sustained a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, you must seek the skilled and ...
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  • Have You Been Wrongly Accused of Domestic Violence?

    Domestic violence is a serious offense and can incur some severe punishments that can impact your life forever. However, not everyone who is accused of this crime is guilty and it is important to know what steps to take next if you have been wrongly accused of this abhorrent crime. One of the most vital steps you should take is to seek legal advice immediately to set you on the right path and ...
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  • What Types of Defense Strategies are Used in Murder Cases?

    Criminal charges involving the loss of another life are among the most serious charges one can face. Because charges like murder and manslaughter pose some of the most severe penalties, it becomes essential for the accused to work with experienced criminal lawyers who can help them craft defense strategies tailored to the unique facts and circumstances of their case. While murder cases are not as ...
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  • What is Considered an Unlawful Search & Seizure?

    Our criminal laws are created to penalize individuals for what our society has agreed to be unacceptable conduct. While we bestow the power of enforcing these laws to our government and various public law enforcement agencies, we do not allow the government to indiscriminately violate individual rights and freedoms when doing so. As such, all Americans have rights that protect them from the ...
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  • Attorney Scott Palmer Named One of D Magazine's 2017 Best Lawyers

    Attorney Scott Palmer of Scott H. Palmer, P.C. is known throughout Dallas as a trial lawyer that continually strives for the utmost success. Recognizing both his drive and his achievements, D Magazine has announced that he has earned a spot on its 2017 list of Best Lawyers. This is not the first time Attorney Palmer has been named to this group. He was also included in 2002, 2006, 2011, 2012, ...
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  • Can I Get a Restraining Order Removed?

    In the state of Texas, two types of restraining orders are available – family violence protective orders and sexual assault protective orders – both of which are issued by a judge after a plaintiff files an application and proves that a legally defined form of family violence or sexual assault has occurred. These orders exist to protect victims of harassment, stalking, or abuse from further acts ...
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  • Can a Brain Injury Cause PTSD?

    Traumatic brain injuries have the potential to greatly impact the lives of victims. While brain injuries are unique in their severity and consequences, they can result in significant issues involving a person’s physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being. From mild traumatic brain injuries, or concussions, to moderate and severe brain injuries resulting in long periods of unconsciousness, the ...
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  • Brain Injuries: What You Need to Know About Concussions

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are known for their unpredictable nature and for their ability to have serious and debilitating long-term consequences for victims. Although every injury is unique, the unique and mysterious nature of the human mind make it difficult for medical professionals to always accurately identify why or how a brain injury can have negative effects on victims. This is ...
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  • 3 Types of Railroad Accident Lawsuits

    Train and railroad accidents are not exceedingly common, but when they do happen, they have the potential to result in widespread and devastating losses. This is because trains are massive, high speed machines that often transport many people – people who chose to ride the train because they believed it was a safe form of transportation and that all parties responsible for the operation of tracks ...
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  • Can DWI Be a Felony in Texas?

    In the majority of Texas cases involving DWI , or driving while intoxicated, drivers are typically charged with misdemeanor level offenses. This is especially true of first-time offenders who were stopped and arrested without any incident. Although DWIs are more often than not charged as misdemeanors , this does not mean that every DWI case will be a misdemeanor, especially if aggravating ...
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  • Theft Crimes & Penalties Under Texas Law

    The state of Texas takes criminal offenses involving theft, or larceny, very seriously. While charges and penalties can range widely depending on the unique facts involved, all theft crimes have the potential to result in severe and even life-altering penalties, including hefty fines and terms of imprisonment. Additionally, having a theft crime conviction on your record can make it difficult to ...
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  • Defective Product 101: Types of Product Liability Claims

    Consumers purchase things they believe to be safe, often because it is assumed product manufacturers have reportedly done testing, followed protocol, and informed consumers of any potential risks or dangers. Unfortunately, as we have seen for many years and among many different types of products, dangerous products can still find their way into the marketplace, where they can cause serious harm to ...
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  • Georgia Father's Murder Conviction in Hot Car Case Highlights Legal Distinction Between Murder and Manslaughter

    Earlier this week, Justin Ross Harris was sentenced to life in prison after a jury in Georgia convicted him of murder for leaving his toddler son in a hot car while we was at work. The case attracted national attention, in part because Harris was also found to have been sending explicit messages to multiple women and minors, but also because Harris was being charged with intentionally killing his ...
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