From school kids riding on bike paths, to the avid bicyclists on the roads, there are a lot of bike riders in The Woodlands and Spring. Unfortunately, all too often, bike riders are struck by cars. Even wearing a helmet and other protective gear, a bike rider may suffer severe injuries if struck by a car. According to the NTSA, bicyclists accounted for 2.2 percent of all traffic deaths in 2016. Bicyclist deaths occur most often between 6 and 9 p.m. and in urban areas. The vast majority of bicyclists killed are male. The NTSA provides these pointers to avoid bike accidents: • Ride a bike that fits you—if it’s too big, it’s harder to control the bike. • Ride a bike that works—it really doesn’t matter how well you ride if the brakes don’t work. • Wear equipment to protect you and make you more visible to others, like a bike helmet, bright clothing (during the day), reflective gear, and a white front light and red rear light and reflectors on your bike (at night, or when visibility is poor). • Ride one per seat, with both hands on the handlebars, unless signaling a turn. • Carry all items in a backpack or strapped to the back of the bike. • Tuck and tie your shoe laces and pant legs so they don’t get caught in your bike chain. • Plan your route—if driving as a vehicle on the road, choose routes with less traffic and slower speeds. Your […]
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ChannelView Students Involved in Tragic Bus Crash
Shortly before dawn on Tuesday morning, a First Class Tours, Inc. bus carrying Channelview band students was involved in a tragic bus crash. The bus crashed into a 50 foot ravine in Baldwin County, Alabama. The students were traveling home to Channelview from a trip to Disney World in Florida. The driver was killed, and dozens of students were injured. This type of crash often causes traumatic brain injuries, as well as orthopedic injuries. By all accounts, this was a one-vehicle collision. The most common causes of this type of bus crash are driver fatigue and vehicle equipment failure. Federal and state law have strict requirements for interstate drivers of commercial vehicles. Despite these rules, which limit hours behind the wheel, and require scheduled rest breaks, a crash study by the Department of Transportation study found that, in collisions where the truck was at fault, 87 per cent were caused by driver fatigue. Many of these collisions occur between midnight and 6 a.m. — the time of day when drivers are naturally drowsy. Federal and state laws also require regular maintenance and daily inspection of commercial vehicles. Equipment failure, such as brakes that are dangerously worn or out of adjustment, often cause fatal collisions. It is the driver’s responsibility to check his rig at the beginning of every trip, and to submit a vehicle maintenance report. In spite of these requirements, poor vehicle maintenance is also a major cause of truck and bus collisions. The tour company’s online safety record […]
What If My Child Is Injured At Day Care?
What if my child is injured at day care? We entrust our children to day care facilities expecting them to be kept safe while we are at work. But what happens when our child is injured or involved in an accident at a child care facility? Wham and Rogers, PLLC – Personal Injury Attorneys (832) 592-1108. Houston Day Care Injury Attorneys There are nearly 11 million children enrolled in child care programs each year in the U.S. The number of children that are injured each year at day care centers is actually quite alarming. Day Car Injury Factors Choke hazards Unsafe cribs, cots, and beds Unsafe playground facilities Improper maintenance & cleaning practices Improper use of child safety gates If your child is injured at a day care center, you should document exactly what happened. Be sure to make careful notes documenting all communications with the facility. Take adequate photos to document the injury and possibly the cause of the injury. Many times, the parents become important damages witnesses in a child injury lawsuit. Therefore you should keep notes of your child’s symptoms throughout the injury and recovery period. Need A Child Injury Lawyer? Call our office for a free consultation at (832) 592-1108. We are Board Certified trial attorneys serving Texas, Harris County, and Montgomery County. Our principle office is located in The Woodlands and Spring, Tx. Similar Articles from Wham & Rogers, PLLC My child was injured on a school bus Traumatic brain injury lawyer How much is my injury case worth?
What If My Child Is Injured In A School Bus Accident?
Accidents involving school buses and multi-passenger transport vans have been featured in the news lately. Alcohol is often a factor, and the prevalence of electronic devices has also increased the amount of distracted drivers on the road. What do I do if my child is injured in a school bus accident? Wham and Rogers, PLLC – Texas Injury Attorneys (832) 592-1108 discuss in this video. Houston Bus Attorneys Each day, during the school year, 23 million children ride the bus to school. The law requires the use of seat belts in passenger vehicles, but most school buses do not have any sort of safety restraint system. Children can suffer serious injuries in a bus crash. Side impact collisions can be particularly dangerous in school buses. Under Texas Personal Injury law, recovery is allowed for medical expenses, pain and suffering, disability, and physical impairment. Texas Injury Law Firm Call our office for a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer at (832) 592-1108. We are Board Certified trial attorneys serving Harris County and Montgomery County.