Posts Tagged ‘auto accident’

Auto Accidents: Austin Makes Another Top 10 List & Not In A Good Way

Austinites are proud of the many “Top 10” lists honoring our city.  Recently, Austin was named to another top 10 list, but this wasn’t a good one.  Men’s Health Magazine used a complicated formula to try and determine the safest and most dangerous cities in the country for driving.  According to them: We tabulated the rate of…

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Lesson From Cedar Park: Buy Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurance

Cedar Park made news earlier this week when the city declared that it’s adopting a zero tolerance policy towards uninsured motorists — every uninsured motorist stopped for a ticket or involved in an accident will now be given a citation instead of a warning.  While I applaud the efforts, I also wonder, “Why now?”  It shouldn’t be…

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AAA On The Cost Of Car Wrecks

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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APD Seeks To Reduce The Risks Of Distracted Driving

If you’ve read the blog regularly at all, you know that one of my pet topics is distracted driving.  We see distracted drivers causing unnecessary car wrecks and trucking wrecks and personal injuries on an almost weekly basis.  And police officers aren’t immune to the problem — in fact, the potential problem is worse for police…

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Car Wrecks: Good News And Bad News From The Legislature

Surprisingly, in the midst of the ever-looming budget battle, auto accident-related legislation has been front and center thise week. On the safety front, Texas is one-step closer to banning texting while driving.  A proposed texting while driving ban received preliminary approval from  the house yesterday.   The ban isn’t a full ban — it would prohibit drivers from texting while…

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Investigating Roll-Over Accidents

We’ve represented people in a number of roll-over accidents, and I have made several posts, many of which emphasize the undiscovered potential claims that arise in roll-over cases. Today, my friend Steve Lombardi, a Des Moines, Iowa personal injury lawyer, has a good blog post that talks about investigating roll-over accidents.  Steve’s post walks you…

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IH 35 Wrong Way Driver Kills A San Antonio Police Officer

If you’ve read this blog at all, you know that we closely follow stories about wrong way drivers because this is a phenomenon that seems like it should never happen, and yet it’s becoming routine. This morning, a San Antonio police officer, Officer Stephanie Brown, was tragically killed along I35 when a wrong way driver slammed his SUV…

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Roll-over Accidents — Recognizing Product Defect Claims

Last week, I wrote about the tragic story of Alex Brown, a teenager who was killed in a one-car collision when she was texting while driving.  She lost control of her car, and it eventually rolled over.  She was killed when she was ejected from the vehicle.  When I was watching the news story about…

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Another Austin Hit-and-Run Wreck! Is There a Potential Recovery?

This weekend, someone was seriously injured in a hit-and-run wreck on Nuckols Crossing Road.   The story on the wreck isn’t specific, but it appears that the victim was a pedestrian. A question we often get in pedestrian/hit-and-run driver wrecks is whether there is a way to make a recovery.  And the answer is, “maybe.”  Most…

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