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Ubers $1 Million Insurance Plan – How Protected Are You?

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Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies have completely changed the way we get from point A to point B. And while these rideshare services are often a safer, more practical option, they are not completely free of accidents. In fact, Uber accidents happen more often than many people realize. That being said, Uber has a $1 million insurance policy in …

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$100+ Million Awarded in Texas Truck Accident

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Over the summer a jury in Texas may have set the record for the largest penalty ever awarded in a trucking accident – $101 million. The case involved an oil services company – FTS International – that owns a fleet of trucks that carry various materials required to frack a well. The truck driver, William Acker, ran into the back …

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The Ultimate Guide to Handling Your Motorcycle Accident

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Having a motorcycle can be one of the most liberating feelings. However, as fun as motorcycles are, they have a laundry list of risks associated with them. In 2016, there were 5,286 motorcyclists killed in the US. This was a 5.1% increase from the 5,029 motorcyclists killed in 2015. It’s safe to say motorcycle accidents are dangerous and potentially life …

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Leave that Whiplash Unchecked

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Despite the silly name, whiplash can have symptoms that affect how you live your everyday life. Whiplash is neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip. Whiplash most often occurs during a rear-end auto accident, but the injury can also result from a sports accident, physical abuse or other trauma. If …

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Common Injuries from Pedestrian Accidents

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In 2015, almost 129,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for non-fatal crash-related injuries in the US according to the CDC. Pedestrian accidents can be excruciatingly painful, and recovery can depend on various factors. Common pedestrian injuries include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractures, soft tissue injuries, amputations, and broken bones. As you continue on through this article you …

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5 Common Places Where Road Accidents Happen

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According to Texas Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Facts, 254,853 people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2017. Road accidents are dangerous and can potentially be deadly. Here are 5 places where road accidents happen. Busy Two-Lane Roads Roads in non-residential areas which have moderate speed limits are prime places for head-on collisions. Because there is only one lane …

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4 Scenarios That Can Increase Car Accidents This Holiday Season

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Car accidents can really put a damper on the holiday season, especially when the accident itself is the result of an unanticipated scenario. Here are 4 scenarios that increase car accidents during the holidays. Black Ice While Texas isn’t notorious for having roads full of snow, the winter season is notorious for black ice. Black ice is like regular ice …

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Why You Should Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

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If you’ve been in an accident and suffered an injury, you may be wondering if hiring a personal injury attorney is the right move. In fact, this is a question we often field. There are many different circumstances in which you may not need a lawyer following an accident, but there are even more situations that could benefit from the …

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5 Most Common Workplace Accidents

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Workplace accidents are a common occurrence in the United States, leaving nearly 3 million people with mild to severe injuries. Of the 2.9 million workplace accidents that take place annually, approximately 5,200 are fatal and an additional 10,000 workers were faced with an amputation injury. These are serious numbers that show just how dangerous our workforce can be. While the …

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How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Lawsuit in Texas?

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If you have been involved in a car accident in Texas, one of the first things you may be wondering is how long you have to file a lawsuit. While certainly not all car accidents lead to a lawsuit, many do. With this in mind, it is important to be prepared and make sure you understand your rights, should you …