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Category: Auto Accidents

Pedestrian Safety: Avoiding Vehicle Collision

2013 saw an increase in auto-pedestrian fatalities. Whether you’re behind the wheel or crossing the street, there are precautions one can take to help prevent collisions between people and motor vehicles. Everyone is a Pedestrian The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that every seven minutes a pedestrian is injured in an auto-pedestrian accident. Any person walking near or across

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The Dangers of Distracted Driving

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than nine people are killed and over 1,000 people injured each day in car accidents that involved a distracted driver. With such startling numbers of distracted driving accidents, understanding distracted driving and the associated risk factors could mean the difference between life and death. Types of Distracted Driving Distracted driving can be broken down

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The Deadly Nature of Single-Vehicle Accidents

According to statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation, statewide in 2012, more than 1,300 people were killed in single-vehicle accidents in which the car left the road. While many people simply assume that single vehicle accidents are the fault of the drivers themselves – perhaps they were speeding, distracted by their cell phones, or they were inebriated. A closer examination

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How to Follow Up on a Vehicle Recall

The last couple of years have featured record numbers of vehicle recalls for a variety of reasons, many of them potentially dangerous and possibly deadly. A few years back, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) took some heat for being a bit too lenient on car makers when it came to safety recalls and they responded by streamlining the

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Soft Tissue Injuries and Auto Accidents

Among the more frequent injuries that result from motor vehicle accidents are soft tissue injuries. These can happen in any accident, including a low-impact accident. Many people believe that the extent of vehicle damage has a direct relationship to the extent of the injuries to the people inside, but even low-impact fender-benders can lead to serious soft-tissue injuries, including those that can

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Common Questions After a Corpus Christi Car Accident

Texas roadways are inherently dangerous, no matter where you go, whether it’s Dallas or Corpus Christi. According to recent statistics, more than 89,000 serious injuries occur due to vehicle accidents every year. A person is injured every two minutes 15 seconds in Texas and a person is killed about every other hour. In Corpus Christi alone, there are more than 6,800 accidents

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The Seriousness of Whiplash

Car accidents in Texas can result in a great number and types of injuries, but among the most common injuries are those to the neck and back. In particular, neck injuries commonly range from mild sprains to broken necks. However, the most common of these is known as whiplash, which is portrayed as something of a minor injury, but which can

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Going After Distracted Driving in Texas

Because distracted driving has become a serious problem across Texas and across the country, the Texas Legislature has added a new wrinkle to driver’s education courses that they hope will change the culture and bring awareness to the problem. Since September 1, any teenager who applies for a driver’s license will be required to take a one-hour course on distracted

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Train Accidents: More Common Than You Think

While the trains aren’t usually the first choice of commuters nationwide these days, they are still used to carry passengers and transport materials nationwide, as well as internationally to Canada and Mexico. Thousands of trains crisscross the State of Texas carrying all sorts of freight, including crude oil and natural gas, and they pass through large and small communities, creating

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What to Do After an Auto Accident in Texas

It is more likely than not that everyone reading this will be involved in a vehicle accident in Texas at some point. Not only are we a very large state with a lot of highways and long distances between cities and towns, but according to at least one study, Texas has the third-worst drivers in the country. The odds are against you

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