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Dec 14
2019

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 3
2019

Texas Drivers: Watch Out for Kids This Halloween

Child Injury and Accidents | Halloween

What are your Halloween plans?

Maybe you’re staying in and giving out candy to the neighborhood kids. Or you’re in charge of taking your kids and their friends around to get some candy. Perhaps you’re heading out on the town for some kid-free fun at the bars.

Whatever you do, try not to drive. If for some reason you do have to drive on Halloween night, practice extra caution.

Halloween is one of the most dangerous nights for children in Texas. Watch out and know how to stay safe.

Stats on Traffic Fatalities on Halloween in Texas and Beyond

There are many nights associated with drunk driving and traffic fatalities: the night before Thanksgiving. New Year’s Eve. July 4th. Only [...]

Oct 20
2019

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 [...]

Sep 22
2019

What All Texas Parents Need to Know About Picking a Car Seat

Car Seats | Child Injury and Accidents

The safety of your child should be your top priority no matter where you are or where you are going. This means putting them in the right safety seat as they grow.

The car seat that you get from a hand-me-down or storage may not be the right choice for your child’s safety.

Texas has specific laws about when children should be in different types of safety seats. Know what seats are most appropriate and when it’s time to transition your child into a different seat.

Why It’s Important for Texans to Choose the Right Safety Seat

Motor vehicle accidents kill over one million people each year. You can reduce the chance of your child being a statistic by choosing [...]

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 [...]

Aug 11
2019

You Were Injured in a Texas Rideshare Accident – Now What?

Uber & Lyft Rideshare Accidents

The rideshare services industry has just made transportation so easy. All you need to do is press a few buttons on your touchscreen, and a driver will take you wherever you need to go.

Sure, Uber and Lyft are risk-reducing options when you want to go out and have a few drinks without worrying about a DUI…but be aware ordering a rideshare is not risk-free. Between 2014 and 2016, the number of motor vehicle accidents involving rideshares tripled, in fact.

If you have been injured in a Texas rideshare accident, you know that figuring out your next steps can be intimidating. Rideshare accidents are not like normal motor vehicle accidents. Read here for what you should do next [...]

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 [...]

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