Yet another U.S. death has been blamed on defective Takata airbags. Honda Motor Company’s North American unit and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently confirmed that a ruptured airbag inflator of Takata Corp. that was in a Honda Civic caused the death of another driver during last summer (2017). The 2004 model vehicle […]

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. In an effort to help raise awareness of birth defects, their causes, and how they impact entire families, the Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law Firm encourages women and families to take the following steps to help assure their “baby on the way” will begin a happy and […]

It is estimated that 40,000 to 80,000 deaths occur in the U.S. due to diagnostic error and that between 10% and 17% of all medical diagnoses are inaccurate, according to a report on diagnostic mistakes. This indicates that an alarmingly high number of patients experience a misdiagnosis or a delayed explanation of their illness. The […]

Drivers know not to text and drive, but they still do. Now that Texas has legally outlawed it, it’s natural to wonder how effective a ban is. There is reliable evidence that states with texting bans are saving lives. Delaware was the first state to pass a no-texting law, which went into effect in 2005. Since […]

Even if it doesn’t “seem” like you’re hurt, waiting to see a doctor is never a good idea. Most professionals (medical, legal, and insurance) advise that you get checked out medically within three days of your accident. Why 72 hours?  There are several reasons, all of them very sound. Some accident victims who don’t “feel” […]

Construction HardHat

Eighty-two construction workers died from electrocution in 2015, according to the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), a figure that the Center calls “unacceptably high,” even though it represents a 39% reduction in construction industry electrocution deaths since 2003. In its report released November 1, the CPWR revealed that construction workers comprised 61% of […]

Toys

The U.S. toy industry generates approximately $26 billion each year in sales, according to the NPD Group – a market research company. The Toy Association, an industry group which monitors toy safety, releases a list of the most dangerous toys in the late fall, in time for Christmas shopping.  All toys sold in the U.S. […]

Hit-and-Run Accident

The last day there wasn’t a fatal car crash in Texas was more than 6,200 days ago – the day that voters went to the polls to choose between presidential candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore. Some children who were born that day may graduate from high school in a few months. Since Nov. […]

Winter Accidents

Around here, we don’t have much of a real winter. But you never know when nature’s “slippery frozen surprise” might come to call – even for a day.  Heck, back in ’59 we got almost six inches of snow just after Christmas. Still, unless you’re from a northern state, Houstonians are far from experts when […]

The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. Around 300,000 injuries occur annually from accidents caused by texting while driving; 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving. The Council also notes that texting while […]