Month: November 2017

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 […]

Vaccine Injury

In an attempt to prevent shingles, some patients may have unintentionally contracted the virus from their shingles vaccination. Zostavax, until recently the only approved shingles vaccine in the U.S., may cause serious injuries, including shingles, blindness, and even death. Injured patients have been filing lawsuits against Zostavax’s manufacturer, Merck, and its new owner, Bayer, for […]

In late July 2017, Daiichi Sankyo agreed to pay up to $300 million in more than 2,000 U.S. cases surrounding the Japanese drugmaker’s failure to warn that its blood pressure medication, Benicar, can cause gastrointestinal (GI) illness. The first of these lawsuits was filed in early 2014, shortly after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]

As of September 1, 2017, Texas motorists are now subject to a new set of rules on texting and driving. The Offense House Bill 62 created consequences for drivers who read, write, or send an electronic message from a portable wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. The Defense There are many defenses that […]

Truck Accident

Talking the talk that the Trump Administration is against regulation, in the late summer of 2017, the Department of Transportation (DOT) withdrew a well-intended proposal that would have required truck drivers to be tested for sleep apnea. But irony lies in the fact that in getting rid of this particular “stifling regulation” on the trucking […]

Holiday Safety Tips

With this year’s holiday season right around the corner, we checked with local police and fire officials for their advice on safety. Here’s some of what they told us. Driving and Parking Keep all vehicle doors locked and windows closed while in or out of your car. If you shop at night, park in well-lit […]

Houston Vehicle Accident Lawyer

People died on U.S. highways at an alarming rate in 2016. Traffic fatalities rose 6% that year, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), reaching an estimated 40,200 deaths, compared to 37,000 in 2015. It was the highest single jump in traffic deaths in over 50 years (since 1973-74). But surprisingly, deaths due to distracted […]