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Amusement Park Accidents Lead To New Regulations

Summer is in full swing. Many families will spend at least one day at an amusement park. The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) estimates that the more than 400 amusement parks in the United States welcome at...

/ July 5, 2017
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OSHA Updates System for Reporting Workplace Injuries

The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) recently enacted a new rule regarding the reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses. BizJournal reported that certain employers are now required to electronically submit data that is already collected regarding workplace injuries and illnesses....

/ June 15, 2017
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Interacting with Law Enforcement During an Arrest

Police officers makes an arrest when they have reason to believe that a person may be involved in criminal activity. An arrest does not make the suspect guilty. However, the individual’s way of interacting with law enforcement can often sway...

/ May 26, 2017

Is a Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer Necessary for Texas Theft Crimes?

During 2015, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a list of the Most Dangerous Cities in Texas.  Surprisingly, the report found that for the most part, the more dangerous areas were not the larger cities. Houston was the only...

/ May 10, 2017
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Alaska Paving The Way for Pet Custody Laws

Cats and dogs are more than pets.  For many, they are a part of the family.  According to Slate.com, more than half of surveyed dog owners consider themselves a “pet parent.”  This practice has gone so far in becoming a...

/ May 2, 2017
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Distracted Driving Awareness Month 2017: What’s Trending

It’s April- National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The National Safety Council designates this month as a time to spread awareness about the deadly epidemic. According to Distraction.gov, more than 3,100 people were killed and 431,000 were injured in distracted driving car...

/ April 1, 2017

Divorce Lawyers See Spike in Filings During March

March can be a month of transitioning. Winter ends and Spring officially beings. However, for many families, March can bring about more changes than just the season. A University of Washington study found that March is one of two biannual...

/ March 2, 2017
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Will New Software Increase Employer Auto Accident Liability?

Is Office 365 vehicle integration a distracted driving accident waiting to happen? Human Resource Executive Online recently reported that Microsoft was introducing Office 365 connectivity to 2017 Mercedes-Benz production vehicles. The application would be accessed through a dashboard infotainment system...

/ February 9, 2017
medical-malpractice

How Many Medical Malpractice Cases Involve Death?

Medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States-following heart disease and cancer-according to Consumer Reports. Americans are more likely to die of a medical mistake than they are Alzheimer’s, a stroke, kidney disease, or an auto...

/ January 21, 2017
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Tis the Season for Slip and Fall Accidents

More than one million Americans suffer a slip and fall injuries each Year more than 17,000 people die as a result of slip and fall injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Common slip and fall...

/ January 10, 2017