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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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How are truck accidents different than car accidents?

If you were involved in a truck crash, you may be wondering if your claim will be as simple as a car accident claim. First, it's important to note that no claim is simple. Even car accident claims with hard evidence that another driver behaved negligently can be complicated. That's because insurance companies are unwilling...

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Surgery after a car accident can be expensive

Nobody in East Texas expects to get in a car accident, but it can happen in an instant. One minute you’re driving down the road and the next minute you’re left seriously injured. Before you know what’s happening, you’re taken to the hospital. A doctor examines you and orders some tests. Then you get a...

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Texas tractor-trailer rollover accident on I-35 triggers 2nd crash

Police officers narrowly avoid getting hit, truck accident lawyer weighs in Tractor-trailers wreak havoc on Texas’ highways. During one recent 18-wheeler accident on Interstate 35, Texas police officers who had responded to a tractor-trailer rollover accident narrowly escaped being hit themselves when a second tractor trailer skidded out of control, off the road straight towards...

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Feds offers tips on how to prevent truck accidents

There is a reason why many drivers feel nervous around large commercial trucks. The sheer size and weight of semi-trucks is enough to inflect a massive amount of damage to multiple cars in a single crash. All it takes is a simple misstep, error in judgment, mechanical failure, or drowsiness. The National Transportation Safety Board...

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