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Dec 11
2018

Why Do Pedestrian Accidents Happen in Texas?

Pedestrian Accidents

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association says that the most substantial factor contributing to pedestrian accidents is cell phone usage while driving. This is just one example of inattentive driving among a host of them: eating, programming a GPS or map application, messing with your audio system… and inattentive driving is just one reason for pedestrian accidents.

The majority of pedestrian accidents that occur in Texas fall under one of the following six common categories:

  • Inattentive Driving
  • Aggressive & Reckless Driving
  • Driving When You Shouldn’t
  • Poor Visibility
  • Premises Pedestrian Accidents
  • Pedestrian Precipitated Events

If you or someone you love has sustained serious injury as a pedestrian and you believe another’s negligence is responsible, a knowledgeable Weatherford personal injury lawyer experienced in [...]

Dec 6
2018

Common Reasons Texans File for Wrongful Death Over the Holidays

Wrongful Death

It’s hard to imagine during what’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but statistics show that tragedy does strike during the holidays. When it results in the loss of a loved one, Texans are often left dealing with unexpected medical expenses, funeral costs, and the emotional trauma of the experience – all while trying to get through a time when everyone around them is cheery and celebrating togetherness.

If you find yourself in this type of situation, one of the easiest things to lose sight of is the fact that not all “accidents” are innocent or impossible to prevent. If another’s wrongful act, lack of skill, carelessness, or neglect led to your loved one’s death, this [...]

Nov 29
2018

Common Reasons Texas Teen Drivers Get into Car Crashes

Auto Accidents | Auto Insurance Claims | Drunk Driving Accidents | Teen Driving

Auto accidents are the number one killer of teenagers in the United States of America. That’s right – nothing kills more teens than car crashes.

You might think that this is just a byproduct of the danger of cars in general – and to some degree it is. However, teenagers are also more likely to be killed in a car accident than any other age group.

Do not let your teenager become another heartbreaking statistic. Learn the top causes of auto accidents among the 16-19 age range, and be sure to have a talk with your teenager (or their friends) about the dangers of driving and how they can be safe on the road.

Why do teens get into more [...]

Nov 26
2018

Is A Texas Nursing Home Abusing or Neglecting Your Loved One?

Nursing Home Abuse

Moving your family member into a nursing home was likely a difficult decision, so when something tells you the facility’s falling short of your expectations, you may wonder whether there’s truly an issue… or if you’re just being paranoid.

This article identifies signs of abuse and neglect to help you determine whether your loved one is receiving the promised level of care.

If not, it’s time to seek outside professional advice – either a trusted medical care provider or, if necessary, a skilled Texas injury attorney experienced in these types of cases.

Defining Elder Neglect & Abuse in Texas

Everyone deserves to live in a safe environment and be treated with dignity and respect, and federal nursing home regulations entitle [...]

Nov 14
2018

Top Reasons Why Texas Homeowners File Insurance Claims

Bad Faith Insurance | Homeowner Insurance Claims | Insurance Claims

Your house is likely your largest and most valuable asset, and chances are you have a homeowners’ insurance policy to protect it.

If you’ve ever filed a claim, however, you may have discovered that your expectations about your insurer didn’t match up with reality. They ignored you. They kept delaying and delaying. They made up an excuse to deny your claim.

It’s an unfortunately reality that many insurers will do whatever they can to avoid paying out, and you have to know the best way to deal with home insurance claims to make sure you don’t become a victim.

Wondering if your situation is even worth filing a claim? Check out these common reasons Texans file home insurance claims:[...]

Nov 8
2018

Which Car Safety Features Are Keeping Texans Safest?

Auto Accidents

Many car safety features have saved lives over the years, and new features could help save even more lives.

It makes you wonder, though, doesn’t it: which safety features and devices have actually been responsible for preventing the most injuries and deaths in auto accidents? Because if you’re trying to decide what you want in your car, those should probably be the ones you get first.

Below, we’re going to detail the most “successful” safety features in cars, then let you know about new safety technology that you may want to consider as well.

Top Safety Features in Motor Vehicles That Save Lives in Texas

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vehicle safety standards and technologies saved [...]

Nov 1
2018

Types of Insurance Bad Faith Practices Texans Should Watch Out For

Bad Faith Insurance

You may have been affected by bad faith insurance if you were denied for no apparent reason.

In this post, we’re going to teach you about the different ways that insurance companies can act in bad faith and what Texans can do to fight back and demand their rightful insurance benefits.

What Is Bad Faith Insurance?

Before going further, we should define bad faith insurance. Quite simply, it’s when an insurance company does not deliver the promised benefits to an individual who holds a valid insurance policy.

When you purchase a policy, you expect the company to act in good faith. That when you file a claim, they will investigate it without bias and communicate with you in a [...]

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