Personal Injury

Arms Race Leads to Increased Deaths Among Cell Tower Workers

According to the Wall Street Journal, cell phone carriers are racing to build advanced cellphone networks, which is leading to a significant increase in the number of deaths among tower workers.  At...

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Fort Worth Area Construction Accident Reminder of Dangers Facing Workers

A recent Fort Worth-area construction accident highlights the dangers facing construction workers.  Three workers were burned in a North Richland Hills house fire Monday morning when a paint thinner caught fire.  The...

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Fort Worth Fire a Reminder of Dangers of Semi-Trucks

A semi-truck hauling hay on I-35W in far north Fort Worth caught fire and destroyed the semi-truck on Friday, June 14, 2013. Fire Worth Fire Department investigators could not determine what started...

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Many Semi-Trucks Fail Dallas-Fort Worth Area Safety Inspections

Almost one-third of commercial tractor-trailers pulled over in Wise County this week for a spot check failed inspections and were taken out of service, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety....

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Semi-trucks Banned From Left Lane On More DFW Roads

Semi-trucks have previously been banned from the left lane on parts of Interstates 20, 30 and 45 in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. So now the DOT plans to drastically increase the number...

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Driver Killed in Semi-Truck Accident in Fort Worth

A semi-truck driver was killed in an accident this morning in north Fort Worth after the 18-wheeler he was driving was forced off of the road by another semi-truck, according to Fort...

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Texas Does Not Enact Texting While Driving Ban

Texas will not enact proposed legislation this year that would have made texting while driving a criminal offense.  The legislation, which had been proposed in several similar versions, would have made texting,...

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Study Finds Surge in Children's Injuries in Vehicle Crashes

A study by the University Health System, which serves the San Antonio, Texas area, found that the number of children injured in car, truck and semi-truck accidents dramatically increased in 2012. The...

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Fort Worth Construction Worker Seriously Injured in Workplace Accident

A construction worker in Fort Worth, Texas was seriously injured when he fell approximately 30 feet from the roof of the Kimbell Art Museum.  According to a spokesman for the Fort Worth...

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What Federal and Texas Laws Apply to Semi-Truck Accidents?

Trucks, semi-trucks, 18-wheelers and tractor-trailers have a significant size and weight advantage compared to cars. Accidents involving semi-trucks are generally far more serious than other kinds of accidents.  As a result, many...

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When Are Punitive Damages Available in Texas Car and Semi-truck Accident Cases?

Victims of car wreck and semi-truck accidents in Texas often ask what types of damages are available to them.  There are two general categories of damages that are available in car wreck...

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Common Causes of Semi-truck Accidents in Texas

A man was recently killed in Wise County, near Fort Worth, when his vehicle collided with a truck. The man was thrown from his vehicle and then hit by a semi-truck, resulting...

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How Does Negligence Per Se Apply to Texas Car Wreck Cases?

Ordinarily, in a personal injury case in Texas, negligence is an issue that is determined by the trier-of-fact at trial. However, in some personal injury cases, the negligence of the defendant may...

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Fort Worth Child's Death A Reminder of the Dangers of Swimming Pools

A seven year old Fort Worth boy recently drowned in an apartment swimming pool. According to a report by Fort Worth firefighters called to assist, the boy was playing outside his family’s...

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