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  • How Much Time Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

    || 18-May-2017

    After an accident, you have a limited amount of time to file a claim before you are no longer able to file. This is known as the “statute of limitations.” Texas enforces a statute of limitations on many claims, but the amount of time varies between the type of claim and if it will be tried in state or federal court. Individual factors can affect the length of the statute of ...
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  • How to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents

    || 21-Apr-2017

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that approximately 5,000 people died in motorcycle-related accidents in 2015. Over half of all motorcycle fatalities are caused by accidents with other vehicles. Whether you drive a car or ride a motorcycle, you can help to keep motorcyclists safe by following some simple tips. Tips for Drivers Drivers can play a big role in ...
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  • Bicycle Accidents in Texas & How to Avoid Preventable Wrecks

    || 31-Jan-2017

    Bicyclists are considered motorists with the same legal rights and obligations to be safe when traveling as drivers of automobiles. Unfortunately, they are also the most vulnerable motorists on the roadways, can be easily overseen by inattentive motorists, and often suffer catastrophic or even fatal injuries when they are involved in collisions with motor vehicles. According to a recent report ...
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  • The Attorney Selection Process: Choosing the Right Representation

    || 18-Jan-2017

    Accidents and unplanned injuries can be frightening experiences. During these times, victims and their families will often be focused on their physical recoveries, as well as the financial and emotional repercussions their accidents created. Because of this, many victims who were harmed by another's negligence choose to place their trust in professional attorneys who can handle the legal ...
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  • 6 Tips for Holiday Toy Safety

    || 8-Dec-2016

    The holidays are here and that means most parents and people are finishing up their holiday shopping - or beginning to feel the pressure! If you have children or are planning on buying gifts for a child this holiday season, please remember that toys can present the risk for injury. In some cases, these injuries occur because kids are simply prone to getting hurt. In other cases, these injuries are ...
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  • Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C. Recovers $4M in Wrongful Death Case*

    || 24-Jun-2016

    Attorneys Tom Rhodes, Bob Brzezinski, and Erin Oglesby of Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C. recently recovered $4 million for the wrongful death of a 28-year-old mother who was killed in a collision with a Dynamic Industries, Inc. driver. The lawsuit held Dynamic Industries, Inc. accountable for the negligence of its employee. The victim was a passenger in a vehicle traveling on Highway 183 in Austin, ...
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  • Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C. Wins $17M+ in Defective Product Brain Injury Case*

    || 29-Apr-2016

    Tom Rhodes, Bob Brzezinski, and Erin Oglesby of Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C., together with August Toudouze of Toudouze Law, and with the assistance of Sam Royston, recently obtained a jury verdict of $17,047,000 for a teenage boy injured by a defective product designed, sold, and manufactured by the defendant company. Our client was attending a Christian youth convention, where he sustained a serious ...
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  • During two Texas trials, two plaintiffs recovered over $10 million verdicts after lawyers cross-examined the neuropsychologist who stated both plaintiffs did not suffer cognitive impairments. During the investigation, Attorney Tom Rhodes, who represented one of the plaintiffs, discovered that the neuropsychologist, formerly an employee of an insurance company, was responsible for assessing NFL ...
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  • By 2017, there may be over 250,000 unoccupied trucker positions. Of course, this has led many truck companies panicking to find individuals willing to drive their big rigs. Recently, truck companies and Congress have made efforts to have the legal interstate truck driving age lowered to 18 years old. However, many fear that if this law passes, these young, inexperienced drivers may increase the ...
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  • Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C. Wins $67,470,000 Oilfield Crash Verdict*

    || 3-Sep-2015

    The Tom Rhodes Law Firm trial team of Tom Rhodes, Bob Brzezinski, and Erin Oglesby, with the assistance of Sam Royston, just obtained a verdict of $67,470,000 for a young man injured by an oilfield service company truck. Our client, a 19-year-old, was riding as a passenger in a small truck driven by a friend. The friend attempted a u-turn from the right shoulder on a 70 mph, two-lane county road. ...
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  • Tom Rhodes Assists Family of Sandra Bland in Filing Federal Lawsuit

