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What To Do If You’re Injured on the Job

A great many Texas workers put in long hours on the job every day, often in some of the most dangerous professions anywhere, including work at oil and gas drilling and refining sites, construction and many other professions. In some cases, workers are injured on the job because of repetitive or difficult movements, but more…

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Workplace Safety

Texas Car Dealers Selling Recalled Vehicles

Last week, several vehicle safety groups released a study showing something shocking. Apparently, many car dealers are selling recalled vehicles on a pretty regular basis. According to researchers, one out of every four vehicles on eight CarMax Inc. used car lots in three states were subject to safety recalls. Despite this, the defects were thus…

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Airbag Defects, Automotive Defects, Recall

Drunk Driving in Texas

As part of a comprehensive campaign against the scourge of drunk driving, through the end of this year, the company that makes Budweiser will work in partnership with ride-sharing company Lyft on the “Give a Damn, Don’t Drive Drunk” (#GiveaDamn) campaign. The purpose of this initiative is to encourage better planning on the part of…

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Drunk Driving Accidents

Texas Chemical Explosion

There is a lot of activity surrounding the activity at the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas. The plant caught fire and experienced ta chemical explosion in the wake of flooding and power outages brought on by Hurricane Harvey. First, an inquiry was opened by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) into whether Arkema followed federal…

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Chemical Explosions

Texas Oilfield Injuries

The Eagle Ford Shale’s oil and natural gas resources have brought a lot of jobs and economic opportunity to our area. Unfortunately, the oil boom also caused some companies to take shortcuts that result in greater risk to oil workers where drilling occurs. At an oil and gas drilling site there is simply no room…

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Drunk Driving in Texas

Whenever someone makes the decision to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle after they have been drinking, they have decided to place everyone on the road at risk, including themselves and any passengers that may be in their car. Unfortunately, too many people make this decision, with Texas being among the worst when…

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Pipeline Explosions and Safety

Recently, a natural gas pipeline explosion sent shock waves through residential neighborhoods and lit up the night sky near the South Texas city of Refugio, a rural community north of Corpus Christi, about 15 miles from the Texas Coast. Witnesses claim they heard a loud boom and that their bed shook them awake. The explosion,…

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Trucking Rules and Regulations

When an 18-wheeler is carrying a full load, it can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds or more. When a large truck with a full load is traveling at highway speeds night and day and in any weather, they present a potential hazard. When you consider that many trucks are carrying loads that are potentially…

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False Claims Act Reward

Texas Doctor Gets $11.4 Million False Claims Act Reward The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced a settlement with TeamHealth Holdings, a national provider of hospital staffing provider, in a lawsuit against group practice IPC Healthcare. According to the agreement, TeamHealth will pay the government $60 million plus interest to settle allegations that IPC…

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Commercial Litigation, False Claims Act

Texas Helicopter Crash

Texas Helicopter Crash Leaves One Dead, Two Seriously Injured A Texas helicopter crash in West Galveston Bay Monday evening was devastating for at least one family and possibly two others. The chopper was returning from an oil cargo survey of an oil tanker known as the Eagle Vancouver when it crashed into the water. The…

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Aviation Accidents, Helicopter Crash, Personal Injury