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Harris County highways make “Most Dangerous Roadways in America” list

    US-59, US-290 and I-10 have made the cut as some of the most dangerous roadways in America. Not necessarily something Houston would want “bragging rights” over, but it is an important attribute of the city nonetheless, and it’s one that’s hopefully headed for a change. ValuePenguin created the analysis by obtaining data from the


Uber increases safety measures through crash detection technology

  CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, is making sure his first year at Uber is marked with this certainty: Uber =’s Safety He announced this past Wednesday some of Uber’s new safety features, including Ride Check, a GPS- powered tool that uses smartphone’s sensors to detect an unexpected stop or an impact during a crash. This means


Personal Injury Claims: How long do they take?

  Is hiring a personal injury attorney even worth it? Wondering how long it will take for your claim to settle?  Many people who file personal injury claims are not aware of all the steps involved in settling their case.  It is important for clients to understand how long it takes for lawyers to gather


Flash fire at industrial plant leaves over 20 injured

                                              (photo credit: Chron.com) Roughly 20 people were injured after a flash fire broke out at a plant in Pasadena, Texas this past Saturday. The fire, said to be caused by a broken


Avoiding Back-to-School Accidents

It’s back-to-school and that means traffic is going to pick up during the A.M and late afternoon commutes. A word to the wise- it’s best strategize around this change, as traffic delays caused by school speed zones and bus stops could affect getting to and from work at a respectable time. Delays can add to


School Bus Security: How to Ensure A Safe Field Trip

Did you know that in the US alone, 480,000 school buses take to the roads each day? Transporting students always carries risks, but it is particularly perilous if you’re taking them on long-distance field trips. As lawyers for car accident cases, Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer, & Harris encourage safety on all school trips. The following bus driver safety tips


One of the Wildest Years in Ocean Container Shipping!

Dealing with boats carrying tons of cargo across an unpredictable ocean is always an adventure. Sometimes, it’s more of an adventure than one would bargain for. The year 2016 turned out to be one of the wildest in container shipping history. The woes of the container shipping industry have provided a lot of work for


Popular Rifle recall triggers Class-Action Lawsuit

    The Remington 700 is being recalled after thousands of owners have complained of the popular rifle firing without the trigger ever being pulled.  Potentially 7.5 million rifles, including the Model Seven, were manufactured and issued with a defected trigger called the X-Mark Pro.  Remington is warning owners with these models to stop using


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