Air traffic involving different types of aircraft in Texas is increasing at a rapid pace. While traveling by air is typically regarded as a safe means of travel, a single aviation accident can claim multiple lives and/or injure many people. Recovery of damages brought about by a plane crash may be pursued, but navigating such claims may be difficult.
In Texas and elsewhere, motorcyclists will always be vulnerable. Some drivers fail to keep a lookout for bikers -- often with devastating consequences. Because a motorcyclist does not have the protection of a steel frame, safety belt and airbag, any collision could be deadly. Houston police are currently investigating a fatal accident that claimed the life of a motorcycle rider.
Traveling on Texas roads can be dangerous, and drivers must be vigilant at all times. Regardless of a driver's compliance with the rules of the road, he or she must always be prepared to react to the negligent driving of others. Another driver's failure to yield can cause serious injuries in a car crash. An 80-year-old driver was recently ticketed after her alleged failure to yield caused an auto wreck.
A mother who lost two daughters in a car accident in 2004 has finally convinced federal lawmakers to prohibit the rental of recalled vehicles prior to having them repaired. Her campaign to get the laws changed started after the family was awarded $15 million in damages after a product liability lawsuit that followed the fatal accident. As of last December, car rental companies in Texas and elsewhere may not provide drivers with cars that are under recall or have dangerous defects.
Construction workers are no stranger to heights. With the use of scaffolding on many sites, workers tend to be very high up in the air. Because working at heights comes with risks, there are certain precautions contractors must take to ensure worker safety.