16

Jul

U.S. Traffic Fatality Rate Soars

In the early 20th century, the automobile industry witnessed a significant shift towards enhanced safety measures, resulting in a substantial decline in road fatalities. However, the United States is now grappling with a disturbing trend - a surge in traffic-related deaths...

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16

Jul

Dallas Traffic Deaths Soar; The Dangers of Driving in Dallas

New data from an NBC 5 investigation reveals that Dallas has the highest traffic fatality rate among the ten largest cities in the United States over the past five years. The city averaged about 15 traffic deaths for every 100,000 people from 2017 to 2021, which is higher than an...

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16

Jul

Self-Driving Cars in Austin, Texas: Navigating the Legal Maze

Austin, Texas, has recently begun testing and deploying self-driving cars. These autonomous vehicles are transforming the city's transportation landscape. However, they raise important questions about liability and the legal implications of self-driving car accidents.Severa...

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16

Jul

Deadly Wreck at White Rock Lake Trail Sparks Community Outcry for Dallas Pedestrian Safety

A tragic car wreck at Dallas' White Rock Lake trail killed 19-year-old driver last Tuesday (April 14) after he veered over the curb at high speed and crashed into trees. Several pedestrians and cyclists who frequent the nearby Garland Road could easily have been involved in...

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16

Jul

The Disturbing Trend of Traffic Fatalities: How Can You Stay Safe?

Traffic deaths have hit an all-time high since 2005. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report released on April 18, 2023, approximately 43,000 persons died in motor vehicle accidents on U.S. highways in 2021. This marks a 10% increase over the...

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16

Jul

Distraction, Speeding, and Alcohol Drive Up 2021 Traffic Deaths

The United States is in the middle of a grave road safety crisis, with approximately 43,000 fatal traffic accidents expected in 2021. This is the largest amount in the past 16 years and represents a 10.5% rise over the previous year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Agenc...

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16

Jul

Loving Husband and Father Killed While Exchanging Insurance Information in Tragic North Texas Car Wreck

“He tried to ask for insurance, and he told me to call police and 911, and I was so nervous, so I started trying to unlock my phone, and the next thing I know everything blacked out,” Yarelis Martinez recalled of her husband's final moments.Sergio Torres died in...

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16

Jul

UMVI and Hit and Run Wrecks

As a personal injury attorney, I have seen the devastating effects of hit and run accidents all too often. These accidents occur when a driver causes damage to a vehicle or pedestrian and then flees the scene, leaving the victim to deal with the aftermath on their own. The proble...

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16

Jul

New Research Released Following Deadly Vehicle Pileup on Frozen Fort Worth Highway

Many Texans remember the deadly pileup that occurred on I-35W in Fort Worth on February 11, 2021. Despite illuminated highway signs warning of icy conditions, more than 130 cars and tractor trailers skidded across the ice-coated toll lanes, culminating in one of the deadliest cra...

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16

Jul

Traffic Crashes in the U.S. — The Devastating Costs and Efforts to Reduce Them

As a personal injury lawyer, I know all too well how terrible car accidents can be for families and for society as a whole. A study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that traffic accidents in the U.S. cost society a staggering $340 billion in o...

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