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Why You Should Always Take Head Injuries Seriously

There is a lot of research available regarding Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, that indicates a very strong connection between even the “mildest” form of head injury and diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. What that means is, any accident that causes any level of brain injury has the potential to leave behind a lot…

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Texas Meat Packer Recalls 3.5 Tons of Beef

Last Saturday, a Texas meatpacking plant from Texas Meat Packers, located in Fort Worth and owned by Patterson Foods, announced a recall of more than 7,100 pounds of raw beef products that had been produced and packaged “without the benefit of federal inspection,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service…

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Infant Stroke Study Points to Importance of Prevention

Unfortunately, it is common to hear about strokes happening to adults. However, strokes also happen to newborn infants, and far too often. And now, a recent study is demonstrating showing just how often it happens , even as it provided even more hope that infant strokes may be quite preventable. The new study, produced by…

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Are Truck Drivers Getting Adequate Training?

According to the Federal Highway Administration, in 2014, the last full year data is available, 31 million trucks carried 10.5 billion tons of freight more than 279 billion miles overall, nationwide. That is a lot of driving and that is a lot of road sharing with passenger cars. This is very true in Texas, of…

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First Lawsuits Filed in Opioid Crisis

It is no secret that the entire country is suffering through a terrible drug crisis at the moment. The current crisis  involves drugs called opioids and, unlike previous drug crises, this one does not involve black market drugs smuggled into the country and sold on the street. This crisis involves prescription medications that are supposed…

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Was the Washington Amtrak Derailment Preventable?

Early Monday morning, an Amtrak train in the middle of its first-ever run on a new line of high-speed service between Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, derailed at a location about 40 miles south of Seattle. The train derailed as the train was crossing an overpass over Interstate 5, one of the busiest highways on…

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Study: The Most Dangerous Places for Pedestrians in Texas

Pedestrian safety is a priority driver safety issue in Texas – where non-motorist fatalities have steadily increased every year since 2012. At the Hill Law Firm, we wanted to be a part of the solution.  Pedestrians of any age are amongst the most vulnerable road users.  Even at low speeds, a motor vehicle collision with…

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12 Tips for a Safe Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time for family, but we all want the season to be safe and secure. Unfortunately, while the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be a lot of fun, all the activity brings with it an increased possibility of accident and injury. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports…

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What to Do If You’re in a Ride Share Accident

Ride sharing services are exploding in popularity throughout Texas. Earlier this year, the Texas legislature passed and Governor Greg About signed a law that creates a new set of statewide regulations for ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, which the state now calls, “Transportation Network Companies, or TNCs. The purpose of the new law…

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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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