Category: Car Accidents

What Are the Most Common Types of Car Collisions?

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Car accidents are, unfortunately, a common occurrence across the DFW metroplex. From the interstate to neighborhoods and main roads, an accident can happen just about anywhere. Understanding which types of collisions are the most common and what often causes them can help you make better decisions and reduce the risk of an accident. At the […]

Fatigue – A Common Cause of Transportation Accidents

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There are many things drivers take into account before they drive. The state of their car, the state of the roads, traffic, and weather conditions are all factors to be considered. However, many drivers do not assess their state of mind before heading to their next destination. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, […]

Improving the Rearview to Prevent Backing Up Accidents

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According to a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, 29% of all accidents are rear-end accidents. Even with the introduction of newer technology, such as a rear-view camera, rear-end accidents are still widely common around the United States. How can drivers protect themselves from rear-end accidents? The team at the Hernandez […]

Dallas Drunk Driving Statistics

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The Texas Department of Transportation publishes yearly statistics regarding car accidents that occur within the state in hopes of raising awareness. To help in the effort of promoting safe driving on the roads of Dallas, Texas, here are the latest released statistics of the 2018 year: Overview of Car Accidents in Dallas, Texas Out of […]

18-Wheeler Accident Facts and Statistics

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Eighteen-wheelers are the king of the roads. In the United States, about 3 million semi-trucks take to the roads each year. Each of these impressive machines can be anywhere from 70 to 80 feet long and weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Many drivers give them plenty of room, allowing them to get to their destination […]

Top 5 Mechanical Errors Related to Car Accidents

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As you get into your car, your mind might be preoccupied. “What am I eating for dinner?” “What will I watch tonight?” “I need to hurry and make this appointment.” We might not even be thinking about the car we are driving. We rely on our cars to safely transport us from point A to […]

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Accident

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Car accidents can happen anywhere and to anyone. When you are in an accident involving an uninsured or underinsured driver, you may be scrambling trying to figure out your options to cover damages for your car and medical expenses for any injuries you sustained. Here are a few options available to drivers who were involved […]

Intoxication Assault in Car Accidents

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Drinking and driving is a dangerous decision. Alcohol slows down an individual’s reflexes, affects an individual’s reasoning, and inhibits an individual’s ability to focus. When someone decides to drive home after drinking, they are not only putting their own lives at risk but the lives of others on the road. If they were to get […]

The High Cost of Distracted Driving

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Imagine this: you’re driving home from work and all you have on your mind is cuddling up on your couch with a good tv show or book, a warm blanket, and a hot beverage when you get home. You come to a stop at a red light, but the driver behind you fails to stop. […]

Neck Pain After Being Hit in a Rear End Collision

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Rear-end collisions are common and can occur anywhere, from bumper-to-bumper traffic to stop lights or signs. Rear-end collisions make up about 40% of all car accidents. Neck pain after a rear-end collision is common, but in some cases, it could be pointing to a serious injury. How can you tell whether your neck pain is […]