    || 4-Aug-2015

    Last month, the story of Sandra Bland made national headlines after the 28-year-old woman was found dead in her jail cell in Waller County, Texas following a traffic stop. Thanks in part to a dash cam video recording that went viral, the case sparked widespread interest and considerable scrutiny. It became a part of the larger and highly controversial conversation involving high-profile ...
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  • 4 Important Federal Trucking Laws You Should Know

    || 23-Jul-2015

    In 2013, the Federal Highway Administration ranked the state of Texas second for the busiest highways in the country. On average, a shocking 55.7 billion miles is accumulated with the amount of drivers traveling on Texas interstates. Of course, truckers make up for a large amount of the miles calculated in that statistic. As a result, truck accidents account for a large amount of trucking ...
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  • Common Mistakes That Contribute to Medical Malpractice

    || 24-Jun-2015

    Medical malpractice, unfortunately, is an all-too-often occurrence. It is also one of the top leading causes of death in our country. Medical malpractice is a broad term for any wrongdoing that is done on a patient by a health care professional. The wrongdoing may be committed by anyone who works in health care, including doctors, surgeons, nurses, orderlies, and even nursing assistants. How ...
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  • Have you ever driven drowsy? Or worse yet, fallen asleep while driving? Believe it or not, you may have fallen asleep while driving, but just may not have been aware. You see, when the brain is operating on such little energy to work with, it is possible for it to “fall asleep” in a split second, even though your eyes are wide open and you are fully aware of the road. That is why ...
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  • Tom Rhodes Law Firm, PLLC settled a medical malpractice case for an undisclosed amount. The plaintiff in the case was pursuing $10,345,000 against Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center for medical negligence and lack of proper care and attention, which led his development of bed sores. How Bed Sores Form According to plaintiff’s argument, St. Vincent failed to follow the safety ...
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  • Federal Officials Weigh in on Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

    || 11-Feb-2015

    Amid the ongoing debate surrounding marijuana legalization, one of the top concerns has been how marijuana use impacts roadway safety. In states that already legalize marijuana for recreational use, and in states that are debating new laws, roadway safety has been a top priority - and it’s often a reason to block legislation. Based on newly released data from federal officials, however, ...
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  • Late-Model Cars Decrease Death Risk, Study Says

    || 2-Feb-2015

    A new study from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety is highlighting a significant drop in the risks of traffic fatalities for motorists who drive late-model cars or light trucks. The study also found that nine newer vehicle models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles. Researchers reviewed traffic fatality statistics involving 2011 vehicle models and how many driver deaths ...
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  • NTSB Announces Top Transportation Safety Concerns

    || 15-Jan-2015

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is a federal government agency tasked with investigating transportation accidents involving certain types of auto accidents, marine accidents, pipeline incidents, railroad accidents, and other public transit incidents. Each year, the NTSB releases its Most Wanted List of top transportation safety concerns. This year's recently released NTSB Most ...
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  • Texas Sees Decline in Workplace Deaths But Still Leads Nation

    || 10-Dec-2014

    Texas is known for being a business-friendly state, and many industries are eager to set up shop here. Although many corporations and companies manage to thrive in the Lone Star State, not all employees fare as well, according to workplace safety statistics. In fact, Texas consistently leads the nation in accidents, injuries, and deaths that occur on the job. According to a report released by the ...
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  • Texas Officials Look for Ways to Stem Drunk Driving

    || 19-Nov-2014

    Next week is Thanksgiving and the unofficial beginning of the holiday season. During this time of year – as with most holidays – American roadways see a sharp increase in the number of alcohol-related accidents, injuries, and deaths. Knowing that DWI enforcement will become a top priority for law enforcement agencies across the state, officials from the Texas Department of ...
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  • The year 2014 hasn't been an easy one for automakers. Although there's still a little less than two months left, this year has already seen a record-setting number of vehicle recalls – over 56 million in the United States. That's equal to more than three times the amount of new cars and trucks Americans will purchase this year. While safety recalls, for one reason or another, are ...
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