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Busy Oilfields Leading To More Traffic Accidents in Permian Basin

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Odessa Accident Lawyers Dedicated to Serving the Texas Community The greater the traffic, the higher the risk for accidents to occur. Traffic accidents have skyrocketed on roads that see heavy oilfield traffic, which makes the Permian Basin area more dangerous for drivers on the roadways. In a recent article by Your Basin, James Beauchamp, President of Motran, a Midland-Odessa Transportation …

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When The Semi-Truck Driver Is Intoxicated

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By: Ken Nunn, The Ken Nunn Law Office Accidents on the road happen. However, there is no excuse for commercial truck drivers, or any drivers for that matter, that decide to operate their vehicles while intoxicated. Accidents involving semi-trucks tend to have even more catastrophic results, such as severe injuries or death, due to their large size and weight. Driving …

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Texas Oil Lawyer Sought By Police After Boating Accident

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Texas authorities are investigating whether or not Doug McWilliams, a prominent Houston oil lawyer for Vinson & Elkins LLP, should be charged after leaving the scene of a boating accident that occurred on Austin’s Lake Travis on the evening of May 10th. A felony arrest warrant was requested by a game warden with the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, …

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Construction Accident Kills One At Texas Hospital

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The construction industry is potentially the single most dangerous career out there. Thousands of people sustain injuries or die every year in construction-related accidents. Even with today’s more stringent safety protocols and greater scrutiny, the problem persists. Unsecured equipment, hazardous chemical exposure, slip and fall accidents and other dangerous situations place construction workers in danger constantly. Recently, these dangers came …

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Houston Man Victorious In Oilfield Injury Lawsuit

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Author: Mitch Grissim, Mitch Grissim & Associates Oilfield jobs are exceptionally dangerous. In fact, they can be among the most hazardous careers there are, right up there with construction work. When a worker gets hurt in an oilfield accident, workers’ compensation should kick in to cover their injuries and lost wages. Sometimes, however, the industry tries to cover up accidents …

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Common Examples Of Negligence In Oilfield Accidents

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It’s no secret that working at an oilfield is a dangerous job. Being around heavy machinery and working with powerful and unpredictable natural forces presents a natural risk, but that doesn’t mean you have no recourse should you be injured on the job. You’re still entitled to a reasonably safe working environment, just like everybody else. Accidents do still happen …

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Notable Texas Car Accident Statistics

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Car accidents in Texas happen far too often. Whether accidents are due to inattentive drivers or high-speed limits on some highways is unclear, but it is clear that you need to be careful every time you venture out onto the road. Remember, the best kind of car accident is one that you’ve avoided altogether. We don’t always have a choice, …

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Common Safety Hazards In Oil & Gas Industry

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The oil and gas industry may still be incredibly profitable for the guys on top, but the overall business has suffered a chain of budget cuts and constraints. While supervisors are looking to cut costs, health and safety practices must always be supported. Safety is especially important for this industry, considering its fatality rate is seven times higher than the …

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Why Was My Personal Injury Claim Denied?

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After you’ve suffered a personal injury, one of the last things you want to do is deal with an insurance company. They always put on a friendly face when selling their policies, but they never really want to give out any money. Their business model depends upon them keeping as much money as possible, so don’t assume that they’re always …

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Car Accident Caused by Cell Phone in Texas

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Driving is something most of us do every day, but that doesn’t mean we should allow ourselves to become distracted when behind the wheel. It’s a common activity for so many, but it’s an activity that requires focus and direction. There are plenty of distractions that can compromise that focus, but one distraction has received a lot of attention lately. …

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Texas Truck Accident Causes

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When you’re in a truck accident it turns your entire life upside down. You’re faced with massive medical bills, you can’t work any longer, your personal life is in shambles, and all you want is to feel like you’re in control of your own destiny again. Truck accidents cause damage that is far more catastrophic than accidents with cars, simply …

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Odessa Semi Truck Accident Lawyer

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Accidents involving semi-trucks, big rigs, eighteen wheelers, and the like, are found all over Texas. They’re also some of the most devastating and catastrophic accidents on the road. While they make up a small percentage of total vehicular accidents, they are on the rise, and the damage they cause is in the millions of dollars every year, both in property …

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Understanding the Insurance Adjusters Role in Your Injury Claim

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If you’ve been in an accident and gotten hurt, when you file your claim you will at some point have to deal with an insurance adjuster. These people are often obstacles to getting the compensation you deserve, and they can be your worst enemy when all you want is to be paid for your medical costs, lost wages and the …

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Texas?

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Every state has its own laws and statutes regarding the filing of wrongful death cases. These cases, which are completely separate from criminal charges, allow you to receive financial compensation for the harm you’ve suffered after the loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence. Of course, collecting on these claims can get complicated, and there are specific …

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Your Medical Records, HIPAA, and You

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Your medical records are the core of your life. They tell almost everything about you, and there are a lot of circumstances where you might need to look at them. It could be something very basic like you’re changing doctors or seeing a new specialist and you need to transfer copies. It could be more complex like a personal injury …

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Important Safety Tips for the Winter Season

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As the winter season approaches, many of us are dreaming of evenings curled up by the fire while enjoying the company of our loved ones. While you’re planning on how to stay warm and toasty during the coldest months of the year, you also need to take the time to consider how you can stay safe. Like every season, winter …

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Prevent Fires with these Christmas Tree Safety Tips

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The reason that so many look forward to the coldest months of the year is that the arrival of the winter season means that Christmas is just around the corner. Shopping for gifts, decorating your home, and planning for a delicious Christmas feast are just a few of the reasons that so many people love this holiday, and if you’re …

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Advice for Bad Weather Driving Conditions

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For many people, there’s nothing more enjoyable than going on a long, leisurely drive. While it can certainly be enjoyable to hop behind the wheel and go wherever the road may take you, it’s important that you’re prepared to encounter adverse driving conditions that can put you at risk for a serious wreck. Driving through bad weather can be extremely …

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Thanksgiving Safety Tips Made Easy

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Although there are many exciting holidays throughout the year, not quite matches the festive atmosphere surrounding Thanksgiving. A time to reflect on your life’s blessings and enjoy great food alongside friends and family, Thanksgiving is a holiday that most of us eagerly anticipate. While Thanksgiving is one of the year’s best holidays, it is also one of the most dangerous, …

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Is My Vehicle Settlement Taxable?

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Car accidents can be one of the most traumatic experiences of your life, and will often result in costly medical bills and expensive repairs. Insurance companies are usually of little to no help because their business model relies on people not needing their money — and they have lawyers on retainer to continue that trend. Your recovery is what matters …

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