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How a new Texas law affects truck accident victims

Accidents involving careless or reckless truck drivers often lead to devastating injuries and even fatalities. A victim who survives the crash may need years or even decades of physical therapy, surgeries, and other treatment. Medical costs can skyrocket. Unfortunately, Texas lawmakers have not made it easier for people injured in crashes involving big rigs. In...

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Peloton recalls treadmills following child's death

Peloton, widely known for its high-tech stationary exercise bikes, has recalled its Tread+ and Tread treadmill machines following the tragic death of a 6-year-old child and dozens of other injuries to children. Those who purchased either model of the Peloton treadmill have been warned to stop using it immediately, and CEO John Foley has publicly...

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Paraquat herbicide linked to Parkinson's disease

A weed-killer that's widely used around the world has been connected to Parkinson's disease, a neurological disorder that affects approximately 1 million Americans. Recent studies have found that exposure to the toxic chemical paraquat increases the risk of developing Parkinson's and other serious medical conditions. Also known by the brand name Gramoxone, paraquat is so...

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Be aware of these tricks used by insurance companies

Our Texas car accident lawyers explain what to expect when dealing with insurance companies It is the job of an insurance claim adjuster to investigate car accidents and determine liability. If it's clear that the other driver was at fault, the adjuster may determine how much the insurance company will pay you. Sounds like a...

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Diabetes drug Metformin recalled due to cancer risk

In the first week of the new year, a drug manufacturer issued yet another recall for a diabetes medication because of the cancer risk. As International Business Times reported, Nostrum Laboratories recalled a lot of its diabetes drug Metformin; specifically, the Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets with a 750 mg dosage. The drug was found...

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How to take legal action if you were injured by an impaired truck driver

It takes a significant amount of skill, experience, and good judgment to safely operate an 18-wheeler. Large commercial trucks are more difficult to maneuver than smaller trucks and cars. When fully loaded with cargo, 18-wheelers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. In the hands of an impaired driver, such a large vehicle can wreak...

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Chemical plant goes up in flames in West, Texas causing residents to be evacuated

Another chemical plant went up in flames in Texas, according to CBS19. This time, the industrial fire happened in Palestine, Texas. In response, the town’s police department issued an urgent emergency alert to evacuate due to the fire. The police emergency alert was issued to all residents within a half-mile radius of Baze Chemical. Eventually,...

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Wrongful death lawsuits explained

Losing a loved one is a devastating experience, especially after finding out it was due to someone else's negligent or reckless actions. You may be experiencing a great deal of pain associated with your loved one's death. You may not know where to turn or what your legal rights are. Under Chapter 71 of Texas's...

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Gas pipe leak leads to explosions in Midland

Texas has become a hotspot for chemical, oil and gas explosions. In August, there was a natural gas plant explosion in Mont Belvieu. In fact, a 2016 investigation conducted by the Houston Chronicle concluded that plant explosions happen in Texas on an average of every six weeks. On Tuesday, August 18, a pipeline rupture resulted...

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