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Texas bill makes it harder for crash victims to sue trucking companies

Supporters say jurors are too kind to truck accident victims A recently passed bill that makes life harder on truck accident victims in Texas will go into effect on September 1, 2021. House Bill 19, which was approved on June 16, makes it more difficult for people seriously injured in crashes with big rigs, semi-trucks,...

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How dangerous are self-driving cars?

An experienced Fort Worth lawyer explains what you need to know to stay safe Self-driving cars have become increasingly common. Car manufacturers continue to create innovations that allow people to travel in cars without driving. However, such vehicles are not completely safe. Car accidents involving autonomous vehicles sometimes occur, resulting in serious injuries or even...

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How to read your Texas accident report

At some point in your life, you will probably experience a car accident. Accidents vary in severity and include everything from fender benders to the recent 130-car pileup on I-35W that killed 6 people and injured dozens more. No matter the type of accident, if someone was injured or more than $1,000 in property damage...

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What is a contingency fee and how does it work?

You see personal injury lawyer advertisements all the time on billboards, TV, and online that mention things like “No Recovery, No Fee!” or “If We Don’t Win, You Don’t Pay!” in reference to the law firm offering legal representation on a contingency fee basis. But what exactly is a contingency fee? Does it really benefit...

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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 expect when dealing with trucking companies after a truck accident

Operating a large commercial truck is not the same as operating a car. It requires a substantial amount of experience and skill. Even drivers who carry CDLs must use extra caution and stay attentive, sober and alert. The leading factors in truck crashes include: Unqualified drivers — These are drivers who are poorly trained, lack...

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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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Drowsy driving prevention tips

Fort Worth, TX asleep at the wheel accident attorney explains what you need to know Drivers need to stay awake and alert at all times on the road. Otherwise, they can end up causing a drowsy driving car accident. All it takes is a split second for a driver to close their eyes and cause...

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