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NTSB Calls Out FMCSA For Failing to Do Their Job

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 16th, 2013

NTSB Calls Out FMCSAThe National Transportation Safe Board (NTSB) is questioning the competence of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in light of four recent accidents which have resulted in 25 wrongful deaths and 83 injuries. The investigation also revealed that there were safety issues and red flags which were present before the accidents occurred, and the FMCSA either overlooked the flags or failed to act upon them.

Laws on Drinking & Getting Drunk in a Texas Bar

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 11th, 2013

As a lawyer, I'm often asked a wide variety of legal questions. Over the past 20 years, I've noticed a lot of confusion and misinformation regarding alcohol laws in Texas.

I've been asked a myriad of questions, including:

  • Can you legally get drunk in a Texas bar?
  • Can a police officer arrest me for public intoxication inside a bar?
  • Is it illegal for a bartender to drink while on the job?
  • What are the rules on getting drunk in a bar?

Slip and Fall Accidents at Home Depot

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 5th, 2013

Have you been hurt in a trip or slip and fall accident at a Home Depot store? Interested in your legal options?

If you’ve suffered a personal injury, you no doubt understand the hardships that go along with it. You may require hospitalization or surgery, miss work, and you may suffer lifelong disability. When it comes to a slip and fall at a store, you may be able to recover monetary compensation from the store or premises owner.

Are Bicycles Allowed to Ride on the Street?

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 2nd, 2013

As someone who deals with car-vs-bicycle accidents on a regular basis, I’ve often heard people complaining about how bicycles do not belong on the streets. “Why don’t they ride on the sidewalks?” Are bicycles even legally allowed on the road?

Car Accidents Caused by a Tire Blowout

Submitted by jrlaw on Nov 25th, 2013
Tires are the only part of your car touching the road. When one of them fails, the consequences can be tragic. If you believe that your tire manufacturer failed to produce a safe product, call our Texas car accident lawyers today.
 

Walmart Slip & Fall Accidents

Submitted by jrlaw on Nov 19th, 2013

Were you hurt in a Walmart trip and fall accident? Are they not taking your claim seriously? Have they outright denied your claim?

Walmart Trip and Fall InjuryWithin the last few decades Walmart has been one of the top grocery store competitors and is still increasing in customers every day.  Walmart is a family owned business controlled by the Walton family and brings much value to the world.  In fact, Walmart is now the largest grocery retailer in the United States.

Why Don't ALL 18-Wheeler Trucks Have Dash Cameras?

Submitted by jrlaw on Nov 14th, 2013

With the amount of damage an 18-wheeler can impose in an accident, why are trucking companies still hesitant to spend $100 on a dash camera?

Dash CameraAlthough it seems as if 18-wheelers serve no other purpose than adding to your aggravation level, 18-wheelers are actually a very important role in today's society. Commercial trucks (e.g. 18-wheelers, big rigs, tankers, semi trailers, tractor trailers, etc) carry the world's goods from place to place, crossing from state to state and often even crossing continents. Doesn't sound like much but if 18-wheelers stopped doing their job it would affect many companies, industries, and even interfere with you buying the things you need and enjoy.

Defective Hanging Light Fixtures (Ceiling Boxes)

Submitted by jrlaw on Nov 6th, 2013

Ceiling Box RECALLToday's recall of ~22,400 Ceiling Boxes by Cooper Crouse-Hinds is interesting. The CPSC says that the ceiling boxes can crack, which can cause the light fixture to fall from the ceiling, posing an impact hazard to consumers. While no injuries have yet been reported as a result of this product defect, the potential for injury or death is still there for those who do not seek a replacement or refund. Many people using this product in their homes will probably never even know it was recalled.

Daycare Facilities are Too Relaxed on the Rules

Submitted by jrlaw on Nov 5th, 2013

The Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is soon expected to release a report on the lax child care requirements of many U.S. states.

Daycare Attorney in TexasAs a parent coincerned about daycare abuse and neglect, you may think that your daycare center has passed inspection and that the workers have passed background checks — but you may be dead wrong. A new report expected to be released by the HHS Inspector General shows glaring issues with child care facilities in many states, including Texas.

Schenectady Firemen-Police Put on a Show for Cerebral Palsy Back in 1953

Submitted by jrlaw on Oct 9th, 2013

The Schenectady, New York police and firemen had a grand old time knocking baseballs out of the park and rounding the bases. It was 1953 and the firefighters had put together a game to raise money for cerebral palsy. Both the fire and police teams were competing at the Schenectady Stadium, while 2,500 people watched the drama and comedy unfold.

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