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July 2011 Archives

Employer not liable for Texas truck driver driven to kill partner

In some cases, the family of an employee who was killed while performing his job duties may bring a successful wrongful death action against the victim's employer. However, that was not the case in a recent action brought by a killed worker's widow in Texas against the trucking company that her late husband worked for.

Texas driver of SUV fails to see motorcycle, kills riders

No matter what type of vehicle someone prefers to drive, they deserve to feel safe on the roads. For many in Texas, motorcycles are a preferred mode of travel for various reasons. Motorcycles are fun and give riders an intense rush and sense of freedom. But motorcycles also can save people gas money and be better for the environment.

Teens' recent DWI crash fatalities prove an El Paso problem

Every day, too many people go to bars and social events, have a few drinks, and think nothing of getting behind the wheel to drive. Unfortunately, those drivers are risking their own lives, as well as the lives of unsuspecting drivers and pedestrians.

McKinney toddler killed in two-car accident

A tragic accident involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck resulted in the death of a little girl on Sunday, July 3. The truck was driven by the father of the little girl. Also in the truck was the mother of the toddler and another passenger.

Father dies in accident at Texas baseball game

You have probably been there: sitting on the edge of your seat at a Major League Baseball game, hoping that a baseball comes your way. Whether you wanted to catch it for yourself or for a loved one, that feeling of anticipation makes going to a baseball game extremely fun.

One Texas motorcyclist versus 15 riders ends in dangerous crash

We often write about accidents involving motorcycles and how riders become injured or are killed because of the negligence of careless car drivers. A motorcyclist can be injured by a fellow rider, however, which was exemplified by a motorcycle accident that occurred in Texas last Friday.

El Paso test proves dangers of minor driving mistakes

Everyone knows that speeding and driving distractions, such as texting while driving, can substantially increase the chances of being involved in a serious car accident. Many drivers, however, seem to engage in these activities regardless of the associated risks.

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