Author: Chris Mahfouz

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Tesla Under Investigation for Continued Self-Driving Car Crashes

Multiple news outlets have now confirmed that federal safety regulators are investigating at least eleven incidents involving Tesla cars using “Autopilot” or other self-driving features that have crashed into emergency vehicles when coming up to the scene of an earlier crash. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reported that at least seven of these incidents…

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Exploding Tires: A More Common Threat Than Previously Known

Recent changes in reporting by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that injuries and death resulting from tire failures are much higher than previously accounted for—up to three times higher according to some estimates. In 2019 alone (the last full year of reporting under pre- Covid-19 pandemic conditions), there were 612 reported traffic fatalities…

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Multiple Individuals with Houston Ties Found in Miami Condo Collapse

The nation has watched in captivated shock and horror at the recent collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium building near Miami, Florida.  Local Houston media outlets have now identified at least two individuals with Houston ties among the victims found at the scene of the collapse. Many residents tragically remain unaccounted for after a…

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Houston Companies Involved in Louisiana Well Fire Resulting in Worker Burn Injuries

Two Houston companies appear to have been involved in a wild well fire that occurred along the Louisiana coast last month and resulted in severe burn injuries to workers attempting to plug an abandoned well. The well leak reportedly began days earlier about 18 miles south of Patterson, Louisiana in the Bell Isle Field located…

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Texas to Consider New Legislation Making It More Difficult for Crash Victims to Hold Trucking Companies Responsible

Despite leading the nation in large trucking crash incidents resulting in injury and death, a bill recently introduced in the Texas Legislature, HB 19, asks legislators to help shield trucking companies from responsibility for harm inflicted by their drivers on the roadway, making it more difficult for victims of commercial trucking accidents to seek accountability…

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Insurance on Ice: What Do I Do Now?

Adding insult to injury, many Texans now find themselves navigating the insurance claims labyrinth as a result of damage sustained to their homes during the recent “polar vortex.” What are some basics tips for those who, after the temperatures finally came back up and lights came back on, are still picking up the pieces and…

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