A lawsuit against Apple currently before a Texas court raises an important question about texting and driving: Do smartphone manufacturers have a duty to prevent you from texting while behind the wheel?
Buying a used car is a risk people take because previously owned cars are often more affordable than new cars. However, along with their higher prices, new cars carry more assurance that the vehicle is in top condition and safe to operate. If a customer has concerns about the safety of a used car, he or she may simply have to trust the word of the dealer. One woman in Texas feels her family's trust was misplaced, and she is suing a used car dealer for wrongful death.
Intersections in Texas and across the country are the most likely places for serious accidents to occur. Even if the light is green, a driver would do well to enter an intersection cautiously since car accidents are often caused by people running red lights. If a person is trying to race a light changing from yellow to red, it is likely that driver is accelerating, increasing the potential for catastrophic injuries.
Labor Day weekend is typically spent having the last celebration before summer ends. Many people in Texas gather for picnics or fireworks, and others spend the time enjoying their favorite recreation, such as boating or biking. For one man, flying was his hobby, and his Labor Day was spent sharing his passion with his friends. Unfortunately, the celebration ended in tragedy as a plane crash took the lives of the pilot and his passenger.
The Texas Senate is prepared for its third round in the battle to ban texting while driving. The legislation failed in 2013 and 2015 because some senators feared adding more laws to the books when existing laws already allow police to pull someone over for driving dangerously. However, advocates of the law feel it is past due. Too many drivers are dying each year in car accidents caused by distracted driving.
Anyone can end up severely injured from a slip and fall accident. From kids breaking bones on playgrounds to middle-aged men slipping in the grocery store, no one is immune to the possibility of hurting themselves by taking a tumble. In this post, though, we wish to focus on one specific population: those over the age of 65.