Category: Wrongful Death

Everything You Need to Know About Wrongful Death Claims in Texas

December 10th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

If you lose a loved one in an accident based upon someone else’s negligence, you may be considering a wrongful death lawsuit. If you have lost a loved one and you are thinking about pursuing a wrongful death claim, there are some important things to know before proceeding. The Texas Definition of Wrongful Death Wrongful […]

Back to School Safety Tips for Drivers

Back to School Safety Tips for Drivers

September 13th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

We are still in the heat of summer in Texas, but it will be over before you know it! September is when most children head back to school. It is important for children, parents and drivers to remember some critical safety tips for pedestrians, bikers, and bus riders. Our pedestrian, bicycle and bus accident lawyers […]

Many Causes for Wrongful Death

May 7th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Death is an unfortunate part of life. Most people learn that at a very young age; it is a favorite theme of poets, singers, and directors, and it is unavoidable for all of us. But while all deaths are tragedies, perhaps the most painful are the unexpected deaths caused by others.

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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 […]

Day of the Fallen Remembers Construction Workers

November 28th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Construction work is big business in Texas. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the occupation accounted for more than 800,000 jobs last year. But while work is available and often lucrative, it is also dangerous. March for Safety In 2012, Texas led the nation in construction worker deaths with 433, and that number […]

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Old Gas Lines Pose a Threat to Texas Communities

September 9th, 2016 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Around 67 million homes in the United States rely on natural gas, as do millions of other buildings that house businesses and schools. It is touted as a dependable source of energy, but for many Americans – and Texans – there is a major concern over the safety of the gas lines that carry natural […]

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Lessons to Learn from Sealy Bridge Collapse

August 24th, 2016 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

When a bridge collapse in Sealy took the life of a 12-year-old girl and critically injured her mother in July of 2016, multiple questions were raised about the safety of the structure prior to the accident and the actions of a disposal truck driver who struck the bridge. The Sealy bridge collapse was a tragic […]

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Summertime Pool Safety

August 9th, 2016 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Pools and spas are meant to be enjoyable and relaxing. Unfortunately, they can also be sources of catastrophic injury or even death. Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1-4. On average there 5,100 pool or spa related emergency room submersion related injuries for children under the age of 15 every […]

Improperly Designed Handrails and Guardrails

August 3rd, 2016 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

We rely on guardrails for safety in so many settings, from the roads we drive to our apartment buildings to our workplaces. Guardrails and handrails provide us with barriers from dangers, but what happens when it is the guardrails designed to protect us that actually cause us harm? Roughly 20 percent of falls cause serious […]

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Distracted Driving 101

April 14th, 2016 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Distracted driving, it’s not just texting or making calls on a cell phone; it’s any activity that diverts a driver’s attention puts that driver, and his/her passengers, and everyone else sharing the road at serious risk. What is considered a distraction includes things like using a cell phone, texting, eating, smoking, attending to children, grooming, […]