• Central Texas attorney gets $1 million settlement for car crash victim

    Posted By Christina Bernhard || 5-Aug-2015

    The Carlson Law Firm attorney, Julie Peschel, helps car crash victim reach a settlement of $1 million. Peschel’s client was driving on a highway through Lampasas County when the victim turned a corner and crashed into a truck and flatbed trailer that was perpendicularly blocking the road. The trailer was hauling lumbar when the driver missed a turn. According to court documents, in an ...
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  • How hospitals kill more people than car accidents

    Posted By Christina Bernhard || 3-Aug-2015

    When going to the hospital, if there is anything we often expect to be, it is safe. While many diseases are caused by bacteria, hospitals may be less sterile and more dangerous than some would think. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 648,000 people in the U.S. develop infections during their hospital stay, and 75,000 die with them. This amount is more ...
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  • Are You Carrying Greens? (An Overview of Texas Marijuana Laws)

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 29-Jul-2015

    There is much debate over the subject of cannabis, most commonly referred to as marijuana. Brought to America by the Spanish in 1545, marijuana became a major commercial crop during the same time as tobacco. Its uses were many, including cotton replacement, medication, and a recreation. Since then, there has been much debate regarding the substances and whether or not marijuana should be ...
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  • Man dies in Harker Heights rollover accident

    Posted By Christina Bernhard || 27-Jul-2015

    A late-night rollover Sunday night in a construction zone on Central Texas Expressway in Harker Heights kills one man and left a woman with minor injuries. The accident happened in the 800 block of Central Texas Expressway around 11:30 p.m. according to police. The police said the man swerved off the shoulder of the road and was ejected from the vehicle. He later died at Scott & White Hospital ...
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  • Military families are experiencing more debt than civilians

    Posted By Christina Bernhard || 16-Jul-2015

    Photo by: Sgt. Eric Rutherford The National Foundation for Credit Counseling conducted a survey that revealed that military families have twice the debt of civilians and fewer assets. According to KCEN, David Roebuck of Symphony Homes, who often works with military families who are trying to build or buy homes was not surprised by the numbers. “Many of them are used to having things paid for ...
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  • 15-year-old mother dies in car crash in Ft. Worth

    Posted By Christina Bernhard || 13-Jul-2015

    A 15-year-old mother of an infant died in a car crash Sunday evening in Fort Worth, according to police. A pickup truck pulling a trailer crashed into the passenger side of a Honda, pushing the car into a Chevrolet Avalanche at the intersection of Jacksboro Highway/Texas Highway 199 and Nine Mile Bridge Road after 7 p.m. The infant was hospitalized and in good condition, and the driver of the ...
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  • Understanding the Differences Between a DUI and DWI in Texas

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 8-Jul-2015

    While DUI and DWI might seem identical at first glance, the two actually differ by a variety of measure. A DUI is the acronym for driving under the influence. Similarly but not identically, DWI is the acronym for driving while intoxicated. The acronyms for the two are only the surface difference, while the real differences primarily attribute to the severity of the charges and the age of the ...
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  • U.S. government settles for $1.3 million for infant death at army hospital

    Posted By Christina Bernhard || 7-Jul-2015

    Three years ago, infant Rachael Reynold’s died at Tripler Army Medical Center. According to the lawsuit, On Oct. 18, 2012, the baby was taken to the emergency room after several days of labored breathing and an upper respiratory infection. The lawsuit claimed the death was caused by the hospital not using an oxygen mask that fit correctly on the infant’s face. Four days later, the ...
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  • The Supreme Court of the United States ruled Friday that all states are required to recognize same-sex marriage.

    Posted By Christina Bernhard || 26-Jun-2015

    With a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the United States Constitution guarantees the fundamental right to marriage, regardless of sexual orientation, based upon the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses. With this ruling, same-sex couples are given the same rights as opposite-sex couples, and are considered to have an equal standing. Rights that have previously ...
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  • Three days this summer you are more likely to get into an accident

    Posted By Christina Bernhard || 18-Jun-2015

    The heat is back, and summer is officially in session. Along with all the pool party and traveling fun, comes deadly driving conditions. Holidays, traveling and teen drivers add to the dangerous mix of summer roads. Here are the three most dangerous days to drive this summer. Memorial Day Weekend (Sunday and Monday) Drunk drivers, traffic and fatigue is a recipe for disaster when you’re on ...
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  • The Carlson Law Firm donates $1000 for the Blanco River flood victims

    Posted By Christina Bernhard || 29-May-2015

    The Carlson Law Firm donates $1,000 to the Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) for the flood victims in central Texas. Storms have slammed their way through central Texas causing flash flooding and over flowing rivers. San Marcos and Wimberley have suffered from the overflowing Blanco River causing 5 deaths and 8 missing people as of Thursday morning. Search crews are still searching for the ...
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  • Twin Peaks victims may need legal help

    Posted By Christina Bernhard || 19-May-2015

    Nine people died and 18 were injured in Sunday’s biker brawl at Twin Peaks in Waco. As a fight began in the bathroom, the violence turned from fists to knives, to guns. The biker gang members were beating, stabbing and shooting each other, as well as opening fire on officers. Luckily, no officers were injured. Waco Police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said, “In my nearly 35 years of law ...
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  • Drum roll for NINE 2011 vehicles with NO deaths

    Posted By Christina Bernhard || 18-May-2015

    With the overwhelming amount of lives lost each year to car crashes, there is actually something to celebrate. Motor vehicle safety is getting better and saving a ton of lives these days. As the deaths are declining, even SUV rollover rates have improved by 75% from 2004 to 2011! Here are nine vehicles from 2011 that have no recorded deaths. Audi, 4WD Honda Odyssey Kia Sorento, 2WD Lexus RX 350, ...
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  • Rollover accident kills Killeen man

    Posted By Christina Bernhard || 12-May-2015

    A Killeen man was killed in Sterling County Monday in a rollover accident. The accident happened about 4.5 miles south of Sterling City at 6:15 a.m. on U.S. Highway 87. The man was driving a 1999 Honda Passport while traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 87 before the vehicle veered off the road and rolled, according to DPS Troopers. The driver was Oscar George Smith, 32. No other vehicles were ...
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  • 5 things a personal injury attorney can do that you can't

    Posted By Christina Bernhard || 5-May-2015

    The aftermath of a car crash can be very difficult. With injured parties, damaged vehicles and broken lives, cleaning up the mess and figuring out who pays isn’t always clear. Some people don’t get all they need to put their life back together. This is why hiring an attorney could be the most important step in recovery from a collision. Here are five reasons why. They can determine ...
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