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Fulgham Hamptom Law Group Blog

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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