Categories for Car Accident

We all know that North Texas is an amazing place to live and work, and there’s long been a friendly rivalry between whether Dallas or Ft. Worth is the better place to call home. While each may have its pros and cons, there is no denying that the traffic congestion in Ft. Worth is much more manageable. That doesn’t mean, however, that the city isn’t...

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Houston is an amazing place to live and work, but one of the things that most irritates those who call this city home is the sometimes insufferable traffic. According to a recent study by INRIX, Houston ranks the second worst city in Texas for traffic and gridlock, 11th in the United States, and 28th among cities around the world.  At least we can take a...

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Sometimes, it can feel like we can’t really agree on anything today, but one thing almost all residents of Austin agree on and know all too well is that the traffic here is not pretty. Thankfully, it isn’t quite as bad as Houston, but that doesn’t make the day-to-day commute any less challenging for those trying to get around Austin during rush hour. The sheer...

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If it hasn’t happened to you yet, it will probably happen to you at one point or another… You’re driving along, listening to the radio, when all the sudden you hear that whine of the siren and the red and blue lights flashing behind you. Your heart sinks into your stomach as you silently hope that they aren’t pulling you over, but just trying to...

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It may be the most universal of all traffic signals: the red light or red stop sign. We all know what red means, whether you’re in Texas or California, in Canada or Thailand. Yet, every day in Texas and across the country, there are traffic citations being issued for drivers running red lights or stop signs. Indeed, the most common traffic violation associated with traffic...

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For most people, one cocktail, beer, or glass of wine at dinner won’t put them in danger of driving over the legal limit. However, go beyond one drink and the line between sober and over the limit starts to get a bit hazy. This is because everyone is different in terms of how alcohol affects them, how fast they metabolize it, and so forth. Someone...

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Car accidents always happen when you least expect it. It’s usually another normal day as you head to the grocery store or off to the office, when out of nowhere you hear a screech of tires quickly followed by the jarring moment of impact. Even if you haven’t suffered serious injury, you’re likely to be left in a daze, wondering how it all happened so...

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The majority of all car accident insurance claims are resolved before a lawsuit is filed. In the event that a lawsuit is filed, the majority of those cases are resolved by settlement agreement before a trial takes place. In some instances, though, the parties can’t come to an agreement in order to settle. Perhaps there is disagreement about who caused the accident, or maybe there...

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It’s bad enough to get into an accident in your own vehicle and then have to face responsibility for the damages or fight insurance companies after a car accident, but it can be a whole new level of complication when someone else has an accident in your vehicle. Most of us wouldn’t think twice about lending our vehicle to a close friend or family member,...

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It’s never a good idea to hop behind the wheel of a car without your driver’s license on you. But sometimes we can be forgetful and end up misplacing a wallet or accidentally leaving it behind while running out for a quick errand. In a stroke of bad luck, that one time you forget your license at home is probably also the one time that...

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Getting into a car wreck is never something that someone wants to experience, but it is something which unfortunately happens all too often. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), there were more than a quarter of a million-people injured in car accidents during 2016, which amounts to one reportable injury every two minutes across the state. Following a car accident, you may be...

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If you’ve been involved in a car wreck or auto accident in Texas that wasn’t your fault, then you may be seeking compensation for damages caused by the other party, whether for medical bills or lost wages. However, as you begin working through the process, you will quickly find that working with a lawyer will make these efforts go much more smoothly. Having an experienced...

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The use of toll roads in Texas is more common than in many other parts of the country, where you will now find approximately 25 toll roads throughout the state. The use of toll roads has become much more common in recent years, particularly around many urban areas such as Dallas. In part, these toll roads are due to the state’s relatively low gasoline tax,...

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No one ever wants to find themselves involved a car wreck, but unfortunately the statistical odds aren’t in our favor. Every year there are well over 5 million car accidents across the country, amounting to nearly 15,000 accidents per day. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), there were 256,076 people injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2016, which amounts to one person injured...

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Getting into a car accident is always a stressful and trying experience no matter what the circumstances, but finding out that the other party has no car insurance can be especially alarming. After any fender bender or car accident, we expect to be able to turn to our insurance or the insurance of the other party in order to pay for property damage and personal...

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While injuries and deaths caused by drunk driving have been on the decline over the past few decades, the number of accidents that still occur is frighteningly high. Approximately every 20 minutes, someone in Texas is involved in a drunk driving accident and in 2016, nearly 1,000 people in Texas were killed due to drunk driving. If you’ve been involved in a car wreck with...

