Category: Catastrophic Injuries

Allegiant Flyers, You Need to Know About These Warning Signs

The CBS television show “60 Minutes” recently spent several months investigating the air safety record of Allegiant Air. Last month, their Steve Kroft shared his alarming findings in a two-part report that shed light on the poor safety record of the air carrier. Kroft reported that he and his team found that between Jan. 1, […]

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Observing Brain Injury Awareness Month

March 7th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

The Brain Injury Association of America reports 2.5 million adults and children in the U.S. suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Another 795,000 people suffer an acquired brain injury (ABI) from a nontraumatic injury. TBIs can have serious effects on the brain’s functionality. It can affect your ability to think, reason, and remember. […]

Amputee Support Groups Help the Recovery Process

December 4th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

In 2012, Texas hospitals reported a total of 14,120 amputations. Severe injuries of this sort are obviously going to be a major event in the lives of both the injured person and his or her loved ones. Especially if the amputation takes place as a result of a sudden event, such as a car crash, the injured person’s life will change radically and quickly.

Some people claim that football isn’t what it used to be. Whether it’s old school fans talking about the heyday of Johnny Unitas or the loyal followers of the 1985 Chicago Bears team who can still recite every word of the Super Bowl Shuffle, some of these fans echo familiar sentiments about how the game […]

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The Devastation of a Spinal Cord Injury

February 1st, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

As many as one in 50 people in the United States currently live with some form of paralysis. That equates to roughly 5.4 million people, greater than the population of Oklahoma and New Mexico combined. Spinal cord injuries account for around 27 percent of these injuries, meaning that nearly one-third of our paralyzed population is […]

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Lessons to Learn from Sealy Bridge Collapse

August 24th, 2016 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

When a bridge collapse in Sealy took the life of a 12-year-old girl and critically injured her mother in July of 2016, multiple questions were raised about the safety of the structure prior to the accident and the actions of a disposal truck driver who struck the bridge. The Sealy bridge collapse was a tragic […]

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Things to Consider Before Letting Your Child Play Football

August 16th, 2016 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Football is far and away the most popular sport in the United States. In Texas, football is not just popular, it’s part of our state’s identity. As we learn more and more about how the brain is affected by the repeated collisions that occur on the field, many parents are asking themselves a tough question […]

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Summertime Pool Safety

August 9th, 2016 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Pools and spas are meant to be enjoyable and relaxing. Unfortunately, they can also be sources of catastrophic injury or even death. Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1-4. On average there 5,100 pool or spa related emergency room submersion related injuries for children under the age of 15 every […]

Improperly Designed Handrails and Guardrails

August 3rd, 2016 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

We rely on guardrails for safety in so many settings, from the roads we drive to our apartment buildings to our workplaces. Guardrails and handrails provide us with barriers from dangers, but what happens when it is the guardrails designed to protect us that actually cause us harm? Roughly 20 percent of falls cause serious […]

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Support for Brain Injury Survivors in Dallas

March 31st, 2016 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Victims of brain injuries face a number of obstacles. Among these challenges is the fact that victims don’t always display outward signs of their injuries. After all, if people can’t see an injury, it makes understanding the scope of that injury more difficult. This can lead to an increased sense of isolation among brain injury […]