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Personal Injury

Why You Shouldn’t Accept the First Settlement Offer

If you have recently been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be dealing with his/her insurance company after filing a claim. It is not uncommon for the insurer to offer you an initial settlement within a few weeks or even days to resolve the case.  Financially, you may benefit from using the money to pay for your medical expenses, property…

Why You Should Never Apologize After a Car Accident

Many of us are taught that it is polite to apologize any time we accidentally hurt or inconvenienced someone else – no matter who was to blame for the incident. But when it comes to car accidents, saying sorry can do more harm than good.  Here are a few reasons why you should never say sorry after a car accident:  Apologizing can be viewed as…

Punitive Damages in Texas

When you file a personal injury lawsuit in Texas, you may be eligible for economic damages or non-economic damages. Economic damages may include: Medical expenses Lost wages Property damage And more Non-Economic damages may include: Pain and suffering Emotional distress Loss of companionship and consortium And more But in some cases, however, the law allows injured parties (plaintiff) to also seek “punitive damages” against the at-fault party…

Understanding an Attractive Nuisance Claim

Attractive nuisance claims apply when children get hurt while trespassing. They are based on the attractive nuisance doctrine, which recognizes that children are naturally curious and do not fully comprehend the dangers of certain activities. If a child is drawn in by an attractive nuisance, or anything on someone’s property that is both dangerous or enticing to children, the property owner can…

Stay Safe This Thanksgiving

For many families, Thanksgiving means a big meal and lots of love. Sadly, Thanksgiving can also mean car accidents, fires, and serious injuries. While you celebrate with your loved ones, be sure to keep safety in mind. This year, you may also have to take extra precautions to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Whether you are behind the wheel, in the…

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?

Several factors can cause or contribute to motorcycle accidents. Riding a motorcycle requires more skill and coordination than driving a car, and motorcycles are far less crashworthy than other vehicles. While rider inexperience is a leading cause of motorcycle crashes, the majority (63%) of accidents involve another vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about one-third of multi-vehicle motorcycle…

What Are Construction’s “Fatal Four?”

What Are Construction’s “Fatal Four?” Every year, the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) gathers statistics about workplace accidents. The federal agency then uses these statistics to make safety guidelines and reduce future accidents. Year after year, OSHA identifies the construction industry as one of the most dangerous for workers. In 2018, approximately 20% of worker deaths…

Ford Is Recalling More Than 700,000 Vehicles

For Faulty Backup Cameras and Brake Pedals  It’s bad news for Ford – and consumers of the top-selling vehicle in the United States. The automotive giant is recalling more than 700,000 vehicles in North America, including its best-selling F-Series trucks According to ABC News and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2020 versions of Ford’s vehicles are equipped with backup cameras…

Why Dog Bites Are a Huge Problem for Mail Carriers

If you’ve watched an American sitcom in the past 50 years, you’ve probably seen the stereotypical image of a dog chasing a mail man. Unfortunately, the reality of the United States Postal Service’s relationship with family dogs is nowhere near as charming. According to VICE and the USPS itself, more than 5,800 mail carriers suffered dog bites and attacks in 2019. Texas…

Take a Second Look at Your Hand Sanitizer – It Could Be Toxic

On July 19, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled less than 10 Eskbiochem hand sanitizers for methanol contamination. By August 12, the FDA’s list of contaminated hand sanitizers had grown to 149 products – and it continues to grow every day. As of August 13, even, the list contained 157 entries. Now, methanol contamination is not the only concern…