Month: March 2019

Road Deaths Triple When It’s Dark

A disproportionate number of car wrecks happen at night, defined as between the hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. It’s a fact that the risk of being involved in a wreck (your fault or someone else’s) is three times higher at night. Road fatalities triple during the night, according to the National Highway Traffic […]

truck accident attorney

Trucking companies are competing for the best drivers as a shortage of over-the-road interstate truckers in the U.S. persists. In 2018, the industry reached a 20-year peak for tonnage hauled, according to the American Trucking Association. Despite employing 3.5 million truck drivers, they estimate there is a shortage of 50,000 drivers. The pressure of delivering […]

Texas Injury Attorney

Car accidents are out of control across Texas and the Houston area, which is the leader among the country’s major metro regions when it comes to crashes, injuries, and deaths. In 2017, there were nearly 700 fatalities and 3,200 serious injuries in the region. And the impact to car crash victims who are involved in […]

Texas industry fire injury

Billowing dark clouds of smoke were visible for miles nearly 24 hours after the tank fire started. It began at 11 a.m. on Sunday as two tanks caught fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) Deer Park plant on Independence Parkway just north of Highway 225. Soon the fire spread to six additional tanks. La […]

The New Year was barely upon us before the number of recalled Takata air bags and their faulty inflators got noticeably larger. During the first two weeks of 2019, Ford recalled around 782,000 vehicles in the U.S. (950,000 worldwide) while Fiat-Chrysler recalled over 1.4 million Takata air bags in the U.S., along with an undisclosed […]

Stadium vendor food poisoning

When you’re cheering on the Texans, Astros, or Rockets, grabbing a hot dog or nachos, or trying the latest “haute cuisine”, stadium fare is almost a prerequisite. Most Houstonians would agree that food makes every game better. But just because stadium food tastes good, it unfortunately doesn’t always mean it is safe to eat. Late […]

Drunk driving crash

Impaired driving is more common on Houston-area roads and highways than anywhere else in the state or country, data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration shows. Out of all the major metropolitan areas in the country, including much more highly populated places like Los Angeles – which has double the population – Houston leads […]

daycare injury

A North Texas daycare worker faces felony child abuse charges after she was seen on videotape in early November 2018 assaulting an “unruly” four-year-old in a Haslet, Texas, daycare facility just north of Fort Worth. After being advised by another worker at the center of both the abuse and the videotape, the child’s mother believes […]

March is Brain Injury Awareness month

March has been designated as Brain Injury Awareness Month, and for a very good reason. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, an advocacy group seeking to destigmatize brain injury and help injured victims, every 9 seconds someone in the United States sustains a brain injury. This adds up to over 3.5 million people […]