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What kinds of cars get into the most motor vehicle accidents?

Experts in different fields are constantly working to make cars safer. Their efforts often work, helping to reduce not just the number of crashes, but the severity of accidents when they actually happen. There is no overstating just how important it is to save even one life, and these safety measures have saved countless.

Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents still happen far too often, and here in Texas, there is no exception. Some models of cars are more likely to be in an accident than others, and some of them have higher rates of severe injuries and fatalities. If you are in the market for a new vehicle, experts have advice regarding which models of vehicles are safer than others and what this all means for your family.

App rewards users for avoiding distracted driving

Most people realize that using their cellphones or similar devices while driving is dangerous. Many states, including Texas, have implemented laws to curb distracted driving, but some drivers still refuse to put down their phones. A new app aims to change that by giving drivers rewards for not using their phones behind the wheel.

The app is called Safe 2 Save. If a person has the app on their phone and doesn't use their phone while driving, the app rewards them with free perks, such as meals and hotel rooms. One study examined the effect it had on teen drivers and found that teens used their phones 21% less after using the app. With high school students specifically, there was a usage reduction of nearly 15%.

Wrecks can be a pain in the neck, but you can seek compensation

You look in the rearview mirror while on the road, only to see that a fellow motorist behind you is driving speedily and inching closer and closer to your car. Then, it happens: the driver hits you from behind, leaving you suffering pain in the neck area.

Rear-end car accidents are notorious for causing motorists to suffer injuries to their soft tissue, namely whiplash. However, if another driver's carelessness led to your whiplash, then you have the right to seek compensation. Here is a rundown on what whiplash is and how to seek compensation for this type of injury.

Take heart and fight back after suffering back, chest injuries

As you make your way to town, you cannot help but to contemplate how you will accomplish everything on the day's agenda. However, all of a sudden, a motor vehicle that is heading toward you breaks your train of thought. Then, it goes one step further by actually damaging your automobile and leaving you with injuries.

Unfortunately, these types of car accidents in Texas can easily happen as a result of the carelessness of a motorist. However, if you receive injury in a motor vehicle accident caused by a negligent driver, it is within your rights to seek compensation. Here is a rundown on a couple of the most common kinds of accident injuries in the Lone Star State -- back and chest injuries.

Car accident results in multiple injuries

This time of year often means family and gathering people together to celebrate the season. Unfortunately, traffic accidents here in Texas never take a holiday. Though a car accident is always an upsetting event, it can seem even more upsetting when it happens during a holiday weekend. This could be what several families are experiencing after a crash on Thanksgiving Day resulted in injuries for several people, one of them critically.

According to police, the crash happened in the early morning on Thanksgiving Day. An SUV was reportedly headed the wrong way on an exit ramp. The vehicle allegedly struck two other SUVs and a sedan before the driver brought it to a stop. The driver of the first SUV was injured but in stable condition. One of the other SUV drivers was also injured but also in stable condition.

Driving distractions are everywhere during the Christmas season

Smartphones are great tools for many different things, including making plans for the Christmas season. However, smartphones can be just as dangerous as they are helpful. It is easy to find yourself in an endless scroll on a social media app, so it is important to keep your phone out of reach while driving. A lot of drivers in Texas struggle to do this and minimize distractions during the holidays.

If you are worried about fitting all of your holiday parties into your schedule, you need to think about what you might happen on the way to those events. Distracted drivers can do much worse than make you late for a gift exchange. All it takes is one distracted driver to cause serious damage and injury.

Car accidents: 4 high school students dead in Texas

Four high school students are tragically dead following a serious crash. Texas authorities have confirmed the deaths of four teenagers in the early evening of Nov. 4 in a two-car crash that also injured three other people. As with most car accidents, police are still looking into the cause of the accident. 

Very little information about the specifics of the accident has been made available to the public at this time. Chief Mike Jones of the Lavon Police Department says the crash occurred near the intersection of Main Street and Highway 78 in Collin County. Two vehicles were involved, one carrying four high schoolers between the ages of 16 and 17, and the other carrying at least four individuals who were not named in the report. 

Keep your head up: Fight back after brain injury-causing crash

As you look at the rearview mirror, you notice that another driver is approaching your motor vehicle. Of course, you do not think much of it, as you naturally expect him to stop. The only problem is, he keeps going. The next thing you know, the other vehicle has struck your car, and your head is throbbing in pain.

Unfortunately, a car crash resulting from another driver's carelessness can easily cause you to suffer serious injuries to your brain. Fortunately, you have the right to seek compensation for these potentially life-altering injuries in Texas. Here is a look at how brain injuries occur and what your legal rights are as a car accident brain injury victim.

Car accidents: 2 dead in Texas

Two people have been killed in a tragic accident involving an 18-wheeler, according to local sources in Bryan. Texas police responded to the crash that claimed two lives and sent a third person to a local hospital. So far, charges have not been filed, but as with many car accidents of this type, the police investigation is ongoing. 

Very little information was available from the report released after the crash, but police have confirmed that it involved a four-door passenger car and an 18-wheeler truck. Around 6:30 p.m. during the evening of Nov. 4, the vehicle driven by an unknown person pulled out at the intersection of Texas 21 and OSR into the path of an oncoming truck. The vehicle was then struck by the truck with tremendous force. 

Why do most car accidents happen on Texas roads?

If you are the victim of a car accident, you understand how this type of event can irrevocably change your life. One moment you are driving down the road, and the next you may be dealing with painful injuries and damage to your personal property. You may feel unsure of what to do next or how you can pick up the pieces from this type of traumatic event.

The aftermath of these types of events can be difficult and confusing. You may not be sure what factors played a role in what happened to you or who may be to blame for your accident. Learning more about the most common causes of car accidents can help you gain an understanding of how to move forward and whether you have grounds for a legal claim.

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