Recent News Archives

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New Phone Laws for CMV Drivers

Recent News, Truck Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) put out a new rule regarding the use of mobile phones while driving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). The FMCSA is now restricting drivers from holding...

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Coronavirus and Legal Liability

Personal Injury, Recent News

For the last several weeks, deaths from the Coronavirus have exceeded 3,000 Americans a day.  Some of the epidemiologist measuring the impact of the virus estimate close to a total of 500,000...

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Ominous Signs from the CEO of Chubb Insurance Concerning Business Insurance Claims

Recent News

Having seen the reaction of insurers to a number of “crises,” both real and imagined, it did not surprise me to read an op-ed by the CEO of Chubb Insurance in the...

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Older Drivers are More Likely to be Distracted by Technology

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Recent News

According to AAA, older drivers are more likely to be distracted while driving when using in-vehicle technology than their counterparts. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the University of Utah released...

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Texas Workers Are Dying on the Job at Alarming Rates

Personal Injury, Recent News, Wrongful Death

This week, the Texas Observer published a story confirming what many of us in the legal industry knew to be true from observation: Texas workers are dying on the job much more...

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Study Shows Women at Higher Risk Than Men in Car Wrecks

Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries, Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Recent News, Wrongful Death

We have all heard about gender gaps in different areas of our lives. Differences in our elected leaders, job types, and earnings are all applicable to gender. One new gender-based statistic that...

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Oil Rig Explosions Highlight Indifference to Safety

Construction Defects, Oil and Gas Fraud, Personal Injury, Recent News

Last Wednesday, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board issued a rare but scathing indictment of the oil and gas industry for the lack of regulation and supervision of the onshore oil and gas...

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Crane Collapse in Dallas Causes Death and Serious Injury

Construction Defects, Personal Injury, Recent News, Wrongful Death

Several weeks ago, I wrote to warn you about cranes and the dangers that they pose.  You can read the blog entry here. Yesterday, during some severe weather in Dallas, the inevitable...

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What Do Some Cellphones and Electronic Cigarettes Have in Common?

Personal Injury, Product Recall, Recent News

It sounds like the beginning to a bad joke, but there is a very dangerous answer. Recently, a professional basketball player living in Plano, Texas was injured when his LG cellphone exploded...

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Crane Accidents are Particularly Deadly in North Texas

Construction Defects, Recent News

According to a recent story in the Dallas Morning News, Texas leads the nation in deadly crane accidents. At least eight workers have been killed in seven different accidents in North Texas...

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