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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

BP Exec Defends Gulf Oil Spill Report

A British Petroleum executive is defending a report on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion  in federal court in New Orleans today. Mark Bly was in charge of the company’s investigation into the explosion that killed 11 people and sent millions of gallons of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico. It’s the fourth day of testimony. The

Trial Against BP, Transocean In Deepwater Horizon Disaster Set To Begin Today

The trial over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill is set to begin  this morning in New Orleans before a federal judge, with no jury. Attempts to reach a settlement over the weekend failed, but legal experts expect that one will be reached, at least with the U.S. Department of Justice, within the next few

Tankers Collide Off Galveston In Gulf Of Mexico

Two chemical tankers collided in the Gulf of Mexico  early Wednesday about 70 miles south of Galveston, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials. Both vessels were en route to Houston at the time of the crash. The Chem Sea, a 385-foot tanker, and Bow Kiso, a 557-foot tanker, collided about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. The double-hulled Bow

Texas Lacking In Key Traffic Laws, According To National Report

In an annual national road safety report released Tuesday, Texas is amongst the worst states in passing highway safety laws . The report graded all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 15 basic traffic safety laws, and Texas joined about a dozen other states in the bottom tier of rankings. With 80,000 miles of

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