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Four Ways to Travel More Safely This Holiday Season

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on December 3, 2014

This holiday season, millions of Texans will make plans to hit the road, whether that means doing some holiday shopping or traveling across several states to be with loved ones. Experienced Dallas car accident attorneys will join those on the roads, always aware that practicing safe driving can reduce the risk of a serious crash – but that not all drivers will pay such careful attention.

Because traffic increases during the holiday season, it’s important to keep safety in mind when you head out. Here are four ways to improve your safety behind the wheel this holiday season: Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Bicycling in Dallas? Know the Rules

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on November 21, 2014

Like other states, Texas allows bicyclists to use the public roadways as long as they follow all the rules required for drivers, such as stopping at stop signs or red lights, signaling turns and using the correct lanes. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) gives specific information in its FAQ page for bicyclists. Here are a few highlights:

  • As a rule, bicyclists must follow all the same “rules of the road” as motorists. Exceptions apply when the Texas Transportation Code specifically states that a rule applies differently to bicyclists. Read the rest »

Posted in: Bicycle Accidents

Making a Holiday Visit to an Elderly Relative? Three Ways to Check that Everything Is Okay

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on November 19, 2014

At the winter holidays, every Texas family wants parties, visits and family time together to be merry and bright. Few families want to think about abuse and neglect – especially if it’s happening to someone they care about.

Holiday visits to relatives who live in nursing homes or assisted living facilities, however, offer an opportunity for family members to identify and report situations of suspected abuse or neglect. Simply knowing what to look for can help you notice if something is wrong. Seeking the help a loved one needs to escape abuse or neglect is truly “the gift that keeps on giving.” Read the rest »

Four Ways to Prevent Injuries at Railroad Crossings

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on November 17, 2014

Over 2,000 people are killed or injured at railroad crossings each year, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Each year, more people are hurt by trains than in all airplane accidents combined.

A passenger vehicle stands little chance against a fully-loaded freight train, and an unprotected pedestrian or bicyclist has even less. Whether you are walking, biking or driving, you can practice simple safety tips in order to stay safer at railroad crossings. Here are four ways to protect yourself and those you love, courtesy of experienced Texas car accident lawyers: Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect by the Numbers

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on November 14, 2014

We’re all getting older. As Texas adults age, they watch their beloved parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents and other adults get older as well. When an elderly loved one needs more focused, professional care than a family member can provide at home, the help of a nursing home may be required.

Nursing homes have a duty to give their residents proper care to meet their needs. When a nursing home fails to provide this care – or worse, causes deliberate harm – serious injuries can result. Read the rest »

Top Stats on Texas Car Accidents in 2013

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on November 12, 2014

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) keeps track of accidents that occur on Texas roadways each year. The data are used to measure how well Texas agencies are doing at decreasing car accidents, where and when accidents are most likely to occur, and how many Texas families are affected each year by car accident injuries and deaths. Because these statistics provide such a valuable overview, many experienced Texas car accident lawyers watch for each year’s numbers and examine them carefully.

The agency recently released its numbers for 2013. Here is a “snapshot” of Texas car accident statistics for the past year: Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Four Ways to Avoid Holiday Cooking Cuts and Burns

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on November 10, 2014

With the winter holidays just a few weeks away, families throughout Dallas, Mesquite and Fort Worth are making plans, buying supplies and preparing to start their holiday cooking. Although working in the kitchen always carries some risk of injury, you can reduce these risks for the ones you love by keeping some basic safety tips in mind.

Here are four ways that experienced Dallas injury lawyers protect themselves when cooking up holiday treats: Read the rest »

Posted in: Burn Injury

Keep Teens Safer Behind the Wheel: What Parents Can Do

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on November 7, 2014

Every year, hundreds of parents throughout Texas watch as their child takes a car on the road alone for the first time. Experienced Texas car accident lawyers with teens know that drivers age 16 to 19 face the highest risk for a vehicle accident. That’s why they recommend to all parents that families learn the risks teen drivers face and take steps to reduce them.

Here are some of the top risks that teen drivers face, along with ways parents can help their kids stay safe: Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Texas Department of Workers’ Compensation Seeks Presenters for “Texas Safety Summit”

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on November 5, 2014

The Texas Department of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) 19th Annual Workplace Safety and Health Conference, also known as the “Texas Safety Summit,” will be held May 19-21 in Austin, Texas. Concerned workers, employers and other experienced individuals are invited to submit proposals for presentations to be given at the summit.

Experienced Texas workplace injury attorneys recognize that events like the Texas Safety Summit offer a unique opportunity for employers, employees and safety professionals to gather and share information on how to make Texas workplaces safer. Presentations for the Summit should focus on helping employers reduce injuries and associated costs through workplace safety measures and effective return-to-work programs. Read the rest »

Posted in: Workplace Accidents

AARP Driver Safety Courses Aim to Keep Older Drivers Out of Car Accidents

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on November 3, 2014

Many older Texas drivers do not see a point to taking a driver education class. With years of driving experience behind them, they reason, surely I know enough by now to stay safe on the road. Why do I need a class to tell me how to drive?

In fact, every driver can benefit from a refresher course on safe driving – and older drivers may get particular benefits. Experienced Texas car accident lawyers, many of whom are age 50 and over, recommend that all drivers consider taking an “update” course like those offered by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

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