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Mar 9

Getting to Work When Your Car’s Totaled by a TX Uninsured Motorist

Auto Accidents | Auto Insurance Claims

Getting in a car accident is stressful on its own. Finding out that the other driver is uninsured can ruin your week. It’s illegal not to have motorist insurance in Texas. Unfortunately, you will still run into people without it – or, more likely, they’ll run into you.

One of the last things on our minds at that moment…you still need to get to work. Someone else’s lack of insurance is now affecting whether you can pay your bills. This is why underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage is required in Texas.

The problem is, most of us sign up for it without ever really understanding what underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage is and how it works, and some insurance companies are counting on [...]

Jan 17

Hit by a TX Drunk Driver Over New Year’s? The Clock’s Already Ticking

Auto Accidents | Drunk Driving Accidents

If you happened to be one of the unlucky victims of an NYE drunk driving accident in Texas this year, you’re probably still dealing with the aftermath – pressing charges, filing a civil suit, or simply dealing with your own medical issues as a result.

Not A Day Into 2020 and 3 DFW Drunk Drivers, 7 Victims Reported

One Lewisville woman was driving while intoxicated, for instance, and hit another vehicle in the early morning hours. A female passenger in the other vehicle died, and the male driver was critically injured.

A Fort Worth head-on collision just before midnight killed two other people. Although the cause of the accident had not been officially determined yet, the other driver is suspected [...]

Dec 14

Texas Has a Fatal Car Crash Problem

Auto Accidents | Auto Insurance Claims

Think back to 2000. A lot has happened between then and now. We have iPhones now, our cars have Bluetooth. Fads have come and gone.

One thing that hasn’t changed since November 7, 2000? At least one person has died every single day on Texas roads. That translates to at least one family left without a loved one — in their place, the costs, financial and otherwise, of that person’s death.

Take two teenagers who were recently killed on Texas Highway 59. One victim’s family is now responsible for looking after the victim’s 1-year-old daughter. The other had to set up a GoFundMe to cover airfare to fly the victim’s body home to Houston from San Antonio for a proper [...]

Nov 22

Why Do Back Injuries Occur in So Many Texas Car Crashes?

Auto Accidents | Personal Injury

Tens of thousands of Americans die in car crashes every year, and another 3 million people suffer from related injuries or disabilities. That translates to around 9,000 people suffering serious or permanent injuries due to auto wrecks.

You could walk away from a car crash with any type of injury. Broken bones, concussions, or cuts may occur. By and large, however, the type of injury that occurs more often than others: back injuries.

Furthermore, those injuries affecting the back can be especially debilitating. They can impact your ability to play sports, walk, or even bend and twist.

Understand the connection between back injuries and car crashes. Because when you can prove that your back pain is directly related [...]

Oct 20

Some of the Most Common Injuries That Occur in Texas Car Crashes

Auto Accidents

Nobody wakes up in the morning and hopes to get into a car accident, but the terrifying reality is that they happen every day. Even the most cautious drivers are not immune to traffic accidents. The poor driving of others can result in unexpected and potentially lethal situations too.

Although every car accident is different, there are some common types of injuries that commonly occur in a crash. These injuries can be divided into two categories – impact injuries and penetrating injuries. The following is a list of injuries to look out for if you are ever involved in a traffic accident.

Impact Injuries

  • Head Injuries

Head injuries are perhaps the most serious type of injury that can occur [...]

Aug 30

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

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 [...]

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Parker County
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