Unsafe Vehicle Loophole Closed by Texas DMV

Unsafe Vehicle Loophole Closed by Texas DMV Temporary tags and 30-day permits have been misused to allow unsafe vehicles on Texas roadways. After taking steps to curtail fraudulent tags being issued by car dealers, the Texas DMV has now turned its attention to 30-day permits ...

Ride-Sharing Services Offer Pluses & Minuses

Ride-Sharing Services Offer Pluses & Minuses Texas was one of five states to receive a grant from the Governors Highway Safety Association to encourage ride-sharing services this holiday season. The grant is meant to help drivers make the decision to call an Uber rather t...

Impaired Drivers & Car Accidents

There’s no shortage of dangerous driving on Texas roadways. Car and truck accidents are an everyday reality in Dallas-Fort Worth. For the victims of those accidents, it’s important to understand the cause or causes that led to a crash. The Substances of Impairment Drun...

Child Seat Safety Needs a Booster Shot

The House of Representatives is introducing a bill aimed at improving booster seat safety. The Booster Seat Safety Act is primarily geared toward improving outcomes in side-on crashes. Existing regulations give the makers of booster seats too much latitude to ignore poor pe...

Auto Safety Authority Asleep at the Wheel?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is responsible for protecting the driving public through education, research, the creation of safety standards and the enforcement of existing rules. It is a key agency at the Department of Transportation when it comes t...

Reporting Rules After a Car Accident

Reporting Rules After a Car Accident Informing the local police department or sheriff’s office of your car accident is a legal requirement in Texas. That applies to any crash where someone was injured or killed, or if a vehicle was damaged too much to be driven away safely....

4 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Car Accident Attorney

4 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Car Accident Attorney When you need a personal injury attorney's help after an accident in Texas, you of course want to find someone who is experienced and trustworthy. But how do you really find out if a lawyer is a right fit for you and your ...

What Is PIP Coverage and Do I Need It in Texas?

What Is PIP Coverage and Do I Need It in Texas? In the aftermath of an accident, many victims face incredibly high medical bills, lost wages and other expenses. Having the proper insurance before an accident occurs is one of the keys to covering these expenses. Personal injury p...

What Is PIP Coverage and Do I Need It in Texas?

In the aftermath of an accident, many victims face incredibly high medical bills, lost wages and other expenses. Having the proper insurance before an accident occurs is one of the keys to covering these expenses. Personal injury protection (PIP) is one type of insuranc...

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...