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5 Steps for dealing with a hit-and-run accident

A car crash of any kind can be difficult enough to deal with when all parties involved remain on the scene, and many individuals consider being involved in a hit-and-run accident a nightmare. If you were ever harmed in an accident where the at-fault driver fled the scene, you probably know just how overwhelming and frightening an experience like this can be. Considering the following steps for dealing with a hit-and-run car accident may help you better understand how to handle such an unfortunate turn of events.

Little-boy hero saves brother from fiery big rig crash on I-45

The story has spread from Houston across the nation. It is heartwarming in one sense and tragic in many others. You might have read about the 5-year-old old boy who pulled his young brother from a fiery tractor-trailer wreck on Interstate 45 last week.

The North Freeway crash took place as the big rig the boys were riding in with their father followed a vehicle driven by their mom, TV stations and newspapers have reported.

Why did Houston driver not slow for a disabled vehicle?

Interstate 45 is a heavily traveled highway connecting Houston to Dallas. It was recently the site of a motor vehicle accident in which three children were injured and hospitalized.

The Houston Police Department said that a Toyota Corolla was pulled over in the Gulf Freeway's emergency lane when a Nissan Altima slammed into it from behind. The three children who were inside the disabled vehicle were injured. 

Scary moments in Houston area school bus crash

If you drive about 25 minutes northeast of Houston, you will come to Crosby, Texas. The Harris County town of about 2,200 residents is the site of a recent school bus crash that frightened parents and resulted in injuries to 14 students.

None of the injuries were life-threatening, according to various media reports. The veteran bus driver apparently swerved to avoid a crash with another vehicle, sending her vehicle filled with 52 middle- and high school students rolling over in a ditch. 

3 Unexpected Ways Settlement Offers Are Unfair

On the surface, it might seem like it is easy to determine whether or not a car accident settlement company is fair. Obviously, if the insurance company makes no offer, if they delay or they offer what is clearly a token settlement, they are being unfair. If the settlement offer covers your medical bills and missed paychecks it is fair, right?

Not necessarily.

Texas man dies in three-car accident

There are accidents that occur all over the United States every day. Some are unavoidable because people are driving in a safe, responsible manner, but there are many that occur due to drivers not paying attention or driving recklessly while they are on the road. Although these negligent drivers often endanger the lives of others, they don't always cause an accident. However, when they do, it can leave others on the road, as well as the driver, seriously injured or even dead.

What can happen when a motorcyclist fails to wear a helmet

A motorcycle is one of the most exciting vehicles on the planet to drive. The incredible feeling of danger and freedom that many enjoy so much makes the experience better, but it is also why some motorcyclists aren't too happy about wearing a helmet. However, it is important that they do because of the things that could occur if they fail to do so.

Is jackknifing always a result of the driver's negligence?

While driving any vehicle, you are at risk of being involved in an accident. You may pay attention and follow the laws of the road, but that doesn't mean everyone else is doing the same thing. Even people who you'd expect to be careful drivers, like truck drivers, can find themselves at fault for an accident that injures or kills another driver on the road.

Find witnesses to help with your case

It is assumed that anyone who drinks alcohol will be wise enough to not get behind the wheel of a car and drive. This is a law that everyone knows about, but people still disobey and drive after they have been drinking, completely disregarding the fact that they could get into an accident and injure or kill themselves or someone else. Should an accident occur and they are found guilty of drunk driving, it could change their life in a number of ways.

What should I do right away after an auto accident?

Car accidents happen every day in the United States, and they often leave people injured or dead. Those lucky enough to walk away should be grateful to still have their lives, but that doesn't mean they should let the reckless and negligent driver who caused the accident off easy. People are expected to be responsible drivers, so when they fail to do so, the people that they affect should not be afraid to take action and file a claim against them.


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