Hot Cars Still Dangerous Despite Cooler Temperatures

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Summer is slowly drawing to a close, but you should still take great care not to leave children and pets in a hot car. We may not be hitting the 100 degree mark anymore, temperatures in the 90s and 80s and even as low as the 70s and 60s can still be dangerous and even fatal to children and pets.

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the interior of a vehicle can rise to more than 110 degrees even on what feels like a cool 60 degree day. It only takes a handful of minutes for the temperature inside your car to rise to dangerous levels, and the smaller bodies of kids and pets make them even more at risk for heat stroke and death.

This year, six children in the state of Texas have died of heatstroke caused by being left inside a hot car, and KETK reported that at least three dogs died in East Texas alone last year. If you do see a child or pet unattended in a hot car for more than a couple of minutes call the police. You may very well end up saving a life.


Legal Classics at Liberty Hall - Presented by Martin Walker

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During the month of September, Martin Walker P.C. will be sponsoring three legal classics that will be shown at the Liberty Hall Theatre in downtown Tyler, Texas. We enjoy being able to take part in community events such as this, and were excited that the City of Tyler asked us to be the sponsor for these movies. The list of movies that we are sponsoring are:
* To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - September 1st at 7:00 P.M.
* Anatomy of a Murder (1959) - September 8th at 7:00 P.M.
* 12 Angry Men (1957) - September 15th at 7:00 P.M.
* Inherit the Wind (1960) - September 29th at 7:00 P.M.
Tickets for each film are $7.00 and can be purchased in advance at the Liberty Hall website.


Workplace Safety in the Tyler Area

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Wednesday, September 21st the Texas Mutual Insurance Company will be hosting a workplace safety summit, Work Safe, Texas. The goal of the summit is to talk to people about improved workplace safety, ultimately helping to reduce the number of work-related injuries and fatalities in East Texas. A significant number of workplace accidents can be prevented by implementing and following strategic and safe work practices. This is the very reason why Texas Mutual created Work Safe, Texas. This session will focus on workplace safety in construction and the oil & gas industry. Martin Walker Law has long been a proponent of increased safety precautions in the oil & gas industry, and that is why we are taking an interest in this safety summit.
The first session will be Wednesday, September 21st from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Holiday Inn on South Broadway. If you are interested in attending, RSVP at Work Safe, Texas no later than Friday, September 16th. For more details on this workplace safety summit, visit Texas Mutual's Safety Issues in the Tyler Area page.