Category: Car Accidents

guardrail accident statistics

Although guardrails are an essential safety feature of Texas highways, they can also pose a significant hazard to vehicles that collide with them. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 103,000 accidents involving guardrails in one recent year. A total of 947 of these crashes were fatal, and 29,000 caused injury. That…

Houston police officer talking to a car accident victim

If you’ve been in a car accident in Texas, you may pursue a legal claim against the other driver(s) responsible for the crash. A successful car accident claim will require compelling evidence, including a copy of any police accident reports drafted by officers who responded to the crash scene. A crash report can provide a…

How Losing Focus on the Road Can Prove Fatal Despite being used interchangeably, distracted driving and inattentive driving are two different things. Unfortunately, both can have deadly consequences since they involve losing focus on the road. If you are injured due to a distracted or inattentive driver, you might be entitled to compensation for your…

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Your Rights After an Accident with a Rental Car in Texas Being involved in any kind of car accident can be confusing, frustrating, and devastating. It can be even more complicated when one of the vehicles is a rental car. If you or a loved one are seriously injured you need to know whether you…

guardrail

Defending Victims of Severe Guardrail Accident Injuries Driving down our roads and highways, we often see extreme guardrail damage due to drivers leaving the road and striking a guardrail. Roadway departure crashes account for more than 50% of all motor vehicle crashes (ATSSA.com). Guardrails are designed to lessen the impact of an off-road crash, but…

suspect

2 High School Students Seriously Injured in Reported DWI Crash Bond has been set at $25,000 for a suspected drunk driver that hit two high school students as they crossed the street. The students were reportedly in the crosswalk at the time of the accident. Both teenagers attend Cleveland High School located at 1600 E….

car accident

Your Rights and Responsibilities If You Are Injured in a Rental Car Accident Being involved in a car accident can be frustrating and overwhelming. It can be even more nerve-racking if you are driving a rental car at the time of the collision. If you are injured in a car wreck involving a rental car,…

calling insurance

Protecting Your Right to Recovery After a Car Accident After a car accident, the other driver’s insurance adjuster may contact you. You might also have the opportunity to file a claim with your own insurance company. However, we strongly recommend that you consult with an attorney before speaking with an insurance representative and before making…

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Motor Vehicle Accident Deaths Increased Nearly 7% Over Previous Year Preliminary data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that deaths related to motor vehicle accidents in the first quarter of this year marked the highest since 2002. The devastating statistic shows just how dangerous American roadways are and how many people lose their…

Crashed car

Why I-10 Is Regularly Ranked as One of the Most Dangerous Roads in the Country Any Texan knows that driving on Interstate 10 (I-10) can be a harrowing experience. Tragically, the stretch of interstate between Houston and Beaumont has proven not only to be dangerous but also deadly for far too many motorists. At Fibich,…