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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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Is Fatigue a Fact of Life for Rideshare Drivers?

The next time an Uber or Lyft rideshare driver picks you up, you might ask him or her when’s the last time they slept, and for how long. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), fatigue and sleepiness are “inherent safety risks" for ridesharing drivers and their passengers. That conclusion was the opening[...]

Date: August 16, 2018 / Personal Injury / Vehicle Wrecks
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Do You Know the Danger Zones Around Large Trucks?

There is no doubt that driving near an 18-wheeler can be intimidating. Fully loaded tractor-trailers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. When a behemoth of that size collides with a passenger car, it usually doesn’t bode well for the car’s occupants. While truck drivers are taught to keep their eyes out for other vehicles by[...]

Date: August 7, 2018 / Personal Injury / Safety Tips / Truck Accidents
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Bayer Stops Sales of Essure – but the Legal Fight Continues

Since the early 2000’s, hundreds of thousands of women have turned to a tiny, coiled device as a supposedly safe and effective method of birth control. As many as 750,000 women have chosen the Essure implant for sterilization, largely because they were told the device involved a gentle, non-surgical procedure with little risk [...]

Date: August 2, 2018 / Defective Products / Personal Injury / Product Liability
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Pasadena Plant Explosion Injures Numerous Workers

During the morning hours of May 19, dozens of workers at Kuraray America EVAL in Pasadena, Texas, were injured after a blown pressure safety valve caused a massive explosion and flash fire. Nearly 270 workers were on-site at the time of the blast. Most injuries from the incident were non-life threatening, and while most injured[...]

Date: July 13, 2018 / Personal Injury / Premises Liability / Workers Compensation
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Houston’s Historic Maxwell House Coffee Plant & Asbestos

Our Asbestos Exposure Attorneys Can Help if You Were Injured Asbestos Exposure at the Maxwell House Coffee Plant In April 2018, Atlantis Coffee Solutions, owner of Houston’s classic Maxwell House Coffee Plant, announced it was going out of business and would be shuttering the establishment this summer. Layoffs of the plant’s[...]

Date: July 12, 2018 / Mesothelioma
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Keeping Your Home Pool Safe: 5 Helpful Tips to Prevent Swimming Accidents This Summer

Last June, as temperatures were warming and summer was nearing its start, Olympic skier Bode Miller and his family experienced the unthinkable when their 19-month-old daughter accidentally drowned in a swimming pool in Southern California. Emergency officials arrived on the scene and attempted to resuscitate Emeline Miller, but[...]

Date: July 11, 2018 / Personal Injury
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Impact of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) suffered as a result of an accident are often serious and tragic. Each year, TBIs account for 2.5 million emergency room visits, 280,000 hospital visits, and 50,000 deaths. Many forms of brain injuries can be associated with personal injury cases (e.g. motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-falls), [...]

Date: July 10, 2018 / Personal Injury / Traumatic Brain Injuries
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