Driving on a Road

Ways to Protect Yourself Against an Uninsured Driver

Despite the requirement by every state for all drivers to have some form of insurance, not everyone chooses to obey the law. Cases where uninsured drivers are involved in accidents becomes difficult, because they do not have insurance to help pay for any claims against them. To protect yourself from such incidents, it is important to put safety measures in place that will protect …

Black Box Basics in the Trucking Industry

All you have to do is read the paper or watch the news to see that automobile accidents are happening every day. These accidents can vary from no damage or injuries to severe damage and fatalities. When these accidents involve semi trucks, they can have severe consequences. Many trucking accidents end up in court with each side trying to prove …

Common Teen Driving Distractions

Distracted driving is a growing problem in the United States, causing approximately 20% of all accidents. Each year, thousands of people are killed, and many more injured, in crashes caused by distracted driving. Eating, talking on the phone and texting all take your hands and mind off the important task of driving, but teens are at an increased risk due to …

5 New Advances in Auto Safety

As the years go by, we see more and more changes and advances occur where automobile safety is concerned. This is largely due to new technologies that begin with one manufacturer, and the rest usually follow suit. You will typically see auto safety features present themselves in a higher end vehicle but once awareness increases and the cost of the features decrease, they begin …

Personal Injury and the Dangers of Distracted Walking

Most people are aware of the dangers of distracted driving. Texting, cell phone use, and other activities that take your mind, eyes, and hands away from the task of driving have been shown to make you three times more likely to get in an accident. However, many people neglect the real and serious risk of distracted walking. Not paying attention …

Could Fitbit Data Help your Personal Injury Case?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved implantation of computer chips in humans back in 2004. The first versions, the size of a grain of rice, were designed to store basic medical information about the patient. Though these are not commonly used, other wearable monitoring devices such as Fitbit have become extremely popular. Courtrooms may see increased use of electronic …

Can Not Wearing My Seatbelt Affect My Personal Injury Case?

Vehicle passengers in Texas are, by law, required to wear seatbelts. Earlier this year, the Texas Supreme Court even ruled that if you fail to do this and sue or file an insurance claim, the amount of money you receive in a personal injury case may be reduced. The idea behind this is one of contributory negligence. If you were injured …

Drunk Driving and the 4th of July

According to the AARP, the 4th of July is one of the most dangerous days of the year to be on the road. It is second only to New Year’s Day for drunk driving deaths. As this information sinks in, realize that the statistic does not specify who was injured or killed during the accident. The drunk driver could have been killed, or an …