Auto accidents are always unfortunate and inconvenient, but they can be even more devastating if you are injured. If you are hurt during a collision, it is important to takes steps right away to support a potential legal claim. First, you should be skeptical of the initial offer that the insurance adjustor makes. These offers are often lower than the compensation you deserve. To gather evidence and build a viable case, follow these tips after you get into an accident.
Car accidents can cause a number of health problems and injuries, ranging from the relatively minor to the completely disabling. Some collision victims make the mistake of thinking that being able to get up and walk away from the crash site means they do not have to worry about injuries. If you were injured in a car crash, it is important for you to be aware that some serious conditions can begin showing up some time after the accident.
A lawsuit against Apple currently before a Texas court raises an important question about texting and driving: Do smartphone manufacturers have a duty to prevent you from texting while behind the wheel?
A minor car accident with a major build-up was caught on camera recently, helping police identify the individual at fault and putting him in handcuffs. The accident was caused by a driver experiencing some road rage, as he attempted to cut off the other vehicle.
During the summer months when children are on vacation from school, the likelihood that some of them will be spending more time behind the wheel increases. With that increase of driving frequency, the chance of an auto accident may also increase.
Negligence behind the wheel of a car can manifest itself in different ways. Any instance of driver negligence will involve a failure to observe a reasonable standard of care under the circumstances as they existed at the time of an accident.
Any Texas resident can tell you that the highways and roads of this state can be dangerous places. Although most drivers operate their vehicles with concern for their own safety, and that of their fellow drivers, the sad truth is that accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. Some of those accidents are caused by drivers that endanger others with their carelessness or errors behind the wheel.
All drivers in Texas have a legal duty to do everything possible to operate their vehicles safely on the road. This means, among other responsibilities, maintaining attention to the traffic conditions ahead, and reacting accordingly. Unfortunately, serious rear-end accidents are often caused by a driver's failure to maintain such attention.
One night last June, a North Texas teenager’s life was destroyed after he got in the back of a pickup truck driven by another teen who had been drinking. In a matter of seconds, the passenger’s life changed dramatically.
For most people, being the victim of a car crash even one time in life can be extremely traumatic. One time is enough to make a person hope that it never happens again. But for one Dallas area man, being a car accident victim seems to be a somewhat regular occurrence, despite the man not being on the road for any of them.