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Year: 2017

Common Workplace Injuries in the Oil Industry

Transportation accidents are the most common cause of fatal workplace injuries in the oil and gas extraction industries. This type of accident was responsible for causing close to 50 percent of the industry’s workplace fatalities in 2011. The next most common type of accident involves workers being struck by an … Continue reading

Road Risks for Motorcycle Riders

Motorcycle riders are in a unique position on the road in that they are exposed to dangers that are not met by automobile drivers and other motorists. For they are less stable and less visible than other vehicles on the road.  As a result, motorcyclists must be aware of the … Continue reading

Flood Safety Tips

Floods can occur anywhere, with floodwaters rising gradually or flash floods striking suddenly. Flash floods are the number one weather-related killer in the United States — most flood fatalities happen because people try to drive through deadly waters rather than avoid them. Water’s powerful force can easily overtake vehicles caught … Continue reading

Should Texas Ban Texting While Driving?

As the pace of everyday life becomes increasingly frenetic, it seems that more people are trying to multitask. The multitude of things vying for people’s attention can become dangerous when people are driving. Despite the well-known dangers of distracted driving, the problem continues to grow. Texting and driving in Texas … Continue reading

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

There is a general rule in Texas that you have two years. But there are also notice requirements that are important. For instance, some claims like a claim against a governmental entity, whether it’s a federal or local or state entity, the government has to give you permission to sue … Continue reading

Navigating Through a Work Zone Safely

Distracted driving is one of the largest, yet preventable, causes of crashes on our nation’s roadways. Hundreds of road construction workers are injured and/or killed every year due to a distracted driver. Road construction workers across the nation witness distracted drivers passing through work zones, usually inattentive to the reduced … Continue reading