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Monday, February 19, 2018

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


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Friday, November 17, 2017

Head Injuries in Car Accidents


Car accidents commonly cause head injuries. These injuries can range in severity from extremely minor to those that may even result in death. In fact, more than half of all reported traumatic brain injuries are the result of an auto accident.


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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Texting While Driving Law Change in Texas


Q: Will the new texting while driving law reduce accidents and personal injury claims?

Texas car accidents can be caused by a number of factors including driving while intoxicated, speeding, aggressive driving, weather conditions, mechanical defects, and more.

Car accidents caused by a driver's negligent, reckless, or intentional actions or inactions often leave seriously injured, disabled, or dead victims in their wake and are often the basis of a Read more . . .


Friday, September 22, 2017

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.


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Monday, September 18, 2017

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...


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Friday, September 15, 2017

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.


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

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.


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Monday, July 17, 2017

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


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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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


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Friday, March 24, 2017

Common Car Accident Injuries: Fractures


What are the most common types of broken bones you could sustain in a car accident?

Millions of Americans will be involved in car accidents in the coming year.  Broken bones are one of the most common car accident injuries due to the immense force involved in the collision.  Fractures can be extremely painful and could even require surgery, potentially leading to lengthy recovery times and the inability to return to work.  Car accident victims who sustain a broken bone will require immediate treatment. Accident victims injured due to the negligence of another driver may be able to seek compensation for their fracture injuries through a


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Sunday, October 16, 2016

General Motors Prevails in Ignition Switch 'Bellwether' Trials


By now, you have undoubtedly heard of the ignition switch problems plaguing General Motors – which have lead to hundreds of injury and property damage claims across the United States. As a refresher, millions of General Motors models were implanted with a defective ignition switch which could actually cause the vehicles to turn off while in motion. Of course, the sudden loss of power can cause serious accidents, particularly for vehicles traveling at high rates of speed on highways and interstates. So far, the defect is implicated in 124 deaths and 275 injuries.

As a result of the widespread harm, victims of the defective switches filed lawsuits against the company for damages.


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