VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

A DFW Accident Can Be Avoided?

Submitted by Anonymous on Mar 22nd, 2011

There are too many instances where a Dallas car accident causes far more injuries and property damage than it should have. In many of these instances, the cause of the wreck was not really the vehicle; it was human emotion.

How to Stay Safe After The Accident

Submitted by Anonymous on Mar 15th, 2011

Most of the time, tips for keeping safe have to do with keeping out of a Dallas auto accident. After you've already been in an accident, however, there are some things you can do to make sure things are as safe as possible.

Let a Car Wreck Lawyer Save You a Headache

Submitted by Anonymous on Mar 10th, 2011

A Dallas vehicle accident attorney is exactly the professional you need if you've been involved in a car wreck that wasn't your fault. There are plenty of instances where drivers are negligent and where someone gets hurt because of it. These attorneys specialize in making sure that the victims of such drivers are able to seek financial compensation for their injuries, their pain and their suffering. With one of these attorneys on your side, you'll stand a much better chance of not being financially devastated by someone who was driving recklessly or downright dangerously.

Fortunately, hiring a car accident lawyer doesn't necessarily mean that you have to have money up front. In some cases, these attorneys will allow you to hire them on contingency, which means that you don't have to pay them unless they actually win your claim. The most important thing, however, is to make sure that, when you are in an accident, you don't say the wrong thing to your insurance company or to the other driver. In fact, the best time to call these attorneys is right after an accident.

The Aftermath of a Dallas Car Accident

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 3rd, 2011

If you're involved in a Dallas car accident, the immediate aftermath of the wreck is oftentimes the most stressful part. Even though it may seem like the wreck itself would be the really scary thing to deal with, it usually happens so fast that you don't even have time to be scared. It's when you get out of the vehicle that you find yourself shaking, confused and, if you're in a raw panic, with that feeling that nothing around you is real and that you're existing only in a dream. This is exactly the time you need to learn to calm down and handle things appropriately. This starts with understanding what to expect.

Anger

Chances are, there will be some anger involved after the car wreck is all said and done. This is simply because people will be flooded with adrenaline and, being one of the principal hormones involved in keeping you alive, adrenaline can make you extremely aggressive. Take a deep breath, be aware that you're having an adrenaline rush and try to deal with people in a levelheaded and intelligent way.

Embarrassment

You may find yourself breaking down and crying, screaming incoherently or just shaking without being able to control yourself. Again, this is simply adrenaline. There is no reason to be embarrassed and don't let regret about the accident cause you to start admitting fault by way of offering apologies.

Fear

What to do When You're About to Collide

Submitted by Anonymous on Mar 1st, 2011

 

There are times when you see a car crash coming just before it actually happens. It might be because you hit an inopportune patch of ice or because you see someone barreling through an intersection and you don't have time to stop before you hit them. In any regard, you can make sure that you lessen your chances of getting seriously injured by remembering that there still may be time to react.

 

Step 1: Know Where to Go

Make sure you pay attention to side roads, sidewalks and other paths of travel that might get you out of the way. These are called escape routes. You should constantly be surveying the road ahead for them. For example, if you know you can cut left at an intersection without hitting anyone, you may be able to veer away from a driver who negligently turns in front of you.

 

Step 2: Train Yourself

Your number one resource in a fast and dangerous situation is training. If you haven't taken driver's ed since high school, it's time to take a defensive driving course. They're actually pretty enjoyable and the skills you get may well save your life someday, or someone else's.

 

Three Ways to Stay Safe on Your Motorcycle

Submitted by Anonymous on Feb 24th, 2011

Being on the open road on a motorcycle is one of the most incredible feelings in the world. There's no reason that you should be afraid to do it, but you do have to give a little bit of extra consideration to the drivers around you. You face three primary threats you're on a motorcycle: people cannot see you very well; you don't have the same protection as the people driving in cars; and you're more susceptible to the effects of weather. There are three ways that you can help to reduce the significance of these three threats.

