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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 accident, but unfortunately, quite the opposite is true. In fact, the reality is that you will likely be involved in some type of car accident 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 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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What NOT To Do After A Car Accident

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Being involved in a car accident 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 accident can …

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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 …

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Car Accidents – Which States Are the Very Worst?

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The good news is that the number of fatal car accidents in the United States has declined over the last decade (by about 10,000), but traffic accidents are still a very serious problem. With more and more drivers texting and talking on their phones while behind the wheel, we expect to see these numbers once again rise. Some states have …

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So You Got Into a Lyft Accident? Here’s What Happens Next

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Accidents happen, regardless of whether you are driving your own vehicle or using a rideshare service such as Lyft. When you get into a Lyft or Uber, chances are you don’t think about what will happen in the event of an accident, right? There are many different possibilities and horror stories of people being left to fend for themselves, but a …

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Passenger Sues Lyft After Fatal DUI Accident

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In June, a Lyft passenger was injured in a fatal DUI crash between the car they were riding in and another vehicle near Humboldt Park in Chicago. The passenger is now suing Lyft and both the drivers. The accident, which took place in early June, occurred when the driver of a Toyota Avalon crossed over the center line at about …