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Why This Science Panel Suggests Lowering BAC Limit for Drivers  

February 20th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

A clinical study published last month recommended lowering the threshold for drunk driving in state laws from .08% to .05% blood alcohol concentration (BAC), which, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine stated, could lower the number of drunk driving deaths in the U.S. each year by up to 10%. Other supporters of lowering […]

Trucker Shortage Amid Oil Boom in Texas: Workers Beware

February 20th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

The oil business is booming again in Texas as oil prices and production are on the rise. With the rise in demand comes a need for more truck drivers. Texas truck-driving academy owner Jerry Terry stated last month that he receives calls every day from companies that need new truck drivers. Terry added that his […]

Are Side Guards Being Taken Seriously by Lawmakers?

February 15th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

When a passenger car and tractor trailer collide, the results are often devastating. If the vehicle hits the side of the trailer and slides underneath, the accident is usually gruesome and fatal. Such an accident decapitated a Tesla driver in Florida in 2016. The problem is that in underride crashes the top of the vehicle […]

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How Safe are Meat-Processing Jobs?

February 12th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

When you punch the clock on the job in Texas, you have a right to expect an acceptable level of workplace safety. Federal laws give all U.S. workers the right to a safe work environment. The federal government is charged through agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to monitor workplaces to […]

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An Increase in Worker Deaths in U.S. Warrants Concern

February 9th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Deadly workplace injuries have soared recently, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) finding a 7% increase over the number of workplace deaths in 2015. BLS also found the fatal injury rate rose from 3.4 per 100,000 full-time workers to 3.6 in 2016. More employees were killed in transportation-related accidents in 2016, the federal agency […]

It’s that dreaded time of year – cold and flu season. Unfortunately, it is very common during this time of year to see at least one story on the news about the dangers and side effects from overdosing on cold and flu medications. Can you really die from overdosing on cold and flu medication? Do you know […]

Dallas Drivers Not Paying Up for Running Red Lights

January 19th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

The Fort Worth, Texas, area has been using red light cameras for several years now to catch light runners in the act. But a recent review of city records revealed that less than 50% of the 230,000 drivers caught running red lights on camera had paid the fine of $75. According to the Fort Worth […]

Things You Should Know About the Flu Vaccine

January 16th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

This is the time of year for colds and the flu.  Staying informed can help you battle them more safely, easier and may help diminish the symptoms more quickly. So, the Guajardo & Marks, LLP family wants to help keep you informed about the flu vaccine as well as many of the common over the […]

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Construction Work Accidents Still Significant Problem in Texas

January 12th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

A review of some of the statistics on construction work accidents in Texas and across the country show concerning trends. In 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics stated there were 493 fatal work injuries in Texas, and there were 527 in 2015. The Texas Tribune noted the state has seen the highest number of […]

When Vehicle Repairs Lead to Serious Injuries

December 26th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Auto repairs are an inevitable responsibility of car ownership. Most of the time the work gets done right and you’re on the street again. Sometimes though, negligent mechanics end up causing serious accidents for which they are legally responsible. If you’ve suffered injuries because of a car crash after visiting a repair shop, you might […]