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Consumer Safety Advocates Warn of Space Heater Dangers
The new year has blasted a deep freeze across much of the United States, with below-normal temperatures and snow, sleet and ice blanketing even the Deep South. With this winter promising its fair share of wind and chill—even in cities that aren’t used to the extreme cold—consumer protection advocates are warning of the dangers associated … Continue reading
Will Trump’s Move to Expand Offshore Drilling Compromise Worker Safety?
Moves by the Trump administration last week to reopen offshore drilling off the California coast and in the eastern Gulf of Mexico are being heralded by many in the oil and gas industry as providing a more favorable competitive landscape for U.S. energy providers, but with this new opportunity comes the potential for workers to … Continue reading
Beware of Social Media When Pursuing an Injury Claim
Are you a social media user? Chances are, if you’ve stumbled upon this blog, you have at least one social media account. According to Pew Research Center, in 2014, nearly 75 percent of Internet users also used social media, and that number has only increased since then. Social media is a valuable tool for communication, … Continue reading
What Are Houston’s Most Dangerous Intersections?
Houston is a big city with a big population. That means traffic, and where there is a lot of traffic, accidents are bound to happen. You’ve likely seen or been involved in at least one automobile accident in your lifetime, or you’ve witnessed reckless driving behaviors that could easily lead to an accident. These behaviors … Continue reading
Deck the Halls with Fire Safety in Mind
Did you know 30% of all home fires and 38% of home fire deaths occur during the months of December, January and February, according to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association? With decades of experience practicing personal injury and wrongful death law, we’ve seen firsthand the aftermath of house and apartment fires, and other … Continue reading
Are Accidents Occurring More Frequently in Houston?
How often are automobile accidents occurring in Houston, and is the accident rate on the rise? Soon, the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) will release its annual mobility report, a yearly report card that tracks progress toward our area’s stated transportation goals. As we await the data for 2017, let’s take a look back on last … Continue reading
High-Tech Ideas to Help ‘Winterize’ Your Vehicle
With the approach of the cold-weather months, most drivers know the essential items to keep in their cars or trucks for an emergency. Of course where you live or travel will dictate the precise necessities to include in your kit, but jumper cables, flares, a flashlight, blankets, a basic first-aid kit, and food and water … Continue reading
What Are the Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents?
Truck accidents are devastating and often lead to serious injury or even death. If you or a loved one were injured in a truck accident, you will no doubt be asking yourself why it happened. It’s the same question that anyone would have after such a trauma. Unfortunately, the truth about these terrible accidents is … Continue reading
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