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Time Change Can Bring Increased Safety Risks
In case you missed it, it’s time to return to standard time this weekend by turning our clocks back an hour, officially at 2 a.m. Sunday. The end of daylight saving time has many Americans rejoicing; after all, who doesn’t want an extra hour of sleep or at least the chance to recoup that lost … Continue reading
What Should I Do If My Car Stalls on the Highway?
Recently, KTRK-TV reported on a deadly 18-wheeler crash involving a pickup truck stalled on the highway. Reportedly, prior to the collision, a Ford pickup truck was stalled in the middle lane of the Eastex Freeway. Around 1 a.m., an 18-wheeler slammed into the pickup as it was traveling along the freeway. The driver of the … Continue reading
The Alarming Increase in Pedestrian Deaths
With rising transportation costs and increased health awareness, more people are walking more places than ever before. Unfortunately, there’s also been a startling rise in pedestrian deaths for recent years, particularly 2016. According to a recently released report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the number of people killed while walking jumped sharply by … Continue reading
Houston Paralyzed by Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey broke records when it came ashore and hit Houston, Texas this week and it’s not done yet. Even though it has been downgraded to a tropical storm, Harvey is expected to continue dumping heavy rainfall on the area throughout Monday. Mass evacuations were prompted throughout the area, as river levels rose to levels … Continue reading
Auto Accident Liability: Lane Changing
When an automobile accident occurs, the scene can be chaotic. Depending on the damages and injuries sustained, it may be hard to determine the exact causes of the accident. This is especially true with accidents occurring on multi-lane roads and highways where vehicles often change lanes at a rapid pace. While most people believe all … Continue reading
NTSB Releases Learnings from 2016 Major Maritime Accidents-
The lessons learned from the investigations of 27 major maritime accidents involving loss of life, injuries and property damage are detailed in the National Transportation Safety Board’s Safer Seas Digest 2016, released Thursday. The publication is a compendium of the marine accident reports that the agency adopted or issued during 2016. The 68-page publication contains … Continue reading
Common Longshoreman Injuries
Longshoremen are exposed to various dangers every day in their work. Even though longshoremen are provided with proper equipment such as safety gear and training, accidents still occur. Back Injuries Back injuries remain one of most common longshoreman injuries. These injuries are due to the heavy lifting and falls that may occur as a part … Continue reading
OSHA Campaigns to Keep Workers Safe in the Heat
As summer heats up and heat indexes rise to dangerous levels across the country and along the Gulf Coast, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is hoping to raise awareness among employers and workers about the dangers of working in extreme heat. The campaign’s important message comes down to three words: Water. Rest. Shade.
What Coverage is Available to Passengers Injured in Uber and Lyft Ridesharing Car Accidents?
Ten years ago, ridesharing car accidents were unheard of. Uber and Lyft weren’t even in existence. Now they’re multi-billion dollar companies with drivers across the country. Of course, the more drivers that these companies have on the road, the more ridesharing car accidents they’re involved in. Injured passengers never got compensated in some of those … Continue reading
Summer Calls for Extra Care with AC and Other Appliances
Tuesday was the first official day of summer, and that means air conditioners and large appliances are doing extra duty as the days get longer and the temperatures higher. But it also means a greater number of accidents and injuries due to electrocution, fires and faulty equipment. Here, a few tips to keep in mind … Continue reading