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Texas Leads US in Speeding-Related Fatal Crashes

An Athens, TX car accident lawyer examines the problem No state has experienced more speeding-related fatal car accidents over the last 10 years than Texas, a new study says. Over the years surveyed (2010 to 2019), 11,444 people died in Texas crashes where speed was a factor. While Texas may have the most fatal speeding...

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When Car Accidents Result In Facial Injuries

People drive every day on the highways and streets of East Texas. Nobody expects to get into a crash, but a car accident can happen at any time that leaves people seriously hurt. Lives can be changed in an instant. When victims suffer facial injuries, their lives can be impacted in many different ways. Facial...

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Texas Continues Grim Streak of Daily Traffic Fatalities

As of December 2019, it had been nearly two decades since Texas had gone a single day without a traffic fatality in a car accident or other type of crash. There have been updated statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) since then, but sadly, this streak of daily traffic deaths has continued. There...

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Negligence & left turns cause fatal motorcycle crashes

A driver making a left turn doesn’t sound like a particularly dangerous situation. But when there’s a negligent or inattentive motorist behind the wheel, anything can happen. These drivers fail to notice oncoming motorcycles when making a turn or try to cut them off. The result is often a motorcycle accident that leaves motorcyclists with...

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The dangers of speeding teenage drivers on Texas roads

So much attention has rightly been given to the dangers of drunk driving, distracted driving, and other risk factors behind the wheel that speeding sometimes seems to fly under the radar. Most people recognize that it's at least a little bit dangerous, but it also feels benign. It shouldn't, though: according to the Governors Highway...

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Study: Spit test may help diagnose a concussion

Every year millions of people suffer concussions, whether they're sustained playing sports or in car accidents. Often, victims don't receive immediate and appropriate medical treatment because concussions can be difficult to diagnose. According to a recent study published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine, that might soon change - as there appears to be...

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Brain injuries and concussions caused by car accidents

One of the scariest things about a car wreck is the possibility of a permanent injury, and few injuries are as potentially life-altering as brain injuries. Car accidents are among the leading causes of concussions in Texas and nationwide, so you have to be prepared for the possibility if you're involved in a wreck. Here's...

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How to obtain and read your Texas peace officer's crash report

Police officers are often dispatched to the scene of a crash when there is significant damage or someone has been injured. The police investigate crash scenes and determine how a crash occurred. All information and evidence collected at the scene of a crash will be documented by the investigating agency and included in a peace...

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Truck blind spots are often a danger zone for motorists

On average, a car weighs about 3,000 lbs., which is significantly smaller than a large commercial truck, which can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. In addition, large commercial trucks are generally about 72 feet long, 8.5 feet wide, and 13.5 feet tall with a standard semi-trailer. The size alone makes it difficult for truck drivers to...

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Why is tire safety important for preventing truck accidents?

Tires are one of the most critical components of large commercial trucks. When a tire blows, a massive big rig weighing as much as 80,000 lbs. can easily lose control and cause a serious catastrophe. One of the most common causes of truck tire blowouts is poor maintenance. Federal regulations set forth by the Federal...

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