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Motorcycles and Right of Way in Texas

Submitted by jrlaw on Nov 21st, 2016

Motorcycles and Right of Way

Motorcycles provide their riders with a sense of exhilaration and freedom on the road. Unfortunately, they have to share road real estate with other drivers who may sometimes be aggressive, inattentive, careless or even drunk.

Unfortunately, motorcycles are no match when it comes to car-vs-motorcycle accidents, and riders generally have little to no protection from impacts. Most of these accidents tend to be catastrophic, and it’s not uncommon for motorcycle riders to lose their lives in low-speed collisions.

Have you been injured in a Dallas motorcycle accident? You may be able to collect money damages through a personal injury claim. Please contact Rasansky Law Firm today at 1-877-659-1620 for your free, confidential consultation.

Statistics show that most car-vs-motorcycle accidents happen due to passenger-car drivers not respecting a motorcycle rider’s right of way. Here are some scenarios:

Texas Fireworks Injury Lawyer

Submitted by jrlaw on Jun 27th, 2016

Injured by a defective firework or fireworks show accident in Texas? Call us at 1-877-659-1620!

The 4th of July is coming up, and with it come numerous celebrations planned throughout the country. Americans all over the country are looking to mark Independence Day with professional (and sometimes personal) fireworks displays.

While fireworks can be fun and provide hours of entertainment, when something goes wrong, people can be seriously injured and even killed.

Oil & Gas Drilling Blowouts and Explosions

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 8th, 2015

Texas Oil Well Explosion Lawyer

Injured while working on an oil or gas drilling rig? Call Rasansky Law Firm at 1-877-659-1620 for a free consultation.

Unfortunately, blowouts and explosions are quite common in the oil and gas exploration industry. They occur for a variety of reasons with wide ranges of severity, many of which even involve wrongful death. The fact there is a high risk of these types of accidents makes the industry one of the most dangerous ones for a person to work.

The Dangers of Working in the Industry

A man was killed in an explosion that resulted when he used a blowtorch to thaw the valve on the back of his frack truck. The temperature at the time was below 20 degrees, and the explosion blew him over a seven foot barbed-wire fence that was some 75 feet from where the explosion occurred. While this certainly appears a dangerous action, similar accidents sometimes occur on a daily basis in the oil and gas industry.

Car Accidents with Property Damage Only (No Injuries)

Submitted by jrlaw on Apr 15th, 2015

Lawyer to Help With Property Damage After an Accident

In most cases, auto accidents do not result in personal injuries. Most accidents simply result in property damage. So do you need a lawyer for a car accident where no one was injured? The answer, surprisingly, is probably not.

More than likely you came to this page with hopes of finding someone who can help you get through the red tape involved after an auto accident in order to ensure no one takes advantage of you. In truth, unless you suffered personal injuries in the accident, it is unlikely you will need to hire an attorney.

Filing a Claim

While a personal injury law firm such as ours can help you file a property damage claim in cases that also involve personal injury, the claims process is pretty straight forward with regard to property damage. First and foremost, there is very little leeway in claims for property damage. This is unlike personal injury claims when insurance companies use a variety of methods in order to contest the value of the claim.

UPS Truck Accidents

Submitted by jrlaw on Apr 8th, 2015

UPS Truck Accident Lawsuits

Many Texans depend on the services of delivery companies to send and receive packages. One such delivery company that’s not far from everyone’s lips is the United Parcel Service.

UPS has received its fair share of criticism due to the number of car accidents involving their drivers. In the last 24 months alone, UPS trucks have been involved in more than 750 accidents where someone was injured, and over 60 where someone was killed (according to the FMCSA's SAFER company snapshot).

UPS runs a fleet of nearly 100,000 delivery vehicles. Established in 1907 as a way of meeting the demand by consumers for a delivery service that is both convenient and affordable, the company is now a billion-dollar wordwide entity serving over 220 countries.

Causes of UPS Truck Accidents

Given the massive and continuous demand for package delivery, UPS truck drivers in Texas have to work extremely hard to make sure that packages are delivered in a timely manner. This put immense pressure on the drivers to "do what it takes" to make sure that the job is done. This may include driving long distances without rest, speeding, making quick turns even neglecting to set the parking brake when making a delivery.

Plant, Factory, Warehouse and Refinery Accidents

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 25th, 2015

Plant, Factory, Warehouse and Refinery Accident Lawyer in Dallas

Accidents which occur at plants, refineries, warehouses and factories can lead to a variety of injuries. The victims of those injuries may be able to collect compensation for their losses through a personal injury lawsuit.

