March 13, 2019

Emergency Responder Accidents

What should I do when passing by a stopped emergency responder vehicle?

A Dallas fire truck was recently hit by a big rig while responding to an emergency.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to an accident on I-30 near Ferguson Road in the early morning hours.  While attending to the emergency, a big rig truck hit the fire truck.  Fortunately, no one was injured in the accident.  This

March 13, 2019

How Do You Prove Intoxication in a Personal Injury Case?

Driving is by no means inherently safe. With human beings operating cars and trucks there leaves much room for error. But when an individual drives while under the influence of alcohol or drugs – both illegal and prescription – their intoxication can have very serious effects on the safety of themselves and others.

Driving While Intoxicated

In Texas, anyone who drives while intoxicated is committing the offense of driving while intoxicated (DWI). If an intoxicated driver causes injury to another individual, the evidence of their intoxication can be used as evidence against them in a personal injury case.

March 13, 2019

Common Types of Car Accidents: Side Impact Crashes

Who is liable in a T-bone accident?

Side impact, or T-bone, crashes are a common and serious type of car accident that occurs on Texas roadways every day.  Side impact accidents happen mostly at intersections.  These crashes often involve two vehicles traveling in different directions through an intersection.  One vehicle hits the side of the other vehicle, causing a T-bone crash.  Our

March 13, 2019

Keep Your Teen Driver Safe This Summer

How can I encourage my teen to be a safer driver this summer?

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has dubbed summer the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers.  During the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, teens take to the roads in high numbers, leading to soaring rates of teen accidents.  It is anticipated that at least ten accidents involving teens will occur each day during the summer time, which represents an over 15 percent increase from school time accident rates.  Our

March 13, 2019

Preserving Your Claim After a Car Accident

If you have been involved in a car crash that was the fault of someone else, you may be able to obtain compensation for your losses related to the accident. However, getting compensated for your damages or losses is not automatic. You must present and prove your case to show the court (or an insurance company) that you are entitled to relief. This process can take considerable time and effort, and failing to show just one element of your claim can completely undermine your case.

It is critical to take the time to collect evidence and information regarding your accident as soon as you can after the collision occurs.

March 13, 2019

Dangers of Eating While Driving

Is it illegal to eat and drive in Texas?

Eating while driving is an often unrecognized danger for drivers across Texas and the rest of the nation. While most of us realize that texting and driving is illegal and hazardous, we may not be aware that we can put ourselves and others in immense danger by attempting to eat and drive.  Distracted driving is said to be the cause of about a quarter of all car accidents, but many believe the true figure is far higher due to difficulties in identifying distracted drivers.  Before you eat while driving again, take a look at some frightening facts about eating and driving below.  If you or a loved one is injured in a distracted driving car accident...

March 13, 2019

Texas Lawmakers May Soon Eliminate Local Texting Laws

Is it illegal to text and drive in Texas?

While most other states have had a ban on texting and driving in place for years, Texas has just recently adopted such a measure.  Texting while driving is known to be incredibly dangerous, not just for the texting driver, but for all other road users as well.  According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 1,600,000 accidents are caused by texting each year, resulting in over 330,000 injuries and thousands of deaths.  Texting while driving makes you 23 times more likely to crash.  Yet despite widespread knowledge of the dangers of distracted driving, drivers of all ages continue to engage in this hazardous behavior.

March 13, 2019

Age and Car Accidents: Are They Related?

Car accidents are unfortunately one of the leading causes of death in the United States. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that the highest rates of crashes by population occur when the drivers are between the ages of 16 and 17.

March 13, 2019

Talk to a Car Accident Lawyer After a Wreck with a Texting Driver

Many of us have been guilty of it. We're heading down the highway at 70 mph, and our phone dings — a text. We know that we shouldn't, but what if it's work (or the kids, our significant other or the babysitter)? So we grab the phone, glance down at it quickly, then back up at the road. Maybe we shoot off a quick answer; even a short "yes," "no" or "LOL." If we are lucky, nothing terrible results.