Distracted driving is one of the largest, yet preventable, causes of crashes on our nation’s roadways. Hundreds of road construction workers are injured and/or killed every year due to a distracted driver.
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Harlingen is a city about 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and a principal city in the Cameron County metropolitan area. It was built on the intersection of Route 77 and Route 83 as a distribution, shipping, and industrial center. It is also considered the most "economical" place in the U.S. to live because it has the lowest cost of living of anywhere in the country.
Brownsville is the sixteenth most populous city in Texas with a population of 181,860. It is located on the southernmost tip of the state on the northern bank of the Rio Grande, directly north and across the border from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The 2013 U.S. Census Bureau estimate places the Brownsville-Harlingen metropolitan area population at 417,276.
McAllen is the largest city in Hidalgo County, Texas. It is located at the southern tip of Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. It is on the Rio Grande, and is about 70 miles west of the Gulf of Mexico. In 2012 the city's population was 140,717.
U.S. Route 77 is a major north-south highway that suns from Sioux City, Iowa to the Mexican border and connects Harligen to Corpus Christi and other northern cities. U.S. Route 83 is a 1,885 mile road that stretches from the Canadian border to the Mexican border. It's southernmost point is in Brownsville.
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The largest and most dangerous challenge for road construction workers is staying out of harm’s way, while vehicles pass by a construction site. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 130 worker fatalities at road construction sites in 2012.
But who ensures that oil and gas companies are meeting the mark in terms of safety? True, government regulators, the EPA, and state authorities, conduct safety inspections and promulgate safety requirements within the bounds of their authority. However, government resources are limited, and it is impossible for the state to keep a watchful eye on every oil and gas operation.
Pretty much any type of injury, from a sprain or a strain, a traumatic brain injury, a concussive injuries, you can get herniated disks, you can get bulging disks. Even a sprain or strain, what they call a whiplash injury, may not sound that serious to most people, but what that really is is a tearing of all of your muscle fibers.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that two workers are killed every month in trench collapses. This statistic may sound surprising, but consider that one cubic yard of soil can weigh as much as a car; even a fraction of that much weight falling on someone could be deadly.
The study indicates that some of the reasons for these rear-end accidents include the lighting conditions in the area where the accidents took place, poor brakes, driving under the influence of alcohol and not being careful when driving through intersections or on ramps and driveways.
According to AAA, a driver who is chatting on a hands-free device is twice as distracted as a driver who is not. And, drivers who utilize technologies that allow them to dictate emails or texts face triple the distraction levels of those who are simply driving.
Whether you are in traffic, on a side road, small neighborhood, or even a parking lot, car accidents can occur anywhere at any time and in many different situations. Depending on how these vehicles collide with one another impacts the resulting injuries. Here is a list of some of the most common types of auto accidents.
The attorney cannot settle or attempt to settle the personal injury claim until the attorney knows the FULL extent of the injuries. In other words, Herrman and Herrman, PLLC will not know what to demand from the insurance company if we do not know the full injuries of the case.
The severity of the injuries depend on a number of factors including the direction of the impact, how the person was seated and what direction their body was turned in, and the speed of the vehicles involved in the accident.