People who get injured on someone else’s property wonder if they can sue the owner of the property. If the injury occurred on private commercial property, the injured party might be able to pursue a premises liability claim against the business.
The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) reports a drop in work-related fatalities from 20 in 2019 to 14 in 2020, but some of that was due to reduced work hours because of the pandemic. Companies belonging to the IOGP reported 15,631 work days lost through injuries.
According to the most recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were about 737,100 hit-and-run traffic crashes in the United States in 2015. Being involved in an accident can be a difficult experience.
The global pandemic resulted in fewer vehicles on Texas roadways in 2020. One likely attributable result was that accidents involving motorcycles decreased by 2%. Fatalities, however, rose by 17% over 2019. Unprotected by steel enclosures, motorcycle riders face unfavorable odds when they are involved in a crash.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 414 fatalities involving semi-trucks or tractor-trailers statewide in 2020. Nationwide, the insurance tracking company PolicyAdvice reports a startling statistic that 74% of all passenger vehicle deaths involve collisions with trucks. Thousands more are injured each year and are left wondering who's at fault?
Energy and utility projects across Texas have continued to drive the construction industry in the state. Unfortunately, where construction projects are taking place, accidents are likely to occur. Construction site accidents, including falls, getting struck by a falling object, or electrocution, can result in minor to severe work-related injuries or sometimes death.
If you report an accident to your insurance company, or deal with the other driver’s insurance company, you can be sure to be contacted by a person known as an insurance adjuster, who will ask you about what happened to determine liability, damages, and potential compensation. So what should you say?
What do thermal insulation, refractory, brake linings, vinyl floor tiles, roof shingles, plaster, and cement pipe often have in common? They all can contain asbestos, exposure to which can lead to a deadly, incurable form of cancer called mesothelioma.