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PTSD Following a Vehicle Accident

PTSD Following a Vehicle Accident

What is PTSD? It’s no secret that highly stressful and traumatic events are damaging to us as individuals. We often hear about those who have been involved in war, who have survived deadly situations, and who have dealt with an extremely trying time, experiencing issues that make their lives very difficult to live. Many times, these people will need to seek help so that their lives can try to return to normal. Most of us know that these issues are [...]

When Someone Swerves into Your Lane

When Someone Swerves into Your Lane

When You Drive on a Busy Road Driving on a busy road versus a less traveled road is a completely different experience. On roads that are not as full, you can feel less anxious, drive in an unhurried fashion and enjoy your drive a little more, as there are fewer people to worry about. The opposite can be said for busy roads. Busy roads can be difficult to navigate, can cause a driver to be anxious due to others driving [...]

How to Deal with an Accident on the Highway

How to Deal with an Accident on the Highway

Accidents on the Highway Accidents are all unique in how they occur and how they are dealt with. If it’s your first accident, you will, more than likely, need more time to calm down and collect yourself than if you’ve been in an accident before. If you were in an accident on a quiet residential street, your time following the accident was probably calmer than if your accident happened in the middle of an intersection. All accidents have their own [...]

Why You Want an Airbag in an Accident

Why You Want an Airbag in an Accident

When Airbags Came About From the time that vehicles were invented, the question of safety has always existed. How can people be safe when they drive vehicles? How can people be safe when they crash their vehicle? How can people be safe is someone else crashes into them? Safety, unfortunately, was not always on the minds of car developers, so certain safety features were not developed or used until many years after the car’s inception, but, as with many things, [...]

Texting and Driving: How to Stop Doing It

Texting and Driving: How to Stop Doing It

The Numbers Involving Texting and Driving There are many distractions today that cause accidents to occur. Paying attention to things like your radio or passengers, looking at billboards and other distracting signs, and driving while drunk are all ways that cause accidents here in the United States today. One of the most common ways to be involved in an accident today is also one of the most avoidable ways: texting and driving. Texting and driving has become a more dangerous and [...]

What Are the Rules for Using Headlights?

What Are the Rules for Using Headlights?

A History of Headlights There are many important parts of our vehicle that enable us to drive safely on the road. Our vehicles have cruise control to help us keep a consistent and safe speed on long trips. They have sensors that help us know if the lanes next to us are occupied or not. Our vehicles also have headlights, which are a small but important aspect of our vehicles to help us stay safe both during the day and [...]

What the Colors on Our Road Mean

What the Colors on Our Road Mean

What Are the Two Different Colors on the Road? Our roadways are a variety of colors, lines, and patterns. These elements all serve an important role, and that’s to help us as drivers know how the roadway we are driving on operates. When we drive on the road but don’t know how that road operates, it can lead to accidents occurring, which will cause serious issues for those involved. As a driver, it’s important to know what all of these [...]

Staying Safe While Driving in a Storm

Staying Safe While Driving in a Storm

How a Storm is Dangerous to Drivers As we are well settled in the spring months, we are seeing the rise of rain, thunder, and lightning, especially for the middle of the United States. These storms are incredibly interesting to watch from the inside of your home, but they can be terrifying to drive in, should you get caught in one. These storms make drivers nervous for several reasons, especially those who are not used to being in these storms [...]

Keeping Children Safe in an Accident

Keeping Children Safe in an Accident

Children and Our Vehicles The vehicles on our roads today are an amazing invention of transportation and convenience. Our vehicles allow us to travel great distances, to carry items that would be impossible to carry otherwise, and to take many people at once to the destination they need to go. Our vehicles are built to help us in our everyday lives, and they give us freedoms that we would not have otherwise. While our vehicles are built for adults and [...]

How to Navigate a Roundabout

How to Navigate a Roundabout

Why Roundabouts Are Put in Cities As we go through driver’s education, we learn about many things. We learn about the signs we see on the roadside, we learn about the rules that apply to lines and colors on the roadways, and we learn about the rules that must be followed for intersections in order to be safe. Intersections come in a few different forms, meaning that each will have its own unique rules of operation to ensure that everyone [...]

