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Car Accident Checklist

Here is a checklist of things you should do after being involved in a car accident. Immediately After Accident: Stay safe: this means you should assess the situation for your immediate safety by staying in your vehicle and not risking further injury by moving. Moving to a safe location: After a car accident you should


Speed Limits Effects on Severity of Car Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding is in the top 5 causes for U.S. car accidents each year. The average speed limit on interstates across the country is 70 miles per hour. Speeding and impatiences lead to drivers going over 80 mph on any given day all across the country. Currently, Texas has


The Basics of a Premises Liability Suit

Premises liability is something that can be tricky to grasp. Depending on what state you live in, the laws can change dramatically, therefore, it is important to get a basic understanding of what is considered premises liability and who is liable for the damages. Types of Cases Various types of personal injury cases can fall


Facts on Premises Liability

Premises liability is the type of personal injury case that occurs when a person is injured as a result of a hazardous condition on someone else’s property. Being injured on someone’s property does not automatically make them responsible for your injury. There are many different types of personal injury cases that can be classified as


Keep Kids Safe In Cars During Child Passenger Safety Week

The leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13 years old is car accidents. According to accident information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 2 children were killed and 345 injured every day in 2013. Approximately half of the fatalities could have been prevented if proper child safety seats were used.


Autumn Accident Risks to Watch Out For

Every new season brings with it different hazards that motorists should be on the lookout for. Here are the autumn accident risks that the car accident lawyers in Houston, Texas at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris advise you to watch out for this fall. Fall Back in Time Daylight Savings Time will ends at 2 a.m.


Smart Car Driver in Critical Condition After Crash With 18 Wheeler

An 18-wheeler crushed a Smart Car early Saturday morning near Porter, leaving the car’s driver in critical condition. The truck, owned by the Kroger Company, was changing lanes and failed to see the ultra-compact car, pushing it into a concrete barrier on U.S. 59 between FM 1314 and Community Drive. According to DPS, the Smart


Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Raises Safety Concerns

As expected, there have been a number of questions raised about workplace safety in Texas in the wake of the West fertilizer plant explosion. Fifteen people were killed in the fertilizer plant explosion, and hundreds more injured. A number of public safety organizations have begun raising questions about workplace safety in Texas. According to Texas


Slight Drop in Texas Teen Driver Fatalities Last Year

Texas reported a slight drop in the number of teen drivers killed in accidents during the first half of 2012, compared to the same period of time the previous year. During the first 6 months of 2012, there were 14 car accident fatalities involving teenage motorists in the state of Texas. That was a drop


Two Houston Pedestrian Accidents Reported In Recent Weeks

Texas auto pedestrian accident lawyers know that auto-pedestrian injuries can be catastrophic. In recent weeks, there have been several accidents of this type in the Houston area, including a 67-year-old woman who was killed when struck by a car while walking her dogs. The woman struck by the car  was walking down D’Amico street when she was struck


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