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Car Accidents Archives

Would electronic notices increase awareness of auto recalls?

Many things can increase auto accident risks. One are motor vehicles having defective parts. So, it is critical for automakers to respond properly when they detect a dangerous defect in their vehicles. When individuals are hurt because an automaker didn’t do this, skilled personal injury attorneys can assist the victims with their efforts to hold the automaker accountable.

Distracted driving: A source of frustration and harm

Distracted driving can be a remarkably alarming thing to witness when out on the roads. Individuals vary quite a bit in how they react to seeing such conduct. As a news article recently reported, one pair of carpoolers here in the Houston area has gone the route of using signs.

Keeping carpools safe for students

Last week, we discussed safety issues regarding school buses. Of course, school buses are not the only transportation choice parents here in Houston have for getting their kids to and from school. One of the alternatives to sending one’s kids out on the school bus is forming a carpool with other parents. Such carpools can not only be used for school itself, but things like transportation to and from extra-curricular activities at school.

Is Drowsy Driving As Dangerous As Drunk Driving?

There are many threats to look out for on Texas highways. Though everyone is aware that drunk driving is hazardous, few know that driving while sleep-deprived is equally dangerous. For those who have been injured by a drowsy driver, the aftermath often involves financial hardship from missed work and hospital visits. As drivers, we can make sure tragedies from drowsy driving become less common by making sure we are well-rested before we get on the road.

Parking issues and downtown Houston

There are estimated to be over 70,000 parking spaces in downtown Houston, not including private garages. While this may seem like a big number, the demand for parking is often high in the downtown area. So, finding parking downtown can be tricky, particularly for those not very familiar with the area.

Texas Bucks Potentially Scary Driving Trend

Recent reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed a shocking increase in driving fatalities in 2015. One of the articles detailing this NHTSA report from www.overdriveonline.com, cited increased fatality rates essentially everywhere with the exception of states like Texas (in region 6), which actually saw a decrease.

Are Texas DUI Laws Strict Enough?

Accidents and driving under the influence (DUI) go hand in hand. In 2015, the Texas Department of Transportation reported over 24,000 DUI related crashes statewide, with nearly 1500 in Houston alone. By the numbers, these crashes had a fatality rate over five times higher than those not involving alcohol. While Texas already has a number of laws dealing with this issue, are they strict enough? How do they compare to other states?

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6750 West Loop South
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Bellaire, TX 77401

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Phone: 832-460-3366
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