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February 12, 2015

On behalf of Turley Law Firm posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, February 12, 2015.

A fatal accident in Dallas on Tuesday took the life of a 34-year-old woman in the prime of her life. The woman had just started her own side business, enjoyed playing the violin and was getting ready for a workout when a drunk driver slammed into her parked car.

The 34-year-old was leaning into the back seat of her parked car, while standing on the curb. The driver of the other vehicle, a 23-year-old man, was...

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February 04, 2015

On behalf of Turley Law Firm posted in Sexual Abuse on Wednesday, February 4, 2015.

Parents who nurture their children in sports' activities, whether at their local school or Dallas recreational parks, are usually admired for their involvement and parenting. Most of these parents are also very trusting when it comes to the leaders and coaches of these activities. Unfortunately, there are times when that trust is misplaced.

Sports activities for children and young adults are thought to be some of...

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February 02, 2015

The accident that claimed the lives of Polo Manukainiu, age 19 a Texas A&M football player,
Gaius Vaenuku, an incoming freshman football player for the Utah Utes, and 13 year old Lolo Uhatafe, the younger brother of Utes lineman Salesi Uhatafe, points to the need for proper window glazing of cars, trucks and SUVs.  When windows are properly glazed, even unbelted passengers are not ejected.  The likelihood of severe injury or death increases dramatically when passengers are ejected from  a vehicle during an accident.  The technology to properly design windows so that occupants remain in the...

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January 10, 2015

Texas residents have been enjoying the benefits of lower gas prices this past year, and most of us would love it if they continue to drop.However, what if the lower gas prices were causing more accidents and fatalities on the road? Would we still want to see them continue to drop even if it meant more lives lost?

According to a sociologist at South Dakota State University, lower gas prices result in more fatal accidents on our roads and highways. The sociologist performed a study on the declining gas prices across the United States. The results of one of his studies in Minnesota revealed 15 more...

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January 08, 2015

Are our Texas college campuses safe for your daughters?

According to a report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, when it comes to rape and sexual assault of females, the highest number of crimes occurred with 18 to 24- year-old victims. This age group includes our college-age daughters, as well as nonstudents.

The report compares statistics between rape or unwanted sexual acts inflicted on students and nonstudents. The data was collected from a survey, which is called the National Crime Victimization Survey, and it covers a time period between 1995 and 2013.

The findings...

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January 01, 2015

Auto accidents in Texas may be the result of careless driving, drunk driving, mechanical failures or even defective or faulty roadway design. When someone is injured or killed in an accident, it is important to pin down who is at fault. Someone is going to have to be responsible for the medical bills, expenses and other damages.

At what point might the state, county or city be liable for poorly designing or constructing a public road or highway?

Different states may have different guidelines for their road and highway designers, although a "Policy for Geometric Design of Highways and Streets...

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December 22, 2014

Brain injuries can occur to Texas citizens on any average day. A fall, a car accident, being in the wrong place at the wrong time -- these are things that you can't predict when you walk out of the house. But they can change your life forever.

While a number of injuries may cause great concern, there are few that top brain injuries. Besides the fact that our brains are the control center for all of our body functions, the other concern is that with many brain injuries, recovery is a "wait and see" issue. It is often hard to determine if a patient will fully recover, partially recover or have later...

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December 19, 2014

Most Dallas residents hear more about automobile accidents then aviation accidents, but aviation accidents are probably more common then most people think. When they happen, an associated question for the victims is: who is liable?

Unfortunately, most people do not escape an airplane crash or other type of aviation accident unscathed. A personal injury lawsuit is often their only way of taking care of the expenses and damages that result from the accident.

Expenses and damages that might be recoverable from a personal injury case can range from medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and...

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December 12, 2014

Watching high speed car chases on television often involves multiple car crashes along the way, but we seldom see the consequences of those accidents. In real life, however, the consequences don't just disappear. They are very real.

A recent high speed chase in Dallas is living proof of the catastrophic or fatal injuries that can occur from this type of reckless misconduct. A 27-year-old man and his passenger were driving a stolen SUV. They were first reported driving recklessly on I-635 in Mesquite.

Mesquite officers pursued the stolen Jeep Grand...

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December 03, 2014

If you are a victim of rape or sexual assault, what should you do? Sometimes it is hard to decide what to do right after an assault when emotional trauma is at its peak. Suppose it is several days later -- is it too late to collect evidence? What if I don't want to report the crime?

Regardless of whether you want to report the abuse, you should collect evidence as early as possible after the incident. You may be in a different frame of mind later and want to report the incident.

You can actually have a forensic exam, also known as a rape kit, done up to 120 hours after the incident. However...

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