Category: Personal Injury

A Closer Look at Houston’s Impaired Driving Problem

Houston, we really do have a problem. And it is an extremely serious one. The number of deaths caused by alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers is out of control. While one fatality anywhere in the country is one too many, the Greater Houston area leads the nation among metropolitan areas in the number of lives lost […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Is Medical Device Cybersecurity Improving Fast Enough?

We are sad to report that, like our power grid, voting networks, and military IT, hospitals and other vital medical computing networks are now part of the growing list of our cyber infrastructure now clearly vulnerable to online attack. Medical device security (or the lack of it) was recently highlighted by a research team from […]

Houston’s Drivers and Roads Are Deadliest in U.S.—a Dozen Die Every Week

The numbers are simply staggering.  Every year, on average, 640 people are killed in crashes on Houston-area highways and roadways, several years of statistics from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration show. That breaks down to approximately 12 traffic fatalities every single week. Nearly 3,000 more people are seriously injured. While Houston trails New York, […]

Making Houston Safer for Pedestrians

Pedestrian deaths and injuries from car accidents continue to increase in cities throughout the country, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Police data confirms that Houston is no exception. As is typical in many cities, infrastructure and streets were built to prioritize cars, not walkers, bicyclists, and others. In some neighborhoods, wide […]

Houston’s Police Step up Enforcement of Safe Passing Law

Houston Police want the public to know they have ramped up their enforcement of the city’s Safe Passing Ordinance. Drivers must keep three feet away when passing cyclists, and six feet away if they drive a commercial vehicle. HPD is now conducting a media blitz to make sure all drivers get the message. Six bike […]

Are You Infotained? You Might Also Be Distracted.

In-vehicle information systems, commonly called “infotainment systems,” were designed to make the lives of motorists more convenient. These systems assist drivers with making phone calls, sending text messages, getting directions and listening to the radio and other audio. However, while they offer convenience, do they also cause distraction as drivers press buttons, touch screens and […]