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Texas Teen in A Coma After Being Severely Injured by Water Park Pump

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A Texas teenager is in a coma for over a severe accident that occurred at Fun Town Water Park in Crystal Beach, Texas in mid-August. The teen is suffering from serious internal injuries after being sucked into a drain in one of the pools, which caused his esophagus to detach from his stomach. Reportedly,… Read More »

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Study Shows That, Contrary To Popular Belief, Everyone Is Engaging In Distracted Driving

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According to a recent survey conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance, while many blame “Millennials” for driving while texting and engaging in other distracted driving activities, in fact, a number of others are also engaging in these activities, including “Gen X” and “Baby Boomers.” In addition, according to the survey, Boomers are less likely to… Read More »

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New Study Indicates That Not Getting Enough Sleep Is Costing Us Our Lives at Work

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For many people, the reality of trying to balance demanding work schedules with family life leaves them with far too little sleep. This is only worsened by the culture in the United States that arguably connotes getting sleep with being lazy in some circumstances. However, according to a recent Safety+Health magazine article, many do… Read More »

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When Children Are Harmed in Texas Swimming Pools

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It is every parent’s worst nightmare: A tragedy like the one that occurred recently here in Texas, where a baby boy was found face-down, drowned in a pool. The child—only one year old—was reported missing in Texas City and unfortunately, EMTs and doctors could not save him once found. The issue brings to light… Read More »

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New Study Indicates That Too Many People Are Dying Due to Drivers Running Red Lights

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According to a new study recently released by AAA, the number of people killed due to drivers running red lights has reached a 10-year high:. In fact, close to 30 percent of all crash deaths at intersections now occurring because drivers are running red lights. In 2017 alone, almost 1,000 people were killed, which… Read More »

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Can Wrongful Death Lawsuits Be Brought When Children Die in Hot Cars?

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There is perhaps nothing as tragic as a family losing a child. Sadly, in late June, three children in Texas died after being left in hot cars: a four-year-old, an 18 month old, and an 11-month-old. Dashboards, steering wheels, seats, etc. can reach over 200 degrees F on hot days. Children not only die… Read More »

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Who Is Liable for Boat Accidents in Texas?

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News outlets throughout Texas are covering the death of a student athlete from the University of Houston, who died in late June due to a boat crash. The 20-year-old was competing as a pole vaulter in track and field at the college, and was reported as dying due to a “traumatic injury” on the… Read More »

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Administration Announces It Plans to Ease Trucker Drive-Time Rules

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In July, the Transportation Department announced that it would be relaxing the federal regulations that require truckers to take breaks and pull over; rules that were mandated in an effort to reduce truck accidents due to driver fatigue. The results would lead to truckers working and driving even longer days, resulting in more fatigue… Read More »

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New Research Shows That Pedestrian & Cyclist Deaths Due to Car Accidents Are On the Rise

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According to a new report, even as car safety is improving for drivers, the number of deaths for cyclists and pedestrians has shot up. According to statistics, the number of bicyclists killed last year was the highest since 1988 and increased by 10 percent. Meanwhile, pedestrian deaths are at their highest since 1990, and… Read More »

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Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Diverges from Texas Supreme Court Decision in Finding That Injured Driver Can Collect Punitive Damages from Drunk Driver’s Insurance Company

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In July, the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (Texas) ruled that when a drunk motorist collides with another car, a plaintiff can collect punitive damages as a result, in spite of the insurance company trying to claim that the incident technically cannot be called an “accident” because it involved a drunk driver (relying… Read More »

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