How Marijuana Affects Drivers

How Marijuana Affects Drivers

Marijuana in America Every voting year, more and more civilians and lawmakers are urging for laws allowing the use of marijuana to be adopted into law. These calls to action come for a variety of reasons, with many advocates looking to better the lives of those who use this drug either medically or recreationally. As of today, only 17 states have not passed laws allowing any form of marijuana use, which is good for advocates of the drug but also [...]

Does Age Contribute to Accidents?

Does Age Contribute to Accidents?

When Age Becomes an Issue with Driving The age of drivers is something that always is debated, specifically, how young and how old a driver may be before their age begins to cause problems. For young drivers, it seems to be constantly insinuated that they should be older before they should be allowed to driver. For older drivers, it’s been debated that they should stop driving once they hit a certain age. Both of these groups of drivers find these [...]

Are Stop Lights More Respected Than Stop Signs?

Are Stop Lights More Respected Than Stop Signs?

When Traffic Lights Take the Place of Stop Signs There are many signs that work to keep us safe while we use the roadways in our cities. These signs can tell us many things: if we need to yield the right of way, whether we need to prepare to stop, whether we need to merge lanes, and if we need to stop for oncoming traffic. These signs help to regulate all traffic, and they allow for us to have order [...]

What to Expect After a Pedestrian Accident

What to Expect After a Pedestrian Accident

How Pedestrian Accidents Occur No matter where you are in the United States, a vehicle accident will occur somewhere near you at least once a day. These accidents range from rear-end accidents, head-on collisions, T-bone accidents, and, one of the worst accidents of all, pedestrian accidents. Pedestrian accidents occur for a number of reasons, some of which being the driver’s fault and others being the pedestrian’s fault. When a driver does not look well enough before proceeding and hitting a pedestrian, [...]

The Logistics of Figuring Out Who’s at Fault in an Accident

The Logistics of Figuring Out Who’s at Fault in an Accident

What it Means to be “At Fault” There are a lot of aspects that go into figuring out what happens after a vehicle accident. Injuries must be assessed, damages have to be recorded, investigations must be done, and finally, money must be paid, either through insurance or through personal accounts. After an accident, it’s important to figure out how your bills will be paid for, but it’s also important to know who will be paying for them. Determining who will pay [...]

Motorcycle Tricks that Can Cause an Accident

Motorcycle Tricks that Can Cause an Accident

Practicing Safe Driving on the Road When we are out on the road, there is a certain expectation that both ourselves and others will act in a safe and responsible manner. This expectation allows us to believe that we will be safe while we drive and get from one place to another, so when we encounter someone driving in an unsafe fashion, it can anger us quite a bit. When other drivers operate their vehicles while texting, while drunk, or [...]

Being Injured in a Police Chase

Being Injured in a Police Chase

When Police Chases Happen It’s a fair statement to say that police chases have become more common over the past decade than before. With faster cars and bolder criminals, running from police is a gamble more and more people are willing to take with the hopes of leaving their possible criminal charges behind them. When police chases occur, it’s important that the person they are chasing be caught, but ensuring the safety of everyone else on the road is [...]

Driving While Tired: How Dangerous is it?

Driving While Tired: How Dangerous is it?

How Many People Drive While Tired? Many people will report that they have driven at times where maybe their concentration wasn’t the best. For some, driving after receiving bad news is a time of lower concentration and a lack of awareness around them. For others, having a hectic schedule can make driving more difficult to concentrate on, as it lowers their ability to really keep their mind at the task at hand when all it wants to do is wander. [...]

Drunk Driving Accidents and Their Dangers

Drunk Driving Accidents and Their Dangers

Drunk Driving Fatalities in America Despite the many ads convincing drivers not to, despite the laws in place to keep drivers from doing it, despite the many organizations that argue for harsher punishments for those who partake in this activity, many drivers will still drink and drive. Drivers who drive drunk are in the hundreds per day in the United States, with 28 innocent people per day dying due to these drivers and the accidents they cause. Despite these numbers, [...]

