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Drowsy Driving a Serious Concern for Texas Drivers

Recent studies reveal that Texas has the highest rate of drowsy driving in the United States. In a nationwide study conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.2% of Americans admitted to falling asleep while driving. However, 6.1% of Texans admitted to falling asleep while driving in the same study. Further, approximately 91,000…

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18-Wheeler Driver Wearing Noise-Canceling Headphones Kills Five in Accident

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed against FedEx earlier this week. The lawsuit alleges that a FedEx 18-wheeler crashed into a bus full of people. The force of the impact caused the bus to veer off the road and hit an embankment, killing three people, and injuring 16 others. Further, after hitting the bus, the…

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Burn Injuries on the Rise in the United States

According to the American Burn Association, at least 450,000 people sustain serious burn injuries in the United States each year. In 2014 alone, “there were 3,275 recorded deaths from fire and smoke inhalation injuries.” A 2016 report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality states that the total costs for the treatment of burns…

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US Consumer Product Safety Commission Sues for Sale of Dangerous Products

On July 14, 2021, The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) filed a complaint against Amazon arising out of the sale of hundreds of thousands of hazardous products.  The products include carbon monoxide detectors that fail to detect carbon monoxide, hairdryers without required protection from shock and electrocution, and flammable sleepwear meant for children. The…

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Drunk Driver and San Antonio Bar Face $20,000,000 Wrongful Death Lawsuit

On April 7, 2021, a drunk San Antonio resident named Samantha Castillo was charged with the intoxicated manslaughter of cyclist Beatrice Gonzales. According to the lawsuit, Gonzales was out cycling with a group of cyclists. While riding on St. Mary’s St. in San Antonio, Texas, Gonzales briefly stopped on the sidewalk to allow her fellow…

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