• Slow Down Or Move Over – Save An Officer’s Life!

    Tragically, its happened again. On Saturday, November 4th, 2017, State Trooper Thomas Nipper was killed when a pickup truck plowed into his patrol car during a traffic stop on I-35 in Temple, Texas. Texas Transportation Code 545.157 (the Texas “Move Over” law) requires motorists to either slow down to 20 mph under the speed limit, or move over one lane, when a police or other e ...

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  • Poor Truck Maintenance Could Cause Your Semi Truck Accident

    According to one study, mechanical failures are a factor in about 12 percent of all auto accidents. Most of these mechanical failures are due to routine wear on car parts or a lack of proper maintenance. Another study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that about 20 percent of all traffic accidents are caused in some way by poor maintenance or ...

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  • Road Defects Can Be a Major Cause of Traffic Accidents

    The Washington Post reported in 2009 that poor road design or conditions played a role in more than half of all fatal automobile accidents in the United States, resulting in more deaths than any other single factor, including speeding, drunk driving, and not using seat belts. Despite such a dramatic impact on traffic safety, state and local governments frequently do not correct ...

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  • Should I Settle My Auto Accident Claim Without an Attorney?

    A federal study indicates that the economic cost of traffic accidents nationwide is more than $242 billion each year. This includes the present value of lifetime economic costs for nearly 33,000 fatalities, nearly four-million injuries and roughly 24 million vehicles destroyed or damaged. Considering quality-of-life costs for those injured in accidents, the total value of harm ...

    Houston Personal Injury Attorney- 12 readers -
  • What Can I Do If My Child Is Hit by a Car?

    A nightmare for parents is the possibility that their child will be struck by a car while playing in their own neighborhood. Unfortunately, federal statistics indicate this is all too common. A study by the National Institutes of Health shows that motor vehicle injuries lead the list of injury deaths at all ages during childhood and adolescence, and that for children from five ...

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  • How Does Bad Weather Influence Fault in Traffic Accidents?

    People might assume that when a traffic accident occurs during bad weather, fault is less of an issue. It’s typical to think, Hey, the weather was really bad—it was snowing, or raining, or sleeting. How could anyone have avoided that accident? In fact, drivers almost always can take steps to avoid or minimize the risk of an accident, even in inclement weather.

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  • Common Injuries in Collisions Between Cars and Pedestrians

    Pedestrian accidents occur fairly frequently in Houston and the surrounding areas. Although Houston has its fair share of jaywalkers, a large number of pedestrian-related accidents occur at crosswalks and on sidewalks, and these are predominantly the fault of drivers. Pedestrians can sustain severe injuries and incur substantial losses due to the actions of negligent drivers.

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  • How Cargo-Loading Errors Cause Truck Accidents

    Semi-trucks are behemoths of the road and when they’re involved in accidents, the consequences can be tragic. Big rigs that don’t have properly loaded cargo are especially dangerous. Commercial truck drivers and trucking companies are charged with following strict rules and regulations that pertain to properly loading cargo.

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  • How Long Should You Wait to Call a Truck Accident Lawyer?

    Houston sees its fair share of truck accidents and many of these accidents result in either personal injuries or damage being done to the vehicles involved. Unfortunately, many accidents involving trucks and other commercial vehicles result in catastrophic injury to the parties involved. What to Do Immediately After an Accident with a Truck If you need emergency medical attenti ...

    Houston Personal Injury Attorney- 19 readers -
  • Ways You Can Protect Your Rights After a Car Accident

    Car accidents are hopefully not common occurrences in your life, so it is natural that most people are not aware of the necessary steps to take after being involved in one. Tensions are high and it is very easy to point fingers at the other driver or drivers involved. If involved in an auto accident, it is important to keep in mind several things that can help protect your righ ...

    Houston Personal Injury Attorney- 17 readers -
  • Do You Need a Lawyer to Recover After a Car Accident?

    If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you should first seek medical attention and then consult with a Texas personal injury attorney. Car accidents are notoriously complex and establishing and proving fault can require many resources. A car accident is no time to assert your independence and it is always wise to retain an experienced Texa ...

    Houston Personal Injury Attorney- 14 readers -
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