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Drunk driving

Texas is the Worst State for Drunk Driving, Again

Typically, Texans are proud of the accolades our state receives. However, for yet another year, Texas has placed among the top five most dangerous states for drivers, a dishonor no Texan wishes to bear. More specifically, Texas earned the top spot for driving under the influence citations (DUIs) in the nation. According to a recent…

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Breakthrough Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries Offers New Hope

According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), an average of 17,000 new spinal cord injuries occur every year in the United States. For decades, there has been little hope for spinal cord injuries treatment and overcoming paralysis; however, Epidural Stimulation is changing the game for some living with paraplegia and quadriplegia. Understanding Spinal…

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Car Accidents

A Death a Day on Texas Roads Since 2000

Every day for over nineteen years, there has been a death on Texas roads. More specifically, November 7, 2000 marks the last recorded day without a roadway fatality. The Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) has set a lofty goal of eliminating all deaths on Texas roads by 2050, with a benchmark goal of reducing the number…

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Texas Rollover Crash

Three Injured In Texas Rollover Crash

Texas Department of Safety (DPS) troopers are investigating the causes and conditions surrounding a single-vehicle crash on the President George Bush Turnpike in Irving. The Texas rollover crash occurred just after 3:00 am on Sunday, December 29, 2019. All three vehicle occupants were taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. In a rollover accident,…

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Crane Collapse

Fatal Texas Crane Collapse

This past summer, a Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. (Bigge) crane collapsed, striking Dallas apartment building Elan City Lights. The incident killed one resident, injured several others, and displaced hundreds. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigation into this fatal crane collapse led the federal agency to cite Bigge for two alleged serious violations. The…

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Oil and Gas

Areas Producing Oil and Gas in Texas See More Fatal Crashes

Oil and gas production (along with other energy jobs) make up a huge part of our state’s employment infrastructure. Texas has a high concentration of energy employment, with 598,908 energy workers statewide. These workers constitute 17.8% of all U.S. energy jobs. And as more natural resources are discovered and harvested, the need for vehicles to…

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Trucking Onboard Video Systems

Onboard Video Systems In The Trucking Industry

The use of onboard video systems in the trucking industry continues to grow, with fleets installing cameras on and in their trucks at a growing rate. These systems are installed to hopefully provide the owners and operators evidence to reduce potential liability and exonerate their drivers in the event of an accident. Onboard video was…

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Crush Injuries

Medical Treatment of Crush Injuries

Crush injuries are diagnosed in about one fifth of Level I trauma center admissions. Approximately 75% of crush injuries affect the legs, and 10% affect the arms. When a crush injury occurs due to the fault of another person or because of a product defect, the victim has the right to seek compensation from those responsible….

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Tire Safety

Weather Changes and Tire Safety

‘Tis the season for cold and icy weather, which can make holiday driving in winter conditions a big challenge. It is important for drivers to know winter road safety tips – including tips for tire safety – for upcoming holiday travel to prevent accidents. The Thanksgiving holiday is among the busiest long-distance travel periods of…

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Commercial Vehicle Accident

What’s Different About a Car Accident With a Commercial Vehicle?

A motor vehicle accident becomes a commercial vehicle accident when a business owns or operates one or more of the vehicles involved. When two passenger vehicles collide, the liable party’s insurance will generally cover any resulting damage and other associated expenses. When one of the vehicles involved in a collision is a commercial vehicle, determining…

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