Speed Is a Major Factor in Car Accidents, per Texas DOT

If you feel that the number of car accidents in Texas is increasing, you are not the only one. The number of car fatalities in Texas has increased to a level that the state has not reached in over 40 years. The Texas Department of Transportation (TDOT) recently announced car accident fatalities in 2021 increased…

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Worker Injuries Are Increasing Around the World

In 2018, the Texas Department of Workers’ Compensation compiled data revealing more people died from workplace accidents than murders from Austin, Fort Worth, Dallas, and Houston combined. Unfortunately, it seems as if the rate of workplace injuries worldwide has increased since then. Since that 2018 publication, the International Labour Organization (ILO) reports that 2.3 million…

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Who Is Liable in a Jet Ski Accident in Dallas?

For those of us who enjoy being in the water during the summertime, there are many fun activities in which to partake. If you and your family enjoy fishing, for example, you can rent a boat and go out on the water from morning to evening. If boating or fishing isn’t your thing, you can…

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The Fatal Four Construction Accidents

Construction accidents are common in every city, and Austin is no different. Given the boom the city is experiencing in residential housing, it seems like you pass a new work zone or construction site every day. The construction industry is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Although construction workers account for…

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Oil and Gas Industry Fatalities in Texas

If there is one state where the oil and gas industry has been profitable, it is Texas. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Texas alone produced 1.85 billion barrels in 2019. The increased boom of the oil and gas industry in Texas means that there is an increased need for oilfield workers. However, this…

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Trucking Company Liability in Truck Accidents

A Houston trucking company was recently ordered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to cease all interstate and intrastate operations immediately. The FMCSA reports that Jaypur Logistics was blatantly noncompliant with safety regulations, some of which include Commercial Driver’s License standards, unsafe driving, controlled substances and alcohol use and testing, and maintenance. How…

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A Texas Boating Safety Checklist

With summer approaching, Texans are getting ready for boating season. Whether you own a boat, rent a Jet Ski for fun, or enjoy party boats for celebrations, water safety should always be paramount. Your day out on the water should be fun from beginning to end, without worry that anyone will suffer injury or tragedy.…

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The Dangers of Autonomous Trucks

The image of the truck driver, especially long-haul truckers, is one that is in many ways synonymous with America’s highway system. It is easy to picture: A driver traveling the open road in a big rig, communicating with other truckers via CB radio as they all crisscross the country to deliver vital consumer goods to…

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