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Fulgham Hamptom Law Group Blog

Aug 30
2019

I Rear-Ended Someone Who Slammed Their Brakes in TX – Who’s Liable?

Auto Accidents | Personal Injury

As traffic rates in Texas continue to climb, so too do traffic collisions. In the Dallas Fort Worth area, rear-end accidents are among the most common kinds.

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end collisions account for somewhere between 28 and 50 percent of all two-vehicle accidents each year. Of an estimated 1.7 million rear-end accidents, 1,7000 are fatal.

As a Texan, you may find yourself involved in this kind of accident, even if you are generally a safe and law-abiding driver who follows steps to avoid auto accidents.

It is generally assumed that the driver who rear-ends the other car is at fault in such situations. However, if you were driving and the [...]

Jul 27
2019

Car Safety Features That Can Reduce Your Chances of a Crash in Texas

Auto Accidents | Auto Insurance Claims

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has been monitoring the relationship between auto safety features and driving fatalities for decades. The most recent improvements in safety technology seem to be making a notable impact. 

One IIHS report revealed a sharp drop in the likelihood of dying in a late-model vehicle involved in a car crash. They are attributing the 33 percent-plus decline in auto fatality risk over the last few years in large part to these improved design and tech features.

In today’s post, we detail what we’ve pegged the newest and best safety features in a motor vehicle on the roads and in current plans for production. 

Current Favorites for Texans among Car Safety Features

All of our choices [...]

Jun 20
2019

Did You Know More Texans Get into Car Crashes over the Summer?

Auto Accidents

 Only days into another summer season, a quick online search reveals just how dangerous the DFW roadways have already become.

A single father suffered multiple fractures after a head-on collision with a wrong-way motorist. Another man was killed when he was rear-ended by a box truck. An Arlington driver was charged with DWI manslaughter following a car fire that killed three people.

Summer is supposed to be a time to cut loose and have some fun. However, car accident statistics show this season’s roadways can also make it a deadly one. In today’s post, we’re going to share a few of the leading reasons why. First, though, the facts.

Summer Car Crash Statistics Don’t Lie

Analysis of fatal crashes [...]

May 26
2019

Prom and Graduation Make This Season Dangerous for Texas Drivers

Auto Accidents | Teen Driving

Unless you have a high-schooler yourself, you are probably oblivious to the increased dangers of weekend driving this time of year.

However, heading into the last few weeks of the high school semester, the web is awash in teen crash statistics, warnings of Zero Tolerance policies, and all the conversations parents should be having with their teens as they head out the door for prom and graduation night celebrations.

The thing is, nobody’s talking much to anyone else who might be on the Texas roadways.

So, we want to make sure you’ve been forewarned: prom and graduation night celebrations make this a dangerous time for all Texas drivers, and there are a number of reasons why.

Here are just a [...]

Apr 25
2019

Texas Road Rage Injuries Can Be Serious – How to Protect Yourself

Auto Accidents | Road Rage

Unfortunately, most of us have encountered a raging driver out on the roadways at some point. It’s terrifying, because even though psychologists postulate on reasons behind road rage and studies show that all drivers naturally begin viewing others more as obstacles and less as human when driving, the truth is that you have no idea what’s going on in the angry driver’s mind.

This begs an important question: did you feel like you knew what to do in the situation? Could you have handled things in a different, safer way? What should you do if you get into an accident with a raging driver?

What Can Happen If You Go into a Road Rage Incident Blind

You might think that [...]

Mar 22
2019

Texans Need to be Aware of Our Drowsy Driving Problem

Auto Accidents | Auto Insurance Claims

 

Recently, Texans lost an hour that we won’t get back till November due to Daylight Savings Time. Many of you reading this may still be feeling the effects of losing that time. Unfortunately, while we’re all adjusting, it could lead to increased drowsiness and additional hazards on the road.

The problem of drowsy driving, unfortunately, is not limited to daylight savings. In 2015 alone, drowsy driving was implicated as the cause of as many as 90,000 crashes, which injured at least 41,000 people and caused over 800 deaths. The NHTSA warns that these numbers could be higher given that many other incidences of drowsy driving crashes were likely never reported.

Between 1998 and 2008, (according to information by the [...]

Feb 22
2019

Your Guide to Texas Parking Lot Accidents

Auto Accidents | Parking Lot Accidents

You’d think that after leaving the traffic-congested streets and pulling into a parking lot, you would be far less likely to have a car accident. Unfortunately, that’s far from what’s happening in Texas today. In fact, the Institute for Highway Safety warns that about 20% of all auto accidents occur within parking lots.

Sure, you might think, but how bad can parking lot crashes really be?

A recent incident that took place in one of the busy strip malls in Dallas puts the seriousness of parking lot accidents into perspective. A family from Wichita, Kansas had just stopped over at the strip mall to eat before heading back home. As the family was walking back to their car, a black [...]

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