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5 key things to take pictures of after a car accident

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.

Don't sign over your totaled vehicle until its inspected properly

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.

Can anything be done to slow the rise of fatal car crashes?

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.

Texas Millennial drivers take more risks

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.

A look at state highway safety performance

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.

Lawsuit seeks to hold Apple accountable for distracted driving

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.

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