Offshore Explosion on Echo Platform in Gulf of Mexico Kills 1, Injures 3

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In compliance with federal regulations, Fieldwood Energy, L.L.C. reported¬† an explosion occurring on their Echo Platform to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).¬† The explosion occurred Thursday, November 20th, 2014, shortly before 3:00 p.m. According to a statement released by the BSEE, one contractor working on the …

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Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable

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With the prevalence of public service messages about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, you would expect the general public to get the message. Unfortunately, far too many drivers are still willing to gamble their lives, as well as the lives of others, by drinking and driving.

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Blind Spots and Maintaining a Proper Lookout By Truck Drivers

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Every driver has a duty to maintain a proper lookout.¬† This means that driver must exercise ordinary care and prudence to observe the obstructions and traffic on the road that may pose a hazard to them in such time that they can take reasonable steps to avoid a collision. But …

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Federal Regulations Regarding Drug Use By Commercial Truck Drivers

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There are very strict rules that prohibit a truck driver from using or even possessing controlled substances while on duty. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in conjunction with the Department of Transportation (DOT) promulgate rules via the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) regarding drug and alcohol use by …

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Preventing Traumatic Brain Injuries in Youth Football

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Football season is here, and it is undeniable that the residents of Texas love this sport. However, as children and teens get ready for battle on the gridiron, it is important for players and parents to understand the potential dangers of concussions and brain injuries.

Concussions are a type of …

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What is a Hospital Lien?

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A “Hospital Lien” is a special right granted to hospitals and emergency services providers by Statute enabling them to receive payment from the first monies recovered from a negligent third-party by the injured victim. It is a right that attaches automatically and is often accompanied by written notice of a …

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What Should I Do After Being Attacked by a Dog?

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After you are attacked by a dog you should seek medical care immediately, follow the doctors orders regarding cleaning, report the attack, identify any possible witnesses document the injury and speak to a personal injury lawyer who regularly handles cases as a dog bite lawyer for the victims of dog …

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Litigating Dog Bites in the State of Texas

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Dog bites are a serious matter of public concern, costing the insurance industry about $104 million in 2013. Though a number of states have implemented laws and regulations aimed at preventing this problem, incidents continue to occur, resulting in physical, emotional and financial injury. According to State Farm Insurance, the …

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Texas Counties Seeking Help with Eagle Ford Road Repairs

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The state of Texas collects billions of dollars in royalties from Eagle Ford Shale drillers. This money is significantly beneficial to the state, but a recent report explains that this monetary gain is not being equitably shared with the counties. KENS5 Live News reports that some counties are not even …

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Summer Trucking Concerns in the Eagle Ford Shale

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Summer is an optimum time for highway travels. Weekend road trips, along with family vacations, significantly increase the number of drivers on local and interstate roads. While these hot and humid months are already more dangerous for drivers, those who live in the Eagle Ford Shale area face an even …

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