People killed in drunk driving accidents account for one-third of all traffic fatalities. This amounts to one death every 53 minutes. Despite the frequency of drunk driving accidents, drinking and driving is still rampant on roadways across the country, and many people are still misinformed about drunk driving.
Manufacturers are responsible for making safe products, but for a variety of reasons, dangerous consumer products still make it onto the market with defects. While most people are familiar with car recalls, recalls for defective child seats can be just as dangerous. Unlike auto parts recalls, recalls for child safety seats are much more difficult to tackle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), only 40% of recalled car seats ever get repaired.
Most drivers own cell phones, and unfortunately, many drivers are tempted into using their phones while driving. Most drivers using smartphones while driving do so because they believe they can do it safely, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries for workers, but this time of year, construction workers are exposed to another serious threat on the job: working at night. Because the days get shorter in the winter, many construction workers (or any other person who works outside) will likely find themselves working during night for at least part of their day.
Last year, the team at The Gutierrez Law Firm and our online community raised $1,000 for the Food Bank of Corpus Christi. Our donation helped the food bank provide for those who need it the most, and we would like your help to do it again.
Refineries are incredibly complex and dangerous jobsites. While refineries are crucial to the oil and gas, manufacturing, and agricultural industries, refinery accidents can be incredibly devastating. Texas has unfortunately seen a number of refinery accidents in recent years and it’s important to understand injuries from a refinery accident are different from many of the most common workplace injuries.
When car manufacturers discover parts of their vehicles are defective or could cause injury, they are required to notify all owners of part recalls. While most owners will receive notification of a recall, sometimes for a variety of reasons, some owners might not receive notification. In light of a an increasing number of auto recalls, checking to make sure your vehicle is not one of them can help keep you and your passengers safe.
From car accidents to workplace accidents, neck injuries can occur in a variety of situations and can be incredibly serious. Any person who suspects they have suffered a neck injury should seek immediate medical treatment.
Because of their size and weight, accidents involving trucks can be devastating. Trucking companies and their drivers have a responsibility to drive carefully and adhere to all laws and regulations regarding commercial transport. However, when they fail to do so, the results are often life-altering. The lawyers at The Gutierrez Law firm hope people aren’t ever involved in 18-wheeler accidents, but if you are, here are five things you need to know.