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Working too Long Can Increase the Risk of Injury

Do you often find yourself staying late at the office? Do you pride yourself on your ability to put in long hours when needed? While dedication is impressive, you should know that doing this does increase the odds that you will suffer an injury at work. This could be an ergonomics-related injury from failing to give your body a break from...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Motorcycle Accidents

Tips to Avoid Distracted Drivers On Your Next Motorcycle Ride

Riding through Texas on a motorcycle is one of the greatest pleasures in life. Once you make it out of the city limits of Waco, you have endless miles of open road available. Unfortunately, like with most things, riding a motorcycle comes with risk. The weather can suddenly change, causing the roads to become dangerous. A deer can leap...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Motorcycle Accidents

Lane Splitting: Is It Legal in Texas?

The concept of lane splitting is simple: It is a tactic that motorcyclists use to pass stopped or jammed traffic. Motorcyclists and other motorists tend to feel passionately about this practice (also known as white-lining and riding the stripe) one way or the other. No matter how you feel about riding the stripe, it is NOT legal in Texas....

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Truck Accidents

Higher demand for commercial drivers means lower driver standards

In recent years, there has been a relative boom in the domestic commercial trucking industry. With diesel costs down and consumer spending up, freight delivery service remains highly competitive and in demand for retailers, suppliers and manufacturers around the country. In fact, it has been difficult for trucking companies to secure the number of drivers they need in order...

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Is it Actually Wise to Lay Down a Motorcycle?

People often talk about laying a motorcycle down in an effort to avoid a crash. It is typically seen as a last-ditch effort. You see a truck pull out into the road in front of you. The driver never saw your motorcycle. You lay the bike down to avoid a direct collision at speed. But is this really wise?...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Car Accidents

Using civil litigation to hold a reckless driver responsible

People who make dangerous decisions have a tendency to ignore how their actions could have consequences for other people. They become so focused on their own desires that they don’t stop to think about the ramifications. Reckless drivers, in particular, may be more focused on their own schedule or desire for fun than on the safety of the people...

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Why are tractor-trailers so dangerous in a crash scenario?

All motor vehicle crashes between trucks and smaller vehicles carry significant injury risks. This is so in truck accidents involving utility trucks, work vans and construction vehicles. However, of all the different types of trucks involved in these accidents, tractor-trailers typically pose the most injury hazards to Texas motorists. Obviously, a small passenger automobile is no match for the...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Child Injury

What’s the connection between seat belt use and child fatalities?

If someone were to ask you what the leading cause of child fatalities is, auto accidents may not be the first thing to come to mind. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car crashes are the leading cause of preventable death for children here in the United States though. An estimated 116,000 youths age 12...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Truck Accidents

Truckers Have Trouble Getting Enough Sleep

A drowsy trucker is a dangerous trucker. There are reasons that semi drivers have to log certain amounts of time off of the road. They’re supposed to be sleeping. Nodding off behind the wheel of an 80,000-pound truck puts everyone in danger. Unfortunately, even when truckers follow these rules, it is often difficult for them to get enough sleep to really...

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Elevator incidents can be quite deadly

Just last week, the story of a young man who died after being crushed by a New York City apartment building elevator made national news. Surveillance video taken at the city’s Manhattan Promenade apartment building shows a 30-year-old man attempting to get off the elevator of his residential apartment building. Within seconds, the car that he’d been riding in...

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