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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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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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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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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 …

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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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Construction Accidents – Which States are the Worst?

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The construction industry is inherently dangerous, but some states are worse than others for workers. In fact, the construction industry is the single most dangerous industry in the United States. Some of the top states for injuries and accidents within the construction industry are North Dakota (leading the pack), Wyoming, West Virginia, Alaska, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas. Why are …

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Has a Personal Injury Attorney Denied Taking Your Case And Left You Wondering Why?

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Some personal injury attorneys only take a limited number of cases due to the type of contracts they enter into with clients. Almost all injury attorneys require clients to sign a contingency fee contract. A contingency fee contract is a contract where the lawyer only gets paid if he/she wins. This is great for a potential client because no money …

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Texas Leads Nation in Child Hot Car Deaths

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It’s July – and it’s hot in Texas and throughout the rest of the country. On average, 37 kids die as a result of being left in a hot car. Last year, 43 children died in hot cars in the U.S. This number comes despite efforts from numerous child-safety advocacy groups, hospital education programs, product developers, and disturbing media coverage. …