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Trucking Accidents

Like many of you, I’ve never been to a hockey game.  But despite that, we have much we can learn from the National Hockey League. You see.  The NHL has a concussion problem. The NHL’s most recognizable player is young star Sidney Crosby.  But last January, Sid the Kid took a high hit and sustained…

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Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board urged a complete ban on the use of cell phones while driving.  The Board has recommended that all states adopt a complete ban on the use of cell phones while driving — including texting and emailing — except in emergency situations.  It would include a ban on using phones even with hands-free…

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I’m sure most of us have heard studies complaining about America’s traffic and how much it costs Americans to sit in congestion.  While that’s bad, it’s not nearly the cost of car wrecks. Earlier this month, the American Automobile Association  (AAA) released a study, Crashes v. Congestion — What’s The Cost To Society?    The study found that…

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Since I have represented a number of people in trucking accidents, I’ve written here about a number of different dangers of trucking accidents. But this trucking accident danger  is new for me. Trucker Louis Holst and his wife had picked up a load that included 460 bee hives.  When his load became unstable, the truck toppled over,…

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I’m spending a little time today preparing for a jury trial in a couple of weeks, and due to some circumstances, it got me thinking about the things about a case that a jury doesn’t get to know.  These issues sometimes come up when talking to new clients. One of the common comments I hear is, “If the…

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Another wrong way wreck for Austin. Early this morning, Austin had its latest traffic fatality when a driver was driving the wrong way on Ben White Boulevard, resulting in a head-on collision with a Tombstone Pizza delivery truck.  A passenger in the wrong way vehicle was ejected from the vehicle and immediately killed.  The driver…

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As lawyers who routinely represent clients who are seriously injured in car wrecks, we’re always interested in new traffic safety laws.  And for that information, today is a big day.  For many of the laws passed during the last legislative session, today (September 1) is the effective date — the date the law actually starts…

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Tuesday morning, the Austin Police Department conducted an unusual sting — one designed to catch drivers who disregard traffic signals at rail road crossings. Sadly, Texas is at the top of the list for train wrecks, and the problem is increasing in Austin as the commuter trains move into downtown.  Last year there were 16…

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A mediation is a settlement conference led by a neutral third-party, the mediator. The mediator is often, but not always, a lawyer.  In Texas, most courts require you to go through a mediation before you can get a trial in your case. Generally, the mediation starts with an opening session where all the parties are present. In many cases,…

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