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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Texas Accident Results in Fatality, Reinforces Danger of Motorcycles


Texas Accident Results in Fatality, Reinforces Danger of Motorcycles

Driving or riding on a motorcycle in Texas can be a lot of fun. With the sun shining down on you and the fresh wind whipping your face, they provide a very different feeling than that of a car. However, with little protection, motorcycle drivers often find themselves much more susceptible to injury than drivers of cars or trucks.
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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.


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Monday, September 11, 2017

Golf Cart-Related Injuries


Golf carts are slow-moving vehicles, but that does not mean that they cannot cause injuries. In fact, golf car accidents are more common than you might think, and they can result in severe and even life-threatening injuries. If you have been injured while riding or driving a golf cart, you may have a legal claim. Our team can help you understand your options.

Prevalence of Golf Cart Accidents

There are approximately 15,000 golf cart accidents in the United States every year that lead to a trip to the hospital.
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Monday, August 8, 2016

The Deceptive Practices of Auto Lenders


What is being done to protect consumers from unscrupulous auto lenders?

For many individuals and families, having a car is essential to holding a job, making a living, and taking care of their responsibilities. In most cases, having a safe and reliable car requires obtaining financing from an auto lender, but many consumers become the targets of unfair and deceptive practices which are prohibited by state and federal laws.

Recently, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued separate reports regarding apparent deceptive the practices of auto lenders and complaints made to the bureau about leasing and lending practices .

The consumer watchdog found that advertisements by some lenders for GAP coverage, as well as disclosures regarding payment deferral terms, were deceptive. GAP coverage is designed to cover the remaining balance on an auto loan if a car is totaled, however this coverage typically has loan-to-value limit.


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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Texas Trucker Files Lawsuit in Refinery Accident


What are the grounds for a personal injury lawsuit in a refinery accident?

In Texas and Louisiana, refineries play an integral role in the Gulf Coast economy, and these outfits are often drive by profits at the expense of worker safety. Avoidable accidents often occur when hazards and safety issues are overlooked. This appears to be the case in a refinery explosion at a Shreveport-based refinery in April 2015.


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Monday, July 4, 2016

Injuries Caused By Drunk Drivers: Is the bar to blame?


With respect to a restaurant or bar’s duty to protect its patrons, premises liability law unequivocally requires that property owners regularly inspect the common areas and do away with any hazards and dangerous situations. However, what is a bar owner’s duty to protect unsuspecting third parties in the event a patron leaves under the influence and injuries someone on the way home? While states differ on their take on this issue, the Texas “Dram Shop Laws” work to apply to this very situation – and bar owners might not like the answer.

The Dram Shop Law is found in Chapter 2 of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, and specifically holds a bar or restaurant liable for injuries caused as a result of beverage service if: (1) it was apparent to the provider that the individual being sold, served, or provided with an alcoholic beverage was obviously intoxicated to the extent that he presented a clear danger to himself and others; and (2) the intoxication of the recipient of the alcoholic beverage was a proximate cause of the damages suffered.


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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Cell Phone Use Involved In Texas Crash Leading To Jury Award


Can you be awarded damages if you were injured in an auto accident that involved call phone use?

Automobile accidents are one of the most common causes of injury and death in the United States. The use of cell phones has made driving much more dangerous activity than it once was.  It is estimated that drivers distracted by cell phones cause as many as one quarter of the country’s car crashes every year.


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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Ask a Car Accident Lawyer: Are Senior Drivers More Likely to Cause a Collision?


Being able to drive gives senior citizens autonomy and allows them to remain active longer in their communities. Retaining a valid Texas driver's license lets elderly citizens get to and from medical appointments, the grocery store, worship services and other activities. Driving not only keeps them from burdening friends or family members in order to get where they need to go, but it is an integral part of their identity — a competent, licensed driver.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Crash Facts Involving Large Trucks — A Texas Truck Accident Lawyer is Your Ally


Statistics show that the majority of fatalities in 18-wheeler collisions occur to those driving or riding in passenger cars. The size and weight disparity between the two is simply too great for the outcome to be favorable for the smaller vehicle. A fully loaded semi-truck can weigh up to 30 times as much as a 4-door sedan.


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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Injured by a big rig? Contact an East Texas Truck Accident Lawyer


If you have ever traveled on a Texas highway with 80,000 pounds of 18-wheeler bearing down on your bumper, you know that it can be quite intimidating to share the road with the big rig behemoths. Because commercial trucks need extra time to both speed up and slow down, it is imperative that they allow enough room between them and any passenger cars. When factoring in the blind spots inherent in the design of all 18-wheelers, motorists can find themselves at considerable risk from negligent truck drivers. 

The life you save may be your own

There are certain driving behaviors motorists can adopt to help give them an edge on highway safety. Taking these tips and suggestions into consideration when behind the wheel may help you avoid a deadly accident and injuries.
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