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Lowering Truck Driver Age Limits Could Prove Dangerous

The years-long debate on easing America's trucker shortage by allowing interstate 18-wheeler drivers under 21 has accelerated after a pair of Capitol Hill lawmakers introduced a bill in Congress. Known as the DRIVE Act, and sponsored by Congressmen Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.) and Trey Hollingsworth (R-Ind.), trucking Industry le[...]

Date: May 30, 2018 / Accident Attorney / Truck Accidents
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Furniture Tip-Overs

Just about any parent of a small child has either had to deal with a furniture tip-over which injured their youngster or has heard stories from their friends whose young kids caused a tip-over of a chest of drawers or giant television. These accidents can cause crush injuries that land children in the hospital – or worse. The[...]

Date: May 28, 2018 / Accident Attorney / Product Liability
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EVAL Industrial Plant Explosion (Pasadena)

Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law Representing Injured EVAL Plant Workers As many workers are left reeling from a major explosion at the Kuraray America EVAL facility in Pasadena, Texas on Saturday morning, Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law is representing workers injured in the blast. At least 21 people were injured [...]

Date: May 24, 2018 / Burn Injuries / Personal Injury / Workplace Safety News
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Worker Misclassification in Texas

Worker Misclassification Lawyers Employee Misclassifications in Texas Can Lead to Underpaid Wages A study released in March 2018 reveals that immigrants are twice as likely as native-born workers to be employed in industries where violations of core labor standards are pervasive – as much as 17% of the United States labor for[...]

Date: May 23, 2018 / Workers Compensation
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What All Drivers Can Do to Improve Motorcycle Safety

Once again, the National Safety Council is telling us that May is National Motorcycle Safety Month.  Its primary goal is to encourage driver awareness that they share the road with motorcyclists and they should drive with their safety in mind. Bikers need all the help they can get: According to the National Highway Traffic Safe[...]

Date: May 16, 2018 / Accident Attorney / Motorcycle Accidents / Vehicle Wrecks
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Work Zone Deaths Increase in Texas

As the state’s roadway infrastructure continues to expand, the price of progress means more than 2,500 active highway construction and repair work zones. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in 2017 there were over 27,000 work zone crashes in Texas. That’s an increase of 5% over 2016’s accident cou[...]

Date: May 14, 2018 / Vehicle Wrecks / Workplace Safety News
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Why Maternal Mortality Rates Were so High in Texas

As it turns out, the number of women in Texas who died from pregnancy complications in 2012 has been cut by more than half through a new method for counting and confirming maternal deaths. The previous method made the maternal mortality rate of Texas and quite a few other states the subject of national news coverage. The study [...]

Date: May 9, 2018 / Medical Malpractice
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Bicycle Safety: How to Choose a Helmet

In 2016, a total of 835 U.S. bicyclists were killed in accidents involving a motor vehicle, and 51% of those riders were not wearing a helmet. Wearing a helmet is the most important thing bicyclists hitting Texas roads can do to protect themselves from a serious head injury or death. There are many factors to consider when choo[...]

Date: May 2, 2018 / Accident Attorney / Bicycle Accidents / Personal Injury
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