Sign In

    What Is Pain And Suffering?

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Personal injury lawsuits can provide compensation for more than just medical bills or lost wages. They can also award financial settlements for pain and suffering. To learn more about how pain and suffering is defined and how awards are decided, watch this video.

    Pain and suffering damages can be claimed in both intentional and unintentional torts, as long as the plaintiff can prove that he sustained damages. These awards are not always standard because they are based on individual experience and injuries.

    If you have experienced physical or emotional distress because of someone else’s negligent acts, call The Carlson Law Firm today to discuss filing a personal injury lawsuit. Our experienced attorneys can be reached at (888) 335-7492.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney. 

    4 Examples of Defective Products Warranting Legal Action

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Though customers depend on consumer products to be safe, many of them can cause injury. Many types of dangerous products have led to legal action because of injuries they caused to victims. You may wish to consult an attorney if you have been injured by a defective product, such as one of the following.

    1. Automobile Products: In the 1970s, the Ford Motor Company manufactured the Pinto, which quickly became popular. However, Ford soon discovered that the Pinto’s fuel tank was defective and could lead to deadly fires in the case of an auto accident. Rather than issue a recall and take responsibility, Ford covered up the defect, resulting in unnecessary deaths. The truth was not revealed until several years later. Though this is an older example of a defective product, it is relevant because many modern cars have defects that have caused deaths, such as SUVs that are prone to rollovers during accidents.
    2. Medical Devices: Medical product manufacturer DePuy produced a hip replacement system containing cobalt that was intended to preserve more bone mass than previous systems. However, it has been revealed that the cobalt can leak into surrounding tissues and the blood stream; the system is so difficult to install that it can lead to serious malfunctions as well. Lawsuits for this product and other medical devices are ongoing.
    3. Pharmaceutical Drugs: Prescribed for more than a decade as an acne treatment, Accutane was later discovered to be extremely dangerous. It can cause psychosis, birth defects, and gastrointestinal illness, among other conditions. The manufacturer has faced class-action lawsuits for putting such a dangerous product on the market, and Accutane is now rarely prescribed.
    4. Children’s Toys: A few years ago, it was revealed that some toys manufactured in China contained lead in their paint. This was especially problematic because young children often put toys in their mouths, leading to a high risk of lead poisoning. The resulting injuries led Mattel to recall hundreds of thousands of toys.

    If you have been injured because of one of these or another defective product, call The Carlson Law Firm in Austin today. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you file a defective product lawsuit to receive compensation. To schedule a consultation, call (888) 335-7492.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney. 

    Understanding Premises Liability Laws

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Tripping, slipping, and falling can cause serious injuries that have permanent repercussions. Under the legal concept of premises liability, victims may be able to recover financial compensation for their injuries. Read on and consult a personal injury lawyer to find out more.

    What is premises liability?

    Premises liability is the legal principle that a property owner may be responsible for accidents or injuries that occur on his property, if he can be found to have acted negligently. Premises liability relies on the idea that a property owner should be aware of hazards on his property and do everything possible to prevent or eliminate them. However, proving negligence may be difficult. If a plaintiff falls because of a slippery spill on the floor that occurred only a few seconds earlier, he may not be able to prove negligence under premises liability because the owner could not realistically have known about or addressed the hazard. However, if the spill had been on the floor for hours and no effort had been made to clean it or to warn pedestrians, there may be a case for a premises liability lawsuit.

    What are examples of premises liability?

    This type of liability can occur in many forms, including:

    • Slipping on icy sidewalks.
    • Falling on broken staircases in apartment buildings.
    • Tripping because of unsafe conditions in parking lots.
    • Slipping on spills in stores.
    • Tripping in holes in lawns.

    Who can sue for premises liability damages?

    Not everyone can always file a premises liability claim. In some cases, trespassers may not have the right to sue for premises liability because they were not on the property legally. Licensees, or guests, and invitees, like store customers, can usually sue for injuries they suffer because of premises liability on both public and private property.

    Accidents can happen. However, if you’ve been injured because of conditions that a property owner could have prevented, you may have grounds for a premises liability lawsuit. To discuss your case, call (888) 335-7492 to schedule a consultation with the experienced personal injury attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm in Austin.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

    Who Can Be Held Liable in a Commercial Trucking Accident?

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Motor vehicle accidents involving commercial trucks can be especially devastating; the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported over 100,000 large truck crash victims in a single year. Not only are commercial trucks very difficult to stop, but their sheer mass also creates a much higher chance of fatality. Legally speaking, commercial trucking accidents are also much more complicated than other motor vehicle accidents—partly because there are so many potential parties that can be held liable:  

    • Truck Manufacturer
      In theory, each and every part that goes into a truck is carefully examined upon manufacture. Still, many commercial trucking accidents are caused by malfunctioning parts. Most of the time, parts malfunction due to normal wear and tear; but sometimes, the cause is manufacturer negligence.
    • Truck Driver 
      Truck drivers often drive long hours and sometimes feel the need to deliver goods well ahead of their deadlines. Such factors often contribute to fatigued and reckless driving, which occasionally lead to devastating accidents.
    • Trucking Company
      Though the truck driver may be the one behind the wheel, sometimes he’s a victim, too. If the truck driver can prove that he was forced to drive all night long by his trucking company, the trucking company may be held legally responsible for all resulting damages.
    • Another Driver
      Of course, it’s unreasonable to blame the truck driver or trucking company every time there’s an accident involving a commercial truck. For example, a reckless driver might slam into a truck on the freeway and cause a chain reaction of accidents. In such a case, the reckless driver is liable.

    If you’ve recently been injured in a commercial trucking accident, don’t hesitate to contact The Carlson Law Firm at (877) 2173696. Accidents involving commercial trucks are often extremely complicated and may involve several different factors. Luckily, our skilled personal injury attorneys can help you hold those at fault responsible and work to recover all damages suffered.   

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney. 

    Learn More About Personal Injuries And Motor Vehicle Accidents

    Last updated 6 years ago

    If you suffer an injury that was potentially preventable, you may be able to hold another person legally responsible. To learn more, explore these additional resources:

    • Do you consider yourself a safe driver? Take a look at these 10 safe driving tips from HowStuffWorks.com.
    • Road rage causes many people to drive aggressively. Learn how to avoid road rage with this page from Edmunds.com.
    • Are your medical bills too high? Read this article from ABC News to learn how to lower them. 
    • As a pedestrian, you can never be too careful. Learn more at this page from the Texas Department of Transportation.

    For more information about filing a personal injury claim, call The Carlson Law Firm at (888) 335-7492.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney. 

Free Initial Consultation

No appointment is necessary.



  • Hours:

  • 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Friday


Links

  • Recent Posts
    • Loading posts... Spinner
  • View All
  • Recent Comments
    • Loading comments... Spinner
  • Popular Tags
    • Loading tags... Spinner