Roofers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the construction industry, and it’s not just because they’re working from
Roofers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the construction industry, and it’s not just because they’re working from heights. Roofing exposes workers to a variety of risks, so proper safety precautions must be taken in order to keep roofers safe.
Millions of Americans get behind the wheel of a vehicle every day. While some people drive responsibly, others are juggling multiple tasks while driving. To understand why distracted driving is so incredibly dangerous, drivers need to know about the three-second rule for driving.
Regardless of the industry or type of job, all workers are entitled to a safe workplace. Employers in more dangerous industries like construction or manufacturing need to take extra steps to protect their employees from harm. Unfortunately, some of the most dangerous conditions for workers are not obvious, and can even be hidden in plain sight.
Most people know speeding is an incredibly risky driving behavior, but it isn’t the only speed-related driving behavior that can cause car accidents. Driving too slow can actually cause just as severe of motor vehicle accidents as driving too fast. While many people wrongfully assume driving slower means driving safer, the reality is driving five miles per hour slower than the traffic around you is actually more dangerous than going five miles per hour faster than surrounding traffic. This makes driving slow in the fast lane incredibly dangerous.
According to the Pew Research Center, over 95% of Americans now own at least one cell phone. While cell phones allow for greater communication, they are having a devastating effect on driving safety. Many drivers use their cell phones while driving and it’s causing an astonishing number of car accidents. Data from the National Safety Council revealed a distracted driver using a cell phone causes one in every four car crashes.
Graduating high school is a momentous occasion in any teenager’s life; and, prom is one of the most memorable events leading up to graduation. Although many teenagers enjoy prom responsibly, the reality is prom can be a very dangerous time. In their excitement, teenagers might make poor decisions that could not only affect themselves, but also others.
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Liggett Law Group is helping Magic 1065 and Telemundo Lubbock celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The celebration will be held at Buffalo Springs Lake Amphitheater starting at noon and tickets include the fee to get into the Buffalo Springs Lake. Musical guests will perform on the Ted Liggett Musica Mas Grande stage.
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So far this year, five children have lost their lives to heatstroke in cars despite the fact that most of the country has yet to experience the relentless heat of the summer months. Heatstroke is a very real threat in Texas, and so Liggett Law Group takes the first ever National Child Vehicular Heatstroke Awareness and Prevention Day very seriously.
Texas is no stranger to extreme weather, and in Lubbock, people who work outside need to always be alert to weather coming their way. Tornadoes are one of the most dangerous natural disasters workers face, and special precautions need to be taken to ensure workers stay safe.
Weather can often be unpredictable, so people need to prepare for extreme weather in order to prevent accidents and injuries. In Lubbock, extreme weather can include hail, tornados, dangerous droughts, and more. As we get closer to a hot Texas summer, it is important for employers to ensure all employees are properly educated about preventing wildfires and are informed about safety procedures should a wildfire start.
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Nearly every Texas driver is familiar with yearly safety inspections. Without an up-to-date inspection, drivers could find themselves paying a traffic fine or be prevented from updating their vehicle registration. But some people believe this yearly ritual is out of date with current vehicle technology, and one Texas Senator proposed legislation to get rid of yearly safety inspections for Texas drivers.
Using a cell phone while driving is incredibly dangerous. Each year, thousands of drivers using their cell phone while driving cause car accidents resulting in serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Although most people know texting while driving is unsafe, many Texas drivers engage in this risky behavior anyway. However, Texas legislators are doing everything in their power to bring an end to car accidents caused by texting drivers.