Be Seen

Some motorcycle drivers always wear high-visibility vests or jackets to make themselves stick out a little bit more. Traditionally, motorcycling gear is dark colored; usually black leather. The trade-off when choosing brighter colors is that you lose the protective qualities of leather. High-visibility clothing does have its advantages, but make sure that you leave your lights on and always assume that none of the other drivers on the road can see you at all. Drive accordingly and you'll be far less likely to get into certain types of accidents.

Know Your Limits

Rural Roads and Safety

Submitted by jrlaw on Jan 27th, 2011

There is no shortage of rural roads to drive on in Texas. They’re some of the most enjoyable places to cruise around and they have some of the best scenery anywhere. You do have to be careful, however. You can be careful and still enjoy the scenery, but awareness of some common hazards will help you to stay safe out there.

Rural roads aren’t always maintained as well as are city roads. When a Dallas car accident occurs, it’s almost never because a huge pothole had developed or because a culvert was sticking above the surface of the road. This is fairly common on rural highways, however. Keep your eyes on the road and don’t drive too fast for the surface. If you’re looking at miles of straightway on a rural road, it doesn’t mean that it’s suitable for high-speed driving. In fact, there may be the types of bumps on the road that will wreck your car, and endanger your life.

Don't Make a Big Mistake After a Big Rig Wreck

Submitted by jrlaw on Jan 27th, 2011

A vehicle accident lawyer sometimes has to work with clients that have been injured in a wreck with a big rig. These wrecks, of course, are among the most devastating imaginable and it’s not uncommon for someone to be killed when they get in an auto/semi wreck. These attorneys will have to take a close look at the case to see if there was negligence on the part of the trucking company that led to the accident.

There’s a pretty good chance that the trucking company involved with the wreck is going to contact you before you contact a Texas truck accident attorney. There are really only two possible reasons they would do this. One, they may be a very ethical company that wants to make sure they live up to their responsibilities to you. The second option, that they’re trying to cover themselves because they know they could be in real trouble if you sued, is more likely the case. Make sure you don’t take any checks from a company without talking to an attorney first.

Winter Safety Tips For the Year Round Motorcyclist

Submitted by jrlaw on Jan 27th, 2011

Dallas is warm enough that it’s practical to use a motorcycle year round. Aside from the changes in clothing and riding habits that have to be made to accommodate cold weather, you’ll also have to accommodate winter drivers. There are several factors working against a motorcyclist during the winter months.

Black ice is a popular term for a thin sheet of ice that forms on the road, oftentimes in areas where the sun doesn’t hit or at intersections where moisture from car exhaust freezes to the road. Unfortunately, black ice really isn’t black: it’s transparent. When you’re on the road, the tire ruts in the blacktop are usually less icy than the crowned areas of the road. The heat from car tires prevents ice from forming. If you do hit a patch, don’t turn your bike. Reduce your speed and keep your bike upright on the ice. These patches of ice usually aren’t very large, but they can cause you to lay your bike down.

Winter drivers really aren’t expecting to see motorcyclists. In the summer, drivers are simply more conditioned to seeing bikes on the road and will tend to notice them more. Be extra careful, especially during the dawn and dusk hours. Between the low light and the fact that dawn and dusk occur around rush hour in the winter, it’s a dangerous time to be on the roads.

Avoiding Dangerous City Driving in the Winter

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 21st, 2010

In many cases, a Dallas car accident is the direct result of someone knowingly going beyond their abilities where driving is concerned. The first question when assessing the condition of the roads is always whether or not you’re comfortable with driving. If you’re not, you should heed that feeling. If you cannot avoid driving in inclement weather, there are some things you can do to improve your chances of staying safe.

When you’re the slowest person on the road and you know that other drivers are fed up with it, it’s easy to start speeding up beyond your comfort zone out of intimidation or simply out of not wanting to hold other people up. Don’t fall into this trap. If someone is really so impatient that you can see them yelling at you out of the rearview, go ahead and pull over or just let them by. You’re not responsible for their opinions about your driving, and they’re probably someone you don’t want to be near on the roads, anyway.

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