Why Is Less Driving Leading to More Deaths?

There is a normal relationship between how many miles people drive and how many car accidents there are. For example, lower gas prices have long been associated with a rise in highway fatalities, because cheap gas means more driving. One of the few bright spots associated wit...

Motor Vehicle Death Rates Jump 20% During the Pandemic

COVID-19 has started to surge again across the US. As more states reinstate stay-at-home measures, one might think the lockdowns would lead to fewer people driving and therefore fewer deadly truck and car accidents. However, a report released by the National Safety Council (NSC) ...

Traffic Fatalities Decrease to Lowest Level Since 2014

National data released in October show that overall traffic fatalities in the US dropped for the third consecutive year and have reached the lowest levels since 2014. There were 36,096 fatalities on American roads in 2019, a decrease of 2 percent from the previous year. This is ...

New Data Shows Fewer Motor Vehicle Deaths in Texas

Texas roadways were less deadly in 2019, according to data from the Department of Transportation. In mid-2020, the department released its report on 2019 Texas Motor Vehicle Crash Facts, and it contains several pieces of good news about auto accidents.  Motor vehicle fatali...

Fatal Commercial Truck Accidents: Your Rights Explained

Due to their sheer size and nature, accidents involving commercial trucks are often fatal. If you’ve lost a loved one due to a crash with a commercial truck, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim for your loss in Texas. What Is a Wrongful Death Claim? A wrongful ...

Nearly Half the Children Killed in Car Crashes Are Improperly Restrained

Despite evolution in child safety seats and other vehicle safety equipment, car accidents remain the nation’s leading cause of death among children. One reason the fatality rate remains so high appears to be that children are frequently transported in vehicles without proper re...

What Damages Can I Seek in a Wrongful Death Claim?

The sudden loss of a loved one is shocking under any circumstance, but when the death results from the carelessness of someone else, the pain and anger are somehow magnified. In Texas, auto accidents and workplace accidents are the most frequent causes of accidental death, while ...

Top 4 Facts About Wrongful Death in Texas

There are simply no words and no actions that can ever truly console a family who lost a loved one in an unexpected way. That is even truer when the death was caused by someone else's negligent or reckless act. But the Texas legal system does give surviving family members a way t...

Crash Fatalities Involving Large Trucks On the Rise

Newly released data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) show an increase in fatal accidents involving large trucks across the U.S. Released in October 2019, the NHTSA’s 2018 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes analysis shows that while overall roadwa...

The 5 Deadliest Jobs in Texas

Despite the best efforts of workers and legislators to improve the safety of all occupations, fatal workplaces accidents continue to occur with regularity in Texas and around the country. Every year, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) compiles data on fatal occupational in...