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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Forklift Accident

Worker Seriously Injured In Forklift Accident

Forklifts are readily found at construction sites, factories, and other industrial locations across Texas. Even though they typically move at slower speeds, they still require care, focus, and training to operate correctly and safely and to hopefully prevent and avoid a forklift accident. There are over a million forklifts operating in the United States alone,…

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texting

The Dangers Of Texting While Driving

With nearly 70% of the adult population owning a cell phone in the U.S. alone, the instances of texting while driving has increased dramatically over the course of the past two decades. While many people think teenagers are the only ones that exhibit reckless driving behavior, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported that drivers in their 20s…

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traumatic brain injury

Long Term Effects Of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Approximately 2.5 million people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, and while the many only suffer temporary symptoms, the effects of a traumatic brain injury can and often do last much longer than a brief hospital stay. Understanding the effects of a traumatic brain injury, both in the short term and the long…

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crashworthiness

What Is Crashworthiness?

Every car manufacturer has certain safety standards that their cars must meet in order to be sold on the market. One of the most commonly tested safety standards is called crashworthiness, which refers to the ability of a structure to protect its occupants upon impact. How Is Crashworthiness Determined? The two main aspects of crashworthiness…

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workplace accidents

Most Common Workplace Accidents

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) over 4,500 workers die on the job each year from workplace accidents, and thousands more are injured. While employers have certain responsibilities to their employees to keep them safe, there are many ways an employee can be injured on the job. Some of the most common…

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heavy machinery

How Common Are Heavy Machinery Accidents?

Without the help of heavy machinery, the construction and manufacturing industries would be unable to accomplish many of their day to day operations as quickly, efficiently, and economically as they currently do. While these machines are integral to production, they can pose a serious risk to the workers who use them and work around them….

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construction accidents

Top Causes of Texas Construction Accidents

A booming economy has led to many benefits for Texas. The construction industry, in particular, has seen massive growth over the past decade. However, with this growth, the number of Texas construction accidents has drastically risen, making Texas one of the top states for workplace accidents. Leading the nation in safety violations, the Occupational Safety & Health…

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oilfield

Oilfield Workers Most Likely to Die on the Job

The oil industry has been a driving force for many Texans since the oil boom in the early 1900s, providing many with jobs and housing opportunities for years to come. However as those who work in the oilfields will likely know, it can also be a very dangerous job. This is because many oilfield workers…

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