Category: Car Accidents

How to Handle Common Driving Emergencies

A police car has arrived at the scene of an accident with the words, how to handle driving emergencies.

The ability to operate a motorized vehicle gives many people a sense of freedom and control. However, that freedom can quickly disappear when something on the car malfunctions and the driver loses control and gets in an auto accident. Many drivers panic when something like this goes wrong, leading them to sometimes make their situation […]

Car Accident Diminished Value Claims in Texas

Damage from a vehicle accident significantly lowers the value of a vehicle, as the reliability and the integrity of the car is reduced. In the state of Texas, you can claim compensation for the diminished value of your car. Here are the specifics for a car accident diminished value claim in Texas: Texas Diminished Value Claims The […]

What Are the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents?

The Insurance Information Institute reports that in 2017, there were 6,452,000 vehicle accidents in the United States. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 32,056 of those accidents were in Dallas, Texas alone. While roads present drivers with a wide range of hazards, here are the most common causes of car accidents: 1. Distracted Driving In the United […]

Who’s at Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Pileup?

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In addition to the dramatic pileups that make the evening news, smaller accidents involving three, four, or five cars happen across the country every day. Because of the large number of vehicles involved in these accidents, establishing fault can be tricky. Here are the guidelines for determining fault for multi-vehicle pileups in Texas: Determining the […]

Motorcycle Safety Awareness: Not Just in the Month of May

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Each year, the month of May is designated as National Motorcycle Safety Awareness and National Bicycle Safety Month. However, to decrease motorcycle fatalities, motorcycle safety awareness should be observed all year long. Riders of motorcycles and bicycles are particularly vulnerable to serious or fatal injury after an accident. According to data from the National Highway Traffic […]

Fatigue: A Common Cause of Transportation Vehicle Accidents

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Transportation vehicle accidents occur for a number of reasons—including human fatigue. “These schedules over the past several years are killing me.”  The prophetic statement was made by 58-year old United Parcel Service (UPS) cargo pilot Capt. Cerea Beal Jr.to his co-pilot. The co-pilot, 37-year old Shanda Fanning, responded she had gotten a good rest but […]

Improving the Rear View to Reduce Backing Accidents

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) introduced new rules in March to decrease backover injury rates by increasing visibility. Backing accidents needlessly take lives each year.  According to NHTSA, backover accidents cause approximately 15,000 injuries each year and more than 200 deaths. Tragedies and Injuries Related to Backovers In January of this year, a […]