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The passengers on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 spent 20 agonizing minutes bracing themselves for what many of them thought would be their death. Amid dangling oxygen masks and swirling debris, many tried desperately to connect to the plane’s Wi-Fi system to send loved ones their goodbyes. Many prayed. The 144 passengers and five crew members […]

The Most Dangerous Intersections in Fort Worth

The Most Dangerous Intersections in Fort Worth

April 13th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

[There is much worry in Fort Worth these days about the heavy construction on I-35 West slowing people down. But according to a new study, all the road work may be endangering drivers’ lives. A legal group in Fort Worth conducts a study annually to pinpoint the most dangerous intersections in town. They pull accident […]

A Waste Worker Dies Every Day

A Waste Worker Dies Every Day

April 11th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

The next time you take your garbage can to the street, you might take a moment to consider risks sanitation workers confront each day. A recent New York Times article shed light on the dangers that sanitation workers face in their daily duties. It was on a Saturday morning in 2013 when an 18-year-old waste […]

Millions of Defective Airbags Are Still on Texas Roads

When we drive our cars, we rarely consider the presence of air bags. They are intended to deploy only in a serious accident. Unfortunately, these important auto safety devices can cause harm. If you are a driver in Texas, there is a serious risk you could be driving a car with a Takata air bag […]

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An Increase of Fatigued Driving in the Lone Star State

March 24th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

America has a problem with drowsy driving, and it is affecting Texas in a big way. Texans have been found to die in drowsy driving crashes at four times the rate of California, which is the country’s No. 3 state for fatigued driving deaths. When it is broken down, this means approximately one in five […]

Falls are the most common cause for construction deaths.

Nearly Half of All Construction Deaths are Fall-Related

March 15th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

A newly created database allowed researchers last month to determine that over 33 years, almost 50% of construction worker fatalities were caused by falls. Plus, more than 50% of workers who died did not have access to fall protection, according to a report from the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). Compiling data from […]

Observing Brain Injury Awareness Month

March 7th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

The Brain Injury Association of America reports 2.5 million adults and children in the U.S. suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Another 795,000 people suffer an acquired brain injury (ABI) from a nontraumatic injury. TBIs can have serious effects on the brain’s functionality. It can affect your ability to think, reason, and remember. […]

Will Texas Ever End the Streak?

February 26th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Someone has died on Texas’ roads every day since November 7, 2000. That means the state has gone a full 17 years without a deathless day going by on our roadways. In November, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) ran a campaign to end the streak, offering drivers a set of safe driving tips and […]

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Will the Kobe Steel Scandal Lead to New Waves of Vehicle Recalls?

February 23rd, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

A major provider of steel to hundreds of companies admitted late last year that it had falsified data on steel products sold to corporate giants such as Toyota and Boeing. Kobe Steel stated that up to 500 companies could be affected, including the manufacturers of bullet trains in Japan.

According to media reports, the scandal happened when Kobe employees wrote fake reports to make it appear that steel products met specifications for customers when they did not. The steel scandal first concerned aluminum and copper parts, but it then spread to steel components.

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 […]