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Distracted Driving is Still on the Rise

A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that drivers still aren’t taking the dangers of distracted driving seriously. IIHS researchers found that while the number of drivers actually talking on cell phones behind the wheel has decreased, using phones for other things that take drivers' eyes of[...]

Date: April 15, 2019 / Vehicle Wrecks
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Texas Man Dies from Vape Pen Explosion

E-cigarettes still operate in an unusual space in the U.S. Many of the devices and liquids consumers use aren’t tightly regulated. Though there have been steps in the right direction over the last couple of years, these devices still pose a threat when something goes wrong, which is exactly what happened earlier this year in Fo[...]

Date: April 12, 2019 / Defective Products / Wrongful Death
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Improving Safety for Houston’s Pedestrians and Cyclists

Houston is one of the deadliest big cities for pedestrians and bicyclists. Each year, more than 100 walkers and cyclists are killed and hundreds more are seriously injured in accidents with motor vehicles. Fortunately, some positive steps are being taken to try to reduce the number of crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists. [...]

Date: April 8, 2019 / Bicycle Accidents / Pedestrian Injury / Safety Tips
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Where Texas Could Improve Safety Laws

Texas led the nation in traffic deaths in 2017, with more than 3,700 people being killed on Texas roads during that year. It’s been several years since a day has gone by where no one has died on the roads in Texas. According to a 2019 Roadmap Report from Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, however, Texas is roughly middle [...]

Date: April 5, 2019 / Accident Attorney
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April is Alcohol Awareness Month – Why it Matters for Road Safety

Every April is Alcohol Awareness Month, which is sponsored by the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence. This annual awareness campaign seeks to educate people throughout the United State about the impact of alcohol abuse on our communities, our health, and our overall lives. Its focus on curbing alcohol abuse is espec[...]

Date: April 1, 2019 / Accident Attorney / Safety Tips / Vehicle Wrecks
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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 Safety Administrat[...]

Date: March 29, 2019 / Accident Attorney
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More Bad News on the Health Risks of Truck Driving

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 d[...]

Date: March 25, 2019 / Accident Attorney / Truck Accidents
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Houston Chronicle’s Eye-Opening Report on Crash Victims in Texas

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 serious acci[...]

Date: March 22, 2019 / Accident Attorney
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The Takata Air Bag Story Just Won’t End

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 undiscl[...]

Date: March 18, 2019 / Accident Attorney / Defective Products / Vehicle Wrecks
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7 of the Most Common Workplace Violations

Accidents and injuries, including fatal ones, happen far too often in the workplace. Nationally, a worker is injured on the job every 7 seconds, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). That adds up to 12,300 injuries a day and a whopping 4.5 million a year. In 2017, there were 534 workplace-related fatalities in Texas an[...]

Date: February 25, 2019 / Workers Compensation / Workplace Safety News