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The Future of Houston – Pedestrian Safety

Current Population of Great Houston The greater Houston area has a population of an estimated 6.6 million residents, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. According to the Census Bureau, Texas saw the greatest increase in population compared to all other states. Houston great area saw the largest increase of any metro area in


Car Accident Involving Leased and Rented Vehicles

Leasing has become more and more popular for people who are looking for the newer models of cars who don’t want to have to keep the car longer than a couple of years. Leasing a vehicle is similar to buying a vehicle in the sense that you make monthly payments for a particular amount of


Work Accidents: Do you Need a Lawyer?

Work Accidents: Do you need a Lawyer? You’ve been injured on the job. Now what? Many people involved in work accidents aren’t sure if they should seek legal representation for their claim. While many employers offer workers compensation to help avoid on-the-job injury lawsuits, this doesn’t mean it’s the only legal means for you to


Texas Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycles: Summer Safety The prime time of year for motorcyclists to travel is between the Spring and Fall seasons. Summertime is especially ideal for riders because there is a smaller chance of rainfall; however, the increase in temperatures becomes the primary concern as it can lead to discomfort and dehydration. The average temperature for Houston in


July 4th – Drinking and Driving

Independence Day Norms: Independence Day weekend has returned once again. July 4th is one of the most celebrated U.S. holidays! Most families will be out of school and will have a few extra days of vacation. Texas being one of the more spread out states, the average Texan drives much further than each year than most


Remember to Keep your Tires Inflated

Driver’s might recognize the display message “Remember to Keep your Tires Inflated” on highway patrol boards more frequently this time of year as changes in temperature can negatively impact the safety of your vehicles tires.   Checking the air pressure in your tires is a crucial component to car maintenance and safety, especially during the summer months


When to Hire A Personal Injury Attorney

A personal injury can be one of the most stressful and possibly life changing events that happen in a person’s life. Many people do not have experience when faced with a personal injury. A personal injury includes any injury or accident that ended with you being hurt, physically, mentally or emotionally, by the negligence of another


Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris all selected to the 2016 Super Lawyers List!

Attorney’s Arthur Schechter, Dennis McElwee, Matthew Shaffer and Jonathan Harris have again been recognized for their outstanding achievements in the areas of personal injury and maritime law. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers across the United States who’ve obtained a high-degree of peer recognition and achievement . Each year this notable list is


The Future of Houston’s Traffic

Houston is known for having one of the worst traffic problems in Texas. The various highways and toll roads that weave throughout the city have lead to constant traffic congestion during busy evenings and weekends.   Here are some recommendations to handle the congestion: leave earlier to your destination carpool to decrease the amount of


1 Killed, More than 300 Accidents Reported As Winter Weather Hits Texas

On Monday, there were more than 300 North Texas accidents related to winter weather. Many of these involved injuries, and one was fatal. At 4:30 a.m. on the Bush Turnpike in Carrollton, Texas, a driver lost control of his Mitsubishi Montero, crashing into the back of an 18-wheeler that had pulled onto the shoulder to


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