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Is it Illegal to Wear Headphones While Driving in Texas?

Prudent driving requires focusing 100% of your attention on the driving task 100% of the time. Safe drivers keep their eyes on the road, hands on the wheel, and minds on the driving task…but what about a driver’s ears? The roadway is full of sounds that can help drivers make safe maneuvering decisions, such as … Continued

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New Year, New Fitness Safety Tips – 2019 Edition

Every year, millions of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution to get into shape. Most gyms see a massive influx of new members during the early months of each year, while the streets of Houston see more bicyclists, joggers, and pedestrians. Despite the fact that many people are trying to get in better shape, they … Continued

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Can I Sue My HOA After a Slip & Fall?

Many Americans live in communities governed by Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs). Most HOAs have guidelines that all residents of the community must follow pertaining to house paint colors, driveways, sidewalks, tree trimming, gardening, and property maintenance. For example, an HOA may require all residents to repave their driveways every few years. Some HOAs offer landscaping and … Continued

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Water Activities That Lead to Maritime Accidents

Attorney Brian White practices personal injury law exclusively, so clients benefit from specialized experience where they need it. He is one of only 3% of attorneys who are board-certified in personal injury law. His experience and willingness to aggressively pursue fair compensation for each of his clients has earned him a reputation for success. The … Continued

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How Much Space Is Needed Between Cars at Freeway Speeds?

Many Houston drivers seem unaware of how closely they follow other drivers, especially on highways. Not maintaining a safe following distance diminishes the control you need when operating a car at high speeds. Learn more about the ideal space around your car, recommended following distances, and some tips to help you in all situations. What … Continued

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Tips for Safe Trick-Or-Treating With Your Kids

Many Americans look forward to Halloween, and kids love going trick-or-treating. While Halloween night can be a lot of fun, it’s vital for parents to recognize the need for safety while collecting candy. Injuries can happen from costume problems, low visibility, road and traffic hazards, and even eating too much. This Halloween, remember the following … Continued

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What If I Was Injured At A Haunted House In Houston?

Halloween is right around the corner and that means costumes, candy, and scary events like haunted hayrides, amusement parks, and haunted houses. While these can be fun and exciting outings for the whole family, it’s also important to remember your rights in the event of an injury. A haunted house attraction owes a duty of … Continued

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Texas Seatbelt Laws

Seatbelts are an essential safety feature in passenger vehicles. During a crash, a seatbelt holds passengers against their seat, absorbing some impact and preventing the person from flying through the windshield or front seat. While some people are skeptical of seat belts’ efficacy, it is essential for Texas drivers and passengers to wear their seatbelts … Continued

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America’s Most Dangerous Jobs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, a unit of the U.S. Department of Labor came out with its latest report on fatal occupational injuries in December 2016. The report outlined the national census of injuries for the year 2015 (the most recent year data is available). The report showed shocking statistics for fatal on-the-job injuries, an … Continued

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Are Bars and Clubs Liable for Over-Serving?

When you go out to a bar or club for a few drinks with friends, you have a personal responsibility to conduct yourself appropriately. What you may not know is that bars and clubs also have a responsibility. In Texas, state dram shop laws prevent alcohol-selling establishments from selling to overly and obviously intoxicated customers. … Continued

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An Explanation of the Texas Good Samaritan Law

In general, Good Samaritan laws exist to protect people who act in good faith while administering aid to those in need. If you stop at an accident scene to address someone’s wound or attempt to move someone from a fiery building, for example, you are acting as a Good Samaritan. Every state uses its own … Continued

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Why You Should Never Ever “Brake Check” Another Driver

Tailgating other drivers is a well-known act of road rage, but brake checking is another aggression-based action that deserves attention. Brake checking is the act of braking hard in front of a tailgater to dissuade the driver from following too closely. Drivers in front often think they won’t face responsibility for resulting accidents, but those … Continued

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How Much Space Drivers Must Leave Between Cars at Highway Speeds

During the day-to-day commute, many drivers travel on autopilot. They focus more on their to-do lists and less on safe driving distances. If you’re in the middle of your daily travel schedule, headed off on a trip, or taking the kids to school, safe driving distances are more than recommendations. They represent researched guidelines designed … Continued

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How to Avoid Semi-Truck Blind Spots

Most vehicles have blind spots – breaks in a driver’s field of vision that keep him or her from seeing surrounding vehicles. In consumer vehicles, drivers can often adjust for the blind spot with a quick physical shift or visual aids such as extra mirrors. As the size of a vehicle increases, so does the … Continued

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How New Technology Reduces 18-Wheeler Wrecks

Truck part defects, distractions/driver errors, and passenger vehicles can all contribute to big rig truck wrecks. Stricter regulations and public service announcements only go so far in making the roads safer. Today, new technology is stepping in to minimize crash risks associated with human error. Driverless 18-wheelers are still a few years away, but these … Continued

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Common Road Hazards and How to Avoid an Accident

Road hazards are unpredictable and difficult to detect until it is too late. Hundreds of accidents happen in Texas every year due to damaged and poorly maintained roads. Road hazards often result from improper upkeep from roadway crews and the government bodies in charge of inspecting the roads for hazards and making timely repairs. The … Continued

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Texas Amazon Flex Delivery Accidents

The rise of Uber and Lyft created options that consumers never had before. Hailing a cab and overpaying for it is no longer necessary. As the practice is becoming more popular and widespread, the ridesharing companies have fine tuned their business practices in an effort to make things more safe for driver and passenger alike. … Continued

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