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September 2017 Archives

Railroad employee dies after being hit by train in Texas

Railroad employees might not think about the dangers they face on the job, but those dangers are a constantly looming. Even the most conscientious workers in the safest workplace can fall victim to an accident. Given the vehicles that are on the site and the size of the equipment used, an accident can quickly result in a fatality. When there is a fatal workplace accident on the railroad, the family left behind will have a great deal to consider. This is when they should protect themselves by discussing a wrongful death case with an attorney.

Study places Texas at top of texting and driving near schools

Parents expect the areas near their child's school to be safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. A recent study has shown that children are at high risk of encountering a distracted driver. This information can be important, if there is a car accident and evidence is needed to file a legal claim to be compensated.

Construction worker dies in fatal workplace accident

Construction and the building trades are major sources of employment in Texas. Workers who are employed in these jobs take great pride in their work and understand the dangers they face when doing it. There is heavy equipment, a great deal of movement, the need for coordination and everyone must pay attention to make certain that all are completely safe. With any construction work whether it is on a high-rise building and well up into the sky or on the ground, there is always a chance that a fatal accident will happen. Families who have lost a loved one in a fatal workplace accident should know what they must do in the aftermath to seek compensation in a wrongful death case.

Delayed symptoms of traumatic brain injuries

Whether you experienced an auto collision or workplace accident, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is possible. What you might not know is that symptoms of a brain injury are often delayed. According to Mayo Clinic, it is common for TBI symptoms to be present days or weeks following the initial injury. 

New Texas law seeks to reduce car accidents due to distractions

For a long time, Texas lawmakers and law enforcement were ambivalent about how to handle a distracted driver, texting and driving and other behaviors related to this. With the number of accidents that occur because of a driver not paying attention to the road and the injuries and fatalities that accompany them, a decision was made to make it illegal to text and drive. A new law went into effect on September 1 giving officers the authority to stop drivers who are using their smartphones and fine them $99 for a first offense and $200 for a second offense.

Researchers analyze distracted driver behaviors and risk

Distracted driving is a prevalent problem in Texas and throughout the nation, so much so that more and more state and local governments are legislating against it. Although penalties are being assessed and people are discouraged from being a distracted driver, it is still going to happen. With that will come car crashes, injuries and fatalities. A key part of being compensated after a car accident is the evidence as to how and why it happened. If texting and driving and other distracting behaviors were a cause, this can be important to the case. Research is ongoing regarding distracted driving and yielding interesting results.


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