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What are the common types of truck accidents

Proving negligence in Texas trucking cases When you're hit by a commercial truck, you have legal rights, but exercising those rights depends on proving the trucking company's negligence caused your injuries. Let's take a look at the most common types of truck accidents and the ways negligence contributes to each. Jackknife Truck Accident What it...

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What to do after a Texas hit-and-run accident

A hit-and-run car accident can happen at any time, without warning. One minute, everything seems to be fine. The next minute, a car has crashed into you. While you’re still trying to process what just happened, the driver is leaving the scene. Now what? Fort Worth car accident attorney Coby L. Wooten knows that a...

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Are Texas roads more dangerous in 2020?

The overall number of traffic fatalities have been on the decline over the last few years. In 2019, for example, Texas saw a 1.15 percent decrease in traffic fatalities from 2018. Yet, there were still 3,610 deaths and 256,338 injuries (15,843 of which were serious) statewide during that year. Out of those: 886 were caused...

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Texas car accident attorney explains how to identify reckless drivers and keep your distance

There is one thing that all reckless drivers have in common: they fail to recognize the consequences of dangerous driving habits. They also fail to use reasonable caution during unfavorable driving conditions, such as heavy traffic, road construction and inclement weather. Each year, thousands of injuries and deaths are linked to reckless driving. Yet, the...

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Distracted driving from truck drivers on the rise

Truck drivers are held to a high standard, but they still often engage in distracted driving. Just like other drivers, truck drivers have cellphones, GPS navigation systems, as well as other technology. In addition, many truck drivers multi-task while driving. This often includes eating and drinking, and filling out paperwork in order to save time....

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Why are pedestrian fatalities on the rise?

The overall number of traffic fatalities has dropped over the last few years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated a 1.2 percent decrease in 2019. Texas has also seen a consistent drop in traffic fatalities from 2016-2018, according to state data (2019 data isn't yet available). Pedestrian fatalities, on the other hand, have...

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How dangerous are Fort Worth intersections?

Crashes at intersections usually happen quickly and without warning. You could be stopped at a traffic light and be hit from behind by an inattentive driver. You could also be hit by a driver who runs a red light when you have the right-of-way. Traffic congestion often plays a role in intersection crashes. This is...

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