Legal News from Lufkin Personal Injury Lawyers

Another Distracted Driver Accident Involving a 15 Passenger Bus

A few weeks ago, a terrible bus crash happened in Uvalde County, TX, where 13 people were killed and two were injured when a church bus and pickup truck crashed into each other. News has surfaced that the truck driver was allegedly on prescription medication, and was texting in the moments before the crash. A witness at the scene reported him for driving erratically. Distracted drivers are becoming a greater threat to our safety each day, and accidents like these are proof that more legislation may need to be passed to protect motorists. While distracted driving laws in Texas prohibit drivers under the age of 18 from texting, all drivers in school zones from using their phones, and bus drivers from using cell phones, many cities in Texas still do not have a texting and driving ban. Distracted driving encompasses more than just texting; eating, talking to passengers, adjusting the…
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Hit by an Uninsured Driver? Learn If You Still May be Compensated

Many Americans find themselves in a situation where they have been in a car accident with somebody who does not have car insurance. The first thing that will come to mind is “great, now I will have to pay out of pocket for all the damages.” While there may be some situations where that is true, there may also be a possibility your insurance should cover you. Prepare Ahead of Time for a Collision with an Uninsured Driver Do you have Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Protection? 21 states require that all drivers have uninsured/underinsured motorist protection, and there are two types of coverage. Uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage (UMBI), and Uninsured Motorist Property Damage coverage (UMPD). UMBI will help cover medical expenses, lost wages, and any injury-related expenses for you and the passengers that were in the vehicle at the time of the accident. It also helps cover hit-and-run related injuries. UMPD…
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Are Chemical Companies Poisoning Our Environment?

A few years ago, Denmark faced the difficult task of replacing popcorn bags that use grease resistant fluorinated chemicals called PFOA’s. These chemicals have been found to accumulate in human organs if ingested. Chemical manufacturing companies can be at fault, such as Dupont in West Virginia, where over 3,000 people filed personal injury lawsuits after local water sources were tainted with PFOA’s from a chemical spill. Dupont had to pay over $670 million for damages while producing Teflon, the substance used to coat pots and pans. These chemicals have been linked to multiple cancers, thyroid disease, and high cholesterol after ingesting. Facing backlash, companies have started using alternatives that are often derivatives of the same chemicals. These can still be dangerous for human health. Keep reading below for how to keep yourself safe from contaminants in your area. How To Protect Yourself From Local Chemical Manufacturers Know your environment: Knowing…
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