• Plan Your Route to Reduce Your Accident Risk

    Whether you’re taking to the open road or just heading across town, you can reduce your risk of being in a car accident. An important pre-trip task is to take the time to plan your route ahead of time. This may seem unnecessary—after all, whatever happened to spontaneity? Driving is serious, however, and planning your driving route before you head out can help you stay better ...

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  • How to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents

    When you’re out pounding the Houston pavement, you’re probably not thinking too much about your safety as a pedestrian. You’ve got places to go and people to meet, after all. How dangerous can walking really be? You’ve been crossing the street safely since you were a child, but pedestrian accidents happen and they are often the most dangerous accidents of all.

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  • Are Tired Drivers More Likely to Get into Accidents?

    Tired drivers, wake up! Driving while sleepy is dangerous, and even the loss of an hour or two of shut-eye can put you at greater risk of a car accident. A 2016 study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety succinctly outlines the dangers of driving while tired. Know the warning signs and the risks.

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  • Five Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Getting into a Car Accident

    No one wants to be in a car accident, but many people think it’s a luck-of-the-draw kind of thing. The simple truth is that driving is dangerous. While some car accidents may seem unavoidable, you can take important steps to reduce your risk of a car accident. By incorporating these safety mechanisms, you’ll not only better protect yourself but help make the roads a safer place for everyone.

    Houston Personal Injury Attorney- 12 readers -
  • Semis and Side Underride Accidents

    When you get behind the wheel of your car, you share the road with speeding metal behemoths, semi-trucks. These big rigs pose self-evident dangers, but safety mechanisms can help make commercial trucks less dangerous to other vehicles on the road. In fact, the Truck Safety Coalition was recently involved in an Underride Roundtable, which gathered safety advocates, industry le ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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.

    Houston Personal Injury Attorney- 11 readers -
  • 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.

    Houston Personal Injury Attorney- 11 readers -
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