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What to Do After a Limo Accident

The recent limousine accident in Amsterdam, NY that claimed 20 lives was the deadliest transportation accident in the United States since 2009, and the event has many people wondering who is to blame. The accident killed the driver, 17 passengers, and two bystanders, leaving no one alive to recount how the accident happened. According to … Continued

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Texting and Driving Laws in Houston

As of September 1, 2017, texting behind the wheel is illegal in Texas. Specifically, the law states that drivers may not read, write, or send electronic messages while driving. This new law comes on the heels of a staggering number of distracted driving-related accidents in Texas during the previous year. In 2016, there were 109,658 … Continued

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Why Drivers Need to Be More Alert During the Holidays

The holiday season is approaching quickly, and it’s crucial for all drivers to know the inherent risks of holiday travel. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate a sharp spike in the number of crashes, injuries, and fatalities during the holiday months. The … Continued

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Houston Driving Safety Tips for the Fall

Seasonal changes require drivers to adjust their driving habits. Conditions demand extra caution as the sun sets earlier, the roads are wetter, and ice becomes a potential threat. To reduce the risk of an accident, consider the following safety tips to prepare for the fall weather. Were you recently involved in an auto collision? If … Continued

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Houston Takes Steps Toward Improving Dangerous Bike Intersections

While bicycling offers many benefits, it’s not without risks. In car accidents, a bicyclist has much less protection than those inside the car – which can lead to devastating injuries. On Bike to Work Day in May 2018, Mayor Turner instructed BikeHouston to work with the city to improve bicyclist safety. This was in response … Continued

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Suing For Emotional Distress After an Accident

If a recent accident due to another person’s negligence left you injured, you may be able to collect compensation for the full extent of your injuries. Personal injury claims consider many types of injuries aside from the physical. The emotional aspects of an accident can be just as damaging to your psyche as physical injuries … Continued

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What Is an Assumption of Risk?

Dangerous activities are worth the risk to some people. Unfortunately, accepting or assuming certain foreseeable risks can take away your chance to pursue recovery should an accident occur. In legal terms, “assumption of risk” typically refers to a person’s intentional willingness to participate in an activity that could be dangerous, such as skydiving or going … Continued

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What To Do If You Suspect You Have a Head Injury

Head and brain injuries are silent killers. Traumatic brain injuries from accidents like car crashes and slip and falls contribute to 30% of all injury-related deaths in the United States. There is currently no cure for injuries such as swelling or bleeding in the brain. If the victim survives, he or she can suffer temporary … Continued

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What Is a Letter of Protection?

When an accident happens, getting the victim compensation for medical care can take time. This may put the person in a bind if he or she lacks his or her own coverage or the funds to pay for care. In this instance, the health care provider, personal injury lawyer, and victim can create a contract … Continued

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