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Forbes: The Average Driver Files an Accident Claim Every 18 Years

According to car insurance statistics cited by Forbes, the average motorist will file a claim approximately once every 18 years. That means if you start driving at age 16, you will most likely be involved in some kind of collision by the time you turn 34. Also, over the course of your lifetime, you can expect to be in three to four car accidents. […]

By | April 24th, 2017|Accidents|0 Comments

Top 4 Causes of 18-Wheeler Wrecks and How to Avoid Them

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, large trucks can weigh up to 30 times more than passenger cars, and most fatalities that occur in truck collisions are occupants of passenger vehicles. Unfortunately, even if fatalities do not occur, debilitating injuries often do. […]

By | April 19th, 2017|Accidents|0 Comments

What Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month?

Thanks to the proliferation of smartphones, distracted driving has become an epidemic in the United States. In 2014, at least 3,179 people died in distraction-related collisions, and thousands more were injured. […]

By | April 7th, 2017|Accidents|0 Comments

Head-on Collision with Truck Kills 1, Injures 7

CBS DFW reports on a fatal crash involving an SUV, a small tanker truck, and a pickup truck. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the head-on collision occurred on US 380 and resulted in one fatality, though officials originally thought the accident had killed two people. […]

By | March 29th, 2017|Accidents|0 Comments

I Was in a Collision with an Uninsured Driver – Now What?

All car accidents are stressful, but when the at-fault driver does not have insurance, any victims face the possibility of falling into debt due to medical bills and lost income. Sadly, this scenario is alarmingly common in the United States. According to the Insurance Information Institute, approximately 1 in 8 motorists were uninsured in 2012. Although this number has declined in recent years, getting into a collision with an uninsured or underinsured driver is still a very real possibility. […]

By | March 27th, 2017|Accidents|0 Comments

4 Tips to Help You File a Successful Personal Injury Claim

Texas has one of the highest car accident rates in the United States. In 2015, a motor-vehicle collision injured one person about every two minutes, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Many of these victims faced financial hardship due to exorbitant medical bills and lost income. […]

By | March 20th, 2017|Accidents|0 Comments

Who May Be Liable for Damages after a Commercial Truck Crash?

In 2014, there were 3,978 buses and large trucks involved in fatal collisions, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The vast majority of these accidents were caused by driver errors such as speeding, tailgating, or drunk driving. […]

By | March 14th, 2017|Accidents|0 Comments

5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Getting in a Tractor-Trailer Wreck

It should come as no surprise that collisions with tractor-trailers can be devastating. Because of their weight, large trucks can do severe damage to passenger cars, and accidents between the two often result in fatalities. […]

By | March 13th, 2017|Accidents|0 Comments

6 Tips to Help Truck Drivers Stay Awake on Long Journeys

Heavy loads, unfamiliar roads, poor weather conditions – truck drivers face some challenging work conditions. Although commercial truckers tend to have more experience behind the wheel than other motorists, they are not immune to accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 342,000 trucks were involved in crashes in 2013, leading to 95,000 serious injuries and 3,964 deaths. […]

By | February 28th, 2017|Accidents|0 Comments

How to Avoid Accidents with Drunk, Distracted and Speeding Drivers

Fatal accident rates are on the rise in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, 40,200 people died in motor-vehicle crashes in 2016 – an increase of 6 percent compared to 2015. This is the first time the death tool has passed 40,000 since 2007. […]

By | February 21st, 2017|Accidents|0 Comments
 

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