March 2018 Archives

Freeway collision in Fort Worth results in couple's death

One of the more difficult aspects of dealing with car accidents in San Antonio is trying to determine who is at fault. In some cases, liability is quite obvious; in others, the issue may be much murkier. In those instances where there is difficulty assigning fault, authorities may choose to assign a certain percentage of blame to all parties involved. They may also choose to assign liability to the party whose error or infraction was the most egregious. 

Workplace accidents and traumatic brain damage

Work injuries are common in many different industries in Texas and throughout the U.S. One of the most prevalent workplace injuries involves traumatic brain damage, which can cause permanent damage in some cases. Traumatic brain injuries occur when workers are hit by falling objects, fall from a height or are smashed by a piece of equipment. Any type of sharp blow to the head may cause the soft tissue of the brain to hit against the hard bone of the skull, causing bleeding, bruising and inflammation. While some people show instant symptoms of brain damage, other cases may take days or even weeks to present themselves.

What threatens your health in the oil and gas industry?

A primary industry here in Texas that employs numerous residents is the oil and gas industry. If you work in the industry, you know that it has its rewards and its risks. Even if you and your employer take all of the necessary safety precautions for the obvious hazards you face each day, you may not be aware of other, less obvious dangers.

Teen driver strikes, kills two sisters in Brownsville

Drivers in San Antonio are of course required to try and avoid accidents to whatever extent safety allows. Yet that does not necessarily mean that all incidents involving vehicles and others on the road (such as motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians) are the fault of drivers. The aforementioned parties are also required to adhere to the laws regulating their use of the road. If and when an accident between such parties does occur, liability may be assigned to whichever was in violation of said laws. 

Understanding maintenance and cure

With all of the oil derricks that can be seen throughout the state of Texas, it is easy to forget that a large portion of the state's drilling work (and the country's, for that matter) happens offshore. Working out on the open water on a drilling platform can present a number of risks, which is why such work routinely ranks amongst the most dangerous professions. If and when an accident happens on a rig (or during the course of traveling to or from one), workers are protected under maritime laws rather than those regulating traditional workers' compensation benefits. These laws entitle injured workers to maintenance and cure. 

Assigning liability in accidents caused by teen drivers

For teens, earning a driver's license can be a watershed moment in their lives. Yet for the drivers that they now share the road with in San Antonio, the risk of being involved in an accident with these new motorists goes up. Some may simply dismiss this assertion as an assumption, yet statistics seem to verify it. According to information shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teen drivers are more likely to engage in reckless driving practices such as speeding, following other vehicles too closely or driving while intoxicated or impaired. 

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