Dangers of Third Impact Car Accident Injuries

Dangers of Third Impact Car Accident Injuries

What is “Third Impact” in a Car Accident? Car accidents are fast, jarring, and involve several different types of collisions. In a car accident, there are three kinds of impacts we experience, all of which are different. The first impact comes from when the vehicles involved in the accident collide, stopping or slowing their individual momentums due to the impact. The second impact happens when your body hits your seatbelt, in which your forward momentum stops and saves you from [...]

The History and Importance of Road Signs

The History and Importance of Road Signs

Road signs help to guide us as we navigate our trips on the road. These signs can be seen on every roadway across the world, and they all serve their own individual purposes to help us as we navigate the environment. Although road signs have a long and detailed history dating all the way back to the times of the Roman Empire, the first road sign to be used to direct vehicle traffic in America was not erected until [...]

Driving When Conditions Are Dangerous

Driving When Conditions Are Dangerous

Dangerous Weather to Drive In Weather in Texas can vary substantially throughout the year. Snow, tornadoes, hail, rain, and freezes can all happen in Texas in a single year, which can all be difficult to drive in and maneuver around. Many drivers already struggle with driving in fair conditions, so when they are faced with conditions that are less than ideal, they have difficulty keeping both themselves and others safe on the road. When drivers who are not confident [...]

Stress That Occurs After a Vehicle Accident

Stress That Occurs After a Vehicle Accident

Car Accidents and Their Victims Car collisions occur every day to millions of Americans. These accidents are, for the most part, simple fender benders that are easily rectified and brushed aside. Accidents that aren’t simple incidents, though, usually involve significant forces and cause serious injuries to those within the accident. These types of incidents usually are quite difficult to recover from both physically and financially, but for many, these accidents cause them to mentally have barriers as well which can [...]

Reasons Why Driving While Drunk is Impossible to do Safely

Reasons Why Driving While Drunk is Impossible to do Safely

Fatalities Concerning Drunk Driving in America Every holiday season, we can expect to see an ad aimed directly at a problem that is experienced constantly in the United States: drunk driving. Drunk driving is an issue that happens every day; however, instances of drunk driving crop up more during certain holidays and seasons compared to the rest of the year. This issue is something that has seen a drop in numbers over the past twenty years, but it’s still [...]

How the Type of Car That Hits You Changes the Injuries You Sustain

How the Type of Car That Hits You Changes the Injuries You Sustain

Different Vehicles on the Road In any town or on any highway, it’s easy to see the array of vehicles owned by our fellow citizens. From smart cars to dual rear wheel trucks, also known as “a dually,” the current sizes, shapes, and weights of vehicles on the road vary greatly. These variations exist to serve each individual driver and their needs, which of course differ between drivers. These variations between vehicles are both good and bad, with the good [...]

Helping Those Who are Injured Following a Car Accident

Helping Those Who are Injured Following a Car Accident

Why the Moments Right After a Car Accident are Important Right after a car accident, there are many things that are confusing and hard to grasp. What just happened? Is the car okay? Where are you in relation to the road and traffic? Is there still a danger of being hit again? Are there injuries? All of these questions can swirl around the head of an accident victim, which can cause them to panic and possibly make any injuries they [...]

What a Tire Blow Out Can Do to You or Those Around You

What a Tire Blowout Can Do to You or Those Around You

What Causes a Tire to Blow Out? Accidents caused by a tire blowing out can often be extremely dangerous and scary. A tire blowing out is an instance for which we, as drivers, cannot truly prepare, which is one of the reasons that they are so scary and dangerous to those on the road. A tire will suffer a blowout for several reasons: excessive wear and tear on a tire will cause it to rub spots thin, which can suffer [...]

What to Do When Hydroplaning

What to Do When Hydroplaning

What Does it Mean to Hydroplane? One of the first things taught in driver’s education is how to react to changing road conditions. With spring right around the corner, roads conditions can change rapidly and drastically, making driving more difficult as you get to where you’re traveling. Many drivers decide to ignore the changing conditions around them, believing that their driving is more advanced than what it may actually be. While many drivers do possess strong and skilled driving capabilities, [...]

