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Nov 8

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

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

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

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

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 [...]

May 23

 Some of the Most Common Personal Injury Claims in Texas

Auto Accidents | Defective Products | Dog Bites | Personal Injury | Slip and Falls

If you are thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit, here are the most common examples of cases that are successfully awarded by the Texas court system.

Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits Filed by People in Texas

You have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit if someone’s negligence caused harm to you, and serious injury was the result. In these cases, you can seek compensation for medical bills, lost income, property damage, or pain and suffering. These are the most likely cases to be won by plaintiffs in Texas.

Car Accident Injuries

If another was at fault for the injuries you sustained in a car accident, you may have grounds for an auto crash lawsuit.

In Texas, the courts [...]

May 8

Ways Others’ Negligence Causes Texas Auto Accidents

Auto Accidents

Were you recently involved in an auto accident you believe to be someone else’s fault? In this post, we’ll cover common ways that others’ negligent or reckless behavior can cause car accidents.

Distracted Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that driver error causes more accidents than any other reason. The most common reason for driver error? Distracted driving.

Distracted driving occurs for many reasons, including the following:

  • Texting
  • Talking on the phone
  • Eating
  • Conversation
  • Applying makeup
  • Reading
  • Tending to children
  • Reaching for something
  • Programming the navigation system or radio

These activities take a driver’s attention off the road. Even a second or two of distraction can lead to an accident. If any of these elements were [...]

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