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What Do I Have to Do If I Witness a Car Accident?

Witnessing a car accident can be more than just traumatic – it can also come with legal responsibilities in the state of Texas. As a bystander to a crash, you have a duty to stay on the scene and make sure everyone is okay. You may need to call for help, make victims more comfortable, … Continued

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Can a Pedestrian Be at Fault for a Pedestrian-Car Accident?

It is a common misconception to assume that pedestrians always have the right of way in Texas. Motor vehicles cause much more damage to pedestrians than vice versa in an accident. This fact leads many to believe that motorists must always yield right of way to people walking on crosswalks and in the road. While … Continued

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Consequences for Hitting a Pedestrian in Texas

Texas is not one of the safest states for pedestrians. In 2016, a total of 678 pedestrians died in the Lone Star State. This is an increase of 21.5% from 2015. Motorists, pedestrians, and third parties have been at fault for these accidents in the past. In the event that a motorist strikes a pedestrian … Continued

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Is Lane Splitting Legal in Texas?

“Lane splitting” is the action of driving a motorcycle in between lanes on at least a two-lane highway or urban road. Lane splitting, or lane filtering, has been a long-standing practice by many motorcyclists in Texas. Those for lane splitting as a legal driving technique believe it increases the safety of motorcyclists by preventing rear-end … Continued

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How Long After an Accident Does It Take to Get Whiplash Symptoms?

“Whiplash” refers to a specific type of injury to the muscles and ligaments of the neck. When the neck’s soft tissues extend beyond their typical range of motion, commonly in the back-and-forth motion of a car accident, they can sustain injuries. An individual could also get whiplash while playing sports, on an amusement park ride, … Continued

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Tips for Negotiating Your Accident Settlement

There are many questions you are likely to have after a car accident – not the least of which concerns a potential settlement. If you were not at fault for the crash, the other driver’s insurance company will soon be in contact with you. During this time, it is important to practice smart negotiation tactics … Continued

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America’s Most Dangerous Jobs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, a unit of the U.S. Department of Labor came out with its latest report on fatal occupational injuries in December 2016. The report outlined the national census of injuries for the year 2015 (the most recent year data is available). The report showed shocking statistics for fatal on-the-job injuries, an … Continued

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Am I Liable if a Contractor Is Injured in My House?

If you are undertaking a homebuilding project, you may have a significant learning curve in terms of hiring contractors. Contractors come with their own rules, insurance policies, and other considerations when they perform work on a private property. As the homeowner, you have specific legal duties toward your contractors and subcontractors. If a contractor sustains … Continued

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