In a previous blog post, we discussed the inherent risk of birth injuries during normal childbirth. A host of problems can occur when medical professionals mishandle an infant using forceps as the child emerges from the birth canal. Some of these birth injuries are immediately apparent on the infant such as broken clavicles or excessive bruising. Other injuries like cerebral palsy or Erb's palsy may take longer for the symptoms to develop.
Last weekend, four workers died and another was injured at a DuPont plant. In the incident that caused the deaths and injury, a faulty valve led to the release of around 100 pounds of methyl mercaptan. This insecticide component is fatal in even small amounts. Our readers in Texas might be interested to learn that the factory where the incident happened has been previously cited for problems.
Semi-trucks can easily turn into very dangerous vehicles if the driver of the truck isn't paying proper attention to the vehicle. These trucks are so large and so heavy that they can easily destroy a passenger vehicle and cause serious injuries to the people in that vehicle. When someone is injured in an accident with a truck accident, they have the right to seek compensation for their injuries. The process for seeking compensation can be complicated because of all the elements involved. Our Texas readers who have been injured in a truck accident might find these answers to common questions helpful along their journey to seek compensation.
In a previous article on our web site, we discussed just how deadly alcohol-related car accidents are throughout the state of Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, as many as 1,089 individuals lost their lives in 2013 as a result of drinking and driving motor vehicle accidents. That number is rather staggering when you consider that during that same year, the number of all fatal motor vehicle accidents totaled 3,377 deaths.
Truckers spend a lot of time on the roadways. When you stop to think about it, driving a big rig is exhausting work. The drivers have to keep control of the vehicle. They have to ensure they are following the rules of the road. They have to pay attention to everything going on around them. Because trucker fatigue is such a big problem, federal regulations limit the amount of time truckers can work. Knowing these regulations might help Texas residents who were involved in a truck accident.
Many people around the country probably remember the horrific accident that left Tracy Morgan injured and another person dead. While that accident made the news because of who Morgan is, the sad reality is that accidents of that severity happen often. A recent accident on Highway 225 in Texas was one of those horrific accidents.