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Who Has the Right-of-Way at Texas Intersections?

In order for a person to practice safe driving, it is important to thoroughly understand the regulations and laws that govern the road. While this may sound like common sense, drivers regularly make simple errors that cause accidents that result in catastrophic injuries or even death. One of the most common errors Texas drivers make…

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Summer Safety Tips for Pedestrians and Drivers

As temperatures rise and the days become longer, citizens across the country flock outdoors for entertainment during the summer months. Given recent stay-at-home orders and a societal push to enforce social distancing, people are relying on outdoor activities for entertainment, exercise, and a breath of fresh air now more than ever. While pedestrians enjoy summertime…

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Cyclists

How Drivers and Cyclists Can Safely Share Texas Roads

The beginning of May marks the start of National Bike Safety Month; and, given the recent increase in pedestrian and cyclist car accident-related fatalities, awareness is more important than ever. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 857 cyclists were killed in fatal car accidents in 2018 – making it the deadliest year…

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Lockdowns Decrease Traffic Accidents, But New Dangers Exist

Communities around the world are experiencing dramatic changes to daily life due to widespread stay-at-home orders. While some changes have been positive, such as massive decreases in air pollution and a resurgence of wildlife, not all impacts have been for the best. While cities across the world are seeing sharp decreases in roadway congestion and…

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Maritime Industry

Common Causes of Maritime Accidents 

Maritime occupations are considered some of the most dangerous jobs across all industries. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) defines maritime industry occupations as any work done supporting the construction, repair, or scrapping of vessels, as well as the movement of cargo and other materials. The nature of the work required is physically grueling,…

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Injured at Work? Here’s What You Should Do Next

Regardless of where you work and what your job is, it’s usually possible to be injured at work. Workplace accidents do happen, and they are more common than most people realize. It’s crucial that workers and their loved ones are educated on their rights as well as what to do if injured in a workplace…

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Third Oilfield Worker Dies from Chesapeake Energy Blast

A third oilfield worker has died after succumbing to injuries sustained while working at the Chesapeake Energy’s oilfield site northwest of Houston in the Eagle Ford Shale. The worker was among several involved in a second explosion at the jobsite within two weeks. Workers were attempting to upgrade a well when a surge of natural…

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Hit and Run accident

3 Fatal Hit-and-Runs Across Houston Within 24 Hours

It’s no secret that Houston is home to bad drivers; however, the city has seen an uptick of fatal hit-and-runs reflecting reckless driving behavior. Over the course of one evening, three pedestrians were killed in separate fatal car accidents across the city. In all three accidents, the drivers fled the scene of the crime. Two…

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Rollover car accident

Fatal Rollover Accident Kills One, Seriously Injures Three Others

One person died and three juveniles were injured in a fatal crash in Katy. The vehicle carrying the four individuals struck a guardrail, causing it to veer off of the road and flip, landing on its roof. All auto accidents are serious incidents, however, accidents involving rollovers have a higher fatality rate than other types…

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Cement truck

History of Violations Precipitated Deadly Cement Truck Accident

In February, the Houston community was shocked to learn of the tragic death of two Houstonians when a cement truck driver lost control of the vehicle as it began spilling cement across the road. The wet cement caused the vehicle to veer into oncoming traffic, killing both drivers upon impact. An investigation of the accident…

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