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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
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Veterans Suffer Hearing Loss from Defective 3M Earplugs

For more than a decade, the 3M Company manufactured earplugs - the Combat Arms Ear Plugs - that were sold to the U.S. military. Now, the company faces several lawsuits over the defectiveness of this product and the resulting hearing loss suffered by many service members. Not only did 3M make faulty earplugs that have left vete[...]

Date: February 12, 2019 / Defective Products
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When Talking About Crashes, Why Do We Blame the Victims?

When a driver hits another car, a pedestrian, or cyclist, we can be too quick to habitually blame the victim for the accident instead of the driver who is responsible. This unfair victim accusation is based in part on human psychology, with negligent (or careless) drivers (and their insurers) all too willing to perpetuate this m[...]

Date: February 11, 2019 / Accident Attorney / Bicycle Accidents / Pedestrian Injury
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Should Texas Go Hands-Free?

As Texans know, texting while driving is illegal in the state. The law that bans texting, emailing, or any electronic messaging while operating a motor vehicle was passed by the state legislature in 2017. Drivers in many areas of the state can still use hand-held cell phones to talk while driving, but that may be changing, too. [...]

Date: February 8, 2019 / Accident Attorney / Vehicle Wrecks
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Heeding Texas DPS Winter Weather Warnings

Those of us on the upper Texas Gulf Coast rarely experience extended periods of wintry cold and ice. But when we do get “sideswiped” by Old Man Winter, some of us refuse to alter our driving habits. So we ... Drive the speed limit (or faster) on ice-covered roads, losing control of our vehicle. If you drive the speed limi[...]

Date: February 4, 2019 / Accident Attorney / Safety Tips
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Despite FDA Ban, Lead Lingers in Hair-Coloring Products

On December 3, 2018, a ban on lead acetate in hair coloring products went into effect. Consumer Reports and several watchdog groups had filed a petition with the FDA earlier this year to put the ban in place. The FDA’s release about the ban reads in part: “The FDA reviewed the information and data submitted by the petitioner[...]

Date: January 14, 2019 / Product Liability / Safety Tips
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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 low[...]

Date: November 28, 2018 / Personal Injury / Vehicle Wrecks
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Observing Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

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 go[...]

Date: November 8, 2018 / Accident Attorney / Safety Tips
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Terry Bryant Nominated as Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation

The Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law Firm is proud to announce that its founder, Terry Bryant, has been nominated as a Fellow to the Texas Bar Foundation. Mr. Bryant received his invitation from the foundation’s Board of Trustees in recognition of his “outstanding professional achievements” and his “demonstrated co[...]

Date: October 2, 2018 / Accident Attorney
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A $289 Million Verdict Shakes up Monsanto—Signals Good News for Roundup Victims

As consumers, we expect the everyday products we buy off store shelves to be safe. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Thousands of people who bought the popular weed-killer Roundup believe that the product gave them cancer. And on August 10, a jury agreed with the first of the cancer victims to have their day in court.[...]

Date: September 11, 2018 / Defective Products / Product Liability / Verdicts & Settlements
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Is Texas Too Easy on Reckless Drivers?

Though Texas is known far and wide as a law-and-order state, there seems a disconnect when it comes to curbing speeding and reckless drivers, according to WalletHub, a social media company which periodically offers “snapshots” of consumer, financial, and government matters on its website. Its recent study found that Texas is[...]

Date: August 28, 2018 / Personal Injury / Vehicle Wrecks
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The Grave Danger of Golf Carts

Golf Cart Accident Lawyers Talk to Our Attorneys about a Golf Cart Accident Lawsuit In many neighborhoods of greater Houston, it’s commonplace to see golf carts combing the streets alongside the standard array of cars, trucks, and SUVs. Some municipalities have laws on the books to regulate golf carts, but these laws don’t [...]

Date: August 24, 2018 / Personal Injury / Vehicle Wrecks
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