It is no secret that Texans love to celebrate Independence Day with family, friends and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on Lubbock roads. The fact is, the Fourth of July is one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk driving. If you or someone you know needs safe transportation home this holiday, please call 744-HURT during the hours of 12:00 pm on July 4th to 2:00 am on July 5th. The Liggett Law Group will arrange and pay for a cab to drive your party home.
Reality shows like Ice Road Truckers, Deadliest Catch and Shipping Wars give us a glimpse into the perils of some careers. However in 2012, 4,383 work fatalities occurred according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Some jobs and workplaces are inherently hazardous and expose workers to an unnecessary amount of dangers. Jobs that use heavy machinery, hazardous material, require excessive amounts of travel or work in treacherous terrain have a higher incidence of injury and death than others.
Grilling might just be the official summer past time of Texas. Fire under hot dogs and burgers is welcome at a BBQ but fire anywhere else can make your family grill-out memorable for all the wrong reasons. And now that we are in peak grilling months, Liggett Law Group wants to remind you and your family to use safe grilling practices so no one gets hurt.
Preventable workplace accidents still occur far too frequently, when simple safety measures could have saved the day. Workers are entitled to a safe workplace that does not pose a risk of serious harm. Under the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) workers can ask OSHA to inspect their workplaces, and receive information and training about hazards, ways to prevent harm and applicable OSHA standards.
Now that school is out, many Lubbock families will be hitting the road for summer road trips, and Tech Tech students will be heading home for summer break. Read up on our top tips to stay safe on the roads this summer. Summer Driving Safety Tips Tires The lifespan of a tire depends on the…
Yesterday, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released an updated report on how auto-brake systems and forward collision warnings in cars and SUVs were increasing vehicle safety. According to the report, “auto manufacturers are making strides in adopting the most beneficial systems with automatic braking capabilities and are offering the features on a wider variety of models.”
Hurricane season begins June 1; and the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued last week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center forecasts 8-13 hurricanes, with a couple developing into major hurricanes. Riding out a hurricane on land can be scary, but offshore it can be catastrophic and deadly.
Last year more than 202 children drowned in a swimming pool or spa between Memorial Day and Labor Day in the United States, according to the U.S. Product Safety Commission. 143 of the victims were children younger than age 5. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among children 1 to 4 years of age…