Negligent Hiring Practices of Trucking Companies

Negligent Hiring Practices of Trucking Companies

When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, there are few more devastating than an accident involving a large truck. The sheer difference in size between a family passenger vehicle, like a car, SUV, or pickup truck and a massive truck carrying a heavy load and barreling down Texas highway means any collision between them will…

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Texas Drunk Driving Laws

Texas Drunk Driving Laws

Anyone who decides to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after they have been drinking alcohol has found the most likely way to find themselves into the criminal justice system in Texas. If someone is caught driving drunk in Texas, a number of harsh penalties await. For a first offense, the defendant faces a…

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Best Personal Injury Lawyer

Best Personal Injury Lawyer in Lubbock

Liggett Law Group is pleased to announce that Ted Liggett has been rated as a Best Personal Injury Lawyer in Lubbock, Texas by Three Best Rated website. The website Three Best Rated™ finds the top three local businesses per category in each city.

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Stay Safe This Fourth of July

Stay Safe This Fourth of July

As the time draws near for Texans to enjoy a great day of summer fun celebrating our country’s independence this Fourth of July, we here at the Liggett Law Group would like to remind you that it’s everyone’s responsibility to make this holiday as safe as possible.

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Amtrak Engineer in Tragic Crash Was Not on His Cell Phone

Amtrak Engineer in Tragic Crash Was Not on His Cell Phone

Though their investigation is not complete, officials with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on June 10 have said that investigators looking into the tragic derailment of an Amtrak train that left eight people dead and more than 200 injured last month near Philadelphia was not using his cell phone to either make a phone call or send a text at the time of the accident.

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Texas Oil Refinery Explosion

Lubbock Texas Oil Refinery Explosions

The oil industry in Lubbock and throughout the state of Texas has always been one of the most dangerous industries anywhere, and as the current oil and gas boom continues, the risk of catastrophic accidents continues unabated. Unfortunately, the increase in demand has created a belief that profits trump worker safety, so the overall safety record of the industry has taken a hit, even as its profits have risen., and Texas oil refinery explosions have occurred.

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texting while driving

Statewide Ban on Texting While Driving Passes Texas House

On March 25, 2015, the Texas House of Representatives approved House Bill 80 to outlaw texting while driving throughout the state of Texas. The bill must still make it through the Senate and past a possible gubernatorial veto. Former Governor Rick Perry vetoed two previous bills addressing the issue in 2011 and 2013, but legislators are hopeful for a different result this time around.

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Crashworthiness

Crashworthiness

The first motor vehicle fatality occurred in 1889 in New York City. Since then, The United States has continued to elevate its standards with regard to vehicle safety, including focusing on a concept called crashworthiness.

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