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There are times when you know that you’re driving into a traffic jam, such as during your morning or evening commute. And there are also times when traffic congestion may suddenly pop up out of nowhere, such as the result of a new construction project or an accident.

There are specific steps you can take to drive safely when traffic picks up. Here’s what you should do:

  • Focus on the road, and nothing else: This is a good tip to follow at all times, especially in heavy traffic. Even though you’re moving slowly, it doesn’t mean you should take your attention away from the task at hand.
  • Leave a greater following distance: Yes, traffic has slowed to a crawl, but don’t sit too close to the bumper in front of you. A few car lengths gives you plenty of time to stop in the event of an emergency.
  • Don’t get involved with aggressive drivers: Should you come across an aggressive driver, such as someone who is swerving all over the place or changing lanes without signaling, keep your distance. Engaging them, such as by yelling or using hand motions, will only put you at greater risk of an accident.

These are the types of tips that can help you drive safely when traffic picks up. If you’re injured in an accident despite your best efforts to avoid trouble, call for help and accept medical treatment. You can then turn your attention to the accident's aftermath, including filing an insurance claim and protecting your legal rights.

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No matter how safety-conscious you may try to be, the behaviors and decisions of other people can still lead to you or someone you love suffering a serious injury or even dying. You probably already recognize that the actions of other people can immediately affect you on the road. What may not be quite as obvious as that you could also wind up hurt in your own home because of what someone else does.

The vast majority of adults in Texas have the legal right to own and safely store a firearm in their home. If your neighbor is not safe about how they store their firearm, how they store their ammunition, how they clean their weapon or how they practice with it, you or someone in your family could wind up accidentally wounded when a bullet enters your residence.

Bullets can sometimes go through multiple walls

Being inside your house won't necessarily stop you from getting hurt when someone fires a weapon outside or in an adjacent unit in a multi-unit building. There have even been cases of bullets traveling through the home of the person who fired the gun, through an empty apartment and then into someone's home.

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In recent decades, riding a bicycle has evolved into more than just a recreational activity for Houston residents. Many choose to use a bike as their primary mode of transportation, especially over reasonably short distances. For example, biking to work or school is now commonplace in many Texas communities.

Even though all who use roads and sidewalks share in the responsibility to keep each other safe, motor vehicle accidents affecting cyclists occur all too often. Seeking a legal remedy is your right after suffering injuries in a crash caused by someone’s negligence. However, most residents agree that avoiding a crash altogether is the best approach to remain injury-free. The tips below can help you stay safe from collisions while biking in Texas.

  • Slow down and look in all directions for traffic when crossing streets and intersections
  • Always ride your bike in the same direction as traffic
  • Avoid using devices like phones and music players while biking
  • Make sure people in vehicles can see you by waving or making eye contact
  • Obey all traffic laws to increase your safety and clear you of blame if a crash occurs
  • Improve your visibility while biking at night by wearing bright and reflective clothing

If you suffer severe injuries from a motor vehicle accident while riding your bicycle, consider reaching out for legal guidance. This step helps you acquire significant financial compensation to manage your injuries properly and get back to your way of life as quickly as possible. Calling out another party’s negligent actions by filing an injury claim can also help others like you avoid suffering a similar fate.

Construction is one of the most dangerous careers in the United States in terms of both the risk for workplace injury and the potential for a workplace fatality. There are a host of risks, ranging from machinery and the potential for falls to electrocution, that creates on-the-job dangers for construction workers.

In many circumstances, construction workers who get hurt qualify for workers' compensation benefits. However, those who are independent contractors or self-employed may not qualify for those benefits. Workers can also find that their employers challenge their claims or may not have carried the necessary insurance to protect their staff.

There are situations in which an injured worker can bring a claim against their employer after a workplace injury. When is such a lawsuit an option for an injured construction worker?

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Sports coaches say good practice produces good technique, but poor practice reinforces poor technique. The same is true for driving. When you take your test, you will learn to drive correctly. Then you go and build up road experience year by year. As you do so, you may pick up bad habits. Years later, you might not be driving as well as you like to think.

Few drivers take further training. Amateur golfers, by contrast, often spend hundreds of dollars each year on coaching to improve their technique.

Being good or bad at golf is not a matter of life and death. Being bad at driving might be. Taking an online defensive driving course is a cheap way to improve your technique. It is not the same as taking an advanced driving course where you drive with an instructor, but it is a good start. Here are some of the advantages of attending a class:

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