How We Can Avoid Pedestrian Accidents

How We Can Avoid Pedestrian Accidents

Statistics for Pedestrian Accidents Pedestrian accidents are a constant issue that occurs each and every day in America. In positive news, between 2016 and 2017, we saw a decrease in pedestrian accidents by over 4%, which is a number to be happy and proud of. The hope, of course, is that these numbers will continue to decrease, but time will tell if this decrease will become a continuing trend or become stagnant. Pedestrian accidents happen for a number of reasons, [...]

The Process Immediately After Being Injured in a Car Accident

The Process Immediately After Being Injured in a Car Accident

Who Can be Injured in Car Accidents? Injuries from car accidents are, for the most part, unavoidable. A bruise, a case of whiplash, or a headache from hitting the inside of the car are some of the most common injuries, with wounds like cuts, broken bones, and internal bleeding coming from the most serious collisions. In any case, injuries from car accidents need to be taken seriously, and although not every injury require a ride in an ambulance, the injuries [...]

What Being “At Fault” for an Accident Means

What Being “At Fault” for an Accident Means

What it Means to be “At Fault” When an accident occurs, the blame of who is at fault is immediately the question to those involved. No one wants to be the one who is at fault in an accident since there are multiple consequences that follow the person who is responsible for the accident that occurred. Being at fault is truly one of the worst parts of a car accident, and if someone is injured due to the accident, [...]

Injuries Sustained in Head-On Collisions

Injuries Sustained in Head-On Collisions

Head-On Collision Statistics Car accidents happen every day in America, with certain accidents being more common than others. Rear-end accidents, accidents where one car sideswipes another, and low-speed impact accidents are some of the more common accidents that occur in America, with a good portion of these accidents causing little to no injury and many of these accidents causing little damage. A lesser common accident is a head-on collision, which accounts for only 2% of all car accidents, but causes [...]

Common Motorcycle Accidents in Texas

Common Motorcycle Accidents in Texas

Motorcycle Accident Statistics Motorcycles have become a more popular vehicle among younger drivers for a multitude of reasons. Good on gas, cheap to buy second hand, and easy to store and park, these vehicles are an easy choice for college students and those who are just getting on their feet professionally. These are fun vehicles to ride and they allow riders to get places quickly and efficiently, but what they ooze in fun, they lack in an important way: protection. [...]

The Dangers of Driving While Using a Phone in Texas

The Dangers of Driving While Using a Phone in Texas

Distractions of Drivers Today Driving when vehicles first became a common form of transportation was quite different from what driving is like today. When driving back in the early 1900s, drivers could not go as fast as they can today, they could not go as far as we often do today, and they certainly weren’t as distracted by items in their vehicle or out by the roadways like we are today. In many ways, driving in the past was a [...]

Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Divorce

Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Divorce

Divorce Statistics In America alone, between 40% and 50% of all marriages will end in divorce. It is a sad statistic, but it’s one that is true. Marriage is a union that takes patience and work every day, and for many people, they find that as time goes on, they grow apart. Divorcing is not a bad thing, nor is it the end of the world. Divorces happen because it’s what’s best for both parties involved, and it allows for [...]

Keeping Your Cool After a Texas Car Accident

Keeping Your Cool After a Texas Car Accident

Car Accidents in America It’s an unfortunate truth, but thousands of Americans are involved in car accidents every day. These accidents range from minor to serious, with the majority being simple fender benders and other sorts of simple issues. Still, an accident is frustrating and upsetting, and for many drivers, dealing with the aftermath of an accident is frustrating, anger-inducing, and just plain inconvenient. After an accident, many drivers find themselves being extremely mad. They’re mad at the accident, mad [...]

The Danger of Black Ice on Texas Roadways

The Danger of Black Ice on Texas Roadways

What is Black Ice?  As we start into the new year approaches, weather can be expected to continue to be cold and wet. During this winter season, snow and ice are still going to be on the weather report for many cities and states across the country. Cold weather conditions can make driving difficult, but issues like black ice can make driving dangerous. Black ice is a thin layer of ice that forms on the road and that looks like [...]

