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19 Straight Years of Daily Roadway Deaths in Texas

By The West Law Office |

Texas has long been above the national average in traffic deaths per capita; second only to Florida. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, almost 67,000 people were killed – and tens of thousands more injured – on Texas roads; just in the last 19 years. Sadly, 2019 marks Texas‘ 19th straight year of… Read More »

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Another Death in Texas After Exposure to Naegleria Foweleri

By The West Law Office |

A little girl in Texas recently passed away after contracting a rare brain eating amoeba – Naegleria foweleri – from swimming in a local river, the Brazos River. Sadly, very few survive once they have contracted the bacterial infection (these infections have a 97 percent fatality rate), which typically enters through the nose. In… Read More »

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Shoulder of the Highway & Road Accidents Are Injuring and Killing More People Than You Realize

By The West Law Office |

One of the most dangerous types of auto accidents on the road are shoulder accidents, whereby people get injured or killed after they have pulled over on the shoulder or side of the road; usually because they are dealing with some kind of car trouble, such as a blown or flat tire. According to… Read More »

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Tesla in Hot Water Over Public Safety Again; This Time Over The “Smart Summon” Feature That Allows Car to Pick Up Owners Without Anyone Behind the Wheel

By The West Law Office |

After a number of high profile auto accidents that have cost some drivers and passengers their lives, Tesla appears to continue to put vehicles on the road that pose a serious injury risk to the public. This time, it’s the company’s V.10 software upgrade – the “Smart Summon” feature – which allows drivers to… Read More »

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New Study Shows That Teenagers Who Have Poor Working Memory Are Dangerous On the Road

By The West Law Office |

A new study has found that drivers who score worse on tests that test for short-term memory also tend to get into more auto accidents. As a result, the scientists behind the study are now calling for these types of tests to be distributed to those seeking a driver’s license. The study comes in… Read More »

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The Importance of Employers Preventing Workplace Injuries in Restaurants

By The West Law Office |

Workplace injuries for those who work in restaurant kitchens can be severe and life-threatening. As a result, in order for restaurants to provide reasonably safe working environment , they should not only provide proper safety training, but also have the right equipment in place to prevent the many burns, cuts, slips, and trips that… Read More »

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Vaping-Related Lung Disease Kills Woman in North Texas: Is This Just the Beginning?

By The West Law Office |

In October, health authorities in Texas confirmed that the state’s first vaping-related lung disease death occurred. The woman who died due to the vaping products was one of close to 100 cases of severe lung disease that have been reported this year and the Texas Department of State Health Services suspects that there are… Read More »

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Police Shoot Fort Worth Woman Legally in Her Own Home for No Reason—Can They Be Sued for Wrongful Death?

By The West Law Office |

The woman in Fort Worth who was recently shot by police for no apparent reason while inside her home after a neighbor called in a request for a welfare check has dominated national headlines. She was reportedly playing video games in her bedroom with her nephew at the time she was shot when, according… Read More »

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Accidental Injuries & Wrongful Deaths in Children: How We Can Understand & Prevent Them

By The West Law Office |

A number of children die from what many would call wrongful death every year due to accidents. For example, recently, a number of children have died due to being trapped inside front loading washing machines after running out of oxygen. As a result, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating these deaths and, in… Read More »

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When Dog Bites & Workplace Injuries Lead to Wrongful Death

By The West Law Office |

Below, we discuss what some of the latest research indicates about issues related to dog interactions and workplace injuries: Dog Licks – Not Just Bites – Can Sometimes Kill While many people are aware that dog bites can be dangerous, what many do not realize is that even more benign interactions – such as… Read More »

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