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Four Plant Workers Die from DuPont Chemical Leak

On Saturday, November 15, 2014, DuPont's LaPorte chemical plant accidentally released toxic gas resulting in the death of four (4) plant workers. This tragic accident will forever affect the families, friends, and co-workers of the fallen employees, Robert Tisnado, Wade Baker, Gilbert "Gibby" Tisnado, and Crystal Rae Wise.

Walmart driver reaches 3 million safe miles, no accidents

Sleepy 18-wheeler truck drivers, look up! This personal injury attorney comments on some recent news coming out of New Braunfels, Texas. Big rig driver, this is your role model: David Alexander, a Walmart employee in New Braunfels drove more than 3 million safe miles for the distribution center. This is a great achievement. This means that he has been practicing something seriously important: focus and consideration for others. Other truck drivers cause accidents that are often due to lack of focus and lack of sleep. Not this man. On Wednesday, David Alexander was presented a new and personalized tractor for his accomplishment. There was a ceremony that took place to honor Alexander. This also comes some time after the national news coverage involving a Walmart truck driver that was in a vehicle accident with Actor-Comedian, Tracey Morgan.

Jerry Dyer 18-wheeler accident in Grimes County, TX results in death.

Experienced wrongful death lawyers also handle car accident cases in Grimes County, Texas. Recently, an elderly man died after an 18-wheeler hit him in his pickup truck. The man was identified as Jerry Dyer. A report indicates that was not wearing a seatbelt. However, was he wearing a seatbelt that was not operable or failed to operate? Personal injury lawyers often hire private investigators to determine whether the safety devices in vehicles were properly operating.

DuPont deaths in La Porte, Texas from valve failure?

In La Porte, Texas, a chemical leak at a DuPont facility left four workers dead. What caused this accident? Was this the negligence of the employer? Texas personal injury lawyers with workplace accident experience often hire personal investigators to examine the true nature of the cause of death. The situation in La Porte may have triggered potential wrongful death claims. 

18-Wheeler Rear-Ends School Bus in Texas

An 18-wheeler rear-ended a Kirbyville school bus on Wednesday morning, November 5, 2014. At the time of the accident, the school bus was transporting 53 students on US Highway 96. The initial reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety ("Texas DPS") indicated that the school bus stopped to pick up a student/passenger when the 18-wheeler collided with the left rear of the bus. Apparently, the driver of the 18-wheeler was unable to avoid the dangerous collision despite the fact that the bus driver's proper use of the bus' emergency lights.

Issac Houston former Daphne football star died in car accident.

Issac Houston used to play football at Daphne High School. The former athlete died in a car accident early Saturday morning. In car crash occurred near Northeast El Paso, Texas.  He was serving in the Army and stationed at Fort Bliss. He was driving the vehicle and died at the scene. A 20-year-old passenger in Houston's car was not injured. The accident happened at 2:30 a.m. Saturday. According to local reports, the other driver was identified as Noemi Juarez who allegedly caused the accident. She was arrested in connection with the crash on suspicion of intoxicated manslaughter.

Is Westin Homes signing more real estate contracts in Houston, Texas?

The Texas housing market is dominating the nation as the most important real estate market. Of all cities, Houston, Texas is on top. Major media outlets such as Forbes and CNN named the 2014 Texas housing market as one of the top areas to invest in this year. Westin Homes, a builder of residential homes, claims to be leader of best product and interior design in Houston, Texas. We would imagine that Westin Homes is experiencing growth in their business as well. With the major rise of people moving into the Houston area, builders like Westin Homes are expected to see a rise in sales. More contracts mean more closings. However, more construction may also mean more personal injury liability and real estate contract disputes.

What causes Toyota air bag defects and recalls?

Did you hear that Toyota Motor Corporation recalled 247,000 vehicles in the United States? The reason for the recall is due to what may be defective airbags. The air bags were made by the Takata Corporation. While the recall was made on October 20, 2014, this is not a new event for the manufacturer.  Takata Corporation has recalled over 16 million vehicles globally because of defective Takata air bags since 2008. 

Five Pioneer Natural Resources Workers Injured in Fire

An oil rig fire has left five workers injured. The accident occurred on Friday in La Salle County. The oilrig belonging to Pioneer Natural Resources was operating when a fire started around 7 pm on Friday evening. Other workers helped put out the fire. Emergency personnel are still trying to piece together the determining factors of this accident. Fortunatley, no wrongful deaths were reported.

State Trooper King injured in Angleton, Texas accident.

On October 20, 2014, a Texas state trooper, E. J. King, was injured when a Ford F-250 pick-up truck pulling a trailer loaded with hay collided with the back of his patrol SUV on Texas 288 in Angleton, Texas.

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