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Bill Banning Texting While Driving May Prevent Car Accidents

Posted on July 8, 2015

These days texting while driving is a major factor in many car accidents. In 2013, the state of Texas had more than 95,000 crashes and 460 deaths linked to distracted driving. While 44 cities in Texas are enforcing their own ordinances banning texting while driving, a statewide law has yet to be approved. That may […]

Texas Court Ruling Allows Evidence of Seatbelt Non-Use in Car Accidents

Posted on April 24, 2015

A recent decision of the Texas Supreme Court may impact the outcome of car accident litigation, potentially reducing the amount of damages that an injured plaintiff can claim. For more than 4 decades, evidence of the use or non-use of seatbelts was not admissible in car accident cases. Back then, it was thought that seatbelts […]

What’s Causing Car Accidents in Texas?

Posted on November 4, 2014

At least one person is killed in a motor vehicle collision every 2 hours and 36 minutes in the state of Texas, according to a Texas Department of Transportation report. This figure is based on car crash reports in 2013 when a total of 89,270 people suffered serious injury and 3,377 died as a result […]