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

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If you have been involved in a car wreck 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 wrecks 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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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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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. …

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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 …

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Uber Driver Fatally Shoots Passenger

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On June 1, a Denver Uber driver fatally shot a passenger after an alleged argument, bringing into question just how safe these rideshare services are. According to police, the driver and passenger apparently got involved in an argument before the driver opened fire on I-25 around 3 a.m. The vehicle then veered off the road and crashed into a wall …

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Self-Driving Uber Crash Costs Pedestrian Their Life

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Arizona authorities released shocking footage from a dash cam video of an accident where a self-driving Uber vehicle killed a pedestrian in Tempe in March. The footage shows the self-driving SUV slamming into a woman who was crossing the street with her bike with a distracted “driver” behind the wheel. In the video, you can see the emergency backup driver …