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Many of your expenses could be covered by a successful claim

For drivers in Texas, the thought of being involved in an accident is an upsetting one. Aside from the risk of serious injury or worse, you could also be faced with hefty bills in the wake of the incident. Medical expenses, repair bills, time off work, it all adds up. On top of that, the trauma of the accident might affect your productivity and your ability to support your family. Fortunately, you may be able to claim compensation for these things and ease the financial burden of your experience.

Fatal motor vehicle accidents: how common are they?

Cars have become an inextricable part of our daily lives, especially here in America. We use them for nearly everything, from carting the children to and from school to picking up the groceries and doing our daily commute. They are such an essential part of our routine, in fact that we tend to forget what a dangerous endeavor we are undertaking when we get behind the wheel. However, the fact remains: unless you’re a professional skydiver, driving a car is probably the most dangerous thing you do every day. 

Motorcyclist dead after car fails to yield

Riding a motorcycle is an awesome experience. You’re out in the open air, enjoying the scenery from a perspective that a car just can’t offer. But the things that make motorcycles so enjoyable are the same things that make them so dangerous. You’re completely exposed to the elements, and, even with protective gear like helmets, a meeting with the unforgiving pavement often spells disaster for the rider. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to the inattentiveness or unawareness of passenger cars, whose drivers often show an unwillingness to share the road.

Texas intersection modified after series of car accidents

Usually, when we talk about accidents, it’s about drunk driving or negligence on the part of one of the drivers. But there are other factors that cause car accidents that are less obvious, but just as dangerous. City planners, in an effort to stay within a budget or save money, often cut corners or simply overlook dangerous conditions at intersections around Texas.

Authorities looking into truck safety after comedian's crash

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ve probably seen the headlines that comedian and actor Tracy Morgan was involved in a severe accident. According to reports, the driver of a semi truck didn’t see that traffic ahead of him had slowed. When he noticed, it was too late. He swerved, but still ended up rear ending Morgan’s limo, which ultimately landed on its side.

Texas pleads with motorists to watch out for motorcycles

In this beautiful summer weather, motorcyclists are out en masse enjoying the roads, but it only takes one second to turn an enjoyable excursion into a catastrophic tragedy. So, this year, the Texas Department of Transportation is putting a special emphasis on bringing motorcycle accidents down to a minimum. Through a new campaign, they are urging motorists to take a few extra steps to make the highways a safer place for everyone.

Texas man arrested after fatal road rage incident

When someone causes a crash that takes a person’s life, there are two ways to seek justice; the criminal courts and the civil courts. Criminal courts determine the guilt or innocence of the defendant and sentence him or her to fines, probation or jail time. What it doesn’t do is offer any compensation to the loved ones of the victim.

Texas multiple-car accident leaves one woman dead

Five vehicles were recently involved in what is being called a wrong-way traffic crash in Texas. One woman died from injuries suffered in the accident. Five other people are reported to have been hurt due to this car accident. One of the individuals injured in the collision includes the driver of the van alleged to have caused the accident.

Texas truck accident and fire stalls traffic

Traffic near the Richardson-Plano border was stalled recently when a big rig was involved in an accident on U.S. Highway 75 in Texas. The truck accident involved only the one truck, but resulted in the truck catching on fire. When crews arrived they could not immediately find the driver, but then later discovered he had self-extricated. The oil being carried by the truck was cleaned up by crews and the process included having to dismantle the truck.

Head-on crash in Texoma takes woman's life, injures 3 others

A recent head-on collision near the Texas-Oklahoma line is a sad reminder of how quickly an auto accident can change lives forever. According to police, a Jeep crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and collided head-on with an SUV. The crash sent three of the Jeep occupants to a hospital, and the woman driving the SUV died at the scene.

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