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ATVs: Accidents Waiting To Happen

  Posted on agosto 24, 2015  

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Houston Law Firm takes on: Renter’s Insurance

  Posted on septiembre 9, 2015     By Mario de la Garza

For many reasons, the rental market has been hot in recent years. The market for renter’ s insurance, however, is still ice-cold. Despite the fact that some 96% of homeowners have insurance, as compared with only about a third of renters, renters are half again as likely to be burglarized as are homeowners. Many renters […]

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New Hours-of-Service Rules for Truckers Are Dangerous

  Posted on septiembre 2, 2015  

For many years, the government has regulated the number of hours that truckers are allowed to drive, in an effort to keep tired truckers from being behind the wheel of large trucks. Recently, these rules were changed to let truckers drive up to 11 hours straight, without a rest, and up to a maximum of […]

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FCA Will Pay

  Posted on septiembre 1, 2015  

Do you know of someone who defrauded the federal government? Are you willing to bring a lawsuit on the government’ s behalf? If so, the government may be willing to pay you under a federal law known as the False Claims Act (FCA). The FCA allows individuals to bring a lawsuit on behalf of the […]

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Case-by-Case

  Posted on agosto 31, 2015  

In a recent victory for safety advocates, the family of a man killed by a tired trucker was awarded $58.5 million by a jury. The lack of care exhibited by the trucking company was staggering: The driver was new and had received none of the training required of people driving big rigs; he had been […]

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The Perils of Asbestos Exposure

  Posted on agosto 30, 2015  

For years, exposure to asbestos was common in many industries, including on construction sites, in shipyards, in factories, and in auto- motive repair shops. Asbestos was eventually banned for most uses because it causes a number of different kinds of health problems for those who have been exposed to it. Of these, among the most […]

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Big Trucks Threaten High Way Safety

  Posted on agosto 28, 2015  

We all know the feeling: that uncomfortable tightening of the chest we get when we get when we look into our rearview mirror and see an 80,000 pound 18-wheeler truck barreling down on our back bumper. This feeling is not entirely irrational. According to federal statics, such trucks cause thousands of collisions each year. Given […]

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Safety with Electricity

  Posted on agosto 24, 2015  

Electricity is an irreplaceable part of our modern world. In fact, it is hard to imagine what it was like living in the days before electricity. However, it is important to remember that, as useful as it is, electricity can be dangerous. Remember these safety tips: Do not touch electrical power 
lines, EVER. If working […]

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ATVs Accidents Waiting to Happen

  Posted on agosto 24, 2015  

Since they were introduced in the early 1970s, ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) have become increasingly popular. With this popularity comes an increasing number of accidents and injuries. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, as of 2012 over 100,000 ATV injuries were recorded and an estimated 25% of these injuries were to children younger than 16 […]

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Slip-and-Fall Accidents

  Posted on agosto 23, 2015  

Destined to Increase? The number of slip-and-fall in- juries that occur each year at businesses and commercial properties is expected to rise significantly in the future because the population of aging baby boomers will lead to an increase in the number of seniors. Seniors are statistically the most likely to fall, and when they do, […]

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Aging Tires Can Cause Accidents

  Posted on agosto 21, 2015  

Cars are expensive to own and require the owner to continually buy “ consumables” such as gas, oil, filters, spark plugs, and windshield wipers. Among these consumables are tires, and most car owners under- stand that they will have to replace their tires every so often because the treads will become worn. However, did you […]

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