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Texting while driving will soon be illegal in Texas.

Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday signed into law a bill that creates a statewide ban on texting while driving. Texas will become one of the last states to adopt some kind of texting while driving ban when the law takes effect Sept. 1. Texting would be punishable by a fine of up to $99 for first-time offenders and $200 for repeat offenses. With 1 in 5 traffic crashes in Texas now caused by the growing problem of distracted driving this bill is great news for Texas drivers. The danger on the highways will only increase as a new generation of… Read More

Tips for staying safe this Memorial Weekend

Are you hosting or attending a Memorial Weekend party where alcohol will be served? The first summer holiday weekend is here and it is time to think about safety when making plans for driving… Drunk driving is one of the biggest killers on American roadways. In 2016, almost 30 percent of traffic fatalities were caused by wrecks involving an impaired driver, resulting in more than 10,000 deaths. Tips to Avoid Drunk Driving Choose a designated driver before you head to the party. If you plan on drinking at the party, download the app for a car service (ex. Uber) BEFORE… Read More

Even The Best Drivers Can Suffer An Auto Accident With Injuries

Arizona roads provide many dangers not experienced in other states. The volatile desert weather, flash floods and sand storms are two examples of such dangers that make visibility bad with little or no advanced warning. Other problems include mechanical malfunctions, road obstructions and road surface issues. So if you find yourself in a single vehicle auto accident, do not be so quick to blame yourself. Other factors often come into play, in causing motor vehicle accidents. When you experience an auto accident with injuries, your first call while awaiting police arrival at the scene should be to a car accident… Read More

250,000 die due to medical mistakes every year… 1 in 3 people will experience a medical error

Medical errors, including wrong diagnoses, botched surgeries and medication mistakes, are the third leading cause of death in the the United States. 250, 00 Americans die to due doctor errors each year, which is greater than any major medical condition except heart disease and cancer. One in three patients who are admitted to the hospital will experience a medical error. Recently in North Texas several patients who underwent routine cataract surgery claim they are experiencing partial or total blindness as a result.  The patients say they went into Key-Whitman Eye Center in Febuary for cataract surgery. The cataract patients who underwent… Read More

Dog attacks increase during the summer….

Summer is approaching and during the summer months there is an increase in the number of dog bites. Often the number of dog bites can double compared to the colder months. There are many reasons the number of dog bites increase in the summer, but more often than not this is simply because more people are outside and walking their pets. Dog bites cause devastating injuries that can stay with a victim for life. Dog bites can also cause long-term psychological trauma that may require years of counseling to help a victim overcome their fear. If you have been a… Read More

Mobile Apps to Prevent Distracted Driving

Every single day, drivers are hurt or killed due to a wreck related to distracted driving. These deaths are preventable. Distracted driving is a very real danger that continues to grow. Cell phones and smartphones have played a big role in the increase of distracted driving wrecks. They are NOW also playing a role in solving the problem! Some app developers are working to create ways to help make your phone a tool to fight against distraction! Choosing a Distracted Driving App When choosing a distractive driving app, consider the following: Is the app compatible with your phone? Does it have the… Read More

Apple could turn off your Apps when you are driving!?

Information from The National Law Review claims that a class action lawsuit was recently filed in LA Superior Court against smartphone giant Apple.  The lawsuit is seeking to hold Apple liable for different auto accidents that happened when drivers were distracted by their app on their iPhones. Lawsuit claims According to the lawsuit, the plaintiffs are asking that the court issue an injunction against Apple to prevent it from selling any new iPhone 6 phones in CA without the company first installing a safety lock feature.  The feature stops people from texting while they drive, and Apple has apparently had… Read More

Get Legal Help For Your Toxic Exposure Injury

In the US, every day, people are exposed to the toxins and chemicals, incidents range from toys to household cleaners to cookware, to paint thinners to glue, to pesticides. Also, the exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins cases at the workplace or residing in the manufacturing plants area happen often. The toxins cause’s severe health issues like difficulty in breathing, skin irritations or skin cancer, and organ damage (include injuries to lung, brain, heart etc.). These health problems arise when dangerous toxins cause damage to the internal tissues such as the brain, heart, or lung or external body tissue such… Read More

Win your injury case in 5 steps

If you have suffered injuries and serious damages in a wreck, winning a personal injury claim can make your future look bright again. Therefore, it is important to take care when starting and pursuing your claim. Get professional legal advice and follow all the legal rules carefully to avoid ruining your case. #1 -Collect Every Piece of Evidence Without evidence, you have no case. You need two types of evidence — evidence to prove the other persons fault and evidence to prove the extent of your damages. Collect any and all information that may help your claim: Medical, rehabilitation and… Read More

Oversharing online can cost you your job…and more!

In this modern world, many of us communicate using the internet, email or other forms of digital communication. When you are pursuing a legal claim it is critical that you understand that any communications you have with anybody (other than your attorney), may be subject to disclosure at some point in the process. Any information you post to an internet website, write in an email or instant message, or otherwise transmit electronically may someday be requested as evidence in your case. If you maintain an internet website or a space on internet portals such as, etc., there is not… Read More