VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

Top Five Driving Distractions - Do You Commit these Sins?

Submitted by Anonymous on May 26th, 2009

Just a day after Memorial Day weekend, and already we've been hearing stories about careless drivers on the road, in the air, on the water - and the vehicle wrecks and accidents they've caused in Texas.

Van Rollover Accident - Involving a Daycare

Submitted by jrlaw on May 21st, 2009

From the files of "here we go again:"

Avoiding Car Accidents - Especially When You're Not in Them

Submitted by Anonymous on Apr 13th, 2009

Monday morning in Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) means several things:

Restaurant Named in Lawsuit After Teens Are Killed in Crash

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 9th, 2009

The mother of a teenager who was killed in a car crash is filing a lawsuit against a restaurant where the other driver drank too much before the crash. Ercilia Velora Norrid is seeking $7 million in her wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against Wingsport LP, the parent company of Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar.

Semi Truck Accident Along the Red River Ends In Flames

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 9th, 2009

A semi truck crash on the Red River Bridge on Highway 69/75 shut down the southbound lanes for more than 11 hours. Emergency workers on both sides of the Red River responded to the crash that occurred during foggy weather. The southbound lanes were shut down around 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday after a semi truck exploded into flames after colliding with another semi truck.

Things To Do After A Car Accident

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 9th, 2009

Know this: ALL car accidents are traumatic events, even small ones. Immediately after an auto accident you might be shaken up, angry, upset and more. You will probably be rattled quite a bit. It's important that you realize your actions at the scene of the car accident will have a direct impact on the outcome of your case. Remember to stay calm and collected, unless you need immediate medical help. After A Car Accident You Should: Stay calm See if anyone has been hurt in the accident. Call 911 immediately. Know which streets are closest to where the accident occurred Gather the following info: Name, address and phone numbers of the driver and his or her passengers driver's license number License and registration Year, make, model and license plate number of the other person's car. Insurance policy number If you have a camera, take pictures of the people and vehicles involved, as well as signs that well help people identify the location. After an auto accident you should never: Get angry or lose you temper. If the other person does, then walk away and call 911. Claim that you have an injury that you do not. Insurance fraud is a criminal offense. Do not argue with the police. The more you disagree, the greater your chance is to be found at fault. Statistics are high that at some time you will be in an auto accident. Adhere to the above advice and you will be in a greater position to deal with the event after it happens. If you find that you need an auto accident lawyer in Dallas, contact us today by calling 1-877-659-1620.

Family Sues Over Crash That Killed Wife & Mother

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 9th, 2009

February 6, 2007 FRISCO, TX - The family of a North Texas school teacher who was killed on State Highway 121 is suing the truck driver already charged with manslaughter in connection with her death.

The lawyer representing the family of 33-year-old Cynthia Carter says they hope the suit will send a strong message to the trucking industry.

Texas Trucking Fatalities Among Deadliest in Nation

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 9th, 2009

Texas ranks among the most deadly states for large truck crashes (semi accident, 18 wheeler accident, etc) according to The Truck Safety Coalition, a coalition of truck crash victims and safety advocates. With a death rate of 2.2 per 100,000 for large truck crashes, Texas ranks 23 out of 50 states and well above the national average of 1.76 per 100,000 for truck crash death rates.

According to the Coalition, more than 5,200 people were killed and another 114,000 were injured in truck crashed in 2005 nationwide.

Polaris To Expand Recall of ATVs

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 9th, 2009

Polaris Industries will be expanding its recall of all-terrain vehicles. Apparently, some of these vehicles have defective control modules that can overheat and cause fire and burn hazards to their riders.

The recall was originally announced in February of 2008 and involves the Polaris ATVs with model years 2004. The defective ATVs were sold under the market names Scrambler 500 and Sportsman 400, 500, or 6x6. The model number is usually displayed by a decal on the body of the machine.

Do You Drive and Text? Then You May Have to Speak With A Texas Personal Injury Attorney

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 9th, 2009

To avoid an auto accident, you should not use your cell phone while you are driving. Cell phones have become a serious threat to other drivers on the Texas highways. They are one of the most common reasons for accidents, whether from someone texting or talking on the phone while they are trying to drive. Several states are now requiring the usage of "hands free" phone devices while driving to try and reduce the usage of cell phones while driving.

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