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In 2015, 3,852 people were killed in truck accidents across the United States, according to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. A fully-loaded big rig can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, while a typical passenger vehicle weighs about 3,000 pounds. Due to the sheer size and weight discrepancy between large commercial trucks and passenger cars, passenger car occupants sustain the majority of the injuries in a truck accident. Who Is at Fault After a…
In 2015, nearly 2.2 million motor vehicle occupants were injured in car accidents across the United States, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Car accidents can cause minor injuries, such as scrapes, burns, or fractures, or they can result in more serious and life-threatening injuries, such as brain or spinal cord injuries. As such, seeking medical attention after a car accident is one of the best ways you can protect…
The Gulf Coast is a dangerous place for motorcyclists. In fact, if you are a motorcyclist, the roads along the Gulf are some of the most dangerous in the country. But where does Texas rank among other states? According to QuoteWizard, Texas is the 2nd worst state for motorcyclists. There are over 364,000 registered motorcycle riders in the state. Texas also records roughly 500 fatalities every year due to motorcycle accidents. Mississippi is the…
If you work for a company or organization and receive no money for your efforts, you are typically classified as a volunteer. Volunteers dedicate their time and efforts to helping businesses, charities, and other groups operate. However, some volunteers are injured on the job. When workplace injuries occur, it puts volunteers in a tough spot. How do they collect the money they need to recover? Can they collect workers’ compensation benefits in Texas? Volunteers May…
The aviation and personal injury law firm, David K Wilson & Associates, Attorneys at Law, are representing the family of a man who was killed in the crash of a Robinson R44 Helicopter which occurred on January 30, 2018 near Newport Beach, California. Killed in the crash was Brian Reichelt, age 56, whose parents are residents of Grayson County, Texas. The R44, with four on board, departed John Wayne-Orange County Airport about 1 minute prior…
Most Americans send or receive a text every single day. While texting can be a great way to communicate plans or keep up with friends and relatives, it can also be a dangerous driving distraction. According to the National Safety Council, more than 1.6 million crashes a year are caused by distracted drivers using a cell phone device. Talking on the phone, surfing the internet, and texting are all distractions that can take a…
In 2016 alone, nearly 5,000 motorcyclists were killed in crashes across the United States. Thousands more were also injured that year in horrific accidents that could’ve been prevented. Even motorcycle accidents that occur at low speeds can cause injury to riders. After all, motorcycles lack the protection and safety features of other motor vehicles. There are no reinforced steel cages, seatbelts, or airbags protecting riders from harm. If you’ve suffered an injury in a motorcycle…
Eight children have already died in the state of Texas after being left in a hot car. According to the Houston Chronicle, between 1990 and 2018, the Lone Star State led the country in the number of children who died after being left in hot vehicles. During that time, 125 children died in the state after being left in hot cars. In comparison, 93 children died in Florida and 58 children died in California. In…
There is nothing quite as thrilling as riding a motorcycle in the state of Texas. No matter where you ride in the Lone Star State, you are in good company. There are more than 4430,000 registered motorcycles in the state, making it the state with the 3rd highest motorcycle population. Unfortunately, more motorcycles on the road could mean more accidents. In 2016, 5,286 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents across the United States. This represented…
Amazon’s fulfillment centers continue to provide a large number of jobs to residents of major cities. These centers work to fulfill online orders and ship them off to customers. Job roles include pulling items from shelves, sorting orders, and preparing them for delivery. This type of warehouse work comes with a risk of injury, specifically repetitive stress syndrome. When this or other injuries occur, you’d think a company the size of Amazon would provide adequate…