Are Truck Accident Lawsuits Gaining Steam?

The trucking industry has no shortage of problems these days. A long-standing shortage of qualified drivers is only getting worse. A changing economy has made it harder than ever to recruit people willing to be away from their families for days at a time. Perhaps most serious...

How Common Are Drunk Driving Fatalities?

How Common Are Drunk Driving Fatalities? The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is currently running a campaign designed to show people the seriousness of drunk driving. The campaign, “Faces of Drunk Driving,” attacks a problem that is more common than many people...

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

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,...

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) ...

What Factors Affect My Auto Insurance Rates?

Texas drivers are required to carry auto insurance. Additionally, every driver must have proof of coverage to show upon request by a law enforcement officer. The minimum amount of required coverage is often listed as 30/60/25 to protect you in the event of a car accident. Th...

How To Avoid Becoming a Traffic Statistic This Holiday Season

The holiday season has arrived, and if Thanksgiving showed us anything it’s that we can expect millions of Americans to continue traveling this year, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The nation’s roads could again see numerous accidents and fatalities during t...

Are Roadways More Dangerous Around Thanksgiving?

For many people, Thanksgiving is more than just a one-day holiday; it’s a great time to use vacation days and take a four- or five-day break from the stress of work. Often, people use the time to visit local bars and reconnect with friends and family who are back in town. This ...

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...