Month: November 2018

Five Houston Jesuits Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

It’s heartbreaking to see stories about sexual abuse within the ranks of organizations as essential to our communities as churches. While it would be comforting to believe that these acts happened long ago in far off places, it’s now clear that Houston’s churches are not immune from the scourge of sexual predators committing unspeakable abuses […]

Proponents of Lowering Houston’s Speed Limits Will like This Study

A recently released study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives proponents of lowering speed limits in Houston some statistical ammunition. The study, which focused on the city of Boston, found that when speed limits were reduced on city streets, drivers slowed down significantly. In January 2017, Boston lowered its standard speed limit […]

Texas Impaired Driving Accident Attorney

As more states allow sales of medical and even recreational marijuana, more impaired drivers may be on our nation’s roadways. While some believe that marijuana impairment may not be as severe as alcohol impairment, the effects of THC on drivers should not be ignored. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the active chemical in marijuana that accounts […]

Texas Pedestrian Injury Attorney

With more people and vehicles in Houston, it’s little surprise that our community is one of the most dangerous places to be a pedestrian. In 2014, the latest year for which numbers were available, almost 4,900 people nationwide were killed by cars while they were walking, an average of 13 each day. That same survey […]

Thanksgiving Travel Safety Tips Everyone Should Know

The number of Americans traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday will increase over 11% from last year, says AAA (American Automobile Association). Though many will take to the skies and the rails for their Thanksgiving trip, an estimated 45.5 million will pack their cars for a road trip of at least 50 miles – an increase […]

Is Houston’s Limousine Oversight Adequate?

After the horrific limousine accident in New York in early October, legitimate questions are being raised all over the country about the stretch limos cruising our roads, how safe they are, and how safe the entire “for hire” ride industry is in general. In the terrible upstate New York limo crash, which killed 20 people, […]

Construction Safety Training Is Far Too Complicated for Workers

Construction safety training is intended to help keep workers safer on the job. And considering that 1 in 5 on-the-job deaths in the country occur in the construction industry, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – with Texas being the unfortunate leader among states in construction worker deaths – safety training is a […]

Texas Car Accident Attorney

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week is November 4 – 11. Affirmed by Congress and other governmental and NGOs, it is sponsored by the American Sleep Foundation (ASF). This public awareness campaign reminds drivers about sleep safety, with emphasis on the perils encountered by those who insist on driving while sleep-deprived. It’s good timing, considering that the […]

Are Construction Zones Becoming More Dangerous?

Without road construction workers, we wouldn’t have the transportation infrastructure in place that is necessary to get us where we want to go. Unfortunately, however, this critical job is filled with serious risks to worker safety. The number of deaths in road constructions zones tells the very grim story. According to CPWR – The Center […]