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What Happens in a Work Injury Case Where There Is No Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

Being injured while on the job is a painful, confusing, and stressful experience that can leave a worker wondering what their next steps are and if they are going to be able to continue working and supporting their family. The first thing many employees think of after suffering a work injury and seeking medical treatment…

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Riding Motorcycles In The Rain

Riding Motorcycles Safely When It Rains

Riding a motorcycle can be especially challenging when it is raining or during other inclement weather conditions. For many Texans, a motorcycle is their only form of transportation and taking a day off from work may not be possible just because it is raining. Motorcyclists can ride safely when road conditions are wet. Read below to find out what happens to the road when it rains and how to stay safe while riding your motorcycle in wet conditions.

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Drunk Drivers

Impairment Versus Intoxication in Drunk Drivers

Unfortunately in Texas, drunk driving is just as common as a backyard barbeque or Friday night football game. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, a person is hurt or killed in a crash involving drunk drivers every 20 minutes. Everyone knows that drinking and driving is illegal in Texas, but do you know the difference between driving while impaired versus driving while intoxicated? Both are serious crimes in Texas that can have life-impacting consequences. The state defines intoxication as “having lost the normal use of mental or physical faculties.”

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Work Accidents

Parties Responsible For Work Accidents and Injuries

Every Texas worker expects to work in a reasonably safe environment maintained by his or her employer. No one wants to be injured while doing their job but every year thousands of Texans are involved in work accidents. This can be a scary, painful, and confusing experience that leaves workers wondering how they will recover and if they will be able to continue to financially support their families. When injured at work, who can be held responsible for your medical expenses? In Texas, if you are injured in a work accident while on the job, typically your employer is required to help you obtain medical treatment. Some employers and their insurance companies may make this process difficult and will try to avoid paying appropriate compensation for your injuries.

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Crosswalk Accident

Why Crosswalk Accidents Are So Common

Everyone in Houston knows that cars rule the roads when it comes to transportation; however, pedestrians and cyclists still have rights that must be acknowledged when driving. According to Texas law, drivers must yield the right of way to pedestrians who are at marked, or unmarked, crosswalks when the pedestrian is in the driver’s half…

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Truck Accidents

How Truck Accidents are Different Than Car Accidents

While they may share the road, cars and trucks are very different vehicles when it comes to getting into an accident. On average, there are 500,000 truck-related accidents that occur annually in the United States, of which there are almost 5,000 fatalities. Truck accidents are known to be much more severe in nature; and, the…

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Fatal Car Accidents

Fatal Car Accidents Continue in Texas

Texas has seen reduced traffic on the roads throughout 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Texas roadway fatalities have continued to rise at approximately the same rate as last year. Even with the state locking down for a few months and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) seeing a drop in the number of reported car crashes, Texans are still dying on the roads at an alarming rate.

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Holiday Travel

Holiday Travel Safety Tips

The holiday season is finally here; and, with it comes holiday travel. From late November to mid-January you will see more cars on the roads and more people choosing to travel by plane again, even during these uncertain times. If your family is choosing to travel during this holiday season, along with the usual risks of traveling, there will be new risks for everyone in the family with regard to COVID-19 exposure. Airports, bus stations, train stations, and car rest stops are all places travelers can be exposed to the virus in the air and on surfaces. These are also places where it can be difficult for you and your family to socially distance. Take basic precautions while traveling to keep you and your family safe.

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Workplace Safety Coronavirus

Staying Safe at Work During COVID-19

The SARS-COV-2 virus, also known as COVID-19, has spread to all corners of the globe, including the workplace. Staying safe while working alongside the coronavirus is essential and employers have a responsibility to do all in their power to prevent their employees from being exposed to the virus. Many workers may feel uncomfortable returning to work and may have many questions they need answered before going back to their office, retail location, restaurant, or other work site.

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Accidents in Houston

Top Causes of Car Accidents in Houston

Driving in Houston is unavoidable as we are one of the largest commuter cities in the country. Car crashes happen on a daily basis, however, leaving victims to deal with severe injuries, emotional distress, and property damage. Most of these car accidents are completely preventable if drivers had simply paid attention to the road and taken the time to drive safely.

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