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August 2013 Archives

Tougher hit-and-run law set to go into effect in Texas

Whenever someone gets behind the wheel of a car, he or she accepts responsibility for their conduct on the road. Although a person may not want to face the consequences of causing a car accident, the law requires that drivers remain at the scene of a crash. Unfortunately, some drivers choose to ignore this requirement.

Tougher hit-and-run law set to go into effect in Texas

Whenever someone gets behind the wheel of a car, he or she accepts responsibility for their conduct on the road. Although a person may not want to face the consequences of causing a car accident, the law requires that drivers remain at the scene of a crash. Unfortunately, some drivers choose to ignore this requirement.

4,000 DWI arrests this year, SAPD prepares for more on Labor Day

It is Labor Day weekend already and almost everyone has made plans for the last full weekend before we have to say goodbye to summer. It is a weekend when friends and family get together to celebrate. As a part of these celebrations, it is common to pull out the blender, crack open a cold one or pour something on the rocks.

4,000 DWI arrests this year, SAPD prepares for more on Labor Day

It is Labor Day weekend already and almost everyone has made plans for the last full weekend before we have to say goodbye to summer. It is a weekend when friends and family get together to celebrate. As a part of these celebrations, it is common to pull out the blender, crack open a cold one or pour something on the rocks.

Wrongful deaths at workplaces at ten-year high in Texas

People sometimes do dangerous jobs. However, even though a job is dangerous, a person has a right to be safe at their place of employment. Safeguards, policies and procedures should be in place at all workplaces to ensure employees have proper equipment and knowledge to prevent accidents. Despite two years of decreasing fatalities, Texas had the highest number of workplace fatalities in ten years according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Danger in the driveway: backup accidents and rearview cameras

When most of us think of truck accidents, we think of big rigs. After all, the image of an 18-wheeler jackknifing or otherwise going out of control, putting others on the road at risk, is a vivid one. And big trucks do cause thousands of accidents with serious injuries and fatalities across the country every year.

Danger in the driveway: backup accidents and rearview cameras

When most of us think of truck accidents, we think of big rigs. After all, the image of an 18-wheeler jackknifing or otherwise going out of control, putting others on the road at risk, is a vivid one. And big trucks do cause thousands of accidents with serious injuries and fatalities across the country every year.

Hero pilot works to raise awareness of medical malpractice deaths

In 2009, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger landed a plane on the Hudson River in an emergency after birds destroyed both engines on a commercial airplane. After the crash landing, the pilot told his story about the emergency. Now, he is travelling the country to discuss an issue separate from aviation safety.

Drowsy driving, sleep aids attributed to car accident risk

We all could use a little more sleep. The majority of American operate on very little sleep. This can lead to fatigue during the day and problems focusing. To help get more sleep, some people ask their doctors for prescription sleep aids such as Ambien. These sleep aids have been suspected of making people drowsy and groggy in the morning. In some high-profile incidents, people have even gotten in car accidents or been arrested while using these medications.

Brain injuries: new device could help assess consciousness level

Even with more crash-worthy cars and greater seat-belt use, many people suffer brain injuries in motor vehicle accidents. That is why we continue to follow developments in the medical community regarding the treatment options for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other forms of brain damage.

Brain injuries: new device could help assess consciousness level

Even with more crash-worthy cars and greater seat-belt use, many people suffer brain injuries in motor vehicle accidents. That is why we continue to follow developments in the medical community regarding the treatment options for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other forms of brain damage.

Onus on truckers to file inspection reports will lessen: FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration often doesn’t know what the response is going to be when it solicits comments from the trucking industry on a proposed change or new regulation. The commercial trucking industry is far from monolithic, and many FMCSA-related matters on safety and ideas for reducing truck accidents are met with both approbation and condemnation, depending on the industry segment that is responding.

Onus on truckers to file inspection reports will lessen: FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration often doesn’t know what the response is going to be when it solicits comments from the trucking industry on a proposed change or new regulation. The commercial trucking industry is far from monolithic, and many FMCSA-related matters on safety and ideas for reducing truck accidents are met with both approbation and condemnation, depending on the industry segment that is responding.

San Antonio woman files suit in Texas after dog bite overseas

A San Antonio woman was in Afghanistan two years ago, when she says she was attacked by a military dog. Last month, she filed a lawsuit in Texas against the companies that reportedly trained and owned the canine and employed its handler when the incident occurred.

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