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What is Negligent Security?

By The West Law Office |

When you think of premises liability, slips and falls may be the first things that come to mind. However, premises liability can actually encompass a variety of elements, including negligent security. Negligent security occurs when a lack of security causes a crime to occur on the property. Criminals tend to frequent places where they… Read More »

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How Common Are School Bus Accidents?

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As a parent, you may be concerned about how safe your child is riding a bus to school on a regular basis, even though Texas now requires school buses to have seat belts. How likely is it that your child will be involved in a serious bus crash? The good news is you shouldn’t… Read More »

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Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

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For motorcycle riders, nothing is more enjoyable than taking a ride on a nice, sunny day. However, nothing is worse than crashing your bike and suffering long-term, debilitating injuries. This is a reality with motorcyclists. While bikes offer a ton of fun, they can be dangerous if you’re not careful. Motorcycles do not have… Read More »

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Ranch Hand’s Family Allowed to Move Forward With Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By The West Law Office |

It’s devastating when a loved one dies while at work. A wrongful death situation can be even more frustrating when the employer tries to prevent the survivors from receiving any compensation. This was what happened when a ranch hand was killed while working on a ranch in Texas in 2013. The 33-year-old man was… Read More »

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Truck Accidents Caused by Poor Maintenance

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Semi trucks are huge, often weighing 20 times as much as a passenger vehicle. As you can imagine, a truck accident could be catastrophic and even deadly. In 2018, 4,136 people died in truck accidents. Only 16% of these fatalities were truck drivers. The rest were occupants of other vehicles, as well as pedestrians… Read More »

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Difference Between PIP Coverage and MedPay Coverage

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If you own a vehicle, you probably pay a lot of money for insurance. Auto insurance protects you in the event of a car crash. It can pay for vehicle damage, medical bills and other damages you suffer in an accident. You may be paying for collision and comprehensive damage, as well as bodily… Read More »

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Excessive Speeding on the Rise During Pandemic

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More than 96,000 people in the United States have died from the coronavirus so far and the number of deaths could increase if people don’t slow down on the roadways. There have numerous been reports of motorists speeding—even exceeding 100 miles per hour—with the once heavily-traveled streets now empty. Because people have been forced… Read More »

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Determining Fault in a Rear-End Accident

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Car accidents happen in a variety of ways. Many people are rear-ended by other vehicles while on the road. When this happens, who is at fault? The myth is that the driver who rear-ends the other vehicle is always at fault. While this is true in most cases, it’s safe to say that there… Read More »

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Ways to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents

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While walking is free (no gas required!) and a great form of exercise, it’s not always the safest way to travel. In 2018, 6,227 pedestrians were killed in accidents in the United States. Many more are injured. While many of these pedestrian accidents are caused by careless or distracted drivers, in many cases, pedestrians… Read More »

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Involved in a Hit and Run Accident? Now What?

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You are driving along when you are hit by another vehicle. You pull over, but the other driver keeps on going. What happens next? It’s important to know what to do in such a situation, since hit and run accidents occur quite often and chances are, you may be involved in one in your… Read More »

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