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November 2015 Archives

Auto-pedestrian accidents can have serious or deadly consequences

A Texas college student was recently killed after a car hit him and other person as they were walking along George Bush Drive and Dexter Street in College Station. The young student was taken to a local hospital, but he later died from his injuries after he was taken off of life support. Auto-pedestrian accidents will typically bring serious consequences.

Are smartphones to blame for the increase in fatal car accidents?

Smartphones provide many conveniences and benefits for modern society, but there are also a number of important reasons why these phones could place users at a higher risk for car accidents. Statistics indicate that fatal car accidents are on the rise, perhaps because of the use of smart phones. In fact, there was an 8.1 percent increase in fatal accidents across the country in the first half of 2015 alone. 

Houston pedestrian's injury suit names US government defendant

It used to be that governments, under the cover of a theory called "sovereign immunity," could not be sued if something done in the government's name resulted in injury to an individual. This is where the old saying, "you can't sue city hall" comes from.

Lying about health gets trucker banned from the road

No one would ever say that being a long-distance haul truck driver is an easy line of work. Getting a license requires special training. The hours are odd. The conditions can be hazardous. And the rules and regulations that truck drivers and trucking companies face are many. It's not unusual to hear drivers grate over the sheer volume of rules they have to deal with. Truckers even have to pass special physical exams to stay on the road.

Shared fault might factor in recent Texas motorcycle crash

Filing a personal injury suit is one thing. Whether the matter winds up going to trial is another. A lot can happen in the course of things between those two points. Indeed, the latter mark might never be hit. A settlement could be reached before the case gets that far.

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