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Personal Injury

What Can Cause a Construction Worker to Be Killed?

What Can Cause a Construction Worker to Be Killed?

Construction work is serious business in Houston as new high-rise office buildings, luxury apartments, and roads are being built every day all over the city. Construction work is hazardous, though, and places workers in dangerous situations that can be deadly. Construction workers are killed far too often in the United States. The Bureau of Labor…

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Accidents caused by tailgating

How Many Accidents are Caused by Tailgating?

While driving on the highway, it is not uncommon to see a driver getting as close as possible to a vehicle that is traveling a bit slower than surrounding traffic. We all get frustrated with drivers who do not keep up with the flow of traffic around us, but following the vehicle in front of…

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Effects of Accidents in the Workplace

Effects of Accidents in the Workplace

Business owners and employers are required to put forth their best efforts to keep their workers safe. Unfortunately, even with appropriate safety protocols and training put into place, workplace accidents still occur and seriously injure or kill workers. The aftermath of a workplace accident, especially one in which a worker died, can have incredibly long-lasting…

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How Speed Limits Affect The Safety of Passengers in a Car Accident

How Do Speed Limits Affect the Safety of Passengers in Car Accidents?

Ever since the car was invented, drivers have been expected to travel at reasonable speeds that take into consideration the road, traffic around them, and weather conditions. The invention of speed limits came about to ensure that all drivers understood what speeds are safe while driving on the road. As the population has grown, along…

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causes of motorcycle crashes

5 Main Causes of Motorcycle Crashes

Riding a motorcycle in Texas is a thrilling experience. With flat stretches of highways, motorcyclists can ride at high speeds across the state while enjoying the Texas scenery. Riding a motorcycle comes with serious dangers that all riders should be aware of. Even the most experienced motorcyclist can get into a devastating accident and be…

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texas distracted driving

7 Distracted Driving Statistics All Texas Drivers Should Know

Distracted driving is on the rise in the United States and is one of the main causes of car accidents in Texas. If a driver becomes distracted, even if only for a few seconds to check a text message or reach for an item, they will not be able to respond to a sudden change…

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Work Injury

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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