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The risks associated with oil and gas industries

While the government has many initiatives in place to try and keep all employees safe at work, some industries inherently have more risk than others. The oil and gas extraction and support industries tend to include high-risk activities and environments.

In 2011, more than 450,000 people were employed in these industries, and between 2003 and 2010, 823 workers were killed while at work. The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries found that workers in these industries had a fatality rate of seven times the national average.

Defective products include HP laptop battery packs

Consumers in Texas who use laptops may be impacted by a recent recall of these devices' batteries by the company HP. According to officials, HP recently discovered that tens of thousands of its laptop batteries are, in fact, defective products that may cause harm to consumers. Specifically, more than 78,000 batteries are being recalled.

However, this is not the first time that HP has recalled laptop batteries. The company previously recalled around 50,000 lithium-ion batteries back in January for the same reason. According to the company, the batteries can easily overheat and thus catch fire.

Wrong-way car accidents can lead to serious injuries, death

Two individuals recently lost their lives in a tragic head-on crash in Texas. A third person was also injured in the collision. The accident took place along Highway 183 during the early morning hours on a Monday. Sometimes these types of car accidents happen as a result of negligent driving, which is grounds for a civil lawsuit in the Lone Star State.

The recent Texas collision took place close to 3 a.m. Police reported that an SUV driver was going east in the highway's westbound lanes. The SUV ended up striking a car head on as a result.

When can an estate administrator bring a wrongful death suit?

Most people know that surviving dependents can file a lawsuit against someone who causes a death. These lawsuits, called wrongful death actions, give surviving spouses, children and parents some form of compensation for a tragic and unnecessary loss in their lives.

A wrongful death lawsuit can help family members recoup medical and funeral costs related to a wrongful death. They also offset other forms of impact related to their loss, such as lost wages, loss of household services or even the loss of the love and companionship from their deceased family member.

Fatal car accidents may stem from drinking and driving

Two people's lives have sadly been cut short in a motor vehicle crash in Texas. Now, their loved ones are left wondering how these types of tragic car accidents can happen. However, a county medical examiner recently reported that the crash, which occurred in late 2018, was unfortunately the result of one of the two parties' decision to drink and drive.

According to authorities, the two individuals -- a 28-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman who were dating -- were traveling in a car at a little past midnight on a Sunday. However, the man, who was driving at the time, reportedly left the roadway and entered the median. Police said the car then went over a creek and struck an embankment.

Fatal injuries may result from head-on car accidents

A car collision recently claimed a woman's and a man's life in Texas. In addition, two other people suffered grave injuries in the car accident. Sometimes, these types of car accidents happen due to someone's carelessness behind the wheel, which is grounds for civil litigation in the Lone Star State.

The recent fatal Texas crash occurred at around 4 p.m. along State Highway 70. According to police, a 55-year-old woman was going north on the highway and suddenly went over the middle line. She reportedly entered the highway's southbound lane and collided head-on with another car that was going south on the highway.

Pedestrian-vehicle accidents: Causes of trouble

As a pedestrian, regardless of your location, you'll typically find yourself in close proximity to motor vehicles. As a driver of a motor vehicle, it's also, obviously, common to see pedestrians on the sidewalk, crossing the street and in many other areas.

Pedestrian-vehicle accidents remain a major concern, especially in large cities like San Antonio where there are a lot of people walking, jogging, running and bicycling.

Car accidents caused by speeding may lead to death, injuries

A car accident recently claimed the lives of two high schoolers in Texas. In addition, two high schoolers suffered injuries in the crash. These types of car accidents can easily happen due to a driver's carelessness -- for instance, driving too quickly for weather conditions -- which is grounds for civil litigation.

The recent Texas crash occurred along State Highway 43 South. Authorities reported that an automobile was going too quickly on the wet roadway. All of a sudden, it began to hydroplane and ended up leaving the roadway and striking a tree.

Drunk driving car accidents may claim lives in Texas

A man has sadly lost his life in a car crash in Texas, leaving his loved ones grieving over his loss and questioning how he could have been taken from them. The accident took place along the US 287 Highway. Sometimes, these types of car accidents occur due to the reckless driving of a fellow motorist, which is grounds for litigation.

The fatal collision took place at about 6:40 a.m. on the morning of New Year's Day. According to authorities, a 46-year-old man was on an exit ramp, going to westbound Interstate Highway 20. A 35-year-old woman was also on the exit ramp.

Did a third party cause your truck accident?

When victims of truck accidents begin building their injury claims, they often find that it is not a simple process at all. In fact, it may take a good deal of work to determine who exactly is responsible for the accident in the first place.

In many claims, either the consumer driver or the commercial driver is at fault, but not always. Sometimes, another party's mistakes or faulty components may cause an accident, and when this happens the victims must build a strong case that holds them liable. When third parties are liable for large, destructive accidents, the victims must focus their attention on creating a strong legal strategy that uses all the available evidence to seek justice.

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