Distracted Truck Driver

Commercial Truck Driver Drug and Alcohol Testing

While it is unlawful for anyone to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the federal law requires specific testing for commercial carriers, employers, and operators. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), along with the Department of Transportation (DOT), requires that persons subject to the commercial driver’s license (CDL)…

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Pedestrian Injuries

Teenage Pedestrian Accidents

Sadly, a 14-year-old was recently killed trying to cross FM 1942 in Crosby, Texas. This teenage pedestrian accident comes just days after a 13-year-old girl was run over by a car in Harris County. Most people will be a pedestrian at some point in their lives, which means the safety of those walking on or…

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Maritime Crush Injury

Transocean Drilling Rig Resumes Operation After Seaman Crush Injury

An offshore worker was caught between a rail and a 1,400-kilogram steel adapter while employees were preparing a semi-submersible Transocean drilling rig for severe weather. The oil rig contractor, Suncor, undertook a joint investigation with rig owner Transocean, which identified hazards associated with lifting equipment and operations as the root causes of the incident. A…

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JPML Creates JUUL MDL in California

JUUL was founded four years ago with a promise it could help smokers quit. It quickly spawned the vaping movement. Over the course of the last year, high school students experienced a 78% surge in e-cigarette use, according to a report by the CDC. Successful marketing to minors, coupled with the current mystery vaping lung…

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Amusement Park Injuries

Who Is Responsible For Amusement Park Injuries?

During our hot Texas summers that seem to last year-round, you can find families having a good time on a lazy river, at the go-kart track, or at an amusement park. An amusement park is a commercial location with rides, games, food, and other attractions for the entertainment of its patrons. A theme park is…

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Daycare Injuries

Houston Daycare Injuries

Babies and small children get hurt due to many different causes. All too often, daycare negligence is to blame for a child’s injury or even death. Nearly one in four children under the age of five regularly attends daycare, creating a potentially catastrophic situation if Texas facilities are not appropriately regulated and held accountable in the event…

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Independent Medical Exam IME

Do I Have To See The Company Doctor For An IME?

After a worker is injured in an on-the-job accident, the first and most important thing to do is seek out and receive appropriate medical attention. In some cases, the insurance carrier, your employer, or another party involved in your occupational injury may request you visit an independent physician to evaluate your injuries in an examination…

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Back Pain at Work

How to Prevent Back Pain at Work

No matter the type of job you have, the majority of workers (even the most sedentary) are at risk for suffering back pain at work. In fact, the financial cost to businesses due to employee lower back pain is more than $100 billion per year, including missed work totaling 264 million lost days annually. Whether…

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Truck Accident Attorney

Two Children Critical After 18-Wheeler Crash on Katy Freeway

Two children, ages three and eight, remain in critical condition following a major crash with an 18-wheeler on the Katy Freeway. The children were riding in a Dodge pickup truck whose driver failed to control their speed; the pickup slammed into a disabled car on the freeway in the early morning hours. The pickup was…

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Lifeboat Drill Injury Lawyer

Coast Guard Investigating Platform Fatalities

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a lifeboat drill incident that caused two deaths and one serious personal injury on board an offshore production facility in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). A Shell employee and a contractor with Danos Inc., an oilfield services provider, lost their lives in the incident. The Shell platform fatalities and…

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