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About Eric Cooper

N. Eric Cooper graduated from Baylor Law School in 2002. Following graduation he was sought after by several firms, but decided to accept a position with Brown McCarroll, LLP’s Longview office. Eric chose this office because of the lifestyle offered by Longview and the surrounding East Texas area.

New Revelations in Self-Driving Car Fatality

By |2018-05-25T18:45:34+00:00May 25th, 2018|Accidents|

PARIS, Texas. According to U.S. News & World Report, a Texas law passed last September gives autonomous vehicle companies the right to test their vehicles on the state’s roads. The companies are not required to have a safety driver inside the vehicle. Texas passed these laws to make the state friendlier to economic growth and [...]

FDA Says Teething Medicines Aren’t Safe

By |2018-05-25T18:44:36+00:00May 25th, 2018|Accidents|

TYLER and LONGVIEW, Texas. The FDA recently found that teething medications that contain benzocaine can be potentially dangerous to children under 2 years of age. Until recently, these medications were marketed for use on infants suffering from teething pain. Yet, according to the Associated Press and the New York Times, the FDA has recently found [...]

Think the Blood Alcohol Limit for Texas is Too High? Blame Alcohol Companies

By |2018-05-18T18:29:29+00:00May 18th, 2018|Accidents|

TEXAS. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 1.1 million drivers were arrested in 2014 for drunk driving. Among these drivers, some of them were truck drivers. It may sound absurd to think that a truck driver, who is responsible for driving a multi-ton vehicle would consider drinking and driving, but if you look at the [...]

How to Be Safe While Driving a Moving Truck

By |2018-05-18T18:29:17+00:00May 18th, 2018|Accidents|

TYLER and LONGVIEW, Texas. If you’re moving and planning to drive your moving truck yourself, it is important to consider what steps you’ll take to keep yourself safe. Driving a moving truck is a little different than driving a passenger vehicle. Unlike a passenger vehicle, the sheer size and weight of the moving truck can [...]

“Phantom Traffic Jams” and Truck Safety

By |2018-05-18T18:28:53+00:00May 18th, 2018|Accidents|

PLEASANT, Texas. If the phrase “phantom traffic jam” brings to mind ghost stories, keep reading. Phantom traffic jams are a unique horror all their own. You’ve experienced it. You’re driving and traffic is moving along at a reasonable clip. Then, for no reason at all, traffic just stops. You imagine a crash up ahead or [...]

Can AI Personally Injure Us?

By |2018-05-16T18:55:16+00:00May 16th, 2018|Accidents|

TEXAS. There are different types of artificial intelligence. There is the kind of artificial intelligence that allows you to perform a successful Google search, and that allows self-driving car companies to test their vehicles on roads, with relative success. AI is also responsible for other innovations. AI can now help doctors diagnose cancer and it [...]

More SUVs Mean More Pedestrian Deaths

By |2018-05-16T18:46:38+00:00May 16th, 2018|Accidents|

Mt. PLEASANT, Texas. According to QZ, a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that SUV accidents rose by 81% starting in 2009. In 2016, the number of pedestrians struck by cars rose to 5,987, which is the highest level we’ve seen in 28 years. SUV pedestrian crashes were also more likely [...]

Will Police Violence Lead to More Personal Injury Cases?

By |2018-05-16T18:44:14+00:00May 16th, 2018|Accidents|

TYLER and LONGVIEW, Texas. Car accidents, drug overdoses, and slip and fall accidents are all major causes of injury. Every year, the Centers for Disease Control releases a chart outlining the major causes of accidental death, braking down the causes by age. In 2016, for example, unintentional injury was the leading cause of death for [...]

Addiction and Truck Drivers: Opioid Use Can Pose a Risk

By |2018-05-04T18:50:58+00:00May 4th, 2018|Accidents|

VAN ZANDT, Texas. According to Trucking Info, truck safety organizations are pushing to increase drug testing among truck drivers to include opioid use. The opioid epidemic has affected individuals across the country from all walks of life. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, every day, approximately 115 people die due to opioid overdose. [...]

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