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Offshore Oil Rig Accident During Routine Training

Companies know that offshore work can be dangerous. They must take steps through training and accommodations to lower the level of danger that comes with working on an offshore oil rig. Offshore oil rig workers have to undergo specific training (e.g. HUET) in case the helicopter transporting them crashes into the ocean. However, this training … Continued

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What Is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death?

When medical negligence causes the untimely death of a patient, the surviving family members may mistakenly conflate medical malpractice with wrongful death. Medical malpractice can cause wrongful death, and the process of securing compensation for wrongful death is largely the same for medical malpractice as with any other cause of wrongful death. However, state laws … Continued

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America’s Most Dangerous Jobs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, a unit of the U.S. Department of Labor came out with its latest report on fatal occupational injuries in December 2016. The report outlined the national census of injuries for the year 2015 (the most recent year data is available). The report showed shocking statistics for fatal on-the-job injuries, an … Continued

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An Explanation of the Texas Good Samaritan Law

In general, Good Samaritan laws exist to protect people who act in good faith while administering aid to those in need. If you stop at an accident scene to address someone’s wound or attempt to move someone from a fiery building, for example, you are acting as a Good Samaritan. Every state uses its own … Continued

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Hurt During Basic Training? Know Your Rights

Sustaining an injury during basic training can lead to lost time and temporary discharge. A recent study of 756 men and 474 women found that out of these numbers, 102 men and 108 women were discharged due to an injury sustained during basic training. Most temporary discharges were for treatment and recovery, resulting in lost … Continued

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Rollover crash kills a man in Houston

Today in Houston the driver of a Chevrolet Trailblazer was going over the speed limit through the Tollway in the early hours of the morning. The driver lost control of the vehicle and directly hit the wall; the impact made the Trailblazer bounce off to another wall and impacted another vehicle that had just crossed … Continued

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Death in Galveston Seawall

Every time we go take a stroll down the park or to the beach, we expect it to be peaceful and maybe a bonding experience with the ones we love. Unfortunately, for this couple in Galveston was a complete different story. While they were taking a stroll alongside the seawall, at about 1 a.m. on … Continued

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