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May Is Motorcycle Safety Month

May Is Motorcycle Safety Month

May 21st, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

It is spring, and the weather is growing warm and sunny across the U.S. With the sunshine, more motorcyclists take to the busy roads. Motorcycle crashes involving another vehicle account for nearly 50% of all motorcycle deaths in the country. Statistically, motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in crashes than other motorists. The […]

Standing for Fallen Construction Workers

Standing for Fallen Construction Workers

May 15th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

The week of May 7-11, 2018, has been designated National Safety Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. During that week, construction workers and employers are encouraged by NIOSH, OSHA, the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) and other industry stakeholders to stop work temporarily and discuss fall hazards and fall prevention on job […]

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.

Construction Workers Continue to be Plagued by Fall Risks

May 2nd, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

All of us face risks in our jobs. From transportation-related injuries to carpal tunnel syndrome, these risks can be reduced if they are identified and steps are taken to protect workers. Several industries have implemented plans to tackle workplace health threats, such as asbestos exposure and electrocutions. When employers rise to meet the challenge, employees […]

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 […]