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Should Texas Go Hands-Free?

As Texans know, texting while driving is illegal in the state. The law that bans texting, emailing, or any electronic messaging while operating a motor vehicle was passed by the state legislature in 2017. Drivers in many areas of the state can still use hand-held cell phones to talk while driving, but that may be changing, too. [...]

Date: February 8, 2019 / Accident Attorney / Vehicle Wrecks
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Heeding Texas DPS Winter Weather Warnings

Those of us on the upper Texas Gulf Coast rarely experience extended periods of wintry cold and ice. But when we do get “sideswiped” by Old Man Winter, some of us refuse to alter our driving habits. So we ... Drive the speed limit (or faster) on ice-covered roads, losing control of our vehicle. If you drive the speed limi[...]

Date: February 4, 2019 / Accident Attorney / Safety Tips
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Observing Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week is November 4 – 11. Affirmed by Congress and other governmental and NGOs, it is sponsored by the American Sleep Foundation (ASF). This public awareness campaign reminds drivers about sleep safety, with emphasis on the perils encountered by those who insist on driving while sleep-deprived. It's go[...]

Date: November 8, 2018 / Accident Attorney / Safety Tips
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Terry Bryant Nominated as Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation

The the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant Firm is proud to announce that its founder, Terry Bryant, has been nominated as a Fellow to the Texas Bar Foundation. Mr. Bryant received his invitation from the foundation’s Board of Trustees in recognition of his “outstanding professional achievements” and his “dem[...]

Date: October 2, 2018 / Accident Attorney
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Aggressive Driving Study Places Texas in Top 5 – Is It Accurate?

According to the Smartphone app GasBuddy, Texas ranks as the 4th worst state when it comes to aggressive driving. Gas Buddy defines “aggressive driving” as: cutting other drivers off, hard braking (sudden stops), and sudden acceleration/speeding. Texas’ Department of Public Safety (DPS) includes those behaviors and a few [...]

Date: July 3, 2018 / Accident Attorney / Vehicle Wrecks
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Do You Have a Fireworks Safety Protocol?

The Fourth of July holiday is here. That means lots of flags, food, and fireworks.  But every July 4th, tens of thousands of people, many of them teens and young children, are injured when they celebrate with consumer-grade fireworks. Despite the dangers fireworks pose, few people actually grasp the associated risks such as fir[...]

Date: June 27, 2018 / Accident Attorney / Burn Injuries / Personal Injury
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Lowering Truck Driver Age Limits Could Prove Dangerous

The years-long debate on easing America's trucker shortage by allowing interstate 18-wheeler drivers under 21 has accelerated after a pair of Capitol Hill lawmakers introduced a bill in Congress. Known as the DRIVE Act, and sponsored by Congressmen Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.) and Trey Hollingsworth (R-Ind.), trucking Industry le[...]

Date: May 30, 2018 / Accident Attorney / Truck Accidents
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Furniture Tip-Overs

Just about any parent of a small child has either had to deal with a furniture tip-over which injured their youngster or has heard stories from their friends whose young kids caused a tip-over of a chest of drawers or giant television. These accidents can cause crush injuries that land children in the hospital – or worse. The[...]

Date: May 28, 2018 / Accident Attorney / Product Liability
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What All Drivers Can Do to Improve Motorcycle Safety

Once again, the National Safety Council is telling us that May is National Motorcycle Safety Month.  Its primary goal is to encourage driver awareness that they share the road with motorcyclists and they should drive with their safety in mind. Bikers need all the help they can get: According to the National Highway Traffic Safe[...]

Date: May 16, 2018 / Accident Attorney / Motorcycle Accidents / Vehicle Wrecks
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Bicycle Safety: How to Choose a Helmet

In 2016, a total of 835 U.S. bicyclists were killed in accidents involving a motor vehicle, and 51% of those riders were not wearing a helmet. Wearing a helmet is the most important thing bicyclists hitting Texas roads can do to protect themselves from a serious head injury or death. There are many factors to consider when choo[...]

Date: May 2, 2018 / Accident Attorney / Bicycle Accidents / Personal Injury