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There is never a good time to have a car accident, and finding yourself in even a minor fender bender will ruin your day. Beyond the inconvenience of not getting to where you were going that day, you will then need to face insurance companies, auto repairs, possible medical visits, and in the months or years ahead, the likelihood of raised insurance rates, which will...

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Texas isn’t just a great place to live, we also have a lot to offer out-of-state visitors who come to enjoy the big cities, small towns, white sand beaches, and stunning nature. Almost every day in Texas, you will see out-of-state plates on our highways and roads, so it is only natural that accidents will occur between these visitors and local residents. But how are...

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While living in Texas, we can count on plenty of sunny, warm days throughout the year, but every once in a while, mother nature likes to throw a curve ball with bad weather that can include hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, severe rain, and even snow and black ice. The most common bad weather that Texas drivers will face is due to severe rain, flooding, and thunderstorms,...

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Driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) is one of the most common criminal offenses in the United States, and many otherwise law-abiding citizens have found their lives unraveled by the consequences of drunk driving. Drunk driving is a serious offense that not only poses a great danger to the individual drinking, but to anyone else who may be out on the...

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Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol impaired driver, which accounts for just over 10,000 deaths every single year, or one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. While the problem of drunk driving has diminished in the past few decades, there is still a staggering amount of damage caused by drunk driving, with an...

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You are most likely familiar with the terms DUI and DWI, which are often used interchangeably. DUI is shorthand for driving under the influence and DWI stands for driving while intoxicated, and both terms concern the use of a vehicle while not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties thanks to a drug or alcohol. While the terms are colloquially used interchangeably, they...

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Thousands of Texans are involved in both minor and catastrophic car accidents every year throughout the Lone Star State. Being involved in an auto accident in Texas, or anywhere else for that matter, can be a traumatic and painful experience. You may see your insurance rates skyrocket, medical bills pile up, and even experience lost wages as you deal with the fallout of an auto...

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It goes without saying that being involved in an any sort of auto accident can be an emotionally trying and traumatic experience, even if you haven’t suffered a severe injury. You may be filled with a range of emotions from shock, anger, or fear as you ask yourself “Why did this happen to me?” But it is important to try and maintain your composure following...

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Getting into a car or motorcycle accident is a traumatic event all by itself, especially if you endured any injuries or your vehicle was greatly damaged. Luckily, that’s exactly what auto insurance is for – whether it’s your own car insurance or the other person involved, in the case they were at fault. Their insurance will help pay medical bills, get your car back in...

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Texas has over 300,000 miles of public roads and highways, which is by far, more miles than any other state in the country – and nearly double that of second-place California. The state connects the southeast with the southwest, and with several major cities, like Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin, and people are frequently traveling here from out of state. This is partially why...

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If you were in a car accident recently, and you’re considering talking with a Houston auto accident law firm, you might want to request a copy of your auto accident report ahead of time. Many law firms can do this for you, but having a copy ahead of time is smart. Naturally, our bodies and minds weren’t built for having to deal with an auto...

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Anyone living in Dallas knows that traffic can get crazy, which often results in motor vehicle accidents. When one happens to you, you want the best Dallas auto accident law firm to work for you, and not for the owner of the other car. Unfortunately, car accidents are a just part of our daily lives, whether we are driving around them, dealing with the traffic...

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Driving in Fort Worth is a little more dangerous than driving in rural areas because of the amount of traffic every day. Statistics show that about 5.25 million auto accidents occur every year in the United States, and about 2.9 million people end up suffering either light or severe injuries because of them, including death. That is why people hire the best Fort Worth auto...

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If you, or one of your loved ones, has recently been in a car accident in the Austin, Texas area, then you are looking for representation to help you file a claim against those at fault. When looking for an Austin auto accident attorney, you will want one with a lot of experience in battling insurance companies because the insurance company’s lawyers are very much...

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The statistics are staggering when you consider how many people are either injured or killed in car accidents because of distracted drivers, many of whom were dealing with their smartphones just before the incident. The Center For Disease Control and Prevention estimates that eight people are killed every day as a result of a vehicular accident caused by distracted drivers in the United States. That...

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When you get into a motor vehicle accident, you’re often in a state of shock, dealing with both emotional and physical distress that could cause you to misstep–especially when insurance is involved. Anything you say or do could end up affecting the money you get paid as compensation for an insurance claim. Filing a Car Accident Insurance Claim Do’s & Don’ts Below is a baker’s...

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… and They Have an Accident Car insurance can be tricky, especially when you start talking about accident liability when the car isn’t in your possession. So what happens if you loan your car to a friend and they get into an accident? Does your insurance pay or does their insurance pay? Will you be liable for any damages they incur if they hit another...

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