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Tips for Car Fire Prevention and Safety

October is National Fire Prevention month, and an important time to think about fire safety in our homes and vehicles. Vehicle fires have become a huge public safety threat and concern. Awareness of ...
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When Your Child is Seriously Injured or Killed at Daycare

(Image Credit: Corbis Images) Placing your child in daycare is a difficult decision that many working parents must face. It's hard enough taking time away from your child, but worrying about their ...
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Truck Accident Report for 9/26-10/3/14. A Run Down of Recent Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas

In the past two weeks there have been at least 16 verified trucking accidents in Texas, 8 of which caused multiple fatalities while others left those involved seriously injured. Not all of the wrecks ...
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7 Important Actions to Take Immediately After Car Wreck

Nobody ever expects to be involved in a serious car accident, but it happens every day. If and when you are involved in an accident, it can be very difficult to deal with the insurance companies. In ...
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Semi-Truck Driver Swerves into Oncoming Traffic, Kills 4 College Students

Davis, Oklahoma—Last Friday, September 27 th, an 18-wheeler travelling north on interstate-35 swerved into the southbound lane and struck a bus full of college softball players, killing 4 of the ...
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How Trucking Companies Dodge Trucking Laws

Image courtesy of ToddMcCann The oil boom in the Permian Basin of West Texas is attracting its share of attention in the headlines these days. But not all of the attention is good, especially when it ...
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Safety Guardrails on Roadways Causing Unnecessary Harm and Death

Image Courtesy of www.Odestreet.com Safety guardrails lining the roadways around the nation are seriously injuring or killing drivers and passengers who collide with them while in their vehicles. ...
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Brad Parker named 2014 Texas Super Lawyer

The Parker Law Firm is proud to announce that Brad Parker has once again been named a Texas Super Lawyer by his legal colleagues and Thomson Reuters, the creator of Super Lawyers. Mr. Parker has been ...
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Tips for Sharing the Texas Roadways Safely With Big Rigs

Colliding on the highway with a big rig is a dangerous and often fatal situation. The odds of serious injury or fatality are much greater for drivers or passengers riding in the smaller vehicle. To ...
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Distracted Truck Drivers Causing Tragic Accidents

Distracted driving has become the leading cause of vehicle accidents across the country. Unfortunately, it is a big problem within the trucking industry as well. Given the large size and heavy weight ...
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The Worker Misclassification Mess in Texas

Costing Taxpayers and Cheating Workers Approximately 10 million construction workers are spending each day hanging drywall, painting, laying carpet, and shingling roofs in an industry that's ...
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Ever-Increasing Texas Truck Accidents Could Affect Your Safety

Ever-Increasing Texas Truck Accidents Could Affect Your Safety Spend just ten minutes on our Texas highways and you will surely notice the abundance of large 18-wheelers, tractor trailers and ...
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How to Prevent Your Teen from Driving Distracted

Distracted driving related accidents killed 3,328 United States citizens in 2012 alone. Also in 2012, distracted driving accidents caused 21% of all the fatal automobile accidents involving teenagers ...
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NTSB Says Medical Helicopter Crashed Due to "Texting While Flying"

Just as "texting while driving" has become a national safety concern, now the National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed that text messages received and sent by the pilot of a medical ...
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Risk of Motorcycle Accidents Increases During Dallas/Fort Worth Summers

As the weather warms, there are likely to be more motorcyclists on Dallas/Fort Worth roads, and unfortunately, that is also likely to lead to an increased risk of motorcycle accidents. Statistics ...
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Preventing Injuries from Dangerous Nutritional Supplements

The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate the multibillion dollar nutritional supplement industry and Americans are at risk for injury from these, in many cases, potentially dangerous ...
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NHTSA's Secret Investigations of Defective Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn't always reveal a problem with a vehicle make and model until after it reviews complaints and meet with automakers about the vehicle defects. ...
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AAA Study Reveals Double Standard Among Drivers

New research reveals that many drivers have the double standard of "do as I say, not as I do" when it comes to safe driving behavior, a study by the AAA Foundation reveals. Most drivers view speeding ...
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Texas Lawmakers Seek to Roll Back Driver Surcharges Traffic Violations

When Texas lawmaker introduced the Driver Responsibility Program they thought they'd solved several problems to a cash-strapped state. By levying steep surcharges on violations for drunken driving and ...
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Increase in US Traffic Accident Fatalities in 2012

After six straight years of continued drops in the number of traffic accident fatalities across the United States, the first six months of 2012 reported a substantial increase. In a report just ...
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Larger Vehicles Can Help Prevent Injuries in Dallas/ Fort Worth Accidents

Although smaller vehicles are much safer than they used to be, and newer models have side and rear airbags, when it comes to serious accidents in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, larger vehicles still ...
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Accident Risk Rises in Wrongly Inflated Tires

When was the last time you checked your tire pressure? Improperly inflated tires increase the risk of accidents, says a recent study in the UK. In a tire check event involving 82 cars, 55 percent had ...
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What's Behind Hit and Run Accidents in DFW?

Most people couldn't ever imagine leaving the scene of an accident, but hit and run accident levels are on the rise across the country. According to authorities, there are four main reasons why ...
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Do Seatbelts Help Prevent Truck Driver Fatalities?

Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires all commercial truck drivers to wear their seatbelts while operating their vehicles, many truck drivers do not comply. Shocking ...
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Mother Files Premises Liability Lawsuit against Galveston Hotel

The mother of an 8-year-old boy, who recently suffered serious and permanent injuries at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Galveston, Texas, filed a premises liability lawsuit when a tile fell on him. ...
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