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Accountability In The Wake Of Winter Storm Uri

Will Those Responsible For The Failure Of The Texas Electrical Grid System Be Held Accountable In The Wake Of Winter Storm Uri? This is the question millions of Texans are looking to answer. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) and AEP (American Electric Power) bear responsibility for the losses caused by the extreme winter weather power outages. In February of 2011, nearly ten years prior, a winter storm much like winter storm [...]

FDA Hand Sanitizer Warning

On June 19, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about the use of hand sanitizer products manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV, a company based in Mexico, due to the presence of methanol. Methanol, also known as wood alcohol, when absorbed through the skin or ingested can be toxic.   Due to the current pandemic the world is facing, the demand for hand sanitizing products has increased exponentially. To keep up with the demand, a number [...]

Is Brake Checking Illegal in Texas?

Brake checking occurs when one driver is following too closely behind the other, and the driver in front abruptly hits their brakes. This type of behavior commonly leads to rear-end collision. Often times, brake-checking is associated with aggressive driving or road rage driving. When a driver has been brake checked they become angry, if the brake checking leads to a collision, on top of the car accident it could lead to assaults or acts of violence.   Most drivers brake [...]

Tire Safety Tips to Help Avoid Accidents

The speed limit on Houston roads can range from 55-65mph, however, if you know anything about Houston drivers, you know that most tend to do more than the posted speed limit. Driving speeds of 70 to 80 mph on a Houston highway full of potholes and bumps does not end well for many drivers.   According to reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every year there are more than 11,000 tire-related crashes on roadways. The profuse causes of [...]

Firework Laws in Texas

With the 4th of July just a weekend away, many Texans are planning on celebrating with fireworks, despite changes that the current pandemic has caused. Whether you plan on social distancing and attending a public display of fireworks or celebrating at home, obeying state and local firework laws is imperative to ensure the safety of yourself and others.   Texas law permits the use of fireworks in the state without a special firework display license to purchase or use fireworks. [...]

What to do After a Swimming Pool Drowning or Near Drowning

With temperatures rising, it is no surprise that the urge for everyone to get outside and into some fresh air is more than overwhelming. Summers are usually the time when people take vacations and outdoor activities thrive. One of the most popular forms of relaxation during the summer months is swimming. Although swimming is a pleasurable and cooling activity, it can also be a dangerous one. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the top cause of children’s death between [...]

Leaving A Child in An Unattended Vehicle – What You Need to Know

Texas is one of nineteen states that makes it a criminal offense to leave a child unattended in a vehicle. The alleged offender can face serious charges if such act results in injuries to the child. In Texas, leaving a child in a vehicle is a Class C Misdemeanor that is punishable by a fine of up to $500. Even if the weather is not hot and the child does not suffer any injuries, an individual may still be charged. [...]

Ride-Sharing Insurance Requirements

Companies, such as Uber and Lyft, that offer rideshare are becoming more and more prevalent in the Houston area. They allow you to get to and from your destination without the worry of parking, driving, or figuring out who’s going to be designated driver. Though rideshare services are considered safe modes of alternative transportation, car accidents happen. With rideshare becoming so popular, it’s possible that your next ride might be with an Uber or Lyft vehicle that’s been involved in [...]

What to Do After a Boating Accident

One of the most popular activities in Texas, especially during the summer months, is boating. According to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Texas has more than 500,000 registered boats in the state. With so many boats on Texas lakes, gulfs and rivers, it is no shock that boating accidents frequently occur. Boating accidents are often caused by negligence. This is when the boating operator knew of should have known that the act was unsafe and could cause harm or [...]

Progressive Insurance Car Accident Claims Tactics

If you’re like any American who has watched TV in the last 10 years, you’re likely to recognize Flo, the extremely enthusiastic and upbeat saleswoman looking to provide you with the personally tailored Progressive insurance policy just for you. These commercials were designed to have you believe that buying insurance is simple and quick, dare we say it… fun. At the very least, filing claims through Progressive is the easiest thing you’ll ever do. The harsh reality however is that [...]

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