Chesapeake Energy Oil Well Explosion Kills 3 Workers | Ted B. Lyon & Associates | iStock-1007950266

Chesapeake Energy Oil Well Explosion Kills 3 Workers

A late January gas explosion at a Chesapeake Energy oil well in Burleson County claimed the lives of three workers and left a fourth severely injured, according to multiple reports. The four workers, all contractors, were working to replace drilling ...

These Are the Most Dangerous Days to Be on the Road | Ted B. Lyon & Associates | iStock-618359408

These Are the Most Dangerous Days to Be on American Roads

Auto accidents in Texas happen once every 58 seconds, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. In 2018, nearly 250,000 people were injured in Texas crashes, with almost 15,000 of those considered serious injuries. Motor vehicle crashes h...

Nationwide Trucker Shortage Makes Roads More Dangerous | Ted B. Lyon & Associates | iStock-618359408

Nationwide Trucker Shortage Makes Roads More Dangerous

The trucking industry has struggled with a shortage of truck drivers for most of the 21st century. The American Trucking Association (ATA) first documented the problem in 2005, tracking it ever since. Their most recent report, the 2019 Truck Driver S...

Your Seat Belt & Filing a Serious Auto Accident Lawsuit

Your Seat Belt & Filing a Serious Auto Accident Lawsuit

Did you suffer injuries after a serious auto accident? You might be wondering if you can file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver even if you failed to wear your seat belt. Whether by choice or due to forgetfulness, not wearing your seat belt doesn...

The Far-Reaching Consequences of Serious Workplace Injuries for Employees | iStock-1185301524

The Far-Reaching Consequences of Serious Workplace Injuries for Employees

Workplace accidents such as slip-and-falls, chemical exposure and heavy equipment failure often result in serious injuries to employees. In Texas, employers are not required to maintain workers’ compensation insurance. As a result, the consequences...

How Can Trucking Companies Improve the Safety of Semi Trucks?

How Can Trucking Companies Improve the Safety of Semi Trucks?

Semi-truck accidents are often fatal. According to the IIHS and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s reporting system, a total of 4,136 people died in large truck crashes in 2018. The majority, 67%, of those crashes were occupants of cars and ot...

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Atmos Energy Gas Explosion Case Reaches a Successful End for Dallas Family

In February 2018, 12-year-old Linda “Michellita” Rogers was preparing for a cheerleading competition when her home ignited in flames and exploded due to a natural gas leak. Days after, her family found a video she recorded on her phone moments be...

Facts About Truck Accidents Caused By Unsecured Loads | Ted B. Lyon & Associates

Facts About Truck Accidents Caused By Unsecured Loads

Imagine yourself driving down a Texas freeway. You’re out in the open, away from most of the traffic. There’s an 18-wheeler up ahead, so you move over to pass it. A routine maneuver. But, suddenly, as you’re about to pass, you see the truck’s...

Do I Always Have to Exchange Information After an Auto Accident in Texas

Do I Always Have to Exchange Information After an Auto Accident in Texas?

Drivers involved in collisions typically exchange information at the site of the accident and often call police, even if the drivers believe the damage is relatively minor. This is undoubtedly a wise thing to do. Yes, it’s helpful for insurance pur...