How Dash Cams Can Help You After a Car Crash

How Dash Cams Can Help You After a Car Crash

What are Dashboard Cameras? Today’s world is filled with recorded content. Dash cameras, or dash cams, are unique in that they provide video from a driver’s perspective, giving viewers the chance to see what drivers see as they go through the world.   Dash cams are slowly becoming more and more popular with drivers today as a way to help them record what occurs to them as they drive. For these drivers, video helps to reduce driving anxiety by providing [...]

Some Common Causes of Whiplash

Some Common Causes of Whiplash

What is Whiplash? The injuries we experience after an accident can be downright awful. Bruises, cuts, and broken bones are some of the most common injuries suffered by victims after several different kinds of accidents, but one of the most annoying injuries many people experience is whiplash. Whiplash is an injury that occurs after an accident moves the head violently around, which causes strain and possible tears in the muscle and tendons in the neck. For many, this injury ends [...]

Long-Term Care for Spinal Cord Injuries

Long-Term Care for Spinal Cord Injuries

Everyone dreads the idea of experiencing a spinal cord injury, but not everyone realizes how advanced medical care has become in the last few years. Science has discovered that the brain is malleable past the sensitive periods of childhood development and that some parts of the brain may heal, no matter what age you are. Nerve cells are the only cells in the body that do not grow back, but spinal cord injuries do not involve dead neurons as [...]

Preventing Damage After a Spinal Cord Injury

Preventing Damage After a Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries are an extremely serious type of injury. Some spinal cord injuries may result in motor or sensory impairments which affect movement and sense of touch and may cause a victim to stop breathing. Knowing the signs of a spinal cord injury and the steps you should take after sustaining one can mean the difference between life or death. How to Tell if Your Spinal Cord is Damaged Symptoms of spinal cord injury may include severe back or neck [...]

What to Do if You Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury

What to Do if You Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury

The leading cause of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is falling and the leading cause of TBI for all ages is car accidents. TBI is a serious injury that has accounted for thousands of deaths and disabilities in the United States. Medical treatment is necessary for this type of injury and often physical therapy is needed afterward to compensate for possible brain damage that can affect walking abilities. If your TBI was caused by a negligent driver, co-worker, or business, [...]

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Losing someone to murder or an unexpected accident caused by negligence can cause great distress amongst loved ones, which is why there are laws set in place to alleviate this suffering. Any survivors, like family members and close friends, are protected by wrongful death laws that provide them with the opportunity to receive proper compensation for their loss. When a wrongful death case is filed, the accused can be taken to court and the victim’s family is given an [...]

Cars with the Worst Safety Features

Cars with the Worst Safety Features

What Are Safety Features in Cars? A crucial part of a vehicle’s design is the safety features that are built into it. Today, it’s impossible to find a vehicle that doesn’t come with safety features designed into the structure and software. There are many aspects to a vehicle that people consider before they buy it: price, size, features, and for those who care, safety. Many people assume that all vehicles have the same or similar safety features and that all [...]

Importance of Safety Equipment for Motorcycles

Dangers of Riding Motorcycles Motorcycles are an exciting and fun way to get from one place to another. Feeling the wind against you as you ride, the freedom of being able to travel to places that cars aren’t able to go, and riding with a group of people can be fun and exhilarating experiences that some riders refuse to give up. Motorcycles have their advantages when it comes to their size and, at times, their speed. However, motorcycles have a [...]

How Car Accidents Differ from Trucks Accidents

How Car Accidents Differ from Trucks Accidents

Role of Trucks on our Roadways Semi-trucks are a common site on any highway. They are often seen in the right lane, keeping out of the way of other drivers who are trying to get from one place to another. These 18 wheelers do the important heavy lifting America needs to transport goods like food, furniture, livestock, and other items across the country. Without these large trucks, our country wouldn’t run the same way, and our roads would look very [...]

4 of the Most Common Problems in a Texas Divorce

4 of the Most Common Problems in a Texas Divorce

Just as every couple is unique, no two separations or divorces are exactly the same.  Some divorces may happen after a year of marriage. Others may take place after decades. Despite the differences, many couples make similar, common mistakes when deciding to separate from their partner. No matter what stage of the divorce process you’re in, a Houston divorce law attorney can help you avoid some of the most common divorce mistakes. Common Divorce Errors Settlements That Don’t Incorporate [...]

