Wells, Purcell & Kraatz

Category: Personal Injury

Summer is here- how to prevent playground injuries!

Adult Supervision Is the Number One Way to Prevent Playground Injuries Seventy-five percent of playground injuries take place on public playgrounds. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), at least 200,000 children age 14 or younger are treated in emergency rooms each year for playground-related injuries. More than 10 percent of these are traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and the rate of TBIs is rising. Because public playgrounds are numerous and easily accessible, most kids spend their time on these rather than private playgrounds. Thus, the largest percentage of playground injuries take place on public facilities. Monkey bars and climbing equipment are responsible… Read More

Dog Bite Claims on the Rise

  Children Are Most Often the Victims Dogs, we love them! They are many times our closest companions and considered one of the family. But any dog can be territorial and unpredictable when they feel threatened or when defending puppies, owners or food. “Our dog has never bitten anyone before” is a common refrain to those who respond to dog bite situations. The numbers tell the story. More than 4.5 million people are bitten each year in the United States, one in five requiring medical attention, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Half of the victims are children… Read More

LOOK before you lock- Prevention Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Car temperatures can rise 20 degrees in 10 minutes, rapidly overheating a small child. You might think it’s impossible to forget there is a kid in a car. That only happens to irresponsible parents, you might say, shaking your head. It can happen to anyone regardless of education or social standing. As the temperatures climb, so too does the risk of injury or death from heatstroke. Thirteen children have already died in hot cars this year. But this tragedy is 100 percent preventable.You should know what we can do to spread the word about the risks and consequences of leaving… Read More

Safe Holiday Driving

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging Thanksgiving travelers to practice safe driving habits during the long holiday weekend to help keep Texas roadways safer for everyone. DPS offers the following tips for safe travel during the Thanksgiving holiday:  Don’t drink and drive. Designate a driver or take a cab.  Eliminate distractions, including the use of mobile devices.  Buckle up everyone in the vehicle – it’s the law.  Slow down – especially in bad weather, construction areas and heavy traffic.  Slow down or move over for police, fire, EMS and Texas Department of Transportation vehicles and tow trucks… Read More

Dallas-area Drivers Lead the State in Deadly Road Rage, Tips on Staying Safe

Let’s face it: everyone gets frustrated driving in heavy traffic. Some people, however, let this frustration boil over into anger. Some drivers become so angry at other drivers that they actually try to retaliate against them. Young drivers, in construction-heavy, rush-hour traffic, are paying little heed to Texas’ motto of friendship.  Fort Worth and Dallas roads are covered in construction causing a lot of stop-and-go traffic. They’re the chief cause for making Dallas and Tarrant counties combined the worst place for road rage crashes statewide over the last five years, statistics show. According to the Texas Department of Safety, road raging… Read More

Breaking news, 3 killed in wreck on I-30

Tragic breaking news. Two adults and a baby died early Wednesday in a multi-vehicle wreckon Interstate 30, police said. A man who fled the scene of the wreck was captured by police and faces three counts of intoxication manslaughter and one charge of failure to stop and render aid, police said. Jail records identified the suspect as Benjamon Ray Stewart, 41, of Arlington. Breaking news, 3 killed in wreck on I-30 in Arlington As Texas attorneys practicing for over 25 years, we have litigated all manner of personal injury cases including injuries and deaths caused by DWI accidents.  We use this… Read More