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March 2015 Archives

Share of blame can color recovery in TX car-pedestrian accidents

Perhaps you've heard the statement that if you get rear-ended it's always the fault of the driver in the last vehicle. That may be true in many cases, but not necessarily in all of them. One-hundred percent of the blame is unlikely to be assigned to just one person.

Will lane-splitting make motorcycling safer or more dangerous?

There are a lot of things that make motorcycle riding attractive for Texans. For one thing, motorcycles tend to be a lot cheaper to drive. The feel of freedom that comes with riding the open road is hard to beat, too. And if you ask any avid rider, you're liable to hear that there's a certain aura of cool that goes along with the practice.

Memorial is 1 step toward ending cyclist, pedestrian fatalities

Imagine you are out for a pleasant evening stroll or a bike ride along a stretch of League City Parkway. All of a sudden, a car gets too close to the curb or jumps it. As fast as you might react, there's still a chance someone is going to be struck, be injured, or worse, be killed.

Teen drivers: Distracted by more than their phones

Students all across Texas have been eager to get some time off from school during Spring Break this month. Whether they stay close to home or travel elsewhere for vacation, many young people try to take as much advantage of their break as they can. Because many students will be relaxing and driving around with friends, this could also be a good time to remind parents and teens alike that distracted driving is dangerous.

How hard is it to get to the bottom of liability?

With all the major events going on in the world this particular story might have slipped by the notice of a lot of San Antonio-area readers. An Amtrak passenger train crashed into a wide-load semitrailer truck and derailed last week out East. Some 55 people were left injured, but not the truck driver.

The 2 sides of 'duty of care' in Texas auto-pedestrian accidents

In our last post, we offered a take on what makes for a successful pedestrian accident claim. As we noted, the central matter of concern is the level of attention paid to the details of the case. Lacking experience, it is possible to overlook important factors that could derail efforts to obtain the full measure of recovery that may be possible.

What makes for a successful pedestrian accident claim?

Not all mammals are cows, but all cows are mammals. Likewise, no two accidents are alike, but certain elements are common to all accidents. And success in holding the at-fault party accountable for the damages and injuries caused involves putting together the facts of what happened in any given accident in the context of those elements.

Report: Self-driving cars will eliminate 90 percent of accidents

The automotive industry has made remarkable strides over the last few decades when it comes to vehicle safety technology. Indeed, some of the models rolling off assembly lines around the world now have safety features that would have been unheard of just a few years ago.

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