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Dec 27
2018

New Year’s Crashes in Texas How to Avoid Them

Auto Accidents | Drunk Driving Accidents

Reporting for nearly five thousand crashes on Texas roadways cited alcohol as a contributing factor last year, and 38 Texans lost their lives in fatal motor vehicle crashes during the New Year’s holiday alone.

So, before you head out to ring in the New Year “right,” consider these things you can do to avoid spending the beginning of the year recovering from an auto accident.

Stay Home

Obviously, the 100 percent sure-fire way to avoid getting into a wreck on Texas roadways this New Year’s is to simply stay home.

Just because you don’t go out doesn’t mean you have to order in, give up on life, and tuck yourself into bed by dusk, though. Host an all-out celebration [...]

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 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 [...]

Sep 13
2018

Can Another’s Negligence Ever Cause a Single-Car Accident in Texas?

Auto Accidents

If you have a car accident that doesn’t involve another driver, is it always your fault? Can someone else be held liable for the damages?

In this post, we’ll detail ways that a single-car accident can, in fact, be caused by another’s negligence, and how you may be able to receive compensation.

Texas Single-Car Accident Liability

Most of the time, a car accident involves at least two drivers. However, single-car accidents do occur, and they are not always the fault of the driver. A knowledgeable attorney can help you determine the reason for the accident.

In some cases, other people or entities can be at fault for single-car accidents. A recent case in North Richland Hills is a potential example [...]

Jul 19
2018

How Injury Lawsuits against Drunk Drivers Work in Texas    

Auto Accidents | Drunk Driving Accidents

If you have been injured in an accident with a drunk driver, you aren’t alone. Many other Texans are facing the same battle as you. In this post, we’re going to explain how personal injury lawsuits against drunk drivers work in Texas.

Statistics Texans Should Know about Drunk Driving Injuries

Each day in the US, 29 people die from vehicle accidents that involve a drunk driver. That equals one death every 50 minutes. Nearly 30 percent of annual traffic-related fatalities in the US involve alcohol use. The costs of alcohol-related accidents add up to over $44 billion each year.

Over one million drivers were arrested in 2016 for drunk or drugged driving. But over 111 million people self-reported regular drunk [...]

Jul 19
2018

4th of July Car Crash? Texans Shouldn’t Pay for Another’s Mistake

Auto Accidents

July 4th is at the top of the list for most deadly crashes in a single day in the U. S. How so?

While a typical day involves 114 deadly car crashes across the nation, the number jumps to 148 average deaths every July 4th. Motorcyclists are also at a greater risk of crashing on July 4th. On an average day, 12 people are killed in motorcycle accidents, but the number rises to 26 daily deaths on July 4th.

Why? There are all kinds of reasons.

About 51 percent of all fatal crashes involve a drunk driver. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has gathered crash data for the past 25 years, and [...]

Jun 15
2018

4 Elements You Must Prove to Win Your Texas Auto Accident Claim

Auto Accidents | Auto Insurance Claims

If you are trying to win an auto accident claim in Texas, your attorney must be able to prove that four specific elements are true in your case:

  • Duty
  • Breach
  • Causation
  • Damages

In this post, we’re going to explain those four elements and how they apply to auto accident claims.

Breaking Down the Four Elements of Liability in Texas

These are the four elements that must make up a successful auto accident claim in Texas.

Element 1: Duty

Duty is the legal obligation that one person or entity has in regards to another person or entity. As it applies to automobiles, if you possess a valid driver’s license, you have a duty to obey traffic laws and drive under reasonable [...]

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