Texas Truck Accident Attorney

Truck driver fatigue is a real problem, and one that affects everybody who uses our roads and highways. If a driver is tired behind the wheel, his or her responses will be slowed and decision-making abilities compromised. That can spell real danger when a 40-ton tractor-trailer rig is involved. Making Trucking Safer Transportation industry and […]

Some hair-coloring is still made with lead acetate, which can cause deadly lead poisoning

On December 3, 2018, a ban on lead acetate in hair coloring products went into effect. Consumer Reports and several watchdog groups had filed a petition with the FDA earlier this year to put the ban in place. The FDA’s release about the ban reads in part: “The FDA reviewed the information and data submitted […]

We love farmers markets. Delicious, fresh fruits, veggies, etc. Real back-to-the-land kind of stuff (which many of us Texans long for). So much good flows from them. But be cautious. No need to get excited, but the recent E. coli (and other bacteriological) scares to our country’s food supply should remind us that not all […]

Each year furniture tip-overs seriously injure thousands of children enough to send them to the emergency room. Falling dressers and other furniture tip-overs can be deadly. Since 2000, they’ve been responsible for least 200 deaths; most victims were children younger than age 6. These accidents commonly happen when kids climb onto dressers, fall against them, […]

18 Years Without a Deathless Day on Texas Roads

The last fatality-free day on Texas roadways was November 7, 2000. To put into perspective how long ago that was, consider that George W. Bush was elected to his first term as U.S. president on that day. In the more than 18 years since, over 66,000 lives have been lost in motor vehicle accidents in […]

In just a few days, people across Texas will be out in force, celebrating the coming year. As is typical of New Year’s Eve celebrations, many will involve alcohol. With the drunk driving problem that Texas has—in 2017 there were more than 1,000 people killed and thousands more injured in DUI crashes, according to the […]

Houston Non-Profit Takes Biking Safety into Its Own Hands

The numbers highlight the dangers bicyclists face when they ride on Houston’s roadways. In 2017, the grim statistics show that 21 bicyclists were killed in the metro area and 639 were injured on area roads. What is causing these tragic and unacceptable deaths and injuries? There are a number of factors to blame. Aggressive drivers […]

Potentially Dangerous Houston Intersections Undergo Safety Audits

No one needs to tell us that our roads, freeways, bike lanes, and pedestrian crosswalks are congested. Accidents between motor vehicles, some involving bicyclists and pedestrians who are hit by cars and trucks, are happening at alarming rates. It’s becoming painfully clear that part of the reason is strategic. Our transportation infrastructure, fast growing and […]

69% of Workers Are Fatigued - Here's Why It Matters

An astounding new National Safety Council (NSC) survey finds that virtually seven of every ten American workers (69%) feel tired on the job, thereby increasing the odds that they’ll be injured in a work-related accident. An unusually large share of these at-risk workers works in safety-critical industries such as: Manufacturing Utilities Construction Transportation Safety-critical industries involve […]

A Closer Look at Houston’s Impaired Driving Problem

Houston, we really do have a problem. And it is an extremely serious one. The number of deaths caused by alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers is out of control. While one fatality anywhere in the country is one too many, the Greater Houston area leads the nation among metropolitan areas in the number of lives lost […]