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Making San Antonio Safer for Pedestrians

Last week, on the night of April 11th, an auto-pedestrian accident happened in San Antonio at about 10:30 p.m. According to reports, a man in a wheelchair was rolling along on a sidewalk, when a driver was pulling out of a gas station on Perrin Beitel Road near Northeast Interstate Loop 410, and she hit…

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Auto Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents

NHTSA Investigating Hyundai, Kia Vehicles That Catch Fire

After considerable prodding by a number of safety groups, on Monday, federal regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that they have launched two new investigations into vehicles that have reportedly burst into flames without being involved in a crash. The Investigations Come After Many Warnings These investigations come nearly six months…

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Automotive Defects, Recall

A New Study on Alcohol Involved Crashes During Fiesta San Antonio

Fiesta San Antonio is nearly here.  An economic, cultural, and tourism boon for San Antonio, the festivities will attract nearly 3.5 million partygoers and contribute over $340 million to the local economy. However, as with any large scale celebration, people tend to overdo it and make bad choices that impact the health and safety of…

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Auto Accidents

Are Hands-Free Devices Actually Safer?

As we have noted previously, November 7, 2000 was a banner day for the state of Texas, since that was the last day without a road fatality in the state. Many, including those at the Texas Department of Transportation, are wondering if the deadly streak since then, which is now in its 19th year, will…

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Auto Accidents

Texas Laboratory Settles for $63.5 million in False Claims Act Suit

Last month, a Texas-based pathology laboratory company named Inform Diagnostics agreed to pay $63.5 million to settle multiple allegations that it violated the False Claims Act. The allegations included charges that the company engaged in financial relationships with referring physicians that were deemed improper. Lab Paid for Referrals More specifically, Inform Diagnostics was accused of…

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False Claims Act

Reducing Wrong-Way Accidents in Texas

According to a recent study, those who drive the wrong way on roads throughout Texas cause more car accidents here than in any other state in the country. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is well aware of the problem, and they have been working on possible solutions to this serious problem. So far, the state has…

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Auto Accidents