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Blog Posts in 2017

  • Common Habits of the Average Driver That Can Cause Car Accidents

    Operating a motor vehicle safely and avoiding car accidents requires constant attention and carefulness. But, as pretty much anyone will admit, it is easy to pick up a bad driving habit that can increase the likelihood of getting into a collision. Even more frustrating is how hard it can be to put bad habits down. Knowing about those habits, some of which you might have done yourself without ...
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  • Can I Sue My Doctor for Overprescribing Opioids?

    When you suffer a painful injury or illness it’s very likely your doctor will prescribe opioids, a category of pain medicines. Unfortunately, opioids can be extremely addictive and can sometimes cause more harm than good. If your doctor overprescribed pain meds, resulting in a serious injury or the death of a loved one, you may have a medical malpractice claim. Medical professionals understand how ...
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  • Can Brain Injuries Be Caused by Chemical Exposure?

    Brain injuries can be a severe problem for a number of reasons, the biggest of which is science is still not completely clear on how the brain works. For all points and purposes, the brain is the command center of the body, telling muscles when and how to move, organs how to function, allowing you to respond to outside stimuli, and so on. When people sustain a brain injury, however, doctors may ...
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  • How Fatigue Can Lead to Workplace Injuries

    Being tired at work is tough. Many of us have been there, nearly dozing off in the middle of a task, or sitting at a desk. Not only is being fatigued at work straight-up torturous, but it is also unsafe. In fact, employers are developing a greater awareness of the risks associated with being fatigued on the job, especially when performing jobs that require one’s full attention and alertness. What ...
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  • 6 Tips for a Preventing Workplace Injuries

    In a work setting, maintaining a safe and clean workplace is crucial to preventing injuries as well as improving the morale of employees. Not only is this beneficial for employees, but it can also help an employer avoid potential fines for failing to be in compliance with certain rules and regulations intended to protect the wellbeing of workers. Safety is important for both traditional office ...
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  • Differences Between the Average Car Accident & Truck Accident

    Trucking accidents are noticeably dissimilar from car accidents in most cases, and for more reasons than just one vehicle is incredibly larger than the other. The differences are not cosmetic, either, but can actually considerably change how any resulting personal injury claims or lawsuits will be managed. In order to improve your chances of winning fair and maximized compensation in a truck ...
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  • Be Aware of Swimming Pool Dangers to Prevent Pool Accidents This Summer

    Everyone wants to beat the heat now that the summer is once again in full swing. For many families in Longview, Texas, and the rest of the country, staying cool means staying in the pool. Before you and your loved ones grab a towel and go for a dip, make certain you have done all you can to help prevent swimming pool accidents. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns, more ...
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  • Who's Liable If I'm Injured in a Ridesharing Accident?

    Ridesharing is the practice of using technology to hire a one-time, shared car rides on short notice. The most popular ridesharing services are Uber and Lyft, two companies competing for the same customers. Few people expect to get into a car accident when taking an Uber or Lyft to their next destination. However, accidents do happen. That is why these two companies, in particular, have opted for ...
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  • What Not to Say After a Car Wreck

    Your parents may have told you to say “sorry” after breaking something or hurting someone’s feelings. People are largely polite when it comes to also saying “please” and “thank you” in public. While this evidence of politeness is largely a good thing, it can be terrible for you after a car accident . Collisions can be jarring, frightening, and disorienting. You may not know who exactly was at ...
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  • Do I Need to Pay Taxes on my Settlement?

    We are occasionally approached by clients who are unsure whether or not they will be required to pay taxes on the funds they receive from their verdict or settlement. It may be thrilling to win a personal injury case, but the sudden thought of a large tax burden can really toss a wet blanket on your happiness. Fortunately, for those people, there is some good news: most types of damages you may ...
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  • Common Injuries

    Have You Been Injured in an Accident? At Erskine & McMahon LLP, we know how mentally and physically painful car accidents can be. Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading sources of injury in the United States, causing almost 10% of all injury-related visits to the emergency room, according to Dignity Health . If you were in an accident, you’ve likely suffered some type of injury. If so, we ...
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  • Safe Driving Tips

    Trust Our Experienced Lawyers at Erskine & McMahon LLP Did you know over 10 million car accidents take place each year? According to the National Safety Council, these incidents aren’t always deadly, but they can be dangerous, costly, and may lead to confusing legal issues. To better prevent these unnecessary incidents from occurring in the first place, Erskine & McMahon LLP encourages all drivers ...
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  • Why Taking Pictures After a Car Accident is Important

    In our After a Car Accident page, our Longview car accident lawyer mentions taking pictures as a crucial step to perform following a collision. It is imperative to understand that having reliable evidence can determine whether or not an injured victim obtains a reasonable compensation. Photographic evidence paints the clearest picture possible of the incident. Now that our cellphones are equipped ...
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  • How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help After a Car Accident

    If you suffered serious injuries and property damage in a car accident, it is imperative to obtain experienced legal representation from a qualified personal injury attorney. Even when you believe the case is cut-and-dry since the other party is clearly at fault, the process of recovering your entitled compensation can be complicated without the help of a lawyer. The following are the benefits of ...
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