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Recent Posts in Car Accident Category

  • Bicycle "Dooring" Accidents

    Bicycling has become an increasingly popular activity, in addition to being a more environmentally friendly mode of transportation. Unfortunately, accidents happen and bicyclists sometimes get hurt. “Dooring,” which occurs when a car door suddenly swings open and strikes a bicyclist, is one such accident and it can cause severe or fatal injuries. If you were injured in a dooring accident, you ...
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  • Uber & Lyft Accidents: Who Is Liable?

    With the tremendous increase in popularity of rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft, getting a quick and inexpensive ride is easier than ever before. Unfortunately, despite their convenience, these services have also introduced several complications in regards to liability in the event of a collision, making it difficult for injured parties to pursue compensation following a crash. Rideshare ...
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  • What are the Auto Liability Insurance Policy Limits in Texas?

    Every state has set minimum amounts for auto insurance policies that each driver needs if they want to operate their vehicle on public roads and highways. In Texas, there is a 30/60/25 minimum; this minimum means coverage of $30,000 for each person injured in one crash, $60,000 for all injuries per incident, regardless of the number of people hurt, and $25,000 for property damage. Driving around ...
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  • An Overview of Car Insurance Rules in Texas

    Dealing with insurance companies after a car accident can be a confusing and frustrating experience. Following the confusion and shock of impact, several questions will undoubtedly enter your mind. Who is financially responsible for the collision? Who will pay for my medical bills? Will my insurance or the other driver’s insurance pay for the damages? What do I do if the other driver doesn’t have ...
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  • Can I Get Compensation for Pain and Suffering After a Motor Vehicle Accident?

    If you have been injured in a car accident in the state of Texas, you may be able to pursue compensation not only for your economic losses such as medical bills and property damage, but also for intangible losses such as pain, suffering, and reduced quality of life. Aside from determining who is at fault for a collision, calculating non-economic damages for pain and suffering can be one of the ...
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  • Has Your Vehicle's Takata Airbag Been Recalled?

    In the event of a serious car accident, your vehicle’s airbags are designed to inflate in a fraction of a second and provide life-saving cushioning against deadly impacts. But what happens when these devices that are meant to save your live are manufactured with a potentially fatal flaw? This is exactly what has happened in the case of Takata Corporation, a Japanese auto parts manufacturer that is ...
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  • Using Your Smartphone After a Car Accident

    Smartphones and motor vehicle accidents – two terms that are usually associated with each other in a cause-and-effect manner. But did you know that using a smartphone in the context of a car accident can actually be a good thing? While it is important that your never use a smartphone while behind the wheel, these devices can be invaluable tools in the event of a collision to help you document ...
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  • Statute of limitations in a Car Accident Case

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 2.34 million people were injured in car accidents in 2014 alone. Many injuries due to car accidents, however, can go unreported. This may be because victims were unaware of the severity of their injuries or may not have believed that they could afford a lawyer. If you were injured in a past accident, there still ...
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  • Physical Injuries Commonly Suffered in a Car Accident

    After being in a motor vehicle accident , you certainly do not have to be convinced about the severity of your injuries. But the reality is that insurance adjusters and the liable party are going to approach your claim with an ample helping of skepticism. One way to strengthen your case and fight for full compensation is to show that your injury is common in car accidents. Many car accident injury ...
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  • Steps to Take After a Car Accident

    You may consider yourself one of the safest drivers on the road, and your spotless accident record might speak to your skills and responsible behaviors, but the danger of being in a motor vehicle accident is never completely eliminated. Negligent drivers, drunk drivers , and distracted drivers are unpredictable by nature. No amount of carefulness can prevent a traffic collision that another driver ...
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  • Texas Distracted Driving Laws and Regulations

    The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that at least 25% of all driving fatalities are caused by a distracted driver. Other studies suggest that this number could be as high as 40%. Furthermore, the number of fatalities and serious injuries are increasing every year with a noticeable spike occurring in 2007. What is bringing about these negative changes? How are so many ...
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  • How Everyday Negligence Causes Car Accidents Everyday

    Each year, there are thousands of car accidents all across the country, many of which prove to be fatal. Safety groups and research organizations have been looking for the answer to prevent car accidents for as long as they have been occurring but the exact causes have remained largely unknown. The United States Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ...
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  • Texas Still A Leader In Teen Driver Car Accident Fatalities

    Motor vehicle accidents are still a primary cause of death for teens behind the wheel. Texas is still among the highest in teen driving fatalities, with only three states in the nation reporting more. While this is down slightly from last year (second highest), Corpus Christi and other Texas cities have continued to report some of the highest numbers of teen auto collision deaths in the nation. In ...
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  • Will Corpus Christi Distracted Driver Law Reduce Car Accidents?

    Recently in Corpus Christi, a new city law passed that imposes a $500 fine if the police spot a driver using a cell phone. For years, car accident attorneys in Corpus Christi and across the country have been seeing more cases involving driver distraction. In our previous blog posts, we have discussed how prevalent the problem has become. In this day and age, everyone is tied to their smartphones. ...
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  • Motor Vehicle Crashes Remain The Leading Cause Of Death In Children

    “Every hour, nearly 150 children between the ages of 0 and 19 are treated in emergency departments for injuries sustained in motor vehicle crashes. More children ages 5-19 die from crash-related injuries than from any other type of injury.” – National Center for Injury Prevention and Control As personal injury attorneys, we see many car accident cases. Without a doubt, some of the most tragic are ...
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  • Truck Accident Lawyer In Corpus Christi Delivers Results Through Experience

    Each year in the U.S., over 75,000 people suffer serious and catastrophic injuries in large truck accidents. Proving negligence on the part of the truck driver or trucking company in an 18-wheeler accident case, however, is often problematic and requires immediate action in order to preserve crucial evidence in the case. That is why it is so important to consult with an attorney who is experienced ...
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  • What If I'm In A Car Accident With An Uninsured Motorist?

    One of the biggest problems you can run into if you’re in a car accident is if the at-fault driver doesn’t have insurance. What can you do? When there is no insurance, it looks like your only option to recover is to sue the at-fault driver personally. But if that driver doesn’t have money or assets to pay for your damages, then in most cases, you would recover little or nothing even if you won in ...
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  • Reasons To Visit A Doctor Within 72 Hours Of A Car Accident

    One of the biggest mistakes you can make after suffering a car accident is to fail to see a doctor soon enough. Every Corpus Christi car accident lawyer will advise their clients to quickly get in to see a doctor following a car accident. There are good reasons to heed their advice. Increase Your Financial Compensation When you have experienced physical harm because of another driver’s negligence ...
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