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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 [...]

Jan 23
2019

How to Avoid Texas Road Trip Accidents

Auto Accidents | Auto Insurance Claims

If you’re taking a road trip in Texas, you’re guaranteed to cross paths with many other drivers on our busy highways… but you’re also likely to encounter long stretches where the only thing around is farmland – or pure nature – as far as the eye can see. The mental shift between these two types of driving situations can be difficult, and if you run across someone behaving in a reckless or negligent manner, it may be even harder to deal with.

Still, there are things you can do to decrease your chances of getting into a car accident while you drive across the Lone Star State. Here are the best tips to keep you safe while you navigate your [...]

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 [...]

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