Startling New Statistics About Aggressive Driving

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, new reports released this week demonstrate that nearly 80% of motor vehicle drivers have expressed significant anger, aggression, or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year. The most alarming finding suggests that approximately eight million drivers in the United States have engaged […]

Accidents From Failure to Follow Traffic Signs

Last month, a United States Postal Service delivery truck struck a Wilson County deputy’s patrol car. This collision temporarily closed the inside northbound lane of traffic near the entrance to the Brentwood subdivision. The Texas Department of Public Safety charged the driver of the United States Postal Service motor vehicle with failure to obey a […]

School Bus Accidents

Last week, the driver of a pickup truck crashed into a school bus in Floresville. While four students and the driver of the school bus suffered only minor scrapes and bruises, this was just one of the many accidents involving school buses that occurred in Texas this year. Earlier in June, several students were injured […]

San Antonio Man’s Death Signifies Need for Work Safety Improvements

On June 15, 2016, a San Antonio man fell 300 feet to his death while working on an eastbound 151 connector. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is currently conducting research to determine whether the man would have survived if more stringent security methods had been in place. The investigation will focus mainly on determining […]

Hot Car Deaths in Texas Summer Heat Have Already Started

As summer reaches its height, a large number of small children perish inside hot cars. Most recently, in Houston, a 3-year old walked out of his family’s home, climbed into the family’s car to retrieve a toy, and because the child safety lock was on, could not get out of the vehicle. The family noticed […]

Takata Airbag Recall – Largest in United States History

On May 8, 2016, the United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration initiated an extensive recall of Takata air bag inflators after the agency determined that the inflators’ tendency to rupture has caused at least 11 deaths and more than 100 injuries in the United States. When a Texas driver was killed […]

Texas Landowner Liability Cases

About a year ago the Texas Supreme Court issued an important decision dealing with the legal responsibility that a property owner owes to contractors and subcontractors that are invited onto his or her property to perform work. Most specifically, the case of Abu Tahoun v. Dow Chemical Co dealt with the necessary state of mind […]

Boating Accidents

Boating accidents can be just as serious, if not more so, than automobile accidents. In one particularly tragic accident, two motor boats, each capable of speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, collided when each were going approximately 100 miles per hour. One of the two boats was sliced in half. Five people ultimately […]

Amusement Parks Liability: Not all Fun and Games

With the summer fun coming up, it is important to keep in mind that while having fun you must always be aware of the safety risks that come with it. Amusement parks all carry their own unique form of risk. Part of the problem is that there is no oversight body that regulates and licenses […]

NCAA Liability for Injuries to Student Athletes

NCAA Liability for Injuries to Student Athletes In my last post, I discussed injuries to high school athletes. There are unique legal issues attendant to that, since high school is mandatory and a part of the state’s educational infrastructure. College athletics are distinct because colleges are not mandatory. There is no right to a university […]

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