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Over the past few years, several tech applications have been created to help eliminate distractions from our smartphones when we drive. And, according to a recent survey, drivers appear to like the idea. One initiative for Apple’s line of iPhones is designed to eliminate the distracting — and dangerous — urge to look at these […]

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Birth Control Lawsuits for Unplanned Pregnancies

November 20th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

More than 100 women across the U.S. are now part of a class action lawsuit against a drug company which committed a packaging error of its birth control pills, ultimately leading to the plaintiffs’ unplanned or “unintended pregnancies.”  They are demanding that the drugmaker, Qualitest, pay for the cost of raising their children. The women […]

Features Work Only if you Use Them

November 14th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

When someone first had the idea of mixing the combustible engine with wheels, the concepts were fairly simple. The first engines were little more complex than those on a modern riding lawn-mower, and sometimes were even simpler. The controls weren’t very difficult. It didn’t take much education to understand the ins and outs and master […]

Road Construction Safety

November 6th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

With more than 7 million people in the metropolitan area, Dallas-Fort Worth is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States. And, with that many people, come cars, buses and trucks and traffic. While the area ranks 151st in the world for traffic congestion, TomTom.com estimates that residents in the metropolitan area need 18 […]

The Dangers of Turkey Fryers and Rice Cookers

November 6th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

It’s that time of year to travel, to be with family and to gather around a large table and feast on all of our favorite holiday dishes.  No doubt, for many of you, the centerpiece of the table will involve a large golden-brown bird.  Many of you will have that beautiful fowl prepared via the […]

Texas Needs to Do More to Protect Construction Workers

November 2nd, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

With more than 714,800 workers as of August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), construction workers make up a significant chunk of the Texas workforce. Construction accounts for jobs ranging from building oil-field scaffolds to putting a new roof on a one-story house, but what most construction jobs have in common is an […]

Proposal Could Mean Big Changes in Commercial Trucking

October 23rd, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

If a new proposal is approved by Congress, the trucking industry may see major changes in the way large trucks operate on federal highways. Raising Weight Limits A story by Clarissa Hawes in the online trade magazine Trucks.com has outlined a proposed 15-year pilot program sponsored by several shippers and agricultural groups that would allow […]

How Apple’s New iPhone iOS 11 Could Save Your Life

October 19th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

We all know that it is against the law to text while driving.  Many of us do it anyway.  We also know that even though we may not actually “text” while we drive, we are often distracted by the notifications – the “bings,” “tweets,” “chirps,” “swishes,” and many other sounds that we’ve assigned to the […]

Trucks and Overpasses

October 17th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

While it may seem almost comical, the results are frighteningly real: a semi-truck that simply won’t fit through an overpass or low-ceilinged bridge or tunnel. Most times, the truck’s trailer is smashed, and the overpass may be damaged as well — but sometimes the result can be worse. One of the most recent examples occurred […]

Why Are We Waiting to Make Side Guards on Trucks Mandatory?

October 11th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Every year, 200 people die in side underride crashes with tractor-trailers. Side underride crashes most often occur when a tractor-trailer jack-knifes and a car slams into the side of the trailer, right between the axles. In a crash like this, most of a vehicle’s safety features are worthless. The entire top part of the vehicle […]