Steele Law, P.C. Blog
When a person is involved in a car accident, the chances are good and that there will be injuries to the neck and back. However, these injuries aren’t always taken as seriously as they should be, mainly because people don’t realize they’re experiencing symptoms. These injuries need to be treated right away, so it’s important to know what to look for. Read the rest »
The Lewisville/Fort Worth area is one of the ten most populated cities in the entire country, which means that more drivers are out sharing the roads than ever before. And as it turns out, that fact is making the Dallas–Fort Worth area one of the most dangerous in the country. Read the rest »
Sadly, alcohol continues to be a major factor in many car crashes. When an individual consumes alcohol irresponsibly, he or she is knowingly placing the lives of other motorists in danger. Read the rest »
When Hurricane Harvey ripped through Houston and other surrounding cities in Texas, it left many people without homes or with severe damages. When news spread that a new insurance law was passed and it only gave victims of Hurricane Harvey until September 1st to file a claim, it left many homeowners feeling like they would never receive financial help. Read the rest »
The joy and excitement of the holiday season and the prospect of having out-of-town visitors can be exciting. However, out-of-towners can face traffic hazards such as congested roads. Knowing the hazards and providing alternatives can make the holiday season safer for you and your guests.
Nearly one year ago, automaker Chrysler reached an agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to recall 1.56 million Jeeps. The goal of the recall is to fix a problem with the rear-mounted fuel tank, which can cause a fire in a rear-end crash. Because the recall affects so many vehicles owned by Texas families, experienced Texas car accident lawyers have followed it closely. Read the rest »
Infants and toddlers are safest when riding in a rear-facing car seat – but as every Texas parent knows, children grow quickly. A car seat that fits your little one today may not fit in a few weeks or months. When your child outgrows a rear-facing seat, what should you do?
Here are some tips for how to decide what car seat to buy when your child gets too big for his or her rear-facing seat, courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and your experienced Texas car accident attorney: Read the rest »
Although the rate of passenger vehicle rollover deaths in the U.S. has dropped steadily in recent years, the rate of bus passenger rollover deaths has not, vexing experienced Texas bus accident lawyers and other professionals who seek to help those who have been injured in crashes.
Since over 700 million commercial bus trips happen every year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently proposed a new regulation that would improve the safety requirements for commercial buses when it comes to surviving a rollover crash. The proposed regulation takes aim at three crucial elements to surviving a rollover. Read the rest »
Slip and fall accidents cause hundreds of injuries and deaths in Texas each year, making prevention a key concern for experienced Texas slip and fall injury attorneys. According to the National Safety Council, slip and fall injuries account for 8.9 million emergency room visits and claim more than 25,000 lives nationwide on an annual basis. While most of those who die as a result of a slip and fall accident are elderly individuals, a slip and fall can claim a life at any age.
Here are a few easy ways to help reduce slip and fall risks in your own home and protect those you love: Read the rest »
Fireworks are often one of the most enjoyable parts of summer in Texas, even after the Fourth of July holiday. When an accident occurs, however, serious injuries can result. Experienced Texas personal injury lawyers were particularly dismayed to hear that over 11,400 people in the U.S. were injured by fireworks last summer – nearly 2,000 more injuries than in 2012! Eight people lost their lives last summer to fireworks injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and thousands more suffered serious, life-altering burns, amputations, and other harm.
You can help make 2014 a safer summer than 2013 by keeping in mind these fireworks safety tips from the CPSC: Read the rest »