Monthly Archives: December 2017

Could PTC Have Prevented the Washington Amtrak Crash?

In late December 2017, an Amtrak passenger train on its inaugural journey from Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon skipped its track on an overpass, with devastating results. The front engine and several of the passenger cars flew into the air and onto rush hour traffic on the road below, injuring over 100 people and killing at least three. An investigation…
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How Can Social Media Undermine Your Injury Claim?

Are you a frequent user of social media? If you are reading this blog, the chances are, yes. After all, a 2014 study by Pew Research Center found that nearly three-quarters of Internet users were active on social media, and that number has only increased since. Social media is a powerful and valuable tool, helping people stay connected with friends…
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What Do I Do If I Am Seriously Injured at a Work Site?

What should you do if you are seriously injured in a construction accident? What are your options after a work injury? According to KXAN, the Austin Fire Department and Austin-Travis County EMS recently responded to an incident at the Flagstone Terrace Condominiums in the 6900 block of Deatonhill Drive in South Austin. A man in his 30s was working on…
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