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Why You Need to Stay Away from Social Media After a Car Accident

These days, we tend to use social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share every detail of our lives, from little things like what we had for breakfast to major events like the birth…

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Avoiding Car Accidents Throughout Winter

  A record-breaking 107.3 million people likely hit the road to celebrate the holidays away from home this year, according to AAA.1 To put that number into perspective, from December 23rd to January 1st, alone,…

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Texas Newest Texting and Driving Law: Why This Legislation Will Help Save Lives

Texting while driving—it’s a hot topic, over recent years, and with good reason. Research shows that texting while driving is inherently a form of distracted driving—a phenomenon that causes thousands of accidents and deaths all…

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What Are My Legal Rights as a Seaman? The Jones Act Law and Beyond

Worker’s compensation laws often cover employees who suffer injuries on the job, but they don’t apply to seamen who earn their living on waterborne vessels. Instead of seeking redress under state ordinances, injured seamen must…

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Learn About The Drilling Platform vs. Vessel Oil Rigs

Oil drilling platforms and vessel oil rigs have key operational and legal differences that oil workers who have been injured onboard one of these facilities need to be aware of if they intend to pursue…

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What to Do When You Are Involved in a Houston Car Accident

Not everyone is as good of a driver as they might think. Otherwise, there would not be any car accidents. Nor does anyone plan on being involved in an auto accident—that is why they are…

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When Should I Hire a Maritime Lawyer?

There are specific maritime laws that are used for people who are in the employee of a vessel in navigable waters. These laws include both domestic (U.S.) and international laws to cover a wide array…

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The Fatal Four – Common Causes of Construction Accidents

Construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. They must navigate a maze of hazards to earn their daily bread. Day in and day out, they toil around heavy objects, sharp…

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Does the Jones Act Cover My Offshore Injury?

Injured offshore workers cannot file worker’s compensation claims under normal state and federal laws. Instead, they must turn to maritime law, specifically to the Jones Act. Under this critical piece of federal legislation, seamen have…

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What Are the Leading Causes of Drilling Rig Disasters?

On the night of April 20th, 2010, a semi-submersible oil rig called the Deepwater Horizon suffered a massive blowout. Within a matter of minutes, flames engulfed the structure, which sat just 40 miles off the…

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