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Who Do I Sue If I’m in a Construction Accident?

Published on Nov 18, 2021 at 10:37 pm in Work Accidents.

On a construction site, it’s the responsibility of the general contractor to provide a safe work environment for everyone on site. If you have been hurt, you want answers. You need to know why and how the accident occurred. You need to know that the same harm will not happen to a coworker. And you […]

Can You Get a DUI Riding a Bicycle?

Published on Nov 17, 2021 at 5:04 pm in Bicycle Accidents.
Bicycle leaning on wall

Driving a vehicle while under the influence is illegal and everyone knows that. Because of that, some people might instead decide to ride a bike to and from the bar, or whenever they’re drunk, in the hopes that this is more legal than getting behind the wheel. But getting behind the handlebars and pedaling while […]

How Often Do Oil Field Injuries Happen in the Permian Basin?

Published on Nov 10, 2021 at 7:23 pm in Oil Field Injuries.
How Often Do Oil Field Injuries Happen in the Permian Basin

Much has occurred in the Permian Basin since the first commercial oil well was drilled 100 years ago this year⁠—in 1921 in Mitchell County. Across a century of booms and busts, ultimately pushing the U.S. to the top spot in global oil production in 2019, Texans have poured time, resources, technological innovation, and a whole […]

Finding Creative Ways to Crack Down on Speeding

Published on Nov 9, 2021 at 10:58 pm in Car Accidents.
Finding Creative Ways to Crack Down on Speeding

It is a conspicuous fact that speeding is a big problem for U.S. drivers. Research by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) determined that speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities for the past two decades. And according to the National Safety Council (NSC), 2020 saw the highest vehicle […]

The New Dangerous Way Drivers Are Distracted: Videoconferencing

Published on Nov 4, 2021 at 3:30 pm in Car Accidents.
The New Dangerous Way Drivers Are Distracted - Videoconferencing

Zooming and driving? Ohio state senator Andrew Brenner made headlines this year for some questionable behind-the-wheel behavior. A May 2021 news story revealed nearly 13 minutes of video footage showing Brenner attending a state board meeting against the backdrop of a home office—with a seatbelt across his chest. The senator defended his actions by claiming […]

What Are the Most Dangerous Roads in New Mexico?

Published on Oct 28, 2021 at 2:42 pm in Car Accidents.
New Mexico roads

In 2019, New Mexico ranked third on a list of states with the most crashes and fatalities in the United States. Within the state, Interstate 40 was listed as having the highest crash rate, averaging 34 crashes annually. (To learn more about the busiest interstates in New Mexico, see our earlier blog post here.) These […]

5 Technology Advancements Motorcyclists Should Know About

Published on Oct 22, 2021 at 1:22 pm in Motorcycle Accidents.
Motorcyclist riding motorcycle on road

Those who ride know that there is nothing quite like seeing the world from the seat of a motorcycle. This up-close, open-air style of travel offers sights, smells, sounds, and sensations that drivers of enclosed passenger vehicles never get to experience. And the tilts, leans, turns, and curves that come with riding make many riders […]

What Are Insurance Adjusters Allowed to Do After a Car Wreck?

Published on Oct 7, 2021 at 7:50 pm in Car Accidents.

Insurance adjusters are individuals who are trained to investigate car accidents involving a party with insurance coverage provided by the company the adjuster works for. Claims adjusters’ job duties require them to evaluate claims and conduct investigations to determine liability and negotiate settlements. An insurance adjuster will use information gathered through your statement (usually recorded), […]

Why Does Texas Lead the Nation in Wrong-Way Fatalities?

Published on Sep 30, 2021 at 7:03 pm in Truck Accidents.
Wrong way traffic sign

In 2021, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety issued a report stating that recent research showed Texas to lead the country in wrong-way crashes resulting in death to one or more involved party. The study analyzed national traffic statistics gathered between 2010 and 2018, discovering that the state of Texas held the highest number of […]

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