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Texas Motorcycle Deaths Surge, Prompting Safety Campaign

What is causing the increase in motorcycle fatalities? Motorcycle accident fatalities in Texas increased for the fifth consecutive year to a record high last year, prompting state officials to increase efforts this month as part of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The campaign aims to educate vehicle drivers about the dangers bikers in Texas face on...

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Families Take Legal Action Against Houston Surgeon Accused Of Manipulating Liver Transplant Medical Records

Houston medical malpractice lawyer explains cases involving two clients The families of three men who died while waiting for liver transplants are seeking a temporary restraining order against a Houston surgeon who reportedly manipulated medical records which resulted in the men not receiving life-saving transplants, according to KHOU 11 News. “The restraining order is to...

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The Impact of Distracted Driving on Truck Accidents

Is inattention a problem among commercial truck drivers? Distracted driving is against the law for commercial truck drivers, and U.S. regulations often prohibit mobile phone use without hands-free devices, imposing penalties for distracted driving violations. However, driver distraction or inattention are increasingly cited as factors in commercial truck accidents. Distracted driving is engaging in any...

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Unlicensed Surgeries In Houston Harmed Dozens Of Women

Attorney Lance Walters offers insight into the case An unlicensed surgical assistant in Houston performed dozens of surgical procedures that caused “physical and psychological harm,” according to court documents related to one of many legal cases involving the medical clinic performing the unlicensed medical procedures. "The doctor knows better," attorney Lance Walters of Tracey Fox...

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Seeking Compensation for a Brain Injury After a Truck Accident

Crashes involving semi-trucks can have severe consequences. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most severe and life-altering consequences that can result from truck accidents in Texas and across the nation. These incidents often lead to TBIs due to the sheer force of impact when a commercial semi-truck collides with a smaller vehicle, subjecting passengers...

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Professor Carter Snead Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee

O. Carter Snead, Of Counsel at Tracey Fox & Walters, recently testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. during a hearing on “The Continued Assault on Reproductive Freedoms in a Post-Dobbs America.” Snead is a Charles E. Rice Professor of Law, Concurrent Professor of Political Science, and Director of the de Nicola Center...

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Trucking Regulations: FMCSA Proposes Streamlining CDL Testing Process

In recent years, the trucking industry has faced driver shortages and increased safety regulations. Addressing the driver shortage while preventing truck accidents requires a balanced approach. On February 2, 2024, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed revisions to existing Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) testing procedures. The organization aims to streamline CDL issuance by:...

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Tire Blowouts Are a Common Cause of Serious Trucking Accidents

Tire blowouts in large commercial trucks are a significant safety concern on major roads and highways throughout Texas. Tire blowouts contribute to a notable number of truck accidents across the United States. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Large Truck Crash Causation Study, about 8,000 truck accidents each year are linked to...

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Houston Considers Restricting Truck Routes to Improve Roadway Safety

Residential neighborhoods are not made for this much commercial use. To improve roadway safety and quality of life, Houston could soon become the largest metro area in the nation to enact a broad truck route plan that limits where large trucks, vans, and tankers can go. The proposed regulation would restrict large commercial motor vehicles...

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