How Parents Can Observe Teen Driver Safety Week

With the coming of fall, the “100 deadliest days” for teen drivers, which is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, is well behind us. During this deadly period, the risk to teens of being involved in motor vehicle accidents increases by over 40%. Over the summer of 2016, more than 1,050 people throughout […]

Houston’s Drivers and Roads Are Deadliest in U.S.—a Dozen Die Every Week

The numbers are simply staggering.  Every year, on average, 640 people are killed in crashes on Houston-area highways and roadways, several years of statistics from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration show. That breaks down to approximately 12 traffic fatalities every single week. Nearly 3,000 more people are seriously injured. While Houston trails New York, […]

Terry Bryant Nominated as Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation

The Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law Firm is proud to announce that its founder, Terry Bryant, has been nominated as a Fellow to the Texas Bar Foundation. Mr. Bryant received his invitation from the foundation’s Board of Trustees in recognition of his “outstanding professional achievements” and his “demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the […]

Poor Working Conditions for Truckers Affect All Motorists

As motorists, we all share our streets, roadways, and highways with commercial trucks. Truck drivers log billions of miles of driving time every year as they pick up and deliver goods throughout the country. Some of these trucks can weigh as much as 40 tons when their trailers are full. When accidents happen involving these […]

Making Houston Safer for Pedestrians

Pedestrian deaths and injuries from car accidents continue to increase in cities throughout the country, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Police data confirms that Houston is no exception. As is typical in many cities, infrastructure and streets were built to prioritize cars, not walkers, bicyclists, and others. In some neighborhoods, wide […]

A “Reality Check” on Safety of Driver Assist Systems

Electronic driver assist systems are designed by auto manufacturers to increase road safety. But recent tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) showed that if drivers are not paying careful attention behind the wheel, these systems can actually cause the accidents they are meant to prevent. The IIHS tested five assist systems on […]

A $289 Million Verdict Shakes up Monsanto—Signals Good News for Roundup Victims

As consumers, we expect the everyday products we buy off store shelves to be safe. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Thousands of people who bought the popular weed-killer Roundup believe that the product gave them cancer. And on August 10, a jury agreed with the first of the cancer victims to have their day […]

After Another Tragic Local Childcare Death, How Do We Know Who’s Safe and Who Isn’t?

In the wake of the death of young Raymond Pryer Jr. in Houston after daycare employees left him in a van for more than three-and-a-half hours in 113+ degree Houston summer heat, questions about the daycare’s safety procedures have rightfully been called into question. And many maintain this tragedy was preventable. Raymond was sleeping as […]

Houston’s Police Step up Enforcement of Safe Passing Law

Houston Police want the public to know they have ramped up their enforcement of the city’s Safe Passing Ordinance. Drivers must keep three feet away when passing cyclists, and six feet away if they drive a commercial vehicle. HPD is now conducting a media blitz to make sure all drivers get the message. Six bike […]

Are You Infotained? You Might Also Be Distracted.

In-vehicle information systems, commonly called “infotainment systems,” were designed to make the lives of motorists more convenient. These systems assist drivers with making phone calls, sending text messages, getting directions and listening to the radio and other audio. However, while they offer convenience, do they also cause distraction as drivers press buttons, touch screens and […]