Month: May 2015

A Closer Look At Austin Pedicab Accidents

Bicycle Accidents

A Closer Look At Austin Pedicab Accidents

Pedicab accidents are a growing concern in Austin. A pedicab is a 3-wheeled vehicle that operates much like a bicycle with a compartment on the back used to transport passengers. This mode of transportation is especially popular in some areas of town as a means for passengers to get home after a night out. Pedicabs […]

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May 28, 2015
Takata Airbag Injuries Prompt Massive Recall

Defective Products

Takata Airbag Injuries Prompt Massive Recall

Massive Recall. In a massive recall affecting up to 34 million vehicles in the United States, notices have been mailed to consumers for purposes of replacing what are believed to be defective driver side and passenger side airbags. The devices were manufactured by Takata, a Japanese supplier of airbags and seat belts. The airbags are […]

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May 27, 2015
Who Pays When An Uber Driver Causes An Accident?

Car Accident Information, Car Accidents, Insurance Questions and Issues Archives

Who Pays When An Uber Driver Causes An Accident?

Ridesharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, are becoming very popular in Austin and across Texas. Thousands of Austinites opt for an Uber ride instead of driving or taking a traditional cab service when they need to get to the airport or are planning a night out on the town. Although Uber and Lyft offer a convenient ride service that is certainly safer […]

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May 27, 2015
What is PIP Coverage?

Car Accident Information, Car Accidents, Insurance Questions and Issues Archives, Personal Injury Questions Archives

What is PIP Coverage?

Ever heard someone talk about “PIP”? PIP stands for Personal Injury Protection, and it is one of the least expensive but most valuable coverages you can purchase. Insurance companies are required to offer you PIP coverage but you can waive it if you want – DON’T! PIP can usually be purchased in increments of $2,500, […]

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May 26, 2015
Are Austin’s Pedestrians at Risk?

Pedestrian Accidents Archives

Are Austin’s Pedestrians at Risk?

The capital city of Austin, Texas, has a population of nearly 900,000, which means that on any given day its roadways are filled with people who are driving as well as pedestrians who are walking to their destinations. In the past few years, attention has become increasingly focused on those who walk due to the boom […]

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May 15, 2015
Fatal Truck Accidents on the Rise in Texas

Car Accidents, Truck Accidents Archives

Fatal Truck Accidents on the Rise in Texas

In an era where there are so many semi trucks, tractor-trailers and big rigs plying the highways of Texas, accidents involving them are becoming quite common. Sometimes the accident is caused by the truck driver’s active negligence while at other times it is due to lack of care by the trucking company (or passive negligence). […]

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May 15, 2015
I’ve Been Hit By An Uninsured Driver, Now What?

Car Accident Information, Car Accidents, Personal Injury Questions Archives

I’ve Been Hit By An Uninsured Driver, Now What?

The number of drivers in Austin without insurance is a staggering 14%. And the unfortunate reality is that if they’re not responsible enough to drive with mandatory insurance, they’re probably not going to pay much attention to other traffic laws either. This makes being involved in a collision with an uninsured driver in Austin a likely […]

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May 14, 2015
Distracted Driving Puts Everyone at Risk

Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Puts Everyone at Risk

We ordinarily think of distracted driving as cell phone use or texting at the wheel, but we’re all guilty of distracted driving in one form or another. We might be using a GPS, eating something or changing the radio station. Those are all forms of distracted driving. Austin has its own laws addressing this dangerous […]

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May 14, 2015
How a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Works

Wrongful Death

How a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Works

The term wrongful death is used to describe the untimely death of a person from causes that resulted from negligence or intentional harm that wouldn’t have otherwise occurred had the person not been subjected to that negligence or harm. Wrongful death claims can be brought in car accident cases and other types of personal injury […]

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May 14, 2015
When You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury Questions Archives

When You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury lawyers are the workhorses of the legal profession. They are called to duty when injuries are caused because of the carelessness of others and their singular focus is championing the rights of those who have been tragically injured at no fault of their own. There are many circumstances where you may need an Austin personal […]

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May 14, 2015

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