Safety Lawyer

Thank you for taking the time to explore all of the resources and information we’ve added to our website. At Metier Law Firm, our goal is to educate the communities we serve and help others reduce their risk of suffering a catastrophic injury. In this section of our blog, you can find helpful articles about how to stay safe on the road, informative posts about recent personal injury headlines, answers to frequently asked questions, and so much more. We update our blog often, so please check back regularly for updates. You can also follow our Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter pages to keep up with all of the latest information.

What If My Medication Is Giving Me Strange Symptoms?

Prescription medications have given people many new ways to fight diseases and make living with chronic health conditions much easier. However, some medications were rushed to market without sufficient research or testing.  Drug companies are for-profit entities who have incentives to rush products to market and advertise them heavily. They will try to deny liability… read more

How Are Auto Insurance Rates Determined?

Recent allegations of racial discrimination against car insurance companies in inner city areas of California suggest that insurance companies are charging higher rates for drivers who drive in areas with more minorities. Insurance companies sometimes charge more in neighborhoods with higher rates of vehicle theft, which is a reason why this could be happening. Rates… read more

What Are Phone Companies Doing to Combat Distracted Driving?

Apple just announced an innovative feature upcoming on the next software update of Apple’s iOS 11. It is a “do not disturb while driving mode,” which turns the phone off from receiving notifications. It also sends an auto-reply to the contactors letting them know the driver is behind the wheel, and will get back to… read more

Why Are Young Female Athletes More Susceptible to Concussions Than Men?

Research that was presented in a 2017 meeting for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons found that overall concussion rates have increased amongst high school athletes, and that female soccer players have the highest risk of concussion, even more than football payers. This could be due to lack of concussion prevention programs, and not having… read more

Who Is Responsible for a Road Debris Accident?

Road debris is a serious safety threat found on highways and interstates throughout the country. Furniture, old tires, car parts, electronics and other objects routinely cause car accidents. In fact, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety claims more than 200,000 accidents were caused by road debris between 2011 and 2014. More than 39,000 people suffered… read more

Can the Textalyzer Prevent Distracted Driving Accidents?

In the mid-1950s, Robert F. Borkenstein invented the breathalyzer, a tool that became used by law enforcement across the country to measure the blood alcohol content (BAC) of motorists. If motorists are pulled over and they test above a certain threshold while using the breathalyzer, they face arrest. The breathalyzer became an important asset in… read more

Bike Safety Technology Winners Announced in Colorado’s RoadX Challenge!

In The Colorado Department of Transportation RoadX Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Challenge, entrepreneurs from all over the world submit innovative ideas and concepts for road safety. The recent contest had 8 winners, 5 of them getting a prize of $10,000 for smaller-scale safety technology ideas, and the other three received $75,000 to develop their more… read more

What If a Bicycle Recall Caused an Accident?

Auto recalls have been making headlines recently, the recall of Takata airbags affecting 42 million vehicles is the largest in U.S. history. What about defective bicycle parts? A recent bicycle recall on Vanmoof bikes cited a brake issue that causes riders to fall over and gave one rider a concussion. Cyclists use the same roadways… read more