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Is Whiplash A Serious Car Accident Injury?

Car Accidents

Is Whiplash A Serious Car Accident Injury?

Even “minor” fender benders can bring about major ramifications. Over two million Americans will suffer “whiplash” injuries each year, causing persistent neck and upper back pain. One of the most common causes of whiplash injury is motor vehicle accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has estimated that rear-end collisions account for 6 percent […]

Trent Kelly
July 12, 2021
What to Do After a Drunk Driver Hits Your Car

Car Accidents

What to Do After a Drunk Driver Hits Your Car

Despite the dangers associated with drunk and intoxicated driving, some individuals still choose to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while they are under the influence of alcohol. Doing so is a surefire way for them to cause a motor vehicle collision. Because alcohol is a depressant, it slows down the functioning of […]

Trent Kelly
June 28, 2021
Drivers Who Run Red Lights

Car Accidents

Drivers Who Run Red Lights

Traffic signals exist to prevent accidents at intersections, and when drivers ignore red lights or other signals, they often cause serious accidents and injuries. Discuss your red light accident with an Austin car accident lawyer today.  When motor vehicle drivers run red lights at traffic intersections, they can cause serious accidents and injuries. Common red […]

Trent Kelly
April 26, 2021
What is an Underride Truck Accident?

Car Accidents, Truck Accidents Archives

What is an Underride Truck Accident?

Underride truck accidents can lead to serious injuries and damages for accident victims. If you have been injured in an underride truck accident due to a truck driver or trucking company’s carelessness or negligence, you may be in a position to file a claim or lawsuit against the negligent driver and/or the employer trucking company.  […]

Trent Kelly
February 22, 2021
Is the Rear Driver Always at Fault for an Accident?

Car Accidents

Is the Rear Driver Always at Fault for an Accident?

Although rear drivers are often responsible for collisions, it’s not always the case. If you sustained injuries in a rear-end accident caused by someone else, a knowledgeable Austin car accident lawyer could investigate your case and help you prove that the other driver was responsible for your accident. Rear-end traffic collisions can lead to serious […]

Trent Kelly
February 3, 2021
What To Do If You Are Hit By A Car While Walking

Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents Archives, Personal Injury

What To Do If You Are Hit By A Car While Walking

Pedestrians can be hit by motor vehicles even if they are taking all safety precautions, walking on the sidewalk, and only crossing at crosswalks with a walk signal. Always know what to do if this happens to you.    According to the CDC, 5,977 pedestrians were killed in US traffic crashes in 2017, which equates […]

Trent Kelly
November 30, 2020
7 Things Not to Say After a Car Accident

Car Accident Information, Car Accidents

7 Things Not to Say After a Car Accident

Car accidents usually happen quickly without much warning. They leave all involved parties shocked and caught off guard. Ultimately, this makes them vulnerable to saying things they wouldn’t usually say, or saying things that may inadvertently hurt their personal injury claim down the road. Being aware of what to say or what not to say […]

Trent Kelly
June 1, 2020
Distracted Driving Awareness Month Delayed though Risks Remain

Car Accidents, Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Awareness Month Delayed though Risks Remain

In previous years, the National Safety Council (NSC) has observed Distracting Driving Awareness Month in April. In 2020, the NSC announced it was postponing this awareness month until October due to the main focus of our population on the COVID-19 pandemic. While the specific educational programs planned by the NSC have been postponed, it is […]

Trent Kelly
April 13, 2020
Major Car Accident vs Minor Car Accident

Car Accident Information, Car Accidents, Personal Injury Questions Archives

Major Car Accident vs Minor Car Accident

What is a Minor Car Accident? A minor car accident is where no one gets hurt and low damage to the car, minor accidents may not be serious, some people think that a minor car accident would not be worth to claim. A major accident is a complete opposite, which involves injuries and serious damage. […]

Trent Kelly
January 27, 2020
The Safest Forms Of Transportation

Car Accidents, Personal Injury Questions Archives

The Safest Forms Of Transportation

Summer is upon us and many families will soon pack their bags and head off for a fun and relaxing vacation over the coming weeks and months.  The Austin personal injury attorneys at Terry & Kelly, PLLC understand that media coverage can impact the way many people think when considering the safest form of travel for […]

Trent Kelly
December 28, 2019