Category: In The News

Distracted Driving Awareness

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

| April 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

Did you know that car crashes caused by distracted drivers result in over $125 billion in economic loss and societal harm every single year? A lot of us don’t appreciate the attention with which we should operate a vehicle, and studies show that driving while distracted is not limited to drivers of any age group. […]

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Motorcycle Awareness Month 2016

Motorcycle Awareness Month – May 2016

| May 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

The Department of Transportation is launching a “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign for Motorcycle Awareness Month. As Distracted Driving Awareness month comes to a close, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) continues to do all they can to keep motorists safe on Texas roadways by launching a month-long awareness campaign titled Motorcycle […]

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April: Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

| April 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

Child abuse is a serious issue whether it’s in the home, at daycare, at school, or ANYWHERE. It’s important to raise awareness about child abuse so that the issue is given the attention it so desperately needs. During 2014 alone, reports showed that approximately 646,261 children were abused or neglected and 1,580 deaths occurred because […]

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Texas is Cracking Down on Texting and Driving

Nationwide Effort to Improve Driving Safety Begins in Texas

| March 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

After car accident fatalities jumped 9.3% in the first nine months of 2015, safety officials are working to improve driver behavior in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, as well as the rest of the nation. Mark Rosekind, an administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), along with 300 others, are spear-heading a series of regional summits held […]

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Hands Free Law in Argyle

Argyle Texas Goes Hands-Free on May 1, 2016

| January 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

While just about every US state has banned texting while driving (and many prohibit hand-held phone use as well), Texas does not. Even though there’s no statewide law (yet), cities all over the state are beginning to ban the practice within their jurisdictions. While most cities only ban texting and driving (while specifically allowing drivers […]

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NHTSA Expands Investigation Into Takata Airbag Failures

NHTSA Expands Investigation Into Takata Airbag Failures

| November 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

VIDEO: Slow-motion video of Takata airbag inflator testing. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded the investigation it has been conducting into the defective Takata airbags involved in the biggest auto recall in U.S. history. In October of 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it had made plans to expand the investigation […]

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National Childhood Injury Prevention Week 2014

National Childhood Injury Prevention Week

| September 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

September 1st marks the beginning of National Childhood Injury Prevention Week 2015! Every year, thousands of children get injured in a variety of ways, and some of these injuries end up being fatal. As part of the National Childhood Injury Prevention Week awareness campaign, we’d like to make you aware of some of the more-common potential […]

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Amtrak Caps on Damages

Will Victims of the Amtrak Accident Receive Adequate Compensation?

| May 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

With hundreds of personal injury claims likely to be filed against Amtrak in the coming months, will victims receive their fair share? On May 12th, 2015, an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, killing 8 and injuring over 200 of the 238 passengers, including 11 critical injuries. Investigators are currently trying to determine whether the conductor […]

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Changes to Overtime Law May Mean Higher Wages for Salaried Workers

Changes to Overtime Law May Mean Higher Wages for Salaried Workers

| May 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

Amidst protests for higher minimum wages, the Obama Administration is preparing an executive order that could mean boosts in income for millions of white collar salaried workers by removing some restrictions in the current laws concerning overtime. These proposed changes would increase the threshold of income under which all salaried workers would be entitled to […]

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Students Refuse to Pay Back For-Profit Loans

Victims Of For-Profit College Scam Refuse To Pay Back Loans

| April 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

Over 100 former students who feel that they’ve been taken advantage of by the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges are taking a stand and refusing to repay their student loans. A group of students, initially dubbed the “Corinthian 15,” recently sent a letter to the Dept. of Education (DOE) stating in no uncertain terms that they would […]

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