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Students critically injured after head-on collision

Car Accidents

Students critically injured after head-on collision

On Nov. 30, five Texas A&M students were severely injured in a head-on crash. The car accident happened along State Highway 105 in Montgomery County at about 8:30 p.m. while the students were all in a red Hyundai going westbound. When the driver of a pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction crossed the centerline […]

Trent Kelly
December 9, 2014
How does comparative fault work in Texas?

Car Accidents

How does comparative fault work in Texas?

Many things in life aren’t simple, and determining liability in car accidents is sometimes one of them. Although many people tend to think of car accidents as being the fault of either one person or another, there are often multiple at-fault parties and special liability rules apply in such cases. In-car accident cases, an individual who […]

Trent Kelly
December 1, 2014
Failure to maintain brakes a common cause of truck accidents

Truck Accidents Archives

Failure to maintain brakes a common cause of truck accidents

Texans who routinely pay attention to truck safety news know that the issue has been increasing in importance not only over the last several months but over the last several years as the number of fatal crashes involving large trucks across the state has increased. Truck accidents, of course, can happen for all kinds of […]

Trent Kelly
November 12, 2014
Report: surprising number of bicyclist accident victims intoxicated, don’t wear helmets

Bicycle Accidents

Report: surprising number of bicyclist accident victims intoxicated, don’t wear helmets

Among roadway safety advocates, it is a well known fact that bicycling has increased in popularity in recent years and that this has brought about a related increase in the number of accidents involving bicyclists. How much has the incidence of bicycle accidents increased? According to a recent Governors Highway Safety Association report, about 16 […]

Trent Kelly
October 29, 2014
Morgan upset over Walmart response in truck accident case

Truck Accidents Archives

Morgan upset over Walmart response in truck accident case

Readers may remember that actor-comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in a serious truck accident back in June on the New Jersey Turnpike. That accident left Morgan in serious condition, injured two others, and killed comedian James McNair. Morgan subsequently filed a personal injury lawsuit against Walmart for its negligence in contributing to the truck accident. […]

Trent Kelly
October 16, 2014
Fracking boom in Texas has increase highway fatalities

Truck Accidents Archives

Fracking boom in Texas has increase highway fatalities

Texas readers are aware of the increase in oil drilling in Texas, specifically with respect to hydraulic fracturing. Better known as “fracking,” the process involves the breaking apart of underground rock formations by hydraulically pressurized liquid in order to access oil deposits. As the industry has boomed in recent years, many Texans have seen an […]

Trent Kelly
October 1, 2014
iPhone update raises concerns about more distracted driving, walking

Distracted Driving, Pedestrian Accidents Archives

iPhone update raises concerns about more distracted driving, walking

Technology junkies already know that Apple plans to increase the size of new phones, making it easier for people to read text on their screens and utilize the content. The change is welcomed by many, but some have pointed out that the change could contribute to an already growing problem—distracted driving and distracted walking. Distracted […]

Trent Kelly
September 17, 2014
Work with experienced attorney to build strong personal injury case

Pedestrian Accidents Archives

Work with experienced attorney to build strong personal injury case

Pedestrian safety is an important issue in Texas, particularly given the fact that Texas is among the states with the greatest number of pedestrian traffic fatalities, according to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association. As school starts back up this fall and more child pedestrians are present on our roads once again, the issue of pedestrian […]

Trent Kelly
August 25, 2014
Police department claims improvements in attitude toward bicyclists

Bicycle Accidents

Police department claims improvements in attitude toward bicyclists

Bicycling is, for many Americans, a primary mode of transportation to and from work and a number of other destinations. With the increase in bicycling in recent years, though, concerns over traffic safety issues have arisen as it has become clear that there are challenges to motorists and bicyclists sharing the road. One of the […]

Trent Kelly
August 5, 2014
Drivers need to take responsibility for risks of distracted driving

Car Accidents, Distracted Driving

Drivers need to take responsibility for risks of distracted driving

A recent column in the Dallas Morning News provides a bit of a reflection on the frustrating reality of distracted driving in Texas. Readers surely all know that Texas has passed specific laws regulating the use of cell phones while driving. These rules include several categories of drivers. First of all, all drivers are banned […]

Trent Kelly
July 25, 2014