What do you think of when you consider “traditional summertime”? For many in Texas, it’s the Texas State Fair that occurs every year as summer wanes.
But after the tragic accident at the Ohio State Fair, can you feel safe putting your family on the rides? Read the rest »
When you think of “accidents involving technology,” most of us imagine knocking our smartphones off the table.
But a man living in Dallas had a different kind of technology accident. Coworkers pulled him from a meeting to show him that his laptop was emitting sparks. After the smoke cleared, three explosions had come from the laptop, and the battery cells were “flying across the room.” Read the rest »
Imagine you are traveling down the highway in your trusty Ford when, unbeknownst to you, the bolt holding your seat belt together comes apart. Your risk of being injured in an accident has skyrocketed.
As of July 2017, Ford issued a recall for nearly 117,000 vehicles. These range from the 2014 F-Series pickup to the 2015 Lincoln MKC SUV. Vehicles from Mexico and Canada are also being recalled. Read the rest »
A beloved senior member of your family has started to behave differently. She is showing signs that seem out of character. How do you know when what you are seeing is a symptom of abusive or neglectful behavior? And if it is, what should you do about it?
Elder abuse is a problem in our country because there are so many seniors who are dependent on others for their care and safety. While most caregivers are kind and truly care about the welfare of their patients, this is not always the case. Read the rest »
You meet up at the local restaurant after work to celebrate a big sale, or for finishing out another school year, or just to enjoy a beautiful summer evening in Texas. Your friends have a few drinks. You’re not feeling good and not having fun. You get in your car and drive home uneventfully. Your pal gets behind the wheel and just a few miles down the road, plows into another car, killing someone. What happened? Read the rest »
Accidents can happen anywhere. At home, on the road, at work, even to the most cautious of people. But, when they happen, serious financial and physical damages can be the result. So while accident prevention is and always should be the goal, proper planning also means knowing who to turn to if the worst happens. The Law Office of WT Johnson has over 25 years of experience and offers a free case evaluation if you’re injured. Read the rest »
Truck drivers are required to carry a special commercial driver’s license and comply with safety-focused federal regulations to keep them and others safe on the roads. These regulations govern everything, from vehicle safety requirements to mandates regarding driver behavior. Read the rest »
In Texas, a driver who causes an accident while under the influence of alcohol can face serious criminal penalties. It is, of course, the responsibility of a driver to make the choice to either get behind the wheel or hand over his keys. Nothing changes or alleviates the liability that rests squarely on the shoulders of a drunk driver.
But the reason that driving under the influence is illegal is because alcohol impairs judgment. Once someone’s judgment is impaired, his or her ability to recognize and reflect on that condition is affected.
So, between the driver who has already been drinking and the person responsible for providing him with alcohol, is there any shared legal and moral responsibility? The Texas dram shop rule addresses this issue directly. Read the rest »
As weather around the country turns warmer, and many families prepare for summertime, motorcyclists are also getting ready to get on the road. But the sad truth is that in a motorcycle–motor vehicle accident, the motorcyclist is likely to be seriously injured. To bring awareness to the very real dangers, May has been declared National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
It’s no longer May; but motorcycle safety is a year-round issue. Read the rest »
Summertime. You might think of lemonade stands, kids riding skateboards, summer camp, or even summer jobs for teens. But the reality is that summertime is one of the most deadly seasons for new drivers, and a shocking number of accidents are caused by distracted driving. Read the rest »
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