13 Senior Citizens Killed in Crash. Will Texas finally Pass a Texting Ban?

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 13 senior citizens were killed in a horrific crash caused by a 20-year-old man who told a witness at the scene that he had been texting. Texas is one of only four states that does not have a ban on texting while driving. Bills have been considered by the legislature […]

Tallying Up the Cost of a Knee Injury

There are a number of ways you can hurt your knee. You can extend your tendons too far, resulting in a strain or sprain, you can tear the menisci – the shock-absorbing padding between the lower and upper leg bones – resulting in swelling and stiffness, or you can build up fluid in your knee […]

Eye Injury Claims After Car Accidents

Air bag deployment, shattered glass, other debris, and blunt force trauma from the crash itself can all cause serious eye injuries in car wrecks. Some result in permanent vision loss or loss of the eye. Even when vision loss is minimal, it can mean giving up activities you once enjoyed, affect your job performance, and […]

Is Your Vehicle Safe? With Recalls Rising, Here’s What You Need to Know

If you feel like you know too many people who have been in bad automobile accidents, or seem to hear about them on the news every day, you’re not alone. Sadly, with so many vehicles on the roads these days, and so many drivers being over the legal limit on substances, too tired to concentrate, […]

Judge Approves Settlement in Class Action Suit Against Remington

US District Judge Ortrie D. Smith finally approved a class action case involving 7.5 million defective triggers in Remington Guns. Though the company accepted the terms of the settlement, it continues to deny the allegations that guns were going off without the trigger being pulled. Under the terms of the settlement, Remington Arms Co. will […]

FTC Sued for Allowing Dealers to Sell Cars with Deadly Defects

When you go to the dealership and see that a car has been certified as safe or has been subject to a “rigorous inspection”, you assume that any recall issues have been taken care of. In fact, even without the safety claims, you probably assume that dealerships are not allowed to sell vehicles with unfixed […]

Seeking Damages for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome After an Accident

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also referred to as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is a debilitating and painful condition for which there is no cure. CRPS can stem from an injury so minor that you didn’t even realize you were injured when the accident occurred. It happens when the immune system and nervous system respond […]

House Republicans Use an Obscure Legislative Tool to Shoot Down Yet Another Obama-era Workplace Regulation

The GOP has recently invoked the power of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) – which has been pretty much dormant since its enactment in 1996 – in order to repeal Obama-era regulations. Before Trump’s inauguration, CRA had been successfully used only once in 2001 when Congress threw out a measure that enforced certain ergonomic rules […]

Nursing Home Fire Safety

  When choosing a nursing home, or if you want to learn more about the quality of the nursing home where a loved one already resides, one of the basic steps is to check it out on Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website. Unfortunately, at this time fire safety inspection data are not available. If you […]