Uninsured/Underinsured Auto Insurance Coverage: Do I Need It?

Buying auto insurance coverage can be confusing.  There are many different coverages that can be purchased under a single auto policy:  liability coverage (which pays the other person if you are at fault in an accident), collision coverage (which pays to repair your own car even if you are at fault), and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.  In Texas, you are only …

Airbag Recall Affecting Tens of Millions of Vehicles Is Expanded

The airbag recall involving car airbags manufactured by Takata and already affecting over 30 million vehicles has been expanded.  On May 4, Takata and the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a further expansion of the existing Takata airbag recall to include an additional 30-40 million vehicles for a total of 60-70 million affected cars.  This Takata recall …

Are Parents Liable for Their Teen Driver’s Auto Accident?

If you are the parent of a teen driver and your child is in an auto accident, you may wonder what kind of responsibility you as a parent may have to the other driver for your child’s auto accident. Under Texas law, parents can be held vicariously liable for the actions of their teen drivers under some circumstances, so carrying automobile …

Avoid an Accident: Texting while driving is like driving blindfolded.

Texting while driving can cause an accident. Would you ever agree to ride in a car with a blindfolded driver? That is the equivalent of what you are doing if you ride with a driver who is texting and driving. The Average Text Distraction Lasts 5 Seconds –Long Enough to Cause An Accident. According to a 285 page U.S. Department …

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month Kicks Off TV Ad: “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.”

The United States (U.S.) Department of Transportation’s (DOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have joined together to kick off the Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to NHTSA’s website, in 2014, 3,179 people were killed and an astounding 431,000 were injured in collisions involving distracted driving in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, …

Teen Dies in Car Accident in Northwest Tarrant County

The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department reported a fatality car accident Friday evening near Eagle Mountain Lake in Northwest Tarrant County.  A Fort Worth teen identified as 18 year old Connor Strouder, was killed Friday evening at a rural intersection near Eagle Mountain Lake around 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2016, when his vehicle was struck on the driver’s side at the intersection …

Fatality auto accident kills two families on U.S. 377 in Argyle, Texas

Two cars and four individuals were involved in a fatality auto accident on U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle on Saturday night, April 8, 2016 around 8:15 p.m., as traffic was diverted during an event at the Texas Motor Speedway.  All drivers and occupants of both vehicles were killed in the head-on collision.  Denton police are still investigating how the crash occurred. …

Protecting your Family from Drunk Drivers

While the work of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has brought forth increased legislation, helped to reduce drunk driving fatalities, and improved awareness across the nation, the danger of drunk driving still exists. Drunk drivers are still on the road, risking their lives and those of others who share the roadways with them. Those whose lives have been changed forever by the …

What you Need to Know about Distracted Driving This Holiday Season

In 2013, distracted driving resulted in 424, 000 injuries and 3,154 deaths in the United States. This sobering statistic not only alerts us to the dangers of distracted driving, but the need for continued awareness, education, and action against poor driving habits that lead to fatal consequences. Not many people realize that distracted driving is more than just taking your …