Month: April 2018

Texas Non-Subscribers Employers: Injuries to Home Depot Workers

Nobody ever anticipates that they’re going to be injured at work, yet it happens every day. In fact, the state of Texas has led the entire country in worker fatalities and injuries for most of the past decade. What’s even worse is that when workplace injuries or fatalities occur in Texas, these workers and their […]

Focusing on Sleep Apnea Could Also Improve School Bus Safety

With seemingly daily reminders of public concern over – and prevalence of – sleep apnea, we are also learning how it insidiously invades our daily waking lives. When those afflicted with this sleep disorder are unable to remain awake during crucial periods, like when they are driving, calls for remedial action by the general public […]

Texas Non-Subscriber Employers: Injuries to H-E-B Workers

For the past several years, the economy in Texas has thrived. New positions have been created, and hundreds of thousands of people have been able to find gainful employment. Unfortunately, not everything is ideal in the Texas employment sector. For employees of non-subscribers to the state workers’ compensation benefits programs, such as H-E-B employees, working […]

Precautionary Measures to Take After an Auto Accident

There are about 3,800 auto accidents each day in the U.S., so it’s only a matter of time before you are in one. When that day comes, you need to know what to do for yourself and others in the accident. These tips are presented in sequence so you can create a mental checklist. Don’t […]

Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series Owners Should Be Mindful of Recalls

The biggest auto recall in United States history, involving over 50 million Takata airbags installed in cars, trucks, and SUVs from 19 different automakers, continues to haunt U.S. drivers and the company which manufactured them. Takata airbags’ defective inflators can turn the device into a mini grenade which fires deadly shrapnel into the chests of […]

Here’s Why Back-Seat Passengers Should Always Buckle Up

In the face of warnings being issued for years about the dangers of unbelted back seat passengers in cars, it seems most are ignoring the fact that those same unsecured back seat passengers can suddenly become human missiles in a crash and seriously injure not only themselves, but those in the front seats. This is according to […]

It's Distracted Driving Awareness Month - Here's How You Can Observe It

Distracted driving is a public health issue that affects us all. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the latest statistics show that each day about 9 Americans are killed and more than 1,000 are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver. It’s one of several reasons why the National Safety Council (NSC), […]

Understanding the Consequences of Drunk Driving in Texas

If you are cited for drinking and driving in Texas, serious penalties face you, not the least of which is serious jail time if your intoxication causes an accident that injures or kills someone. Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is used to determine whether you’re too drunk to drive. The legal limit for being able […]

Car Caught in a Mousetrap

Liability auto insurance coverage protects everyone else on the road, but who is protecting you? Texas law only requires liability auto insurance coverage, although insurance companies are required to offer uninsured/under-insured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage and personal injury protection (PIP) coverage to you. Too many Texans purchase the minimum limits of liability coverage to comply with […]

Car Crashes Cause PTSD–It’s Normal!

Every year, approximately 1% of the U.S. population is injured in car crashes; that’s 3,000,000 injured Americans every year! People are accustomed to hearing about damage to necks and backs from car wrecks. However, according to Dr. Todd Buckley with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, “Mental health difficulties such as […]