The compensation which an injured party may seek can include the following types of damages:

  • Medical treatment & expenses.
  • Loss of wages & future income.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Any other types of financial losses directly related to the accident.

The injured worker might seek to pursue compensation for his or her injuries from both the employer, as well as third parties that might be responsible such as the manufacturer of any industrial equipment or power tools, etc.

Unsafe Working Conditions

Refineries, factories, and plants play important roles in energy production as well as being one of the main sources of jobs in Texas. Unfortunately, these facilities do not always exercise safe operating practices which can lead to serious accidents.

Daycare Sued for Abuse Cannot Hide Behind Bankruptcy Protection

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 10th, 2015

Bankruptcy Doesn't Protect Against Daycare Abuse Lawsuit

Daycare involved in abuse lawsuit tries to hide behind bankruptcy protection. Judge denies protection.

Owners of a daycare center in Delaware who rushed to file for bankruptcy protection before an ongoing daycare abuse lawsuit has run its course have been informed by the a bankruptcy judge that they would not be able to avoid paying for the damages arising from the lawsuit.

The owners, Ms. Teresa Perez and Colleen Grozzo were informed by US Bankruptcy judge Brendan Shannon that allowing them to escape the consequences of their actions would set a dangerous precedent that would be followed by future defendants who would see this as a way of absolving themselves from paying damages in civil lawsuit cases.

Children Forced to Fight

The Delaware daycare civil lawsuit in question was brought forward by the parents of two toddlers who were forced to fight as attendants videoed the event. The workers were subsequently charged with secondary-degree conspiracy charges and felonious second-degree assault charges, resulting in probation for the two.

Truckers Continue to Text & Drive Even Though It's Illegal

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 6th, 2015

Texting Truck Drivers

While not everyone knows this, texting and driving is banned for ALL truck drivers across America.

Regardless of your state’s distracted driving laws, it is illegal for commercial truck drivers to text while driving. Texting and driving is a recipe for disaster. Data shows that a distracted driver is 23.2 times more likely to crash.

Sergeant Bryan Witt of the Texas Department of Public Safety was recently quoted in a news segment for NewsChannel 6 saying that they were still issuing citations for both marked and unmarked units.

FMCSA Texting Ban

The FMCSA, the federal body which governs commercial trucking, banned texting and driving for ALL truck drivers in America five years ago. This, however, hasn’t stopped drivers around the country from continuing the dangerous practice. In one recent example out of Arizona, a police officer died when a truck driver who was looking at photos on his phone crashed into police and emergency cars, resulting in multiple victim injuries and one fatality.

It’s estimated that more than 16,000 truck drivers were ticketed last year alone as a result of texting while driving.

Texas Bills Attempts to Prohibit or Restrict Named Driver Exclusions

Submitted by jrlaw on Feb 25th, 2015

Named Driver Exclusions

Insurance companies are always seeking ways to legally deny the payment of valid claims, and the use of “named driver” policies in Texas is so rampant that lawmakers are now looking to put and end to this unscrupulous practice.

In an effort to reduce or eliminate the number of named driver policies in our state, the Texas Legislature has filed two bills: one seeks to prohibit the practice and the other seeks to only allow it under certain circumstances.

Overview of Legislative Action

There are two bills filed in the Texas Legislature in order to prevent insurance companies from legally issuing “named driver” policies in the state. While I strongly believe that named driver policies should be done away with altogether, the 2nd bill acts as a 2nd option of sorts and allows this exclusion only under certain circumstances.

Study: Over 400,000 People Die Annually Due to Preventable Hospital Errors

Submitted by jrlaw on Feb 20th, 2015

Preventable Hospital Deaths

Study reveals that over 400,000 deaths per year in America alone are attributed to preventable hospital errors.

Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned over the staggering number of preventable deaths that occur in the American hospitals every year due to medical malpractice. Hospital patients expect a certain degree of safety, and unfortunately, in many cases quite the opposite occurs. Far too many hospital patients are dying as the result of preventable harm.

Statistics and Overview

According to a patient safety study, 440,000 Americans die from preventable harm within hospital settings every year. Think about that number. A study conducted by the Journal of Patient Safety estimated that one-sixth of all annual deaths in the United States are the result of preventable adverse events (PAE’s) that were at least contributory factors.

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