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Jun 28
2020

Many Texans Are Choosing Road Trips Over Flights For Summer Vacation

Auto Accidents

With lockdowns ending and summer (literally) heating up, families around the country have started thinking about getting out of town. In Texas this year, that appears to mean hitting the road for a trip.

That’s right. Many Texas families are choosing not to fly this summer — both to avoid the costs and the potential dangers from exposure to the virus. They are opting to take road trips instead. Unfortunately, with the increase in cars on the road, and with many not having driven much in months, there is an increase in the potential for auto accidents.

Below, we’re going to cover some ways that you can stay safe while driving on Texas highways. We’ll also cover what you [...]

Nov 22
2019

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 [...]

May 26
2019

Prom and Graduation Make This Season Dangerous for Texas Drivers

Auto Accidents | Teen Driving

Unless you have a high-schooler yourself, you are probably oblivious to the increased dangers of weekend driving this time of year.

However, heading into the last few weeks of the high school semester, the web is awash in teen crash statistics, warnings of Zero Tolerance policies, and all the conversations parents should be having with their teens as they head out the door for prom and graduation night celebrations.

The thing is, nobody’s talking much to anyone else who might be on the Texas roadways.

So, we want to make sure you’ve been forewarned: prom and graduation night celebrations make this a dangerous time for all Texas drivers, and there are a number of reasons why.

Here are just a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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