Archive for September 2013

Routine maintenance on a Houston jobsite sends five to hospital

It was a routine day on the job for CenterPoint Energy workers doing maintenance work when an electrical fire broke out. Five Houston workers were seriously harmed in an on-the-job accident involving a fire caused by an electrical malfunction. Eyewitness reported that they witnessed an electrical arc which caused a flash fire while five utility…

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Auto Accidents: Another Form Of Distracted Driving — Daydreaming

A Friday report in Popular Mechanics reported on the dangers of daydreaming while driving.  The report is based on the Erie Insurance Group’s study of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s database of traffic fatalities.  That study concludes that 62 percent of the traffic fatalities in the US over the last two years have been…

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Car Wrecks: Distracted Driving Comes In Many Forms – Even Pizza

I hear a lot of stories about distractions that cause people to have wrecks, but this was a new one for me. Last week, Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson leaned over to try and and adjust one of the pizza boxes falling off the seat off his SUV.  Unfortunately, when leaning over, he veered…

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PERSONAL INJURY: Make The Most Of Your Doctor's Appointments

For whatever reason, people get intimidated when going to doctor’s offices and they forget to tell their doctors about all of their issues, they’re unwilling to ask follow-up questions, or they’re flustered and forget what the doctor says.  This is a threat to your health, but if you’re a personal injury victim, it also has…

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Car Wrecks: Could You Be Liable For Sending A Text To A Driver?

 It’s no secret that texting while driving is dangerous. We’ve probably all seen the driver who can’t stay in his lane or who is driving dangerously slow all so the driver can text while driving. But it’s dangerous.  It’s so dangerous that study after study finds that it’s significantly more dangerous than even driving while…

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Car Wrecks: Take Care With Car Seats

A big part of our summer has been the addition of a new nephew.  In August, my youngest brother had his first child, an adorable baby boy. As we were sitting at the hospital, I was thinking back to my daughter’s birth.  As young, inexperienced parents, we were trying to make sure that we did…

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