Challenges of Relocation and Child Custody in Texas

Challenges of Relocation and Child Custody in Texas

When Texas parents get divorced, it is not uncommon for one or both spouses to move to another city, state, or country to begin life with a fresh start. However, problems may arise when one parent hopes to bring along the child who is constrained by an existing child custody order. Under Texas Family Code, a divorced parent’s ability to move with a child depends on the parameters of the existing custody arrangement that was implemented after the divorce. Before [...]

Motorcycle Crashes in Texas: The Dangers of Riding Bikes in the Lone Star State

Motorcycle Crashes in Texas: The Dangers of Riding Bikes in the Lone Star State

Motorcycle Riding in the United States Motorcycles are an exciting and fun way to travel and see the world. There are certain freedoms to riding a motorcycle versus riding in a car, and many bikers enjoy being able to get out and explore the country in a way that no car can do. Unlike a car, though, there are certain risks that motorcycle riders take when they’re out on the road that those in cars do not take. Motorcycles aren’t [...]

UNTRAINED TRUCK DRIVERS POSE A THREAT IN TEXAS

Across the country, there is a shortage of qualified truck drivers who can manage tractor-trailers and haul goods over long distances. This means that trucking companies are eager to get new hires out on the road as soon as possible. Sometimes, these drivers do not have the necessary skills and training to maneuver these large commercial vehicles. In Texas, tractor-trailers may be up to 59 feet in length, requiring expertise to operate them successfully. (more…)

FIRST STEPS TO TAKE AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

It can be difficult to figure out what to do after a car accident. Hopefully, you haven’t been in a car accident, but with three million people being injured in car accidents in the U.S. each year, it’s important to be prepared. With that in mind, this article is going to take a look at what should happen after an accident. (more…)

HOW CAN AN ATTORNEY HELP WITH YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE?

If you’ve been in an accident, you may find yourself asking “do I need a personal injury lawyer?” Lawyers can offer a wide variety of benefits, no matter the situation. However, when dealing with a personal injury claim, lawyers are crucial. If you have a personal injury case and are feeling overwhelmed, consider some of these benefits that hiring an attorney can offer you. (more…)

HOW CAN AN ATTORNEY HELP WIN YOUR TRUCK ACCIDENT CASE?

People who are in truck accidents often find themselves struggling to pay medical expenses and cover lost wages. In that case, the best option would be to seek the assistance of truck accident lawyers. While some people think they could handle a personal injury case without legal help, this article is going to discuss a few reasons why lawyers are critical to having a successful outcome to a truck accident case. (more…)

ANSWERS TO COMMONLY ASKED MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT QUESTIONS

In the event of a motorcycle accident, it can be confusing and overwhelming to figure out what the next step should be. Hopefully, you’ll never have to experience being injured in a motorcycle accident. However, you should always be prepared for the worst. With that in mind, let’s discuss a few commonly asked questions about motorcycle accidents and personal injury. (more…)

KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HIRING A LAWYER AND MANAGING YOUR OWN PERSONAL INJURY CASE

If you’re filing a personal injury claim, you may find yourself deciding between managing your own case and hiring a lawyer. While some simple cases that don’t involve serious injuries may be possible to handle on your own, most of the time a law firm is the way to go. In this article, we’ll discuss a few key differences in handling a case yourself and hiring a lawyer. (more…)

CAR ACCIDENT MYTHS YOU SHOULDN’T BELIEVE: PART 1

Did you know that three million people are hurt in auto accidents each year in the United States? Hopefully, you’re never one of those people. But in the event of an accident, you should be prepared to handle what comes next. Unfortunately, from what to do after an accident to hiring a personal injury lawyer, there are a lot of myths that can lead people astray. So to help set the record straight, this two-part series is going to [...]

FAQ ABOUT PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Safety Administration, there were 4,976 deaths and 88,000 injuries from motorcycle accidents in 2015. Unfortunately, these motor vehicle accidents are too common and can often leave victims with expensive medical bills. Because insurance companies don’t always provide the coverage they should, it’s important to know how to handle a personal injury claim. Personal injury law is complex, so we’ve compiled a list of a few commonly asked questions about personal [...]