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Texas a dangerous state for pedestrian accidents

Pedestrian Accidents Archives

Texas a dangerous state for pedestrian accidents

Pedestrian accidents can occur anywhere, and they do, but there are certain places where they occur with greater frequency, like Texas. A recent report by the nonprofit National Complete streets Coalition found that the state of Texas ranked 10th on a list of the most dangerous states for pedestrians. According to the report, 4,200 pedestrians […]

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June 16, 2014
Trucker fatigue rears its ugly head, again

Truck Accidents Archives

Trucker fatigue rears its ugly head, again

Trucking safety is a top priority when it comes to the issue of making our roadways safer. A recent truck accident in New Jersey involving a famous comedian highlights this point well. The truck accident, which occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike on Sunday, left comedian Tracy Morgan and others with serious injuries, and one […]

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June 10, 2014
Conference addresses problem of distracted driving in Texas

Car Accidents, Distracted Driving

Conference addresses problem of distracted driving in Texas

With roughly 3,000 Texas dying every year due to roadway accidents, law enforcement officials and safety experts are continually attempting to come up with new strategies and efforts to increase traffic safety. Last month, San Antonio hosted what is known as the Traffic Safety Conference, which involves a collaboration of experts in transportation safety. The […]

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June 6, 2014
FMCA: electronic recording devices help prevent truck accidents

Truck Accidents Archives

FMCA: electronic recording devices help prevent truck accidents

According to a recent study by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration—the agency responsible for regulating the trucking industry—trucks equipped with electronic hours-or-service recorders may be a way for trucking companies to prevent crashes and contribute to greater roadway safety. Hours-of-service refers to regulations covering truck companies and drivers and aimed at ensuring truck drivers are […]

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May 30, 2014
Report: weather main factor in decreased motorcycle accidents

Motorcycle Accidents Archives

Report: weather main factor in decreased motorcycle accidents

According to a recent report by a nonprofit by the name of Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of motorcycle accidents in 2013 is expected to decrease by about 7 percent when compared with the year before. At first hearing, this sounds like a good thing—and it is—but it doesn’t really indicate any improvement in […]

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May 28, 2014
Study: electronic recording devices can prevent truck crashes

Truck Accidents Archives

Study: electronic recording devices can prevent truck crashes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently released the results of a study which found that the use of electronic hours-of-service recording devices can lower the risk of truck accidents. The study found that trucks equipped with such a device were 11.7 percent less likely to become involved in an accident. In addition, the crash […]

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May 23, 2014
Damages: an important aspect of motor vehicle accident litigation

Car Accidents, Truck Accidents Archives

Damages: an important aspect of motor vehicle accident litigation

Motor vehicle accidents can involve some pretty serious accidents, particularly when large vehicles are involved. When a large truck or other commercial vehicle crashes into smaller vehicles at high speeds, the costs can be great. Although sources do not tell us the extent of the injuries, a Jefferson County woman is reportedly suing for injuries […]

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May 7, 2014
Drunken driving deaths in Texas on the increase over last couple years

Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunken driving deaths in Texas on the increase over last couple years

Drunken Driving Deaths, Texas. According to recently released data from the Texas Department of Transportation, the state of Texas—which had the highest number of drunken driving fatalities in 2011 nationwide, reaching a total of 1,213 deaths—has reportedly experienced an increase in drunken driving deaths over the last couple of years. The most recent numbers show […]

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April 30, 2014
Another victim of drunk-driving accident dies

Drunk Driving Accidents

Another victim of drunk-driving accident dies

A drunk-driving accident in Austin last month that left several people dead and numerous others injured has reportedly resulted in a fourth death. The most recent death was an 18-year Fort Worth man who was injured after being run over by the driver, who was apparently attempting to escape police at the time.  The victim was […]

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April 22, 2014
Major bus accident investigated by NHTSA

Truck Accidents Archives

Major bus accident investigated by NHTSA

Texas readers may have heard about the major accident out in California involving a FedEx truck and a tour bus which left 10 people dead. The accident reportedly occurred when the FedEx driver went across the median and sideswiped a car and crashed into the bus. Following the collision, most of the students in the […]

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April 15, 2014

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