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Understanding Texas’ Click It or Ticket Laws

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Texas leads the nation for the number of fatal traffic accidents, an honor that is nothing to brag about in the state. Given the high number of deadly car accidents in the Lone Star State, it should come as no surprise that numerous laws have been put in place over the years to protect motorists. One such law emerged in …

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The Growing Number of Commercial Trucks

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A drive around the Dallas-Fort Worth area will quickly tell you that large trucks are everywhere. In recent years, we have seen an increase in the number of commercial vehicles on the highways, interstates, and city streets. Trucking remains the number one industry in America. Although the trucking industry has faced a shortage of qualified drivers in recent years, it …

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Common Types of Large Truck Accidents

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The trucking industry is booming across the United States, especially in Texas. With more than 12.5 million large trucks registered in the U.S., it is no wonder these large vehicles are often involved in deadly accidents. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), over 100,000 truck accidents result in injuries every year on American highways. Unfortunately, these types …

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What You Should Know About Truck Accidents

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Accidents involving large trucks are more common in Texas than many people realize. As more people move to the Lone Star State and the trucking industry continues to rise in the U.S., we expect to see these numbers increase. In the U.S., commercial trucks are responsible for transporting 70 percent of products. Unfortunately, the trucking industry has a reputation of …

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Pain and Suffering

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Accidents happen every single day here in Texas and throughout the United States. Often, people are left with serious injuries that result in immediate medical attention as well as long-term rehabilitation. In these instances, many are faced with mounting medical bills and loss of wages. Medical bills and lost wages are two of the most common types of damages accident …

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Why Large 18-Wheeler Trucks Cause Car Wrecks

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18-Wheeler Accidents Are Often Fatal 18-wheeler trucks are a vital part of our economy and a common sight on Dallas highways. Large trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, compared to about 4,799 pounds for the average SUV. This extreme difference in weight is just one of the reasons large trucks can pose severe dangers to other drivers, motorcyclists, …

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Dallas Police Present Plans to Curtail Street Racing

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Street Racing Puts Everyone at Risk Street racing has become a severe problem in Dallas, motivating police and lawmakers to move forward with plans to curtail it. Last month, the Dallas police department reached out to Dallas City Council for support in drafting policies to tackle the city’s street racing problems. The ordinance would make it a crime to both …

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What is Comparative Negligence, and How Does it Work in Texas?

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Determining Fault Will Help Decide if You Receive Compensation or Not Texas is considered a modified comparative fault state, meaning the victim of an accident must prove fault to receive compensation for their injuries. There are only five states in the nation that do not follow comparative negligence rules. They are Alabama, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia. …

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How to Handle Car Wreck Injuries Diagnosed Late

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Some Car Wreck Injuries Take Time to Appear Many car wreck injuries are apparent and show up immediately, such as broken bones, cuts, and burns. But others aren’t as straightforward, often appearing in the days, weeks, or even months following an accident. Unfortunately, delayed treatment can have a significant impact on your personal injury claim and the insurance process. This …

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What Happens if Your Child is Hurt in a Car Wreck?

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Car Accidents with Children Can Be Difficult Car accidents are stressful, regardless of who was at fault. But if your child happens to be with you when you are involved in a car wreck, it can make matters worse. The number one priority of any parent is undoubtedly to keep their children safe from harm, right? We do everything we …