Category: Vehicle Wrecks

Winter Accidents

A bipartisan bill that would mandate underride sideguard rails on truck trailers to prevent vehicles from sliding under them is being vetted by Congress as it makes its way through the legislative process. The “Stop Underrides Act of 2017” would require underride guards to be placed on trailers and on the front of trucks; it […]

Hit-and-Run Accident

It’s difficult to prepare ourselves for the day we get in a car wreck. But the truth is, what you do the first few minutes after your accident has a disproportionate affect on how things will turn out for you. Here are a few standard hints to help you deal with damage to your car, […]

Talking On Cell Phone While Driving

Drivers know not to text and drive, but they still do. Now that Texas has legally outlawed it, it’s natural to wonder how effective a ban is. There is reliable evidence that states with texting bans are saving lives. Delaware was the first state to pass a no-texting law, which went into effect in 2005. Since […]

Winter Accidents

Around here, we don’t have much of a real winter. But you never know when nature’s “slippery frozen surprise” might come to call – even for a day.  Heck, back in ’59 we got almost six inches of snow just after Christmas. Still, unless you’re from a northern state, Houstonians are far from experts when […]

Distracted Driving

As of September 1, 2017, Texas motorists are now subject to a new set of rules on texting and driving. The Offense House Bill 62 created consequences for drivers who read, write, or send an electronic message from a portable wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. The Defense There are many defenses that […]

Houston Vehicle Accident Lawyer

People died on U.S. highways at an alarming rate in 2016. Traffic fatalities rose 6% that year, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), reaching an estimated 40,200 deaths, compared to 37,000 in 2015. It was the highest single jump in traffic deaths in over 50 years (since 1973-74). But surprisingly, deaths due to distracted […]

Social media

“Mobile uploads,” “hashtags,” and “checking in” have become part of our everyday vocabulary. Because of social media, our lives are more public than ever. This is—indeed—a double-edged sword. While you think you are updating your friends and family on the latest in your life, others may exploit the shared information and use it against you. […]

Self Driving Car

Self-driving or driverless cars are definitely on the horizon as some of the world’s largest manufacturers experiment with cars that reduce or eliminate the time that a car’s driver must actually drive. But will autonomous cars really reduce driver error and save lives? A self-driving system uses many technologies and sensors such as radar, laser […]

Distracted Driving: Texting While Driving

Texting while driving is a dangerous distraction – and as of September 1, 2017, it will be illegal in Texas. In May, Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a measure that bans driver texting and emailing while the vehicle is moving. This law expands the current law that prohibits texting in school zones. Texting while […]

Texas Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If you own a motorcycle, you’ve probably heard this statistic: People on motorcycles are 27 times more likely to die in a crash than other types of motorists. That’s an unsettling fact, to say the least, especially for those who regularly ride motorcycles or have loved ones that own motorcycles. Keeping motorcyclists safe requires the […]