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Pedestrians Killed by Automobiles Just Hit a Sad Milestone

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Pedestrian Accidents are the highest they’ve been in 30 years According to a recent Governors Highway Safety Association report, 2018 was the deadliest year for pedestrians in more than 30 years. More than 6,220 pedestrians died last year alone, which is an increase of 250 people from the previous year. This is the highest number of pedestrian-related deaths since 1990, …

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Car Wreck Settlement Process & Timeline in Dallas 

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What to Expect When Dealing with a Car Wreck Being involved in a Dallas car wreck is stressful enough, let alone when you are considering taking the case to court. Although the majority of car wreck cases are resolved out of court through settlement negotiations, there are times when it is necessary for a lawsuit to be pursued. Texas drivers …

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What Are the Car Wreck Laws in Lake Charles, Louisiana?

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Do you understand how Car Wreck Laws Work? Car wrecks happen far more often than most of us care to think about. Every time you leave the house in a motor vehicle, you are at risk of being involved in an accident. While many of these accidents are minor and result in nothing more than a little fender bender, others …

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What Are the Car Wreck Laws in Dallas, Texas?

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Most of us think we will never be in a car wreck, but unfortunately, quite the opposite is true. In fact, the reality is that you will likely be involved in some type of car wreck at some point during your lifetime. Hopefully, this accident will be a minor one, but this isn’t always the case. As more and more …

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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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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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5 Common Places Where Car Wreck 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. Car wrecks are dangerous and can potentially be deadly. Here are 5 places where car wrecks 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 for …

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4 Scenarios That Can Increase Car Wreck This Holiday Season

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Car wrecks 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 wrecks 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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What NOT To Do After A Car Wreck

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Being involved in a car wreck of any kind can be a very scary and overwhelming experience. Regardless of whether it was a minor fender bender or a more serious collision, it is important that you know what to do, and what NOT to do. Many people do not realize this, but your actions immediately following a car wreck can have …

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Dallas Police Investigating Deadly Hit-and-Run-Accident

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Dallas police continue to investigate a mid-August deadly hit-and-run accident near DuPont Drive in Oak Cliff. According to the accident report, shortly before 10:30 pm on August 11 officers found a body in the eastbound lanes of Ledbetter Drive. Investigators on the scene determined the victim had been struck by not one, but two vehicles, neither of which stopped. The …