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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....

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Insurance Claims for Hail, Wind & Storm Damage At the Sloan Firm, our Texas lawyers are committed to helping policyholders and property owners understand their rights and options after severe weather causes damage to their property. Our legal team works with Texas policyholders affected by natural disasters, including wind and...

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The Sloan Firm knows how bicycle accidents cause devastating injuries, especially when they involve children. That is why we sponsor Heads in Helmets in Texas. The charity provides free bike helmets to thousands of children every year in communities such as Houston and Longview. If a car hits a child...

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Many types of buses travel through Longview, Houston and surrounding areas of East Texas every day. Drivers often encounter school buses, transit buses, intercity buses and charter buses on our roads. Unfortunately, these buses do not always travel safely. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a crash...

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Did a car hit you or a family member when you were crossing the street or walking along the road? Unfortunately, you are not alone. Every year, thousands of pedestrians in Texas, New Mexico and across the country suffer serious injuries or die in collisions with motor vehicles. In most...