No matter how your car accident happened, if you suffered injuries or property damages, you may have the ability to get compensation - either from your car insurance company or from the party at fault for the collision.
You don't have a dash cam on your car, so, when a young driver runs a stop sign and hits you on the way home from work, you don't have any live footage of the crash. You were driving home with your spouse after picking up your child from daycare, and the crash injured both of them. You desperately wish you had pictures to back up your case.
There are a lot of unexpected jobs you need to fulfill after a serious car accident. One of them is usually taking care of your damaged or destroyed vehicle. In cases where the vehicle can't be safely repaired, your insurance company will likely declare the vehicle is "totaled," which means totally destroyed. If the insurance adjuster decides that your vehicle is totaled, the company will typically have you sign a form and release the vehicle to them for disposal. Before you do that, however, you should speak with an experienced Texas personal injury attorney to explore potential causes for your crash.
2016 was a deadly one on the nation's roadways. For the first time since 2007, more than 40,000 (40,200 to be exact) people were killed in motor vehicle accidents across the country. This represents a six percent rise over 2015, and a 14 percent increase from 2014.
Millennials are the riskiest drivers across the United States, according to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The study was released on Feb. 15. Market research firm GfK surveyed more than 2,500 drivers from Aug. 25 through Sept. 6, 2016. It found that 88 percent of drivers between the ages of 19 and 24 admitted to dangerous activities such as texting and driving, speeding and running red lights within the previous 30 days.
Two Texas residents were killed and four teens were injured in a two-car collision on U.S. 84 on Feb. 3. The accident occurred just east of Fairfield at approximately 7 p.m.
Texas residents may have heard about a report released by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. According to the report, traffic fatalities increased by 7.2 percent in 2015 over the prior year. This was the largest percentage increase in 50 years, and data for the first nine months of 2016 shows an 8 percent increase compared to the same time period in 2015.
Federal data suggests that texting while driving is six times more dangerous than getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Many distracted driving accidents in Texas have involved motorists who were looking at smartphone screens instead of the road ahead. A class-action lawsuit filed against Apple accuses the smartphone leader of not doing enough to protect road users from the menace of distracted drivers.
On Jan. 14, a car crash involving a semi truck that occurred in Texas caused the death of a woman and left her 16-year-old son with serious injuries. The crash took place on TC 158 several miles east of Midland.
One person was killed and six people suffered injuries after a two-vehicle accident occurred in Texas on Jan. 14. Authorities stated that the crash occurred on the 45 North Freeway in Houston at around 1:30 a.m.