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FMCSA Denies Livestock Drivers Hours-of-Operation Exemption

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has denied a petition to exempt livestock haulers from current hours-of-operation regulations. This effort from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Livestock Marketing Association, American Farm Bureau Federation, American Beekeeping Federation, American Honey Producers Association, and National Aquaculture Association, would have allowed truckers hauling insects, aquatic animals, and livestock …

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National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month

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Often, when we think of brain injury and sports, football, soccer, and baseball come to mind. However, winter sports also come with head injury risks, making both awareness and safety precautions necessary. January is National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month, an effort to raise awareness of the risks winter sports pose for traumatic brain injury. This …

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Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Texas?

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Losing a loved one in an accident can be incredibly difficult. The wrongful death attorneys at Shaw Cowart are here to help. Our experienced lawyers can help you understand your legal options and navigate the complex legal system, working to ensure your family is protected from predatory insurance companies while fighting to secure every penny you are …

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Drunk Driving Accidents and the Holidays

The Holiday Season runs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day and includes several national, religious, and cultural celebrations. Alcohol is a part of many of these celebrations, and, as family and social gatherings increase in frequency, so does the presence of intoxicated drivers on Texas roadways. New Year’s Day is typically the deadliest of the …

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Does a Recall Protect a Company from Liability?

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Millions of medical devices, consumer products, vehicles, medications, and more are recalled yearly. Some of these are defective by design, poorly produced, or contaminated. Others are missing proper warning labels, contain faulty or incomplete instructions, or have become dangerous through other means. Regardless of the underlying cause, companies tend to issue recalls to protect people from injury …

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What are the Leading Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury?

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can profoundly impact every aspect of a victim’s life. Long-term consequences of TBI include mood swings, memory and concentration problems, depression and anxiety, sensitivity to light and sound, chronic headaches, and visual problems. Balancing difficulties, reduced language skills, seizures, and paralysis may also accompany TBI. So too might uncontrollable urges, including …

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Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving is impaired driving. November 7th – 13th is set aside to remind drivers of just that. Drowsy drivers cause an estimated 100,000 police-reported motor vehicle accidents every year. Annually, approximately 50,000 of these accidents result in injuries. And around 800 more result in fatal injury. Drowsy driving is like driving drunk. Studies have found …

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Pedestrian Accidents on Halloween

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No one deserves to be struck by a car while walking down the street. Unfortunately, these things happen with alarming frequency during certain parts of the year, notably times when more children are out and about, such as before and after school, and on special occasions like Halloween. Why the Spike? As tragic as this …

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