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Why Is It Critical to Take Pictures After a Car Accident?

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Auto accidents in Texas may result in injuries, fatalities, and serious property damage. According to the state's Department of Transportation, in 2017, there were 14,299 injury accidents and 3721 deaths. While most people don't want to think about it, the reality is that we are at risk every time we get into a vehicle. Although traffic collisions are on the decline in Texas, it's still important to be prepared. Pictures provide important evidence in auto accident claims, and in some cases, they can help a Granbury car wreck lawyer prove the other driver's liability. Below, readers will learn more on...

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Consequences of a Hit-and-Run Truck Accident in Texas

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If you hit another vehicle, person or property and then speed off without exchanging information or rendering aid, then you have committed a hit-and-run. While some people intentionally flee the scene after being involved in a truck accident, other drivers are simply unaware they hit another person or their property. There are others that do not know they are committing a crime when they drive away from the scene of a truck accident. If you have been charged with a hit-and-run after a truck accident, you will need to develop a defense to the crime. Contact a Bedford Truck Accident...

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How to Prove Negligence in an Auto Accident

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According to the Texas Department of Transportation, over 17,000 people were seriously injured in an auto accident in 2017. If you were a victim of an accident, you deserve compensation. However, insurance companies aren't always willing to pay. If you hope to recover 100 percent of your losses, it is necessary to prove the other driver's negligence. No Doubt Liability If an accident results in serious damage to a vehicle, injury, or death, you are required by the Texas Transportation Code to immediately report it to the authorities. An investigation of the accident and a police report will follow. There are certain...

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What Happens if I Was Hit By a Drunk Driver?

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Drunk driving accidents are more common than many people realize. Approximately 29 people die as a result of alcohol-related car accidents every day in the United States alone. The numbers are staggering considering this is the type of accident that’s easily avoided. Unfortunately, not everyone asks for help getting home when they’ve been drinking. That’s a choice that puts everyone on the road in danger. If you’ve been hit by a drunk driver, you have options. Let our experienced attorney Brett Cain help you figure out which steps to take. Drunk Drivers are Negligent A drunk driver is a negligent driver....

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What is Modified Comparative Fault?

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If you’re hurt by someone else in an accident, you deserve to be compensated for your injury. It's an unwelcome surprise to have an insurance adjuster tell you they’re willing to pay for only 80% of your loss instead of 100%. The insurance company is allowed to make this type of offer because of the modified comparative fault law in Texas. What is modified comparative fault, or comparative negligence? In Texas, the amount you receive in a settlement can be reduced by up to 50% if your negligence contributed to the loss. For instance, if someone who ran a stop sign...

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How is Fault Determined in a Car Accident in Texas?

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Unfortunately, car accidents are very common and happen every single day. This is no exception in the state of Texas. If you have been involved in a collision, you may want to speak to an attorney to initiate a lawsuit, especially if you sustained a personal injury and your vehicle has suffered damages. It’s important to know how fault is determined in your state to be able to prove your case. Required Minimum Insurance Coverage in Texas Texas is one of the states that requires all drivers to buy auto insurance as per its financial responsibility law. Generally speaking, the minimum...

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Most Common Causes for Truck Accidents in Texas

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In 2017 data from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reported fatal truck accidents for the State of Texas. Although pickup trucks accounted for more accidents last year, the severity of injuries is much higher with large trucks. Pickup trucks – statewide 1303, rural routes 770, and urban streets 533 Semi-trailers - statewide 433, rural routes 284, and urban roads 49 Trucks – statewide 126, rural routes 62, and urban streets 64   At the end of 2016 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Fatality Analysis Reporting System(FARS) stated fatal crashes by vehicle configuration. Trucks were defined with a gross...

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5 Tips to Stay Safe on the Roads

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When you’re driving, you want to stay as safe on the road as possible. Unfortunately, it isn’t always possible to avoid an accident because unexpected things happen all the time. There may be a distracted driver sharing the road with you, another car may be speeding, there may be an obstruction on the road, or something else can occur. As a driver, you should always expect the unexpected while behind the wheel. Here are five tips for staying safe on the road. Avoid Driving Distracted Avoiding distractions while behind the wheel is key to staying safe on the road. Always pay...

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