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Georgetown Motor Vehicle Accident Law Blog

Multi-vehicle collisions can lead to serious injuries and losses

When people imagine motor vehicle collisions, they typically think of a crash involving two vehicles. Most accidents involve one vehicle hitting another. However, sometimes, crashes involve many vehicles, even dozens. One car after the next could end up sliding into a major, multi-vehicle collision.

There are a lot of factors that can contribute to a multi-vehicle crash. Sometimes, one or more people on the road are distracted, possibly by passengers or a cellphone. Other times, poor road conditions and a blind curve can cause a crash. Sometimes, it's an issue with a large commercial vehicle, like a semi-truck that just jackknifed blocking all lanes of traffic. Whatever the cause, when a crash involves more vehicles, there's greater potential for secondary collisions and injuries. 

Safe driving in work zones can help you avoid an accident

It seems like the construction on I-35 will never end. Just as workers complete one section, concrete barriers and orange barrels appear at another. Sometimes, road construction can cause lanes to be very narrow, which makes traveling them very dangerous, especially with traffic that is traveling above the speed limit.

While Texas has made progress in making these zones safer for the workers, the reality is that more drivers die in work-zone collisions than the men and women working on the road. This is mostly due to speeding and inattention. If you are commuting around the Georgetown area, the following tips can help you stay safe in construction zones.

Can you prevent heirs from contesting your will or estate plan?

When you take the time to create a last will or a thorough estate plan, you do so because you want to have your wishes followed. It is possible, however, for your family members or an heir to contest your will.

If someone believes he or she didn't receive a fair inheritance or that there was a questionable change to the will, that person can ask the state to step in by processing it in probate court. The probate court can take weeks or months, cost the estate a lot of money and change the terms of your last will in some cases.

Your co-parenting relationship may take a lot of work

Living life as a co-parent isn't an easy feat. You have to be willing to work with your ex, which can prove to be a challenge. If you are in this position, you need to find ways to keep the co-parenting relationship as positive as possible.

You might be surprised by some of the things that lead to confrontation. The important thing to remember is that as long as your child is safe, healthy and happy, you can rest easy. Here are some ways that you can make your co-parenting relationship as positive as possible:

A wrongful death suit may be the right response after a crash

Motor vehicle accidents are so common that almost everyone knows someone who has sustained serious injuries or died in a collision. Although most accidents are minor and result only in damage to cars and soft tissue, every day people in Texas end up permanently injured or even dead after a traffic crash. For those left behind after a fatal car crash, it can be hard to figure out what to do next.

Chances are, after losing a loved one, money and compensation are the farthest things from your mind. After all, no amount of financial gain can offset the grief of living without someone you hold dear. However, there are many situations in which families who have lost a loved one should consider a wrongful death suit. Particularly in cases where the other driver was clearly at fault, taking steps to hold them accountable could protect others in the future.

Multi-vehicle collisions can lead to serious injuries and losses

When people imagine motor vehicle collisions, they typically think of a crash involving two vehicles. Most accidents involve one vehicle hitting another. However, sometimes, crashes involve many vehicles, even dozens. One car after the next could end up sliding into a major, multi-vehicle collision.

There are a lot of factors that can contribute to a multi-vehicle crash. Sometimes, one or more people on the road are distracted, possibly by passengers or a cellphone. Other times, poor road conditions and a blind curve can cause a crash. Sometimes, it's an issue with a large commercial vehicle, like a semi-truck that just jackknifed blocking all lanes of traffic. Whatever the cause, when a crash involves more vehicles, there's greater potential for secondary collisions and injuries.

Things you need to understand about administering a Texas estate

Getting named as executor of an estate or trustee for an estate-related trust is a great honor. It also requires a lot of extra effort and work. The person who named you as executor obviously trusted your ability to do the right thing. He or she believes you will handle the estate properly and ethically. You, in turn, will do your best to handle the estate as your deceased loved one would have wanted.

Sadly, other people may not agree with the terms of the last will or estate plan. Heirs and family members may become suspicious of how you've handled the money and other items, such as family heirlooms or property. Your best hope of avoiding conflict comes from following the estate plan carefully, offering family members and heirs full transparency and carefully documenting every dispersal from the estate.

3 ways to use an incentive trust

You have a lot of options when using a trust as part of your estate plan. It gives you flexibility and the power to have a say in your estate after you pass away. Just leaving $500,000 to your kids means they can do whatever they please with it, but putting it in the trust means they acknowledge and respect your desires.

One way to do this is with an incentive trust. It can actually control whether or not the kids get the money, and when they get it. In this way, you can help shape their lives and influence them with your assets. Below are three examples of ways you can do it.

Bicycle commuters must follow these safety tips

As a bicycle commuter, you probably enjoy this mode of transportation. Maybe you have found that it can save you quite a bit of time and money, while also helping you get a high level of exercise every day.

While there is nothing wrong with riding your bike to and from work, here's something to remember: Your safety should always come first.

The expensive aftermath of a dog bite attack

Dogs are popular pets for good reason. They're loyal. They can be trained to perform special duties, like assisting the blind or disabled. They are affectionate and friendly, when raised and handled properly. Sometimes, however, due to neurological issues or a history of abuse, dogs become violent toward humans. When that happens, the potential injuries to the victim can be devastating.

Even small dogs have the potential to cause serious injuries. Bigger dogs, as well as bully breeds with powerful jaws and hunting dogs, can pose a serious threat to humans. In some cases, a dog attack can prove fatal. Other times, dog attacks cause physical and mental fallout that can last for many years. Make sure you seek medical treatment after a dog bite attack and file a report about the incident, if necessary.