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Tracey Fox King & Walters Secures $23.5M Award for Injured Subcontractor

HOUSTON, TX (February 13, 2023) – Tracey Fox King & Walters recently obtained an award in a case representing Jonathan Requeno, a 19-year-old subcontractor who suffered catastrophic injuries during a devastating construction accident. Sean Tracey and Lance Walters were the attorneys on the case, which involved a violation of OSHA regulations regarding fall protection during...

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Truck Accidents: How Inexperienced Truckers Can Put Others at Risk

Texas truck accident lawyers explain the link between trucker inexperience and serious wrecks. Many serious commercial truck accidents are caused by inexperienced truck drivers. This is why the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the commercial trucking industry and has strict driver training requirements. This issue recently received national attention because the FMCSA denied requests...

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Client Awarded $12 Million In Medical Negligence Case

A woman who suffered brain damage after being released from a hospital following surgery for a herniated disc has been awarded nearly $12 million by a Harris County jury. Genny Silverthorne underwent anterior spinal surgery on her neck at Baylor College of Medicine for a disc herniation. While in the post-anesthesia care unit, she developed...

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Why Are Semi-Trucks More Likely To Cause Rear-End Accidents?

Texas truck accident lawyers explain why rear-end crashes involving tractor-trailers are so common. Semi-trucks – sometimes known as 18-wheelers or tractor-trailers – often cause serious and fatal rear-end accidents with other vehicles. So, why are these particular types of truck accidents so common? And what makes them so dangerous? The most common type of motor...

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FMCSA Proposed Changes Aimed At Preventing Truck Accidents

Here's a glimpse into what the FMCSA has planned for 2023. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released its list of proposed regulation changes aimed at preventing commercial truck accidents across the country, according to the Trucking Info website. The proposed changes "prioritize safety and security, promote innovation, foster a consistent regulatory approach...

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Far Too Many Pedestrians Are Being Killed This Year in Houston

Negligent drivers who cause pedestrian accidents need to be held accountable. In a quick succession of separate weekend crashes, the deaths of four pedestrians have devastated the victim's loved ones and Houston's walking and biking communities. The string of late-September fatal pedestrian accidents underscores the need for roadway improvements that make streets safe for all...

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Is a Concussion a Serious Brain Injury?

Even a "mild" traumatic brain injury should be taken seriously. Concussions are common in car wrecks, truck accidents, motorcycle crashes, construction accidents, slip and falls, and industrial accidents—but according to research, about 9 out of every 10 adults cannot properly define "traumatic brain injury." There are also some public misconceptions about this type of brain...

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New Truck Underride Guard Rules Issued by NHTSA

Amid a nationwide spike in fatal car accidents, a new rule has been issued to reduce one type of particularly deadly truck accident. In late June, the National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a "final rule" to set standards for truck underride guards. Underride guards on tractor-trailers can save lives Underride truck accidents...

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