After hearing news articles about multimillion-dollar personal injury verdicts, Texas car accident victims are understandably curious about the "dollar value" of their car accident claims. For this reason, the first question on the minds of people hurt by negligent drivers is usually: How much money can I pursue in my injury claim?
Your oldest son has just started his driving course and you know that it will not be much longer before he has his license. You have spent the last 16 years doing everything you can to keep him safe and very soon he is going to drive away without you.
What would you do if your car suddenly burst into flames? For one Georgetown family, this isn't a hypothetical situation.
An alarming spike in car accident fatalities has traffic safety analysts concerned. For the first time in forty years highway fatalities have jumped over 10 percent in 2015. Recent numbers are showing that the outlook for 2016 is not any better. As traffic deaths climb analysts look at smartphone apps, such as Snapchat, as a cause.
Anyone with elderly parents or grandparents knows that this is an extremely sensitive and difficult issue to face. However, as people age and their vision and reaction time get worse, they could become hazards on the roadways, to themselves and others.
The holiday season is upon us, and for many Texas residents, that means road trips to visit family and friends. In fact, the American Automobile Association (AAA) estimated that about 100 million Americans will be traveling this holiday season, and many will choose to drive thanks to the low gas prices.
Halloween is on a Saturday this year, so there will be more people out and about than usual. This means more trick-or-treaters and, unfortunately, more drunk drivers on the roadways.
After you are injured in an accident caused by someone else, you are likely entitled to compensation for the damages that you suffered. However, getting full and fair compensation is no easy task, unless you have a skilled personal injury lawyer fighting for you.
Drivers in Texas may be unaware that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at least 2.5 percent of fatal motor vehicle accidents are the result of drowsy drivers. An additional 2 percent of accidents in which people are injured are attributed to driving while fatigued. However, these numbers may be low because it can be difficult to determine whether or not a driver is drowsy.
Drivers in Texas might be interested in learning about a recommendation from the National Transportation Safety Board related to additional safety measures. The recommendation, presented in the form of a 60-page report that was recently issued, suggests that collision avoidance systems should be standard in all new commercial and passenger vehicles as they can help to save potentially thousands of lives per year.