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Truck accidents carry severe consequences. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, a total of 34,320 crashes involving large commercial vehicles occurred on our state’s roads in 2016. These crashes caused 601 deaths and 1,522 incapacitating injuries. Commercial 18-wheelers are huge vehicles. They can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, or...

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Motor vehicle accidents are devastating, life-changing, and far too common. Whether you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, truck accident, bus accident, bicycle accident or have been injured as a pedestrian, we are here to help you. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may have had to take unpaid...

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Whether you lose a leg or a pinky toe, having a body part amputated is a big change, and may have an enormous impact on your future plans — your career options, if you are able to work, whether you need assistance and much more. The costs for surgery, prosthetic...

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A burn injury is not only painful but it can also result in catastrophic injuries that can cause death in severe cases. One in four victims in the United States today dies as a result of their severe burn injuries. Survivors may suffer disfigurement, nerve damage, shock, limb amputation and/or blood vessel,...

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Birth injuries can happen when complications arise during a pregnancy or during labor and delivery. A doctor’s failure to recognize pregnancy problems or correctly assess and respond to delivery complications can lead to permanent injury to the baby. There are laws to protect and safeguard the legal rights of the...

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Construction has surged in Longview and throughout East Texas. At The Sloan Firm, we have the highest respect for the thousands of construction workers whose skill and labor has made this surge possible. We also believe these workers and their families deserve to have a passionate advocate on their side...

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In Texas, employers are not required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance, so when workers are injured, what rights do they have? If you’ve been injured on the job or have developed an occupational illness, one of the first things you should do is determine if your employer is...

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An Overview of FELA and Railway Employee Lawsuits Under 45 U.S.C. § 51 et seq., (the Federal Employers Liability Act), railroaders – railway employees – may be eligible for compensation for injuries that they suffer on the job. FELA was established in 1908 to protect the rights of railroad employees....