Happy Thanksgiving from the Raub Law Firm

Thanksgiving really is a special time to be thankful for great families, fortunate events, caring friends, amazing communities, and all the gifts of life we’re all lucky to have. Perspective in life is important. Maybe not everything in our lives is perfect. Let’s face it – life is always a challenge. Just when you think you have figured life out, life throws you another curve. However, look around you. We have an amazing country that people endure dangers and difficulty just to get here. A country with opportunities most people can’t even dream of. So many in the world don’t have houses to live in, clean water, safe and plentiful food, cars to drive as well as many other things that we take for granted. We tend to bash big corporations like Wal-Mart, but we have family in Europe that would love to have a store they can walk into and buy almost anything they need at an affordable price. We are truly a country of abundance.

You know that lethargic, sleepy feeling after filling yourself with food portions this time of year? At any other time of year would be extremely ill-advised? Yeah? Everybody knows that liberating feeling of tossing the diet plans into the wind for a few days a year and eating more during appetizers than you usually do in a full day. It might come back to bite you in a day or two, but today is Thanksgiving, darn it, and unlimited food consumption is the best way to celebrate. With so many in the world not knowing where they will get even a decent meal to eat, be thankful for all the abundance we have.

So, this year give thanks for all the little things in our everyday lives. It can make you happier, healthier, and more productive.

God Bless you and Your Family this Thanksgiving season and into Christmas and the New Year!

The Raub Family!

Increase in Electric Scooters in Corpus Christi Could Mean More Injuries

As we see more electric rental scooters zipping around Corpus Christi, there also are some scary headlines about the serious accidents that happen with these motorized vehicles.  A newly published study states a growing number of people are sent to the hospital, because of injuries from electric scooters.  The Journal of the American Medical Association conducted the study, and analyzed injuries caused by electric scooters. It’s the first study of its kind. In this study of a case series, 249 patients presented to the emergency department with injuries associated with electric scooter use during a 1-year period, with 10.8% of patients younger than 18 years and only 4.4% of riders documented to be wearing a helmet. The most common injuries were fractures (31.7%), head injuries (40.2%), and soft-tissue injuries (27.7%).

Meanwhile, around the nation, ER doctors have pointed out an increase in the number of serious accidents that accompany the rise in use of motorized scooters. So, as more people stop renting bikes to get around and opt for electric scooters, how worried should people be in Corpus Christi?

As of September 2018, there had only been one fatal death, in Texas, associated with electric scooters in Dallas.  Meanwhile, there were 42 bicycle accidents and 5,308 car accidents in the same period.  However, it should be remembered that not everyone who gets in an electric scooter accident is going to go to the ER or call 911.

Types of Electric Scooter Accidents

In some of these accidents, the scooter operator is inexperienced and simply loses control and crashes. In this type of accident, there generally is no possibility of a personal injury claim as the operator was at fault. In some circumstances, it is possible that a product liability lawsuit could be a factor if it can be shown that the manufacturer or company that rented the scooter did not provide sufficient warnings and/or instructions about how to use the scooter safely.

Other accidents with electric scooters may involve cars. If a car driver does not yield to you in a crosswalk when you are riding a scooter, you could be entitled to serious compensation for your injuries. In most of these types of crashes, the scooter rider has serious injuries, such as broken bones, head trauma, internal injuries and major cuts and scrapes. In this situation, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

Contact a Corpus Christi Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you have been injured in an electric scooter crash, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Please contact Corpus Christi personal injury lawyers at the Raub Law Firm,P.C. for a free legal consultation to determine whether you have a solid case. The consultation is at no charge, so you have nothing to lose.


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