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Federal regulations prohibit truck drivers from texting at the wheel

Massive commercial trucks pose serious risk to everyone in passenger vehicles. The immense discrepancy in weight and size between a commercial truck and the typical car, truck or SUV on the road leaves those in the smaller vehicle at increased risk. Many times, the large 18-wheelers or semi trucks completely destroy the passenger vehicles they collide with, severely injuring or even killing the people inside.

Motorcyclists: Avoid accidents with a pre-ride safety checklist

Riding a motorcycle is one of the most enjoyable -- and dangerous -- things someone can do in Texas. For that reason, every motorcyclist needs to take precautions to prevent the threat of a collision so they can enjoy their hobby (or passion) injury-free for many years to come.

Are you protected if an uninsured driver causes an accident?

You may think that because you carry an active auto insurance policy on your vehicle, you are protected in the event of a crash. In reality, insurance coverage is more complex. Depending on the kind of policy you have and the riders it includes, there could be circumstances when you find you don't have adequate coverage.

Watch for signs of a brain injury after a car crash

Getting into a car crash is a terrifying and frustrating experience. It doesn't matter where you were headed, your whole day grinds to a stop. You may think you weren't hurt and simply want to move on, but you will have to wait for law enforcement to come before you can leave the scene. In your rush to put the experience behind you, you may accidentally overlook signs of a potentially serious injury.

Hiding assets is more common than you might think in Texas divorces

Getting divorced can bring out the worst in some people. It is an emotionally stressful time that may inspire the desire to "win" or beat your spouse in any way possible as you end your marriage. For many people, these feelings can result in a protracted, contentious divorce that the courts must settle.

4 ways to avoid a drunk driver

It seems like every weekend between Georgetown and Round Rock, there is another drunk driving accident. Unfortunately, the only way to stay truly safe from a drunk driver is to simply not drive. But for most Texans, that is virtually impossible. Not only is everything bigger in the Lone Star State; things are farther apart as well. For many people, a quick trip to the nearest convenience store requires a 10-minute drive.

Always report a slip-and-fall accident to management

Experiencing a slip-and-fall often results in a rush of embarrassment, especially if you were in a crowded grocery store or the foyer of a professional establishment when it happened. Even though your slipping was the direct result of some external factor, like overwaxed tile or a small puddle on the floor, you might rush to assure everyone you're fine and move on. However, you should resist that urge. Failing to take the fall seriously could prove to be a serious mistake, particularly if you suffer a head injury or other serious injury.

A major life event might require a change to your will

If you own property in Georgetown or elsewhere in Williamson County, you probably already have a will to ensure your assets pass smoothly to your heirs. However, the will you wrote 10 or 20 years ago may no longer be relevant. As you grow your wealth and your beneficiaries change, it is necessary to update your will. In fact, there are multiple reasons why you should update the information in your will or estate plan.