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Schneider Electric Recalls 1.4 Million Electrical Panels For Causing Fires

On June 16, 2022, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of approximately 1.4 million Schneider Electric breaker boxes in the U.S. and Canada because of a fire hazard. Specifically, Schneider Electric recalled the Square D QO Plug-on-Neutral Load Centers due to the load center overheating, causing “thermal burn and fire hazards,”…

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against National Armored Car Company

A federal judge has allowed the addition of a negligent entrustment claim in a wrongful death lawsuit against a national armored car company. The lawsuit arises out of an auto-pedestrian accident in which an armored car driver ran over a pedestrian, taking her life. The armored car driver stated that he saw the victim prior…

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18-Wheeler Accidents on the Rise in the United States

Statistics reveal that motor vehicle accidents involving 18-Wheelers are on the rise in Texas and the United States as a whole. In Texas, a staggering 14,000 people were injured in accidents involving commercial trucks in 2020. In 2021, approximately 11 people lost their lives every day on Texas roads. Further, in the United States as…

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Head-On Car Collision Leaves One Dead and Two Critically Injured

Recently, a young man’s life was claimed in a head-on motor vehicle incident that occurred near Carthage, Texas. During the Incident, 31-year-old Aaron Allen was driving westbound on U.S. Highway 79 in his 2001 Chevrolet Corvette in dense fog. Simultaneously, an elderly man and his passenger were traveling in the opposite direction on the same…

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The Importance of Move Over/Slow Down Laws in Texas

A recent poll revealed that as many as one (1) in four (4) Texas drivers are unaware that Texas law requires drivers to move over or slow down when passing emergency vehicles or utility vehicles. Specifically, Texas Transportation Code § 545.157 requires drivers to vacate the lane closest to a stopped emergency vehicle or utility…

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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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